St. John's, Nfld. will be hosting the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts.

"St. John's has been actively pursuing the Canadian Women's Curling Championship for the past five years," said Donna Duffett, director of the Canadian Curling Association, in a news release.

Duffett cited "strong community support, past successes and a very enthusiastic volunteer base" as reasons for awarding the tournament to the city.

The tournament will be held from Feb. 19-27 at the Mile One Stadium.

with files from Canadian Press