CBC SPORTS PARTNERS WITH CURLING CANADA TO BECOME CANADA’S HOME TO FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS THROUGH 2021/2022 SEASON

Oct 26, 2017

Five-year partnership officially begins Nov. 13 with CBC Sports’ coverage of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship

Partnership includes coverage of national championships in Mixed Curling, Mixed Doubles Curling, Wheelchair Curling, Seniors Curling and University and Collegiate Curling

CBC Sports and Curling Canada have reached an agreement that will see more coverage than ever before of five National Championship events made available through CBC Sports digital platforms in each of the next five seasons, beginning this winter. Live-streaming coverage of each event will be made available at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices, with select coverage available via broadcast on CBC. The five events included in the partnership are: the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship; the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship; the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship; the Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships; and the U Sports/Curling Canada University Curling Championships and Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association/Curling Canada Championships.

The first event to be covered by CBC Sports as part of this new partnership will be the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River, MB. Beginning Monday, Nov. 13 each draw will be available via live-streaming coverage at cbcsports.ca and on the CBC Sports app.

“CBC Sports is proud to be working with Curling Canada and excited to bring coverage of these national championship events available to Canadians as has never been done before,” said Greg Stremlaw, executive director, CBC Sports and general manager, Olympics. “CBC Sports recognizes the importance of bringing more attention to these disciplines and to the Canadian athletes competing in them at the country’s highest level. Without this partnership, these national championships likely would not be available to Canadians."

“We’re excited that these championship events will be getting more exposure than ever thanks to this exciting partnership,” said Katherine Henderson, chief executive officer, Curling Canada. “Fans across the country now have even more options to be able to watch their favourite sport, and the opportunity to perform before a broader audience will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the athletes.”

CBC Sports’ broadcast and streaming schedules have not yet been finalized, however, once available this information will be posted here. In the meantime, fans can set up calendar alerts to notify them of CBC Sports’ streaming coverage here and can follow the latest news from the curling world on the dedicated curling page at cbcsports.ca.

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About CBC Sports
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About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.

For more information, contact:
Simon Bassett, CBC
simon.bassett@cbc.ca
416-205-8533 (t); 416-988-1590 (m)

Al Cameron, Curling Canada
acameron@curling.ca
403-463-5500