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2008 Canadian Mixed to Calgary, 2008 Canadian Seniors to Prince Albert

Thursday Jun 28 2007

JUne 28, 2007: From a CCA News Release

The Canadian Curling Association has finalized the Canadian championship schedule for the 2007-08 season by confirming the dates and sites for the 2008 Canadian Mixed and Canadian Seniors.
The Canadian Mixed will be held November 10-16, 2007 at the Calgary Curling Club while the Canadian Seniors will take place March 22-30, 2008 at the Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club.
Manitoba?s 2007 Mixed Champion team skipped by Reid Carruthers will compete in Calgary. Two players from the winning team will also represent Canada at the first World Mixed Doubles Championship, March 9-15 in Vierum?ki, Finland.
Manitoba has won a silver medal (David Hamblin) and two bronze medals (Terry McNamee, both times) at the Canadian Mixed in the last four years. However, the last Manitoba team to win the Canadian Mixed was Skipped by Jeff Stoughton in 1991.
Since the championship began in 1964, Manitoba has won only seven Canadian titles. They were won by Ernie Boushy (2), Barry Fry, Harold Tanasichuk, Jim Dunstone and Jeff Stoughton (2). Alberta and Saskatchewan lead all provinces with eight Mixed titles each
The Mixed, which began in 1964 in Toronto, brings together 12 teams representing the 10 provinces plus Yukon/Northwest Territories and Northern Ontario.
Manitoba?s representatives to the 2008 Canadian senior men?s and women?s curling championships will be determined in Manitoba championships to be played February 21-25 in Swan River (Mondetta Sr. Women) and Beausejour (Strathcona Sr. Men).
The 2007 Canadian Seniors were played in Trois-Rivi?res and Alberta swept both the men?s and women?s championships, led by skips Pat Ryan and Diane Foster. They will now represent Canada at the 2008 World Seniors in Finland.
Overall, Manitoba has won a leading 10 Canadian senior men?s titles since the championship began in 1965 in Port Arthur, Ontario. The last was won by Carl German in 2002.
Only one Manitoba Senior Women?s team has ever won the Canadian Senior title. That winning foursome was the Manitoba Curling and Sports Hall of Fame team skipped by Brandon?s Mabel Mitchell.
The finalized schedule for the 2007-08 Canadian and World Championships season is as follows.
(2008) Canadian Mixed, November 10-16, 2007, Calgary, AB
2007 Continental Cup, December 13-16, Medicine Hat, AB
2008 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors, February 3-10, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
2008 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, February 16-24, Regina, SK
2008 Strauss Canada Cup, February 26-March 2, Kamloops, BC
2008 World Juniors, March 1-9, ?stersund, Sweden
2008 Tim Hortons Brier, March 8-16, Winnipeg, MB
2008 World Seniors and Mixed Doubles, March 9-15, Vierum?ki, Finland
2008 Canadian Seniors, March 22-30, Prince Albert, SK
2008 Ford World Women?s, March 22-30, Vernon, BC
2008 World Men?s, April 5-13, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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