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Scotties still on Curling Canada schedule

Sports governing body cancels six upcoming championships, but six others, including the Scotties, are still scheduled to go ahead as planned.
Krista McCarville
Team Northern Ontario. From the Fort William Curling Club, in Thunder Bay, skip Krista McCarville call her shot in draw four action. (Curling Canada/Andrew Klaver)

THUNDER BAY – Curling Canada has cancelled six upcoming 2020-21 events, but the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Thunder Bay is still a go – for now.

The sport's governing body on Thursday dropped the axe on the Continental Cup in Oakville, the Canadian Under-18 championship in Timmins, Ont., the New Holland Canadian Junior championships in Fort McMurray, Alta, the Canadian Under 15 RockFest and the U Sports/Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championships.

Curling Canada said the status of the remaining Curling Canada, including the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, remains unchanged and no further information is available at this time.

The Scotties are scheduled for Feb. 20 to Feb. 28, 2021 at Fort William Gardens.

Under current restrictions, crowd sizes of more than 50 fans are not permitted. Local organizers have suggested if restrictions are still in place, they might ask Curling Canada for a one-year hosting delay. 

Leith Dunick

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