Volunteers made Continental Cup a success
Wasn’t that a Party?
The 2013 WFG Continental Cup was a huge success on every level. Thirty hours of televised coverage gave Penticton great exposure on the world map. TSN scanned our great city with footage of the snow-covered hills, while discussing the great wineries in the valley. As rocks slid down the ice, Penticton’s logo was constantly caught by the camera.
The South Okanagan Events Centre and The Trade and Convention Centre were the hub of activity for five full days. It’s not surprising that Global Spectrum was the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award. The staff was phenomenal.
One of the biggest surprises and the busiest areas of the event was The Patch, which was in proximity to the curling event, pleased the organizers and filled the chairs to capacity. We were serenaded by some great bands, had some trivia games and a karaoke competition.
But let me tell you who was at the root of this success: the volunteers. I had the pleasure of working with some of the most dedicated individuals I have ever come in contact with. You gave one of your most precious resources: your time. In our lives, this is something we cannot create. An individual’s time is a very precious commodity. Your dedication provided the athletes an experience they will not soon forget. You are my inspiration. Thank you 2013 WFG Continental Cup volunteers. It was a pleasure to work with you. See you at the next event.
Around the House
The Penticton Western mixed open bonspiel is March 1 to 3 for $220 per team. This is the last bonspiel of the season for our club so sign up today as a single, couple or full team. Sure to be a great time. Come on down to our comfortable lounge and cheer on your local favourites. Last night of curling is March 15.
Kim Kirkham is the spokesperson for the Penticton Curling Club.