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Letter: Scotties Tournament of Hearts support rocked

Passing along my positive comments and gratitude regarding the Scotties Tournament of Hearts

I would like to pass along my positive comments and gratitude to some who helped with the Scotties Tournament of Hearts held in Penticton.

First off thanks to Curling Canada who not only rented the entire South Okanagan Events Centre and Penticton Trade and Convention Centre for 12 days, but moreso for entrusting Penticton to host this Canadian women’s championship. We hope you were impressed enough to consider coming back again.

Secondly, thanks to the City of Penticton staff and council for throwing their un-wavered support behind the bid to host this event. It takes many to make these events happen and your support was appreciated.

Thirdly, a big thanks to the organizing committee and all of the volunteers who worked countless hours to ensure that this event went off without any major hitches. We are a volunteer community that sometimes gets stretched, but the enthusiasm shown this week by you was top shelf.

As well, thanks to TSN who provided over 100 hours of coverage so those who could not make it had the chance to watch the games and witness vignettes of Penticton and area. Vic Rauter said it best one day on air when he said, “Sorry, Penticton, but the secret is out that this is a great place.”

Thanks to the SOEC and PTCC staff and management, who executed and ran the facilities with expertise and professionalism. Well done. And finally, thanks to everyone who attended either a game or two or just the HeartStop Lounge, your pride in Penticton was not unnoticed by all of the out of towners. More then once I heard, “I will be back.” That’s the positive you want to hear.

Great work Penticton, give yourselves a pat on the back.

Ken Lauzon

Penticton resident, business owner and manager for Food and Beverage for Curling and the Scotties Heart Stop Lounge

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