Penticton will play host for the AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championships in 2023.
The city won the right on Friday, June 24, to host the provincial curling tournament, set for Feb. 28 to March 5.
In an announcement from the sport’s governing body, the Penticton Curling Club received praise for successfully staging the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2018.
The winners of the next year’s event will earn the right to represent B.C. at the National Mixed Curling Championships, scheduled for November 2023.
“There’s always a great deal of interest from across the province in hosting this event, because it attracts recreational, competitive and high-performance competitors,” said Lindsay Shannon, Curl BC’s administrative manager. “The Penticton Curling Club has a strong history in raising the bar anytime they host a championship. It made our decision to award the event to Penticton very easy.”
The event will feature an opening ceremony and live streams of all the action on the ice.
In 2022, the championship tournament was hosted by Kimberly. A total of 13 squads participated in the event, with Team Craig from the Victoria and Duncan curling clubs emerging victorious.
“The South Okanagan will put on a great show,” Shannon added. “Not only for the curlers and their families but also for fans from across BC who visit or watch through our live streaming services. I’m confident this will be an event remembered for years to come.”
Curling clubs across the province have until Dec. 28 to register for the event.