Curling championship lines up sponsors

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The Canadian Junior Curling Championship is coming to Queens County next year, and on Jan. 18 some major funding was announced to help host the tournament.

 

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Liverpool is hosting the 2014 championship, which takes place from Jan. 18 to 26.

The province of Nova Scotia is putting in $75,000 towards the tournament. Out of that investment though the economic impact is estimated at $3 million for the province, with $2 million of that going back into Queens County.

Also announced on Friday was the honourary chairman for the event, Jillian Mouzar. Mouzar is a Liverpool native and Canadian Junior champion herself. She was Skype'd into the event from her home in Toronto.

"It's an honour and really exciting for me to be chair," she said.

Mouzar is moving back to Liverpool next month, as plans to get involved with the organizing committee leading up to the 2014 championships.

The Region of Queens had previously committed $20,000 towards the tournament.

The tournament will be played at both Queens Place Emera Centre and the Liverpool Curling Club over the 10 days it is in Queens County. Around 140 teams, plus families, coaches and 2,000 spectators are expected for the tournament.

Organizations: Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool Curling Club

Geographic location: Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia Toronto

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