Volunteers helping with the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships have a variety of tasks but one group is committed to safety and security.
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Allan LaRoque, Grant Webber, and Gary Davis are all part of the security team working on the curling championships. The team is made up of about 23 volunteers.
Grant Webber, a former RCMP officer, heads up the volunteer security group taking part in the championships. Webber is spending every day at the championships.
“I'm here every day and every night for the whole thing, so 15 hours every day,” says Webber.
Webber's team takes care of athlete protection, makes sure that only athletes get into the dressing rooms, does crowd control, and other tasks. The security team all wear bright yellow ball caps in case anyone needs them so they stand out in the crowd.
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“We have probably 23 volunteers on our team and we cover shifts from eight in the morning 'til they finish that night around ten o'clock,” says Webber.
Some of the volunteers are also former RCMP officers like Webber.
Webber says the championships have gone smoothly so far and the curling fans on the security team have gotten to take in many draws.