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Welcome to the Official Website of the

2008 TSX Canadian National
Wheelchair Curling Championships
West Kildonan CC -  Winnipeg  March 25-29, 2008

BC defeat Ontario to repeat as Champions

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    On these pages you'll be able to:

see the results and follow the action from every draw

see photos of the teams Alberta - Atlantic - BC - Manitoba Host - Manitoba - N. Ontario - Nova Scotia - Ontario

discover the hosts - the West Kildonan Curling Club

recap the history of wheelchair curling in Canada

follow links to past Canadian Championships and other events

learn how you can become involved in wheelchair curling

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The Host Club

The host club is the West Kildonan Curling, a fully accessible curling club in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

During the summer of 1919 (in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) when times were tough, a meeting was held and arrangements were made with Kildonan Presbyterian Church to lease some land for a curling club.

Shares were sold to raise money to buy the (mostly second hand) building materials and mostly volunteers erected a three sheet curling rink.

The water was used from the Red River, put into barrels and hauled up the bank by horses and carried to the club. There were 40 members and all had to provide their own rocks.

The rink operated there for 14 years, then due to lack of street car service, it folded. Members still kept together and rented ice at the Civic and St. John’s Curling Club during the next fives seasons (just like it had began back in 1917-18 with two sheets at St. John’s and three sheets at Elmwood in 1918-1919).

In 1938 Hilton Grose, Vic Siddall, Harry Tait, Payson Bancroft, Harry Parker, Bill Scorer met to organize and build a club with three sheets on the site of the historic battle of Seven Oaks.

Later two more sheets were added giving the Club a five sheet rink, with artificial ice and gas heaters. The members were very proud of their “curling home” and it brought a sport of fun and friendship to a whole new level.

The club has come a long way from carrying water by horse, to using machines to scrape the ice. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the people who walk through its doors. They carry on a tradition of friendship and hard work that together make the West Kildonan Curling Club a place you call HOME!

In the past 10 years the WKCC has had its shed rebuilt and as of 2007 is pleased to announce it has added a fully accessible lift for curlers with disabilities, and started the Manitoba wheelchair curling program out of this facility. Also added were fully accessible washroom/change room facilities at ice level to accommodate players with physical needs.

The West Kildonan Curling club is proud to be at the forefront of support for sports events for persons with disabilities in
Manitoba.

The West Kildonan Curling Club welcomes you to this event'

 
       
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