Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Canadian Nationals begin in Edmonton March 21
The 8th Canadian National Wheelchair Curling Championships are due to begin at the Jasper Place CC in Edmonton Alberta on Monday March 21, running through Sunday March 27.
I have begun to receive emails asking whether the website and blog will be covering the event. As of today neither the CCA nor the organisers have contacted me about establishing a permanent record of the daily events as I have been doing since 2006.
National Championships involving 50 plus wheelchairs are expensive and a hassle to organise and I am sure that everyone involved is working hard to make the event itself a success. There is a Championship section on the CCA's website where you can download the draw schedule, and I am told they will also record the scores.
As for coverage here, I will do what I can with whatever information I can gather. You can help.
If you are on a participating team, please send me a team photo, preferably with your coach and in your provincial jackets, and give me the names and positions of the people in the photo. If you don't yet have a photo, at least send me the names and positions of the people on the team. If you can supply a sentence or two of biographical information, so much the better.
If you know someone who is competing, ask them if their team has sent me information.
If you are attending the event. email me any reports and impressions or anything you think may be of interest to a generally well-informed blog and website audience.
If you take photos of the event that you can share, upload them to dropulous.com and email me the link so I can access them. That is a better method than attaching them to an email. Please add names to photos.
The website has a fairly detailed archive of major wheelchair curling events going back to 2006, and with your help the Edmonton Championship can be added to it.
Any sport deserves a permanent record, something that has not always been considered a priority by those organizing it. It is not my record, it is your record. Until someone else steps up, I'll continue to do what I can, with your help.