Here is an unforunate release that came out over the wire last week. Looks like one of Manitoba’s top events will not be happening this fall:Ã‚
It is with deep regret that the Manitoba Lotteries ($50,000.00) Wheat City Curling Classic scheduled to begin Thursday, October 19, 2006 at the Wheat City Curling Club in Brandon, Manitoba has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control. The Curling Committee believes very strongly in the positive purpose and intention of our annual event, however the possibility of not being able to fulfill our obligations to our curlers, sponsors and fans makes canceling this event the only responsible action.The leasing arrangements for the Golf and Curling Club have been terminated effective September 30, 2006 and the operation of our facility is being returned to the City of Brandon. While we have been told that the curling ice will be in place, there are no specific plans as of today and we felt it was a priority to notify the teams and sponsors of our decision to cancel.We hope in the wake of our decision that those who have made arrangements to attend the 2006 Wheat City Curling Classic can find a suitable bonspiel replacement for the October 20, 2006 weekend and we wish you well in this endeavour.
We believe the Wheat City Curling Classic has been a great success over the past 5 years and our Curling Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support.
Dick Scott, Chairman
2006 Manitoba Lotteries Wheat City Curling Classic