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The Canadian Curling Association is a Canadian organization responsible for encouraging and facilitating growth and development of the sport of curling. The CCA is associated with more than a dozen provincial and territorial curling associations across the country. read more

Everest Funeral Package signs deal with Canadian Curling Association By PR Newswire Article Rating: September 22, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Reads: 200 HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced that Everest will be the title sponsor of the Canadian Senior Men's and Women's Curling Championships.To celebrate the new partnership, Everest, the first nationwide funeral planning and concierge service, today also unveiled plans for the Everest-Ferbey National Pro Am, a tournament designed to promote seniors curling across the country.  The three-year agreement begins with the 2015 edition of the Everest Canadian Seniors, scheduled for March 21 to 29 at the Thistle Curling Club in Edmonton, and continues with the 2016 Everest Canadian Seniors, March 19 to 27, in Digby, N.S."The Canadian Seniors has been a hugely popular event over the years, and we're pleased to welcome Everest to the CCA family as the title sponsor," said CCA Chief Executive Officer Greg Stremlaw. "We are thrilled to be the new title sponsor of the Canadian Seniors, starting with Edmonton 2015," said Everest CEO Mark Duffey. "It's an exciting time for seniors curling and Everest wants to be more than a sponsor of the championships; we want to be a partner in growing seniors curling in Canada. So we are honored to work together with Canadian Curling Hall-of-Famer Randy Ferbey to promote the sport through the Everest-Ferbey National Pro Am."The Everest-Ferbey National Pro Am will be launched in November. The first of its kind in Canada, this men's and women's senior tournament will be open to curlers of all skill levels, at all CCA curling centres. Participants will be eligible for weekly prizes and automatically entered into the national grand prize draw to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Everest Canadian Seniors in Edmonton and a chance to play against Ferbey, a Hall-of-Famer, six-time Tim Hortons Brier champion and four-time world champion. CIO, CTO & Developer Resources "I'm proud to be a partner with Everest in the Pro Am and I'm grateful to Everest for this initiative," Ferbey said. "By engaging senior curlers at all levels in this grassroots tournament we hope to help grow participation in curling centres all across the country."Ferbey will be touring the country visiting select curling centres to speak with local curlers and promote senior participation in the game.The Canadian Senior Men's Championship began in 1965 in Port Arthur, Ont. Since then, Manitoba has won a leading 11 titles. The Canadian Senior Women's Championship began in 1973 in Ottawa. Ontario has won a leading 10 crowns. The championships were conducted separately until being combined in 1985 in Yorkton, Sask.About the Canadian Curling AssociationThe Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in Canada. In cooperation with its Provincial and Territorial Member Associations from across Canada, the CCA provides programs and services to curlers ranging from the youngest 'little rocker' (age 7 and up), to those participating at ages 70 and over – and from aspiring Olympians to Canadians with special needs, coaches, curling facility operators, ice makers and officials. The CCA also oversees and provides the comprehensive management of the Season of Champions event portfolio; develops and administers the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) for Olympic qualification; and organizes and operates the championship system for Juniors (under 20), Seniors (over 50), Mixed, Women, Men, University and Wheelchair.About EverestEverest is the first nationwide funeral planning and concierge service. An independent consumer advocate, Everest is available to more than 25 million individuals across the United States and Canada. Its sole purpose is to provide information to consumers when they need to make informed choices about funeral-related issues. Serving as an impartial advocate, Everest is not a funeral home, nor does it sell funeral goods or services and does not receive commissions from funeral homes or other service providers in the funeral industry. Everest's proprietary PriceFinder℠planning tool and live 24/7 advisors provide the confidence needed when making difficult, emotional decisions and offers pre-planning and at-need services. MEDIA CONTACTS:Melissa Stevens[email protected] 713.419.0000Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147542 SOURCE Everest Published September 22, 2014 – Reads 200 Copyright © 2014 SYS-CON Media, Inc. — All Rights Reserved. Syndicated stories and blog feeds, all rights reserved by the author. Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. 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Capital One sponsors Canadian Curling Association Capital One Gains Title Sponsorship of Grand Slam of Curling Series TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Insight Sports Ltd. announced today that CapitalOne Financial Corporation has been awarded title sponsorship of the Grand Slamof Curling series in a multi-year agreement. As the property's title sponsor,Canada's premier "best on best" curling series has been renamed the CapitalOne Grand Slam of Curling. "Curling occupies a unique place in the Canadian spirit, as a sport itupholds a tradition of skill, strategy and sportsmanship. We're honoured toplay a role in continuing the sport's legacy," said Ian Cunningham, ChiefOperating Officer, Capital One Canada. "This is our first major sportingsponsorship, and it's only fitting that it connects us with one of ournation's most popular and distinctive sports." In addition to acquiring the title sponsorship to the Grand Slam ofCurling, Capital One's partnership includes the development of the Capital OneSchool of Rock community program. Held in conjunction with each individualCapital One Grand Slam of Curling event, the Capital One School of Rock is aninteractive grassroots clinic designed to give local students the opportunityto receive expert tips and advice from Canada's top players. "As an organization that is committed to supporting, developing andpromoting the sport of curling throughout Canada, Capital One is an idealpartner for the Grand Slam of Curling," said Kevin Albrecht, President andChief Executive Officer, Insight Sports Ltd. "Together with Capital One,Insight Sports is committed to working with World Curling Tour and the entireCanadian curling community to grow the Capital One Grand Slam of Curlingseries into one of the must-attend events on the national sports calendar." Held annually since 2001-02, the Capital One Grand Slam of Curling is aseries of eight premier men's and women's events that feature Canada's deepestand strongest curling fields. Among the top Canadian men's and women's skips who will compete in theCapital One Grand Slam of Curling events includes Canada's all-time leader inGrand Slam victories, Kevin Martin; four-time World Champion Randy Ferbey;two-time World Champion Colleen Jones; Olympic gold medallist Brad Gushue;Olympic bronze medallist Shannon Kleibrink; reigning World Champion GlennHoward; and two-time Tylenol Players' Champion Jennifer Jones. The Capital One Grand Slam of Curling events are closely tied to theCanadian Curling Association's qualifying process for the 2010 Olympic WinterGames in Vancouver. Through their performance in the Grand Slam events, rinkscan earn a significant amount of points towards securing a berth at the 2009Canadian Trials. "With the recent success of Canada on the international stage, the growthand popularity of curling in Canada is arguably at an all-time high," saidPaul Boutilier, President of the World Curling Players Association andExecutive Director of the World Curling Tour. "Capital One has a solid historyof supporting world-class sporting events and we are elated with theircommitment to this premier Canadian sport property." In 2007-08, CBC Sports will once again serve as the official televisionbroadcaster of the Capital One Grand Slam of Curling. As part of its exclusiveagreement, CBC Sports will carry live coverage of the semi-finals and finalsof the first three Capital One Grand Slam of Curling men's events. CBC Sportswill also broadcast the men's and women's finals of the Tylenol Players'Championship, the eighth and final Capital One Grand Slam of Curling event.Complete details around CBC's broadcasts and the full broadcast schedule forthe coming season are available at www.cbcsports.ca. The 2007-08 men's Capital One Grand Slam of Curling series kicks off withthe BDO Classic Canadian Open in Quebec City from November 28 to December 2.The second leg will take place from December 20 to 23 when Port Hawkesbury,Nova Scotia hosts The National. Saskatoon will host the third leg, the Mastersof Curling, from January 23 to 27. The 2007-08 women's Capital One Grand Slam of Curling series began withJennifer Jones capturing the Trail Appliances Autumn Gold Curling Classicevent in Calgary on October 9 and Shannon Kleibrink winning the Casinos ofWinnipeg tournament on October 22. The series' third and fourth legs includethe Wayden Transportation Ladies Classic event from November 16 to 19 inAbbotsford, B.C. and the Sobeys Slam in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia fromNovember 29 to December 2. The dates and location for the Tylenol Players' Championship, a jointmen's and women's Capital One Grand Slam of Curling event, will be announcedin the coming weeks. About Insight Sports Ltd. Insight Sports Ltd. is a leading sports media and entertainment companywhich creates and distributes sports and entertainment content across multipleplatforms, including broadcast television, DVD, on-line, mobile, in-arena andvideo on-demand. Insight Sports operates three specialty television networks: GOLTV Canada(www.goltv.ca), a 24-hour soccer network; WFN: World Fishing Network(www.wfn.tv), North America's only network devoted entirely to fishing; andGameTV (www.igametv.com), the only Canadian television network that givesviewers a chance to win great prizes every day, simply by tuning in. Thecompany owns and operates the Grand Slam of Curling, the most prestigiousevents on the World Curling Tour and Ford Major League Gaming Canada(www.mlgcanada.com), an affiliate of Major League Gaming and the largestorganized league and international sanctioning body for professional videogaming. Insight Sports also manages Wayne Gretzky's official website,www.gretzky.com and holds a significant interest in the NHL Network(www.nhlnetwork.ca), a 24-hour hockey channel. Aquila Productions Inc., a leader in sports television production, is awholly owned subsidiary of Insight Sports. Based in Toronto, the principalshareholders of Insight Sports include Larry Tanenbaum (Kilmer EnterprisesInc., a subsidiary of Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited) and MWI & Partners. Formore information see www.insightsports.com. About Capital One Located in Toronto, Ontario, Capital One has offered Canadian consumers arange of competitive MasterCard(R) credit cards since 1996, when the companyfirst introduced the Platinum MasterCard(R) in Canada. Capital One Canada is adivision of Capital One Bank, a subsidiary of Capital One FinancialCorporation of McLean, Virginia (NYSE: COF).For further information: Eric Michalko, Communications Manager, InsightSports Ltd., Phone: (416) 593-0915, ext. 253, Cell: (647) 669-0900, Email:emichalko@insightsports.com; Pam Girardo, Director, Communications, CapitalOne, Phone: (416) 549-2783, Email: pam.girardo@capitalone.com

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