Tickets went on sale on Tuesday for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts set to take place in Killarney January 10th-14th.

The community last hosted the provincial curling championship back in 2010.

Lots of volunteers are working to make sure this time around the Scotties is another success. “Thing are looking pretty good and we are very busy right now with everybody getting their plans in place” said host committee co-chair Donna Dowsett.

Right now the group has 120 volunteers and Dowsett says they will need another 80 people by the time January rolls around. “We need people to serve food and drinks, ticket takers and we have a hospitality section making sure volunteers are fed and the players have snacks and stuff like that.”

Workers are also needed for on ice duties such as cleaning the ice and timers.

Another area where people are needed is for billeting. “We don’t have enough hotel space in Killarney to host all the players, coaches, family members, fans and media so we need people to step up and offer people a place to stay.”

The host committee realizes January isn’t far away and there is a real push during October and November to make sure everything is in place. Ticket sales are another area the group is also promoting.

“Tickets went on sale this week and we can seat about 400 people per draw. If we get close to what we had for fan numbers in 2010 we will be quite happy” said Dowsett.

Right after New Years the Shamrock Centre will be converted from a hockey arena to the home of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Anyone interested in volunteering or should contact Kyla Urquhart at 204-523-1828.

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