Minister Excited About World Junior Curling Coming To Liverpool

Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 08:15 AM

Nova Scotia's minister of communities, culture and heritage says it's a great tribute to Liverpool to host the World Junior Curling Championships in 2019.

The World Curling Federation and Curling Canada announced August 2 the men's and women's under-21 event would be held at Queens Place Emera Centre from February 17-24.

Leo Glavine says holding the event in Liverpool will get the community known around the world and has lingering tourism effects.

"Liverpool is rebuilding and rebounding from the loss of its major employer and I believe Liverpool will do a job here that will make people take a look at what this area has to offer."

The Nova Scotia government is contributing $100,000.

"It's big for the province and really our country to have the next generation of curlers come here and will display a first class level of curling."

Glavine says the commitment will go a long way to help the host committee prepare for the world championship.