Located in the southwest corner of the Nova Scotia province, Digby has been nicknamed “The Scallop Capital of the World.”  Starting March 19th, Digby will also be known for hosting the 2011 World Financial Group (WFG)-sponsored Canadian Seniors Curling Cup.  Twelve men’s and women’s curling rinks will visit Digby to determine the seniors curling championships in Canada.

In alphabetical order of province and/or territory, here are the men’s competitors for the 2011 World Financial Group (WFG)-sponsored Canadian Senior’s Cup:

  • Alberta: Brad Hannah’s rink from the Saville Sports Centre in Edmonton
  • British Columbia: Greg McAulay’s rink from the Richmond Curling Club
  • Manitoba: Kelly Robertson’s rink from the Neepawa Curling Club
  • New Brunswick: Wade Blanchard’s rink from the Thistle Saint Andrews Curling Club from Saint John
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: Jeff Thomas’s rink from the RE/MAX Centre in St. John’s
  • Northern Ontario: Eric Harnden’s rink from the Sudbury Curling Club
  • Nova Scotia: Scott Saunders’s rink from the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax
  • Ontario: Guy Racette’s rink from the Royal Canadian Curling Club in Toronto
  • Prince Edward Island: Bill Hope’s rink from the Charlottetown & Cornwall Curling Club
  • Quebec: Robert Maclean’s rink from the Hudson Legion & Glenmore Curling Club in Montreal
  • Saskatchewan: Brad Heidt’s rink from the Kerrobert Curling Club
  • Yukon/Northwest Territories: George Hilderman’s rink from the Whitehorse Curling Club

The women’s teams competing in the 2011 World Financial Group (WFG)-sponsored Canadian Senior’s Cup:

  • Alberta: Diane Foster’s rink from the Acadia Recreation Complex in Calgary
  • British Columbia: Lynne Noble’s rink from the Quailcum & District Curling Club in Quailcum Beach
  • Manitoba: Deborah Popovic’s rink from the Fort Garry Curling Club in Winnipeg
  • New Brunswick: Heidi Hanlon’s rink from the Thistle Saint Andrews Curling Club from Saint John
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: Laura Phillip’s rink from the RE/MAX Centre in St. John’s
  • Northern Ontario: Barbara Ward’s rink from the Port Arthur Curling Club in Thunder Bay
  • Nova Scotia: Colleen Jones’s rink from the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax
  • Ontario: Joyce Potter’s rink from the Rideau Curling Club in Ottawa
  • Prince Edward Island: Sherren MacKinnon’s rink from the Montague Curling Club
  • Quebec: Odette Trudel’s rink from the Club de curling Trois-Rivieres
  • Saskatchewan: Delores Syrota’s rink from the Wadena Curling Club
  • Yukon/Northwest Territories: Sandy Penkala’s rink from the Yellowknife Curling Club.

Round Robin matches will take place at both the Digby Arena and the Digby Curling Club starting on March 19 and last through March 24.  Tie-breakers, semi finals and the finals start on March 25 and will be held in the Digby arena.  Keep reading wfgsports.com for all the latest 2011 World Financial Group  (WFG)-sponsored Seniors Curling Cup action.

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