How sad it would be not to have curling venue; volunteer experience was great

I volunteered last week for the Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts and want to commend all the event organizers

Dear Editor,

I volunteered last week for the Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts and want to commend all the event organizers and everyone else, like me, who volunteered.

I have nothing to do with the curling club and don’t curl myself but do enjoy watching curling, and that is the reason I volunteered for the Scotties. I volunteered for a total of five shifts and got to spectate for four draws as well thanks to friends. I didn’t expect that I would have as much fun as I did in the end.

I met many people from town and from out of town and got to meet a couple of the curling teams and their families as well. Every day I reported for duty I was met with smiles from all the volunteers and the volunteer supervisors which really made me feel welcome.

I want to send a special thanks to Ken James who was the person I reported to every day as security personnel. No matter what way Ken was being pulled, he always smiled and was right there to answer questions and greet people when he was needed. All the organizers and volunteers went way above and beyond their duties sometimes pulling 12 hour shifts and again, there they were still smiling.

This event had all teams staying within the town generating revenue for the town, staying in hotels and eating at our restaurants. How sad it would be not to have a curling venue to be enjoyed not only by curlers but by the general public like me.

Kudos to everyone!

Kim Matthews,

Sylvan Lake

 

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