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The world’s best curling teams will be heading to Prince George, B.C., as the 2020 World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty Vitamins, takes over the CN Centre for nine days.

The 2020 World Women’s Championship is scheduled for March 14-22 in Prince George, with Team Canada battling 12 other countries for the gold medal.

For media requiring credentials, please apply on-line at  by no later than March 9, 2020. A week or so before the event, you will be sent a confirmation letter outlining the on-site accreditation procedures.

Those requesting credentials must also email a high-resolution mugshot of themselves to to make the on-site accreditation process easier.

Please note:On-ice photographers will be required to wear black clothing and shoes and restrict themselves to designated shooting areas during the games. There will be no exceptions to this guideline. CLICK HERE to review photography guidelines.

A limited number of rooms at the Ramada Hotel Downtown Prince George is being held for media looking for accommodation during the 2020 World Women’s Curling Championship. Those needing accommodation need to book their rooms as soon as possible as space is extremely limited. Contact Donna Gillis (778-281-2028, to arrange for accommodation.

The 2020 World Women’s Championship will feature a 13-team field and a six-team playoff format; the top two teams from the round robin will go straight to the semifinals, while the third- through sixth-place teams will play in the quarter-finals. Additionally, there will be no tiebreakers. Ties for playoff spots will be broken through head-to-head round-robin results first, followed by pre-game Last Shot Draw results.

For ticket and other event information about the 2020 World Women’s Championship, visit

TSN/TSN2 (RDS2 in French), the exclusive television network for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide complete coverage of all of Canada’s games, as well as all playoff rounds, at the 2020 World Women’s Curling Championship.


For further information:

Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
(403) 463-5500

Kyle Jahns
Manager, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 204-803-8221

Cameron MacAllister
Head of Media
World Curling Federation

Two fourth place finishes for Canada at Youth Olympic Winter Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Pairs skaters Brooke McIntosh of Toronto and Brandon Toste of Mississauga, Ont. and men’s entry Aleksa Rakic of Burnaby, B.C., finished fourth in figure skating action Sunday at the Youth Olympic Winter Games.

In pairs, McIntosh and Toste, Canada’s number-two junior team, climbed to fourth overall with a personal best 146.15 points. They were fifth after Friday’s short program.

‘’We’ve been training really hard leading into this moment,’’ said Toste, 17. ‘’We definitely wanted to move up in the standings. We adjusted some elements to make our overall program better and despite a shaky warm-up were able to nail those elements.’’

Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov led Russia to a 1-2 finish with 199.21 followed by Diana Mukhametzianova and Ilya Mironov at 175.42. Alina Butaeva and Luka Berulava of Georgia were third at 157.29.

In men’s competition, Yuma Kagiyama of Japan soared ahead of two Russians to take the gold with 239.17. Andrei Mozalev of Russia was second at 237.94 and his compatriot Daniil Samsonov third at 215.21.

Rakic remained in fourth spot with a personal best 205.23.

‘’I feel great with how I skated and that I was able to show my abilities,’’ said Rakic, 15, the 2019 national junior champion. ‘’I didn’t think about the possibility of a podium and just focused on myself and nothing else. I stayed calm and didn’t get ahead of myself.’’

Competition continues Monday with the free dance and women’s free skate.

Full results: Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Victoria, B.C. – They come from radically different worlds, but they all have a shared trait in that they have been successful in their journeys.

During the 2020 Sport for Life Canadian Summit in Gatineau, three powerful female leaders will come together to discuss their lived experiences, talk about their identities, and share what they needed to become successful. This session “Stories of Success: A Co-Creation session on participant-centred experiences”, will highlight the intersectionality of who we are and showcase the diversity of the participants who we need to be planning for and supporting in our system. 

The session will feature Cindy Ouellet, a Paralympian in two sports who identifies as gay; Joy SpearChief-Morris, an Indigenous Black Canadian 100-metre hurdler with sights set on competing for Team Canada at the 2020 Olympics; and Zoe Robinson, a former NSO CEO who is a transgender female. The session will be moderated by Sport for Life’s Director of Operations and Special Projects, Andrea Carey, and will engage the audience in exploring how we can intentionally plan for the success of a participant-centred approach.

“Our system has many strains on it, and it feels like we sometimes forget why we are all really here: to create the spaces, places and opportunities for people to thrive. This session will showcase the experiences of three remarkable women who are all on unique journeys, with diverse needs, and explore how we put them at the centre of all that we do” said Carey.

“From there, delegates will co-create a list of principles that we will take forward to keep us grounded around how we put the participant first. The goal is a new way forward, a culture shift in how we think about those at the core of what we do.”

This panel is hosted by Respect Group, an organization that aims to end abuse and bullying in sport. To check out the program or register, visit For more information contact Summit coordinator Claudine Gilbert at

We would like to recognize and thank our Summit partners:

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Dec. 10, 2019 – Winnipeg, MB – Sport Manitoba Performance will host Manitoba’s only para-sport testing combine this Saturday, Dec. 14 from 1–3 p.m. at Sport Manitoba. This free combine will give participants the baseline knowledge necessary to improve their overall fitness and performance.

“This combine is a big part of how we aim to develop athletes and make sport accessible in our diverse sport community,” said Sport Manitoba President & CEO Jeff Hnatiuk. “It will serve as an important opportunity for para-sport athletes to test themselves and discover how they can achieve their athletic, health and fitness goals.”

Some of the testing drills include:

“We want to increase accessible training and kick-start our para-fitness and para-performance services,” said Sport Manitoba Sport Performance Specialist Neal Prokop. “These services are being implemented to provide a premiere training facility for all individuals to improve strength and conditioning. We believe these services will encourage participation in the variety of para-sports available through our sport partners and provincial sport organizations.”

Sport Manitoba Performance’s para-fitness and para-performance programs are set to launch in 2020.

“As a para-athlete myself, I know how physical activity and sports helped me to see beyond my limitations and focus more on what I can still do,” said Sport Manitoba Para-Strength Coach Art Monforte. “During this combine, the participants will have an opportunity to test their overall body strength, power, speed and agility. I hope para-athletes and individuals take advantage of this event, not just to test their skills, but to spend time together sharing experiences and motivating each other.”

The combine is open to those of any level or age who are interested in trying para-fitness or para-sport exercises. Each station is optional and can be modified to suit the individual’s needs. Those interested in participating can register for free by emailing


Sport Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located at 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in the province and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba HydroSport Manitoba CoachingTeam ManitobaManitoba Sports Hall of FameFit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Manitoba ClinicSport Manitoba PerformanceSport Manitoba Fitness Centre, and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.
For more information, please contact:

Sam Cortes
Communications Coordinator, Sport Manitoba
Office: 204-925-5614
Cell: 204-290-7630

Canada Soccer – Alphonso Davies and Ashley Lawrence named Canada Soccer Players of the Month
November 2019

Alphonso Davies and Ashley Lawrence have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for November 2019. Davies and Lawrence starred for both club and country during the month, with Davies at FC Bayern Munich in Germany and Lawrence at Paris Saint-Germain FC in France.

Davies started at left back in all six matches for Bayern during the month of November, including back-to-back wins in UEFA Champions League as the German club clinched first place in Group B and earned a spot in the Round of 16.

In France, Lawrence started two of three matches as Paris Saint-Germain maintained second place in the league table. During the international window, she recorded two assists in a 3:0 win over New Zealand, including the Christine Sinclair winner in the first half.

This marks the second time Lawrence wins Player of the Month honours this year, having previously capped the honour in June after the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

During the month of November, Jonathan David continued his hot streak as he scored in three successive league matches and helped KAA Gent qualify for the next round of UEFA Europa League. From January through November, David has scored 28 goals for club and country. Sinclair, meanwhile, scored her 183rd international goal, just two back of setting a new world record. She will have a chance to set the record at the upcoming 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in January and February.

Forge FC Hamilton, meanwhile, won the inaugural Canadian Premier League Championship across a two-leg series with Cavalry FC, with captain Kyle Bekker lifting the North Star Shield. At the end of the season, the CPL Awards Banquet honoured Winnipeg’s Marco Bustos (Player of the Year, Best Canadian U-21 Player, Golden Boot), Calgary’s Marco Carducci (Golden Glove), and Calgary’s Tommy Wheeldon, Jr. (Coach of the Year).

November 2019 – Alphonso Davies and Ashley Lawrence
October 2019 – Stephanie Labbé and Samuel Piette
September 2019 – Janine Beckie and Jonathan David
August 2019 – Maxime Crépeau and Sabrina D’Angelo
July 2019 – Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair, Samuel Charron
June 2019 – Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence

Brad Fougere

Corporate Communications | Communications corporatives
m. +1 613.299.1587 Richard Scott
National Teams Program | Programme de l’équipe nationale
m. +1 613.818.0305

Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame – SPORT + SPIRIT NEWS
Happy Holidays!
As 2019 comes to a close, we ask you to consider making a donation to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s National Education Programs so we can continue to deliver the incredible stories of our Hall of Famers and their valuable life lessons that go well beyond sport to students across the country.
The funds raised will be used to continue to build Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s education programs. Whether it’s our Beyond the Win – Hall of Famers on Tour assembly-style, in-school presentations, our Virtual Visits that connect us with schools via video conferencing, or our In-House Programs, all of our education programs feature Hall of Famers who have reached the pinnacle of their careers and are going “beyond their wins” to return value to their communities. We are teaching youth that performance is more than strength, speed and agility – it’s integrity, empathy and optimism. We demonstrate that sport is a critical backbone for diversity, inclusion and accessibility and when it comes to our shared values, sport speaks for all of us.
At our 64th Induction Festival, David Arrigo created an original painting of our Class of 2019, Alexandre Bilodeau, Colette Bourgonje, Martin Brodeur, Jayna Hefford, Waneek Horn-Miller, Vicki Keith, Guylaine Bernier and Doug Mitchell, that was meant to be auctioned off that evening with all proceeds going to support our education programs. Due to time constraints, we were unable to host the live auction and we would like to present an online auction for this one-of-a-kind painting signed by all eight Class of 2019 Inductees!
The painting would be great for corporate offices and if you are the successful bidder, we are pleased to include two complimentary tickets (valued at $2,500) to attend the 65th Induction Festival on October 21, 2020 in Toronto (excluding airfare and accommodations)!
Please email your bids to Marnie at by December 20, 2019.
This is one of two ways in which you can support our education programs. You can also donate online or, if you prefer, you can call 403.776.1083 to speak with our team directly. A tax receipt will be issued for donations greater than $20. We greatly appreciate your support.
New Exhibit
As part of our 64th Induction Festival, we unveiled our brand new Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military 2D exhibit in partnership with the Military Museums of Calgary. This is a bilingual pop-up travelling exhibit sponsored by Canada Company and AMJ Campbell representing fourteen sports played by military teams and athletes from the 1880s to the present day. It also includes sections about the Soldier On program and the origins of the Paralympic Games and Invictus Games.
We, at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, endeavor to have our activations and exhibits reach communities across the country. The Leaderpost wrote a great article highlighting a few of the great stories included in this travelling exhibit.
Along with our new Order of Sport initiative, we have created Order of Sport social media pages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram where we can celebrate our Sport + Spirit Champions! Make sure to follow, like and share with your networks.
In case you missed them or want to watch them again, the Class of 2019 Inductee vignettes are posted on the Order of Sport social media channels. Yet another remarkable and inspiring group of Inductees! You can also watch them on
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
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Calgary, AB T3B 6B7
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Equestrian Canada – Ottawa, ON, Dec. 4, 2019 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that Jenny Carol, Founder and President of the National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC), has been selected as the recipient of the November 2019 Dressage Volunteer of the Month Award.

Not only is Carol a tireless champion for youth and ponies, but she has also been a wonderful dressage ambassador as she travelled to various shows across Canada encouraging pony owners and youth to give dressage a try. During the 2019 season, Carol and her daughter, Claire Jansen, brought their beautiful NDPC display tent to both the Ottawa Dressage Festival in Ottawa, ON, and the BC Dressage Championships in Vancouver, BC. Both competitions greatly appreciated their participation in and dedication to promoting pony dressage.

Carol published photos from both these competitions on NDPC’s social media platforms and, in so doing, helped bolster awareness of Canadian dressage activities. At the Ottawa Dressage Festival, in addition to promoting ponies and youth dressage, she kindly offered to sell raffle tickets and collect donations in support of EC’s Dressage Youth Development Fund.

EC thanks Carol for her dedication and volunteer efforts in service of youth and ponies, and for helping to promote dressage competitions nationwide.

If you know of a volunteer who deserves recognition, nominations are quick and easy through the EC website. Nominations for the award are accepted until the 20th day of each month, making December 20th the next deadline to submit the name of a volunteer who has made a difference to the sport of dressage. Questions and comments on the Dressage Volunteer of the Month Award can be directed to Christine Peters at

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PHOTO – Jenny Carol, Founder and President of the National Dressage Pony Cup, was awarded the title of November 2019 Dressage Volunteer of the Month in recognition of her tireless efforts promoting dressage for youth and ponies.

PHOTO CREDIT – Courtesy of Jenny Carol

EC Media Contact / Personne-ressource de CE pour les médias : Jessie Christie

Football Canada – TACKLE RULE BOOK: 
Football Canada is currently accepting rule change proposals for the Canadian Amateur Tackle Football Rule Book, which can be made through the forms available below.
Included in this year’s process is the continuation of the development of the safety section. We invite the community to submit current rules that they feel should be housed within the safety section of the rulebook for the upcoming calendar year. This section will be strictly enforced and cannot be subject to modifications.
Please be advised that all proposed rule changes for the 2020-2021 calendar year must be submitted to the Football Canada office by December 31, 2019.
Submit to:
Aaron Geisler, Director of Sport
These proposed changes will be reviewed by the rules committee. All adopted changes will be added as amendments in the current Canadian Amateur Tackle Rule Book for the 2020 season. 
Note: The Football Canada Rules’ Committee respectfully requests that all rule change proposals be submitted to Football Canada through your provincial amateur football association or provincial officials’ association.


Football Canada is currently accepting rule change proposals for the Canadian Amateur Non-Contact Football Rule Book, which can be made through the forms available below.
Included in this year’s process is the continuation of the development of the safety section. We invite the community to submit current rules that they feel should be housed within the safety section of the rulebook for the upcoming calendar year. This section will be strictly enforced and cannot be subject to modifications.
Please be advised that all proposed rule changes for the 2020-2021 calendar year must be submitted to the Football Canada office by December 31, 2019.
Submit to:
Aaron Geisler, Director of Sport
These proposed changes will be reviewed by the rules committee. All adopted changes will be added as amendments in the current Canadian Amateur Non-Contact Rule Book for the 2020 season. 

Note: The Football Canada Non-Contact Rules’ Committee respectfully requests that all rule change proposals be submitted to Football Canada through your provincial amateur football association or provincial officials’ association.

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Download the rule change proposal form here. 

Download the safety section proposal form here. 

About Football Canada


Established in 1884, Football Canada is the national governing body of amateur football in Canada and a proud member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Working closely with the provincial football associations, we develop programs and resources for players, coaches, officials in the three disciplines of Tackle, Flag and Touch Football. Football Canada’s vision statement is “from playground to stadium” where players can participate in the game of football throughout a lifetime recreationally, competitively and internationally. 
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2020 Canadian Ringette Championships – December 3, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) ….There are several different ways for businesses, organizations and individuals to support this dynamic sport when the 2020 Canadian Ringette Championships come to Ottawa next April.

The 2020 event, which runs April 5-11, will be the 42nd national championships for the sport.  It will see over 40 teams from across the country competing in three divisions – Under16, Under19 and the National Ringette League (NRL) division (19+). It is expected the event will bring over 3000 visitors to the region. The 2020 championships will be held at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, the Richcraft Sensplex, and the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, with the gold medal games at TD Place.

Ringette has over 31,000 players on nearly 2,000 teams across Canada. Another 1,500 officials and nearly 8000 coaches are also involved, not to mention thousands of parents and families who are actively engaged with the sport. The 2020 event is being hosted by the City of Ottawa Ringette Association (CORA), with tremendous involvement from the other ringette associations across Ottawa, Gatineau and Eastern Ontario.

Co-Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Ed O’Connor, and his Marketing team have identified several ways that businesses, organizations and individuals from across the region, and indeed across the country can show their support for this fast-paced game. “This is really the pinnacle event for Ringette players from across Canada, and we want to give everyone, along with their parents and families, a fabulous experience in our Nation’s Capital. We are looking for the traditional sponsor support from businesses, but also opening up the Name of the Game opportunity and GoFundMe page as ways that anyone can contribute to making these championships a success.”

Canada’s national Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) is thrilled to be partnering with Ringette Canada to help promote both the sport of ringette and the Championships, as well as to provide key resources to participants. SIRC’s Manager, Programs and Operations, Kim Gurtler immediately saw the potential of partnering with CRC2020 as an opportunity to engage with the sport community and to spread the word on concussion prevention and management, especially with regards to women and girls in sport. “Ringette is a leader when it comes to the management of concussions in sport.  SIRC is excited to work with CRC to continue to promote safe sport and to highlight its concussion prevention and management best practices.”

Three ways to Get involved in CRC2020

Sponsor program

There is a range of sponsorship options for Business, organizations or individuals who would like to either sponsor or donate value-in-kind (VIK). To gain the highest visibility throughout the championships and find out more, email 

Name of the Game Sponsor

Each of the over 150 Ringette Games will be have a ‘presented by’ feature. At just $100/game, it is a great way to become involved in the championships. You can sign up now at 

Anyone can donate to make the 2020  Canadian Ringette Championships a success. There is a GoFundMe page set up where donations go to funding such things as ice time for games, opening and closing ceremonies, and community legacy programs such as “Ringette For All” and post-secondary educational bursaries.

As O’Connor says, “Until you see high-calibre ringette at this level, you can’t understand just what a thrilling game it is. The ringette community is also one that supports inclusion and upholds the highest of values in sport. We are excited to bring these championships to Ottawa and look forward to support from across the region as we host what is arguably the fastest game on ice!”


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Barb MacDonald

Director, Communications and Media Relations

2020 Canadian Ringette Championships, Ottawa


t. 613.521.7314

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