The Buckingham curling club’s board of directors and the 2018 Challenge de Curling de Gatineau’s organizing committee held a press conference Tuesday October 9th 2018 at the "Maison du Citoyen" in Gatineau. From left to right on the picture, Pierre Lanthier, Councillor - ville de Gatineau), Bob Rioux, Director General - 104.7 Outaouais , Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Mayor ville de Gatineau, Richard Faguy - Event Coordinator, Marco Robitaille - Director General Curling Québec, Byron Scott, President Junior Slam Series
We are happy to announce that the radio station FM 104,7 Outaouais is the new Presenting Partner for the Challenge de curling de Gatineau.
Cogeco Média owner of 104,7 Outaouais is broadcasting since 2010 in the Ottawa-Gatineau region and, having as it's mission, to inform and entertain the population.
As a continious and reliable source of information, le 104,7 Outaouais presents various local programming such as "Que l’Outaouais se lève", "Solide comme le Roch" et "l’Outaouais Maintenant" as well as various network programming originating from all over Quebec such as "Le Doc Mailloux et Josey" as well as "le Québec Maintenant".
Le 104,7 Outaouais also presents various sport related programming such as "les Amateurs de Sports" hosted by Mario Langlois and "Bonsoir les sportifs" hosted by Ron Fournier" as well as all Ottawa Red Blacks and Ottawa Fury games, two professional sports teams from the National Capital region
Finally, the only Cogeco Média station in the Outaouais region ensures its proximity to the community through their different contests, multiple partnerships and several on-site presence provided during various and large scale events presented here.
The 10th edition of the "Challenge de curling de Gatineau" is part of the World Curling Tour (WCT) and will take place October 17th to 21st 2018 in Gatineau. This year, the Buckingham Curling Club will be celebrating its 100th anniversary and we are planning a big celebration by partnering with the « Junior Slam Series » to host their U21 "Crystal Slam" the weekend before the Challenge, from October 12th to 14th. These two first class sports events will be jointly held at the Centre Sportif Robert Rochon (in the Masson sector of Gatineau) and the Buckingham Curling Club. The elite men's event is now considered one of the most prestigious on the World Curling Tour.
For this edition, the « Pro-Am » type event will host 24 elite men’s teams and 32 « open class » teams for a total of 256 participants who will compete for over $51,000 in purse money. The « Junior Slam Series » U21 event will host an international field of 15 boys and 25 girls teams for a total of 200 participants.
A total of more than 400 participants will take over the region during these two weeks. These events, will be a great happening and no doubt showcase great curling for the many fans of this sport in this region. We are also anticipating that this event and the influx of many out of town teams will generate a significant economic boost to the Gatineau-Ottawa Region.
The organizing committee can rely on the following Elite Partners : la Ville de Gatineau, le FM 104,7 Outaouais, the Buckingham Curling Club, Éducation, sport et loisir Québec, Curling Québec and the OVCA.