Volunteers still needed for Canadian Juniors

With almost a month to go until the first stones are thrown at the Art Hauser Centre and the Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club, 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors director of volunteers Jeff Fisher is inching towards his goal of having enough volunteers in place for the tournament.

“It’s hard to pin down an exact number that we need, but we’re hoping for 275 and we’re already at 245, so we’re really pleased with the response that we’ve had so far,” Fisher said.

However, the committee is still looking for some help in a few areas, such as work during the opening ceremonies, running the souvenir stand and compiling statistics during the games.

“We’re also looking for people to help with security, but it’s not the strong-arm type as some people hear that and get scared off,” Fisher said. “It’s more in regards to crowd control and making sure that people aren’t in areas where only the curlers are supposed to be.”

“We will also have a players’ lounge at the Prince Albert Inn during the event, so we want to have some people there to help run that.”

Fisher says that applications will be accepted until the start of January, which is when the schedules will be filled out and jackets will be ordered for the volunteers.

Those who are interested in helping out at the Canadian Juniors, which will run from Jan. 19-27, can contact Fisher at 306-960-2183 or via email at volunteers.jrnat2019@gmail.com

Applications are also accepted online at www.curling.ca/2019juniors.