This promises to be a busy few weeks for curling fans in Waterloo Region.
First up is the 2007 Canadian Mixed, which begins tomorrow, at the Westmount Golf and Country Club. Lots of good teams, and I hear it's almost sold out. The few times I've played there, Westmount has always had great ice. The final game will be televised next Saturday, November 18 at 8 pm on Rogers Television stations throughout Ontario (Cable 20 in Waterloo Region, Brantford, Guelph and Stratford).
Also on tomorrow, and certainly nowhere near as big a deal, is the third annual Conestoga Cup. This is a "Continental Cup"-style head-to-head competition between the Elmira Curling Club and the KW Granite Club. This will be the first time I've played in the Conestoga Cup, but my wife has been in both previous years. We'll be playing together on one of the mixed teams this year. Hopefully we can carry on the winning streak - Elmira has yet to lose.
Later in the month, Waterloo is hosting the first Grand Slam of the year, starting on November 29th. More on that when we get closer to the date.