Ottawa hosting two big curling events in latter part of March

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JOE PAVIA, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:44 PM ET

OTTAWA - Many curlers from around the country arrive in Ottawa this week.

The Canadian wheelchair curling championships begin Monday at the RA Centre. It's a Canadian Curling Association event featuring 10 teams from coast to coast. Just like any other national championship, strict rules govern the rules of play and games are timed and officiated.

The same round-robin format as in other events is being used followed by a Page playoff, semi-finals and final. The final runs March 31 at 3 p.m.

The host committee co-chaired by the RA Centre's CEO and GM, Rick Baker, has been working since last April getting set to host the tournament.

"One of our first tasks was to identify where and how our venue could be improved to best accommodate wheelchair athletes." he said.


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