The Charlottetown Curling Club hosts P.E.I.'s most entertaining celebrity curling event of the season this weekend in the annual Curl For Wishes bonspiel in aid of the Children's Wish Foundation.
Island curlers of all ability will have an opportunity to curl with some of Canada's highest profiled curlers.
Among the celebrity skips participating are Olympic gold medalist Jamie Korab, five time NWT/Yukon Scotties representative Kerry Galusha, two time world champion Kim Kelly, three time New Brunswick champion Sandy Comeau, five time junior champion from Newfoundland, Stephanie LeDrew, and world junior champion and Prince Edward Island Scotties representative Suzanne Gaudet.
The top ten fundraising teams will have first pick of celebrities to skip their teams.
"We are very excited to sponsor The Vogue Optical Curl for Wishes; it's a great way to get involved, have some fun and in doing so grant the wish of a deserving child," says Cory Gray, vice president of Vogue Optical which returns as the corporate sponsor along with The Best Western as host hotel and the Charlottetown Curling Club as host venue.
Events planned for this year's fun spiel include live curling Friday and Saturday with the tournament championship going at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Friday night starting at 9 p.m. there will be an evening social with live music by Ritchie Bulger.
Saturday night will feature music by Music Express DJ Service starting at 9 p.m. Throughout the weekend everyone is welcome to stop by and view numerous items up for grabs in a weekend long silent auction.
Also new this year 10 randomly picked skips will participate in a Draw to the Button where the public can pick who they think will win for a chance to win two great prizes. The general public is invited and encouraged to come and be part of this weekend's bonspiel.
Proceeds from the event will go to the P.E.I. chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation enabling them to work with the community to grant the wishes of island children between the age of three and 18 who are suffering from high risk, life-threatening illnesses.
"The Vogue Optical Curl for Wishes will play an important role in our annual funding for wish granting." says Lee Gauthier, provincial director of the Island Chapter.
The goal of this year's event is to grant 1 of the 15 wishes that the Prince Edward Island Chapter is currently working on.
For complete event information contact the Children's Wish Foundation office at 22 Allen Street, P.O. Box 2614, Charlottetown PE, C1A 8C3 phone 1- 800-267-9474. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at
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