Press Release  PENTICTON – A group of volunteers is urging B.C. curling fans to “Rock the Bid” and help them bring the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, one of Curling Canada’s premier events, to Penticton in 2018.


The host committee has until June 30 to submit a bid to Curling Canada: “We are very excited to have the opportunity to submit a bid for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.  Our organizing committee consists of many people who were involved in the 2013 Continental Cup of Curling, also held in Penticton.  The SOEC is perfect for the event as the competition venue and the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, where the Party (the Patch) will be held, are connected via an enclosed walkway. We are confident that we can put on a first class event.  We just need the public to get behind this and purchase a full event pass” .


To show it has the support of curling fans, the committee has set a goal of collecting 1,000 deposits of $100 each on full event tickets, for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, before June 20.

A strong response, over the next 6 weeks, will greatly increase the chance of a successful bid. Orders can be placed at Valley First Box office at the SOEC, Wine Country Visitors Centre, via phone at 1-877-SOEC.TIX (250-763-2849) or www.ValleyFirstTix.com  Additional information on the event can be viewed at www.rockthebid.com


Please help us to bring this event to the Okanagan – to Penticton!


Note: Facility and Site Update.

  • City crews will cut and replace existing curbs on the west side of the building to accommodate the new entrance and walkways.  Work to be done June 6 – June 10.
  • Facilities crews will remove existing steel doors on west side of the building and Our Glass will install one  3.0’ x 6.8’ glass store from door with sidelight.  Work to be done June 27-June 30th.
  • Select Painting will prep & paint the exterior of the building ……colors TBD. Work to be done June, 13-June 30th.
  • Facilities will be installing a screen around the Ice plant equipment on the south side of the building. Work to be done June 13 – June 17th.








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