Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Moncton gets to host another international competition.

It has just been announced that Moncton, New Brunswick (or Monkey-Town, as I like to call my hometown) will host the 2009 Ford World Men's Curling Championship. Competition will take place from the 4th to 12th of April at the Moncton Coliseum, home of the Wildcats. Something tells me that the legendary Russ Howard, a key member of the Olympic Gold Medal-winning curling team and current resident of Moncton, had something to do with this...just a hunch.

Moncton has hosted a number of sporting events as of late. In 2006, the CHL held its annual Memorial Cup tournament in the Hub City. The CIS University Cup was held at the Coliseum in 2007, and will return next year (will the UNB Reds repeat as champions?).

But the biggest event of them all will be the IAAF World Junior Championship in Athletics in 2010. The City of Moncton and l'Université de Moncton have joined forces to host this event, and a brand-spankin' new, 10 000 seat outdoor stadium is being constructed on the U de M campus.

Looks like Monkey-Town will be buzzing with sports people in the coming years. Yay!

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