Additional community events added on March 15 to the National presented by Syncrude

(Fort McMurray, AB, March 3, 2014) – Additional community activities and live entertainment will take centre stage at the Grand Slam of Curling, National presented by Syncrude on Saturday March 15 with a full slate of events including the Community CurlZone and concert headliners The Sheepdogs presented by ROCK 97.9 FM.

The Community CurlZone takes place at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre from Noon to 3:00 pm on March 15. This free event includes complimentary refreshments, games, family activities, just-for-fun on-ice curling focused activities and an opportunity to meet some of the world-class curlers taking part in the National presented by Syncrude.

With every ticket to the Grand Slam of Curling, National presented by Syncrude, ticket holders also receive complimentary admission to ‘The Patch’, the entertainment zone located across the hall from CNRL Arena 2, venue for the National presented by Syncrude. Hours for The Patch are 4:00 PM to 12:30 AM Wednesday March 12, Thursday March 13 and Friday March 14. On Saturday March 15 The Patch will be the host venue for the concert event headlined by The Sheepdogs presented by ROCK 97.9 FM.

“Not only do we have five incredible days of world-class curling lined up at the Grand Slam of Curling, National presented by Syncrude but we have some terrific community entertainment available as well,” said Jodie Mercier, Director of Sport and Recreation at the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo and the National presented by Syncrude Fort McMurray Organizing Committee Co-Chair. “The Community CurlZone is an opportunity for the entire community to come and participate in some fun-first activities while also meeting some of the elite curlers who will be visiting our community, and the entertainment in The Patch, including The Sheepdogs presented by ROCK 97.9 FM, is the perfect chance for community members to come together and celebrate the event.”

General Admission tickets for The Sheepdogs are available at macdonaldisland.ca and at the Guest Services Box Office on the main floor of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre. Tickets are $45 plus applicable fees and taxes. General Admission All-Event Passes to the Grand Slam of Curling, National presented by Syncrude are also available and include admission to The Sheepdogs presented by ROCK 97.9 FM. Single Draw General Admission tickets for regular draws at the National presented by Syncrude are $25 plus applicable fees and taxes, while tickets for the Finals are $30 plus applicable fees and taxes. Single Draw General Admission tickets for the draw on Wednesday March 12 at 7:00 pm include access to the opening ceremonies, which begin at 6:30 pm.

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