TSN’s Dan O’Toole to headline final weekend at Canadian Juniors

February 5, 2013 (Fort McMurray, AB) – TSN SportsCentre anchor Dan O’Toole will headline the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) Awards Banquet as Master of Ceremonies at the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships on Friday night at Nexen Field House.

O’Toole co-anchors the late-night-morning edition of SportsCentre alongside Jay Onrait, bringing viewers a complete summary of the day’s sports events. A member of the TSN team since 2002, O’Toole also hosted SportsCentre with Onrait live from Trafalgar Square during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

O’Toole will also act as on-ice announcer at the men’s semi-finals, finals and on-ice closing ceremonies at CNRL Arena 2 on Saturday. A full draw schedule for the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships, co-hosted by Fort McMurray Oilsands Curling Club and MacDonald Island Park, can be found at macdonaldisland.ca.

“We are delighted to have TSN’s Dan O’Toole join us on Friday and Saturday as we demonstrate our brand of Northern hospitality to people attending the event from across the country,” said Tyler Spitzer, Co-Chair of the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships and President of the Fort McMurray Oilsands Curling Club.

O’Toole has roots in the Wood Buffalo region. The Peterborough, Ontario native was on hand for the historic Northern Classic in November, 2010 and was the Sports Director for CJOK-FM (Country 93.3) and CKYX-FM (Rock 97.9) and play-by-play announcer for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons Junior ‘A’ hockey club from 1998-2001.

Limited tickets remain for the CCA Awards Banquet and for the men’s and women’s finals, which will be broadcast live on TSN on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Remaining tickets for all draws can be purchased at macdonaldisland.ca or at the MacDonald Island Park Box Office, located on the first floor of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre.

The Host Committee thanks its many community partners for their strong support of the Championships. Partners include:

·         Diamond: Aluma Systems and Nexen Inc.

·         House: Diversified Transportation and Mix 103.7 FM

·         Gold: Fort McMurray Airport Authority, Suncor Energy, 100.5 K-Rock, Country 93.3 FM and Rock 97.9 FM

·         Silver: AECON, All North Consultants, Fort McMurray Hotel Group, Jadene Spitzer RE/MAX, KAOS 91.1 FM, RE/MAX Fort McMurray, Lulu          Photography, Syncrude Canada and West Canadian

·         Bronze: Finning, McMurray Law Office, Rohit Communities and Save-On-Foods

·         Friends of the Juniors: Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation, ATCO Electric, Jacos and SMS Equipment

Rings: Corry-Lynn Shantz RE/MAX, Jet Ice, Nalco, Stantec, TJ Campbell RE/MAX, Joe’s Custom Woodwork and McMurray Aviation

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