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Canadian Gay Curling Championships

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LGBT Curlers from across Canada converged on Toronto for competitive and recreational bonspiels over the weekend.

Cameron MacLeod - MAR 10 2015; TORONTO - Each year, LGBT curlers from across Canada compete in the Canadian Gay Curling Championship (CGCC), and this year was Toronto's turn to host. Toronto's Riverdale Curling League welcomed over 200 curlers from coast to coast to the Royal Canadian Curling Club to compete in the 10th annual "Canadian Gay Curling Championships" (CGCC) and the companion recreational bonspiel tournament, "Do It On The Ice", now in its 27th year!

This huge event featured four full days of curling, a food truck called "We Got Balls", big parties at WAYLA & Pegasus, dozens of prizes, and even a special performance by Toronto's Sofonda Cox. No wonder so many non-curlers joined us for the fun!

After a furious playoff, the ultimate CGCC 2015 winners were the Ordog rink from Vancouver: Chris Ordog, Aaron Lindgren, Greg Ohashi, & Logan Chinski. They defeated the Ingram rink of Winnipeg on a thrilling final rock sent right to the button. Placing third was team Newell of Toronto, and in fourth team Mantha of Ottawa. In the CGCC Consolation Final, Montreal's Bellavance rink beat Halifax's Weingartshofer.

On the recreational bonspiel, our seven divisional champions: (A) Flewwelling (over Campbell), (B) Adams (over Jensen), (C) Martin (over Rusk), (D) Nagle (over Leaning), (E) Gary O! (over Harrrd as a Rock), (F) Courteau (over Maloney), and (G) Full House (over Gale).

Nine cities across Canada have LGBT-specific leagues: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax. Curling in all cities welcomes men and women of all ages and skill levels - it's one of the few sports that doesn't require intense athleticism, just a little practice and a lot of good humour! 

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Cameron MacLeod is the Communications Coordinator for the Riverdale Curling League &