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Canadian Mixed Curling Championship opening ceremony in Yarmouth

At the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth.
At the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth.

YARMOUTH, N.S. – The Canadian Mixed Curling Championship got underway in Yarmouth on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 13.

The event got started off with the opening ceremony. Teams were led into the Mariners Centre by a bagpiper, the RCMP, junior curlers and past Seafest princesses.

The event got started off with the opening ceremony. Teams were led into the Mariners Centre by a bagpiper, the RCMP, junior curlers and past Seafest princesses.

Soon to be 99-year-old Jim McRae was chosen to help throw out the opening stone of the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth.

Yarmouth veteran Jim McRae, himself once a curler, received help from junior curlers Logan Sweeney and Nick Doucette in throwing out the first stone. The crowd was told that McRae started curling in the 1930s. McRae is also a veteran from Yarmouth.

A representative from Curling Canada also addressed the ceremony, as did Yarmouth's mayor.

Following the opening ceremonym the first draw of the championship got underway with four matches featuring eight teams. A total of 14 teams are in the tournament.

Team Nova Scotia during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth.
At the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth.
Team Alberta at the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth.
at the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth.

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