From November 15 to 19, 2017 the RCD will be hosting its 11th annual wheelchair curling bonspiel tournament – 2017 Canadian Open. 


Wheelchair curling tournaments have been staged at the Paralympics since the Winter Paralympic Games in 2006 in Turin. The 2014 Winter Paralympics was held in Sochi, Russia from March 7 to 16, 2014.  Canada won the gold medal in wheelchair curling at Sochi, while Russia won the silver and Great Britain the bronze medal.


The 2017 World Wheelchair Curling Championship was held in Gangneung Republic of Korea, from March 4-11. Gold medal went to Team Norway, Silver to Team Russia and Bronze to Team Scotland. As of Mar. 11, 2017, the current Wheelchair World Rankings Top Five is in the order of: Russia, China, Norway, Canada and Scotland/Great Britain.


In 2016, the RCD International Bonspiel saw the keen competition of  record-high 14 teams, we hope to have the participation of more teams, with high caliber athletes and increased international presence as the Paralympics wheelchair curling champion team hosting the bonspiel. The RCD strives to make this event nationally and internationally acclaimed and hope to attract quality competitors worldwide and bring the global stage to Richmond. 


For curlers:

Click here to download Bonspiel Registration Info – to provide event summary and important dates to participating curlers and supporting team.

Click here to download Bonspiel Entry Form – must return to confirm registration into the tournament with registration fee, also include Hotel Booking Form.

Click here to download Hotel Accommodation Info – to get information about hotel location, facilities and accessibility; fill out the Hotel Booking Form to book rooms through the organizer. 

Click here to view Bonspiel venue – Richmond Curling Club. 

Click here to learn “All About Richmond”.

 

For more info and enquiries, please contact RCD at 604-232-2404 or email Tom at tom@rcdrichmond.org

 

For Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 is the 11th Anniversary of the Canadian Open tournament and the RCD is happy to present a number of sponsorship opportunities. We can also customize for interested parties of unique sponsoring arrangement, such as Event Title Sponsor, Bonspiel Banquet Sponsor and Exclusive Sponsor for Skills Competition specifically for the Bonspiel event.

Click here to download the 11th Anniversary Annual International Wheelchair Curling Bonspiel – 2017 Canadian Open Sponsorship Package.

For more info and enquiries regarding sponsorship, please contact Ella at 604-232-2404 or email her at ella@rcdrichmond.org.  

 

 

Thank you to 2017 Canadian Open
Wheelchair Curling Bonspiel Sponsors

 

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