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Moose Jaw U18 curling provincial qualifier cancelled

COVID-19 concerns see men’s, women’s event scheduled for Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre postponed
Curling. File photo
Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre’s Chantal Hoag won’t have a chance to qualify for the U18 provincial women’s championship this weekend after all.

CurlSask announced Friday morning that the men’s and women’s South qualifying tournaments scheduled for the local rink had been cancelled due to the rapidly growing COVID-19 outbreak in the province.

Mosaic Place curling programmer Rhonda Wenarchuk said the move was made out of an abundance of caution, with officials reluctant to gather 10 teams from all over southern Saskatchewan in one venue given the rise in coronavirus cases in the province.

There are over 260 active cases of COVID-19 in the southern portion of Saskatchewan as of Friday, Nov. 20, including 79 in the region containing Moose Jaw alone.

A rescheduled date hasn’t been determined.