Canadian Olympic Gold Medalists compete at Oakville Curling Club Tankard

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Canadian Olympic Gold Medalists compete at Oakville Curling Club Tankard

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Nolan A Machan

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The kick off to the Stu sells Series starts Thursday September 8,2016, at the Oakville Curling Club with 46 of the top curling teams in the world competing at the Stu sells Oakville Tankard, including Canadian Olympic gold medalists, Canadian and World Champions.

The Stu Sells Oakville Tankard is part of a five part series which started seven years ago with the Stu Sells Toronto Tankard and has evolved to include the Stu Sells Oakville, and the Stu Sells Junior Tankards. All events start the first weekend after Labor Day and finish with the Toronto tankard on Thanksgiving weekend. The Stu Sells Series are Olympic qualifying event which bring the best curlers in the world all under one roof for our communities to watch and take part in.

The Stu Sells Oakville tankard will bring teams from all over the world including Provincial, Canadian, World and Olympic Champions.

  1. Brad Gushue

    Brad Gushue

    Brad Gushue, and his team, brought home the Gold Medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

  2. Glenn Howard is a multiple Canadian and World Champion.
  3. Niklas Edin from Sweden is a world champion.
  4. Sherry Middaugh , multiple Ontario champion…and
  5. Silvana Tirinzoni and
  6. Alina Patz world champions to mention a few.

The Stu Sells Series started seven years ago at the Toronto High Park Curling Club, when Stuart Sankey wanted to bring top curlers to Toronto to compete in an Olympic qualifying event which would allow the public to watch and take part in four days of curling right at home. Since the Stu Sells Toronto Tankard grew in size Stuart slowly expand the series to the Oakville area. Four years later the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard has attracted the same caliber of curlers, as his Toronto Tankard, allowing for the Oakville community and surrounding areas to watch firsthand the best curlers in the world. After the success of both tankards Stuart was approached to expand the series even further to younger up-and-coming curlers, from that came the Stu Sells Junior Tankard. The Stu Sells Junior Tankard fills up instantly and one of the prizes for the champions is a one-on-one training session with one of the top curlers.

The five events are head all over the GTA and have become a monumental series in the curling world. Stu Sells Oakville Tankard will take from September 8th to 11th, 2016 at the Oakville Curling Club, 224 Allan Street.

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