|The World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships 2020 has been cancelled in Kelowna due to the ongoing spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).|
The final two World Curling Championships of the 2019-2020 season were due to take place from April 18 to 25 April at the Kelowna Curling Club.
“The local organizing committee recognizes that hosting successful events cannot take place without significant support,” said event co-chair Jan Martens. “It’s only with the assistance of our sponsors, our partners – City of Kelowna, Tourism Kelowna, the Province of B.C. and our numerous volunteers that we are able to meet the challenge. We want to sincerely thank everyone that worked so hard and partnered with us on this journey.”
With over 60 teams expected to be competing and more than 400 travellers including athletes, coaches, supporters and media attending from around the world, it is no longer possible to run these international events.
This decision comes following a recommendation from British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and careful deliberation with public health officials and event organizers, along with various national travel restrictions that have come into place around the world in the past 48 hours.
The safety of the athletes, officials, staff and supporters is paramount in this difficult decision.
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