Viterra Named Title Sponsor for 2014 Saskatchewan Provincial Scotties(R) Tournament of Hearts - Viterra Named Title Sponsor for 2014 Saskatchewan Provincial Scotties(R) Tournament of Hearts - Canada
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REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Oct. 10, 2013) - Viterra, Canada's leading grain handler, and CURLSASK, the collective voice for curling in Saskatchewan, are pleased to announce that Viterra will be the title sponsor for the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The announcement regarding the two year agreement was made earlier today at the Callie Curling Club in Regina.
In his remarks to the audience, Kyle Jeworski, Viterra's President and CEO for North America said, "We're excited about our new partnership with CURLSASK, which is a great opportunity to show our support for one of the province's premier sporting events. Saskatchewan has an excellent national and international reputation for curling, and this event will be a showcase for local talent from communities across the province."
Competition for the this year's tournament will begin with the Viterra Northern Playdowns in Saskatoon, and the Viterra Southern Playdowns in Regina December 19-22. The Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts will take place in Tisdale, SK starting on January 8-12, 2014.
Brian Hill, CURLSASK President commented, "CURLSASK is proud of our relationships with all of our existing sponsors and are looking forward to this new relationship with Viterra. There is no doubt that curling and the agricultural community is intertwined in the fabric of Saskatchewan and we are confident this new partnership will be an asset to both our organizations."
Viterra is Canada's grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, a superior network of assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back nearly 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world. Our continued focus on operational excellence throughout North America allows us to efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. We add further value to our farm customers through a wide variety of contracting and risk management tools to help them realize the full potential of their crops.
These are exciting times in agriculture, and we are proud to lead the way. For more information on Viterra, please visit www.viterra.com. Viterra is part of the Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore.
CURLSASK is the provincial sport governing body of curling in Saskatchewan. CURLSASK's mandate is to provide programs and services to meet the needs of its members, build and support curling at all levels and provides leadership to the curling community. CURLSASK also coordinates and operates provincial championships in different categories to declare provincial champions to compete at National Champions and to further develop athlete development in the province. The organization has 150 affiliated curling clubs and over 22,000 individual curlers.
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