*Lethbridge* – It was announced today that The 2007 Scott Tournament of Hearts will be held in Lethbridge, Alberta from February 17 – 25 at the Enmax Centre. “We are delighted to bring the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship back to wild rose country and to Lethbridge, in particular. This community is renowned for its warmth, friendliness and great spirit. Those qualities combined with an enthusiastic volunteer base will definitely help make the 2007 Scott Tournament of Hearts a roaring success”, said Dianne Barker, Director of the Canadian Curling Association (CCA).

The last time The Scott Tournament of Hearts was in Lethbridge was in 1987 when BC’s Pat Sanders triumphed before going on the claim the World Women’s title. Lethbridge has successfully hosted numerous major sporting events including the Canada Winter Games, Skate Canada and Canadian Pro-Golf.

The 2007 Scott Tournament of Hearts will mark the beginning of the second quarter century of Scott Paper Limited’s sponsorship of the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship. Already the longest running corporate sponsor of amateur sport in Canada, Scott Paper recently extended its agreement with the CCA to the year 2010.

Stephen Blythe, Director of Marketing for Scott Paper said, “As a company, we are very proud of the way that women’s curling in Canada has grown over the past 25 years.” He added, “With the focus on the Winter Olympics in February we can expect even greater exposure for the sport as we prove once again that Canadians are amongst the greatest curlers in the world.” Scott Paper is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kruger Inc., one of the few privately-owned companies in the Canadian pulp and paper industry.

Darrell Ell, member of the bid committee for the 2007 Scott Tournament of Hearts said, ” The city of Lethbridge is very excited about this opportunity to host what has become the premier women’s sporting event in Canada”. He continued, “We worked long and hard to bring this very prestigious event back to our city.”

Lethbridge is a city of 73,000 and is the home of the University of Lethbridge. The U of L boasts a thriving performing arts centre and one of Canada’s finest collections of Canadian and international art.

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