Oakville International Curlers' Gathering
Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29, 2024
The Oakville International Curlers' Gathering is returning to the Oakville Curling Club. Registrations are now being accepted for this 32 team open (any combination of men and women) event. Entry fee is $600 (CDN) per team and includes 6 (6 end) games guaranteed with a Ceilidh dinner and dance on Friday evening and in club entertainment on Saturday and Sunday.
In the inaugural Gathering held September 2023, teams registered from Scotland, Sweden, Norway, USA and Canada.
The Oakville Curling Club is a premier 8 sheet facility serving the surrounding community and is a preferred practice spot for curling professionals. The Oakville Centre Holiday Inn is located near the club and has offered preferred rates for the attendees. The Ceilidh is once again being held at the Holiday Inn.
Oakville is conveniently located in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe, with Niagara Falls and wine country to the south and cosmopolitan Toronto to the east, conveniently accessible by commuter train. The short distances to each offer great off-ice experiences. Toronto's Pearson International Airport is 25 minutes from Oakville.
Team Registration Policy
The objective of The Gathering is to obtain a geographically diverse field of teams allowing Curlers to interact and experience fellowship with Curlers from abroad. The targets for geographic diversity are;
- 8 Teams from Europe / Asia,
- 8 Teams from the USA,
- 8 Teams from Canada outside of Southern Ontario, and
- 8 Teams from Southern Ontario including 4 extended Home Teams from the Oakville Curling Club.
Preference will be given to teams which bring us closer to our targets for Geographic Diversity and applications will be accepted accordingly.