The southeast should be very proud of the efforts they put into the Canada Cup.

"In speaking with Curling Canada," shared Vice Chair Helen Fornwald, "the exact words were "our community should be very proud of the event that we put on." The curlers themselves were impressed with the facility, the ice."

The curlers even said that the volunteers were the friendliest and most helpful. 

This was the second curling event of the calendar year as Estevan hosted the 2018 Tankard at the beginning of February. 

"What that means is we certainly have the potential to continue to bring more events in. We're going to take a bit of a break and I think you'll see in the future down the road in a year or two to come that we'll try and get another curling event to Affinity Place because it certainly is the right venue to host a curling event like that."

Both Culing Canada and Curl Sask has approached the committee about future events but so far, nothing has been scheduled. 

"From everybody that I talk to," added Vice Chair Devon Fornwald, "curlers, Curling Canada, the fans, everyone was very pleased with the venue, the way it was run and everything went really smooth."

He added that Curling Canada was a big help to all the volunteers and the host committee. And while they haven't taken the Brier or Scotties off the table, they believe Affinity could host a Continental Cup or even a World's Event. 

"We really showcased that Affinity Place is a world-class facility. A lot of the players' comments, from what I heard, was that this was one of the best places that they've played in. The ice was fantastic."

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