Brock on hunt for Scotties volunteers

Volunteers are needed to show future Brock Badgers what school spirit is all about during the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts.The University is a proud Silver Sponsor of the Canadian women’s curling championship event that will take over the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines from Feb. 18 to 26.Enthusiastic Brock ambassadors are being sought to assist with a school program that has invited 3,600 elementary students from 32 schools to experience the national event live.“As a community leader in Niagara, it’s important for Brock University to be engaged and involved with major events happening in our region,” said Gord Hunchak, Brock’s Executive Director of Marketing and Communications.“The Scotties Tournament of Hearts puts Niagara on the national stage, and we are thrilled that Brock is able to support this event.”Helping hands are needed Tuesday, Feb. 21 to Thursday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Twelve volunteers are required each day, two to hand out swag and promote the University at the venue’s Brock booth and 10 to act as escorts for the elementary schools, guiding students from their buses to their event seats and back.Brock students, staff and faculty interested in volunteering can e-mail Amanda Laprise at [email protected] for more information.Students may be eligible for volunteer hours.Additional roles, including mascot and handler positions and general Meridian Centre volunteering, are also available for the tournament.For more information, e-mail Dixie Lorentz at [email protected] read more