GKC (Greater Kingston & Area Curling Association) was proud to be involved as the host committee of the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Championship. A massive recruitment effort of over 400 volunteers contributed to the success of the event. The K-Rock center brought in over 60,000 fans and was recognized by the CCA as the 3rd highest attendance in Ontario and 12th overall attendance record for the history of the Scotties. The economic impact of the event on the city of Kingston was estimated to bring in over 6 million dollars. Overall the event was praised as one of the best Scotties ever!

The GKCA thanks the following Executive Team, Directors and volunteers who worked tirelessly to host the event.

Executive Committee

Chair: Ken Thompson

Vice Chair Facilities: Brian Ward

Vice Chair Hosting: Larke Zarichny

Vice Chair Special Events: Jan Ray


Arena, Rocks & Ice: Alex McKinney

Team Services and VIP Transportation: Douglas Wark

VIP Banquets & Rallies: Denise Mulville

Ceremonies: Grant Delaney

Communication, Signage & Construction: Roy Vasey

Lounges: Sherri Agnew

FANtastic: Donna McQuillan

Officials, Stats & Timers: Phil Tomsett

Information Services & Media Room: Lindsay McKeown

Decorations: Nancy Raven

Directors Reporting to the Event Office:

Security & Accreditation: Scott Walker

Community Events/Paint the Town: Betty Bush

Banking: Donna Poirier

Curling Club Promotions: Scott Buckley

HeartStop Lounge Facilities: Reg Gore

Program Sales: Jayne Curtis

50/50 Sales: Wayne Williams and Peter Bacon