Members of the Ottawa Curling Club – Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney, Lisa Weagle, Cheryl Kreviazuk and coach Adam Kingsbury – have returned victorious from the Women’s World Curling Championship in Beijing and will meet with fans for a special rally at City Hall today. Led by 28 year-old skip Rachel Homan, Team Canada outscored Russia 8–3 in the gold medal match.
Team Homan made history as the first ever team to go undefeated at the World Women’s Curling Championships. The Ottawa rink’s victory ended Canada’s eight-year gold medal drought at the tournament, Canada’s longest in the event’s 39-year history.
As a result, Team Homan are considered a favourite at the 2017 Roar of the Rings Canadian curling trials for the Olympic Games in South Korea. That tournament will be played in Ottawa, December 2–10 at the Canadian Tire Centre.
Canada will be defending champions on home soil when the 2018 World Women’s Curling Championships are hosted by North Bay, Ontario.