The WFG Canadian Junior Cup
Odds are if you know someone who curled competitively as a junior in the GTA, they know the WFG Canadian Junior Cup - or at least an iteration of it.
Known over the years by many names, the SunLife Juniorspiel, the TCA Youth Championships and now the WFG Canadian Junior Cup, the event has brought young curlers together for over four decades.
The inaugaural event, held in December of 1980, saw familiar faces, Glenn Howard and Alison Goring, as SunLife Juniorspiel champions. The winners travelled to Scotland in its first year.
From the second event in 1981 and beyond, Switzerland became a notable part of the event to everyone who participated. The last Swiss Exchange occurred during the 2008/2009 season. With the winners of the 2009 edition, travelling to Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games to watch the curling event.
Through the 2010s, the event lacked it’s cultural component while still maintaining it’s marquee status on the junior curling calendar.
The 2019 edition saw the return of the Swiss exchange, marking it place back in its history.
In 2021, the event separated from the Toronto Curling Association to become an independent, allowing the event to grow and flourish.
In February 2023, the first iteration of the WFG Canadian Junior Cup champions traveled to Switzerland to finally participate in the Swiss Exchange.
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