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Monday, March 24, 2014

Local Economy Got Big Boost From Curling Championship

Canada didn't win gold but Saint John is a big winner after the massive success of the 2014 Ford World Women's Curling Championship.

It's bittersweet for the local organizing commitee who sees three years of work come to end. An emotional Jeff Lacey, the host committee chair, is sad it's over but thrilled with how it all went. 

Lacey tells CHSJ news the event is expected to have an economic impact in the range of 8 million dollars.

In the end, Switzerland beat Canada for gold but a huge red and white crowd at Harbour Station let the Rachel Homan rink from Ottawa know how much they were appreciated.