My Volunteer Experience At The Continental Cup

          Back in June, almost seven months before the event, I received the email that my volunteer application had been accepted. Within a week my flight was booked and I was looking into hotel reservations. Maybe I was just a little bit excited… This was going to be my first time volunteering at an event like this. I had done some volunteer work at large events before, but nothing on this scale. Furthermore, this wasn’t just some large sporting event, this was CURLING! IN LAS VEGAS! Honestly, when the Continental Cup was in Vegas back in 2014 I wasn’t nearly the curling fan I am now. Flash forward a year and my teammates and I are sitting at Gabe’s (at Four Seasons Curling Club) eating poutine and licking our wounds after getting demolished during our first game at The Big Spiel. The Continental Cup (2015) is on TV, and they make the announcement….IT’S COMING BACK TO VEGAS IN 2016! Right then and there I knew I had to be there.     In the months (and later weeks) leading up to the event, there was excellent communication to all of us volunteers. Any questions we had were quickly answered. Soon enough the time came and I was on my way to Vegas. Specifically, I was to be working in security and accreditation. For accreditation, I...

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