Pay fairness has come to curling.
Curling Canada introduced on Sunday that the nation’s prime males’s and girls’s curling groups will money in the identical quantity of prize cash on the Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Match of Hearts.
The announcement was made in the course of the House Hardware Canada Cup girls’s last in Leduc, Alta.
“This has been certainly one of my targets since I joined Curling Canada in 2016, and quite a lot of exhausting work behind the scenes with our stakeholders went into making in the present day’s announcement attainable,” Curling Canada Chief government officer Katherine Henderson mentioned in a information launch.
“We’ve lengthy identified that our athletes ought to compensated equally as a result of all of them work extraordinarily exhausting to achieve their excessive ranges of efficiency. We had been excited to make that occur for this 12 months’s occasions.”
Whole purses of $300,000 might be provided to the competing groups at each the Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Match of Hearts, starting in 2020.
Finally 12 months’s Brier, the entire purse was $293,000. The purse on the 2019 Scotties was $165,000.
The 2020 Scotties Match of Hearts is slated for Feb. 15-23 in Moose Jaw, Sask. The Brier will start per week later, Feb. 29 to March eight in Kingston, Ont.