OUR HISTORYThe Canadian Police Curling Association (CPCA) was founded in 1955. The Newfoundland and Labrador Police Curling Association (NLPCA) was founded in 1962, sending it's first Provincial Champion to the Nationals in March, 1962. From 1962 to 1972, the majority of participants came from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Promotional material was sent out to all police agencies in the Province, i.e. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC), Military Police (MP), Canadian National Railways Police (CN Police), Ports Canada Police and Town Police Services.
Since 1996, the NLPCA has donated in excess of $230,000.00 to local charities. What began as a fund-raiser to host the 1998 Canadian Police Curling Championship, has turned into an annual event. The money raised is used to aid charities in the province, send the reigning Provincial Police Curling Champions to the CPCA Championship and build toward hosting National Championships right here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Each year, the NLPCA hosts a Benefit Hockey game featuring the Police All Stars (members of the RNC and RCMP) against a high profile team. Those teams have included the Deer Lake Red Wings, Southern Shore Breakers, Tim Horton All Stars ( featuring former NHL All Stars), Newfoundland Amateur Hockey Association All Stars (NAHA), and Media All Stars.
At the beginning of each game, up to $10,000.00 is presented to the chosen charities for that year. Past charities have included the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers - Big Sisters, The Candlelighters Association, Sunshine Dreams For Kids, the Children's Trust Fund, Special Olympics NL, and The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, and many more.
We partner with the Canadian Police Curling Association who's charity of choice is Tourette Canada and is supported by World Financial Group.