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Potential breastfeeding scandal nipped at Canadian curling tourney


Officials and organizers overseeing the Canadian women’s curling championships in Alberta this week narrowly avoided  controversy by nipping a potential breastfeeding scandal before it overran the tournament.

The Canadian Press reports that a private breastfeeding area has been hastily set up inside Revolution Place, the site of the women’s curling championships, so that women competing in the event didn’t have to find their own place to breastfeed or travel to a players’ lounge locating in a curling club a block away.

“We’ve draped off an area in the volunteers’ lounge,” Curling Canada’s media relations director Al Cameron said, via a report in the Toronto Sun. “We did have an area set aside over at the curling rink.”

“Once we were aware there were complaints, we jumped on it.”

Area is limited in Revolution Place, but it appears things have been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.

For those hoping to stay abreast of any potential breastfeeding issues that could hamper the tournament from this point forward, rest assured. The report indicates that “Cameron said there will be a designated breastfeeding area in the players’ lounge in the arena at the women’s world curling championship March 19-27 in Swift Current, Sask.”

Good to know. Good to know.