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Barriere Curling Club activities in full swing

Barriere Curling Club activities in full swing

The ‘Little Rocks’ after school program has started on Mondays at the Barriere Curling Club arena located at the North Thompson Fall Fair grounds.

This is a six-week program that trains the children in sweeping skills, techniques, game strategies, rules and regulations, and sportsmanship. The Barriere Curling Club (BCC) coaches work closely with the children from Grades 3 to 7. For many of the children, this is their second year of curling and their confidence and skills are reflective of this. The Little Rocks program concludes with a two-day fun-filled weekend of Jam Cam curling, a supper and awards on March 15 and 16.

The BCC Wednesday League play is off to a busy fun-filled season. Curlers meet every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for relaxed-paced six-end games. The competition is friendly, finishing with snacks, coffee and light conversation. The Friday 7-9 p.m. curling games are also in swing. It is comprised of eight teams in a round robin format. The evening finishes with a Happy Hour in the newly renovated upstairs lounge.

The BCC will be hosting a “stick curling” training session on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m. Nick Atamanchuk will be instructing techniques and the finer points of using a push stick for delivery. This technique allows individuals with medical or special needs to continue curling without getting down into the hack.

The club’s next bingo will be held on Sunday, Feb. 11. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. with early birds at 11:30 and regular games start at noon. This is the club’s Valentine’s Day bingo and they are hoping everyone wears something red for a prize. The St. Patrick Day bingo will be held on Sunday, March 17. Come by and view their new electronic bingo machine, which is now operating and speeds up the games.

Barriere Search and Rescue will be hosting a Skins Bonspiel on March 9. Submit a team for prizes, lunch, supper and evening socializing. If you are interested in this event please contact Marc Tremblay at for details.

Declutter your closets and reserve a table for the Spring Flea Market on Sat. April 20. Fill your own table or if you have only a few items the BCC will accept your donations. Please contact Cathy McNeil at: 250 -851-1036 for additional information and to reserve your table.

The Curling Club is your perfect venue for a family or company fun bonspiel. The facility supplies a commercial grade kitchen, viewing area on the main floor, handicap washrooms, a licensed lounge area with TV monitors, and all the equipment needed for your teams. The club will assist you with your game format and details. Please contact Jeannie Webber at 250-672-9692 or Theresa Robinson at for rental details.


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