The Annual Jam Cam bonspiel for youth was held the weekend of March 13 at the Curling Rink in Barriere.
Barriere Elementary School teacher, Louise Dunstan, was the main organizer of the tournament, with assistance from Susan Bondar and Audrey Rilcoe, who are both Leaders of the Youth Curling Program.
It was noted that Jam Cam was started by Jacky Peterson approximately 18 years ago.
While kids were on the rink, the club’s upstairs lounge was set up for those children who were waiting to go on to play. This gave the children something to pass the time with – games, movies – under parental supervision at all times.
Curling club reps noted that due to the generous donations from local businesses the expense of putting on such a grand event was covered.
Many of the parents also volunteer when they come to watch their kids; helping out with scoring and other duties.
This year, due to an early spring break at school, participation was down somewhat. However, Bondar reported there was still a good turnout, with 48 kids making up 10 teams.