Curling Club to host two Bonspiels in March

to enter as a team, or an individual, please call the Bonspiel Chairman, Brian Bondar at 250-672-5334

Barriere Curling Club has had a very successful curling season and it’s not over yet.  There have been many new curlers try out the sport and several returning curlers.

The Youth After School Curling Program has had up to 25 students participate.  Thank you to the Lower North Thompson Community Forest and the 911 Emergency Services for their grants to purchase new curling equipment for the youth.

The youth will get to test their new skills and equipment at their up-coming annual Jam Can Bonspiel which will be held on March 22 and 23.  The Jam Can Bonspiel is a great way for youth to have fun at the end of Spring Break.

Barriere Women Curlers entered into the Clearwater Bonspiel this past weekend and were quite successful.  The curling team of Carol Willox, Evelyn Pilatzke, Laura Mairs and Bernice Randrup won third in the C Event.  They also won best costume.  The theme was the letter ‘E’ and the ladies did a great job of creating Egyptian costumes.  The team of Susan Bondar, Jeannie Webber, Carla Fennell and Val Aylward were successful to win the C Event and were dressed as Einstiens.

As usual, a great time was had by all who attended the Clearwater Ladies Bonspiel.  The hospitality in the smaller communities makes you want to go on the ‘tour’ and attend many bonspiels in the area.

The Loggers Open Skins Spiel is coming up in Barriere on March 15 and 16.  A variation of the Loggers Spiel has been around for many years in Barriere.  It has traditionally been held during spring break-up so the loggers of the area would have time to socialize and curl during their off time.

This year it is an Open Event which means that all ladies, men and any combination of mixed teams are welcome to enter.  The format is ‘Skins’ which means that each end that you achieve two or more points, or steal a point, you win money.  The successful skins will be given out in cash prizes after each game.

If you have a desire to enter as a team, or an individual, please call the Bonspiel Chairman, Brian Bondar at 250-672-5334.

 

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