The 2023 curling season at the Fundy Curling Club (FCC) has come to a close and what an absolutely fantastic season it has been. With spring in the air, it is now time to get you caught up on what has been happening at Albert County’s one and only curling club and what to look forward to in the future.
January got off to a great start with our ‘Get Acquainted Bonspiel’. With lots of new members at the club this season, the event brought new and long term members together for a day of fun filled games and laughs both on and off the ice. Thanks to our local Girl Guides, their leaders and parents for supplying the delicious lunch for the event. At the end of the day, between proceeds from the lunch as well as tips, the FCC was able to contribute $460 to our local group of Girl Guides.
Our mixed bonspiel was held the weekend of February 3rd, 4th and 5th ,which turned out to be one of the coldest weekends in recent memory. Undeterred by plunging temperatures, 12 teams competed in heated competition in our biggest event of the season to try to come out on top. Great shots, near misses and hard fought games made for exciting on-ice action all weekend. Combine this with fantastic food and cheers to games well played, this was an event to remember. To top it all off, a donation of food in the amount of $1400 was presented to the Shepody Food Bank on behalf of the curling club during the bonspiel!
February 18th saw a great combination of curling and live music by Fundy Ceilidh at the FCC as part of the February Frolic in Fundy Albert. Who knew you could slide down the ice while grooving to the sounds of this fantastic local band? Thanks to Friends of Fundy for their support in putting on this event.
March came in like a lion in the form of our open bonspiel held on Saturday March 4th. With players from as far away as St. George and Doaktown competing against our hotshot local curlers, it was a one day shootout with nine teams competing for top spot. The FCC was packed with players and spectators all day enjoying this exciting event.
Now that April is here and the ice is melting at the club, it is time to look ahead to what comes next at the FCC. Chase the Ace will continue every Friday evening with ticket sales from 5:30 to 7:00 pm and the draw at 7:30 pm. Supper is available most Fridays, so take a break from cooking and enjoy a home cooked meal at the club while catching up with old friends or making new ones. Can’t make it to the club on Friday but want a ticket for the draw? No problem, thanks to Lindsay and her awesome staff you can pick up your Chase the Ace tickets at Crooked Creek Convenience Monday to Thursday!
Building on the success of this past curling season as well as all the incredible community support for the Fundy Curling Club, we are already making plans for next year’s curling action. The number of adults curling increased significantly this year so perhaps next season it will be your time to get in on the action and give curling a try. Our Little Rocks curling for kids aged 6-12 has been so successful that next year we hope to add curling for youth aged 13 to 18 to the program. Thanks to everyone for your support and here is to great things to come at the Fundy Curling Club!