Picture by Kevin Snair of Creative Imagery
In the evening, to celebrate Curling Day in Canada we will be hosting a night of stick curling starting at 7pm. This will be a really fun and unique event with all participants using a push stick to deliver the rocks! The event is open to members and non-members alike so please encourage friends and family to come along. The cost is $2.00 per player with 100% of the monies being donated to the Curling Canada Foundation for scholarships for student-athletes. For every dollar donated, the FCC will receive one ballot for the grand prize of a $10,000 club renovation! There will be a sign up sheet at the club all week so be sure to add your name to the list and bring along a friend.
In early February, we kicked things off with our Annual Mixed Bonspiel, which is always our largest event of the curling season. This year was no exception as it attracted 12 teams, which is the highest number of participants in recent memory. Familiar faces and new ones competed over the two days to be crowned the Bonspiel Champions. After many hard-played games, great food throughout the weekend, and lots of community members coming in to watch some of the action, the team of Chris McKinley, Kim McKinley, Wyman Elderkin and Loretta Elderkin took home the coveted title. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who contributed to making this such a wonderful event!
February 16th was our Valentines doubles event which puts a unique spin on the game of curling. Using only two players on each team instead of the usual four, this is a fast-paced game that made its Olympic Games debut in the 2018 games in South Korea. Did you know Canada took home the first ever Olympic gold medal in this event at the games? Perhaps with a bit more practice we will see one of our Fundy mixed doubles teams in the 2022 games!
Looking forward to March, our annual open Bonspiel is being held on March 2nd. If you want to catch some of the great curling action, please drop into the club that day and check it out. Chase the Ace continues on Friday nights with the jackpot nearing $7000. Thanks for your continued support of the Fundy Curling Club and see you on the ice!
Submitted by Alan Demaline for the Fundy Curling Club