Rosanne Alain and Lisa Alain win the 4th Annual Curlers Care Bonspiel held in Martensville, SK held December 26, 2018 as part of the World Boxing Day Bonspielhosted by the Larry Pavloff Family. Proceeds from the bonspiel Support Military Families at the Perdue, SK. Legion.
Cheque Presentation to North Bay Military Family Resource Centre
L to R Major Serge Palin, Tom Traversy, Tina Thompson MFRC, Tessa
Clermont MFRC, and Ray PavloveA cheque in the amount of $10328.00 was presented to Tessa Clermont, Executive Direct of the North Bay MFRC. Ms Clermont thanked everyone for their support, “Your money will go a long way to support the work we do serving in our military personnel and their families who are left behind during deployment. We respond to the unique needs of military families. There are 32 Military Family Resource Centres in Canada that provide needed support to military and veterans’ families. We in North Bay have a huge area to serve, from Parry Sound to the Soo and north to Hudson Bay. Thanks to everyone for helping us help those serving or who have served.” Major Serge Palin from 22 Wing CFB North Bay also spoke on how the Family Resource Centre sends care packages with to those serving overseas and how important it is to receive them. “These packages are important to us and help us deal with the harsh realities of serving away from home.”
Cheque Presentation to CFB Borden Military Family Resource Centre
A cheque in the amount of $2057.00 was presented to WO Hayden of CFB Borden Military Family Resource Centre. This amount represents to receipts form the Silent Auction and donations at the Beer & Wings Night. “I am pleased to to deliver this cheque to the MFRC and thank everyone for supporting the troops,” said WO Wendell Hayden. L to R Tom Traversy, WO Wendell Hayden, MCPL John Thorne and Ray Pavlove. All Pool Champions were awarded Curlers Care Championship Crests, Maple Dale Cheese and Planet Bean coffee.
Special thanks to our major sponsors from Great Western Brewery and L.P. Tent Rentals for their continued support.
Also, a huge thank you to Bev and the Dalmeny Curling Club for hosting the event in Dalmeny, Saskatchewan. A wonderful facility and wonderful Hosts.
Sixteen teams competed for the coveted antique curling rock trophy.
A strong team of Brad Rock, Riley Boeschen and Vogesang Paley were the eventual Champions.
Congratulations to them and all the curlers who took part in the event. Every curler was able to walk away with a great prize, thanks to our sponsors!
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Perdue Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion as part of the National Curlers Care 2-4 Support Our Troops Curling
Thanks again to all who contributed and we look forward to December 26/2018
Curlers Care Jr. Ambassadors U18 Boys and Girls – Big Wins at Weston G&CC
Sam Mooibroek, Veronica Bernard, Owen Purdy, Claire Randell, Matt Garner, Sarah Wallace, Charlie Randell, Kirsten Elson, Hazen Enman (absent)
Team Enman U18 Boys Curlers Care Jr. Ambassadors won the Stu Sells U18 Tankard at the Weston Golf and Country Club on December 1-3. The team went undefeated in the round robin posting a 4-0 record, then went on to claim the championship winning three more games in the playoffs. “Clutch shot making under pressure, focus and appropriate strategy decisions were clearly evident through out the entire weekend. I was very proud of the way they played, against some very stiff competition”, said Team manager Cory Randell.
Team Bernard U18 Girls Curlers Care Jr. Ambassadors
We played in the Stu Sells U18 Tankard event this past weekend at the Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto. So far this season, we’ve been building momentum for a while, placing in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and winning Consolation games, but we’ve yet to break through to a final.
Our first game Friday morning was against a Toronto team we’ve played before, but this was our first meeting of this season. We used our experience and strong hitting game to win 9-5.
The second game Friday was against the Sudbury team we seem to run into at every event. As all games against this tough team go, this one came down to the last shot, and we lost 5-3.
Saturday saw us start off bright and early against a young Toronto team that seems to get better every time we play them. Once again though, our experience and strong hitting led us to a 9-2 win.
Our second game on Saturday was against another Toronto team that we played for the first time in Orillia. We won that high-scoring game 10-7. This time we were determined to get the win that would secure us a playoff spot, and we came out on top 7-3.
Our 3-1 record in pool play, along with our shootout score, put us into the playoffs as the #3 seed. The quarter-final game was against a team from Ottawa. The game was really close. We were down 5-4 playing the 7th end when we scored a hugely important two points to take the lead into the final end. We played the 8th end perfectly and stole another point to win 7-5.
The semi-final game was against another really tough team that we expect to meet in these important games all season long. This was a low-scoring game, with both teams playing very well. Down 2-1 playing the 6th end we scored another important two points to take a 3-2 lead, then stole one more in the 7th end. We played the 8th end perfectly to run the other team out of rocks, and punch our ticket to the Championship final game for the first time this season.
The Championship final game was against, who else, but the Sudbury team we lost to on Friday afternoon. This was another back and forth game, with both teams making crucial shots at the right time. We were down 6-5 playing the 7th end when we made some high pressure shots to score three points. Up by two playing the final end we had to put our last shot in the right place to force the other skip into a tough hit. The shot was there for the win, but she missed it and we came out on top 9-6.
Our first event win of the season!