Nervous excitement hung in the air as 50 junior curlers and 75 spectators filled the Castlegar Curling Club Saturday for a one day bonspiel.
Twelve teams from all over the Kootenays participated in the event designed to allow each team to play four games with four ends in each game.
The winner of the intermediate division was the Horning rink from Castlegar. Team members Jamie Horning, Tara Horning, Kalee Glennie and Casey Alexander remained undefeated throughout the day.
Two teams in the novice division remained undefeated and the winner had to be determined by a “turkey shoot.” All players from both teams had a chance to throw a rock, aiming for the button. The Simister rink from Trail ended up coming closer than the Tweed rink from Castlegar and won the event.
The teams enjoyed good food, which in kid language means pizza, and went home with great prizes.
This was due to the many generous sponsors including: Plaza Bakery, Panago, Castlegar Rebels, Pharmasave, Tobin Baziw, Golder Associates, Hollis Wealth and Castlegar Golf Club.
Eleven-year-old Castlegar skip Joshua MacInnis described the day, “It was a lot of fun and a good way to meet new people and a good way to spend time with your friends. It’s great that people sponsor it and make it happen.”