Curlers enjoyed clowning around

That was the theme of annual ladies' bonspiel at Comox Valley Curling Club

THE ROBSON RINK won the A event. From left: sponsor Kim Jonsson of Sherlock Family Hair Care

Clowning Around was the theme for the Comox Valley Curling Club Ladies Bonspiel, March 1-3.

The weekend started with popcorn and hotdogs on Friday night, with many great clown costumes on Saturday and a wonderful banquet thanks to Mark’s catering. We were entertained by the clowning around contests.

Twenty teams competed with four teams travelling from Port Alberni and Campbell River.

The A event, sponsored by Kim Jonsson of Sherlocks Family Hair Care, was a battle to the last stone. The Robson rink skipped by Val Schutz, third Stasia Johnson, second LeeAnne Alberti and lead Mare Michell defeated the Kim Jonsson rink.

The Marg Walker team from Campbell River took third and the Sharon Meeres rink was fourth.

The B event, sponsored by Brian McLean Chevrolet Buick GMC, was won by the Sandra Galloway rink with third Liz Ellis, second Mary Ellen Werner and lead Elaine Starchuk over the Kari Alberti rink. Third was the Michelle Haider team and fourth was Michelle Cheetham from Port Alberni.

The C event, sponsored by Kirk Campbell of the Investors Group, winners were the Gloria Sandberg team, third  Eileen Morin, Susie Currie second and Barb Sandberg lead. They defeated the Jessica Dawson rink, skipped by Shelley Jepps from Campbell River. The Karen Maika team from Port Alberni placed third and fourth was the Sue Taylor team.

The D event, sponsored by Vancouver Island Insurance Centres, winners were the Amber Dufour rink with third Marion Kerr, second Brenda MacPherson  and lead Linda Baker. They defeated the Cindy Brown rink. The Mary Holden team took third and the Shelley Brown team was fourth.

The generous support from local sponsors made the bonspiel successful and thank-you is extended to: Atlas Café, Avalanche Bar & Grill, Best Western Westerly Hotel, Beyond the Kitchen Door, Boston Pizza, Canadian Tire, Comox Rec Centre, Comox Valley Aquatic Center, Courtenay Family Chiropractic, Crown Isle Golf Resort, Delicado’s, Fluids, Gio Alberti-National Best Financial Network, Glacier Greens, Home Depot, London Drugs, Mazda, Old House Village Hotel and Spa, Rhodo’s Coffee, Safeway, Signature Wines, Sublime Fashion Collection, Subway, Sunnydale Golf Club, Thrifty’s, WalMart, Washington Park Medical, and White Spot.

Thanks to all who supported our raffle. Winners of the prizes: Frances Jeweller ladies watch – Jen Zbiden; Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa Package – Kim Jonsson. The $500 cash grand prize was won by Verona Christenson.

Thanks to the Kari Alberti team, as the bonspiel committee, for a great bonspiel from the costumes, decorating and prizes to the curling organizing.   Thanks to draw master Jack Holden, volunteers from the men’s and ladies’ leagues, Marcie at the bar, and the fine ice makers Cody and  Ryan.

– Comox Valley Curling Club


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