Great season for Special O curlers

Group had lots of fun and travelled to bonspiel in Parksville

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CURLERS enjoyed a fun season.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CURLERS enjoyed a fun season.

How much fun is curling for the Special O group when you can enjoy the great game of curling along with a bag of Amazing Kettle Corn to munch on after the game?

This special group of avid curlers needed the assistance of a curling aid called the ‘delivery stick’ and through the generosity of Dorothy and Bob of Amazing Kettle Corn, two new curling sticks were donated to the group. The Special O curlers would like to send out a great big thank you to Dorothy and Bob for their generosity.

Throughout the 2012 season, all the curlers saw improvement and the ones using the curling stick were able to make many great shots, said volunteer Sandra Gallaway.

The highlight of the season was when the group headed to Parksville where Bobby Bolon’s team of Jake, Joe and Larry came in first in the A Division in a great game with the Comox Valley beating Victoria 5-4. Our team B came in second place with Sherrie skipping her team of Shelly, Ken and Debbie. The C team with Randy Poole skipped his team of Robert, Danial and Harold to first place in the C pool. What a great showing for our local teams.

The Comox Valley Special O curlers are planning to host a bonspiel in November next season and will invite Nanaimo, Parksville, Duncan Port Alberni and Powell River.

There are many volunteers who have helped out this season and their efforts cannot go without acknowledgement. Special thanks to a great bunch of helpers, John, Greg, Peter, Larry, Richard and Arlene who have all said they will have to work a little harder as the special curlers have improved so much this year.

On a sad note, the Special O curlers have lost one of their fellow athletes, Harold, who really enjoyed the game of curling. His service is Saturday, April 21 at the Lions Den in Comox and his presence will be sadly missed next season.


– Special Olympics Comox Valley