Kelowna-hosted event raises $$ for youth curling

The Travelers Curling Club Championship and For The Love of Curling Fundraising Contest drum up $40,000

Teams from across Canada competed at the 2016 Travelers Club Championship last month at the Kelowna Curling Club.

Teams from Manitoba and Ontario captured the championship trophies at the 2016 Travelers Curling Club Championship last month in Kelowna, but the winning didn’t stop there.

The 2016 For The Love of Curling Fundraising Contest, which ran in conjunction with the Travelers Curling Club Championship, raised nearly $40,000 to support youth curling across Canada.

All 28 participating teams (14 men, 14 women) were able to take part, and the teams that raised the most money earned cash grants for improvements to their home curling centres.

The money raised will contribute to youth curling scholarships, as well as to the popular Egg Farmers Rock & Rings, presented by Curling Canada program, which brings the sport of curling to school gymnasiums across Canada to give many youngsters their first exposure to curling.

Kim Jonsson’s B.C. women’s team came away with the top prize of a $6,000 grant for the Campbell River Curling Club, after raising $6,250.

Earning $1,000 apiece for their home clubs were the Saskatchewan women skipped by Danette Tracy (Weyburn CC), the Ontario women skipped by Julie O’Neill (Lindsay Curling Club), the Ontario men skipped by Wesley Forget (Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, Kingston) and the Newfoundland/Labrador men skipped by Trent Skanes (RE/MAX Centre, St. John’s).

“It was wonderful to see the players in Kelowna making this fundraiser so successful,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada.

“It showed once again why our sport is so special these players were competing for a Canadian championship, but at the same time they saw the value of continuing to grow our game.”

 

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