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.”

 

Just Posted

UBC Okanagan nursing students host gala fundraising event

Medical clinics in Ghana and Zambia will benefit from the gala

UBC Okanagan welcomes alumni and the community to campus event

Homecoming is a chance to rediscover and reconnect with the campus

Kelowna still waiting for first legal pot shop application

Despite anticipating ‘hundreds’ of applications, the city has yet to receive one

Kelowna RCMP look for alleged theft suspect

The alleged theft of a wallet was committed inside a Kelowna business

RCMP look to reunite cash with owner

The owner accidentally donated the money to the Salvation Army in a piece of clothing

Sunny skies for the week ahead

Environment Canada is forecasting clear skies for the Okanagan and Shuswap

Trump: Saudi king ‘firmly denies’ any role in Khashoggi mystery

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is travelling to the Middle East to learn more about the fate of the Saudi national

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

South Okanagan man alleged to have exposed genitals to children

Penticton RCMP said incident occurred at the Kiwanis Park

Transport Canada to take new look at rules, research on school bus seatbelts

Canada doesn’t currently require seatbelts on school buses

Sockeye run in Shuswap expected to be close to 2014 numbers

Salute to the Sockeye on Adams River continues until Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

Most Read