The Legion 59th Annual Bonspiel was a resounding success.
Much thanks goes to the Chairperson, Be Gomes, and her committee as well as the many businesses, organizations and individuals who donated financially, physically and their time.
Congratulations to the winner of “A” Event and the Ken Austin Memorial Trophy, sponsored by Branch #13 and presented by the Austin family, the John Kennedy Rink with Shane Burke at third, Andy Hoffman, second and Brian Shack as lead. Second in “A” went to the Dave Dennis Rink, third to the Maurice Bulleid Rink and fourth to the Meek rink.
“B” Event and the Bud Kirkaldy Memorial Trophy, sponsored by Canadian Tire and presented by Brian Kirkaldy, was taken by the Greg Morgan rink with Tracey Hittel, Ryan Pigeon and Duncan Brown. Second, third and fourth in “B” were won by the Kurisu, Kutenics and Triton Rinks respectively.
“C” Event and the Peter Barnett Memorial trophy, sponsored and presented by four generations of the Barnett family, was won by the Jamie Austin Rink with Chad Sallenback in third position and Warren Copeland and Kelly Sallenback throwing second and lead rocks. Second in “C” was J. Bowles, third D. Johnson and fourth C. Wyatt.
The Mitch Griffith Rink won the “D” event and the Steve Kutenics Memorial Trophy, sponsored by Chances and presented by Les Kutenics, with Sylvia Griffith, Kevin and Joanne Preece as third, second and lead respectively. “D” second, third, and fourth places were won by the J. Johnson, T. Leach and C. Goodall rinks.
Branch #13 would like to thank the sponsors of these trophies and the family members who presented them for keeping the memories alive. Thanks also go out to Brian McIntyre and the breakfast crew, the curlers and the volunteers, too numerous to mention, who helped. It is our sincere hope that you will join us again next year for the Big 60th. Plans are already underway and it is intended to make it the biggest and best event in the Northwest.
The bonspiel is over but the year’s regular work carries on. Wednesday evenings are drop-in darts, and if enough interest is displayed, the committee will provide crib evenings and the 8-ball tournament is ongoing.
On February 15/16, Terrace will be hosting the other Legion Branches in the Northwest for the Zone Playoffs in 8-ball and Crib.
With all the sporting events at the Legion and fun for members, we must remember our purpose in being is to look after our Veterans of all ages who are in need, to promote remembrance and service to our community.
In this regard the Branch is grateful to Cde. Doug McFarlane the Branch Service Officer. For anyone who is not aware of it, Cde. McFarlane and the Legion are there to assist all veterans – Legion Membership is not necessary – who are in need of anything from financial assistance to help in filling out forms.
Doug is very knowledgeable and accommodating and in these days of turmoil with the closing of more Veterans Affairs Offices, he can be of great help to those who need it in dealing with the Ministry of Veterans Affairs. He can be contacted through the Branch.
We Will Remember Them.