Megan Beedle and Jill Whitfield sweep a rock toward the house in the Ladies Valentines Bonspiel last weekend. See story on Page A22.

Ladies rock the Valentines Bonspiel

The 1980’s themed event is geared at fun, and drew rinks from Terrace, Kitimat, and elsewhere

The Cheryl Wyatt Rink clinched a comeback in the A event to claim the win in the Ladies Valentines Bonspiel last weekend, Feb. 9-11.

Playing against the provincial junior girls team from Kitimat, Cheryl Wyatt, Jacquie Munson, Nancy Reniero and Sandra Hoffman were down in the sixth end 2-6.

The ladies managed to score three in the seventh, steal one in the eighth, and clinch one more in the extra to win the game 7-6.

Geared for fun, the Valentines bonspiel this year was built around an ’80’s theme and drew 32 teams, decked out in fun costumes and enjoying the social atmosphere, curling, games, draws, and dancing.

The Hannah Copeland Rink, sporting ‘80’s aerobic wear, and the Kathie Simpson Rink, dressed as Pacman characters, won awards for best costumes.

Margaret Copeland has played in the bonspiel for the last 16 years and says it was a blast.

She loves “getting to see everybody, having fun out on the ice, dancing, and drinking,” she said.

Sharlee Edwards, who has also curled for years, agreed.

“It’s tons of fun,” she said. “It’s good exercise, something different, and the organizers are awesome, they’ve got (lots of) games and entertainment.”

Edwards says she enjoys the whole atmosphere of the bonspiel, from the games to the dinner to all the other aspects.

“It’s everything: it’s the game, seeing the teams from out of town, (and) the prize table is always really nice.”

Copeland added that curling is great because it draws people of all ages.

“I have my 17-year-old daughter and 20-year-old daughter both playing,” she said, noting that there are players ages 13 to 80 in the bonspiel.

“I like the fact that you can come out to curl on any given night, and you can play someone ten years younger than you, or you can play somebody that’s 10 years older than you,” she said.

The other events went as follows:

In the B event, the Lisa Lawley Rink slid into first place over the Brousseau Rink from Kitimat. (On the Lawley rink was Lisa Lawley, Janice Julseth, Kishanda Lawley, and Jessica Lawley, and on the Brousseau rink was Sherri Stefanon, Charlene Galante, and Tina Chamberlin).

It was a 6-6 tie in the sixth end, with the Brousseau Rink scoring one in the seventh and then a beautiful draw by the Lawley Rink skip Janice Julseth to score two points and clinch the win.

In the C event, Kitimat’s Laurel deGoeij Rink won (with deGoeij, Erin Baker, Samantha Tough, and Kerri Wightman).

The final game went down to the last rock against the Hannah Copeland Rink (with Copeland, Kallie Edwards, Bianca Reniero, and Meghan Bowles).

The D event winners were Rebecca Kucharyshen, Kim MacDougall, Jody Kucharyshen, Joan Kucharyshen, and Claudia Brand, who have won the A event multiple times but were beat out by the Melanson rink to drop into the D.

In the D-final, they beat the Jessica Bernhardt rink (with Bernhardt, Katie Wahl, Crystal MacLeod, and Linda Mille).

 

Sam Tough from Kitimat’s Laurel deGoeij Rink throws a rock toward the house in a last-Saturday match. The Rink won the C-event in the Ladies Valentines Bonspiel last weekend. (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

Just Posted

Cheng² Duo perform in Terrace with 17th-century cello

Siblings bring classical music to R.E.M. Lee Theatre

Kid-friendly ski day at Shames

There were 175 children who skied and took lessons for free at the Port of Prince Rupert event

NARA holds open adoption event

Six cats and two dogs were rehomed

‘Avalanche Awareness Days’ emphasize backcountry safety at Shames

The Skeena Bar and Shames Mountain Co-op both holding events this weekend

Wilson returns to Pacific Crest Trail undeterred

Terrace hiker was forced to abandon journey last year due to back injury at 566-mile marker

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

Most Read