The draw for the 100 Mile Curling Club Men’s Bonspiel should be set tonight (Jan. 15).
Organizers were hoping for 16 teams at this year’s event, which goes Jan. 17-19.
Teams and curlers are coming from “all over the place,” explains Wayne Venos, a public relations representative with the local curling club.
“Along with local rinks, there are rinks from the Lower Mainland, central Interior, northern Interior and curlers from Florida and Newfoundland. As 100 Mile House is hosting the Interior Men’s Masters (Northern Play down) Feb. 7-9, there will be skilled rinks in this event, which will be testing out our ice.”
At least five local teams are entered in the bonspiel, the 55th annual.
“It’s the major thing for the men’s club for the year.”
Action starts Friday evening. The event finals start at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The curling club is open to the public all weekend. There’s a dance on Saturday night at the 100 Mile Curling Club, located on Airport Road in 100 Mile House.
“If you’re looking for some activity on Saturday night, there’s good music. It’s a real nice atmosphere.”
For more information, Venos can be reached at 250-791-6693 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.