A field of 22 teams celebrated the 150th anniversary of Confederation a little early at the Duncan Curling Club’s mixed bonspiel at the Glen Harper Curling Centre last month.
The theme of the bonspiel this year was Canada’s 150th Birthday, and many competitors chose to celebrate the sesquicentennial by wearing red and white.
The Farmer Ben’s Eggs A event was won by the rink of Rod Challborn, Diane Myrden and John and Maria Elzinga, who beat the Powell River team of Gord Milne, Marian DeVita, Dick Vanderkemp and Rhonda Raimondo 8-5 in the final. Third place went to the family rink of parents Lou and Trisha Oud and kids Finley and Ashley, and fourth place went to Brent Dellebuur, Nanci Friday, Jim Tariff and Vicki Janzen.
The Berk’s Intertruck B event was won by the rink of Grace Predy, Steve Neil, Randy McLeod and Debbie Loewen, who won 7-5 in the final against Ken and Sheila Percival, Rick Manifold and Lori Pickard. Tanner McQuarrie, Andrea Leitch, Virginia Conway and Lynn Martin placed third, and Kevin Lamont, Shannon and Dakota Stevens and Trina White finished fourth.
The OK Tire C event went to Dave and Heather Shortill and Fred and Sheena Young, who won 5-2 over Michael Kenefick, Elaine Cloutier and Denis and Michelle Plamondon in the final. Third place went to Vicki Sjoberg, Kevin Miller, Louise Martin and Adam Burnell, and fourth place went to Barry Klein and his wife Susan MacIsaac from St. Louis and their rinkmates John and Pat Robillards.
The final of the Red Arrow Brewing D event was a rematch of the 2016 A final between the Hardie and MacDonald rinks, although the result was the opposite this year as Duaine Hardie, his wife Lorrie and their daughter Carley and Kathy Yu beat Scott and Christine Macdonald and Mike and Christine Moroz 8-4. In third was the team of Keith Ainsley, Sandra Colton and Dean and Kelly Meikle, followed by Carlos Pereira, Linda Larsson, Mary Heath and Rick Callander in fourth.