The Taylor Curling Club’s 40th Anniversary Bonspiel is still a week away, but spots are filling up fast. Interest in the bonspiel is high, as many in the region have fond memories of the unique little building and are eager to celebrate and support it. The bonspiel will run March 15 to 16, with a possible third day still to be added on.
The club was originally hoping to have at least 20 teams registered, but with 17 teams already signed up and the club still taking teams until Wednesday, March 13, it’s likely they could have at least 24 if not more.
“There really seems to be a lot of interest, and it’s going to be a very fun time. We’re really excited about it,” said Taylor Curling Club President Murray Giesbrecht.
To sign your team up, call the club at 250-789-3734. All are welcome, but it is a mixed bonspiel and each team must have a member of the opposite gender play either third or skip.
Included in the entry fee is pig roast Saturday night, March 16, to be followed by a dance and a concert from the band Train Wreck.
Giesbrecht said they will showcase lots of old Taylor Curling Club memorabilia that members have brought in, with some being auctioned off. If you have anything you would like to donate, contact Doug or Wendy Kimmie at Arctic Spas.
The Taylor Curling Club renovated its building and kitchen this year, in hopes of keeping it around and in use for a lot more than 40 years.
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