From Dec. 7 to 9, the U21 Open Playdown was held at the Ashcroft Curling Club. There were seven men’s teams entered in this playdown from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and Kamloops, and it brought some really top-notch curling to our little town. It was great watching the curling prowess of these young men.
Three teams from the playdown will go forward to play in the B.C. Provincials in Vernon, which started on Dec. 26. Good luck to the winners: Team Marshall, Team Yamada, and Team Silverside. It would be worth a trip to Vernon to see them curl.
The ice was in A1 shape as always; thank you Dwight and Paul. The food that was donated for the luncheon on Saturday and the muffins for the morning and snacks went over very well. Thank you Joyce Buckland, Janet Quesnel, Arlene Lebedoff, and Loreen Martin. If I have missed anyone I apologize. Thank you to David Durksen for the coffee.
I cannot tell you how much it warms my heart when everyone pulls together and helps out. We are all volunteers, and we certainly could not have been so successful without each of you.
Each team commented on the volunteers, the ice, and the welcome they received. I guarantee the teams probably came to Ashcroft wondering where Ashcroft was, but left knowing they were welcome and now know where Ashcroft is. Thank you everyone.