New season begins for curling

New executive, new season

Curlers, it’s time once again to dust off the brooms and shoes!

The Ashcroft and District Curling Club held its AGM on Sept. 21. Sixteen members attended with the following members graciously accepting roles on the 2011/12 executive: President Andrea Bona; Vice President Hilda Jones; Secretary Janet Quesnel; Treasurer Anita Mazurkewich and Directors Isobel McGrath, Barb Hodder, Ina Gory, Dan Collette, Paul Quesnel, Dwight Hodder and Gary Farr.

We sadly said good bye to our retiring president Wayne Tresierra, who has moved to Kamloops. Thank you Wayne for the two years you gave to our club and best of luck in Kamloops.

Unfortunately, our biggest hurdle again this year is how to encourage some of our old members back and entice new people who don’t know they are curlers yet. Curling is a game that can be played at any age especially now with the introduction of the throwing stick. This is a hint to those members who feel they just cannot get down in the hack, guess what you don’t have to. Come on down  and give the stick a try. There will be open ice from Oct. 11-15 from 7-9 pm.

Some dates to remember are:

Registration will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 7–9 pm at the curling club. You do not have to be on a team, our executive can help get you on a team.

We are holding a Hallowe’en funspiel on Oct. 28 from 10 am to 4 pm. Games are only four ends each, cost is only $10 per person. Lunch is potluck and you do not have to be  a member to curl. Teams are drawn from a hat and all you need to do is have fun, oh yeah and dress up!!!!

Keep watching for further funspiels. All are welcome.

Janet Quesnel