No trophy, but Ashcroft’s Team BC is still #1

The men's Team Alberta was victorious at the Dominion Club Championships, but Ashcroft's very own Team BC will always be champions.

What a week Team BC had in Richmond!

The team from Ashcroft finished with a score of 3 and 3, but the games they lost were hard fought and came down to the last rock or an extra end. And, they were the only team to beat the new Canadian Men’s team, team – Alberta.

Representing all of BC, Paul Quesnel, Dwight Hodder, Gary Farr and Chris Brezina were treated like royalty and made many new friends in the curling world. It was another proud moment each time they stepped onto the ice wearing the BC colours.

They must have been surprized to see so many familiar faces from home in the Richmond curling rink.

The community pitched in to help them raise $4,350 for the BC Paraplegic society. Although they did not win the team prize for raising the most money, they were just $900 shy of the Yukon ladies who raised the most.

Gary won the top individual prize – an all expense paid trip for two to a Canadian destination, which will be used to help raise funds for the Ashcroft club. We may be a small club and a small Interior town but boy do we have a big heart!

Thank you also to Val Teshima who donated a beautiful picture of the Ashcroft landscape in winter for the silent auction. Everyone there commented on it.

It was also great to see Ina Gory and her daughter Stacey, who volunteered to help at the Richmond club. Way to go Ina and Stacey.

Our club was founded in 1896 and is the second oldest in BC. It has had many reasons to celebrate our curlers over the years, but we have never had a BC champion team before. Thank you Dwight, Paul, Chris and Gary for adding to the richness of our club and its history. You done did us proud!!!

Janet Quesnel

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