FIRE AND ICE
With submissions by the Rossland Curling club
Fire has invaded and disrupted – even ended — so many lives recently, in BC and around the world – and so far Rossland has been very fortunate, suffering only a few days of dense smoke. We can all be grateful for that, even as we send donations for those in need and prepare lists of things to take with us if we, too, need to evacuate.
In the meantime, we must all carry on with our lives – working, and planning ahead for the winter. We can think cooling thoughts. Thoughts of ice. After all, autumn is nearly here. October isn’t far off, and that’s when curling begins.
The Rossland Curling Club was born in 1898 – the club celebrates its 125th birthday this year, with special events coming up:
First – Free curling lessons!
Curling nowadays is more fun and accessible than ever, and to help people get started the Curling Club will be running an innovative four-week “Cool Curling” learn-to-curl program from late October this year. This will be followed up by a four-week super fun beginners league. Both of these programs will be free of charge to all participants, made possible by a generous grant from the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. More details on this will be published soon.
Then – a Heritage Bonspiel!
Registration is now open for the 125-year celebration “Heritage Bonspiel”, to be held in mid-November this year, and made possible by the club’s generous gold event sponsor, Hil-Tech Construction. This will be an event for the ages, with top-tier ice, prizes, banquet and dance, live entertainment, and a heartfelt salute to our heritage. Limited spots are available and going fast, so get your registration in early at: rosslandcurling.org/bonspiel
The club will proudly reveal the extensively renovated lounge and bar area. The club’s announcement says, “Shaped by the masterful eye of talented local architect Demitri Lesniewicz, the club has restored and accentuated the rustic historical post and beam timber construction of the facility, while adding beautiful natural wood accents, energy-efficient lighting, and updated commercial appliances. With generous and capable contributions from Mountain High Lighting, Rossland Lumber, Eddy Shepherd Electrical, and local master carpenter Mike Grime, not to mention many member volunteers, we are crafting one of the best off-ice facilities in the Kootenays.”
The club is also proud to introduce a fresh new logo – shown in the image above the headline.