Curling Membership holds annual Masters/Seniors bonspiel

HARRISTON – The Mount Forest Curling Membership (MFCC) held its annual Masters/Seniors Curling Bonspiel on March 4.

The occasion was held on the Harriston Curling Membership because of an sudden ice plant failure.

“It’s wonderful and uncommon to see such an outreach from a neighbouring neighborhood, we ship a hardy thanks to the Harriston Curling Membership’s membership for serving to us on this time of want,” Mount Forest Curling Membership officers state.

The Bonspiel went off completely at Harriston, because of all the assist from many curling membership groups’ all through Mid-Western Ontario, together with Alliston, Arthur, Listowel, Fergus, Elmira, Harriston, and Mount Forest, officers observe.

The 2 attracts, Masters and Seniors began early on the Harriston Membership, permitting for 16 groups to compete by two eight-end video games. 

“The competitors was fierce, all golf equipment eager to deliver house the celebrated {hardware},” officals state.

Gamers commented, that the ice was quick and with 4 toes of curl making for thrilling and difficult curling all through.

Thanking the occasion sponsors, MFCC officers observe “this championship couldn’t happen with out their caring generosity.”

Sponsors embody:

– Ernie Hunter, Meat the Butcher;

– Tim Bingham, Midwest Co-op FS;

– Doug Rice, Marcc Attire;

– Holly and Kirk Jordan, England Funeral Residence.

Occasion coordinators, Dave Tilker and Tom Tangney labored onerous to enlist 16 groups to return out to a modified venue in Harriston this 12 months that included a superb roast beef dinner, 50/50 and several-prize attracts to thank all contributors..

All groups had been very gracious in donating in the direction of the attracts and 50/50 to assist the Mount Forest Membership get again on its toes following the mid-season shut down because of a chiller leak and aged compressor in early February of this 12 months. 

Because of a profitable Trillium Grant software, plus member and neighborhood assist, the membership hopes to be up and operating for the beginning of the 2023-24 season.

The MFCC was established in 1880 and the present facility on Egremont Road was construct in 1963 beneath the H. Bye Building group. Will probably be receiving a brand new cutting-edge excessive efficient-exterior ice plant that would be the first of its variety to be put in at a curling membership in Ontario, officers observe.

The bonspiel will likely be again in Mount Forest subsequent 12 months on March 2. 

“Thanks once more to the Harriston Curling Membership, our sponsors, spiel coordinators Dave Tilker and Tom Tangney, our ice tech’s … plus the volunteers on your nice assist,” officers state.

Masters winners – Winners within the Masters division on the Mount Forest Curling Membership (MFCC) Masters/Seniors Curling Bonspiel was Steve Graham’s group from Fergus. From left: presenter Tom Tangney, vice Dale Small, skip Steve Graham, second Avon Gibbings, lead Mark Value.