Westlock Curling Club prepares for its 50th season at the current rink


The club’s AGM will take place on Friday, October 21

WESTLOCK — Westlock Curling Club is calling all curlers as they prepare for a November 1 season start as the club enters its 50th year at its current location.

The club’s Annual General Meeting, along with team registration and new player registration, will take place tomorrow, Friday, October 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the curling rink. Club president Erin Wiese said there are currently seven board members with a few vacancies they are looking to fill.

“We are specifically looking for a secretary and anyone interested in becoming a board member will be welcome,” she said.

Last year, the club had about 64 curlers in regular leagues, with additional out-of-town curlers competing in annual tournaments. The club will bring back its Tuesday and Thursday leagues and is looking to introduce new leagues this year.

“Our Tuesday league is the standard league and is a bit more competitive and Thursday league is a bit more fun, it’s a bit more laid back,” she said, adding that the leagues are co-ed and s are aimed at all ages, from young people to seniors. .

“I think the great thing about curling is that you can participate regardless of your age or gender, and everyone is equal on the ice. It is a very accessible sport. »

The club also plans to host a fun, one-day bonspiel on Nov. 5 so interested residents can come and try the sport. The full day spiel is a new addition and will include equipment rental and a meal at the end.

” It is open to all. They will be short and very fun matches,” she said. “If you’re interested in curling, come and try it that day.”

The club celebrates a milestone this year with its 50th anniversary in the current building and plans to hold a celebration at the end of December to mark the occasion.

“The numbers definitely went down a bit after COVID-19, so we’re hoping to get the numbers back up,” Wiese said, noting that they’re also working on setting up a senior afternoon drop-in league. of the week this season. “I believe there is some interest from schools to have an after-school junior league again, so hopefully that will start again as well,” she said.

The club is also starting the new season with a new website www.westlockcurling.com and interested curlers can find more information there or can contact Wiese at 780-307-6723.

Kristine Jean, TownandCountryToday.com


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