Curling 101 November 2, 2019

Wow! What a terrific day!

I just wanted to write this note to thank and recognize all of the volunteers who made our first Curling 101 for Kids a great success. Our curling club signed on to this joint venture with Curling Canada. Curling Canada agreed to fund Rocks and Rings in our local elementary schools in exchange for us hosting the Curling 101 for Kids at the Fenelon Falls Curling Club. Children and their parents from the local elementary schools were invited to our club for a free, on ice, introduction to our fine sport in the hopes that they would catch the curling bug and join our Youth Learn to Curl.

Curling 101 for Kids was held on November 2 and we had a terrific group of kids and parents participate, laugh and learn. Twenty-four children and seventeen parents joined us for the event and I received thank you’s and positive messages from everyone I spoke to and two parents so far have contacted me to say what a great time they had.

I would like to recognize the volunteers and express my appreciation for the hard work and enthusiasm all of the volunteers brought to the day.

Thanks to Fraser and Leslie Anderson for preparing our ice for the day. Based on the feedback the kids and parents really enjoyed their first curling experience, on ice.

Thanks to Katherine Peel for her assistance with organizing and her efficient registration of the participants, as well as the decorating. I am always amazed at the energy and availability of people like Katherine with such a full plate.

Thanks to Doug Peel for assisting with the organizing of the day and sponsoring the lunch for all of the attendees. I hope he enjoys the mixed blessing of increased numbers in the Youth Program, as a result of the Curling 101 for Kids.

Thanks to Gail Allman for organizing the delicious lunch and Eve Miller and Leeanne Bingham for working with Gail to prepare and serve the food to the hungry appreciative participants.

Thanks to Brian Markle for being our photographer for the event. Please take time to have a look at the terrific slide show he created, in the next couple of weeks, as we show it on the TV at the club before the league play.

Thanks to Winston and Amanda Fleming -Smirkle, Bruce Jepson, Agnes Markle, Cheryl Medhurst, Bev Purvis and Clive Walton for providing such fun, on ice, assistance and encouragement to the children and parents who came to curling 101.

And last, but certainly not least, a very special thanks to Karen Jepson for doing such a great job providing clear and easy to understand, on ice instruction to a very large group of total newbies.

I know we wouldn’t have a curling club without bricks and mortar and rocks and rings, but the true success of the Fenelon Falls Curling Club lies in the enthusiastic supportive members who make events come together so successfully. Thanks to all.

Brenda Walton

 

 


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