Curling club to launch youth program

Curling clubs prepare to kick off the new season on the North Island.

The return of a favourite past event and the formation of a brand-new youth program are among the scheduled highlights as the North Island’s curling clubs prepare to kick off their 2014-15 seasons this week.

Broughton Curling Club of Port McNeill has announced the start of a pair of youth leagues this fall. Juniors (grades 6 through 12) will play each Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. beginning Oct. 8. Kids (grades 1-5) will get ice time every other Thursday, from 6-6:45 p.m., beginning Oct. 9.

Fees are $84 per player for the season for Junior League and $50 per player for Kids League. Family discounts are available.

The club hosted an open house and registration night for all returning and prospective players Sept. 16 and 17. Registration is still available, forms for adult and youth divisions can be found on the Broughton Curling Club Facebook page. Registration deadline to compete in league play in the coming season is Oct. 3.

For more info or to register, email broughtoncurlingclub@gmail.com or call Nick at 250-956-2736.

 

 

 

Fort Rupert Curling Club

Port Hardy’s Fort Rupert Curling Club will hold its social evening and registration Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. at the club in Beaver Harbour. Ice goes in the following day, and league play begins Oct. 6.

The first event on the calendar, meanwhile, is the Fall Funkin’ combined golf tourney and curling bonspiel, set for Saturday, Sept. 27. Fall Funkin’ is a fun, team-format event in which four-person “rinks” begin with a nine-hole golf scramble at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club, followed by lunch at the curling club and a series of four-end mini games on the ice.

Registration is $40 per player and includes greens fees, lunch and prizes, to be awarded following the curling. To sign up or for info, email porthardycurling@gmail.com or call Doug at 250-949-9450.

 

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