The Barriere Recreation Society (BRS) hosted a Skins Bonspiel at the Barriere Curling Rink this past weekend, with good participation from the area and from afar.
Area resident Danny Cleland had the honour of throwing the ceremonial first rock of the event.
“Danny was under a considerable amount of pressure with his shot as everyone was watching,” reported BRS representative Brian Bondar. “But he drew to the button! Danny’s coaches, provincial curling champions Corrine and Ken Brown, would have been very pleased with his delivery for a perfect shot.”
The local bonspiel drew players from Clearwater, Kamloops, Pritchard, Sicamous, Williams Lake and Whitehorse.
First place was won by the Barriere team skipped by Susan Bondar with teammates Rhys Brunn of Kamloops, Marie Gray of Sicamous and Jocelyn Gray of Whitehorse.
Second place was won by a Clearwater team consisting of BJ Gagnon, Kerry Miller, Larry Bens and Lorraine Gagnon.
Third place was also a Clearwater team skipped by Shelley Graffunder, Todd Phillips, Lori Redman and Cathy Sauer.
“The eight-team bonspiel consisted of three games and a well received supper,” said Bondar.
Next up at the rink will be a special evening co-hosted by the Barriere Recreation Society and Charlie Kibble.
The event will be on Saturday, Nov. 20, featuring a gourmet dinner with live entertainment provided by the group The Dueling Pianos.
If you would like to join weekly curling, participants are invited to “simply show up” on any Wednesday at 1 p.m., or on Friday at 7 p.m. For more information about the Barriere Curling Club or the Barriere Recreation Society contact Brian or Susan Bondar at 250-672-5334.