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Campbell River Blind Curling team takes to the ice

Team taking part in Dec. 17 bonspiel
The Campbell River Blind Curling team are from left to right Richard (sighted guide), Kelvin, Maureen, Jeremy, Arthur, and Bruce (Coach). Photo courtesy Kelvin Adams

Campbell River now has its first ever blind curling team and they are hoping to head to provincials early next year.

With Bruce Laurie as a new coach and guidance and support from the Campbell River Curling Club, the team is getting ready to compete in the West Coast Blind Curling Provincials in Prince George from Jan. 5 to 7.

The winning team of that competition has the opportunity to move up to the western championships in Winnipeg in March, and then to the national competition in Ottawa later in the year.

The West Coast Blind Curling Association covered the team’s entry fee to the provincial championships, as well as some of the cost.

The team held a silent auction on Dec. 16 and 17 to help raise funds for the travel costs.

December 17 also had the Campbell River Blind Curlers participating in the year end bonspiel.

”Stop by and check us out and say hello,” Adams said. “New members are more than welcome in the New Year.”

Donations by cheque should be written to: Campbell River White Cane CCB Chapter.