Curlers bid farewell to enjoyable, profitable season

Well, the curling season has wrapped up with a very successful mixed bonspiel.

Well, the curling season has wrapped up with a very successful mixed bonspiel. We had 24 teams enter and enjoyed many games throughout the week. It all wrapped up on Saturday night with a great supper from the Country Cookers.

The winners of the bonspiel, after a closely contested game, were the Derek Krywcum team; second in the first event went to the Kent Holowath team.

In the second event, Mitch Martin’s team took home the honours of first, and second in the second went to Tracey Nelson and his team.

In the third event, first went to Jordanna Ferguson and her team, with second going to Shelby Primrose’s team.

In the fourth event, first went to Ray Wildeman’s team and second went to Julie Primrose’s foursome. There were also third- and fourth-place prizes paid out in each event.

Congratulations to all the curling winners.

Also, to conclude the winter activities, the Ag Society gave out prizes for the winners of the open league: Derek Krywcum, Claire Swanson, Dallas Krywcum and Melita Sorenson. In the super league, the top curling team was Jim Krywcum, Derek Krywcum, Dallas Krywcum and Jim Taylor.

Finally, the top team in the women’s league was Norah Watts, Rose MacFarlane, Melanie Monaco and Robin Harvey. The junior league concluded also with a mini bonspiel for the kids. All the curlers received a duffle bag, pen and pin from Starland County. Chase Chambers got most improved, Noel Kiemele won a plaque for sportsmanship, Brighton Watts won a plaque for most bonspiels played, and Brett Holowath won a plaque for the most dedicated Rumsey curler. In the mixed doubles bonspiel, the second-place finishers in the second event were Mike and Deena Arvidson. Thanks for coming up to curl at Rumsey.

After supper, our favourite auctioneer, Travis Cawiezel, and his bid takers, Allen Avramenko and Craig Cawiezel, auctioned off the billboards at the back of the rink. The bidding was lively and seemed to settle on an average of $600 for each until the last one, where the bidding picked up considerably. Two fine local businesses started bidding against each other and with the finesse of a good auctioneer, Travis was able to edge that price up to $1,450 before one of the bidders finally conceded to the other.

The Ag Society also offered the six front spots on the ice up to a silent auction and with an average of $350. Those spots went to local families and businesses who enjoy the opportunity to show their appreciation to this good community. Thanks to all the supporters of the curling club, rink and hall.

The next event at the community hall will be the Spring Fling on April 13. At that event, you can expect a delicious supper, a chance to visit with the neighbours before seeding starts, and a silent and live auction of the best desserts from our great bakers of the community. Mark the date — it will be fun.

The Morrin high school senior boys’ basketball team was off to zones this past weekend. They ended up with fourth position, losing out in the bronze-medal game. Our Rumsey locals were Evan Hampton, Lowell Nelson, Bradley Nelson, and Quinton and Cody Kopjar.

Levi Hampton enjoyed winning first place in intermediate- level public speaking at the Morrin Multi-club last Tuesday, and he’ll go on to the districts in the near future. Good luck, Levi.

Helen Steen reports that the AHA, Alberta Horticultural Association, is searching for new judges for the upcoming season of garden shows. If you are interested in this career, please get in contact with Helen. She has been a qualified judge for many years and will get you started.

She has found it to be rewarding and interesting and would love to share all her knowledge with someone so inclined.


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