RUMSEY RECORD — What a wintery week we’ve had, a brand new layer of four to six inches of snow in places; add the wind in that mixture and I know there was trouble on the roads. I hope the saying “In like a Lion, out like a Lamb” will come true.
The Rumsey Ag Society wrapped up their last bonspiel this past Saturday with some great games and prizes for all the successful teams. In the first event, Shelby Primrose, her mom and dad, Tim and Betty, with sister Julie brought home first place over Ken MacFarlane’s team. Third place in the first event went to Mike Steen’s team with Rod Nelson and his team rounding out fourth spot in the first event. We would like to thank Knievel Insurance from Trochu for sponsoring the first event, without our sponsors, these events just couldn’t happen.
In the second event, Kent Holowath and his family came away with first spot stealing it away from Curt McNaughton and his team. Mark McNaughton and his team succeeded in third place in the second event and Merv Matus’s team secured fourth spot. The Ag Society would like to thank Kent and Jill Holowath with Two Valley Angus just south of Rumsey. They have a great line of Black Angus bulls that are available now for your herd. Give them a call at 403-368-3733 and they can set you up.
In the third event, Derek Krywcum and his family enjoyed the first place spot as Brighten Watts and his family came away with second. James Dodd and his team won third place and Darryl Breveton and his team received fourth. Once again we would like to thank our sponsor, 3D Patchwork; another local family, the Sengaus’s and great supporters of the community.
Alan Hampton, our Ag Society President, mentioned that he noticed this year’s bonspiel had more family teams than ever before which is encouraging to note because, as the next generation starts curling in our open league and bonspiel events, it must mean that there will be continuance to our community as well.
The Open League winners this year were Rod and Dana Nelson, Travis Cawiezel and Brittany Cawiezel. Thank you to Fountain Tire in Drumheller for sponsoring the coats that they received as prizes. The Ladies’ League winners were Shelby Primrose, Taylor Olmstead, Kayla Adams and Amanda Holowath. As you might have read last week, these young ladies also won the High School Provincial. They actually set a new record in High School Ladies’ Curling by winning gold three years in a row. They played against all levels of schools, their final game was against Lethbridge and they won it hands down. With that kind of caliber in open league, I should maybe find out who won second spot since they should really get some recognition as well. The Rumsey Ag Society would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers; special mention to Sandy McNaughton and Jackie Watts; and especially all the curlers for making our bonspiels successful.
A quick note from Morrin Lions, they are sponsoring free hot chocolate and cookies at public skating, Morrin Arena on Sunday, March 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Consider this: Life is like a camera, you focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negative and if things don’t work out – take another shot!