By Kevin J. Sabo
For the Independent
Stettler’s long-running Farmer/Farmerette Bonspiel is back for another year.
The 2020 edition of the event will be taking place Jan. 16th to 19th, and it’s not too late to get teams registered.
“We hope to get 24 to 30 teams per year,” said Curling Rink Manager Jamie Devnich.
“We’ll be taking entries until Tuesday [Jan. 14].”
The event has been running for “50-plus years” according to Devnich, and it continues to be a draw for the town, with teams coming from around the region.
In addition to teams from Stettler and the immediate area, the communities of Erskine, Donalda, Lacombe, and Bashaw have been represented at the spiel.
Participation in the event did see a decline for last season’s event, as the date of the event had to be moved prior to the new year, to make way for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts which descended on Stettler last winter.
The $200 registration for a team of four includes a minimum three-game played guarantee, and a roast beef supper on Jan. 18th.
There are a numbered of sponsored prizes and gift cards up for grabs for the winners of the event.
Spectators are welcome for the bonspiel action, and a concession will be running throughout for competitors and spectators alike.
For further information, or to register your team, contact Jamie Devnich at the Stetter Curling Club by calling 403-742-3111.