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Alida hosts Oilmen and Farmers' Bonspiel

Ten teams entered the annual tournament, which offered lots of curling and fun.
The A-event winners were, from left, skip Bob Thompson, third Nick Pirie, second Cheryl Ann Show and lead Glen Baylis.

ALIDA - The Alida Curling Club held its annual Oilmen & Farmers' Bonspiel on Feb. 2 and 3, with 10 teams registered.

The bonspiel began in the evening of Feb. 2. This was followed by a very successful Calcutta in which the teams were auctioned off by Dellan Mohrbutter of K(M) Auction Services. It brought in $8,950.

Spectators and fans enjoyed watching the curling.

On Feb. 3, the bonspiel resumed and continued all day, stopping for a break at when supper was served. A beef dinner with all the trimmings was prepared to approximately 100 guests, including the curlers. The final games were held following supper.

The A-event was won by the Shaw Earth Moving team from Gainsborough and the B-event was won by Team Vespur (Cory Purves) of Carnduff. The winners of the Calcutta winners were Steven Bendtsen of Alida for the A-event and the B-event was Jaye Lemieux of Alida and Aaron DeJong of Lashburn.

The Chinese Auction draws were made and the winners gathered up their prizes, bringing the bonspiel to a close.

It was a very successful bonspiel for the Alida Curling Club and they do appreciate all the support that was given towards this event, wither it was by donations, participation or attendance.

Their next event is the Ladies' Open Bonspiel on Feb. 24. It will have six-end games. To register, contact Margaret at 306-485-7245.

To bring the weekend to a close, Kitchen Group 3 served up 61 breakfasts on Feb. 4, breaking the Breakfast Challenge mark. We do appreciate all the support we receive from our locals residents and especially all those from the surrounding areas.