On Feb. 1st , 2nd , and 3rd, twenty-four teams, ninety-six curlers and fifteen visiting curling clubs came together with members of the Haliburton club to participate in the annual Todd’s Independent mixed bonspiel. Clubs being represented were Oshawa, York Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Highland London, Milton, Brampton, High Park, Bradford, Trenton/St. George’s, Burlington, Thornhill and Haliburton.
Members of the curling teams and spectators had an enjoyable weekend of curling, fellowship, fun and food! Many thanks to the following sponsors: Todd’s Independent, Phyllis Woodcock, a lifetime member of the club, Superior Propane, Minden Subaru and Re/Max North Country Reality Inc.
The final game of the “A” Event was very exciting to watch. The team from Milton skipped by Steve Oldford, vice, Kim Thomas, second, Craig Thomas, and lead, Kim Roy took the trophy. Runners up were from Richmond Hill skipped by Michael Tambosso, vice, Mary Tambosso, second, Everett Wood and lead, Tracy Gualberto. The third place team of the A event was skipped by Darrell Cain and his team from York.
Another great game was between Burlington and Oshawa for the “B” event trophy. The Oshawa team skipped by Jim Theodorf, vice, Patricia Theodorf, second, Rick Rosnak and lead, Sharon Rosnak took home the trophy. Runners up were the Burlington team of Rebecca Pipes, skip, Dave Nicol, vice, Chrissie DeLyzer, second and lead, Dave DeLyzer. Third place in the B event was the team from High Park skipped by Matt Glandfield.
Winning team of the “C” event was a team from Haliburton skipped by Don Wetmore, vice, Andrea Roberts, second, Terry Lawrence and lead, Sheila Campbell. Runners up were also from Haliburton skipped by Lynn Bartlett, vice, Neil Oke, second, Dianne Whitmarsh and lead, Chris Marsh. Third place in the C event was the team from Brampton skipped by Dave Sikkema.
Winning team of the “D” event was skipped by Rick Lauzon, vice, Linda Lauzon, second Trevor Kerr and lead, Ellen Kerr from the Highland London Curling Club. Runner up was a team from Trenton/St. George’s skipped by Bill Russell , vice, Lindsey Russell, second, David Chorley and lead Nancy Chorley. Third place in the D event was the team from West Northumberland skipped by Jim Abbott, vice, Anne Abbott, second, Bob Campbell and lead, Maureen Campbell.
Bonspiel Convenor, Mary Hillaby and her team of Sue Mason, Glenn Scott, Wendy Hewson, Jackie Bradbury, Teresa Keefer, and Wanda Stephen want to thank the sponsors, local businesses and individuals that graciously contributed items (Sir Sam’s Inn and Ski Hill, V&S Haliburton, Country Pickin’s, The Wine Store Minden, Laurie Hillaby, Joan Eyres, Chrissie DeLyzer, Jackie Bradbury, Maple Tap & Grill, Eva Griffith and Pampered Chef, Lockside Trading Company, Konzelmann Estate Winery, Fielding Wines, Up River Trading Co., Jan Ashall, Highland Brewing, April Martin, Win Yeung Restaurant, La Luna Del Nordo and Abbey Gardens). Efforts from amazing kitchen helpers and many members of the Day Ladies league who baked goods and made sandwiches helped contribute to the spiel’s success.
All teams commented on the terrific ice surface that was maintained by ice technicians, Doug Wagg, Mitch Stephen, Dave Moss and Ron Draper.