First draw winners claim Brussels Curling Club's top honour - March 22, 2018
The Brussels Curling Club held its awards and social evening on Friday night at the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre in the upstairs meeting room. The group of over 30 gathered for a social time before enjoying a delicious potluck meal, a fare of many choices for all.
Outgoing President Don Chesher started the evening by thanking the many folks who made it a successful season for the club. He started with those who came out to paint the ice at the beginning of the year. Thanks to Merv Bauer, Brian Warwick, Karen Uhler and Jeff Cardiff.
Next, he thanked those who provided bartending duties after games on the Monday evening including Merv and Donna Bauer and Carman and Mary Bernard. This all helps in keeping our costs down when volunteers paint and bartend. He thanked the club members who worked very hard to make the bonspiel a great success, including Steve for finding enough teams (20) to fill the bonspiel. He thanked Jo-Ann McDonald for organizing the meal and for all the extras she did, and the members who approached the businesses to collect the many great prizes, including Carman, Jeff, MaryAnn Thompson and Dona Knight.
Curling can’t happen without rocks and he thanked those who came early on the Monday evenings to put the rocks out for play, as well as pebbling and nipping, and sweeping the ice prior to play. Thanks to the strategic planning and social committee of Matt Cardiff, Jannelle Caldwell, Gary Pipe and Jennie Schimanski for doing a great job with the many interesting and fun ideas incorporated into the nights of play, during and after. They welcome Danica to the committee for the upcoming year. Don introduced Steve Steiss to announce the winners of the draws and Don presented them with their prizes.
Winners of the November-December draw were: first, Jack Pipe, Jeff Cardiff, Danica Janmaat and Dianna Dolmage, 45 points. They also received the D.A. Rann Memorial Trophy and were presented with the handmade wooden curling coaster sets, made and provided by Bob Rann, son of D.A. Rann. Second place was Murray Hoover, Cody Sanders and Dona Knight and third, Steve Steiss, MaryAnn Thompson and Brent Alexander.
The December-January draw winners were: first, Mike Alexander, Norm Dobson, Debbie Coultes and Nicole Alexander; second, Murray Hoover, MaryAnn Thompson, Ken Penfound and Dianne Dolmage and third were Jo-Ann McDonald, Mary Bernard, Brian Warwick and Jane Rock.
The January-February draw winners were: first, Cody Sanders, Katherine Thomet, Sandra Cable and George Zwep; second, Murray Hoover, Doug Bremner, Nicole Alexander and Matthew Cardiff and third, Don Chesher, Mary Bernard, Steve Bowers and Gary Pipe.
The evening ended with Carman Bernard, incoming president, saying a few words and then euchre and chase the ace were played to wind up the evening.