Oceanside Special O Team (from left) Natalka Strilesky (coach), Shayne Blandin, Kerry Lipsack, Jaimie Aitken, Mark Biasco and Virginia Gibberd (coach). — Submitted photo

Parksville junior bonspiel draws 20 teams

Junior curlers took centre stage at the Parksville Curling Club over the weekend.

The 5th Annual Parksville Junior Bonspiel was held on Feb. 16 and 20 teams participated. There were 10 teams in the Novice Division for players with less than three years curling experience and 10 teams in the Experienced Division.

Organizer Cheryl Noble said the Parksville Curling Club was “rockin’” with teams coming from Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Comox Valley, Campbell River, Qualicum Beach and Parksville.

The Novice Division played three four-end games while the Experienced Division played three six-end games.


Novice Division:

1st place – Qualicum #2 – Noah Rosnau, Nicolas Teves, Mercer Falvai, Declan O’Sullivan

2nd place – Oceanside Special Olympics Team consisting of Kerry Lipsack, Shayne Blandin, Mark Biasco, Jaimie Aitken. They will be competing at the BC Special Olympic Winter Games in Vernon.

3rd place – Nanaimo – Lewis Flynn, Anna Brennen, Brandon de Rosenroll, Brandon West, Alex Milligan

Draw to Button Champion Team – Port Alberni’s Kiana Brown, Julie Fudge, Arwen Rauguth-Treleaven, David Neufeld

Experienced Division:

1st place – Qualicum #2 – Rowan Brightland, Cam Hunter, Jackson Nowak, Christian Klein-Beekman

2nd place – Victoria – Daniel Sammons, Erik Rankin, Nathan Sneek

3rd place – Ballenas Whalers Girls – Michaela Morrill, Zoe Torgerson, Claire O’Brien, Naskua Nakazawa

Draw to Button Champion Team – Qualicum #1 – Taylor Schnider, Eli Bodnaruk, Isaac Brightland, Ben Klein-Beekman

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Two nature-inspired artists display oil paintings at Qualicum gallery

Judy Maxwell and Lloyd Major depict scenes of wildlife, landscapes and the west coast

Parksville seniors getting stronger with age

Weightlifting couple qualify to compete at Worlds Masters in Montreal in August

Camera captures cougar lurking in Parksville’s Foster Park neighbourhood

Resident shared photo to alert others to big cat’s presence

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

Kids found playing darts with syringes in Vancouver Island park

Saanich police is urging people to throw out their syringes properly and safely

BC Ferries has no plans to implement debit for vehicle ticket payments

Debit accepted for foot passengers, on-board purchases for all vessels

‘The whole city has changed:’ B.C. woman in New Zealand reacts to mosque attacks

An expatriate and Muslim students at UBC Okanagan deeply affected by white supremacist shooting

Trudeau condemns hateful, ‘toxic segments’ of society after New Zealand shooting

Prime Minister expressed sorrow at the many attacks in recent years

Air Canada grounds its Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1 to provide certainty

Airlines around the world have been working to redeploy their fleets since their Max 8s were grounded last week

Budget to tout Liberal economic record, provide distraction from SNC furor

This is the Liberal government’s fourth and final budget before the election

Vancouver Island overdue for the big one, can also expect mega-thrust tsunami

The last big earthquake was 70 years ago in Courtenay

Horvat scores 16 seconds into OT as Canucks beat Blackhawks 3-2

Pettersson sets rookie scoring record for Vancouver

Most Read