Qualicum Beach rink off to defend its title

Facing tough competition in Kelowna is an honour for Qualicum Beach curling team

Team Feltham

The Bruce Feltham team from the Qualicum Beach Curling Club is off to Kelowna on Sunday to defend the 2015 provincial title it captured in Richmond.

The March 13-17 event is sponsored by the Pacific Coast Master’s Curling Association and the B.C. Interior Master’s Curling Association, for curlers aged 60 and over.

Teams, province-wide, will be at the event with the Feltham team representing the region of Vancouver Island from Nanaimo north. They went undefeated at the qualifying event in Nanaimo in January.

The team consists of Feltham at skip, Rob Findlay at third, Garry Nolan at second and Charles Shier at the lead position.

Last year’s victory marked the first time a team from the Parksville Qualicum Beach area won the championship, which has been in existence for more than 40 years.

“We were quite excited when we won the championship last year as the final game went an extra end and it was the first provincial championship win for all of us,” said Feltham.

“We hope to be competitive again this year and represent the area well.  However, we anticipate that competition will again be very tough as it is quite an honour to capture this provincial title.  Even though we are all 60 and over, the competitive juices still flow.”

— Submitted by Team Feltham

Just Posted

Parksville council eyes city boundary expansion

More industrial land a key motivator in notice of motion

2019 Federal election: Courtenay-Alberni candidates address seniors issues

“What are your party’s plans to ease the stress realized by seniors on fixed incomes?”

WATCH: Jordan now a key member on staff at Parksville business

Disability Awareness Month celebrated around province

RDN wants to play role in Ballenas track upgrade

Bringing dilapidated facility up to standard could cost close to $1M

Qualicum Beach joins in on global climate strike

Participants urge government to adequately address climate crisis

VIDEO: ‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ top Emmys

Billy Porter makes history as first openly gay black man to win best drama-series acting Emmy

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Give severely addicted drug users injectable medical-grade heroin, guideline says

CMAJ article outlines best practices for innovative treatment that’s been lacking in overdose crisis

B.C. court hears disclosure arguments in Meng Wanzhou case

Huawei exec argues she was unlawfully detained at YVR last December at direction of U.S. authorities

Trudeau attacks Scheer, Harper, Ford in first federal salvo for Ontario

Liberal leader targets three big conservative rivals in second full week of campaign

Island music trivia tournament a hit on World Alzheimer’s Day

More than $13,000 raised by people naming that tune

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

Most Read