Members of Special Olympics Oceanside got the opportunity to rock the house at the Nanaimo Family Fun Bonspiel.
Two teams were entered, with most of the players competing for the first time.
Head coach Carol Ramey indicated the recreational bonspiel was a perfect segue to get the curlers ready for competition. They have been training for a year.
“Both teams played very well,” said Ramey. “All the games were close.”
The Rock Shots, which consisted of skip Ramey, third David Higgins, second Mark Blasco and lead Ashley Thompson, won two of their three three games, losing to the eventual winners.
The Lightning Nights of skip Shayne Blandin, third Michael Gibson, second Claudette Biron (coach) and lead Benton Ramey played some tough games. They won a game and then lost to the first-place team and to teammates, The Rock Shots.
“Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed a delicious banquet afterward,” said Ramey. “The Nanaimo Curling Club was incredibly welcoming to our athletes and gave a warm invitation to return next year. A huge thanks to them for their hospitality.”
— NEWS Staff, submitted