BC teams will be on home soil for Travelers

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The two teams representing BC at the Travelers Curling Club Championships next month will be on home soil.

The Kelowna Curling Club will host the 14 men’s teams and 14 women’s teams competing in the national championships.

Both BC teams hail from the North Island after the region swept the BC Club Challenge in Richmond in April.

The BC Women’s Champions hail from Campbell River Curling Club and Comox Valley Curling Centre. The team is composed of Kim Jonsson, Lonnie Schopp, Mickey Colburn and Yvette Green.

The BC Men’s Champions hail from the Comox Valley Curling Centre. The team is composed of Ron Schmidt, Norm Coté, Craig Bernes and Darren Richards.

Ron Schmidt said: “We will wear our BC colours with great pride.

“We are so looking forward to playing in a week long event against competitive teams from across the country. I’m sure we’ll make new friends and enjoy the festivities and sportsmanship. We hear from past participants what a great event it always is. We are ready!”

Mickey Colburn said: “We’re looking forward to meeting other teams, exploring the area (if we have time) and to competing! It is very exciting to be representing BC!”

The Kelowna Curling Club will host the Championships from November 20-26, 2016. The eighth annual championship is sure to be a memorable one.

This event is the ultimate experience for club curlers and all provincial and territorial champions receive a championship banner to hang proudly in their home club.

Each year, the Travelers Curling Club Championship holds a contest for clubs to raise the most money in support of a great charity.

In 2016, the Travelers Curling Club Championship is raising money to support youth curling across Canada, through the Curling Canada Foundation.

There are great prizes to be won for the club that raises the most money. The top fundraising club will receive a cash grant of $6,000 for improvements to their club. There will also be four additional draws for $1,000 cash prizes for club improvements.

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