A silent auction at the 2017 Curl BC Business of Curling Symposium raised $2,600 for the Curling for Life Endowment Fund.

Items up for auction included tickets to a Canadians game at the Nat Bailey Stadium, signed golf hats, a golf club, tickets to the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in Penticton, a digital picture frame, pins, entry to the Four Foot Curling Camp in Kelowna, books, whiskey, a subscription to The Curling News, gift cards, golf packages, bottles of wine and more.

Curl BC Board member Janice Mori said: “I am so pleased that the curling community responded to the call for donations and didn’t hesitate to bid on the items available.

“Stay tuned for more opportunities later this year to bid on tickets for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in Penticton.”

Curl BC CEO Scott Braley said: “We would like to thank Janice Mori for her work leading up to this auction and to all the wonderful people who donated items.”

The Curling for Life Endowment Fund was created by a group of dedicated curlers with the purpose of supporting the long-term growth and development of the sport. The fund is dedicated to making sure curling remains vibrant now and into the future.

The fund is an investment fund managed by Vancouver Foundation, which pools donations and invests them prudently.

Each year a portion of the income generated from the fund is transferred to Curl BC and distributed according to the purposes that define the fund.

Curl BC hotel sponsor Best Western and Curl BC insurance sponsor belairdirect were also present during the Business of Curling symposium and offered draw prizes including gift cards and hotel stays.

Our generous silent auction donors included Terry Vandale, District of Elkford, Will Sutton, Sharon Morrison, Curling Canada, George Horner &Jackson Triggs, Elaine Dagg-Jackson and Cal Jackson, Jim Cotter, Dean Joanisse, Scott Braley, Marlene Everett, Lisa Stephenson, Robyn Wilson (Sandra Schmirler Foundation), Team Tardi, Margaret Coates, Cheryl Paris, George Karrys (The Curling News), Kelsey Mori and Leo Cheng, Peter Muir, Dianne Barker, Robin Henry, and Gerry Austgarden.