Golden curlers ready to rock and roll

The Golden Curling Club hosted a Bonspiel this weekend (March 23, 24). Check out the slideshow from the event.

  • Mar. 24, 2012 11:00 a.m.

The Golden Curling Club hosted its third and final Curling Bonspiel of the season this past weekend (March 23 and 24).

Thirteen teams of four spent their Friday and Saturday hurling rocks down the sheets of ice in one of Canada’s favourite pastimes.

“So our winners this weekend, for the A event it was Team Monchak,” said Phyllis Hartwig, treasurer with the Golden Curling Club. The teams are named after their Skip’s last name.

“And for the B event, the winners were Team Keenleyside. The C event was won by Team Piggot.”

The event was topped off with a dinner, and an all-night Karaoke party with Mike Pecora.

They also held a golf competition, where participants putted a golf ball from one end of the ice to the other, trying to sink it in the tiny hole. No one succeeded, but prizes were handed out for the closest efforts.

“It was definitely a successful weekend, everyone had fun,” said Hartwig.

The Golden Curling Club is now closed until next season. And the club is hoping that more people in Golden will find their passion for curling.

“We need a lot more support as a club. We used to be twice the size we are now. And membership is still dwindling,” said Hartwig.

“But everybody has a good time when they come out to curl.”

The club had their annual general meeting this weekend as well, and Gilles St. Ives was elected as the club’s new president.

Go to to see a full slideshow of the Bonspiel.