The Cornwall Curling Club Funspiel for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, organized by Spirit of Sandra Scholar and Cornwall club member Lauren Lenentine, wrapped up Saturday afternoon, with eight teams participating, and around $1500 raised for the Foundation, which raises money to fund lifesaving equipment for hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units, to help save the lives of babies born too soon, too sick, or too small. The winning team in the event was the Paul Neima rink, who won Goldline curling brushes from The Curling Store in Halifax, one of the bonspiel sponsors.
Team Neima Photo (L-R) Alan Mason, Paul Neima, Randy Goodman, Jeff Hannam, organizer Lauren Lenentine
Runner-up Nicholson rink (L-R): Dena Farrell, Gloria Turner, Jean Sinclair, Kim Nicholson, organizer Lauren Lenentine.
The third place team was the Brent Irving rink, who also received sponsor prize packs.
Photo (L-R): 3rd place finishers Myrna Sanderson, Roy Coffin, Brent Irving, Angela Sanderson with organizer Lauren Lenentine.
The event also included a pancake breakfast with donations accepted from the general public, and a chicken soup or chili lunch for the curlers.
In her closing remarks, Lauren gave special thanks to the event sponsors, including The Curling Store, Amalgamated Dairies Ltd. (ADL), O’Connor Glass Ltd., Papa Joe’s restaurant, the Olde Dublin Pub, and Upstreet Craft Brewing.