A record number of teams entered the Kitimat business curling contests at Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club recently.
Businesses and organizations from Kitimat put curling teams together for the fun of the game, mingling with other like-minded people, the highlight for the winner being able to display the trophy at their office.
In 2003 Eurocan employee Jim Boguski championed the idea of having businesses and industry in Kitimat challenge each other to a curling contest, a superb idea which was an immediate hit. Over the years there has never been a company that has been a repeat winner, until this year that is, when the fellas from McElhanney put on a dazzling display to take home the prize trophy again, beating their toughest opponents, the team from UNIFOR, in the final A-event game.
Synthetic curling brooms were used in the contest (the old straw brooms aren’t allowed in curling any longer as they spread a lot of debris, making the curling rocks change course).
The brooms, which were found lying in storage among old stock at Trigos in Kitimat, are synthetic and don’t give off debris, and make sweeping the rock a lot easier.
About the fishing – spring is getting closer and it won’t be too long until the river opens up and the elusive steelhead arrive.