Smiths Falls – With another sold out crowd at hand, Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted their 28th Annual Curl for Kids bonspiel at the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club in November. Over $4000 was raised to help support mentoring programs in Lanark County.
Corporate sponsors Tim Hortons in Smiths Falls and the Smiths Falls Kinsmen Club both offered financial support again this year to ensure the agency reached its goal for the event. Teams came from service clubs throughout the County, as well as local church groups and others. Friendly competition made the night fun!
Rob Burns and Brad Larocque put on their now famous chili dinner, which draws the crowd almost as much as the curling does. Danny Whitmore, who has kept score at the bonspiel at all but one of the 28 events, kept track of the score and announced the winning team after a dramatic shoot out. Bethel United Church took the trophy, with team members Chris McColl, John McColl, Ron Farrell and Lorne Gardiner claiming bragging rights.
Funds raised help the local agency offering mentoring programs to more than 600 children throughout the County. The agency does not receive sustainable or regular government funding, and relies on events such as this one to do its important work. For more information about the agency, its programs, or how you can help, please visit www.bigbrothersbigsisterslanark.ca or call 613-283-0570.