Thirty-two rinks enjoy on-ice fun in the sun

The 17th Annual Canadian Cancer Society Funspiel was held Sunday at the Salmon Arm Curling Rink.

FUNdraiser: Guided by skip Ernie Kuemper

After 17 years, it’s still going strong.

The 17th Annual Canadian Cancer Society Funspiel was held Sunday at the Salmon Arm Curling Rink.

The theme this year was tropical and many of the teams were dressed up in grass skirts, leis and beach attire.

A huge silent auction added to the fun and fundraising, with items and gift certificates coming from many local businesses.

Thirty-two rinks participated in this funspiel supported by team sponsors, many of whom return year after year.

The winning team was Masonic Lodge # 52, made up of  Doug Ramsbottom – skip, Ron Brown  – third, Doug Toop  – second, Gary Carlson – lead.

The second-place finishers were the Brian Maurer rink, and third place was the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union team.  Collectively over the past 17 years, thousands of dollars have been raised in Salmon Arm, with this event intended to:

Fund  continued  research  to  enable the discovery of new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Provide continued support for programs that will enhance the quality of life for those dealing with the disease.

Increase public awareness through education of the risks of the disease as about half of all cancers are preventable.

Enable continued access to the Cancer Information line and directory where everyone can get current and credible information.

The curling club appreciates all those who participated, donated goods and supported the fundraiser, including much gratitude for the tireless volunteers of the Salmon Arm Cancer Society for all their hard work.


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