She has hosted fashion shows for curling clubs, bonspiels
to raise money for charitable causes and many raffles, dinners and other activities.
Over its history, the country club has been host to countless events ranging from golf tournaments to curling bonspiels
, weddings, showers, retirements, business meetings and birthdays.
Gardiner said officials from Ile-a-la-Crosse also plan to continue staging future national bonspiels
In return, our students were in great demand as babysitters and substitute teachers, and we were more than welcome at private and public celebrations, including 24-hour bonspiels
and the Winter Carnival (where our snowshoers were valuable cannon fodder).
He has competed with top curlers at tournaments, called bonspiels
, in Canada, where curling is wildly popular.
Bill enjoyed playing all sports but his lifelong passion was curling; as an ardent curler who immensely enjoyed and thrived on the competition of bonspiels
. He founded the Potomac Curling Club in 1961.
In recent years, it has hosted the Canada Games, a share of the World Junior Hockey Championships, world class baseball tournaments and numerous prestigious curling bonspiels
So I'm not expecting a phone call from the Royal Caledonian Curling Club inviting me to play in one of its top bonspiels
"It's sort of an offshoot of the competitive bonspiels
we play now -- right now it's much like the pro golf tour, with winnings accumulating during the season.
The committee organizes monthly lunch and learns with guest speakers, mini-curling bonspiels
and Fresh Fruit Fridays in the workplace.
"People think it's not exciting, but everyone here is glued to the ice," says Cindy Hartwell, club board member and the organizer of several bonspiels
, including this one.
He will compete in 12 cash bonspiels
this year, as well as in the various playdowns.