Ethusiastic broomball players for the Town of Falher and Birch Hills Country hit the ice at the West Smoky Arena in Eaglesham on Jan. 23.
The Town of Falher were short a few players, so BHC lent them some of theirs.
The Falher team came out ahead by a score of 6-0 at the end of two periods.
It was all for fun and Mayor Donna Buchinski is pleased the Town of Falher participated.
“It opens opportunities for future friendly competition,” says the mayor.
“We’ll be looking for an opportunity to extend an invitation to Birch Hills Country at the honey festival.”
Residents of Eaglesham and Birch Hills County support the Smoky River region, she adds.
The idea for the broomball game originated with the Eaglesham and District Ag Society.
“It’s to promote unity and goodwill between the communities,” says Maggie Greenfield, a society member.
“We want to draw attention to local and surrounding businesses.”
The ag society proposed the broomball game with the Town of Falher in December.
The broomball game was part of the Eaglesham winter carnival in the afternoon of Jan. 25. The carnival was held inside and outside the arena, and the activities included sleigh rides and races.
The Twilight Figure Skating Club was also invited. Skaters in all levels demonstrated their talents.
Cindy Chapados, the president, is pleased the club was invited.
“It went really well,” says Chapados. “It was great exposure for the club and the community was very pleased with (our) performance.”
See the Smoky River Express’ Facebook page for a couple of video clips of their demonstrations, as well as the Express’ website for more photos.
The club would be willing to participate in other such events if invited, she adds.
The club will hold their annual winter carnival in March. Watch for a preview story in the Feb. 10 edition of the Smoky River Express.