The Falher Curling Rink will be the scene of a junior curling clinic today, January 9.
East Peace Gas Co-op is one of the sponsors and Manager Dale Dupuis reflects on the significance.
“Rural Alberta is a challenging place for cultural and recreation and is pleased that they have had support from the Federation, Heather (Nedohin), the schools and curling club to bring an event of this caliber to the region,” Dupuis says in a news release.
“Rural Alberta is not just a place to work, it as a place to grow, by offering the youth of the area this type of program we hope to showcase area options and build lasting relationships and ties.”
Heather Nedohin is the two-time Canadian Women’s Champion and she will be leading the clinic, giving two classes of students a primer on curling.
Says Nedohin in the same press release:
“As a small town, farming kid being raised in Northern BC, the sport of curling was what we did as a family in the winter months. The excitement for the life-long sport of curling starts with a great first experience and I look forward to sharing my expertise with our future stars.”
The Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops is co-sponsoring the event for the fourth year in a row.