We decided last Family Day long weekend to introduce curling to our neighbours at our cabin on Lac Des Roches in the Cariboo region of BC.
With short notice, we had 16 people show up and our bonspiel started. This was not like your typical curling match, the lake ice was a bit uneven, we only had a button on the ice as we had not spray paint to make the rings and our rocks were made out of wood. None of these factors stopped us from having a great day with our neighbours, which is what curling is all about.
Over the last year we have made a logo for our bonspiel, done a ton of research on how to get smoother lake ice and searched desperately for real stones (which we now know will take a Go Fund me campaign to buy a set of used ones). We have even had rock glasses etched to give out to the champions this year.
Our little Lac Des Roches bonspiel has been the talk of our neighbourhood since last February and we are all looking forward to this years event. We even have more people joining us this year!
Curling is such a unique sport in that it brings so many different people together (no matter their age or skill).