Bantam curling is alive and well at the Almonte Curling Club.  Both a Bantam Boys team and a Bantam Girls team have recently won berths to the Ontario Provincial Bantam Curling Championships to be held in Cambridge from February 3 – 7.  

Both teams played their hearts out in the Regional finals, in front of cheering spectators at the Almonte Curling Club.  This is a great accomplishment for the teams since only two spots in the Provincial Championship, for each of the boys and girls, are available from our curling region.  The region covers 51 curling clubs over an immense area.  The region includes Ottawa, Kingston, and Cornwall; it stretches from Vankleek Hill to Campbellford, and from Brockville to Pembroke.  

The teams and their coaches have put in many hours of practice leading up to this achievement.  The Club is proud of their success, and wishes them all the best in the upcoming Provincials.

Bantams

In the front row, left to right, are Corri Burke, Madison Horton, Julia Brennan, and Adrienne Beliveau.  The coach of the girl’s team is Jodi Horton, leftmost on the back row.  Beside him are Ryan Hahn, Derek Bowden, Allyn Wark, Karlan Schenher, and boy’s team coach Kurt Hahn.

Bob Farmer
President, Almonte Curling Club