Maritime firefighters curling bonspiel this weekend

Published on March 12, 2014
Maritime firefighters curling bonspiel this weekend.

TRURO - Competition and camaraderie will be on display this weekend at the annual Maritime firefighters curling bonspiel.

The 20-team event, hosted by Salmon River and Bible Hill fire brigades, gets underway at Truro Curling Club on Friday at 8:30 a.m. and continues through Sunday.

"There's some good curlers and there's some curlers who come for the fun," said Dwayne Green, chairman of the event.

The bonspiel includes 16 teams from Nova Scotia - 10 from Colchester County - and two teams from both New Brunswick and P.E.I.

"It's good for the town and good for the club and good for the fire hall," Green said.

Local teams will be skipped by Jason Gerrior (Brookfield), Green (Salmon River), Bill Spinney (Salmon River), Bill MacLeod (Valley-Kemptown), Bob MacCallum (Valley-Kemptown), Marty Woodward (Onslow-Belmont), Dwane Mellish (Bible Hill), Eric Johnson (Bible Hill), John Congdon (Truro) and Dave Williams (Truro).

The event will also feature a banquet and washer toss tournament on Friday night at Salmon River Fire Hall.

"Just to entertain the boys when they're here from out of town and have nothing to do," Green said of hosting the washer toss tournament. "So every team has a chance to go into the washer toss, so it should be fun, that's what it's meant to be."

Sunday's A and B Division curling finals will get underway at 11:30 a.m. and winners will walk away with, "braggin rights for a year," laughed Green.