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Curling in 100 Mile House, BC - History

Following many months of administration preparation, the CCB 100 Mile House & District Chapter White Cane Club is pleased to announce the formation of a first time ever blind curling team in the South Cariboo. With the support of the 100 Mile House Curling Club and the West Coast Blind Curling Association (WCBCA), seven visually impaired members, as well as three sighted, have taken to the ice just eight weeks ago in mid October. Not only will some of these individuals compete in the upcoming provincial play downs, but 100 Mile House will be the host for this bonspiel scheduled for January 7 – 9, 2011.

With the number of blind curling teams diminishing within BC, this is a good opportunity to bring in a new team and lead the way for future team development in other communities. This is an exciting endeavor for several reasons, but especially as it appeals to members of all ages, from our youngest member of 15 years to our more elder members. The 100 Mile House White Cane Club is a unique Chapter in that we have 5 visually impaired members under the age of twenty five. As a result of most individuals experiencing some vision loss due to the aging process, it is understandable that most members of the CCB are seniors so we are proud to be able to involve our youth with similar interests.

West Coast Blind Curling Association (WCBCA)2011 Provincial Playdowns Bonspiel - January 7 – 9, 2011

The West Coast Blind Curling Association (WCBCA) 2011 Provincial Play Downs held January 7th & 8th were quite a success for 100 Mile House; not only hosting this event, but entering a newly formed team who have only been on the ice for about eight weeks came away from the competition with the first prize trophy!!!!! Having won all three games against Kelowna, Vancouver & Prince George,most of whom were much more experienced players. The 100 Mile House Blind Curling team now plays off in the Western Blind Curling Association bonspiel in Winnipeg, March 2nd to 6th, 2011.

If you would like information about participating please contact Lori Fry, Vice-president & Curling Committee Chair, Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), BC-Yukon Division at 250-395-2452 or email bcboardmember@ccbnational.net

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