Wednesday January 20th Junior hot shots and winners of two pizzas….

Today was another great day with the Juniors. Donalda was away but Jim Muise and Phil O’Regan were there to provide their valued and appreciated assistance. As is done at the conclusion of each Wednesday’s session, we had the boys and girls do a draw to the button for a chocolate bar. Today the two hot shots were Jonah Worth (48 inches from the pin) and Vanessa Dort (64 inches). Each youngster then had their choice of a free chocolate bar from the rink’s canteen. Congratulations to Jonah and Vanessa.

Also today we had our awarding of pizzas to two of our Junior curlers for their successes with the selling of the rink’s 50/50 tickets. The pizzas are being donated to Chedabucto’s Junior League by AA Munro Insurance, Antigonish.  AA Munro Insurance’s much appreciated generosity and assistance is definitely serving as an incentive to encourage the Juniors to sell their 50/50 tickets. Since the awarding of pizza started in December, and we did not want to overdue the generosity of AA Munro Insurance, we are recognizing junior curlers for each complete book sold by placing their names into a container for a random draw amongst all full-book sellers. Those who sell a partial book are also entered into the second draw along with the full-book sellers’ names already in the container. What that means is that the more full books sold the more times that junior’s name goes into the random draw container. Today two of the other adults in attendance at the rink drew the winners’ names from the container. The Juniors to receive a Big G’ large pizza for selling the tickets were Jenna Dort and Vanessa Dort. My thanks goes to the Juniors, their parents, families, neighbours and friends who assisted with the selling of the 50/50 tickets — and also to AA Munro Insurance for making our awarding of pizzas possible. The January 16th 50/50 draw was one our largest at $350.00.  With the goal of having an even larger win for our next draw, that 50/50 draw will be held Saturday, February 13, at Chedabucto’s Valentine’ Ladies FUNspiel. Last weekend’s draw was at the Edgar Sceles Memorial Bonspiel thus the support for the larger winning.  (We will continue to have the pizza draws for the youngsters at least every second Wednesday.)

My sincere thanks and best regards to all.