The annual Community Service Bonspiel, the second longest running bonspiel at the Tillsonburg Curling Club, took place on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Fourteen teams curled in this fun, community-oriented bonspiel for the trophy and cash for charity prizes that are offered up by the sponsors Good Redden Klosler and the Tillsonburg Curling Club.
In this bonspiel curling skill is secondary to having a good time, networking with other groups or service clubs and bringing the community together through the game of curling.
On the early draw after the first game the Tillsonburg Lions team and the Senior Centre Men were the big winners and would face off in the second game. Though the Senior Centre would finish with the win and first place on the draw, the Tillsonburg Lions team would be the big winners as their name was drawn from the hat first and they received the $500 cheque, which they will donate to Adult Literacy Programs. The second team drawn from the hat was Community Living 1, who will use the money in their Community Living Children’s Centre. The third cheque for $150 was received by Team Hotrocks, who donated to the Tillsonburg Hospital Foundation. The last team to receive the $100 cheque was received by the Multi-Service Centre who will put the money to good use in their Literacy Program.
On the late draw the Knights of Columbus would defeat the Courtland Lions Club team to post enough points to secure the honour of overall trophy champion and they would also take the first cheque awarded by drawing from the hat. The K of C received $500 which they will use to fund the local St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen. BDA Brokers were next out of the hat and gave their $250 to the Tillsonburg District Association for Community Living. Third out of the hat was the Rotary Club who will put their winnings toward Polio Eradication, and the last team was Community Living 2 who will use the $100 for Children’s Programming.
Two sponsors, Steve Good and Dave Klosler, were on hand to award the longstanding, traditional Community Services trophy to the Knights of Columbus and to hand out the $2,000 in cash prizes that will fund the many different worthwhile programs and organizations in our community.
Thanks go out to the sponsors, bonspiel convener Chris Appleton of Good Redden Klosler, and to the members from the curling club who volunteered in the kitchen. You rock!!