Haliburton team wins Lassie spiel
Published March 21, 2017
The 41st annual Highland Lassie Bonspiel held on Saturday, March 4 was another successful event held at the Haliburton Curling Club. This year, seven out of town teams from Ilderton, Port Perry (three teams), Bradford, York Curling Club, and St. George’s donned their traditional Scottish ware and were greeted by local teams from the Haliburton club. The committee comprised of Sue Mason, Wendy Hewson, Jan Ashall, Mary Hillaby, April Martin, Alison Curtis, Laila Capel, Laraine Forgrave, Linda Boore, and Melanie Blodgett organized a fantastic and eventful day. To celebrate the tournament and to add that special tradition of curling, the curlers were piped onto the ice by Fraser Macdonald.
The overall 2017 Highland Lassie winner was a team from Haliburton skipped by Kim Lewis. Her team included Sheila Campbell, vice, Cindy Campbell, second and Candy Robinson as lead. Another team from Haliburton skipped by Mary Hillaby, Ginny Carmichael, Laraine Forgrave and Gabrielle Holmes scored first place honours in their draw. Sheila Elston’s team including members from Haliburton’s club, Lynn Childs, Jane Johnston and Amanda Manary finished second along with Chris Acton from Port Perry. Settling in third place was a Haliburton team skipped by Wanda Ruddy Stephen, Alexis David, Jane Jaycock and Cathy Meades. Deb Gahwiler and her team from York Curling Club also placed third with one member, Lesley Milford from Haliburton.
Many thanks to our sponsors, Mitch Stephen (T.M.S. Services) and Amanda Manary (Arbonne Consultant). A shout out to the Pinestone Resort for their generous donation of two – twosomes of golf with a cart.
The success of the bonspiel is the result of many helpful volunteers and individual/business donations.
Many thanks. See you again next year.
Submitted by Mary Hillaby