Creston girls place seventh in provincial curling tournament

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(From left) Victoria Phillips

(From left) Victoria Phillips

From March 6-8, the Prince Charles Secondary School senior girls curling team, with coach Terry O’Conner, participated in the high school curling provincials in Parksville.

Opening ceremonies began on a traditional note with a bagpipe player leading all the curlers onto the ice. Three days of competition included seven games against teams from all around the provincial. Competition was stiff; however, the team held its own, winning a game and finishing points away from others. The weekend drew to a close with a celebratory banquet hosting over 80 students.

The PCSS team, proud to represent the high school and community, finished seventh in the province.

The team extends its appreciation to volunteer coach O’Conner and the Creston Curling Centre for its ongoing support offering an exceptional rink to learn and play on all season long. The moral support given to the team during its entire season by the club is also appreciated.

Financial support for the trip came from the Creston Curling Centre, Rgional District of Central Kootenay areas B and C, the Town of Creston, the Columbia Brewery, Overwaitea Foods, Rotary, CUPE Local 2092, Integra Tire and PCSS.

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