Creston team wins Valentine Bonspiel A event for first time since 2011

Web Lead

Laurie Heald presenting the Creston and District Credit Union trophy to Valentine Bonspiel A event winners skip Kelly Thompson

For the first time since 2011, a Creston Valley team topped 26 others to win the Creston Curling Centre’s 52nd Valentine Bonspiel, which ended today.

Laurie Heald presented the Creston and District Credit Union trophy to skip Kelly Thompson, third Carol Thompson, second Kim Masuch and lead Pam Severtson. A Cranbrook team skipped by Gloria PIckering placed second in the A event.

Three members of the Creston team that last won the A event placed fist in this year’s D event.

(Above) A Kimberley team beat Creston’s Angie Pawson team to place first in the B event. (From left) Jim Macaulay of Macaulay Forestry Ltd. presented the trophy to skip Carla Walker, third Mary Chakowski, second Sheila Lucas and lead Michelle Blanchard.

(Above) A Creston team beat a Cranbrook team skipped by Debbie Campbell — who was third on the team that won last year’s A event — to win the C event, winning a trophy sponsored by Pyramid Building Supplies. (From left) Pyramid owner Dale Moberg presented the trophy to skip Sandi Thompson, third Cathy Robinson, second Colleen Hedlund and lead Cathy Christenson.

(Above) The Creston team skipped by Sylvia Main lost to another Creston team in the D event. (From left) Bud Heald of the Columbia Brewery presented the trophy to skip Laurie Heald, third Judy Toyota, second Ashley Sommerfeld and lead Joan O’Connor. Without Sommerfeid, the team also won last year’s D event, and the 2011 A event.

Just Posted

Kootenay fires grow — more evacuation alerts

Syringa fire prompts evacuation alerts plus HWY 3 closure and U.S. fire crosses into B.C.

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Meachen Creek fire changed little overnight

Mayor reaches out to thank community; evacuation alert notices are being delivered door to door so no one is missed

Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

Interior Health evacuates Kimberley facilities

Residents at Kimberley Special Care Home and Garden View Village evacuted

‘We will not forget:’ Thousands attend funeral fallen Fredericton officers

Hundreds of officials marched in the parade, which included massed band, several police motorcycles

Lions give up late TD in 24-23 loss to Argos

B.C. falls to 3-5, fumbling away last-minute chance in Toronto

Eagle tree cut down legally a 1st for B.C. city

Planned eagle preserve ‘a first for City of Surrey’

Smoky skies like a disappearing act for sights, monuments around B.C.

Haze expected to last the next several days, Environment Canada said

Smoke scraps Nelson’s MS Bike Challenge

The annual fundraising event cancelled its cycling Saturday because of poor air quality

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday following a short illness

44 drownings so far this year in B.C.

Lifesaving Society urging caution to prevent deaths while on lakes, oceans and in pools

Some of B.C.’s air quality levels worse than Jodhpur, India

Okanagan, northern B.C. seeing some of the worst air quality globally

Most Read