For the News:
Where have all the juniors come from? The junior curling program took to the ice for the first time this season on Wednesday, Nov. 5, with a group of close to 30 enthusiastic young people with some even coming in from Mecca Glen.
Barry Neath, who heads up this program, along with his cluster of adult helpers and the executive of your Ponoka Curling Club are thrilled with the turnout. Everyone is looking forward to the challenges and rewards of teaching a whole new generation the game we all love to play every week.
As well, it is nice to see a couple of PCHS teams, under the supervision of Holly Riske, utilizing the ice for practices. They should turn out to be quite the role models for our juniors.
The coaches are anticipating a busy season. Currently, they are working on the basics with this young group but will soon be throwing rocks end to end. The juniors are split into smaller groups with some working on different aspects than others, depending on their progression.
Of course, there is always room for more budding, young curlers. The program runs from 4 till 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. If you have not yet registered, don’t be put off because you think your child will be too far behind. The coaches are more than wiling to work one on one with any new juniors who want to get started.
The program is also looking at hosting a junior bonspiel and a “bring a friend” night. Dates for either of these events have not been decided but are sure to be mentioned in upcoming articles.
On one last note, it has been decided again, this year, to host a family social night on Friday, Nov. 21. This should be another great way for our juniors to bring their families and friends for a night of fun. These evenings have been well attended in the past and the club looks forward to another successful event. Check out our ad in this week’s paper.