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Curlers Lisa Emery (from left) Stephanie Morris, Janice Amos (Club President), Marcus Cormier, Michael Cormier, Paul Cormier and Brian Trenholm are all excited for another season of curling to begin. The group was present at the curling club Thursday night, recruiting new and former members to come out and enjoy one of their favourite sports.
AMHERST – Curling club members held their open house Thursday night looking for returning members and new members to take the ice during the new curling season.
Although the ice has not yet be placed, club member Stephanie Morris was there encouraging potential new members to try the game on for size and see if they liked it.
“It’s a good time for all the members to get back together because the first two weeks of curling usually is more of a fun time, then league playing starts,” said Morris. “With the open house, anyone can come in and try it out. What we will probably do down the road, when the ice gets ready and we have a vacancy, we’ll open it up again for all the non-curlers to show up and try it on for size.”
Morris said one of the great things about the open house is seeing interest in beginners.
“We have Joan Cameron, who does a beginners course for five weeks,” she said. “It’s very educational and gets you used to the sport. She takes you step-by-step so you don’t just go out on the ice and fall down, you have an understanding of the rules and the process.”
Alice Duxbury has been an avid curling for 38 years. She said she loves the sport.
“The people are great, really lovely, don’t you know this?” she said. “It’s a really fun game.”
Duxbury said it’s a great form of exercise and she was happy to see so many people out to experience her favourite sport.
“More young people should come out and try it. They’d love it,” she said. “When you go away to curl, you meet such nice people.”
The curling club is looking to host another open house on Nov. 25. Former members and anyone interested in curling is invited to the curling club that night. To learn more about how to become a member, contact Stephanie Morris at 667-3331.