The Howe Sound Curling Club is inviting local curlers to register for the upcoming season.
Registration for all leagues, with the exception of Corporate and Social League, will take place at the Squamish Valley Golf Club on September 22, from 6:30 to 8 pm.
The club had to cancel its season last year due to COVID, but curling club members are excited and looking forward to resuming the sport this season.
Howe Sound Curling Club president Gary Sims has been a curler for the past 23 years, and says it is a great sport to exercise and build community.
“It is a great cardio exercise and gives you a good workout, but it is also a team sport and a social sport,” Sims said.
So far, the online-only registration for Monday corporate and Friday social leagues are over half full already.
“Anyone wishing to register for these leagues is asked to visit the curling webpage to find space and register.
Don Dorosh, the treasure of the club, said curling is a social game and can be enjoyed by all ages, especially as recreation options dwindle in the winter .
“From 8 to 80, this is for everyone. I love curling because it is good exercise, and then there is the social aspect and it is a really honorable sport,” he says.
Gary Sims said as the club moves through the season, it will ask curling club members and locals to keep an eye open for other events..
“We hope to look forward to like our popular family day fun curling where we have coaches on the ice helping families learn about curling and throw some rocks. We are keeping our eyes on PHO for hosting these kinds of events again and bonsiels,” Sims added.