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Enjoy a fun weekend and be part of a great fundraising curling event in Labrador City

Curling for Cancer, a charity Bonspiel, takes place Jan. 26-27 at the Carol Curling club

Looking for a good way to beat that cold and usually dreary time of winter just after Christmas? Well here’s your chance, plus you’ll be doing a lot to help out a great cause.

Curling for Cancer, a charity Bonspiel, takes place Jan. 26-27 at the Carol Curling club in Labrador City.

Cal Barrett is chair of Curl for Cancer in Labrador West.

“We started here last year and the event was well received so we decided to hold the event again,” he told the Aurora.

Barrett says the committee members and volunteers are dedicated and want to ensure it’s a fun event, which raises both funds for Air Daffodil and awareness.

“There’s hardly a person who hasn’t in some way been affected by cancer, and supporting Air Daffodil is a great way of showing support for those who are dealing with it,” Bartlett explained.

Businesses are encouraged to enter teams, and there are different levels of support which include either two full teams or one, tickets for the closing dinner and banquet, plus more. Contact organizers for full details (info later in the article).  But if you are an individual curler who would like to take part, no need to worry. Contact the organizers and they will hopefully find a team that needs a person.

Besides the curling and the banquets there are a number of other fundraising events during the event, including a 50/50 draw, a wine tree, and others.

It’s a great way to spend a weekend with friends or to make new friends and support Air Daffodil.

For those who may not be aware, Air Daffodil is a program for patients living in Labrador who need to travel outside Labrador for cancer related appointments. The program provides two return flights per patient per year, and one return flight per escort per year.

Last year, 24 teams took part, and organizers hope to have as many this year. If there are more some games may have to be played on Thursday.

And the rewards for Air Daffodil are amazing according to Barrett.

“Last year the event raised $25,000 for Air Daffodil,” he said. “Participants and the volunteers and curling club staff who made the event such a success made such a difference for so many.”

If you’d like to be a part of this year’s event contact Cal Barrett at 709-280-6213 or calvinrbarrett@gmail.com or Kirk Foster at 709-987-9452or kfoster@crrstv.net.

Oh and remember if you take part you will be curling on the ice where Olympic Champions Mark Nichols and Bruce Adam got their start as well.

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