This junior team is comprised of Sylvan Lake players who ended up finishing in second place on the A side.

Sylvan Lake Curling Club’s season comes to an end with mixed bonspiel

The Mixed Bonspiel was held at the NexSource Centre, March 15-17.

Curling got its nickname, “the roaring game”, from the rumbling sound the 44 pound granite stone makes as it travels across the pebbled ice. On the weekend of March 15-17 this sound could be heard at the NexSource Centre as 16 teams participated in the Sylvan Lake Curling Club’s Mixed Bonspiel.

Teams from Ponoka, Lacombe, Calgary and our own Sylvan Lake Curling Club competed with the powerful cheer of “hard!” heard throughout the weekend.

The finals were played on Sunday and the “A” final between team John Basarab, from Lacombe, and Reece Brigley, of the Sylvan Lake junior team. It was a nail bitter! The Brigley team was down one in the eighth end without hammer. Brigley was sitting two when Basarab delivered his final stone for the win.

A great weekend was had all around.

The club wishes to thank all those who donated and sponsored the event.

If you or your child is interested in curling, check out the Sylvan Lake Curling Club in September to get started.


This group of passionate curlers took top spot in the C category at the mixed bonspiel.

John Basarab, Skip; Gwen Farnsworth, 3rd; Doug Batke, 2nd and Linda Batke, Lead came out on top in the A event after a nail-bitter of a final game against the Sylvan Lake junior team.

Just Posted

Sylvan Lake has a full day of fun slated to celebrate Canada

Canada Day events begin at 10 a.m. and run until 11 p.m. on July 1

Glass recycling to make a return in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake has entered an agreement with a company in B.C. to collect glass items

Sylvan Lake golfer set to compete at World Championship

Brady Durkin, 11, will be at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship at Pinehurst Resort, Aug. 1-3

Sylvan Lake bantam Buccaneers fall in playoffs

The Buccaneers faced the Olds Stingers in a bid to move forward in league playoffs

Young Sylvan Lake hockey player says ‘challenges won’t define her’

Hailey McWhirter posed in a photo shoot to show girls can play hockey, do anything they want

VIDEO: Tributes flow on 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death

Jackson received a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009. He died at age 50

Ponoka County receives update from energy lobby group

CAPP hopes to work with municipalities on property tax issues

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Late night fight in Wetaskiwin results in aggravated assault, assault with a weapon charges

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate armed robbery and aggravated assault

Maskwacis featured in documentary series that unearths Indigenous cuisine

Red Chef Revival’s host visits community, elders and Nipisihkopahk School

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Fighter Jets light up Bucs’ to take AFL first place

38-3 loss puts Central Alberta into second place in the AFL

PHOTOS: Scamp the Tramp wins World’s Ugliest Dog Contest

‘He’s Scamp the Champ, no longer Scamp the Tramp,’ his Californian owner said.

Most Read