For over 40 years the Sweetheart Bonspiel at the Fergus Curling Club has been in existence and is still going strong. On Feb. 11 a full bonspiel of 24 teams coming from Oakville, Burlington, St. Catherines, Paris as well as local clubs attended this year. Some of them have been coming for over 15 years. This is a two day bonspiel, one only a few in the area to have that distinction. This year the theme besides being a Valentines one was to celebrate Canada's 150 Anniversary. This is one of the earliest events to celebrate this in Centre Wellington. Organizer Rachael Luther did a fine job of seeing that went according to plan. The meal was catered to by Fraberts Fine Foods in Fergus. The winner this year was a local team from the Fergus Club skipped by Carl Gray with 51 points only 1/2 a point better that the team of Mark Landoni.
On the Gray Team were L to R: Rich & Debbie Schlieker, Carl Gray and Barb Robinson, Rachael is on the right.
Photo: Bill Longshaw