Skip Gracelyn Richards leads her junior team against Team Mary-Ann Arsenault at Parskville Curling Club. (MIchael Briones photo)

Skip Gracelyn Richards leads her junior team against Team Mary-Ann Arsenault at Parskville Curling Club. (MIchael Briones photo)

Parksville Curling Club fall session now rocking

Former Canadian champion practices against junior team at PCC

Parksville Curling Club’s fall session has started. But for those who still want to join or try it out, its not too late to do so.

Club president Penny Shantz said there is still room for players in some of its leagues that runs 12 weeks to Christmas. If you’re interested, contact club manager Zack Kozak 250-248-3764 during the day at the rink.

The club has put in place strict COVID-19 protocol for members to follow. That includes wearing a mask in the lobby upon arrival, no lockers, maximum capacities, sanitizing rocks, no concession, and a sign in when you enter the club.

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Meanwhile, the club had five-time Canadian champion and two-time World Curling Champion Mary-Anne Arsenault honing her skills with teammates that included Shantz. Arsenault moved to B.C. from Halifax.

“I feel honoured to have the opportunity to curl seniors with her,” said Shantz.

Team Arsenault took on one of the junior girls teams that have been playing in the Parksville Cash League, Team Gracelyn Richards, who played a six-ended practice game.

Shantz said Arsenault also gave this young up-and-coming junior team some pointers and advise.

Meanwhile the Qualicum and District Curling Club has now closed registration for its fall session. But it is still offering its “Learn to Curl” program that takes place every Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. through Dec. 16.

Registration for the winter session will open in mid-November.

For more information or assistance in registering, email manager@qualicumcurling.ca or call 250-752-6162.

The QDCC has also put in place strict measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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