The 63rd Annual Ladies Valentine’s Bonspiel took place at the Terrace Curling Club from Feb. 8-10.
Every year in February, female teams from Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert come together to the rink dressed to a theme as they play against one another.
“It’s all about bringing all the women in town and the northwestern region together and having a good time,” says Terrace curling player, Sydney Copeland.
“No matter if you’re brand new or a bit more competitive, it’s all girls so everyone is supporting each other.”
Curling since the age of eight, Copeland says it’s a great sport for anyone to try and has even convinced a few of her friends to join her on the ice. This year, she gathered enough of them to make a team to compete in the Valentine’s Bonspiel.
“There’s a place for everybody (here)… Curling is super underrated. It’s competitive if you want it to be, but it can also be a lot of fun,” she says.
“Having an annual thing to see your friends is great, it’s a nice weekend to have fun with everybody from around the area.”
A total of 27 teams from the region participated, dressed in different arrays of plaid clothing to match this year’s theme ‘Bad in Plaid’.
Taking the winning title was the Lawley Rink Team from Terrace, with curlers Lisa Lawley, Jessica Lawley, Keishanda Lawley and Janice Julseth, who placed on top in the A event.
The Loggers Bonspiel, which is the men’s annual event, will be held from Mar. 29-31 at the Terrace Curling Club.