MINIATURE CURLING ROCK CARVING CONTEST at The School
Nearly twenty excellent and whimsical carvings were entered into the contest. (we did miss getting pictures of a couple of them - apologies to those we missed)
The "Best Carved" award went to Bob Gander for his 'Peek-a-boo Skunk', with runner-up 'Tail of a Whale' by Ruth Anderson.
Additional entries were ...
Closest to the Button Contest ...
After the judging, carvers claimed their carvings and were put on four-person teams. Each "curler" threw their "rock" down the table-top "rink" twice and their distance from the button was measured. The teams with the lowest closest-to-the button cumulative totals were given an opportunity to choose from the prize table. This reporter was so busy participating that she forgot to record who won ... oh well ... the winners know who won! We hope a good time was had by all. We wish to thank Kamloops KMS Tools for donating two $25 gift certificates as prizes for the contest. A big "thank you" to Les Eliason who donated his skills and time to create the table-top curling rink. Here are a few pictures of the event.
The Winning 1st and 2nd Place Carvings will be Signed by the 2014 Canadian Mens Team Curling Champions!
Since the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier was being held in Kamloops (a short distance from the School location) we approached The Brier Organizing Committee to see if the medalist teams might agree to sign our winning carvings as one of the contest prizes. The Brier
Committee agreed to arrange this (subject to the medalists' individual signing rights) and, much to our pleasure and dismay, they also invited us to display the winning carvings as part of the 4-corner ice display during The Brier. We accepted, and now our winning carvings may end up being seen on TSN TV during the week of The Tim Hortons Brier - March 1-9, 2014.
The judges (from left to right - SCS Director/Student LeRoy Scott, Sorrento Centre Executive Director Chris Lind, Sorrento Centre Chef Norman Sigurdson) had difficulty choosing among the many wonderful carvings but, after careful consideration, selected the following winners.
The "Most Original" award went to Les Eliason for his 'Hot Rod Rock',