By Brian Schultz
Ten teams of firefighters will trade their hoses for curling brooms this weekend in the Canadian Fire Fighter Curling Championships.
The Fort Rouge Curling Club is hosting the 55th annual event on Saturday, where a champion will emerge amid much fanfare, bragging, and tradition.
“We are very excited to present our charity of choice, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, with the proceeds from this event, including a raffle, silent auction, and 50/50 draws,” said Bob Poole, this year’s championship host convenor. “Firefighters have always supported this organization, and we know how important it is to give back, even while having fun.”
A large donation will be presented to Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Saturday night by a volunteer firefighter from Winnipeg Beach, whose son and wife are living with forms of muscular dystrophy. The winning curling team will then be presented with the coveted Hydrant Trophy.
The championship game begins at 1 p.m. An awards banquet will follow at the Canad Inns Club Regent Hotel at 7 p.m.