The Heart and Stroke Foundation happily hosted their 16th annual Curl for Heart tournament this weekend at the Community First Curling Centre.
7 teams competed in 3 4-end games to raise funds and awareness for heart disease.
In addition to the guaranteed games, there was also skills competitions including a Turkey Shoot, Closest to the Button, and Putting Competition, which were $2.00 each and went directly to the cause.
A number of prizes were provided by generous donors to for door prize draws, as well as to award the skills competiton winners and the top fundraiser.
Curl for Heart brought together curlers of all ages for some St. Patrick’s Day fun!
Some participants were avid curlers, with years of experience and technique under their belt.
Other participants found themselves trying their hand at this tricky sport for the first time today!
All in good fun, all participants were eager to support a great cause, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and heart disease awareness and prevention, something that affected many of their lives – or the lives of their loved ones – directly.
“Our goal is to raise about $2000 to $3000 dollars, and all the money we raise goes directly to research to find answers to actually prevent heart disease before it happens and treat it better,” explained Dan Ingram, Area Manager of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
He continued, “If we can prevent someone from having a stroke, we’ve saved one person from not only the physical trauma that experience brings but also the emotional and financial setbacks as well. We really want to continue educating people to stop heart disease.”
For more information on the Heart and Stroke Foundation, visit their website.