Local team represents Northern Ontario in national bonspiel

Stock photo of curling rocks taken at Soo First Curling Centre, March 10, 2022 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

A trip to a curling club in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this week, would have you taking in another national bonspiel.

While this one doesn’t come with the fanfare of the Brier or Scotties, it still features a local team.

Team Robert is seen here at the championship.

Charlie Robert heads a team of Police Officers at the Canadian Police Curling Championship this week.

Currently sporting a record of 5-2 after a few “off-games” yesterday which still came down to last rock, Robert told SaultOnline, “It’s great to be representing the Green and Yellow.”

“You’re always filled with pride to represent your province at any kind of a national championship. So I’ve been here eight times now with good teams. And this is the third national championship with members of this team,” said Robert. “I (also) have two national championships in the Canadian mixed. To wear the green and gold is always pretty special.”

He also wanted to be sure to share his appreciation of the local community.

Team Robert is seen here at the championship.

“In our local curling community, and as well as our friends and family, obviously, it’s we get a lot of good, positive feedback and know that people are rooting for us and cheering us on,” said Robert.

He hopes they will be in a position at the end of the week to challenge for another championship but acknowledges there will be a lot of good competition going forward.

You will be able to follow the progress of the team by going to www.canadianpolicecurlingchampionship.com

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