PICTOU — Members of a junior curling team felt like winners recently, and in a special way they were.
The foursome featuring skip Jake Dunnewold, third Ryan Murphy, second Aaron MacInnis and lead Evan Surrett formally received the Advocate Cup during their regular practice on March 3 at the New Caledonian Curling Club.
The cup is presented to the curling team that collects the most funds for the Pictou Curl for Cancer, which the team did during the 2020 event on February 28.
The team raised an updated total of $2,070, while the nine curlers on three junior teams that played in the Curl for Cancer combined to raise $2,730.
“It was a fun experience,” Dunnewold said. “It was nice to get together to do this for a charity. It was fun to be together and do this for the community.”
“We’ve been practising,” said Surrett. “I did Curl for Cancer last year. It’s good to curl with a team.”
Surrett was also the top fund-raiser.
The curlers are among 12 who take part in the junior curling program directed by club member Hugh Campbell with help from his wife Sandra. A 13th member joined that afternoon.
From left: skip Jake Dunnewold, third Ryan Murphy, second Aaron MacInnis and lead Evan Surrett hold the Advocate Cup. (Goodwin photo)