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75th Bunny Bonspiel a major draw for everyone

Teams compete at the 75th annual Bunny Bonspiel in the Crowsnest Pass

Nicholas L. M. Allen

Apr 3, 2024

The event kicked off on March 29 with 54 teams packing into the arena.

The Crowsnest Pass Sports Complex was home to the 75th Bunny Bonspiel curling competition, with the last games taking place on March 31. 

The event kicked off on March 29 with 54 teams packing into the arena for the opening ceremonies, led by bagpipes played by Alec Chisholm from Pincher Creek, from Get Bagpipe Ready. A ‘Parade of Costumes’ was held for best dressed Men’s and best dressed Ladies teams.

DJ Stu from Blue Rock Music entertained on Friday and Saturday night.  The entertainment also included games for participants to win locally donated door prizes throughout the evening. Dinner on Saturday was catered by Chris’s Restaurant.

Teresa-Jane Snider, the Bunny Bonspiel coordinator, spoke during the final award ceremony of the 75th Bunny Bonspiel curling event at the Crowsnest Pass Sports Complex.

“We made it to Sunday finals. Congratulations to all of you and thank you for being here,” said Snider.

She expressed gratitude to everyone involved, including the concession staff, bar volunteers, and organizers. 

“Mike and Chrissy from Cadillac Kitchen downstairs. Thank you, you’ve done a fantastic job. I’m sure you’re exhausted just as the rest of us are,” said Snider.

She announced the winners of the various groups, including the Ladies C, Men’s C, Ladies B, Men’s B, Ladies A, and Men’s A divisions, presenting them with special trophies commemorating the many years of the event.

“Each winner of each division will get one of these trophies as a commemoration to the 75th Celebration,” said Snider.

Snider also acknowledged the volunteers and participants from various towns and thanked everyone for their support. She highlighted the dedication of the ice crew and emphasized that the event was run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about the sport. 

Snider concluded by wishing everyone a happy Easter and a safe journey home, congratulating all the winners.

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