5th Annual Curling for Carol Bonspiel - ALS Fundraiser

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Nepean Sportsplex

1701 Woodroffe Avenue

Ottawa, ON K2G 1W2


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Join us for the 5th Annual Curling for Carol Bonspiel! Carol Skinner was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 41. You can learn more about her story and how she is using her time to advocate for others living with ALS at www.livelovelaughwithcarol.com/blog. Many people are not aware that only select pieces of equipment are funded by OHIP and even then, only partially. The average person diagnosed with ALS will spend more than $150,000 of their own money on vital equipment during their battle with ALS. That is why we come together for a great day of curling, give away prizes and draw for exciting raffles to raise much needed funds. 50% of the proceeds goes directly to ALS Canada Research Division and 50% goes toward the puchase of necessary equipment such as a wheelchair and in-home mobility aids. Curling is a great way to support those with ALS as it is one of the most accessible sports out there and a true Canadian classic. Wheelchair curling is even an olympic sport. That said, you do not need to have ever curled before to come out and have a great time. Register as a single and join a team or sign up as a team of 4.

For more information about ALS go to: https://www.als.ca/about-als/what-is-als/


What is a Bonspiel?

A bonspiel is a tournament. Teams will play each other and "compete" for the top spot of the day. The curling community has always used Funspiels as a way to introduce people to the sport and raise money for charity.

What do I wear to the event?

Wear comfortable, warm clothing such as athletic or yoga pants, no jeans. Dress in layers. Half of the event time is in the rink and half takes place in the bar/restaurant.

What equipment do I need to bring?

Bring a pair of clean indoor only/gym running shoes. If you have a slider or a shoe grip, you can use it but it is not necessary. Brooms are provided, including brooms for participants in wheelchairs.

What if I don't know how to curl?

That's ok. At Funspiels you will find that most peopel have never curled in their life and some will have curled a couple of times but would still call themselves non-curlers. You will still be able to curl even when it's your first time. You will be able to throw rocks, sweep them into the house and every once in a while do a spectacular take out!!

What if I can't find enough people to make a team?

That's ok. Several people will be in the same boat as you. We will match people together to create full teams. We will make every effort possible to match non-curlers with those who have a little experience so that everyone can fully participate and have fun doing it.

Is their food provided at the event?

Yes, their is a pizza lunch provided with your registration. There are also snacks and beverages available for purchase.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID or minimum age is required unless you would like to purchase alcohol at the cash bar. Children under 10 years of age will have difficulty in throwing the 40lb curling stones but are welcome to particpate in conjunction with their parents/team.

Is the event wheelchair accessible?

Yes, both the event and venue are wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp on the ice for wheelchairs and accessible brooms are available.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

OC Transpo bus routes 95, 97 and 63 will take you to the Nepean Sportsplex. Consult octranspo.com for more information.

Free parking for those who drive.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Robin MacIntyre at macintyre2012@hotmail.com for more information.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We do appreciate you bringing your printed ticket to help with registration; however, if you cannot print it or forget it at home you will still be admitted as long as we have your name and information.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. It is helpful for the organizer if you can forward this information as soon as possible.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, that is fine.

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