Broom­ball’s a big hit!

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Satur­day’s cold wind and frigid tem­per­a­tures kept some peo­ple away from Stanstead’s Win­ter Fun Day in Beebe Me­mo­rial Park where the in­flat­able struc­tures had to be spe­cially po­si­tioned to keep them from blow­ing away. Those who bun­dled up en­joyed slid­ing at the small hill cre­ated by the town work­ers and Benoit Bon­sens, lots of ac­tiv­i­ties at the rink, and horse wagon rides. “We had a hard time start­ing the bar­beque, we sold a lot more hot choco­late and cof­fee than usual, and even the horses were cold!” com­mented Marise Trepanier of the Stanstead Recre­ation As­so­ci­a­tion. Fran­cois and Serge Tougas’ de­li­cious home­made soup helped to keep the crowd warm.

The broom­ball tour­na­ment, new this year, proved to be very pop­u­lar, draw­ing most of the at­tend­ing crowd to the rink to watch. The win­ning team was Jack Gustin’s team and Stephane Beau­re­gard’s team was sec­ond. The other teams that took part were Sab­rina Diste­fano’s team and the team from the Stanstead Fire De­part­ment. “We had such a hot turnout for the broom­ball tour­na­ment that we’ll do a big­ger tour­na­ment next year,” promised Ms. Trepanier. The win­ners of the Chuck-a-puck com­pe­ti­tion were Lake­sha Bri­ant and Ron­ald Lacroix.

The event, which is or­ga­nized and run by vol­un­teers, was spon­sored by the town of Stanstead, MNA Pierre Reid, Phar­macy Chan­tal Richard, Derusha Sup­ply and GranQuartz.

Photo Stephanie Anna Ruf

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.