Broomball’s a big hit!
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.