Curl for Can­cer this week­end

Mon­tague event to be held in mem­ory of curl­ing club mem­ber

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY/ENTERTAINMENT -

We hope ev­ery­one in Mon­tague is proud to have cre­ated such a long-stand­ing event. Lori Barker

Is­lan­ders are in­vited to join the 32nd an­nual Curl for Can­cer event in Mon­tague this week­end. It’s an op­por­tu­nity for both begin­ners and those with lots of curl­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to en­joy a so­cial event while rais­ing funds for the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety.

Curl for Can­cer was started in Mon­tague in the mid 1980s by Ca­role Kennedy, and now takes place across Canada each year in sup­port of ad­vanc­ing can­cer is­sues.

This year the plan­ning com­mit­tee, led by Mary and Robyn MacDon­ald, for Curl for Can­cer in Mon­tague chose to hon­our a long­time mem­ber of the Mon­tague Curl­ing Club, Carol Sul­li­van, who lost her bat­tle with can­cer this past year.

“It’s so great that ev­ery­one comes to­gether to sup­port the can­cer cause,” says Larry Richards, man­ager, Mon­tague Curl­ing Club. “Can­cer af­fects ev­ery fam­ily on P.E.I. in one way or an­other. It’s good to give back and ev­ery dol­lar raised helps in the fight against can­cer.”

The event be­gins at 8:30 a.m. Sun­day, Jan. 31, with the se­cond an­nual 1- or 5-km fun run in mem­ory of Sul­li­van and or­ga­nized by her sis­ter-in-law, Linda Roach-Cun­ning­ham.

Curl­ing starts at 10 a.m. and goes all day.

There will also be a bake sale and a silent auc­tion. All events are open to the pub­lic.

“We hope ev­ery­one in Mon­tague is proud to have cre­ated such a long-stand­ing event,” says ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Lori Barker.

“I am es­pe­cially proud that Curl for Can­cer was ini­tially de­vel­oped in Prince Ed­ward Is­land and has been repli­cated by al­most ev­ery prov­ince across the coun­try.”

With the sup­port and gen­eros­ity of par­tic­i­pants and vol­un­teers, last year alone Curl for Can­cer Mon­tague raised over $4,000 which was used to sup­port Is­lan­ders deal­ing with can­cer.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter a team con­tact the Mon­tague Curl­ing Club, 902-838-2513, or visit their Face­book page https://www. face­­tague­curlin­grink.

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