On Saturday, March 15, 2014, twenty-four of us met at Fort Rouge Curling Club to be instructed by Team Lyburn. Curlers were split into groups based on experience level to start. The intermediates were paired with Coach Gerry Sande and Lead Tyler Forrest. Groups of 4-5 beginners were coached by Skip William Lyburn, Third Alex Forrest, and Lead Connor Njegovan. Intermediate curlers were analyzed and given some pointers on how to improve their game while beginners were taught the basics.
Once we all had a feel for the ice, we were split into teams balanced by experience level to curl a two-end game. We then had a closest-to-the-button contest. The team with the best-combined score won curling rock coolers and the individual winner received a gift certificate for Safeway. All participants received a trophy and card signed by Team Lyburn – we expect these to become even more coveted keepsakes when Team Lyburn wins the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea – no pressure guys! We finalized the afternoon with a pizza party and Q&A with the team.
Funspiel closest to the button standings:
Congratulations to Doug on the individual closest to the button score. He was just 3/4″ away from a perfect draw!
Our sponsorship of Team Lyburn was a first for Fraser & Partners. Our philosophy Life Aligned™ is about aligning your values and life vision with a financial strategy that makes it happen. Our corporate values are grounded in supporting the community and people who are invested in achieving their vision. Team Lyburn inspired us. Their journey to third place standing at the Provincials was a testament to the possibilities. We congratulate them on their success and hope they inspired you too.