Amherst Curling Club receives $300 community support grant

The Amherst Curling Club has received a $300 Community Support Grant from the Town of Amherst that will help them host the Nova Scotia Provincial Women’s Curling Club Championship later this month.

“Support from the town for the Amherst Curling Club is extremely important to our ability to host championship events,” Peter Rushton, the host committee chairman, said as he accepted the cheque from Mayor David Kogon on Feb. 4.

“We in Amherst strive to be a vibrant, vital community,” Mayor David Kogon said. “Having the provincial women’s curling club championship in our community helps us achieve that goal. It also helps us show that Amherst truly is a great place to live, work and play.Curling 2 B

“On behalf of council, I welcome all the competitors to Amherst and wish them good luck. I also invite the teams and their supporters to visit our fine attractions, stores and restaurants while they are in our town.”

The championship, which was formerly known as the Women’s Travelers, is being held at the local club, located at 45 Prince Arthur St., from Feb. 28 to March 3.

“We have nine teams registered to compete in this triple knockout tournament,” Rushton said. “They get to practice Thursday morning and the games begin that afternoon.”

Amherst is being represented by a team led by skip Kathleen Trites. Other team members are Tiffany Cuthbert, third, Lisa Gilbert, second, and Wendy Graham, lead.

The winner of the championship will represent Nova Scotia when the Canadian Club Curling Championships are held next November.