In Vancouver, the Gay and Lesbian community is having a national championship with 16 teams from across the country vying for the title. In addition to a Canadian crown – the Gay Brier if you will -- there’s also apparently a lot of fun involved with an Old Farts Draw to the Button contest and a Hot Butt contest.
And since Vancouver was named third worst-dressed city for our penchant for yoga pants, why not celebrate it? Consequently, the Hot Butt Contest: Yoga Pant Edition will have participants showing off how fab their buns of steel look in Lululemons.
Jim Cotter is set to defend his BC crown in Parksville and his coach, former champion Rick Folk, went out on a limb to predict the winner of the event.
When asked to predict a winner in Parksville, Folk, not surprisingly, picked the Cotter rink based both on experience and overall talent. "They've got as good a shot as anyone," Folk said.This year's Cotter team has a bit of a different lineup with Kevin Folk moving up to play third while Ty Griffith came on board to play second.
Other teams in the expanded 16-team playdown (it was previously 10) include Jeff Richard, Sean Geall and Jay Peachey
In Saskatchewan, you’ll be able to watch the men’s tankard final on television for the first time since 2008. But you have to be a Max customer. Not sure what that is but if you are, enjoy the curling.
Doug Graham tees up the M+M Meat Shops National Junior in Napanee and organizer Stephen Paul tells him each team is coming with an entourage.
“Within two days, parents were calling, asking about hotels, booking rooms,” said Paul, who figures 10 to 20 people are coming with each rink.“We have sold 150 tickets just to parents alone. Things like that are a good barometer (for attendance expectations),” Paul said.