The Sydenham Community Curling Club celebrated a significant milestone as it honored the graduates of its popular “Learn to Curl” program. This year’s cohort, consisting of 18 enthusiastic individuals, completed their journey into the world of curling with a special ceremony.
The graduates, Connie, Ellen, Eric, Janice, Jeremy, Joe, Kasidy, Kevin, Lauren, Liz, Mandy, Monique, Nathan, Paul, Tracy, and Wendy, were applauded for their dedication and progress over the weeks. Each of them, coming from diverse backgrounds, shared a common goal: to learn and enjoy the sport of curling.
In a heartwarming tradition upheld by the Friday Night Late Draw Social League, the graduates were honored with a ceremonial broom salute. Club members raised their curling brooms, forming an archway on the ice. The graduates then walked through this arch, symbolizing their transition from novices to confident curlers.
This moment was not just a recognition of their newly acquired skills but also a celebration of the friendships and bonds formed during the program. The “Learn to Curl” initiative, known for its welcoming and inclusive environment, successfully brought together these individuals, fostering a sense of community and team spirit.
Following the ceremony, the club hosted a social event where graduates and members mingled, sharing their experiences and plans for future curling endeavors. The atmosphere was filled with laughter and camaraderie, highlighting the club’s vibrant community spirit.
The Sydenham Community Curling Club’s commitment to promoting curling and building a strong community was evident in this celebration. The success of this year’s “Learn to Curl” program, marked by the graduation of Connie, Ellen, Eric, Janice, Jeremy, Joe, Kasidy, Kevin, Lauren, Liz, Mandy, Monique, Nathan, Paul, Tracy, and Wendy, stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of curling and the club’s role in nurturing the sport.