Gerald Lambert, representative with Molson Coors Canada presents Lorette Curling Club president Nancy Brommell with a commemorative cheque for $5,000 in support of the growing program.
By Marianne Curtis
A new season of curling kicked off in Lorette recently with the throwing of a few rocks and the opening of the newly improved club lounge.
On October 29, Lorette Curling Club president Nancy Brommell cut the ribbon and declared the lounge officially open amid a crowd of approximately fifty curling enthusiasts.
“Over the past year, we created a new logo and signage, and this summer, we built a permanent bar in the lounge,” says Brommell. “Now we are expanding the Lorette curling program and improving the ice quality.”
Brommell thanked the many volunteers that have been working hard to improve and build the curling program in Lorette, which is the only curling club in the RM of Tache.
The improvements at the curling club would not have been possible without grants and contributions. The Lorette Community Complex pitched in $3,000 for the project and a grant for $5,000 came from Curling Manitoba. In a surprise addition to the evening, Molson Canada stepped up and donated $5,000 towards the project from the Molson
Coors Canada Donations Fund.
“This donation will go a long way to building the curling program for all residents in the RM of Tache,” Brummell added.
The cheque was presented by Gerald Lambert, representative, Molson Coors Canada.
“Molson Coors Canada is pleased to support volunteer initiatives at the grassroots level that promote active lifestyles,” says Lambert. “The enthusiasm and energy of the Lorette Curling Club volunteers provides us with a fantastic opportunity to support their efforts.”
The Molson Coors Canada Donations Fund is providing support and recognition for the efforts of the Lorette Curling Club volunteers in improving and expanding the curling program.
In recent months, the Lorette and Landmark curling clubs have amalgamated under the Lorette Curling Club banner in order to bring a bigger and better curling program to all RM of Tache residents. The club offers Friday night mixed, Thursday night men’s and Monday night Ladies leagues. This year, the club has expanded their junior program, added a league for retirees or day curlers and a Saturday night drop-in league.