By Marianne Curtis
The Niverville Curling Club was one of a ten curling clubs in three provinces to be names as winners in the Monsanto’s Imagine A Better Home Contest. The prize was $2,000 towards rink upgrades at the club’s Niverville facility.
The club boosts three sheets of natural ice and has seen amazing growth of this year with a record 300 curlers playing at the club this past season. There are three mixed leagues, 2 on 2 bonspiels, curling clinics and other fund events to encourage new curlers to pick up a rock or broom.
The Monsanto’s Imagine A Better Home Contest was launched back in 2008 with the aim of assisting small-town curling clubs in Western Canada with local improvement projects. This year nine other curling clubs from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta took home cash prizes of $10,000, $5000 and $2,000 to assist with a wide array of improvement projects at their local clubs. Monsanto is an agricultural company and a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.
Niverville Curling Club receiving $2,000 and a plaque from Monsanto – Andrew Kaminsky (Monsanto), Dustin Krahn (president), Heather Martens, Donna Watts (Recreation and Wellness Director), Joel Martens, John Falk (Town Councillor), John Stott, Marc Loeppky (missing: Kevin Stott)