Rachel Homan’s team donates autographed jersey for charity event
BY JOE PAVIA Rachel Homan skips Team Ontario in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, kicking off this week in St. Catharines, Ont. (Pete Fisher/Postmedia Network) Team Homan is giving back.
On Saturday at the Ottawa club a fundraiser is happening to support Peter Glover, a staunch Homan supporter, who has ALS. Many people have signed up to curl in this fun bonspiel called Team Peter.
Besides donating about $1,200 to the cause, the Homan team donated a Rachel Homan autographed Team Canada jersey for a bidding war on eBay. The bidding ended on Monday. The jersey went for $980.
MEN’S SPIEL WINNERS
In the Alexander Keith’s Men’s bonspiel, Rideau’s Bill Blad defended his title to win the Grand Aggregate shield by defeating Huntley’s John Steski. Curling with Blad were Iain Wilson, Devo Devine and Steve Demers. Richmond’s John Wilson with Kevin Lemenchick, Ken Wilson and Herb O’Heron earned the senior’s top spot. Frank Van Ryckegham from Manotick with Art Thornton, Mike Shultz and Scott Brewster took the senator’s section. Open section: Event 1 — Bill Blad, event 2 — Chris Gardner, event 3 — Dennis Elgie, event 4 — Ken Sullivan, event 5 — Blad, event 6 — Don Chandler, event 7 — Ben Miskew, event 8 — Gary Findlay, event 9 — Wayne Beamish, event 10 — Scott Hill. Senior section winners: Event 1 — Wilson, event 2 — Roger Bertrand, event 3 — Murray Pearson. Senator section winners: Event 1 — Van Ryckegham, event 2 — Rick Takahara, event 3 — Bob Matheson.
The Ottawa squad of Joey Taylor, Mathieu Gravel, Darren Sutherland and Darren McEwen captured the top spot in the Over The Rainbow spiel for the second consecutive year on the weekend.
The Russell club is staging two sendoffs to which everyone is invited. On March 30, there is a sendoff for Team Bruce Delaney as they head off to represent Ontario at the Masters national championships in Guelph. The Bryan Cochrane rink gets their sendoff on April 7 as they head to the world seniors beginning April 22 in Lethbridge, Alta. The Rideau’s team of Howard Rajala, Rich Moffatt, Chris Fulton and Paul Madden are currently battling in Fredericton, N.B. in the Everest Canadiansenior championships. The Hogline Little Rocks championship takes place this Saturday at the Rideau facility beginning at 9:30 a.m.
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