Carman Curl for Cancer has a minor change to this year’s event in order to celebrate 25 years of fundraising in the community as the evening’s banquet will be happening at the Carman Community Hall to support the larger numbers of visitors taking part in the celebration.
“Typically the past years we’ve had the bonspiel and the banquet at the club, but since it’s the 25th year we’re having the banquet at the hall to get more people in,” says co-chair Sandra Goff. “It’s a full day event with the first draw at about 9 a.m. and after the banquet goes until around 2 a.m., it’s a long day.”
The day will start off with a fun curling bonspiel followed by a banquet with live entertainment as Correction Line will hit the stage to keep party-goers on their feet dancing. A special guest speaker is always invited to the banquet to share their cancer journey and this year is no different as Brooke Russell from Alberta will be making the trip in to share her life-changing experience with cancer.
The evening always ends with a live and silent auction to go along with the entertainment.
“For the last five years we decided as a committee that we wanted to support patient care as well as research so we’ve been splitting the proceeds up between a South Central Cancer Resource, Carman Palliative Care, Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Society,” said Goff. “We always get lot of support. Our sponsors are huge. They’re always ready and waiting to help us out. We have a fairly large live auction and silent auction and some people enjoy trying to pick out something.”
Tickets to the banquet are on sale now but they’re going fast. Interested curlers can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the curling portion of the event.
The Carman Curl for Cancer event has donated over $800,000 to cancer charities. Goff adds they’re very proud of the contribution from the community to help fight against this disease that affects so many lives and welcomes any volunteers or sponsors to continue stepping up.
Big ticket raffle
The Carman Curl for Cancer event has added a special raffle to celebrate 25 years in Carman.
“This year we’re doing a big raffle for anyone that can’t make it to the banquet or curling bonspiel,” said Goff. “People will want to get tickets because we’ve got two big prizes for this. Tickets can be picked up around town at local businesses.”
The two raffle prizes are a 1.00 carat oval diamond with a custom design session to create a unique and personalized piece of jewellery at an approximate value of $5000. The diamond is donated by Mokada Custom Jewelry Design Studio. The second prize is a full event package for two to the Continental Cup in Las Vegas, NV, with flights to and from Winnipeg and a hotel room. The approximate value of the second prize is $2,700 and is donated by Pioneer Seeds and MK Agro.
The Carman Curl for Cancer event is November 3, 2018, and is being held at the Carman Golf and Curling Club and Carman Community Hall.