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Oil bonspiel will rock the house

By January 16, 2023No Comments
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It is socially acceptable to throw stones toward a house at least once a year at the Lloydminster Oil and Gas Open Bonspiel.

The next opportunity for industry curlers to create mayhem with rocks will be at the 54th annual bonspiel, March 16-19, at the Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre.

Organizers have put out a call for teams to register foursomes and for sponsors to step up to keep the traditional event going, with the first spiel held back in 1968.

Opening ceremonies are set for March 16 with the mixed banquet and Oilman of the Year Award at the WLC Convention Centre the evening of March 17.

“We have seen a lot of growth and change in the industry, and events such as the bonspiel keep us all connected while we doing what we love every day,” said the committee in a statement. 

“The oil and gas industry plays an important role in our day-to-day lives and we believe in celebrating the men in women that have dedicated their years to the industry.” 

Entry fees are just $440 per team, which includes a minimum of four games and four banquet tickets.

Dancing shoes are recommended after the banquet with some toe-tapping music from a band and DJ on a full stomach at 9 p.m.

Organizers are also accepting prizes and donations as usual.