The 2013 Nova Scotia Police Curling Association Championship got underway Friday morning at the Bridgetown Curling Club with eight rinks and 33 curlers converging on The Friendly Town for three days of play.
Local RCMP member Ross Lloyd organized the event but said he had lots of help from several local businesses including The End Of The Line Pub, Graves Value Foods, The Eggplant Café, and Bridgetown Motor Inn.
Besides RCMP members, teams are comprised of members of municipal police forces, military police, and fisheries and conservation officers.
A charity auction at Saturday evening banquet will raise funds for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canadaand money from other weekend fundraisers will go towards Bridgetown’s junior curling program, said Lloyd. The Stu Ryder Cup is named for retired RCMP member and avid curler Stu Ryder who died last year.
Play started at 8:30 a.m. Friday and continues until Sunday’s championship game at 2 p.m. The winner heads to the National championship in Saskatoon in March.