Bonspiel brings community together

For the 43rd time, the Shawville Community Bonspiel has wrapped up and the coveted toilet seat trophy was awarded to the winning team.
Although, let’s be honest, hardly anyone participates in the bonspiel for the trophy.
The event is a unique opportunity to get out and mingle with members of the community that you may not associate with all that much.
What other sport allows a group of young twenty-somethings to play against – and drink with – a group of octogenarians who just cleaned their clocks?
Curling is one of the most social sports there is. In fact, curling etiquette dictates that the two teams have to sit down and enjoy a drink together – with the winning team picking up the first round, of course.
Talk about finding a win in a loss!
With nearly 60 teams competing, odds are you’re going to spend some time with someone you don’t know all that well.
That’s a beautiful thing.

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