Curling: New Westminster’s Hawes Team shuts down Reese-Hansen

As snow begins to fall in the Fraser Valley, curling action is warming up inside the Mission Leisure Centre.

The Fraser Valley curling team

The Fraser Valley curling team

by Emeralde O’Donnell

Contributor, Black Press

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Snow begins to fall as the BC Winter Games continues, on February 22rd, at the Mission Leisure Centre.

Today at the centre, a number of sports – including curling – were hosted.

During one of the curling matches, the Hawes Team played Reese-Hansen, and won. With a winning score, the four girls – Everly Royea, Jaymee Lynn, Cailin Cooke, and Dezaray Hawes – definitely earned their bragging rights.

“We’ve (been able to) spend so much time together and we’ve made really great friendships that will last forever,” said Lynn.

Coached by Ken McArdle, the New Westminster-based team has only worked together for the season.

Sweeping hard and smoothly sliding, the team made each 40-pound stone’s toss worth it.

*Emeralde O’Donnell is a student at Robert Bateman Secondary School in Abbotsford

VIDEO: Hurry Hard – Curling at the 2014 BC Winter Games (by Mariah Lasseter and Emeralde O’Donnell)