Although the deadline for registrations originally was this Wednesday (Feb. 15), the annual “Curl for Cancer” fundraiser coming up on Saturday is now full at 24 teams.
But co-organizer Nadine Johnson said this morning the public is more than welcome to come out to the Fort Frances Curling Club and cheer on their favourite team.
The day, which gets underway at 9 a.m., also will include a penny table, 50/50 draw, afternoon entertainment courtesy of Jim Avis and Bill McEvoy, and information on breast cancer.
Cindy Allan also will be offering to give people pink hair extensions—dubbed “Highlights for Hope”—at a cost of $20, of which $10 goes to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Allan noted these stay in for about a month, but people can choose to take them out earlier if they want.
The public also is welcome to stay for the dinner following the fun ’spiel. Tickets are on sale for $10 each at the curling club.
The day then will wrap up with a social Saturday night.
Last year’s event raised $8,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. But given the number of participants was down, organizers are hoping to do much better this year.
The fun ’spiel has raised an average of $13,000-$16,000 in other years.