(Reprinted from the December 2017 Newsletter, with extended deadline)

The Brandon Teachers’ Association, together with the Éducatrices et Éducateurs Francophones du Manitoba, will be hosting the 2018 Manitoba Teachers’ Society Bonspiel from February 2-4, 2018 at the Riverview Curling Club in Brandon. This is an especially exciting year because it is the 50th annual event!  The entry fee is $200 per rink and includes 4 dinner/dance tickets. This is a great event for all skill level of curlers. First timers or seasoned champions are welcome to go out and enjoy the weekend!

A spot has been reserved for each Local Association until Wednesday, January 10th, 2018.  Afterwards, additional entries will be accepted until Friday, January 26th, 2018. If you are interested in registering a team for this event, please let SRTA president Jonathan Waite (president@srteach.org) know no later than Wednesday, January 10th, 2018.  As per our policies and procedures, registration costs for one team to participate in the MTS Annual Curling Bonspiel are covered. If more than one team is interested, the cost of one team shall be divided equally.

Additional information:

  • Accommodations for out-of-town rinks have been reserved. Please contact the BTA office (204-729-3141, btabonspiel@gmail.com) for information on accommodations.
  • The bonspiel will again be an open format this year. At least three members of each team must belong to the same local association of MTS. Teams can be made up of any arrangement of male or female curlers.
  • Curling will begin Friday evening.  BTA will accommodate the draw for teams travelling.  Saturday curling continues all day with a social evening to follow. Teams are invited to participate in the Saturday night supper and live entertainment (Bethel Road Music). This is all included in the entry fee.  Sunday curling will resume at 11:00am with the finals later in the afternoon.