From left is Skip Diane Myrden

Local Myrden Rink wins the South Island Club Challenge

In a Cowichan Rocks Curling Club first, the local Myrden Rink has qualified for the Pacific International Cub Challenge, to be held in Richmond, April 20 to 24.

The local Myrden Rink is hurrying hard, this season.

In a Cowichan Rocks Curling Club first, they’ve qualified for the Pacific International Cub Challenge, to be held in Richmond, April 20 to 24.

“We are so excited to be representing the Cowichan Rocks and the Cowichan Lake area,” skip Diane Myrden said, adding that they plan on handing out gift baskets of Cowichan Lake tourist materials and little prizes.

The rink’s first game has already been scheduled, with the foursome competing against an Oregon team on Wednesday, April 20. Competing teams are all from North America.

The Myrden rink, made up of  Skip Diane Myrden, Third Tricia Mayea, Second Kari McKinlay, and Lead Maria Elzinga, qualified for the Club Challenge after placing first in the South Island Challenge, held two weekends ago at the Kerry Park Curling Club.

“It’s a chance for league winners to get that venue to curl more competitively,” Myrden said, of the event.

“The ice was challenging, to say the least. We just happened to be lucky, and we made it.”

The local Dennis Sutton rink represented the Men’s League for Cowichan Rocks, but lost out in the quarter finals.

It took a while after winning for the Myrden Rink to fully grasp their accomplishment, Myrden said.

“We didn’t realize it. We were just standing there and thinking ‘Oh my God, we won!’” Myrden said.

In advance of the April 20 to 24 Pacific International Club Challenge, Myrden said it’s a sit-and-wait situation.

“All the ices are out; we can’t even practice,” she said, of local-area curling rinks.

There’s pressure for her rink to do well, Myrden said, as the winners go on to the Dominion Curling Club Challenge, to be held this November, and will also be held in Richmond.

“But on the national stage, against winners from all the provinces across Canada,” Myrden said.

The Myrden Rink has been together for about five years.

“We got together years ago to get into competitive curling,” Myrden said. “We get along so well. We just curl and we laugh.”

Just Posted

Foundation being built for the new Chemainus library to become a cornerstone of the community

All the services and amenities in keeping with the modern age

VIDEO: Harpdog Brown grinds out the blues at Osborne Bay Pub March 22

With his new band, he’s still offering a vintage vibe, just a different vintage!

Malahat artists beautify Mill Bay ferry terminal

BC Ferries terminal at Mill Bay has been beautified thanks to new… Continue reading

City of Duncan contemplates expanding borders

Residents will be asked opinion in upcoming citizen’s survey

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

‘Considerably large’ tractor tire fell and killed 3-year-old girl on B.C. farm

Delta’s deputy fire chief said crews tried to helicopter girl out after a tractor tire leaning against a barn fell onto her

Nearly 40% of British Columbians not taking their medications correctly: poll

Introduction of legal cannabis could cause more issues for drug interactions

Mining company fined $70,000 after two workers killed in B.C. truck crash

Broda Construction pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe workplace at Cranbrook rock quarry

B.C. argues it cannot stop Trans Mountain, but it can protect environment

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says only Ottawa has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines

B.C. poverty plan combines existing spending, housing programs

Target is to lift 140,000 people out of poverty from 2016 level

Avalanche warning issued for all B.C. mountains

Warm weather to increase avalanche risk: Avalanche Canada

Temperature records dating back to 1947 broken in B.C.

The Squamish airport recorded the hottest temperature in the province (and Canada) on Sunday: 21.3 C

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick retires in wake of SNC-Lavalin case

Jody Wilson-Raybould accused Wernick of pressuring her to head off criminal charges for the firm

Most Read