Cookie’s Crumbs: Learning to curl in a small town

                A few years ago in Arcola a group of young girls showed interest in curling and successfully made it to 4H Provincial Curling. Seeing this interest Dwain “Cookie” Davis decided to help them with their technique and knowledge of the game.

                “Two years ago some of the girls ended up at 4H Provincial play downs,” Davis explained. “It was quite the experience for them. They were younger then and it was a very educational experience them because they got to curl in a different venue and that competition is quite different than local curling.”

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                “This is their third winter and the kids have really come along,” Davis exclaimed.

                Becoming their curling mentor, the girls lovingly refer to themselves as Cookie’s Crumbs, appreciative of Cookie’s dedication to their curling experience. They are also thankful for their coach Andrea McEwen and all of the hard work she has put into the betterment of youth curling in Arcola. As a nationally certified curling coach, McEwen has put a lot of work into achieving this which Davis was very complimentary of, excited to be watching McEwen on the ice with the girls.

                “It’s nice to get someone of that calibre coaching in this area,” Davis added.

                The Arcola Curling Club’s youth branch consists of 10 girls, which Davis says has been a joy to work with: “They are a wonderful bunch, a really great group of girls. It’s a pleasure to work with them.”

                This wonderful group of girls were excited on Tuesday, Jan. 19, when they were presented with Arcola Curling Club jackets sponsored by Mike Devins Oilfield Consulting.

                The Arcola Curling Club will be hosting an Open Youth Bonspiel for youth 13 and under as well as those 14 and over on Saturday, Feb. 27. Cost of entry is $60 per team and entries must be into Davis by Thursday, Feb. 25. Contact him at (306)421-6310.

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