Young curlers amongst volunteers at championships

Brittany W.
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Young volunteers at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships help share the task load by flag bearing, tracking the score, running errands, and even being available as a spare player.

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The championships have brought together over 285 volunteers of all ages.  The youngest of the volunteers are mostly curlers themselves and are very pleased to be able to help.

Some of the younger volunteers have even teamed up with their siblings like Kya, Lara, and Mahri McArthur.  All three girls curl and are from Liverpool.

Kya is a 13 year-old curler from Liverpool, and curls out of Bridgewater.  As a spare she waits at the rink and is available to all teams in case of a sick or injured player.

Kya and another local spare curler, Megan Hanley have both spared for Nunavut during draws.

“It was really awesome,” says Kya.

Kya had actually already met the girls from Nunavut during a curling camp and was happy to get on the ice with them.

She and her younger sisters were all participants in the opening ceremony for the championships.  Both of her little sisters were flag bearers for teams, Mahri was flag bearer for PEI and Lara was flag bearer for Northern Ontario.

Kya had the honour of sweeping the ceremonial rock thrown by Jill (Mouzar) Brothers.

Every draw starts with an introduction of the players and their provinces and flag bearers are needed during those opening ceremonies.  Most of the flag bearers are young local curlers.

Camden Bishop, a young local curler, and his little brother have also done some flag bearing and Camden has been doing all sorts of errands such as taking score.  Camden also gets to flag bear again during the semi-finals gold draw.

Camden, Mahri, and Lara all curl as well and said their favourite things about flag bearing was getting to go out on the ice with the curlers and all the pins the teams have been giving them from their home provinces.

Geographic location: Liverpool, Nunavut, Bridgewater Northern Ontario

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