Tartans, kilts and slippery surfaces

2017 Interprovincial Medical Curling Bonspiel was a great place for fun and camaraderie

June 19, 2017

“A” event champions are (L to R) Dr. David Pickle, Dr. Brendan Lett, Dr. Brian Taylor

“May your slide/stick be straight, your turn be perfect, your weight be true and your sweeping effective. But if not, remember – have fun.” These were the welcoming words at the 2017 Interprovincial Medical Curling Bonspiel at the Granite Club in Edmonton from March 15-19.

St. Patrick’s Day costumes mixed with tartans and kilts as participants “hurried hard” and fought for the title of “A” event champions.

In the end, the Patterson rink, skipped by Dr. Jeffery Patterson, with third Dr. Brian Taylor, second Dr. Brendan Lett and lead Dr. David Pickle, took the Anderson Trophy home.

Dr. Edward Papp won the Ross Wheaton Award in recognition of a person from a league who has contributed substantially to the ongoing success of this beloved bonspiel.

The educational events featured fun interactive sessions on diagnostic imaging and laboratory medicine. Dr. Fung and Dr. Rennie combined lost objects, laboratory lunacy and laughs.

If all this fun and camaraderie sounds good to you, consider joining a curling league starting in fall. The medical curling leagues begin in October as follows:

  • Tuesday nights at the Granite Club, Edmonton
    Contact Jeff at jeffreyp@ualberta.ca
  • Sunday nights at the North Curling Club, Calgary Contact Sylvain at coderre@ucalgary.ca

Join us for the next bonspiel in Saskatoon
March 15-17, 2018.

Curling combines fitness, fun and fellowship. It’s all about the work-life balance, isn’t it?

The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.