Langley Curling Club named top club

Local club will receive its award from Curl BC on June 8

The Langley Curling Club will be honoured with the Curling Centre of the Year award as part of the Curl BC annual awards.

They will receive the award at the Business of Curling Symposium Banquet on June 8.

The curling club is being recognized for what it provides to both recreational and competitive curlers. It was also home to several provincial champions this past season, including both the men’s and women’s senior provincial champions, the women’s masters champions and junior curlers from the winning team at the 2013 Tim Hortons B.C. junior men’s curling championship team and the winning provincial mixed doubles championship team.

And Team Karen Lepine, of the Langley Curling Club, will win the master curler team of the year. Three members of the team from the Langley club were also provincial senior champions and masters champions. They travelled to both PEI and Thunder Bay to compete at nationals.

The team consists of Lepine, Lorraine Jeffries (Port Alberni), Carol Martel (Vernon) and Agnes Sigurdson (Langley).

And Lepine will also be presented the female adult athlete of the year award.

The Surrey curler won gold at the 2013 Tim Hortons B.C. senior curling championships and the 2013 B.C. masters championships. She finished the season competing with a broken arm.

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