CFB Halifax team wins Regional Curling gold
By Ryan Melanson,
Five teams from across the region battled it out from March 27-29 at the CFB Halifax Curling Club for the title of Atlantic Champions, with the home team from CFB Halifax coming away with the banner and gold medals.
The winners were one of two Halifax teams who competed, alongside teams from 12 Wing Shearwater, 14 Wing Greenwood, and 5 CDSB Gagetown. The winning team went undefeated through the tournament, with victories over Shearwater (7-2), Gagetown (8-2), Greenwood (7-0), and the second Halifax team (8-3).
The final match saw Halifax once again facing Shearwater. Led by skip PO2 Heather Whiteway, Halifax took the lead in the opening end and continued scoring, shutting down the 12 Wing team’s attempts to catch up and ending in a 6-3 final score after eight ends.
Along the with PO2 Whiteway, who works at FMF Cape Scott, the Championship team was made up of LS Marc Vezina, also of FMF, PO1 Denny Wilson and LS Blaine Richard, who both work at Naval Fleet School (Atlantic), and LS Adam Wilson of Trinity.
“Everyone had fun and it was a great way to start the Easter weekend,” said PO2 Whiteway after receiving the Championship banner. She also thanked PSP Halifax, specifically Fitness and Sports Coordinator Ashley Stewart, for organizing the tournament, as well as CFB Halifax Base Chief CPO1 Dave Steeves for attending the final game and handing out the hardware during the closing ceremonies.