Southampton hosts 3rd annual Ladies Bonspiel

Southampton Curling Club hosted the third annual Ladies Bonspiel on Wednesday, January 23rd with eight teams from Wiarton, Owen Sound, Tara, Allenford, Meaford, Port Elgin and Southampton.  This year was special as the Bonspiel was held in honour of Diane Martindale, a former Club member.

Diane Martindale was an active member of the Southampton Curling Club.  In 2004, she represented the Club on the winning team at the Ladies Provincial Best Western Challenge Bonspiel and she took great pride int he Southampton club’s appearance.  She kept the kitchen immaculate and ensured there were coffee supplies at all time.  Every December, she and her husband Merv donated, prepared and served the Un-turkey Dinner, a complete lasagna dinner completed with ice cream sundaes. Unfortunately, on October 12, 2018, Diane lost her battle with cancer at the age of 66 and she is sorely missed by her family and the Club members.

Diane Martindale’s sisters – Trish Walmsley, Connie Barker,                               Vicki  Tomori & Joanne Tomori

The Bonspiel theme this year was ‘Our Home Town’ and each team had to tell some facts about its town and the benefits of living there.  From Wiarton Willie to Tara’s woolly mammoth, Owen Sound’s Tom Thompson art gallery to Meaford’s Scarecrow Festival, how Allenford got its name to Port Elgin’s Pumpkinfest and Southampton’s Museum, there is something of interest in every community.                                                                  

Allenford – Susan Fair, Lesley Wood, mary Dogall & Sharon Moore
Saugeen Shores – Sara Crawford, Sandy Sawyer, Laura Silenz & Anne Roberts
Meaford – Olive Richardson, Verna Wilcox, Linda Eagles & Donna Eagles
Owen Sound – Darlene Watts, Deb White, Nancy Woods & Carole Frook
Southampton – Joanne Pierson, Linda Mason, Joyce Smiley & Karen Bernier
Wiarton – Vi Jackson, Kathy Weir, Nancy Strang & Edie Roberts
Tara – Lisa Holmes, Audrey Trelford, Brenda Nicholson & Kay Holmes
Southampton – Shelley Bellamy, Sally Clarence, Sharon Hillis, Joanne Tomori & Vicki Tomori
Southampton’s ‘Come to the Beach’
(L) Joanne Tomori and winner, Susan                              Fair


Organizer Donna Beechey is served a             special Southampton ‘Sunset’ by Chuck                                          Stuckey

The Southampton Art Gallery also donated a special painting by artist Kathie Wright for a fundraising raffle.  The work was won by Susan Fair of Allenford.