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Another excellent bonspiel bringing together FRI supporters and staff!

Each year, FRI staff, friends and supporters hit the ice to help farmers at our Africa Rocks! bonspiel. This year, we sold out in record time! We would like to thank all who attended and made the day a great event. Together we raised over $6,500!
Our annual bonspiel, running since 2007, is a full day of curling fun at the Rideau Curling Club. After a short lesson from long-time supporter John Lowe, 15 teams faced off for the top prize – Guilty Men wine courtesy of Malivoire Wine. Fortunately for all who played, there was also a prize for lowest score! (And most spectacular fall!)
The event also featured plenty of door prizes and silent auction items thanks to our fantastic sponsors: Bread By Us, Bridgehead, Les Fougeres, Ottawa Farmers’ Market, Thyme & Again, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Victoire, Wilf & Ada’s, Dovercourt Recreation Centre, Happy Goat Coffee, Purple Urchin, Cocoa Camino, Kichesippi Beer Co, Bean Fair, Barbara Zuchowicz, Flock Boutique, Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa School of Art, The Keg, Green Door Restaurant, National Arts Centre, Pure Yoga, Whalesbone, The Elmdale Oyster House and Seed to Sausage.
And a huge thank you to the Jeff Sherman Home Team at Royal LePage for sponsoring a sheet of ice, as well as the Carley, Andrewes & Atkins Bury families.
It takes all of you to make this a great event.