Curling for a cause at Africa Rocks!

Team Blueberry won the team spirit award and a basket of local, organic veggies from Roots & Shoots Farm, one of the event sponsors. 


Since 2008 we have been holding our annual ‘funspiel’ at the Rideau Curling Club. Once again, Farm Radio International staff, friends, and supporters hit the ice to help farmers at the eighth Africa Rocks! curling fundraiser. We would like to thank all who helped make it a great event by attending or contributing to it.  


Together we raised over $7,000 to help serve farmers over the airwaves!


Curling bonspiel winners

Members of the winning team, The Stone Cutters, each took home a bottle of Malivoire wine.

The day began with a short lesson from our volunteer organizers Jim Lowe and Bob Hopkins. Then the curling competition began, with 14 teams facing off for the top prize: Guilty Men wine courtesy of Malivoire Wine.  The winning team, The Stonecutters, included Bob Reid, Brad Norwood and long-time Africa Rocks! organizers, Duncan Bury and Louise Atkins.


But you didn’t have to be a curling veteran to win, in fact, there was also a prize for lowest score! And two prizes for the most spectacular fall!


This event would not be a success without the support our incredible sponsors! A big thank you goes out to:



Africa Rocks 2016 sponsors


We also want to recognize Manfred Schlesiger at Royal LePage for sponsoring a sheet of ice, along with  Duncan Bury Consulting Ltd.,  The Carley Reid Family, Catherine and David Lane and Pauline and David Hawkes, and Andrewes Farm Ltd.  And thanks to Goldblatt Partners for sponsoring a team to play.


Mary and Bob Carley joined in for their 8th Africa Rocks! bonspiel and once again donated bottles of maple syrup as prizes. Musica Viva Choir tickets were donated courtesy of Jacquie Toupin, Tony Turner donated a collection of his CDs, and Jim and Shirley Lowe donated artisan crafts for the silent auction.


Last, but far from least, a huge thanks goes out to our volunteers: Jesika Kravis, Joan Thompson, Bob and Darlene Hopkins, Jim and Shirley Lowe, Louise Atkins, and Duncan Bury.


We look forward to the 2017 edition of Africa Rocks! THANK YOU!


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