Mardi Gras bonspiel to raise funds for Three Oaks STRIVE program (Journal)

Action begins at Silver Fox on Thursday


Brian McCarville, store manager at NAPA Provincial Auto Parts in Summerside, gets in some practice for this week’s Provincial Auto Parts/Summerside Rotary Mardi Gras funspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside. Funspiel chair Paul Power, who is hoping to have 40 teams registered, handles the sweeping chores. Play begins on Thursday and continues until Saturday.

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SUMMERSIDE – The sport of curling and education will come together this week.

This year’s NAPA Provincial Auto Parts/Summerside Rotary Mardi Gras funspiel, which will take place at the Silver Fox in Summerside, will raise funds for the Three Oaks STRIVE Program.
The STRIVE scholarship program recognizes students who show significant improvement in overall performance in their senior year of high school, and plan to go to a post-secondary institution after graduation.

Neil MacLean, owner of NAPA Provincial Auto Parts, is proud to have supported the Mardi Gras event for 30 years, and is especially delighted to be associated with both the STRIVE program and Rotary Club of Summerside.

Rotarian Paul Power says the Mardi Gras isn’t a typical bonspiel.
“It’s not competitive, so it’s perfect for people who just love curling, or for people who have only curled a few times, or just want to learn,” said Power. 
Among the highlights of the funspiel are a draw to the button, which could see one lucky curler walk away with $50,000 in cash; Saturday dress-up day, and a hip of beef buffet and prizes.


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