Team members enjoys learning about Summerside community
Skip John Morris in action during Sunday morning action at the 2017 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event at Eastlink Arena in Summerside. – Jason Simmonds
SUMMERSIDE – There is no more intense competitor on the ice than John Morris.
But off the ice, Morris enjoys engaging with fans and learning about the community he is curling in. Last week, that was the City of Summerside.
“The people here have been fantastic, really great people, very friendly,” said Morris. “They have been here to help us in any way they can to make our experience as good as we can.”
Curling is a fan friendly sport as all the curlers during the seven-day event were very gracious in signing autographs, posing for photos and talking with fans. Team Morris was no different, and it’s something the skip really enjoys.
“We’ve almost been like a hometown team because we have made some great friends out here,” said Morris, whose team stayed right in the City of Summerside.
“At this stage in my career I try not to get too into the event that I don’t take in the (local) atmosphere,” continued Morris. “We went to the farmers market (Saturday), and it was nice to get a sense of the atmosphere and environment here in Summerside. I absolutely love it, I think it’s one of the great places in Canada.”