The Cornwall Curling Club, in conjunction with the Town of Cornwall, unveiled a new sign on Wednesday, designating the Club, housed in the Town’s Civic Centre, as the “Home of World Champion Lauren Lenentine”.
Lauren and Manitoba’s team MacKenzie Zacharias, have moved up from Junior curling, are currently busy preparing for the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Lauren said she was incredibly touched as her special plaque was presented, and she offered her gratitude to so many people, noting how kind and generous the club and club members have been to her over the years, and saying that it has helped to nurture the confidence and belief in herself and her dreams. And that she appreciates it so much …
Lauren noted that her love of curling was supported at her home club by the Junior Programming, and appreciated coaches and mentors that provided instruction and such enthusiasm. She thanked her amazing coaches over the years, particularly. Pat Quilty and shared her love for the club for always providing a welcoming space so she could get on the ice and practice the game she loved.
Lauren’s family, including Lauren’s Mom and Dad, Jennifer and Robbie Lenentine, along with Lauren’s sister Ella, grandparents Hazen and Ann, and Auntie Barb.
The Town of Cornwall was represented by Deputy Mayor Cory Stevenson and Counsellor Judy Herlihy. Deputy Mayor Stevenson congratulated Lauren, on behalf of the Town to Cornwall and the community, on her exceptional accomplishments. He noted how proud the growing and thriving community is to be a part in such a successful club, and how proud the Town of Cornwall is of all of the recreation opportunities the town is able to offer~ thanks to special community spirit and wonderful employees and staff.
Past-President of the Cornwall Curling Club and Project Co-Chair, Chris MacDougall acted as Master of Ceremony, while Club President Shauna McGill and Club Vice President Debbie Rhodenhizer also were in attendance.
Shauna extended a big congratulations to Lauren on behalf of the membership and noted how proud the Club is of Lauren.