We feature four more Junior Stars today, who'll be the guests of Team Ontario and Team BC
Granite's Brooklyn Lalonde is 16 years old and loves the feelings she gets from the game. She loves the feeling of seeing one of the Little Rocks she coaches doing well, or the feeling of making the perfect takeout. Most of all, Brooklyn loves that the game is fun, win or lose.
12 year old Mackenzie Weedmark of Granite wore out her thesaurus finding words to describe the game, coming up with competitive, fierce, fun, challenging, energizing and even 'relaxing'.
Both will be the guests of Ontario's Glenn Howard foursome.
Angelo Kempff from the Manotick Curling Centre was deeply inspired by his Little Rocks coach, Chris Innes. According to the 14 year old, "I finally found a sport I could totally be myself and somewhere I feel accepted for being me. I didn't have to prove anything, these people just took me at face value and are willing to help me only get better. This is what curling means to me and I will never forget it."
"Curling is my happy place," writes 16-year-old Julie Breton of Manotick. "I tend to get really stressed out about a lot of things but whenever I go to curling I forget about everything and I'm happy and calm again. Life is very hard to deal with sometimes and I always feel like curling helps me get level."
The Manotick Junior Stars will join BC's Jim Cotter and his team at ice level for the 7:30pm draw.