A local mom’s pride in her son’s passion for curling is the focus of an entry in the Top Curling Story in Canada contest.
Voting is taking place online until midnight on Saturday.
That’s also Curling Day in Canada, which the contest is promoting.
Amber Winters says 13-year-old Riley has been curling since before he was five and wants to bring his game to the next level.
“He’s on a junior competitive team right now,” she says. “He wants to continue to curl throughout the ranks. He’s shooting for the Olympics, it’s pretty amazing.”
Winters says Riley loves the game.
“He’s on the ice five days a week from Sunday to Thursday between the North Bay Granite Club and the Powassan Curling Club,” she says. “He’s pushing us out the door to drive down, he doesn’t want to be late and he doesn’t want to miss out. He just absolutely loves the game.”
Winters says the prize for the top curling story is a trip to the 2023 Brier men’s curling championship, which is an exciting prospect for Riley.
“Absolutely, yes, he’s definitely looking forward to it and hoping to get there. He wants to play in it one day but for us to be able to go and watch it would also be incredible,” she says.
Winters says her son has a few favourite curlers but definitely likes fellow northerner, Brad Jacobs.
To cast your vote for Winter’s story “Curling Is Special”, visit the link below: