The eighth annual Ronald McDonald House Freeze the House Charity Bonspiel got underway this weekend.
The two-day curling ‘funspiel’ held at the Pidherney Curling Centre is a fundraiser for junior, beginner and experienced curlers.
The event is one of Ronald McDonald House Southern and Central Alberta’s two largest fundraisers.
It raises about $150,000 each year, said event coordinator Rhanda Bomet-Graham.
“We’re so, so glad that the community has rallied behind us to make it possible,” she said.
Money from the fundraiser goes toward the Ronald McDonald House’s yearly operating costs of $1.1 million.
As a family-friendly event, it included a Friday night mixer, Saturday night gala, raffle, silent auction and a chance to meet celebrity curlers.