MEDICINE HAT, AB – Plenty of curling on tap at the Medicine Hat Curling Club to wrap up the holidays, with the Yuletide Bonspiel winding up on Friday night.

Twenty teams took part in the family-friendly tournament, stretching over five divisions.

The Rumberg’s Reindeers took home the Elf Division championship with a perfect 3-0 record, while the Lutz family finished with a silver medal.

Brian Moat and The Mistletoes won all three of their games en-route to a Frosty Division title, with the Troy Risling team winning the Scrooge Division.

An undefeated showing for the Michelle Titus rink equalled a Rudolph Division crown, while the Santa’s Division title went to the junior rink of Sam Nygaard.

Board members and supporters of the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM) gathered November 5 at the home of Gary and Laura Pollock to honor the two presenting sponsors for their upcoming Wine Lover's Auction - Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital.

The event also served to kick off the push for ticket sales, additional sponsorships and auction items.

This sumptuous three-course dinner and auction is scheduled for February 17, 2018, at Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage and will feature great varietals and rare wines donated from some of the best private cellars in the Coachella Valley. Tickets are only $250 and can be purchased at

Tournament action gets underway for a pair of Medicine Hat rinks shortly, as the Trevor Funk and John Stroh rinks are headed to Airdrie on January 5 for the Men’s Southern Playdowns.

That will lead into the 2018 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, which will see the 12 best women’s teams in the province compete for a spot at the National Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

The Medicine Hat Curling Club will play host to the Alberta Scotties between January 10 and 14.