In 2007, The Continental Cup was held once again in Medicine Hat, AB. Coming from a family raised in a curling rink as my dad was an ice maker, (my siblings and I saw our first colour version of Walt Disney sitting up at the ‘bar’ with a bag of chips and a pop while dad worked on the ice) it seemed fitting my brother loving in Norway and my sister from Nova Scotia would gather here for the tournament. Because we had set seats for the games, we got to know the people sitting in our section of the rink. It had all the makings of a community. Also, knowing my siblings and I wouldn’t be getting together for Christmas that year, we decided to cook a turkey with all the fixins’ and made turkey sandwiches to take to our new friends at the rink. I remember, with delight, turning around at one of the games and seeing people many rows up from us in the stands enjoying some of those sandwiches. I can’t remember who won the Cup that year however I remember with fondness the atmosphere and camaraderie I felt. To me, that is so much of what curling is all about. Perhaps if I win tickets to the Brier, I’ll be so fortunate to experience that again.