As the Winter morning dawns, with a Timmy’s in hand, the cottage window provides the most serene setting filled with a frosty white landscape of Lake Heney, QC.

Venturing outside into Nature, a stillness fills the air…until the sound of bagpipes steals the show.

Yes, it has begun. The official march of the two participating teams down the curling sheet has opened the 2023 Annual Bonspiel of Lake Heney.

No matter if there are only 6 participants, the outdoor ice has been groomed to perfection. No matter that the temperature outside hovers at -27C, inviting frostbite. Nope, none of that matters after two long years of Covid.

This hardy bunch of Crazy Canucks is in fighting form and mean business. After all, reputations are on the line with the game being streamed on Twitch for all the fans at home.

Many drinks, card games, and good humor ensue. Stories are told, and memories are made.

This is the Good Life

This is the Love of Curling

This is the True North Strong and Free

This is Canada