A couple hours on the ice and then a chat over supper, that’s how some young curlers got to spend their Monday evening as Team Bottcher came for a visit at the Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre.
The Astec Safety organized event allowed over 100 youth to get tips from Brendan Bottcher, Marc Kennedy, Ben Herbert and Brett Gallant.
Gallant said they were happy to be able to give back and it was an amazing night.
“We had them out for about an hour each on the ice. And then we did a ‘Q and A’ for an hour. It was excellent. We have to thank Astec for organizing the event and for supporting our team. It was really well organized. I think all the kids had a blast and it was honestly a blast for us to get to share our knowledge and some of our information with this younger generation.”
Gallant added Team Bottcher will welcome some hometown ice with a grand slam event in Camrose in the new year and their eyes are set on the long term vision.
“We have sights set on the Brier – the Canadian Championship this year and wearing the Maple Leaf representing Canada. We are trying to put the work in – hopefully that will lead to an Olympic-berth in three-and-a-half-years time for the next Olympic games.”
The Astec Safety-Team Bottcher partnership covers the lead up to the 2026 Olympics.