A Summerland team will represent the Okanagan Valley in provincial competition later this month. From left are skip Lil Blashko

Summerland curlers to compete in provincials

A Summerland curling team will compete at the provincial level in Comox later this month.

A Summerland curling team will compete at the provincial level in Comox later this month.

The team consists of skip Lil Blashko, third Cindy Curtain, second Sylvia Lowe and lead Tammy Brennan.

They will compete in the senior women’s category at the provincials.

The team was formed at the end of the last season and since that time, the members have worked to develop a strong bond as teammates, Blashko said.

Their schedule included the Langley Ladies Bonspiel in late October, the Kamloops Ladies Bonspiel in November and the Senior Women’s Regional Playdowns in January.

Blashko and Curtain are part of the same team at the Tuesday Evening Ladies league in Summerland.

Blashko and her husband Tony, along with Dave and Patt Gartrell also curl in the Wednesday Evening Open league in Summerland.

Brennan also curls in the Wednesday Evening Open league in Summerland while Lowe curls twice a week in Oliver.

Since they formed in the fall of 2013, the members of the team have had a focus on teamwork.

“A curling team has to work together,” Blashko said. “We try to keep the communication as open as possible.”

She added that each game is the result of a united effort.

“Each shot is a team shot,” she said.