Photos and captions: Mike Podina & Monica Marcu

Part of the tradition at the Ladies Bonspiel in McBride is drinking from a broom with your team, as Sandi Van Dijk, Diane Krochak, Danielle New, and Danny Cia Harris, this combined team from Prince George and Lacombe found out. More on A08.

Aliens: the McBride curling team who won the B division of the annual Ladies Bonspeil – Tracy Yetter, Paislee Hickerty, Dawn Hickerty, Lorie Kimpton.

On the other side of the Robson Valley Recreation Centre, the men battled it out on the skating ice. Above, McBride plays against Grand Cache, ending regular play at a 6-6 tie. The game went to penalty shots, and was finally by Grand Cache. At right, the McBride goalie focuses to defend in the last game against the Grand Cache.