LWML connections to the rescue

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A Saskatchewan LWML member, Arlene Kish, and her family have a story to share.

My granddaughter Rianna Kish and her team won the provincial junior curling championship at the end of February. They qualified to go to Curl Canada’s 2022 Canadian Junior Curling Championship in Stratford, Ont., March 26 – April 1.

Curl Canada paid for their flights, the team raised funds for hotel costs and food. Their moms were given a menu to follow from Curl Sask’s dietician. The mothers were to prepare the meals, so the curlers would know what they were eating. But the hotels have no kitchenettes, so where do they cook was the question.

I knew some LWMLC gals in Ontario and sent an email to Linda Long to ask if she knew who I could approach. The person she suggested has cancer and couldn’t help. That person referred me to Pat Schallhorn, a former assistant editor of LWMLC’s magazine, Tapestry. We emailed back and forth a couple times then I gave Laurie Kish, Rianna’s mom, Pat’s contact information and they went back and forth.

I sent an email to thank Pat for all her help. The championship is still going on as I write this. She replied:

“We are having so much fun with the group. The curling girls are just ‘honeys’. And they are doing well [on the curling ice] also.

Wayne and Wendy Wharren were happy to help out. Some of the other ladies at church helped also with pies, tarts and muffins. It was so kind of them. Our church is St. Peter’s Lutheran. Go girls go!!! Called to Serve……Bob and Pat”            

I asked my daughter-in-law Laurie what Pat and Bob have done; this is what she sent me.

“They baked us muffins, provided us with crock pots, induction plate, kitchen items, home to cook supper in a couple nights, cheered us on at our games, dessert at the supper we made at Bob and Pat’s home. They also offered the barbeque to use, however the Stafford weather has become cooler while we are here. Wayne and Wendy, Pat and Bob also sit in with our Saskatchewan cheering crowd.”

The competition ends April 1. So far, the girls are 4 wins, 1 loss. They play a tough team tonight. The championship will be over by the time you read this. If you want to check on the results, here is the score link: https://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/7480.

Sisters in Christ, and brothers too, are a wonderful support. A heartfelt thank you to those in Stratford.


Back, l to r: Wayne and Wendy, Pat and Bob. Frong: Hannah (lead), Rianna (second), Madison (skip), Kya (third).

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  1. It was truly a reflection of our loving sisters and brothers in Christ! I had the opportuntiy to meet the girls when I went to cheer them on at a couple of their games. It was a delight to meet their parents and to connect with folks from Saskatchewan.

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