The Rotary Club of Peterborough is celebrating as its curling team comes home from the U.S. with a gold medal.
The team — skip Ken Seim, vice Nick Avlonitis, second Joe Kapron, and lead Bill Crins — participated in the 68th Rotary Can-Am Curling Championships at the Rice Lake Curling Club in Rice Lake, Wisconsin from February 1 to 3.
The bonspeil, hosted by the Rotary Club of Rice Lake and the Barron County Sunrise Rotary Club, featured four teams from Canada and four teams from the U.S.
The Peterborough Rotary team defeated the team from Madison, Wisconsin to win the championship trophy and secure a berth in the 28th Rotary World Curling Championships taking place in Scotland in 2026.
The win comes two months before the Rotary clubs of Peterborough host the 27th Rotary World Curling Championships from April 6 to 12.
The international curling event will see more than 180 curlers and their partners arrive in Peterborough from across Canada, the U.S., Scotland, and England for both a friendship and championship competition.