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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Irma Summerspiel And Irma Days

The 35th annual Irma Summerspiel (July 27 to August 1) was held in conjunction with Irma Days and it was fun times for all who attended. People come from far and wide to take part in the long weekend activities as ball teams, curling teams, campers, and folks just looking for a good time flocked to the village for fun and an early start to the curling season.

Attendees had plenty of things to do and see throughout the long weekend with games and activities.

Each year the annual Summerspiel brings teams from all over making the curling rink a happening spot for curlers and fans alike. The ball diamonds are also a busy spot, with full slates throughout the weekend.

In respect to the Summerspiel the schedule of events began on July 27 with the Rock off Party BBQ for the sponsors and curlers from 5-8 p.m. with spirits such as beer and wine. July 28 was the Curlers Golf Day and July 29 attendees had the opportunity to go back in time as they sported their best 80’s costumes during the 80’s themed dress up with the Dueling Pianos; the best dressed was awarded a prize.

On July 30 the Banquet, Calcutta and live entertainment was held and on July 31 attendees were entertained by DJ Bill Thunder, and the curling finals for men’s, ladies, mixed, mixed doubles were on August 1.

Irma Days which was held by the Irma Ag Society was kicked off on Saturday with a pancake breakfast from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Irma Fire Hall and a parade at 11a.m., with many activities throughout the day.

Monday, August 1 was jam-packed with a kid’s rodeo that started at 11 a.m. with mutton bustin’, wild goat milking, and a greased pig contest. The day also included a trick rider performance and wild pony races.

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