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Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel raises over $17K in honour of John Candy
WINNIPEG -- The Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel has raised more than $17,500 with donations continuing to trickle in, organizers say.
The curling event had 60 teams come from all over the world to curl in honour of Canadian comedian John Candy, who died from a heart attack in 1994.
Organizers of the bonspiel said funds raised are being donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation on behalf of the Candy family.
The bonspiel has now raised more than $151,000 over its 19-year history.
Team "Hack Job" won the event and will be receiving custom made jackets and will have their names put on the bonspiel trophy.
"We are super grateful for their donations and efforts. It was a beautiful weekend," Michael Thompson, director of the bonspiel, said in a news release.
"We can’t say enough about the great teams and volunteers that put on this amazing event."
-with files from CTV's Devon McKendrick