Team Buchanan qualified to play in the Travelers by winning the Charleswood Club Champions playdown in 2016. The rink consists of Ken Buchanan (skip), Brendan Thiessan (third), Darryl Genyk (second) and Kyle Buchanan (lead).
The club champions of all city curling clubs get to play off against each other in the Travelers regionals which Team Buchanan were playing in at the Pembina Curling Club this past month. Four berths were available to go to the Traveler’s provincial playdowns that will be held in Carman, Manitoba in March. The winner of the provincials goes on to represent Manitoba against all other provinces next year.
The Buchanan team was playing on Sunday evening for the last qualifying spot. Due to injury the team was down one man in the final game. Despite a good fight they lost by one in the final end to Team Suchy from Elmwood.