On February 23, 2013, Canada's wheelchair curling team took the gold medal at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships. It was a tight battle between the Canadian curlers and Sweden both playing away from home in Sochi, Russia with Canada besting the Swedes 4-3. The victory is the team's third world title.
Of course it was their skill and determination that led them to victory, but we also know they had a secret weapon: optimism.
Ina Forrest, a charter member of the North Okanagan Optimist Club in British Columbia is member of the champion Wheelchair Curling team. Congratulations, Ina! Congratulations to all.
Ina Forrest, center, is shown with her teammates, Jim Armstrong, Dennis Thiessen, Sonja Gaudet, and Mark Ideson.