Rhys Gamache will be the third ever player from the Tunnel Town Curling Club to compete at the Canadian Junior Championships.
The 20-year-old, who was featured in Wednesday's Optimist, is headed to Fort McMurray next month as a member of Tyler Klymchuk's rink from Langley.
Back in 1986, Tunnel Town's Graeme Franklin and Steve Stroup teamed up with a pair of curlers from the Richmond Winter Club to capture the junior provincials and represented B.C. in Red Deer. Franklin was the rink's skip.
He went on to also become the only Tunnel Town curler ever to compete in the Labatt Brier, as a second for Ron Thompson's rink out of the Vancouver Curling Club in 1988.
The Brier that year took place in Chicoutimi, Quebec and was won by Alberta's Pat Ryan.
At the time, the 19-year-old Franklin was the youngest ever to compete at the senior men's nationals.
He more than held his own, tying Don Walchuk as the top second at the tournament.