This team began their journey in March of 2016 by representing the Port Arthur Curling Club at the 2017 Northern Ontario Curling Association Mixed play downs, held in Fort Frances. The setting was close to the hometown of skip Trevor Bonot and his sister, 3rd Jackie McCormick, who both grew up in Stratton. The front end of the team consisted of Thunder Bay's Kory Carr as 2nd and his future wife Megan Westlund as lead.
The four-team, double round-robin event, saw the team tied at 4 and 2 with the host club representative Dylan Johnson rink, forcing a one-game playoff. Ahead 4-3 after seven ends, the Bonot rink stole one in the final end to win the game 5-3 and become the 2017 Northern Ontario Mixed Curling champions.
Donning the green and gold at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in November of 2016, their 8 and 2 record in round robin play advanced them to the semi-finals. A 5-4 victory over Saskatchewan earned them a spot in the finals against Manitoba's Braden Calvert rink. Tied up 1-1 after four ends, the fifth end proved to be the turning point. with Bonot’s big-weight double take-out scoring four and taking the game to 5-1. Allowing Manitoba just one more point in the seventh end, the rink claimed the national mixed title in a 5-2 final, marking the first by a Northern Ontario rink in twenty-years, with Skip Trevor Bonot receiving a Sportsmanship Award.
Representing Canada at the World Mixed Curling Championships in October of 2017, thirty-seven teams took to the ice in Champéry, Switzerland. Finishing up round-robin action with a perfect 6-0 record in their pool, they advanced to the play-off round where they defeated Poland 4-3 and needed only six ends to handily defeat Russia 9-1 in the quarter-finals. Their game against Norway in the semi's provided more of a challenge, with a measure needed to determine the winner resulting in a 5-3 victory for Canada.
The finals against Scotland provided more nail-biting moments. Down by 3 heading into the seventh end, Bonot scored two with a double takeout and stole a point in the eighth end to tie the game up 5-5. Applying pressure in the extra-end, the Scottish skip was forced to make a double takeout with his final stone to claim an 8-5 victory. As world silver medallists, this exceptional curling team added a page to the history books of Canadian curling, becoming the first team from Canada to win a medal at the World Mixed Curling Championships.
Team Members: Trevor Bonot (Skip), Jackie McCormick (3rd), Kory Carr (2nd), Megan Carr (Lead)
Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 17, 2022