Local lands spot in button contest

A Vernon woman is one of six finalists in the Capital One Million Dollar Button contest.

Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles

A Vernon woman is one of six finalists in the Capital One Million Dollar Button contest.

Teri Schiman, 37, will take part in the curling event during the BDO Canadian Open, which runs from Wednesday to Sunday in Oshawa, Ont.

The finalists will compete in a semi-final on site to decide the ultimate contestant, who will then choose one of two options: throw a stone unassisted in an attempt to win $1 million, or throw a stone with the sweeping and skipping help from all-star curling athletes – in an attempt to win $100,000.

Schiman qualified by winning the regional shootout at the recent National curling competition in Vernon.

The Million Dollar Button will take place during the mid-game break of the 2011 BDO Canadian Open championship final, live on CBC, at 10 a.m. Sunday.