The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund, established under Curl Atlantic from profits from the 2003 Brier and the 2005 Roar of the Rings curling events in Atlantic Canada, have selected the 2018 recipients of its $500 Student/Athlete Scholarships. This was the final year for the scholarships as the Trust Fund is now depleted.
The successful PEI applicants were Breanne Burgoyne and Lauren Lenentine from the Cornwall Curling Club, and Alex Gallant and Alex MacFadyen from the Silver Fox in Summerside. Burgoyne and MacFadyen were also awarded scholarships in 2017.
The other recipients are:
Ryan McNeil Lamswood from Newfoundland & Labrador, and Ryan Abraham, Karlee Burgess, and Kaitlyn Jones from Nova Scotia. No applications were received from New Brunswick.
Speaking, of lobster, congratulations to one of our sponsors, New Glasgow Lobster Suppers, now open for their 60th season!
Thanks to everyone who helped out at our annual lobster / steak dinner catering event for the PEI Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association on Thursday. Everything went very well! Click on a photo to enlarge.
The Royal Canadian Air Force Association’s first Golf Day and barbecue for summer 2018 will be held on Monday 25 June 2018. This day will be the second annual Lew Black Memorial Golf Day in memory of former President of 201 (Confederation) Wing Lew Black, who passed away on June 6, 2016.
Lew was also a very well-liked member of the Cornwall Curling Club, and was a member of its Board of Directors. A special invitation is extended to Club members who would like to take part in this RCAF Assoc. tourney.
You are also urged to purchase a ticket in a lottery to assist the children of Mikinduri, Kenya, Africa. The Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation was a charity that was very near and dear to Lew’s heart. See poster for details.
Golfing will take place at the Glen Afton Golf Course, located 20 minutes west of Charlottetown at 4608 Route 19 in Nine Mile Creek with the first tee time beginning at 1008 hrs (10:08 am for those of us not in the military) The cost is $30.00 for 18 holes walking or $41.00 with cart (taxes in).
The RCAF Assoc. will be collecting a $2.00 donation at the door and this, along with whatever the revenue created during this event, will be donated to the Mikinduri Children of Hope.
All golfers are requested to check in with Paul at the Golf Course prior to 1000hrs. If you have any questions, please contact Paul at email@example.com The BBQ is held after the golfers have finished. Contact Paul for more info.
There’s been a lot of interest in doubles curling recently, especially with Canada winning an Olympic Gold Medal in Mixed Doubles. Here at the Cornwall Curling Club, we’ve been playing 2-person curling for years, with our very popular Stick Curling league. And we’re good at it too, having won lots of Maritime stick championships, as well as the Canadian title (both divisions), on home ice, when we hosted the Canadian Championship, back in 2013.
As you may have heard at our Annual General Meeting on Friday, both the Maritime and the Canadian 2 person stick curling championships are returning to our Club next season, with the Maritime, which we last hosted in 2016, taking place from March 15-17 2019., and the Canadian championship being held from March 31 to April 3rd. For entry details for the Canadians, visit canadianstickcurling.ca
We’ll be looking for volunteers as these events approach!
Friday evening’s Annual General Meeting highlighted another successful season here at the Cornwall Curling Club. Here’s a summary.
The Club continues to be in great financial shape, with a small dues increase and an increase of over $7000 in Pro Shop sales giving the Club a net profit of $5,625, offsetting last year’s loss of $4234 despite increases in salaries due to cost of living and to an increase in the provincial minimum wage. 50X50 profits were double last year’s, and our hosting of the Scotties/Tankard brought in $2270 in admission revenues.. The Club will be starting next season with approximately $22,000 in the bank.
Here are some other highlights of the past season. The success of our championship teams has been mentioned previously.
A number of well-organized and successful bonspiels were held this past season, with help from our many volunteers.
On the daytime curling side, the Wednesday league had a full complement of 16 teams using four ices in the morning as well as four in the afternoon. The Daytime Curlers, as a result of their fundraising efforts, were able to buy additional cutlery for the Club and pay half on the new wireless microphone system.
Evening draws went well, too, while the Junior program reported 35 members registered.
It was a banner year for sponsorship, with all draws and bonspiels sponsored, and all ice house signs sold. The KFC sign will be coming down by fall (the local franchise has new owners), but another sign has been sold to take its place.
The Bylaw amendment announced for the meeting was carried successfully after several changes.
Looking forward to next year, we will be hosting both the Maritime and the Canadian Stick Championships, the Provincial Under 18, which now leads to a national championship, and the provincial Canada Winter Games Selection Finals.
With help from Curl PEI, will also be piloting a 10 week daytime curlers Learn to Curl program, modelled after the successful evening one. To accommodate increasing demand for the new Olympic sport of Mixed Doubles curling, as demonstrated by the two sold-out bonspiels we held this year, a Mixed Doubles league is planned for Sunday evening at 6:30.. The Under 16 developmental Junior League, held on selected Saturdays, is slated to return on Oct. 20.
Election of Officers
Alan Mason, Kimberley MacDonald, Chris Creighton and Darlene Howlett have completed their terms of office.
Angela Sanderson, who took the season off due to an injury, will be returning to the Board, along with new Board members Lacey Gallant, Chris MacDougall, and Peter Murdoch.
It was noted that the current lease with our landlords, the Town of Cornwall, is up December 31. A favourable renewal is anticipated.
There was some discussion about curling etiquette. The Board will come up with ideas to better educate curlers on this.
The five rock rule has been approved by the World Curling Federation, and is expected to be included in the Curling Canada rulebook for next season.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm.
In a presentation just before Friday’s Cornwall Curling Club Annual General Meeting, club member Lauren Lenentine, who was a member of this year’s World Junior Women’s Curling Championship team skipped by Halifax’s Kaitlyn Jones, was honoured with the unveiling of a shadow box containing her team jersey, which will hang proudly in our Club.
As everyone knows by now, Lauren has been invited to be a regular member of Team Jones, and will attend Dalhousie University in the fall. We wish her well in her studies and in her future curling endeavors!
Cornwall Curling Club member Derek MacEwen was selected as a national finalist for Curling Canada’s Volunteer of the Year award for the 2017-2018 season. He was presented with a personalized Curling Canada jacket just prior to Cornwall’s Annual General Meeting on Friday evening. MacEwen was nominated by the Cornwall Curling Club, Curl PEI, and the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum for the work he has done with each organization, beginning with creating the Cornwall Curling Club’s website in 1999, followed by the Curl PEI website and results system in 2001, as well as writing hundreds of curling news items and posting thousands of pictures to both sites to further the sport of curling on PEI. He was also an early leader in connecting these sports websites to new social media platforms. He has also been the media coordinator for the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum since its inception in 2007, setting up their website, coordinating news releases, taking pictures, as well as building a multimedia presentation for their awards ceremony, and at the PEI Sports Hall of Fame during the Road to the Roar event in Summerside. At the Cornwall club he is the drawmaster for one evening, is a former Club President, and helps out at many events.
Photo (L-R) 2017-2018 Curl PEI Vice President Sandy Matheson, Jerry Muzika, President of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year finalist Derek MacEwen, and Gary O’Sullivan, president of the Cornwall Curling Club.
On hand for the presentation were 2017-2018 Curl PEI Vice President Sandy Matheson, Curl PEI Executive Director Amy Duncan, Jerry Muzika, President of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, and Gary O’Sullivan, president of the Cornwall Curling Club.
The winning national award winner was Roger Smith from La Peche Quebec, who was honoured during an on-ice ceremony at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier in Regina. Smith’s accomplishments included spearheading the drive to get a new curling facility built in the municipality of Chelsea.
Curling Canada’s 14 Member Associations submitted applications for the Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year Award, and it was narrowed down to seven finalists, including Smith and MacEwen.
The other National Finalists were as follows:
Guy Beaudry (Manitoba)
Milledge Sheridan (Nova Scotia)
Stephen Goulding (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Rose Tallevi (Ontario)
Randy Brown (Ontario).
This is a final reminder that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place this evening (Friday May 11th 2018) at 7 pm at the Club, preceded by a half-hour social at 6:30 pm. All Club members are urged to attend the AGM.
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