Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine receives $1000 Sport PEI scholarship (Sport PEI)

On an annual basis, Sport PEI awards three student-athlete scholarships valued at $1000. The criteria used to select the recipients includes achievements in sport, the classroom and their communities.


This year, the scholarships were made possible thanks to donations from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Gemini Screen Printing & Embroidery, and Discount Car & Truck Rental. The 2018 Sport PEI Scholarship recipients are Lauren Lenentine (Bluefield), Emma Jinks (Charlottetown Rural), and Chris McQuaid (Colonel Gray). 

Each of the student-athletes has excelled in the classroom, their sport, and their community. In addition to the three Sport PEI recipients, Ethan Boyd, of Three Oaks Senior High has been awarded the Earl F. Smith scholarship. The honor is named respectively after the PEI Sports Hall of Famer and recognizes a high school graduate embodying the spirit of multi-sport and competition.



Lauren Lenentine, a Bluefield graduate, will be studying Science at Dalhousie University in the fall and has plans to become a physiotherapist. This past year, she was an alternate for Team Canada at the World Junior Curling Championships in Scotland where Canada won gold.  Lauren is a nine-time PEI provincial curling champion and was runner-up at the 2018 PEI Scotties Provincial Tournament of Hearts. She was recently selected as a recipient of the Sandra Schmirler scholarship, one of the most prestigious accolades in curling.  The selection process for this scholarship is rigorous and competitive. Winners excel both athletically and academically. They also need to show community engagement aligned with a commitment to giving back and keeping Sandra’s legacy alive.

Emma Jinks, a four-time Canadian National Squash Champion and graduate from Charlottetown Rural, was the top recruit for the University of Virginia in the NCAA. She will play as the number one or number two spot on the varsity squad and plans on competing all four years with the Division One school. This past year, Emma won her third consecutive Sport PEI Junior Female Athlete of the Year award. She competed in the number one spot for Canada at the World Junior Squash Championships in New Zealand and finished ninth with thirty-five countries in attendance.  At the Canadian Junior Open, which hosted eighteen countries, and 273 athletes, Emma managed to win the top tier U19 women’s division. She was the only Canadian to win a division in the entire tournament.  With all her travel, Emma still kept a 94% grade average and has her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.   

Chris McQuaid may not spend much time in PEI while competing in the QMJHL, but with hard work, he will graduate from Colonel Gray this year with a 95% grade average. He plans to continue playing for the Gatineau Olympiques this fall while studying Business online at UPEI.When he has time, Chris also competes as a track athlete and is undefeated at all events he has participated in during the school year.  A community volunteer on PEI and Quebec, Chris has a bright future ahead of him.

The Earl F. Smith recipient, Ethan Boyd, has his sights set on making the Dalhousie men’s volleyball team this fall while studying Business Management.  As the top male volleyball, and basketball, player in the province this year, Ethan leads by example with a quite personality but explosive skill. This was never more evident than when he helped Three Oaks High School win three volleyball championships in a row and a basketball championship for the first time in six years. Ethan is also involved in the community with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and spent time in Mozambique, Africa helping those in small communities.  

Post last modified: Jun 27, 2018 @ 6:45 am

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine wins $5000 Sandra Schmirler scholarship!

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine is one of this year’s “SPIRIT OF SANDRA” scholarship winners. Previous winners have included Brooks Roche (2015) from Montague, and Veronica Smith (2014) from Cornwall.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has awarded six $5,000 scholarships to junior curlers pursuing their competitive curling dreams while continuing their post-secondary education. Scholars will be mentored by well-known champion curlers, Cathy Overton-Clapham and Pat Simmons.
“The selection process for this scholarship is rigorous and competitive. Each of our scholars excels both athletically and academically. And, they are all engaged with their communities and committed to giving back to curling and keeping Sandra’s legacy alive”, said Cathy.
“We are looking forward to sharing information and experiences as well as providing guidance, motivation, and support to these talented young athletes as they aspire to realize their own dreams”, added Pat.
As part of their scholarship, each of the new scholars will organize a fundraising event in their own community. At the end of curling season, the scholars will award a $10,000 grant to a hospital of their choice for the purchase of life-saving equipment to help save babies lives.
“This scholarship gave me opportunities, friendships and memories that will last a life time. Although my time as a scholar is over, I have been introduced to a family who ensures that the legacy of Sandra will live on forever and that babies, too sick or too small, can grow up to be champions like Sandra.”
Kyle Barron, 2-time Scholar, Stephenville, NL
ALEXA DIXON (Saskatchewan)
Alexa is in the Faculty of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a volunteer at a Veterinary Clinic and is working towards a degree in Animal Bioscience. Alexa started curling at the North Hill Curling Club when she was 7. She has been an instructor at Learn to Curl programs in Calgary and Saskatoon and is looking forward to inspiring the next generation of curlers.

Emily is in the Education Faculty at the University of Alberta in Edmonton studying to become a teacher. She is a repeat winner of this scholarship. “As a student and curler, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of everyday pressures. Being a part of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has allowed me to slow down and reflect on the value of helping others, and the fulfilling feeling of making a small difference in saving a life.”
MEGAN SMITH (Ontario) 
Megan is studying for her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Biology at the Laurentian University and aspires to be a pediatrician. Her University team were Academic All Canadian in 2017/2018, as well as USport Canadian Champions in 2017. The team competed in China at the International Curling Elite Championship this past year. Megan has made a remarkable recovery from a very serious car accident.
LAUREN LENENTINE (Prince Edward Island) 
Lauren is studying Science at Dalhousie University and plans to become a physiotherapist. This past year she was alternate for Team Canada at the World Junior Curling Championships in Scotland where Canada were gold medalists. Lauren is a 9-time PEI provincial champion and was runner-up at the 2018 PEI Scotties Provincial Tournament of Hearts. She also excels in softball and is a Rose Bowl Step champion.
Selena is studying for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Alberta to become a pediatric nurse. In 2016, Selena skipped her team at the 2016 Canadian Junior Women’s Championship. In 2018, she was USport Champion and Alberta Mixed Doubles Champion playing with her brother Karsten, who is a 2-time Spirit of Sandra Scholar. Together they will be representing Canada at the 2019 Winter Universiade in Russia.
SARA HOAG (Saskatchewan) 
Sara returns as a Spirit of Sandra Scholar from 2016-2017. She is currently pursuing a degree in Education at the University of Regina but plans to continue in Graduate Studies to become a lawyer. Sarah has competed at the USport Nationals and was U18 Saskatchewan Champion in 2017. “Curling is my life. I love volunteering, learning and travelling.”
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Two Cornwall curlers receive Joyce Myers Trust Fund Scholarships

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.

Photo: Breanne Burgoyne (left) and Lauren Lenentine

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.

Post last modified: Jun 10, 2018 @ 1:41 pm

Congrats to sponsor New Glasgow Lobster Suppers on season number 60!

Speaking, of lobster, congratulations to one of our sponsors, New Glasgow Lobster Suppers, now open for their 60th season!

Post last modified: Jun 12, 2018 @ 10:28 pm

Lobster / steak dinner catering went well!

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.

Post last modified: Jun 9, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

RCAF Assoc. holding 2nd annual golf tourney and draw in memory of former Club member Lew Black

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.

Any Club members who would like to attend the tourney are requested to inform Sports Chair Paul Miller by either calling 902-367-5744 or by email at

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 The BBQ is held after the golfers have finished. Contact Paul for more info.

Post last modified: May 18, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

Cornwall hosting both Maritime and Canadian 2 person stick ch’ships next season

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

We’ll be looking for volunteers as these events approach!

Post last modified: May 14, 2018 @ 7:33 pm

AGM Highlights: Another successful season for the Cornwall Curling Club

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.

Bonspiels, Volunteers

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.

Bylaw Amendment

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. 

Open Discussion 

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.



Post last modified: May 13, 2018 @ 5:35 pm

Cornwall’s World Champion honoured!

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. 

Photo (L-R): Cornwall Curling Club President Gary O’Sullivan, Lauren Lenentine

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!

Post last modified: May 12, 2018 @ 9:01 pm

Cornwall member receives Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year Finalist award

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).

Post last modified: May 12, 2018 @ 8:14 pm