Team Veronica Smith Golf Tourney at Countryview


Team Smith is having a Golf Tournament!

 The Veronica Smith-skipped team includes third Jane DiCarlo, second stone Sabrina Smith, and lead Whitney Young.

Countryview Golf Club has graciously offered to host a golf tournament with the team. 
Here is the information you need to know:

Date: Saturday August 12
Cost: $80 per person *includes golf cart
18 hole tee times starting at 9am and then 10 minute intervals after that
Play format: Scramble
Deadline to register: August 10

Prizes and snacks will be offered as well as contests during the tournament

Hole 1: “Longest Drive with a marshmallow” $5 per person for a chance to win the prize
Hole 10: “Closest to the button” for a chance to win the prize

Please contact one of us to pick up a registration form. Registration forms and entry fee will be collected leading up to August 10.

We hope to see you there!

 

Seeking players for new 2019 Canada Games-eligible girls’ team

A new 2019 Canada Games-eligible Junior Girls’ Team is being formed. For more information, please contact Edgar Coffin at 902-892-3386.

 

Cornwall Board Members at Brett Gallant Celebration Gala

Here are Board members Gary O’Sullivan and Kimberley MacDonald, with Brett and the Brier Tankard trophy at the Brett Gallant Celebration Gala this evening at the Charlottetown Curling Complex.

You can meet Brett and get your own picture with the Brier Tankard on Sunday from 1-3 pm at the West Royalty Community Centre. Juniors are especially welcome!

Meet and Greet with Brett Gallant and Brier trophy on Sunday in West Royalty

Curl PEI will be hosting a Meet and Greet with Brett Gallant on Sunday, June 25 from 1-3 pm at the West Royalty Community Centre, at the corner of the Lower Malpeque and Kirkdale roads in Charlottetown.

 

Curling Canada photo: Brett Gallant holding up the Brier  Tankard

The Meet and Greet will be a great opportunity for everyone, especially junior curlers, to meet PEI’s Brier and World Men’s Curling Champion Brett Gallant, and get their photo taken with the Brier Tankard.

 

Rain held off for annual Club golf tourney

There were rain showers in the forecast for this morning’s annual Cornwall Curling Club 9 hole best-ball golf tourney, at Countryview Golf Course. and a few warning sprinkles as play got underway for the eleven teams. Teams wasted no time on the final holes, as the skies darkened, but encountered only light rain until they made it back to the clubhouse. 

Here’s some action photos (click to enlarge) from the course, courtesy of organizer Gary O’Sullivan:

You may have noticed the unusual “Brownie broom” putter required to be used on hole number 9. Carlene Peters demonstrates the standard technique, which wasn’t meeting with much success from most of the golfers.

Joe Gill tried out a new method that seemed to work much better!

Nine holes completed, the golfing curlers headed to the luxurious Countryview clubhouse, where they took advantage of the bar service while the kitchen delivered their meal of burgers and fries.

Gary then wrapped up the event by mentioning the wide variety of scores from the tourney, without mentioning team names, except for one team – the winning foursome of  Brent Irving, George Younker, Pat McCardle, and Jim Orr, who posed for a picture with the trophy and the gift certificates they received from the Cornwall Curling Club.

Photo (L-R):  Brent Irving, Jim Orr, George Younker, Pat McCardle

The tremendous skill of the top team became evident when it was revealed that team members Pat McCardle and Jim Orr were also the winners of the women’s and men’s “Closest to the Pin” prizes.

The “Longest Drive” winners were Shelley Ebbett and Danny Kneabone.

(L-R):  Organizer Gary O’Sullivan, Shelley Ebbett

(L-R):  Organizer Gary O’Sullivan, Danny Kneabone

A draw was held for the remaining prizes on the prize table with almost everybody leaving with a prize.

In his closing remarks, Gary thanked everyone for participating, and offered a special thanks for the Countryview Golf management and staff, who have been hosting this event for 17 years.

Some of the Countryview staff, with co-owner Karen Currie on the right

Gary also issued a call for new curling club Board of Directors members, as we are down one or two, and mentioned that plans call for Cornwall to host the PEI Tankard and Scotties next season, so lots of volunteers will be needed.

Thanks to Gary and his helpers, to Countryview and to the sponsors who provided prizes for the event. Have a great summer, and we’ll see everyone back at the Cornwall Curling Club in the fall for returning members registration night on October 11, daytime curling startup Oct. 16, Saturday morning junior league beginning  Oct. 21, and evening league curling beginning Oct. 23.

 

 

 

 

 

Golf tourney draw changes

Due to an injury we have had to make a few changes.  Saturday morning should be great golf weather with a possibility of some showers in the afternoon, so looking forward to seeing everyone at the course! – Gary O’Sullivan.

Here is the revised draw for Saturday’s Cornwall Curling Club 9 hole, “best ball” golf tournament at Countryview Golf Club, Route 19 in Fairview.  Please arrive no later than 8:30 am for the shotgun start at 9 am.

 Entry fee is $40 for non-Countryview members, or $20 for Countryview members.

Note: Your team number includes your starting hole (1-9), and your starting position at that hole.

Team 1: Gord Peters, Margaret Stewart, Carol Sweetapple, David Murphy
Team 2: Alan Mason, Greg Groves, Bill Hope, Sandy Hope
Team 3A: Bernie Field, Paul Field, Ray Biagé, Barb Duncan-Biagé
Team 3B: Lester Callbeck, Derek MacEwen, Carlene Peters, Garth Cudmore
Team 4A: Helen Smith, Donald Weeks, Paul Neima, Kimball Blanchard
Team 4B: Joe Gill, Archie MacKinnon, Rebecca Rolfe, Arleen Harris
Team 5A: Tom Dunn, Paul Durant, Dianne Hamill, Marion McCardle
Team 6: Shirley Berry, John Berry, Al Acorn, Val Acorn
Team 7: Brent Irving, George Younker, Pat McCardle, Jim Orr
Team 8: Dave Younker, Ken Stewart, Danny Kneabone, Frank Weiler
Team 9: Bob Fowler, Danielle Girard, Edmond Richard, Shelley Ebbett

Thanks for another successful event!

By all accounts, another successful steak and lobster dinner (our 4th) for the PEI Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association was held at the Cornwall Curling Club on Thursday, June 8th for 131 guests. 

Best of luck to the Association’s Executive Director Joe Murphy, with whom we have had a long and successful relationship on this event and on their winter bonspiel and steak dinner, on his retirement! 

Joe Murphy

Thanks to Admin. Assistant Melissa Paquet for answering our many questions, and a special thanks to one of the event sponsors, Acadia Crushed Stone, for helping ensure that bar receipts were above average!

An event of this size could not be undertaken without volunteers.  The Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors, and the organizing committee, under the capable direction of Barry Craswell, would like to take this opportunity to express their deep appreciation for the numerous volunteers (too many to mention, but you know who you are) who gave so generously of their time. 

Unlike many volunteer-driven organizations, we are fortunate to have a large pool of extremely qualified volunteers for our events. We try to strike a balance between those who have helped out at many events, and those who are new, so that we can continue to grow our volunteer pool. Due to the timing of this off-season event, we did not have a signup sheet,  If you would have enjoyed being a volunteer at this event but were not able to or were not approached, don’t worry – we have lots of events, and will do our best to accommodate you in the future.

Thanks again! Our final event of the 2016-2017 season is our golf tourney on the 17th at Countryview. Have a great summer, and we hope to see everyone back in mid-October for our next season! 

 

 

 

Seeking Board of Directors member

One of the members of our volunteer Board of Directors has opted out, and we now have an opening. If you are interested, or would like more info, email board@cornwallcurling.com. Thanks!

Cornwall member Breanne Burgoyne, former member Veronica Smith win $500 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 2017 recipients of its Student/Athlete Scholarships and Curling Club Capital Works grants. Please note that next year (2018) will be the final year for the Joyce Myers Trust Fund Grants.

Photo (Facebook): Breanne Burgoyne

The 2017 Joyce Myers Scholarship recipients will each receive $500. The successful applicants are:

  • Prince Edward Island: Breanne Burgoyne, Alex MacFadyen, Brooks Roche, Veronica Smith
  • Nova Scotia: Karlee Burgess, Alec Cameron, Matthew Manuel, Graeme Weagle
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: Kyle Barron, Stephen Trickett
  • New Brunswick: Julia Hunter, Jamie Ward

 

The 2017 Joyce Myers Capital Works Grant recipients will each receive $1500. The successful curling centres are:

  • Miramichi Curling Club, NB
  • Maple Leaf Curling Club, PE
  • Strait Area Community Curling Club, NS
  • Conception Bay South Arena, NL

Backgrounder:

The Joyce Myers Trust Fund is an Atlantic Canada initiative to foster the development and promotion of the sport of curling throughout Atlantic Canada.  The Trust Fund, which was established from profits from the 2003 Nokia Brier and 2005 Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings, provides funding for the development of curling in Atlantic Canada through grant opportunities for Curling Club Capital Works projects, Student/Athlete Scholarships, and Atlantic Provincial Association Program Initiatives.

The trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund announced plans for future investments in the sport of curling for Atlantic Canada and released its first grants during the 2009-2010 curling season.  Joyce Myers was inducted into both the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as an athlete and a builder.  Joyce’s accomplishments as an athlete, administrator, coach and official made her one of the most versatile and iimpacting persons in Nova Scotia sports. Her passion for sport and the countless hours she contributed to many individuals and events has left a lasting impression. Joyce was a true inspiration and mentor to many.

Capital Acquisition Grants

The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund created the Capital Acquisition Grants as a means to assist member curling clubs within Atlantic Canada with capital projects. Expenses that are of a special and/or extraordinary nature will be eligible for funding. In other words, programs and initiatives that are both unusual and occur infrequently; they are not part of the regular, day-to-day operation of the club. Listed below are a few possibilities:  The repair, replacement, purchase or construction of a curling facility or part of a curling facility. For example, the repair or replacement of a curling club roof; the repair, replacement or purchase of a plant asset or piece of equipment; the repair or replacement of ice making equipment; the purchase of special curling equipment; the purchase of little rocks for a junior curling program.  Exempt from funding are any expenses of an operational nature. For example, membership dues, utility and tax bills do not qualify.

Scholarships

The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund implemented a scholarship to curlers who have enrolled in full time studies in a post-secondary institution. The intention of these awards is to allow talented athletes to devote primary sources of time and energy to training, rather than extensive employment in order to fund post-secondary education. Recipients will be expected to devote a full-time, shared commitment to sport and education exclusively. This award is not intended to reward past achievements but rather a means to pursue further achievements that surpass the current level of performance. Priority will be given to athletes attending Atlantic universities, colleges or vocational schools.

AGM caps off another great season at our Club

 The Cornwall Curling Club held its Annual General Meeting on Friday evening, with a good crowd on hand, thanks, in part, to the cool weather. Here are some of the highlights:

Each committee chair, and President Alan Mason gave their reports, outlining a very successful season, with membership holding steady at around 300 members, good attendance at bonspiels, and new sponsors on board for bonspiels and draws (we do need two new ice-house sign sponsors if anyone knows of any potential candidates). The Club is in great financial shape with about $16,000 cash in the bank, an equal amount in inventory, and $45,000 in assets. A drop in revenues from bar, food and 50/50 sales, and increases in electricity costs and wages and benefits (cost of living raises plus a mandated Minimum Wage increase) resulted in a net loss of $4,200 for the season, which was covered by surplus revenues from recent years. Next season’s Board will look at ways to increase revenue to ensure ongoing profitability. 

 

Also during the current season, policies were developed to handle financial support requests to teams competing in regional and national championships, and to provide opportunities for Junior teams, with all players age 13 and over, to curl in Tuesday or Wednesday evening draws, should vacancies exist, while maintaining the social aspect for adult curlers as much as possible.

Several parents and the coach of a team with players under age 13 were in attendance, and expressed the wish that their team could participate as well, particularly with Canada Games coming up, but President Mason said that the decisions were made following lengthy discussions, plus close consultation with Curling Canada, and it was felt that the only practical way to make that happen would be to have a separate evening league just for juniors.

Bonspiels were again quite successful this year, although attendance at the three Drop In curling nights was low.

A bylaw change was approved, which will change back the term of Board of Directors members to three years from two. A second change, that “No director shall be eligible for election to consecutive terms.” was withdrawn following discussion, and will remain as currently written: “No Director shall be eligible for election to more than two consecutive terms”.

Brenda MacMillan, who has had several very successful years as Junior Coordinator, has announced that she is stepping down, and Rob Roberts was hired (it’s an honorarium) through an interest call to take on this position.

New assets purchased during the current year included a replacement stove, with financing shared between a donation from the daytime curlers, and from Club revenues.  Additional coat hooks were installed by the men’s locker room after a request from some members. A large Cornwall Curling Club sign has recently been purchased, which can be used for many things, including as a backdrop for pictures. The great relationship with the Town of Cornwall continues, with the ice house rafters repainted before opening this season.

Five Board of Directors members: Lisa MacEachern, Colleen MacDonald,  Paula Ling, Brent Irving, and daytime curlers rep Jim Orr have fulfilled their terms of office and are leaving the Board, while four new Board members have been acclaimed: Laurie Kelly, Shannon Fenelon, Kellie-Lynn Younker, and daytime rep Bryan Sutherland. The new Board will meet over the summer to appoint the officers for next season.

We will again be catering the PEI Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association’s Lobster or Steak dinner, on June 8. Barry Craswell is heading this up again, and is recruiting the volunteers  needed to help cut lobster, barbecue steak, cook potatoes, prepare salads, plate and serve meals, setup and cleanup, etc.

At the AGM, more names were added to the roster for the June 17 Golf Tourney at Countryview, which Gary O’Sullivan is organizing. There are already 44 people signed up. Contact him at bantamgary@gmail.com or 902-675-2280 to add your name.

Planned startup dates for next year were announced:

Returning members registration night on October 11, daytime curling starting Oct. 16, Saturday morning junior league beginning  Oct. 21, and evening league curling beginning Oct. 23.

Draws will remain as they were this year, with Single Entry Mixed draws Monday and Thursday evenings at 6:30, Commercial  League Monday at 8:30, and Competitive and Ladder team leagues going Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, with draws at 6:30 and 8:30. The successful Adult Learn to Curl program is expected to return, either Thursdays at 8:30, or possibly go Sunday at 6:30 pm instead, with opportunities provided for more both new curlers, and those continuing from last year’s program.