Reminder: AGM is this evening (Friday May 26)

agm-logoThis is a final reminder that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place this evening, Friday May 26, at the Club, with reception at 6:30 pm and the meeting starting at 7:00 pm. The bar will be open, and the debit/credit card machine will be operation. All Club members are encouraged to attend. A quorum of at least fifteen adult members who are not current Directors is required.

To save time, members are encouraged to read last year’s draft AGM minutes (below) in advance of the meeting. These minutes are to be approved at this year’s AGM.

Cornwall_Curling_AGM_Minutes_2015-2016 (PDF, 2.4 mb)

As specified in our by-laws, the meeting will include:

  • Approval of last year’s AGM minutes (above)
  • Business arising from last year’s AGM minutes
  • Committee reports and the President’s Report.
  • Financial statement: to be distributed at the meeting.
  • Review of bylaws (see proposed Motion to Amend below)
  • Election of Directors.
  • Any other business relative to the management of the Club.

Proposed bylaws Motion to Amend

The Board of Directors will be forwarding a motion to be voted on at the AGM to amend the bylaws to change the term of directors from two years back to three. 

Preamble:

As per the current bylaws the affairs of the Cornwall Curling Club are conducted by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 12 club members.

In October 2014, at a special general meeting, a members vote was passed on a motion to amend the term of board members from three to two years effective for board members starting at the spring 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM).  The motion also allowed for the serving of two consecutive two-year terms subject to election at the AGM.

The main arguments presented in favor of the motion were:

  • The motion would allow more members to be involved as board members
  • Members would be more willing to serve as board members because of the reduced term

The main arguments presented against the motion were:       

  • Two-year terms would require more recruiting as six board members (1/2 of the board) opposed to four board members (1/3 of the board) on average would be retired each year.
  • Board member contributions and decision effectiveness would suffer from the lack of experience resulting from the shorter term. The two consecutive term rule was implemented for this reason although it does conflict with the 2nd argument in favor of the motion.

After discussions at several board meetings the current board (2016/2017) decided at the March 19, 2017 board meeting to put forward a motion at the 2017 AGM to revert to the previous bylaws of board members serving three-year terms applicable to Board members starting their term at the 2017 AGM.

The arguments in favor of the motion are:

  • Recruiting 6 new members versus 4 new members has proven difficult despite the reduced term from three to two years.
  • The trade off between diversity and inclusiveness from the two-year term and effectiveness and continuity from the three-year term favours the three-year term.

 

The arguments against the motion are:

  • The Board has no arguments against the motion

 

 The Motion:

To amend the current term of board members from two to three years.

If the motion is passed by 2/3 of the Adult Members at the 2017 AGM the following bylaws will be amended as indicated:

Current bylaws:

2.1.6    Each Director shall be elected for a term of two (2) years ending at the second annual meeting after the Directors election. [Rev. Oct2014]

2.1.8    No Director shall be eligible for election to more than two consecutive terms. [Rev. Oct2014]

2.1.11  Any Director may be removed before the expiration of the Director’s two-year term by an affirmative majority vote of the Directors present at any regular meeting of the Board or at a special meeting duly convened for that purpose.  Another person may be elected by simple majority vote to hold office for the unexpired portion of the two-year term of the Director so removed. [Rev. Oct 2014]

Amended to:

2.1.6    Each Director shall be elected for a term of three (3) years ending at the third annual meeting after the Directors election. [Rev. Oct2017]

2.1.8    No director shall be eligible for election to consecutive terms.[Rev. Oct2017]

2.1.11  Any Director may be removed before the expiration of the Director’s term by an affirmative majority vote of the Directors present at any regular meeting of the Board or at a special meeting duly convened for that purpose.  Another person may be elected by simple majority vote to hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the Director so removed. [Rev. Oct 2017]

All current members are welcome to discuss this with current Board members in advance of the AGM if you have questions or require further clarification.

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We’re #NotaSportsBar! Cornwall, other #curling clubs concerned about huge @TSN, @Sportsnet fee hikes

Curling clubs and other licensed establishments with liquor licenses and seating for 100+ people are being hit with huge cable TV increases of about $3,600 a year in order to continue to show TSN and Sportsnet  — channels which feature our favorite sport, curling. As a small, non-profit, volunteer-driven organization, we can’t afford these exorbitant fee hikes from cable and satellite providers such as Eastlink and Bell Aliant that are being passed down to them, effective May 1, 2017, from Bell, who owns TSN, and Rogers, who own Sportsnet.

Curling clubs are being put in the same category as big “for profit” sports bars and restaurants that charge high drink prices, and show many sports, all year round. It doesn’t make sense, we can’t afford it, and we need your help! Visit notasportsbar.ca for more detailed info on this serious issue.

We invite you to help out by sharing this message on Facebook, Twitter and other social media (use hashtag #NotaSportsBar and visit www.notasportsbar.ca/post-on-social-media.html for other tips on sharing on social media), and by emailing Bell and Rogers, and federal government representatives including your local MP, to ask them to remove this fee for curling facilities. You can find the relevant email addresses and a sample email at hwww.notasportsbar.ca/email-bell-and-rogers.html

If this fee hike continues, it is unlikely that our Club, and many others, will choose to continue with these channels, meaning that we won’t have them available for watching at the Club. Having curling on TV is very important for the atmosphere at a Club, and for promoting interest in the sport to our members and guests, and we want to continue to show our favourite sport on our TVs!

AGM coming up this Friday (May 26)

agm-logoThis is a reminder that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place this Friday evening, May 26, at the Club, with reception at 6:30 pm and the meeting starting at 7:00 pm. The bar will be open, and the debit/credit card machine will be operation. All Club members are encouraged to attend. A quorum of at least fifteen adult members who are not current Directors is required.

To save time, members are encouraged to read last year’s draft AGM minutes (below) in advance of the meeting. These minutes are to be approved at this year’s AGM.

Cornwall_Curling_AGM_Minutes_2015-2016 (PDF, 2.4 mb)

As specified in our by-laws, the meeting will include:

  • Approval of last year’s AGM minutes (above)
  • Business arising from last year’s AGM minutes
  • Committee reports and the President’s Report.
  • Financial statement: to be distributed at the meeting.
  • Review of bylaws (see proposed Motion to Amend below)
  • Election of Directors.
  • Any other business relative to the management of the Club.

Proposed bylaws Motion to Amend

The Board of Directors will be forwarding a motion to be voted on at the AGM to amend the bylaws to change the term of directors from two years back to three. 

Preamble:

As per the current bylaws the affairs of the Cornwall Curling Club are conducted by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 12 club members.

In October 2014, at a special general meeting, a members vote was passed on a motion to amend the term of board members from three to two years effective for board members starting at the spring 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM).  The motion also allowed for the serving of two consecutive two-year terms subject to election at the AGM.

The main arguments presented in favor of the motion were:

  • The motion would allow more members to be involved as board members
  • Members would be more willing to serve as board members because of the reduced term

The main arguments presented against the motion were:       

  • Two-year terms would require more recruiting as six board members (1/2 of the board) opposed to four board members (1/3 of the board) on average would be retired each year.
  • Board member contributions and decision effectiveness would suffer from the lack of experience resulting from the shorter term. The two consecutive term rule was implemented for this reason although it does conflict with the 2nd argument in favor of the motion.

After discussions at several board meetings the current board (2016/2017) decided at the March 19, 2017 board meeting to put forward a motion at the 2017 AGM to revert to the previous bylaws of board members serving three-year terms applicable to Board members starting their term at the 2017 AGM.

The arguments in favor of the motion are:

  • Recruiting 6 new members versus 4 new members has proven difficult despite the reduced term from three to two years.
  • The trade off between diversity and inclusiveness from the two-year term and effectiveness and continuity from the three-year term favours the three-year term.

 

The arguments against the motion are:

  • The Board has no arguments against the motion

 

 The Motion:

To amend the current term of board members from two to three years.

If the motion is passed by 2/3 of the Adult Members at the 2017 AGM the following bylaws will be amended as indicated:

Current bylaws:

2.1.6    Each Director shall be elected for a term of two (2) years ending at the second annual meeting after the Directors election. [Rev. Oct2014]

2.1.8    No Director shall be eligible for election to more than two consecutive terms. [Rev. Oct2014]

2.1.11  Any Director may be removed before the expiration of the Director’s two-year term by an affirmative majority vote of the Directors present at any regular meeting of the Board or at a special meeting duly convened for that purpose.  Another person may be elected by simple majority vote to hold office for the unexpired portion of the two-year term of the Director so removed. [Rev. Oct 2014]

Amended to:

2.1.6    Each Director shall be elected for a term of three (3) years ending at the third annual meeting after the Directors election. [Rev. Oct2017]

2.1.8    No director shall be eligible for election to consecutive terms.[Rev. Oct2017]

2.1.11  Any Director may be removed before the expiration of the Director’s term by an affirmative majority vote of the Directors present at any regular meeting of the Board or at a special meeting duly convened for that purpose.  Another person may be elected by simple majority vote to hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the Director so removed. [Rev. Oct 2017]

All current members are welcome to discuss this with current Board members in advance of the AGM if you have questions or require further clarification.

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Charlottetown holding celebration gala for Brett Gallant

The Charlottetown Curling Complex are hoping to have as many curlers from across the province in attendance to congratulate Brett on his accomplishments.

Saturday June 24th

6pm  Seafood Reception

7pm  Lobster & Ham Dinner

9:15pm Local Entertainment  (19 +)

Tickets $95 (Early Bird price of $85 until June 3rd)

Tickets can be purchased by email cccgala2017@gmail.com

By calling the CCC 902.892.7467 and leaving a message

Or in person by dropping by the CCC  from 11am to 2pm Saturday May 27th and June 3rd

For updates on the event and further information go to 

www.facebook.com/events/1828783447439851

RCAF Assoc. holding a golf tourney in memory of Lew Black

The Royal Canadian Air Force Associations’ first Golf Day and barbecue for summer 2017 will be held on Monday 26 June 2017. This day will be called the 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.

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, which was a charity that was very near and dear to Lew’s heart.

     Golfing will take place at the Glen Afton Golf Course, located 20 minutes west of Charlottetown and on 4608 Route 19 in Nine Mile Creek with the first tee time beginning at 1000 hrs (10 am for those of us not in the military) The cost is $32.00 walking or $40.00 with cart and all golfers are to register with Sports Chair Paul Miller at the Golf Course prior to 1000hrs. If you have any questions, please contact Paul at paulmiller@bellaliant.net The bbqs are held after the golfers have finished and are at the home of Past President Dan Miller and his wife Phyllis, 249 Upton Road in Charlottetown beginning around 3:00.P lease bring your own beverages and whatever you would like to bbq, everything else is provided, including tea or coffee.

Soeaking of golf, Cornwall Curling Club members are also reminded of our 17th annual 9 hole, best ball annual Scurling club golf tourney on June 17 at beautiful Countryview Golf Club, route 19 in Fairview. $40 entry fee includes golf, lunch and a chance to win great prizes (almost nobody goes home empty-handed). The “best ball” scramble format makes it great for golfers of all experience levels (or lack thereof!). We try to match the teams as evenly as possible. 

The signup sheet will be up at the Annual General Meeting on May 26, or you can contact Gary O’Sullivan at bantamgary@gmail.com or 902-675-2280.

U18 fundraiser draw winners

Here are the winners of an Under 18 fundraiser draw that was held this past season, with the proceeds going to the Under 18 winners heading to the nationals. 

1st draw winner Eloise Gavin

2nd draw winner Ed Coffin

3rd draw winner Roy Gavin.

2016-2017: another very successful season for the Cornwall Curling Club!

Our last curlers have returned from Canadian championships, and our own ice has been gone for about a month, as we bring another successful season to a close at the Cornwall Curling Club. Here are some of the highlights:

National level

Cornwall’s Pat Quilty wins Asham National Coaching award at Canadian Juniors. Team Lauren Laurentine finished with a 4-6 win-loss record.

Rachel O’Connor and Tati Kelly win Gold and Bronze, respectively, and the first Canadian Under 18 Mixed Doubles competition, held as part of the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton.

Team Lauren Lenentine finished just out of the playoffs at the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton with a 2-3 win-loss record, while the PEI boy’s team, skipped by Cornwall’s Donald DeWolfe, went 1-4.

Cornwall’s Sabrina Smith picked up a win against a very tough field at the Canadian Mixed Doubles in Saskatoon. 

Cornwall teams skipped by Bill and Sandy Hope competed in the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Guelph, with Bill and his team losing the Bronze medal game to Saskatchewan in an extra end. Sandy and her team finished fifth, just out of the Women’s medal round, with a 6-3 win-loss record. 

Regional level

Cornwall’s Bill and Sandy Hope rinks won the Maritime Maritime Masters Curling Championships at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. Bill Hope went 4-0 to win the men’s round robin and the men’s title.

Cornwall’s Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert duo win another Maritime Women’s Stick Curling Championship, beating Cornwall’s Myrna Craswell and Elaine Hughes on the last rock.

Atlantic University Curling Ch’ships: UPEI’s Sabrina Smith rink with all four members from the Cornwall Curling Club, had 3-3 round robin records, but did not advance to the playoff round.

Five rinks competing in the Wendy’s U16 Saturday morning league here at Cornwall, competed in a tourney in Fredericton on arena ice. They all picked up wins and gained valuable experience on arena ice.

Five Cornwall rinks competed in the 2017 Canadian (Open) Stick Curling Championship in New Glasgow NS. Nova Scotia teams won the event.

Here are the winners from the annual Masters Plus bonspiel held at Cornwall, and attracting teams from around the Maritimes.
1st: Judy Burgess, Helen Brightman, Carolyn Kavanagh, Penny Neily (Truro Curling Club in NS)
2nd: Helen Dickie, Sheila Reyno, Sharon McIntyre, Judi McLellan (Sackville Curling Club in NB)
3rd: Des Arsenault, Blair Jay, Cliff Poirier, Earl MacLeod (Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Community Complex, Summerside PE)
4th: Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Linda Fairhurst, Hanny MacLeod (Cornwall Curling Club)

Provincial level

Seniors: The Shelley Ebbett rink from the host Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Cornwall Curling Club doubled Cornwall’s Shirley Berry foursome 6-3 to win the PEI Credit Unions Provincial Senior Women’s Curling Championship, while the Bill Hope rink from Cornwall and Charlottetown were the men’s runners-up.

Masters: The Sandy Hope rink were repeat winner’s in the women’s provincial Masters, with the Bill Hope team finishing as runners-up in the men’s. Both teams went on to represent PEI at both the Maritime (which they won) and Canadian Masters events.

Pepsi Juniors: Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine rink went undefeated to win the Junior Women’s event. The Devin Schut rink were the Junior Men’s runners-up. Pat Quilty, coach of the Lenentine rink, won the Asham Coaching award for coaches of women’s teams. Sabrina Smith won the women’s Sportsmanship award.

Stick: Ernie Stavert and Vern Chowan were Open division runners-up, while Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert won the women’s division at the event, held here  at Cornwall.

Scotties (Women’s): There were no current Cornwall teams in the winner’s circle, but most of the members of the winning Robyn MacPhee and runner-up Veronica Smith teams are products of our fine junior program.

Mixed: Cornwall played host to the Provincial Mixed ch’ships, won by Charlottetown and Alberton’s Dennis Watts team. Cornwall’s only entry, skipped by Bill Hope, went 1-3.

Cornwall also hosted the 55+ Games, with both regular and stick curling divisions.

Stick Curling Women’s Division
Gold: Elaine Hughes, Myrna Craswell (Cornwall)
Silver: Mabel England, Ruth Stavert (Cornwall)
Bronze: Phyllis Stretch, Polly Batt
 
Stick Curling Open (any combination men/women)
Gold: Stirling Higginbotham, Bazil Hiigginbotham 
Silver: John Dunsford, Hugh Logan (Cornwall)
Bronze: Grant Laird, Vern Chowan (Cornwall)
 

55+ Mixed Curling
Gold: Diane MacKay, Myron MacKay, Val MacLean, Cliff Sentner (Cornwall)
Silver: Barry Craswell, Myrna Craswell, Russell Boyle, Myrna Sanderson (Cornwall)
Bronze: Bryan Sutherland, Elaine Hughes, Jim Orr, Janette Fraser (Cornwall)

55+ Men’s Curling
Gold: Philip McInnis, Ensor McNeill, David Murphy, Calvin MacMillan
Silver: Paul Arsenault, Edgar Coffin, Ray Biagé, Ken Praught (Cornwall)
Bronze: Lorne MacGuigan, Bill Harper, John Baird, Leigh Crabbe

 Under 18 events:

Under 18 winners: Lauren Lenentine (undefeated) from Cornwall, Donald Dewolfe (from Cornwall, Silver Fox, Western)
Under 18 runners-up: Rachel MacLean and Mitchell Schut teams from Cornwall.
Under 16 winners: Mitchell Schut (Cornwall) and Katie Shaw (from Charlottetown but competed in our U16 Developmental league) rinks
Under 16 runners-up: Alexis Burris and Chase MacMillan teams, both from Cornwall
Under 13 Winners: Clara Jack rink from Cornwall
Under 13 Runners-up: Cruz Pineau team (from Summerside but competed in our U16 Developmental league)

U18 Sportsmanship award: Lexie Murray, from the Shaw rink from Charlottetown.
U16 Coaching award: Carl Nicholson, coach of the MacLean rink
U16 Sportsmanship awards: Brayden Snow, from Summerside’s Pineau rink, and Beth Walsh, from the Clara Jack team. 
U13 Sportsmanship Award: Cornwall’s Ella Lenentine

Future Tankard/Scotties Developmental Event: Summerside’s Cruz Pineau team went undefeated at 3-0, while Cornwall’s Chase MacMillan, Rachel MacLean, Lauren Ferguson, and Alexis Burris rinks all finished tied for second, with 2-1 win-loss records.

ParaSport and Recreation PEI in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury PEI. held a successful funspiel on our accessible ice surface, with Cornwall juniors helping out. 

Donald DeWolfe, from the Cornwall and Silver Fox curling clubs, won the annual “One on One Tuff Spiel” at the Fox.

The Lauren Ferguson rink won the provincial Wendy’s Under 16 Developmental League, open to all Island U16 teams and held at our Club on selected Saturdays, edging the defending champion Mitchell Schut team on their last rock by drawing to the button against three Schut counters. The Bailey O’Grady rink won six ends in their final game to capture 3rdplace overall. All three teams are from Cornwall. Rachel MacLean from Cornwall tied with Charlottetown’s Katie Shaw for 4th.

Club level

The Red team dominated at the closing spiel, sponsored by Leary’s Your Independent Grocer in Cornwall.

The Danny Kneabone rink won “The Iceman” Daytime League for the season.

The Debbie Rhodenhizer and Paul Arsenault rinks won our Club Travelers playdowns, with Kim Glydon and Joe Callaghan skipping the runner-up rinks.

Evening Draws (did not receive reports for Monday, Tuesday)

Wednesday Ladder League winners

Round One, sponsored by Lowther’s Snow Removal

A Pool 

Joe Callaghan, Alan Mason, Jeff Hannam, Shannon Fenelon

B Pool

Angus Kennedy, Jean Sinclair, Wade Deaken, Ken Monaghan

Round Two

Griffin’s Auto Service A Pool

Greg Groves, Don Weeks, Cynthia Livingston, Marjorie Matthews

Cornwall Auto and Tire B Pool

Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Paula Ling, Krista Affleck

Round Three

Wally’s Pharmasave A Pool

Greg Groves, Don Weeks, Cynthia Livingston, Marjorie Matthews

Red Island Baked Potato B Pool 

Lauren Ferguson, Emma Coffin, Sierra Clyke,  Emily Sanderson,

Round Four

MR Seafood A Pool

Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Paula Ling, Krista Affleck

Wendy’s B Pool

Joe Callaghan, Alan Mason, Jeff Hannam, Shannon Fenelon

Thursday evening single entry mixed league

Final round of the season, sponsored by New Glasgow Lobster Suppers: Peter Murdoch, Carlene Peters,  Steve Degrace and Maureen Cudmore

Round 2, sponsored by Sam’s Restaurant in Cornwall.  Danny Kneabone, Marlene Proude, Wade Deaken, Steve DeGrace. 

 

June 17 is confirmed date for annual Club golf tourney at Countryview

June 17 has now been confirmed as the date for our 17th annual 9 hole best ball tourney at beautiful Countryview Golf Club, route 19 in Fairview. $40 entry fee includes golf, lunch and a chance to win great prizes (almost nobody goes home empty-handed). The “best ball” scramble format makes it great for golfers of all experience levels (or lack thereof!). We try to match the teams as evenly as possible. 

The signup sheet will be up at the Annual General Meeting on May 26, or you can contact Gary O’Sullivan at bantamgary@gmail.com or 902-675-2280.

By the way, if you want to get some practice rounds in before the tourney, Countryview opens for the season this Friday, April 28 at 10 am! 

Cornwall Curlers win Gold, Bronze in Mixed Doubles portion of inaugural Cdn. U18 Ch’ships in Moncton

Two members of Lauren Lenentine-skipped PEI Girl’s team, from here at the Cornwall Curling Club, won medals on Saturday in Canada’s first-ever Under-18 Mixed Doubles national championship, as part of the inaugural Canadian Under- 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton, with Rachel O’Connor, paired with Manitoba skip Brett Walter, winning five straight games to take home the Gold medal, while Tati Kelly, with Manitoba third Jordan Peters, won the Bronze. Silver went to Team New Brunswick skip Liam Marin, partnered withTeam Newfoundland and Labrador lead Camille Burt. Mixed Doubles has recently become both an Olympic and (starting in 2023) a Canada Games sport.

(L-R): Gold medallists Brett Walter, Rachel O’Connor, Bronze medallists Tati Kelly, Jordan Peters

 

N. Ontario sweeps gold medals, Maritime teams take silver, at inaugural U18 Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

(Story by Cathlia Ward)

The inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships saw the first-ever champions crowned in Moncton, N.B., on Saturday night, and it was a clean sweep for Northern Ontario with Sudbury’s Tyler Horgan and Kira Brunton winning their respective gold medal matches.

The day began with semifinal play. On the Girls’ side, Brunton and her team of third Kate Sherry, second Sydnie Stinson, lead Jessica Leonard and coach Steve Acorn held control over Nova Scotia’s Cally Moore throughout the entire game, stealing three ends on the way to a 6-1 win. In the other semifinal, Quebec’s Gabrielle Lavoie gave New Brunswick’s Justine Comeau all she could handle, as it came down to an open hit in an extra end for New Brunswick to score a single for the 6-5 win.

That led to a New Brunswick vs. Northern Ontario final. A double for four in the second end for Brunton, followed by a steal of one in the third end set the pace for the remainder of the game. Northern Ontario held control and ran Comeau out of rocks in the final end to become the first-ever Under-18 Girls Canadian champion.

2017 Canadian Under-18 Girls Champions, Team Northern Ontario (right to left): skip Kira Brunton, third Kate Sherry, second Sydnie Stinson, lead Jessica Leonard and coach Steve Acorn (Greg Weston/Curling Canada photo)

“I can’t even put it into words,” said Brunton afterwards. “We came in here wanting to make the championship rounds, no real expectations and we just…did it. We stayed loose the whole time, we were having fun and we never took anything too seriously. We didn’t think about how big this game was until it was over. Our family was awesome. (It was) amazing to look up and see smiling fans. This team, it’s amazing. Best friends, we all go to school together, so to win it together means the world to us.”

In the bronze medal match, a barn-burner came down to a measure. Nova Scotia’s Moore had a hit for the possible win, needing two to tie the game and force an extra over Quebec. However when the measuring stick was put to the test, Nova Scotia scored only one, not enough to force an extra, giving Quebec’s Lavoie the bronze medal and a spot on the podium.

On the Boys’ side, Jacob Horgan of Northern Ontario skipped his team to a golden afternoon with a 4-2 win over Nova Scotia’s Ryan Abraham.

“It feels amazing, this is just so…. Wow I’ll be thinking about this tonight, it’s so hard to believe. I’m so speechless,” said an emotional Horgan after the win. “Nick and I have wanted a national championship and have come close a few times, this is so relieving.”

2017 Canadian Under-18 Boys Champions, Team Northern Ontario: skip Jacob Horgan, third Max Cull, second Nicholas Bissonnette, lead Shane Robinson and coach Gerry Horgan (Greg Weston/Curling Canada photo)

“I guess this means bragging rights?” said Horgan about being the first of his siblings to win a national championship (Jacob is the youngest of four siblings that include former Northern Ontario Women’s champions, Tracy Fleury and Jennifer Wylie, and brother Tyler, the 2016 and 2017 Northern Ontario Junior champion). “Northern Ontario is just getting better and better in every age category. These eight curlers will be the ones who will keep going, who will be the future of Northern Ontario so it’s awesome, definitely wicked to see the future for our province being so bright.”

In the bronze medal game, reigning Canadian Junior Champion Tyler Tardi ended his incredible season on a high note, claiming the bronze medal with a 6-4 win after a back-and-forth game over Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter. Tardi was also awarded the sportsmanship award by his peers, along with fellow B.C. skip Heather Drexel.

Click to read at Curling Canada