Cornwall’s Schut and Howatt rinks have good finishes in Halifax CWG-age spiel

Two Cornwall teams, both vying to represent PEI in the 2019 Canada Winter Games, had good finishes against their Nova Scotia peers at the Harvest Spiel, which wrapped up this afternoon at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax Nova Scotia. The Mitchell Schut boys’ team, which includes Colin MacKenzie, Michael MacEwen, and Liam Kelly, recorded three wins against two losses in the event, while the Sydney Howatt girl’s squad, which includes Meghan Sherren, Sierra Clyke, and Madelyn Cantwell, went 2-3. Nancy Yeo coached the Schut team at this spiel, while A.J. Campbell was coach for the Howatt rink. The two Cornwall teams were the only PEI entries in the event.

Photo: Sheet 4 – Meghan Sherren prepares to deliver  a rock, while Madelyn Cantwell (left) and Sierra Clyke get ready to sweep. Sheet 5 – Mitchell Schut (left) and  Colin MacKenzie keeping an eye on the play

 

 

Curling Season Fitness Training – Free Trial Sept. 21

Synergy Fitness and Nutrition, 141 Mount Edward Road in Charlottetown, is once again offering an in-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers of all ages and levels, which is customized to your fitness level.

Curl PEI will host one evening for you to try the program at no charge — Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 pm.  This is open to everyone who is interested in learning more, as well as those who are already familiar with Synergy.  Please let me know if you wish to attend the free Trial evening by Sept. 20. If we do not have enough people we will not run this trial evening,  

Details about the in-season program will be available during the trial evening.  There will be 36 training sessions, at a total cost of $240+tax.  Synergy will work with you to try find a schedule that works.

This is a great opportunity to keep working on conditioning during the season to help to reach your goals.

If you are interested in participating in this program please let me know by September 20.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Amy Duncan, Executive Director, Curl PEI, phone 902-368-4208, email: aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

2017-18 Season Startup Info, including schedule and rates

CURLING at the Cornwall Curling Club begins on October 16th for daytime curlers, and evening league play starts on October 23rd. The Junior Program begins on October 29th.

REGISTRATION / CURLING SCHOOL

Registration for returning members (including juniors) will be held on October 11th at the Club from 6:30pm  – 8:30 pm. This is your chance to secure your individual or team placement in our various leagues.

For team entry leagues priority will be given to teams with at least 3 returning members. New adult teams will be given second priority to fill open vacancies.  Junior teams will be added as space available, oldest teams first.  All team members must be 13 years of age as of June 30/17, or older to play in the evening draws. Please  indicate which draw your team wants to join at registration.

New member and general registration, as well as our FREE, no-obligation adult curling school, will be held on October 16th, 17th, and 18th at the club commencing at 6:30 P.MCurling School attendees are welcome to come any or all nights – there will be both new and continuing sessions each night. Junior curlers receive instruction as part of their regular curling program.

CORNWALL CORNFEST

In conjunction with Cornwall Cornfest, the Cornwall Curling Club will have an open house Sunday, Oct 15th from 1:00 -3:00 P.M.

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

If you know someone who would like to try curling, invite them to our free curling school on the evenings of October 16th, 17th and 18th at 6:30 P.M. With each new adult curler you recruit to join the club, you will receive a $20 gift certificate from the Cornwall Curling Club. 

MONDAY COMMERCIAL LEAGUE

Our commercial league operates on Monday nights from 8:30 – 10:30 P.M.

A company may register a team in the league. Various players can participate week to week.

JUNIOR INSTRUCTION

For the 2017-2018 season – junior instruction will take place on Sundays from 3:30 – 5:30 P.M. and Tuesdays  from 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. The club welcomes Ann Doucette as our new junior instructor.  We will be continuing with our U16 junior development league on Saturday mornings.

2017-2018 MEMBERSHIP RATES

 All memberships give you the opportunity to play in members-only tournaments and compete in provincial championships (entry fees are additional). You may also book practice time on Sundays at no cost when ice is available, and spare in any scheduled league without additional cost.

Payment terms for adult memberships are as follows: 50% payable on registration night and the remaining 50% payable by December 1st. Youth memberships are due upon registration.

Memberships may be paid by debit, credit card, cheque or cash. HST is extra. A $15 Curl PEI fee plus a $2 Curl Canada fee will be added to all adult and youth Memberships.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP RATES:

  • One Evening Draw per week $230
  • Two Daytime sessions per week $230
  • Adult Two Scheduled draws $340
  • Adult Unlimited Daytime $310
  • Adult Unlimited (Day and night) $370
  • Couple Unlimited $640
  • Commercial League $715
  • Full-time Student (19+) unlimited $250

 

YOUTH MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Little Rockers (ages 6-7)
  • One session Oct-Dec or Jan-Mar $55
  • For both sessions $95
  • Novice (8-12) & Juniors (13-20) $140 (two days per week)
  • Junior plus one evening draw $250*
  • Junior Development League $40

OTHER:

  • Social Memberships $50: attend club events, spare, curl club spiels (extra cost)
  • Non-Members “walk-on” fee per draw
    • Junior $5
    • Daytime/Evening $10 or 10 passes for $80
  • Locker Rentals $30 plus HST

SAVE THESE DATES!
(Special Events being held at our Club)

 Murphy’s Pharmacy Ladies Spiel: Nov. 17 & 18

 Masters Plus: Nov. 23 & 24

 Mixed Doubles: Nov. 25

Desjardins Stick Tournament: Dec. 2

 Curl PEI Tankard and Scotties: Jan. 3-9

 Kenmac Spiel: Jan. 12 & 13

 Club Travelers: Feb.23-26

 Curl PEI U13 Mar. 16-18

 Closing Spiel: Apr. 6 & 7

DRAWS & LEAGUES SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

  • Members Practice 1:00-3:30
  • Little Rocks (age 6-7) 3:30-4:15
  • Novice (age 8-12) 4:30-5:30

MONDAY – FRIDAY

  • Daytime Drop-In 10:00-12:00. It is a single entry draw with teams being made up each day.

MONDAY

  • Stick Curling 12:30-2:30
  • Junior Team Practice 3:30-6:00
  • Mixed Draw 6:30-8:30.

This is a fun non-competitive draw. It is a single entry draw. Teams are made up by the draw-master and changed every six weeks.

  • Commercial League 8:30-10:30. This is a fun non-competitive draw for company /organization sponsored teams. Players representing their company or organization can change or rotate from week to week.

TUESDAY

  • Stick Curling 12:30 – 2:30
  • Junior Team Practice 3:30-5:00
  • Novice Junior instruction 5:00-6:00
  • Evening Competitive League – 6:30-8:30 & 8:30-10:30

    

WEDNESDAY

  • Daytime Drop-In 10:00-12:00 (as available) and Daytime Competitive League overflow
  • Daytime Competitive League 12:30 – 2:30. This is a team entry draw for competitive daytime curlers.
  • Junior Team Practice 3:30-6:00
  • Ladder League 6:30-8:30 & 8:30-10:30. This is a team entry draw for semi-competitive teams.

 THURSDAY

  • Stick Curling 12:30-2:30
  • Junior Team Practice 3:30-5:30
  • Mixed Draw 6:30-8:30. This is single entry league with teams being made up by the draw-master and changed every 6 weeks.
  • Learn to Curl Part 2 8:30 to 10:30 P.M. and Mixed Draw overflow

FRIDAY

  • Stick Curling 12:30-2:30
  • Junior Team Practice 3:30-5:30

SATURDAY

  • Saturday Morning Junior League 9:00 – 11:00 (selected dates)

 

FRIDAY EVENING & SATURDAY

  • Open for ice rentals by individuals, groups, companies, organizations, etc. when not used for club events or provincial championships.

JUNIOR FUNDING

There is Kidsport and Jump Start funding available for qualifying families.  Contact the Club for details

VOLUNTEERS

The Club organizes events and spiels every year for the enjoyment of the membership. These spiels are organized completely by volunteers.

If interested in helping to volunteer for club events, please indicate on your registration form or speak to a board member at registration. The current list of board members can be found on the club website.

LOOKING FOR MORE INFO?

For Club operational hours and other information including upcoming events, ice rental, policies and constitution, please visit our website at CornwallCurling.com.

GOOD CURLING TO ALL!

 

Reminder: PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursary deadline is Sept. 30

 

This is a reminder that the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is offering four annual bursaries, for a total amount of $3000, with $1000 and $500 awarded annually to junior female curlers, and an equal amount to junior male curlers. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and passion for the game.

Application Deadline is September 30, 2017.

To be eligible to apply for a bursary, an applicant must be eligible to participate in the provincial junior playoffs for the coming year. Also, an applicant must be a full-time student at the university or college they are attending. An applicant can only be awarded one bursary.

Please submit your application form to Jerry Muzika, Chair, Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame, 46 Eagles Path Lane, York, PE, C0A 1P0 or to peicurlinghalloffame@gmail.com

The information provided will be kept confidential.

Click to download application form in Adobe PDF format

Click to download application form in MS Word format

Seeking a female junior teammate

Due to some team changes over the summer, one junior girls’ team is looking for a player, preferably one who is in the eligibility range for the 2019 Canada Winter Games i.e. born on or after July 1, 2000. Phone 902-940-2165 if you have a player who may be interested.

15 Year Old Looking for Team

Dylan Moase, who has been curling out of Summerside for the last 5 years, is looking for a curling team to join. He turns 15 in September. If you can help, contact Trevor Moase at trevormoase@pei.aibn.com.
 

Cornwall’s DeWolfe, Montague’s Roche among “For the Love of Curling” scholarship recipients (Curling Canada)

Some of Canada’s most promising student/athlete curlers will get a much-needed financial boost after being named recipients of the 2017 Curling Canada Foundation For the Love of Curling scholarships, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

2017 For the Love of Curling Scholarship recipients, top row, from left, Nicholas Bissonnette, Kira Brunton, Krysta Burns, Sarah Daniels. Middle row, from left, Donald DeWolfe, Rob Gordon, Sara Guy, Matthew Hall, Sarah Hoag. Bottom row, from left, Matthew Manuel, Brooks Roche, Megan Smith, Mackenzie Zacharias.

For the first time in the history of the scholarship program, there were 13 recipients — 10 received $1,000 scholarships funded by donations from curling fans and supporters of the Curling Canada Foundation, while three young women earned $1,100 scholarships thanks to a one-time grant of funds from the now-defunct Women’s World Curling Tour (WWCT).

The scholarships are in place to help young university or college students cover a portion of their education and curling costs during the 2017-18 school year.

“We couldn’t be happier to see these young curlers rewarded for their hard work — on the ice, in the classroom and in their communities,” said Peter Inch, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors and a member of the Selection Committee. “There were so many deserving recipients, and it made for some difficult decisions. At the same time, it was gratifying to see what kind of quality there is in the youth curling community; it fills me with optimism about the future of our sport.”

There were 70 applications received from across the country. The 2017-18 scholarship recipients are:

$1,100 scholarships

  • Krysta Burns, Sudbury, Ont. (Forensic Science, Laurentian University)
  • Sarah Daniels, Delta, B.C. (Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University)
  • Megan Smith, Sudbury, Ont. (Biomedical Biology, Laurentian University)

$1,000 scholarships

  • Nicholas Bissonnette, Sudbury, Ont. (Physical Education and Health, Laurentian University)
  • Kira Brunton, Sudbury, Ont. (Sport Psychology, Laurentian University)
  • Donald DeWolfe, Cornwall, P.E.I. (Sciences, Mount Saint Vincent University)
  • Rob Gordon, Winnipeg (Education, University of Winnipeg)
  • Sara Guy, Wahnapitae, Ont. (Nursing, Laurentian University)
  • Matthew Hall, Kitchener, Ont. (Honours Financial Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Sarah Hoag, Gravelbourg, Sask. (Pre-law, University of Regina)
  • Matthew Manuel, Halifax (Engineering, Dalhousie University)
  • Brooks Roche, Montague, P.E.I. (Environmental Design Studies/Masters of Architecture, Dalhousie University) 
  • Mackenzie Zacharias, Altona, Man. (Kinesiology, University of Manitoba)

The scholarship recipients were decided by a committee that looked at both academic and curling achievements, while showing a commitment to building the sport of curling through coaching/instructing and/or volunteer activities. Applicants needed to be enrolled full-time for at least two semesters at a Canadian university or college, in addition to being registered to compete for Canadian Team Ranking System points during the 2017-18 curling season.

The Selection Committee consisted of Inch, Curling Canada Chief Executive Officer Katherine Henderson, former Curling Canada Board Chair Fran Todd, 2010 Olympic silver-medallist Cheryl Bernard and former scholarship recipients Daniel Grant, Karsten Sturmay and Cathlia Ward.

“I was thrilled to be a part of the selection process and just so happy to see the legacy funds of the Women’s World Curling Tour used in this way,” said Bernard, who was one of the key proponents of the WWCT. “From my time as a young player, I know how challenging it was to compete at a high level while keeping my school commitments in mind, and I’m really pleased that this program is in place to make life a little easier for these athletes.”

The Curling Canada Foundation philanthropic program was introduced during the 2013-14 season to help junior curling and to support curling centres in Canada. Last season, donors invested almost $552,000 in the sport of curling to specifically support youth programs across Canada. The Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings program presented by Curling Canada, Curling 101-Try Curling, scholarships and grants to curling clubs are only made possible thanks to the generous support of the Canada’s curling community.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada.

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!