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Welcome to the Cornwall Curling Club, located in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada! Curling is great exercise and a lot of fun! Our club emphasizes the social and recreational aspects of the game  (although we’ve had Canadian champs and even a World champion!) and welcomes both new and experienced curlers. Check out the Info section of our website, or call, email or drop in to see what we have to offer, and why we should be your curling club. Note that we have members from all around Queens County, not just the Town of Cornwall, and boast more members than any other PEI curling facility.

The Cornwall Curling Club is ending the season, effective immediately

Dear Cornwall Curling Club Members:

Over the past 48 hours, unprecedented steps have been taken by the Federal and Provincial Governments in response to the Global COVID-19 pandemic. Today your Executive has reviewed the current environment and made the cautious decision to end the curling season effectively immediately and to close the Club (except to access lockers). 

This proactive measure is being taken in the best interest of our members, employees, guests, the general public, and our collective community health.

We understand that this is not how anyone wanted our season to end. We thank you for your understanding and for a great season of curling. The club will be open from 9 am to 8 pm, Monday, March 16th to Friday, March 20th for those who would like to pick up their equipment and personal items from their lockers.

We ask you to stay tuned for information regarding our year-end Annual General Meeting. We hope to be able to celebrate a great curling season as a part of the AGM,  and to acknowledge our league winners, along with our Club Provincial, National, and World competition representatives!

Latest news

Stick curling is more than a game for Cornwall members Ruth Stavert and Gloria Clarke (Guardian)

Stick curling is much more than wins and losses for a decorated duo from Cornwall. Ruth Stavert and Gloria Clarke have won eight of the 11 Maritime championships that have been played, but the sport’s impact on them goes much deeper. It has kept them active and having fun while building new relationships in retirement.

The Cornwall Curling Club team of Ruth Stavert, left, and Gloria Clarke won the women’s division of the recent Maritime Stick Curling Championships in Woodstock, N.B. - Contributed

“We all like to win, don't get me wrong. None of us would ever go out on ...

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Sore back? Your new home office may be to blame. Cornwall Club member Carrie Jones and UPEI's Active Living Lab can help! (CBC)

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, kitchens and living rooms across P.E.I. have been transformed into makeshift home offices.  To help Islanders working from home, UPEI's Active Living Lab is offering free appointments to receive online ergonomic assessments. Islanders can schedule an appointment with the lab online for a virtual assessment, said Carrie Jones, a kinesiologist with the lab.

Carrie Jones

"You want to keep your shoulders relaxed," she said. "Being uncomfortable is a sign that something's not right."  "You need your screen up at eye-height so you can keep your neck nice and straight and so that you're looking straight ahead and you ...

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Photo album from 1989-1992

You may recognize a lot more current and recent members as we move ahead to the years from 1989 to 1992. Click on an album page to view large, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead and back.  

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Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine, Manitoba teammates, to play women’s next season (Guardian)

NEW DOMINION, P.E.I. (by Jason Malloy) New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine and her teammates are staying together.

New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine won her second world junior curling gold medal on Feb. 22 in Russia. Submitted

The world junior championship-winning squad of skip Mackenzie Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess, second Emily Zacharias and lead Lenentine will all move up to women’s competition next season. Lenentine and Emily Zacharias both had junior eligibility left. “We knew that we had a really good season and we just kind of wanted to see what else we could do, so we made the decision to all move up,” ...

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An album of newspaper clippings

The PEI Guardian has always been good to us, running lots of great stories as well as our daily draw schedule over the years, plus incredible photos from recently-retired Guardian photographer Brian McInnis and others. Here's an album of newspaper clippings that will keep you busy reading and seeing what some current club members looked like a few years back, and lots of former members, too! And did you know we once had a bonspiel-opening mascot named "Cubby"? Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead and back,

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Cornwall’s Stavert/Clarke win Women’s Divison, Western's Hogan/Hackett make it to Open Div. semis at Maritime Stick Ch’ship in Woodstock NB

The Maritime Stick Curling Championships were held March 13-15 in Woodstock NB, with seven Island duos in attendance. Cornwall’s Ruth Stavert and Gloria Clarke won the Women’s Division, their eighth win in the eleven times it has been held, while Victor Hogan and Alvin Hackett from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton bowed out in the semi-final round of the Open Division, where teams can be any combination of male and/or female.  

Ruth Stavert (left) and Gloria Clarke, Women’s event winners

Three rinks — Gordon MacDonald and Floyd Stewart from Montague, Anne Barwise and Audrey Callaghan from the ...

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Photo Gallery - 1984 Fashion Show!

1984 was a very busy year at the Cornwall Curling Club, as we hosted the "Scott" provincial women's championship and the Maritime Firefighters. We also had to do a considerable amount of fundraising back then to get the club on a firm financial footing, and fundraising that season included a fall fashion show, a "roast", and compiling and selling a club cookbook. We found an album from the October fashion show, The photos are a little yellowed, but it's great to know that our members didn't just wear Lopi sweaters all the time! Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrows ...

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Club building now closing Thursday noon

After Dr. Heather Morrison's news conference Wednesday afternoon, in which it was recommended that only essential services remain open, it has now been decided to close the club for public access starting Thursday, March 19 at 12 noon. If you still need to get things at the Club, you can pick them  up until 8 this evening, or by noon on Thursday. If you are unable to make it by then, leave a phone message at (902) 566-4427, and we will get back to you and arrange for you to pick it up. We are doing our best to comply with ...

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Canadian Masters in Saint John area cancelled. PEI's reps were to have been Cornwall's Sandy and Bill Hope rinks

2020 Canadian Masters Curling Championships March 30 – April 5, 2020 Riverside Country Club, Rothesay, N.B. and TSA (Thistle St-Andrews) Curling Club, Saint John Website PEI Representatives were to be the Sandy Hope women's team and Bill Hope men's team, both from the Cornwall Curling Club. Update:  Regretfully we have had to cancel the 2020 Canadian Masters Curling Championship in Rothesay New Brunswick. As the COVID-19 situation has unfolded provinces and national associations have published stronger guidelines and taken more decisive action in a number of areas, including sporting events. It has become apparent that the rapidly evolving situation will continue to ...

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National Under 18 Curling Ch’ships Postponed indefinitely (Curling Canada)

(Cornwall's Katie Shaw rink are the PEI U18 Girls representatives for this event) Curling Canada’s final scheduled national curling championship, the 2020 Canadian Under-18 boys and girls championship, will be postponed indefinitely due to concerns of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it was announced by Curling Canada. The event was scheduled for April 20-25 in Sudbury, Ont.  Last week, Curling Canada also indefinitely postponed the national mixed doubles and seniors championships, which were scheduled for this week in Portage la Prairie, Man., as well as the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, which was to be played in Boucherville, Que., from April 25-30. “We’d like to thank ...

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Greg Groves and Kellie-Lynn Younker teams win final (abbreviated) round of Wed. Evening Ladder League

Play came to a halt after only four weeks of the seven-week final round of the Wednesday Evening Ladder League, but we have played more than half the games, and have clear winners, so we will be awarding the prizes to the winning team in each pool. We missed the chance to take the photos, though, and will be mailing out the prize certificates. The Greg Groves rink won the "A" Pool, sponsored by Clow's Red and White General Store in Hampshire, with a perfect 4-0 win-loss record. The Landon Warder team came second with a 3-1 record, with the ...

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Photos from 1982 - Montreal Trust bonspiel and April Club Ch'ship

(Does anybody recognize the skip in the yellow dress? She's still winning trophies!)

We wind up the tour of our opening season (1981-82, although there was no curling until 1982), with, it appears, a better camera, and photos from the Montreal Trust bonspiel and our Club Championship which happened in April. Trophies were popular back then - looks like almost everybody got one! Click a photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead and back.  

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Lost and Found!

When coming to clean out your locker, be sure to also check our Lost and Found section, in case there is something of yours in there, as we will be cleaning it out, too.  

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Update: Please clean out your lockers as soon as possible

Update: Please clean out your lockers as soon as possible

Before shutting the Club down for the season, we are now planning to do some cleaning and maintenance on our lockers later this week. Because of this, we are requesting that you come down and empty out your lockers as soon as possible. Thanks in advance!

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Photo album: Back to Day One - our opening bonspiel in January 1982!

In this album we go back to our opening bonspiel, which took place January 18-20 1982.  A highlight of the event was the official ribbon-cutting ceremony with David Miles representing the Village (now town) of Cornwall, along with MLA Gordon Lank (who became a long-time member of the Club, serving in many roles including President and Manager), and Club President Robert Burns.

Front (L-R): David Miles, Gordon Lank, Robert Burns

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World Junior Women's Champs, with Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine, staying together for next season

Team Zacharias, World Junior Women's Curling Champions, have announced that their team will be sticking together for the next season. The team includes New Dominion PEI's Lauren Lenentine, who is a member of the Cornwall Curling Club. https://twitter.com/TeamZacharias/status/1239621298659176448  

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More Photos from 1982-83 season

It's back to the Lopi sweater days of the 1982-1983 season for this album! Included are a few Bonspiels -- the Cornwall Shell Opening Bonspiel, the Gulf Vending Mixed and the Schwartz Mixed (with a man in a sharp Schwartz Spices red blazer!) and a $5 per couple Christmas party where Dino Dunsford was singing, introduced by a guy in a turtleneck (see if you recognize him - he's still around the Club!) Astute viewers of the ice house photos will note that we used to have five rows of lights. Apparently they were causing glare problems, so they were replaced ...

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Congrats to our Upstreet Craft Brewing Tuesday evening winning and finalist teams!

The Upstreet Craft Brewing Tuesday evening competitive league wrapped up last week, with the Kim Dolan rink (who are also PEI's Senior Women's champs!) winning the first place prize, while the Mark MacDonald foursome also finished in the winner's circle. Both teams will receive gift certificates from Upstreet Craft Brewing (we will get the prizes to the teams when we can)!

(L-R): Kim Dolan, Susan McInnis, Kathy O'Rourke, Julie Scales

(L-R): Mark MacDonald, Brad Gardiner, Wayne Goodwin, Garth Cudmore,

Thanks to all the teams who participated this year, to drawmaster Bill Hope, and a special thanks to ...

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Town of Cornwall suspends March Break events and Facility Bookings

In addition to the Cornwall Curling Club's announcement on Sunday that curling activities are now suspended for the season, our landlords, the Town of Cornwall, have made the following announcement: COVID 19 Update: In the best interest of safety for our residents, participants and staff, the Town will be suspending all programs and March Break events as well as any bookings at Town facilities until further notice.

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Photo Album with assorted pictures from 1989 to 2000

Now that we know that curling is over for the season, let's continue our look back on "days of yore" here at the Club, moving the timeline ahead a bit to start in 1989, a year when we rented the ice out in the summer for a figure skating camp. In the mix is a junior closing, some club spiels, some provincial championship curling, including the famous sign from 2000 when we hosted the "Tankard Final Eights" Provincial Men's Championship, becoming the first PEI curling ch'ship to charge admission, and also the first one to have a website and live ...

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The Cornwall Curling Club is ending the season, effective immediately

Dear Cornwall Curling Club Members: Over the past 48 hours, unprecedented steps have been taken by the Federal and Provincial Governments in response to the Global COVID-19 pandemic. Today your Executive has reviewed the current environment and made the cautious decision to end the curling season effectively immediately and to close the Club (except to access lockers).  This proactive measure is being taken in the best interest of our members, employees, guests, the general public, and our collective community health. We understand that this is not how anyone wanted our season to end. We thank you for your understanding and for ...

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Photo album from 1982/83

It's back to the corn brooms for this album from our early days! You may not recognize too many people, but it will give you an idea of all the fun that was had (and trophies that were won) back then!  Click on photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead/back.

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Photo album from 2002-2003: 20th Anniversary, Scots visit, Jr. Closing

In this album, we're skipping ahead to our 20th Anniversary celebrations in February 2002, along with some photos from the Scotties men's tour visit to here in 2003, and a "skate on the ice" Junior closing party from back then, too. Stay tuned -- our next album will return us to the early days! Click an image to view larger, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead/back.  

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Reminder: Club Closed Today (Sunday)

This is a reminder as per our previous announcement that our facilities are closed today, Sunday March 15th, with all curling instruction, leagues, and rentals cancelled for the day and evening. The Board of Directors will be holding an emergency meeting today to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and how our club will respond to such for the remainder of the season. We will update you following the meeting. We appreciate your understanding. This is not an easy process for the Board and staff. We appreciate your positive support as we move through this decision-making process.

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Album of Club photos from the days of corn brooms and film cameras!

Since we're taking a break from curling, it's a good time to take a trip back in time here at the Cornwall Curling Club, to the days when some curlers were still using corn brooms, and photos were taken with film cameras. We are cleaning out our old photo albums and will be scanning some, cleaning them up a bit (film colour dyes change and fade overtime) and posting them here. This first batch includes our early Club Presidents, including Ladies Presidents, back when there were separate men's and women's organizations, and some of our bonspiels from those days. Also ...

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We have 4 sheets of Jet Ice, a clubhouse and ice plant (with backup power generator) that were completely replaced in the 2010/2011 season, an Ice King scraper bought new in 2012, ice-house heating and dehumidification, and are wheelchair accessible right down to the ice surface. We have a well-stocked Pro Shop and bar, and access to upstairs banquet facilities.

We’re always looking for new members — stop by or check out our website, and find out why we should be your curling club!

Major Event Dates for 2019-2020 Season

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Brochure

Here’s a PDF copy of our Club Brochure, updated for the 2019-20 season so you can keep our information at hand. Feel free to print copies out and give them out to your friends, too!

For best results print double-sided, and fold to brochure size.

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Besides this website, which is designed to also work with your mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), you can also keep in touch with us on social media – click on the buttons at the upper right to connect with us via Twitter, Email, Facebook or RSS.  Our Club also has free wifi (ask at the bar for the password).

 

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Our curling facility gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Curling Canada, through its Curling Development Fund.


Notre installation de curling témoigne avec gratitude à Curling Canada sa reconnaissance du soutien financier accordé par l’intermédiare du Fonds de développement du curling.