Despite the event’s one-year hiatus, Team Red once again prevailed at the annual Your Independent Grocer Red vs Blue Celebration Spiel here at the Cornwall Curling Club, coming on strong in the final draw to grab a 781,000 to 737,000 point win over their Blue rivals, who lead throughout the week’s leadup events and right into the final draw of this event.
Thanks to our title sponsor Jonathan and his team at ‘Good’s Your Independent Grocer’, a hub of activity right here in Cornwall as everyone’s favourite stop for groceries and supplies!
Our weekend event was carefully planned by the Event Committee , including Lacey Gallant, Sharon Campbell, and Shauna McGill.
The committee also included Paul Neima, who was our amazing event Drawmaster (and as usual, sported some great Blue costumes, too)! Paul was super organized and so flexible in the face of constant change! Thank you Paul! Paul was supported by previous Drawmaster Ray Biagé. Thank you Ray for bringing your experience and suggestions with you.
We proceeded through the ‘Red and Blue~ Weekend Division’ with three cohorts of 32 curlers~ and this meant we could not all be together at one time as we could only have two of the three cohorts of 32 in the club at a time. While we were sad not to altogether, we certainly made the most of it!
It took much coordination and planning with the cohort separation and enhanced sanitizing rules this year resulting in a very busy weekend, but, by all reports, everyone had a blast!
Enjoying Sam’s Pizza!
Friday night curlers enjoyed a six-end game followed by some delicious pizza service~ which was provided in partnership with Sam’s Family Restaurant…. and was awesome!
Friday also included some Trivia fun with the one and only Trivia Master ~ Greg Lucas! Greg is truly a trivia rock star host and we thank him for spending the evening with us (and in some cases rushing along so we could make our cohort deadlines). Thanks Greg!
Saturday morning our curlers started the morning with a selection of freshly baked goods from Cornwall’s own Mary’s Bakery! The offerings, of course, included Mary’s legendary cinnamon rolls, as displayed here by Gary O’Sullivan, who was fortunate to win some at the prize table!
Lunch was a great meal of lasagna, Caesar salad and garlic bread!
The Club staff was kept busy with bar service and sanitization measures and we thank Al, Kelley, and Debby for their great service!
The Red and Blue banker for the weekend was Carlene Peters and she was kept busy as teams cashed in! Carlene was a huge asset in her role and this event cannot proceed without her calculations — a huge commitment.
Thank you to Angela Sanderson who helped, as she always does, in any and all the ways needed. Thank you to Ann Boswall and Debbie Rhodenhizer who, while not participating in the curling, spent a good part of their afternoon helping us with lunch service and cleaning!
Sharon, with Katie Shaw (right), who helped out Friday evening
Shauna (right) with Gloria Turner, who also helped out
There were many participants who jumped in when needed to help, including Gary O’Sullivan, David Fullerton, and Jennifer Lenentine, and we are so very thankful. Your support is what helps to offer a fun couple of days of curling for so many!
Brent (left) and Chris
Saturday afternoon Club President Chris MacDougall, offered a genuine thank you on behalf of the membership to our Club Ice Technician, Brent, for leading our ice maintenance team, which includes Danny Kneabone, Mitchell Schut, and Chase MacMillan, and providing us great ice conditions all season!
Chris also thanked our Club Manager, Lori, for her time and dedication to the club. Lori expressed that the club has such a wonderful membership, a hard-working Board of Directors, dedicated staff, amazing volunteers, and incredible support in our partners to be able to offer community recreation.
The door and winning-colour prizes were awesome and we are so grateful to all of our sponsors and members who donated items. Check out our photo gallery for lots of pictures of the prizes and winners!
Here’s a list of the many companies and members who donated prizes. Thanks to ALL of them for their support!
|Major Event Sponsor|
|Your Independent Grocer, Cornwall|
|Business Prize Donations|
|Murphy Hospitality Group|
|Gass’s Country Store|
|Clows Red and White|
|D.P Murphy Inc.|
|Anne of Green Gables Chocolates|
|T. Daniel Tweel Law Office|
|Culinary Institute of Canada|
|Source for Sports|
|Enwave – PEI Energy Systems|
|Countryview Golf Course|
|Member Prize Donations|
|Carl and Karen Currie|
On Friday night, we drew for a Junior membership. All Little Rockers, Novice, and Junior curlers who participated in the various Red and Blue events were entered. Congratulations to the winner, Ben Bradley!
On Saturday a draw was held for a 2021-22 adult membership. All adult curlers names who participated in the Red and Blue Stick Division, Daytime Division, and Weekend Division were entered. The winner was Club supporter and volunteer extraordinaire (and our banker for the event) Carlene Peters!