Save the dates: Bonspiels and Funspiels at Cornwall this season (updated)

Here is a list of bonspiels and funspiels coming at our Club this season. As always, dates are subject to change, and more events may be added. We will have more details on each of them as they approach.

 

The 7th annual Masters Plus event Nov. 21-22 attracts curlers from around the Maritimes, with a format that has three players age 60 and over and 1 player who is at least 55. Click for last year’s wrapup.

The Ladies Spiel on Nov. 23 is open to female curlers from all clubs. Click for last year’s wrapup.

Our popular Mixed Doubles Cashspiel, which takes 16 teams and fills up each year, goes on December 7. Click for last year’s wrapup.

The Kenmac Energy Bonspiel on January 17 and 18 is a popular team entry spiel hosted by a long-time sponsor. Click for last season’s wrapup.

Our Club Championships, where we determine our men’s and women’s entries for the provincial championships, will take place January 24 and 25. Click for last season’s wrapup.

Our Under 13 Funspiel, open to all curling clubs, is back, on Feb. 8, after a very successful 14 team event last season. Click for last season’s wrapup.

We are pleased to be hosting the Provincial Seniors Curling Championship, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 50+. from February 14 through 18. Click for last season’s event at the Silver Fox.

The Closing Spiel is our traditional “Red vs Blue” single entry fun event and will conclude our season on April 3rd and 4th. Click for last season’s wrapup.

SCHEDULE

  • Masters Plus: 21-22 November *
  • Ladies Spiel: 23 November *
  • Mixed Doubles Cashspiel: 7 December *
  • Kenmac Energy Bonspiel 17-18 January *
  • Club Championships 24-25 January
  • U13 Funspiel 8 February *
  • Provincial Seniors 14-18 February *
  • Closing Spiel 3-4 April

*  Open to other Clubs

Post last modified: Sep 21, 2019 @ 7:13 pm

50X50 Draw Changes for upcoming season, including “pay in advance” option

As was discussed at the Annual General Meeting, we are making changes to our 50X50 “Snowball” draw for adult members this season. In the past we had followed the practice of most places doing these draws by requiring you to sign in weekly. As well, you had to sign in yourself – no one else could sign in for you. This is generally done for the purpose of bringing you into a place of business more frequently so they can sell you more of whatever they sell. This doesn’t really apply to a curling club, where you normally visit only during your regular draw time. To be fair to all draw nights, we followed the practice of holding over the 50X50 draw to the following week in the event that one curling draw was cancelled due to weather or other circumstances, to ensure that everyone had an equal chance to sign in. When a draw was held over to a second week, only the members from the night that was missed signed in, as you can only sign in once for a draw, so the draw pot didn’t grow much the second week.

This year, you will be able to pay in advance for the entire season, and draws will be held EVERY week that there is curling — 25 weeks in total. Our weekly draw entry fee is $2, so you can pay $50 in advance to be covered for the entire season. As well, should you want to continue to sign in weekly, but can’t make it in to sign up on a particular week, you can have someone else put in a Toonie for you and sign the sheet on your behalf. The draw will be held every week, regardless of whether or not all draws are held that week.

Here’s how the weekly draw works, once the season gets underway:
There is a jar by the bar (if it’s not there, ask!), and a notebook by the jar. Chuck a Toonie in the jar, and print and sign your name in the notebook (or have someone else do these two things for you). If you bought the “season ticket” you don’t have to do anything – you will automatically be entered in each weekly draw.

 Each Thursday a name will be drawn from our list of the Club’s paid adult members. If it is YOUR name, and you were signed in that week (or have a “season ticket”), you win half the contents of the jar. If you did NOT sign in or have a season ticket, you would win NOTHING, and the money “snowballs” i.e. is carried over to the next week.

The pot continues to grow each week until a name is drawn AND the person is signed in. Draws will be held weekly during the curling season, except during the down-time between Christmas and New Year’s.
Sign-in weekly, have someone else pay and sign in for you, or buy the season ticket, and spare yourself the anguish of having your name drawn, but not being able to bring home the cash!

 

Post last modified: Sep 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Try curling, learn and/or sign up to curl at our 3 FREE No Obligation Adult Curling School sessions Oct 15-17.

We’ve got three No Cost/No Obligation opportunities coming up for adults to give curling a try and/or learn to curl!

Open House, Curling School and New Members Registration Evenings

Our FREE, no obligation, adult Learn to Curl sessions will take Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings Oct 15-17 from 6:30 to 8:30 or so. Come any one, any two, or all three nights! We will have both new and continuing classes each night, as well as basic demonstrations. Wear loose-fitting or stretchy pants, a light jacket, gloves, and bring clean sneakers. Everything else you need will be provided.

New members’ registration for adults will take at the same time, and Board of Directors members and staff will be available to answer any questions you may have. It’s also an Open House, so, if you’re curious, just stop by, ask any questions you may have, and have a look around (be sure to check out the bar!). Curlers may also register online at any time beginning October 7 at CornwallCurling.com/registration

Please note that these Curling School sessions are for adult curlers only. Junior curlers receive  instruction as part of their regular program, which begins on Oct. 27. Watch for another post with information on our Junior program.

Evening league curling starts the week of  Oct. 21st.

 

Post last modified: Sep 21, 2019 @ 10:47 am

Members: Recruit New Members, and get a Gift Certificate!

Club Members: if you know of someone who would like to try curling, invite them to our free adult curling school and demonstration on the evenings of October 15th, 16th and 17th! For each new adult curler that you helped to join our Club, you will receive a $20 gift certificate for use at the Club!

Post last modified: Sep 19, 2019 @ 5:28 pm

How to register for curling – both online and in-person options available


This will be the second season for our online registration system, available starting October 7 at CornwallCurling.com/registration. As well, we have our traditional registration nights where you can register in person, with Board Members and Staff available to answer any questions you may have. We also take cash and cheques in addition to credit/debit on those nights and can set up adult membership payments so you can pay in two installments, with the first half due immediately, and the second due by December 1st.

All curlers, including “Daytime Only”, are encouraged to register online to speed things up for those who choose to register in person on registration nights, and to save work for our staff who would have to enter the information in the system from the paper registration forms, meaning that the in-house registration will take longer than in previous years.

In-person Returning Adult Members’ Registration is Wednesday, October 9th.

In-person registration for returning adult members (including those returning to the Junior Plus) takes place on October 9th at the Club from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This is your chance to secure your placement in our various leagues. For team-entry leagues, priority will be given to entries with at least three returning members. New adult teams will be given first priority to fill open vacancies, and junior teams will be added as space is available. All team members must be 13 years of age or older in order to play in the evening draws.

New Adult Member and New and Returning Junior registration will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16th starting at 6:30. New Adult Member Registration will also take place on Oct. 15 and 17 during curling school.

New members/teams will be able to fill any unclaimed spots after October 10 (we can take online entries, and confirm them later). In-house new member registration will take place at the Club at the same time as our free, no-obligation, adult curling school / curling demonstrations which will be held on October 15th, 16th, and 17th starting at 6:30 pm. Board Members will be available after each night’s curling school to answer any questions those attending the school may have, and to help with signup should they choose to become Club members.

 

Post last modified: Sep 19, 2019 @ 4:25 pm

Welcome to the 2019-2020 season! Daytime curling starts Oct. 14, FREE adult curling lessons begin Oct. 15, Leagues start Oct. 20


It’s almost time to curl here at the Cornwall Curling Club! We welcome new members, from those who have never curled before, to experienced curlers who are looking to join our vibrant Club here in our modern facility at the Cornwall Civic Centre. We welcome members from all over PEI, not just from the Cornwall area, and, although we emphasize the recreational aspects of curling, have also had teams and curlers who have won Provincial, Canadian, and even World titles.

Curling starts Oct. 14

Icemaking will begin by the end of September, with ice available for use on Monday, October 14. Our very popular daytime “Drop In” curling from 10 am to noon Monday through Friday (Wednesday will be subject to available sheets when out team league gets going) will begin at that time, with teams made up each day from the players who are there. Both members and walk-on “pay per play” curlers are welcome, with walk-on rates of $10 per game, or 10 game passes for $80. Junior walk-on rates are $5 per game/ HST is included in walk-on rates.

Free Learn to Curl Oct. 15, 16, 17

Starting on Tuesday Oct. 15 beginning at 6:30 pm and continuing for three evenings will be our FREE, no-obligation adult Learn to Curl sessions. Curlers can come any one, two, or all three nights – there will be both new and continuing classes each evening. Wear loose or stretchy pants and a light jacket, and bring clean sneakers — everything else is provided. These evening sessions are for adult curlers, with younger curlers receiving instruction in our Junior Instructional Program, with a money back guarantee for juniors who try it but choose not to continue after a few weeks. 

League Play begins Oct. 20 or Oct. 21

Our evening league play begins, if the curlers choose, with our Mixed Doubles league on Sunday Oct. 20th from 6:30 to 8 pm. The league may also wait until October 27 to begin. Anyone wanting to play should register and indicate which start date they prefer. Most of our other leagues will start beginning the week of Monday Oct. 21. The Daytime league starts later, with the date to be determined.

Individual entry mixed curling, where new teams are made up every seven weeks, takes place Monday and Thursday evenings, semi-competitive team curling is available with our Wednesday evening Ladder League, and our competitive team curling league goes on Tuesday evenings. Weekday draw times are at 6:30 and 8:30 pm. We also have a “Commercial League” on Mondays at 8:30 pm, where a fixed membership fee is paid for the year, and teams can use different players each week if they want, to accommodate work schedules, etc.

Junior curling program starts Oct. 27, preceded by a Fun Day on the 20th

Our Junior Instructional Program kicks off with our FREE Intro to Curling Fun Day for ages 5-12 on Oct. 20 from 1-3 pm. Our regular instruction starts October 27, and will run on Sundays from 1-2 pm for Little Rockers (age 6-7), and from 2-3 pm for Novice (age 8-12), as well as on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm for Novice. Please arrive 15 minutes early to warm up. Juniors curlers (age 13-20) who have completed the instructional program are invited to schedule team practices Monday to Friday after school.

Junior Development League on Saturday Mornings

We will be continuing with our Under 16 Junior Development League on selected Saturday mornings. If you know of any teams for Cornwall or other clubs that are interested, please have them email Kellie-Lynn Younker, Junior Coordinator at cornwalljuniorcurling@eastlink.ca

Stick Curling 

We are PEI’s most active Stick Curling facility and last season we hosted both the Maritime and the Canadian Stick Championships. Stick curling is a two-person sport, with similarities to Mixed Doubles, and can be played by anyone, including those with mobility challenges, as you use a delivery stick from a standing position instead of a traditional hack delivery. We have even had wheelchair curlers play in Stick events here – our facility is accessible right down to the ice level. Stick curling goes weekday afternoons except for Wednesdays when the Daytime Team League is running. from 12:30 to 2:30. Stick curlers are also welcome to participate in our regular leagues and bonspiels, and in most provincial championships.

Info on Registration, Rates, etc. coming soon!

Stay tuned for information on Registration, including our Online Registration and Payment System, which opens October 7, our low Membership Rates, our schedule of Bonspiels and Events, our Commercial League,  and more details on our Curling Lessons and other events, as they approach. We will also update you on changes to our 50X50 draw!

Stick with us, and find out why we should be your curling club! And, if you’re a returning member, welcome back! You can find us online at CornwallCurling.com, and on Facebook and Twitter @cornwallcurling.

Post last modified: Sep 21, 2019 @ 11:15 am

Application deadline is Sept. 30 for annual PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is proud to offer four bursaries annually to female and male junior curlers pursuing their post-secondary education.

Bursaries

Bursaries for the 2019/20 academic year will be offered as follows:

  • Two $1,000 bursaries, awarded to one female and one male junior curler
  • Two $500 bursaries, awarded to one female and one male junior curler

 

Eligibility

To apply for a bursary, an applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Prince Edward Island
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at a university or college in the 2019/20 academic year
  • Be eligible to participate in the 2019/20 Prince Edward Island provincial junior playoffs
  • Demonstrate a genuine financial need

 

Criteria and Conditions

  • Applicants will be selected based on their:
    • curling achievements and development
    • passion for the game
    • community involvement
    • financial need
  • Only one bursary can be awarded to any individual applicant
  • All information provided will be kept private and confidential

 

How to Apply

Please complete and submit the application form (below) and supporting documents to peicurlinghalloffame@gmail.com

Applications may also be mailed to:

Jerry Muzika, Chair

Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame

46 Eagles Path Lane,

York PE C0A 1P0

Application deadline: midnight (Atlantic Time) on September 30, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Successful applicants will be notified no later than November 30, 2019.

Bursary Application Form in Microsoft Word format

Bursary Application Form in Adobe PDF format

 

Post last modified: Sep 17, 2019 @ 7:07 am

New email news mailout system

 

Our CornwallCurling.com news is available by a number of ways, including our website, on Twitter @cornwallcurling, via our RSS feed, on our Facebook page, and by email. Due to problems with the emailing software we have been using, we have switched to a new program, and this will be the last message you receive via the old one.

If you are a current subscriber, you should have received an email inviting you to follow CornwallCurling.com’s email list. If you want to continue as a subscriber, click on the “Accept Invitation” button in the email. If you don’t want to continue, do nothing.

If you did not receive an email, or have not subscribed before, look for the “Subscribe to CornwallCurling news via Email” prompt on the sidebar of CornwallCurling.com and enter your email address. You will see a prompt saying “Success! An email was just sent to confirm your subscription. Please find the email now and click ‘Confirm Follow’ to start subscribing.” Follow the instructions and you will be subscribed. You can unsubscribe at any time using a link at the bottom of each email message.

Post last modified: Sep 16, 2019 @ 5:11 pm

Lavoie and Sinnett teams win U21+ Slam at Curl Moncton, Cornwall’s Ferguson, Shaw bow out in quarter-finals

Cornwall Curling Club teams skipped by Lauren Ferguson and by Katie Shaw competed at Curl Moncton this weekend in the U21+ Aquarius Slam event. The Ferguson rink finished round-robin play with a 1-3 win-loss record and lost to Fredericton’s Justine Comeau foursome (3-1) in the 3rd vs 6th place quarter-final, while Shaw lost to the eventual champions, Équipe Lavoie from the Victoria/Jacques and Cartier/Etchemin clubs from Quebec in the 1st vs 8th place quarter-final game. The Lavoie team went undefeated in the event.

In the Junior Men’s section, the Chase Sinnett team from the Broomstones Curling Club in Massachusetts went undefeated, coming from behind in the final with an 8-6 win over the Graeme Weagle rink from Chester NS. Curl Moncton’s Josh Nowlan squad, coached by Summerside native Daryell Nowlan, lost 5-3 to Sinnett in the semi-finals.

Live results at https://juniorslamseries.com/live-scores/?fbclid=IwAR3KP2jqJBwvBhkrKVbuXvkIujxSAHAxEbmH-KffsMSEUx0S_cBSqPq6pcY

(L-R) Lauren Ferguson, Sydney Howatt,
Kristie Rogers, Rachel O’Connor. Coach Pat Quilty not in photo.

(L-R) Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Meghan Sherren (missing from photo), Lexie Murray, coach David Murphy (missing from photo)

 

Post last modified: Sep 15, 2019 @ 7:25 pm

Board of Directors, Committee Chairs for 2019-2020 season

Here are the Board of Directors members and Committee Chairs for our 2019-2020 season:

  • President – Bryan Sutherland
  • Vice President – 
  • Secretary – Kellie-Lynn Younker
  • Treasurer – Jennifer Lenentine
  • Memberships and Draws – Doug Campbell
  • Bonspiels and Socials – Lacey Gallant and Laurie Kelly
  • Developmental Programs – Peter Murdoch
  • Facilities – Greg Groves
  • By-Laws – Amanda MacIntosh
  • Fundraising – Chris MacDougall
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Etta Reid
  • Daytime Representative – 
  • Past President, Curl PEI Representative, Nominating Committee – Gary O’Sullivan

Feel free to contact a Board member with your questions, comments or concerns!

Post last modified: Sep 15, 2019 @ 4:46 pm

Cornwall’s Ferguson and Shaw teams playing in 8:30 am quarter-finals at U21+ Slam event at Curl Moncton

Cornwall Curling Club teams skipped by Lauren Ferguson and by Katie Shaw are competing at Curl Moncton this weekend in the U21+ Aquarius Slam event. The Ferguson rink finished round-robin play with a 1-3 win-loss record and will take on Fredericton’s Justine Comeau foursome (3-1) in the 3rd vs 6th place quarter-finals at 8:30 this morning, while Shaw (0-4) will take on 1st place Équipe Lavoie  (3-1) from the Victoria/Jacques and Cartier/Etchemin clubs from Quebec in the 1st vs 8th place game. The winners will advance to 11:30 am semi-finals. The championship and consolation finals go at 3 pm.

Shaw was trailing 4-0 after the 4th end break in her opener against Ferguson, but fought back with three singles in the second half, losing 4-3.

In the men’s section, Curl Moncton’s Josh Nowlan rink, coached by Summerside native Daryell Nowlan, is tied for second with a 3-2 win-loss record going into the playoff round. Team Weagle from Chester is undefeated at 5-0.

Live results at https://juniorslamseries.com/live-scores/?fbclid=IwAR3KP2jqJBwvBhkrKVbuXvkIujxSAHAxEbmH-KffsMSEUx0S_cBSqPq6pcY

(L-R) Lauren Ferguson, Sydney Howatt,
Kristie Rogers, Rachel O’Connor. Coach Pat Quilty not in photo.

(L-R) Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Meghan Sherren (missing from photo), Lexie Murray, coach David Murphy (missing from photo)

 

Post last modified: Sep 15, 2019 @ 7:19 pm

Cornwall’s Ferguson and Shaw rinks competing in Slam event at Curl Moncton this weekend

Cornwall Curling Club teams skipped by Lauren Ferguson and by Katie Shaw are at Curl Moncton this weekend competing in the U21+ Aquarius Slam.

Live results at https://juniorslamseries.com/live-scores/?fbclid=IwAR3KP2jqJBwvBhkrKVbuXvkIujxSAHAxEbmH-KffsMSEUx0S_cBSqPq6pcY

Lauren Ferguson, Sydney Howatt
Kristie Rogers, Rachel O’Connor, coach Pat Quilty (not in photo)

Team Katie Shaw: Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Meghan Sherren (missing from photo), Lexie Murray, coach David Murphy (missing from photo)

Post last modified: Sep 15, 2019 @ 4:49 pm

Deadline is Sept. 15 to sign up for 2020 Canadian Women’s Friendship Tour to Scotland

 

 

Information from the Tour Captain:

The 2020 Canadian Women’s Curling Friendship Tour to Scotland will take place in November 2020. This will be the 65th Anniversary of this International Tour.
In December 2018, Curling Canada accepted the Royal Caledonia Curling Club’s invitation to participate in this Tour. Furthermore, in January 2019, I accepted Curling Canada’s nomination to be the Tour Captain.
Since then I have researched various aspects of the Tour and have worked with the Tour’s Scottish co-ordinators to lay the foundation of a magnificent tour as best we could at this early date. Here is an outline of what has been determined so far:
Tour: Number of Participants: 24
Dates: Thursday, November 5th to Friday, November 27th, 2020.
Travel Arrangements: The tour will leave from and return to Toronto. Each Team member will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs to Toronto.
Travel Insurance: Team members will be responsible for their own travel insurance.
Tour Cost: Given that it is more than a year away it is challenging to provide a precise cost of the Tour. However, at this stage, it is estimated at $6,000.
Included in this projected cost are:
• Airfare (Canada to Scotland and return);
• Land costs while in Scotland (Coach travel);
• Accommodations (a combination of home hosting and hotel – with hotel stays – this decision will be made by the Team Members);
• Team Clothing (on-ice uniforms and off-ice clothing);
• Social events (sightseeing and banquets);
• Curling equipment;
• Tour pins (2) and Bannerettes; and
• Special gifts.

Tour Itinerary: 20-22 games will be played in various Scottish curling clubs and centres. A proposed itinerary has been presented to the Scottish Organizing Committee. The schedule will provide for “free time” for a little sightseeing and shopping along the tour.
Tour Trophy: The Muriel Fage Trophy will be presented to the winning team at the end of the Tour. Team Scotland are the defending champions!
Should you require any clarification or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
Finally, I look forward to meeting and working with each member of the Canadian Team as we formulate plans for this exciting Curling Friendship Tour to Scotland.
Yours in Curling,
Catherine Hughes, Captain
2020 Canadian Women’s Curling Friendship Tour to Scotland
514-366-4584
Catherine.hughes@mcgill.ca

How to apply:

Application forms and participant agreements (below, in MS Word format) are to be submitted to the applicable Member Association (MA), which on Prince Edward Island is Curl PEI, 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown PE C1E 1E6, by the due date. 

The MA will rank the applications and submit them to Curling Canada by October 1st, 2019.

Participant Agreement:

2) 2020 Women’s Tour to Scotland_ For Info _Selection Process and Participant’s Agreement

Application Form:

3) 2020 Women’s Tour to Scotland _ Application

 

Post last modified: Sep 15, 2019 @ 4:50 pm

Lauren Lenentine among 2019 “For the Love of Curling” scholarship recipients (Curling Canada)

Some of Canada’s up-and-coming curling athletes will get a little financial breathing room after being named recipients of the 2019 Curling Canada For the Love of Curling scholarships, Curling Canada announced today. 

 

Lauren Lenentine.
Photo credit: Edgy Sport Images

Among the recipients is Lauren Lenentine, from New Dominion, P.E.I., who got her start here at the Cornwall Curling Club, and will be in the Science program at the University of Manitoba for the upcoming scholastic year. Lauren is curling this season on a Winnipeg team skipped by Mackenzie Zacharias, and including Lauren’s former Nova Scotia teammate Karlee Burgess, and fellow recipient Emily Zacharias.

Top row, from left, Skylar Ackerman, Émile Asselin, Chantele Broderson, Bella Croisier, Émilia Gagné. Bottom row, from left, Lauren Lenentine, Paige Papley, Wil Robertson, Desmond Young, Emily Zacharias.

A total of 62 applications were received from across Canada for the scholarships, which are one of the highlighted initiatives of Curling Canada’s philanthropic program.

A selection committee then took on the difficult task of whittling that list of deserving applicants to the 10 recipients announced today.

“I was extremely proud to be part of this process, and while it was difficult to narrow the list down to the 10 recipients, it was also encouraging to learn more about such an amazing group of young athletes,” said Maureen Miller, Chair of the Curling Canada Board of Governors and a member of the selection committee. “As a sport, I can tell you that we are in good hands going forward. We have extremely talented young curlers, but just as importantly, they are exceptional citizens within their communities.”

The 2019-20 scholarship recipients are:

  • Skylar Ackerman, Chamberlain, Sask. (Science/Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan)
  • Émile Asselin, L’Île Bizard, Que. (Masters-Physiotherapy, University of Montreal)
  • Chantele Broderson, Lacombe, Alta. (Education, University of Alberta)
  • Bella Croisier, Sudbury, Ont. (Forensic Sciences, Laurentian University)
  • Émilia Gagné, Alma, Que. (Doctorate-Pharmacy, Laval University)
  • Lauren Lenentine, New Dominion, P.E.I. (Science, University of Manitoba)
  • Paige Papley, Edmonton (Earth and Atmospheric Science, University of Alberta)
  • Wil Robertson, Moncton (Political Science/Great Books, St. Thomas University)
  • Desmond Young, Banff, Alta. (Science/Kinesiology, University of Alberta)
  • Emily Zacharias, Altona, Man. (Science/Kinesiology, University of Manitoba)

The scholarship program is an investment in Canada’s curling community, with applicants being assessed on their academic accomplishments and aspirations, their curling achievements and, finally, their volunteer contributions within the community. The successful recipients will utilize the award to cover a portion of their education and curling costs during the 2019-20 school year.

To be eligible for consideration an applicant needs 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 2019-20 curling season.

The selection committee comprised Miller, Curling Canada Chief Executive Officer Katherine Henderson, longtime curling coaches Jeff Hoffart and Adam Kingsbury, and former For the Love of Curling scholarship recipients Kaitlyn Jones, Kristen Streifel and Karsten Sturmay.

Streifel, in fact, contributed $1,200 to Curling Canada’s philanthropic program by participating in the 2019 Women of Curling Calendar.

The Curling Canada philanthropic program was introduced during the 2013-14 season to help junior curling and to support curling centres in Canada. Last season, donors invested $494,755 in the sport of curling to support youth programs across Canada. The Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings program presented by Curling Canada, Curling 101-Try Curling, Hit Draw Tap presented by Tim Hortons, and For the Love of Curling scholarships are only made possible thanks to the generous support of Canada’s curling community.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada.

Post last modified: Aug 27, 2019 @ 3:36 pm

Free Cornwall Junior Intro to Curling Fun Day on Oct. 20

The Cornwall Curling Club welcomes youth age 5-12 to attend their FREE “Intro to Curling Fun Day” on Sunday October 20 from 1-3 pm at the Club on 29 Cornwall Road. 

The event will include Games, Prizes, Snacks, and Curling Instruction. Pre-register by emailing cornwalljuniorcurling@eastlink.ca with attendee’s name and date of birth, and you will receive a confirmation email and event details.

Post last modified: Aug 25, 2019 @ 8:39 am

Berry team win annual Club golf tourney

It was a perfect day for the Cornwall Curling Club’s annual nine hole, best ball golf tournament today at Countryview Golf Club. The teams played a standard “scramble” format, except that the 9th hole had to be played with nine-irons only, except for the green, where a provided curling broom had to be used. Greg Groves managed to sink the putt on the first shot.

Greg Groves and Paul Durant celebrating Greg’s putt. Paul doesn’t look too disappointed that he didn’t get to try!

Back in the Clubhouse, after a meal of burgers and fries, the scores were tallied, with the foursome of (L-R) John and Shirley Berry, Donald Weeks, and Kimball Blanchard coming in first by a single stroke, and getting first pick of the prize table.

Next up were the closest to the pin and long drive awards.

Jean Anderson won the ladies closest to the pin (hole 2)

Brent Irving won the men’s longest drive, for hole 4

Shirley Berry won the women’s, for hole 7.

Paul Durant won the men’s closest to the pin (hole 8)

Now, back to the team prizes. There was a tied score for second place, between the Brent Irving and Greg Groves teams, with the Groves threesome, which also included Paul Durant and Derek MacEwen, winning after retrogression rules were applied. 

Team Irving (L-R): George Younker, Brent Irving, Angela Sanderson, Rob Gallant

Other teams in order were the Gary O’Sullivan foursome, followed by the Chris MacDougall team, then the Bill Hope squad, and the “Most Honest” team, the Cornwall women’s club champions from last season, captained by Kim Nicholson.

Thanks to organizer Gary O’Sullivan, the prize sponsors, and the Countryview Golf Club for another great event!

 

Post last modified: Jun 15, 2019 @ 9:50 pm

Shotgun start rosters for today’s (Sat.) Golf Tourney at Countryview

Here is the “shotgun” start (all teams start at once, from separate holes) for the Cornwall Curling Club’s 19th annual 9 Hole Best Ball golf tournament at Countryview Golf Club, Route 19 in Fairview. All players are required to be there by 8:30 am this Saturday, June 15, to review the rules and allow time to make your way to your respective tees by 9 am tee-off time.

Current forecast:

Clearing. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind southwest 20 km/h. High 23 except 16 along parts of the coast. Humidex 25. UV index 7 or high.

This is a 9 hole  “best ball” scramble format, which means you have to use two tee shots from each player before you reach the 9th hole. Each player will tee off, and you will then decide whose shot to use for that hole. Following the tee shot, each player will hit from where the “best” ball from the team landed, and you will continue to do this until a ball is in the hole.

Special 9th hole rules :

Since it is the “9”th hole, you will only be using a 9 iron until it’s time to putt. When you reach the 9th hole, you will have to choose which player will hit off the tee (with a 9 iron). Players will then shoot in turn (with 9 irons) until you are on the green. Once you are on the green, you will go back to the best ball “scramble” format. When putting, you are required to use the designated putter, which is a curling broom! You must putt with the broom brush side down. Please leave the broom at the side of the green for the next team.

As well as overall winners and door prizes (you have to be present at draw time to win these) there will be prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, and 9th hole.

Cornwall Curling Club Scramble 15 June 2019
Shotgun Start 0900 hrs
                 
Hole 1 Gary O’Sullivan       Hole 6      
  David Younker              
  Marg Stewart              
  Jean Anderson              
                 
                 
Hole 2 Kim Nicholson       Hole 7      
  Jean Sinclair              
  Darlene Howlett              
  Rob Gallant              
                 
                 
Hole 3 Chris MacDougall       Hole 8 John Berry    
  Sharon Campbell         Shirley Berry    
  Roy Coffin         Kimball Blanchard    
  Arleen Harris         Donald Weeks    
                 
                 
Hole 4 Greg Groves       Hole 9 Brent Irving    
  Lori Fitzpatrick         Angela Sanderson    
  Jamie Fitzpatrick         George Younker    
  Derek MacEwen         Alan Mason    
                 
          Ladies Closest to the Pin Hole 2  
Hole 5 Bill Hope       Men’s Longest Drive Hole 4    
  Sandy Hope       Ladies Longest Drive Hole 7    
  George Piercey       Men’s Closest to the Pin Hole 8  
  Rebecca Rolfe       Hole 9 Special Putter    
Post last modified: Jun 15, 2019 @ 6:33 am

Club set to renew lease agreement with Town of Cornwall

Cornwall Town Council met last evening with the incoming executive of the Cornwall Curling Club to discuss their continuing collaboration with the Club as they renew their lease agreement with the Town. With over 300 members, the curling club is the largest in the province and it is a leading source of sports tourism in the Town. 


Here is Cornwall Councillor Corey Frizzell (left), congratulating new Cornwall Curling Club President Bryan Sutherland on his recent appointment.

(Info from Councillor Corey Frizzell Facebook page)

Post last modified: Jun 13, 2019 @ 6:53 am

Shotgun start rosters for Saturday’s Golf Tourney at Countryview

Here is the “shotgun” start (all teams start at once, from separate holes) for the Cornwall Curling Club’s 19th annual 9 Hole Best Ball golf tournament at Countryview Golf Club, Route 19 in Fairview. All players are required to be there by 8:30 am this Saturday, June 15, to review the rules and allow time to make your way to your respective tees by 9 am tee-off time. Current forecast for Saturday is for a comfortable 18 degree high and only a 30% chance of showers.

If you can’t make it or want to be added to the Spare list, contact Gary O’Sullivan at bantamgary@gmail.com or 902-388-0592. 

Here are the rules from previous years (always subject to change):

This is a 9 hole  “best ball” scramble format, which means you have to use two tee shots from each player before you reach the 9th hole. Each player will tee off, and you will then decide whose shot to use for that hole. Following the tee shot, each player will hit from where the “best” ball from the team landed, and you will continue to do this until a ball is in the hole.

Special 9th hole rules :

Since it is the “9”th hole, you will only be using a 9 iron until it’s time to putt. When you reach the 9th hole, you will have to choose which player will hit off the tee (with a 9 iron). Players will then shoot in turn (with 9 irons) until you are on the green. Once you are on the green, you will go back to the best ball “scramble” format. When putting, you are required to use the designated putter, which is a curling broom! You must putt with the broom brush side down. Please leave the broom at the side of the green for the next team.

As well as overall winners and door prizes (you have to be present at draw time to win these) there will be prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, and 9th hole.

Cornwall Curling Club Scramble 15 June 2019
Shotgun Start 0900 hrs
                 
Hole 1 Gary O’Sullivan       Hole 6      
  David Younker              
  Marg Stewart              
  Jean Anderson              
                 
                 
Hole 2 Kim Nicholson       Hole 7      
  Jean Sinclair              
  Darlene Howlett              
  Rob Gallant              
                 
                 
Hole 3 Chris MacDougall       Hole 8 John Berry    
  Sharon Campbell         Shirley Berry    
  Roy Coffin         Kimball Blanchard    
  Arleen Harris         Donald Weeks    
                 
                 
Hole 4 Greg Groves       Hole 9 Brent Irving    
  Lori Fitzpatrick         Angela Sanderson    
  Jamie Fitzpatrick         George Younker    
  Derek MacEwen         Alan Mason    
                 
          Ladies Closest to the Pin Hole 2  
Hole 5 Bill Hope       Men’s Longest Drive Hole 4    
  Sandy Hope       Ladies Longest Drive Hole 7    
  George Piercey       Men’s Closest to the Pin Hole 8  
  Rebecca Rolfe       Hole 9 Special Putter    
Post last modified: Jun 11, 2019 @ 2:18 pm

Reminder to sign up for our annual Best Ball Golf Tourney on June 15 at Countryview

Sign up now for our annual nine-hole, Best Ball Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 15 at beautiful Countryview Golf Club, Route 19 in Fairview. You can sign up by contacting Gary O’Sullivan at bantamgary@gmail.com or 902-388-0592. Teams will be balanced as much as possible to accommodate all experience levels (including none at all!). The best ball/scramble format makes it fun for everyone! Please include your phone number, and golf handicap (if you know what that is). The tournament is followed by lunch and prizes (very few go home empty-handed).
Cost is $40 a player, or $20 for Countryview members (last year’s info, subject to confirmation for this year). Arrive by 8:30 am for the shotgun start at 9.

 

 

Post last modified: Jun 8, 2019 @ 1:25 pm

Roadbuilders catering a success once again!

Thanks to everyone who helped out again this year at our lobster and steak catering event for the PEI Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association. The upstairs hall was filled to capacity, and the downstairs bar was busy too, and by all reports, the Association and attendees were VERY pleased with the event, which we cater annually as a Club fundraiser.

Here are some photos (click to enlarge):

 

Post last modified: Jun 7, 2019 @ 11:03 am

Deadline is June 10 for Curl PEI Curling Promotion Coordinator – Youth Position (8-week summer position)

Curl PEI is hiring!

Curling Promotion Coordinator – Youth Position

Overview:

This individual will help promote the sport of curling to help build membership through public events, marketing materials, and personal engagement with groups and individuals. This person will be expected to plan, organize, and track activities and travel across PEI.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the scheduling of summer Street Curling events
  • Assist with the production of marketing materials to be used during the various events
  • Promote the sport of curling using Street Curling and Floor Curl equipment
  • Provide basic curling instruction directly to the general public and children during various events
  • Set up and tear down the display at each event

Preferred Skills:

  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Ability to organize, control and generate enthusiasm in a group of 20-30 children
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Experience teaching or coaching elementary aged children in a sport, camp, daycare, or school setting is an asset
  • Experience delivering public presentations is an asset
  • Knowledge of the sport of curling is an asset, but not a requirement

Special Requirements:

  • Valid drivers license
  • Access to a vehicle is required for this position
  • Must travel to events across the Island (compensated for travel)
  • Successful completion of a criminal record check (vulnerable sector) is required prior to starting employment
  • Non-standard hours may be required

This is an 8-week position; 30 hours per week.

Applicants must be between 15-30 years of age and legally able to work in Canada.

Anticipated start date is June 24, 2019.

Applications accepted via email (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca) until June 10.

Thank you to all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is supported by the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program.

Amy Duncan

Executive Director, Curl PEI

Tel: 902-368-4208

Post last modified: Jun 6, 2019 @ 11:08 pm

Curl PEI 2019-20 Event Dates now available

The following are the approved dates and locations for the 2019-20 Curl PEI Provincial Events:

Click to download/print Curl PEI 2019-20 Event Dates in Adobe PDF format

 

Post last modified: Jun 5, 2019 @ 12:12 pm

Third Annual Lew Black Memorial Golf and Social, plus Ticket Draw

Join members of RCAFA 201 (Confederation) Wing on Monday 24 June 2019 for our Third Annual Lew Black Memorial Golf and Social. 

Golfing will take place at Glen Afton Golf Course, 4608 Route 19, Nine Mile Creek. If you would like to participate in Golf and then the bbq after, (or either) please contact our Sports Chair Paul Miller at paulmiller@bellaliant.net to register.

Lew passed away in June 2016 and is the husband of Elaine Black. He was a former President of 201 Wing, avid golfer, curler Air Force Veteran and a member of Mikinduri Children of Hope. (MCOH). He was a very well-liked member of the Cornwall Curling Club.

 If just attending the BBQ, please bring your beverage and meat to bbq, everything else in included. Location and more details will be provided to anyone who is attending.  Open to the Public.

MCOH and 201 Wing are again this year selling 250 tickets with four opportunities for $500 (2), $1,000, and the grand prize of $7,500. Tickets are $100.00. If you wish to purchase, contact 201 Wing President Debbie Reid at 902-367-0450 or reid.debbie@rocketmail.com or MCOH member Elaine Black at 902-569-9124 or e.black@pei.sympatico.ca to purchase one. The draw will be held on the day of the Third Annual Lew Black Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday 24 June 2019.

Post last modified: May 29, 2019 @ 10:57 pm

Our new manager!

As we mentioned in the AGM recap, we are pleased to welcome Lori Fitzpatrick as our new manager. She is originally from Newfoundland, but has recently been the food and beverage manager at a golf and curling club in BC. Although not a curler, she is a curling fan, and attended the 2017 Brier in St. John’s, won, of course, by Newfoundland’s own Brad Gushue team. She even got a photo with Brad!

Lori Fitzpatrick

Lori Fitzpatrick, with Brad Gushue

 

Post last modified: May 28, 2019 @ 3:50 pm

Curl PEI is hiring Curling Promotion Coordinator – Youth Position (8-week summer position)

Curl PEI is hiring!

Curling Promotion Coordinator – Youth Position

Overview:

This individual will help promote the sport of curling to help build membership through public events, marketing materials, and personal engagement with groups and individuals. This person will be expected to plan, organize, and track activities and travel across PEI.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the scheduling of summer Street Curling events
  • Assist with the production of marketing materials to be used during the various events
  • Promote the sport of curling using Street Curling and Floor Curl equipment
  • Provide basic curling instruction directly to the general public and children during various events
  • Set up and tear down the display at each event

Preferred Skills:

  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Ability to organize, control and generate enthusiasm in a group of 20-30 children
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Experience teaching or coaching elementary aged children in a sport, camp, daycare, or school setting is an asset
  • Experience delivering public presentations is an asset
  • Knowledge of the sport of curling is an asset, but not a requirement

Special Requirements:

  • Valid drivers license
  • Access to a vehicle is required for this position
  • Must travel to events across the Island (compensated for travel)
  • Successful completion of a criminal record check (vulnerable sector) is required prior to starting employment
  • Non-standard hours may be required

This is an 8-week position; 30 hours per week.

Applicants must be between 15-30 years of age and legally able to work in Canada.

Anticipated start date is June 24, 2019.

Applications accepted via email (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca) until June 10.

Thank you to all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is supported by the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program.

Amy Duncan

Executive Director, Curl PEI

Tel: 902-368-4208

Post last modified: May 28, 2019 @ 3:32 pm

Highlights from our Annual General Meeting

Annual General MeetiingThe Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting was held Friday evening, with a big turnout. 

As we have recapped previously, it was another very successful season for the Club, which successfully hosted Provincial, Maritime, and Canadian championships in the past season, and had teams competing at all these levels, with one team (Lauren Ferguson rink) participating in three Canadian championships!

Financial 

The Club reported another financially successful season, with membership revenue holding steady, and revenue increases in almost all areas, including bar and food sales, pro shop, ice rentals, bonspiels, and lockers. Offsetting this were increases in a number of expenditure lines, including rent (adjusted to the CPI), and, most notably, salaries with an increased minimum wage, and a 3% raise given to regular staff, the first in a number of years, with the Club finishing the season in the black, but with an overall surplus of less than $1000. Treasurer Jean Sinclair CPA, CA suggested a small dues increase for the upcoming season, to ensure that the Club continues to enjoy a positive cash flow.

President Gary O’Sullivan reported that the Club’s facility rental agreement with the Town of Cornwall is being renewed for another 5 years, with ongoing increases pegged to the CPI, as before.

50 X 50

Motions were raised and approved to make changes to the weekly 50X50 “snowball” draw. These draws are typically used in places such as bars to increase attendance at the facility, as patrons will show up to “sign in” and buy something while they are there. The Cornwall Curling Club is a different type of business, though, where members normally show up only during their weekly draw or draws, so there is no real advantage to having them personally “sign in”. Having members “sign in” is actually decreasing, rather than increasing revenue (and winnings for members!) because we have always carried the draw over to a second week if there was a draw cancellation due to a storm or other reason during a given week. The following week, the only people eligible to contribute are the members of the missed draw, and a number of draws were carried over in the recent curling season. Motions were approved to:
(1) Allow members to pay for their 50X50 draw for the entire season in advance, based on the number of weeks in the season.
(2) Allow others to pay and sign in for you if you are unavailable in a given week.
With these changes, the 50X50 will now be held every curling week during the season

Ice King

Facilities chair Greg Groves reported that the Ice King ice scraper, obtained new in February 2013 and valued at $12,000 to $15,000, may need replacement in the upcoming season. Lance Lowther explained that they are having difficulty obtaining needed parts, but it is possible that the company, under new ownership, will resolve its parts supply problems.

Junior, and Learn to Curl

A successful Seniors Learn to Curl program was held this past season, with the help of a grant from Curl PEI, with 9 participants. Plans are to have a general Learn to Curl program, of a shorter duration, next season, so they can integrate the graduates into the regular draws.

Junior curling enrollment was down slightly, but the program was very successful, with a large turnout for their U13 event. The instructional program will start Oct. 26 next season.

Daytime

Another successful season with busy draws. Money was raised to but a new BBQ for the Club. 64 curlers at the Ch’town/Cornwall combined day. 

Advertising and Fundraising

Three news signs – for Cavendish Farms, Fly PEI, and J.A. Langdale Real Estate were sold last year, with signs for C.A.R.S. Auto Repair (Vision Auto) and KFC not renewed. Murphy’s Pharmacies bought an in-ice sign, and plans are to expand on this advertising format. A raffle for the Scotties in Sydney raised $440.

Manager and Icemaker

The competition for a new manager was successful, with Lori Fitzpatrick receiving the job offer. She is originally from Newfoundland and has recently been the bar manager of a golf and country club in British Columbia. Welcome!

Icemaker Lance Lowther has agreed to stay on to put the ice in this October. Staffing for new icemaking staff will occur in the fall.

Sponsorship and Volunteers

President Gary mentioned the great sponsorship and volunteerism the Club has and urged members who won draws and bonspiels to support the sponsors by using their gift certificates over the summer.

Next Season

Online Registration, and the same draws and club bonspiels schedule will continue.
The Saturday morning Junior Developmental league didn’t go last season, as a number of teams were competing in off-Island competitions. There are plans to bring the league back for the new season.
Cornwall will be hosting the provincial Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, (age  50+) and the Maritime Masters Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships (age 60+).

Board of Directors

Three members of the Board of Directors – Angela and Myrna Sanderson, and Jean Sinclair, have now served their term on the Board, and three new members were recommended by the Selection Committee, chaired by Past President Gary O’Sullivan. The following new Board Members were approved: Doug Campbell, Jennifer Lenentine, and Amanda MacIntosh.

New President

At the end of the meeting, two-term President O’Sullivan handed the (imaginary) gavel over to Bryan Sutherland, who will take on the role of President for the 2019-2020 season.

 

Post last modified: May 27, 2019 @ 8:48 am

Reminder: AGM is this evening (Friday, May 24)

This is official notice that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Friday, May 24 2019 at 7 pm at the Club, preceded by a half-hour social at 6:30 pm. All Club members are urged to attend.

The bar will be open.agm2

Post last modified: May 24, 2019 @ 6:26 am

Reminder: AGM is this Friday, May 24

This is official notice that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Friday, May 24 2019 at 7 pm at the Club, preceded by a half-hour social at 6:30 pm. All Club members are urged to attend.

The bar will be open.agm2

Post last modified: May 19, 2019 @ 1:47 pm

Reminder to sign up now for our annual Best Ball Golf Tourney on June 15 at Countryview

Sign up now for our annual nine-hole, Best Ball Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 15 at beautiful Countryview Golf Club, Route 19 in Fairview. You can sign up by contacting Gary O’Sullivan at bantamgary@gmail.com or 902-388-0592. Teams will be balanced as much as possible to accommodate all experience levels (including none at all!). The best ball/scramble format makes it fun for everyone! Please include your phone number, and golf handicap (if you know what that is). The tournament is followed by lunch and prizes (very few go home empty-handed).
Cost is $40 a player, or $20 for Countryview members (last year’s info, subject to confirmation for this year). Arrive by 8:30 am for the shotgun start at 9.

 

 

Post last modified: May 19, 2019 @ 1:50 pm

Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships Application Deadline is May 16

 

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.  

The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl Smith.


In 2018, four scholarships of $1000.00 each were awarded to Island student athletes. Congratulations to curler Lauren Lenentine, along with Emma Jinks, Christopher McQuaid and Ethan Boyd.

The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl Smith.

2018 Sport PEI Scholarship Winners

CRITERIA 

 To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;
  • Have excelled in high school and or provincial sports during the current school year;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities through volunteerism and sport
  • Have maintained a strong academic standing during the current school year;
  • Entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full-time student.

 
Applications for the scholarship must include the following items with the application form: 

  • List and prioritize your five (5) most outstanding sport achievements.  (Please be specific, e.g. 1st team All-Star AA Field Hockey, Bronze medal at Canadian Judo Championships-Junior division, -44 kg). in order of importance, International, National, Regional, Provincial & School or Club. 
  • List of leadership & volunteering activities in community, sport & school
  • Detail your future plans in school and sport.
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference (sport and/or leadership).
  • Copy of Official Academic Record (Transcript).

Application deadline is May 16, 2019

All applications are online only – Apply Here 

For more information, please contact Sport PEI at sports@sportpei.pe.ca or at 902-368-4110.

Post last modified: May 13, 2019 @ 2:02 pm

Reminder: Cornwall Curling Club seeking manager for 2019-2020 season

Job Opportunity

The Cornwall Curling Club, a four-sheet curling facility located at 29 Cornwall Road, Cornwall PEI, is looking for a Club Manager.  Employment will commence on or about September 30, 2019 and will end on or about April 11, 2020, with an option to renew each year for the next curling season.

The position of Club Manager is, on behalf of the Board of Directors, responsible for the overall operation of the Cornwall Curling Club, including the management of staff, provision of supplies, rental of the facility, and the maintenance of financial accounts and filing systems. The goal of the position is to ensure the club operates at a high level of efficiency, providing an inviting environment for members and customers. 

As Club Manager, you will report to the Board of Directors. You will be responsible for club employees including; the ice maker, the cleaner, and all bartenders. Regular hours of work shall be Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week during the normal hours of operation of the Club, although your hours of work may vary and be irregular in order to perform the duties and meet the objectives of your employment and to fulfill the obligations of the Club.

Essential requirements of the job are basic computer skills such as Word, Excel and Simply Accounting or equivalent software.  A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are also a requirement.  If you are a people person, have experience working for a non-profit organization with a volunteer board of directors, or similar managerial experience, this may be the job for you. Curling skills not required.

A full job description is available upon request.  Applications should be sent to Gary O’Sullivan at Bantamgary@gmail.com no later than May 10, 2019 with a view to finalizing a job offer before our Annual General Meeting on May 24, 2019.

 

Post last modified: Apr 27, 2019 @ 4:15 pm

Sport PEI Scholarships: Application Deadline is May 16

 

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.  

The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl Smith.


In 2018, four scholarships of $1000.00 each were awarded to Island student athletes. Congratulations to curler Lauren Lenentine, along with Emma Jinks, Christopher McQuaid and Ethan Boyd.

The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl Smith.

2018 Sport PEI Scholarship Winners

CRITERIA 

 To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;
  • Have excelled in high school and or provincial sports during the current school year;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities through volunteerism and sport
  • Have maintained a strong academic standing during the current school year;
  • Entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full-time student.

 
Applications for the scholarship must include the following items with the application form: 

  • List and prioritize your five (5) most outstanding sport achievements.  (Please be specific, e.g. 1st team All-Star AA Field Hockey, Bronze medal at Canadian Judo Championships-Junior division, -44 kg). in order of importance, International, National, Regional, Provincial & School or Club. 
  • List of leadership & volunteering activities in community, sport & school
  • Detail your future plans in school and sport.
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference (sport and/or leadership).
  • Copy of Official Academic Record (Transcript).

Application deadline is May 16, 2019

All applications are online only – Apply Here 

For more information, please contact Sport PEI at sports@sportpei.pe.ca or at 902-368-4110.

Post last modified: Apr 19, 2019 @ 8:28 am

Recap of Draw Winners

Here are the Draw winners for the season that have been sent to us. Thanks to our generous sponsors and congrats to all the award winners!

Monday evening Mixed

Congratulations to the winners of round one of our Monday evening single-entry mixed, who received gift certificates from sponsor Montana’s BBQ and Bar: Lorianne Davies, Donald Weeks, Rick Neumeyer,  and Donna Musto.
 
L-R: Donald Weeks, Lorianne Davies, Donna Musto, Rick Neumeyer
 

Kneabone rink wins Leary’s Independent Grocer Monday Night round 3 draw

(L-R): Danny Kneabone, Gloria Turner, Megan Davies, Amanda MacIntosh

Tuesday night round robin winners (updated with pictures)


Congratulations to the winners of the Tuesday night Competitive League Round Robin portion:
 
 
Veronica Smith rink (L-R): Veronica Smith, Jane DiCarlo, Sabrina Smith, Whitney Jenkins
 
First: Veronica Smith team
 

Kennedy rink (L-R): Angus Kennedy, Brent Irving, Robert Deziel, Angela Sanderson

Second: Angus Kennedy rink
 

Third: Paul Durant foursome (photos not available): Paul Durant, Danny Kneabone, Larry Nigh, Carl Currie

Everyone received gift cards along with a promo item from sponsor Upstreet Craft Brewing
 
(Photos courtesy of Jane DiCarlo)

 

Kneabone rink are daytime champs!

The Danny Kneabone rink are the winners of the Cornwall Curling Club’s Wednesday Daytime League, sponsored by Lance “The Iceman” Lowther, which wrapped up this afternoon. The winning team, which includes skip Danny Kneabone, third Karen Currie, second Al MacCormac, and lead Roger DesRoches, had a record of 12 wins and two losses for the season.

(L-R): Lance “The Iceman” Lowther, Roger DesRoches. Danny Kneabone, Al MacCormac. Missing from photo is Karen Currie

Ebbett and Nicholson teams win Wed. evening Ladder League final round

The Wednesday evening Ladder League wrapped up for the season tonight, with the Shelley Ebbett team winning the A pool and the Kim Nicholson team taking the B for round three.

Shelley is curling in the Canadian Masters in Saskatoon, and Colleen Soltermann was also not curling this week, so team members Paulette Richard and Kim Pippy had a couple of spares for the final night, but will ensure that the gift certificates from Clow’s Red and White get to their rightful owners. Going into the final night, both Ebbett and Rachael MacLean were tied in number of wins, and both won their games tonight, so we looked at head to head results. Ebbett beat MacLean in their round robin encounter and took the gift certificates.

Left to right: Mike MacDonald, Paulette Richard, Kim Pippy, Terry MacCormac

In the B pool, first place was a battle between the Kim Nicholson and Josh MacInnis rinks, who, as it happened were playing each other. Kim picked up the win and the gift certificates and notepad from New Glasgow Lobster Suppers.

Left to right: Darlene Howlett, Kim Nicholson, Jean Sinclair. Missing: Dena Farrell

Thanks to everyone who curled in our Ladder League again this year!

Thanks also to our round 3 sponsors, Clow’s Red and White, and New Glasgow Lobster Suppers!

Josh McInnis and Ray Biagé rinks win Wed. Ladder League Round Two

Although both teams lost their final game, the Josh McInnis and Ray Biagé teams won the Wendy’s “A” pool and Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” pool, respectively, as round two wrapped up this week in the Wednesday evening Ladder League. Both teams had only two losses in the round.

(L-R): Bob Deziel, Jesse Kennedy, Mitch Dunphy, Josh McInnis

Last round’s “A” winner, the Shelley Ebbett team, had the same win-loss record as the McInnis rink, but lost to them in their round robin encounter, so they missed out on the Wendy’s gift certificates from sponsor D.P. Murphy Inc.

The Biagé team won the “B” pool thanks to Mark MacDonald, who picked up a win over Rachel MacLean in a final-night battle of second-place teams. Had MacLean won, she would have taken the first place prize from sponsor Lowther’s Snow Removal (gift certificates for the Cornwall Curling Club), as she and Biagé would have had the same record (two losses), and she had beaten Biagé in their round robin match. Since the Biagé foursome had beaten the MacDonald team in their game, they won the round via the head-to-head results.

(L-R): Ray Biagé, Rick Doiron, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen

Ebbett, Sanderson rinks win Wednesday Ladder League round one

Round one of the Wednesday Evening Ladder League concluded Wednesday evening, with the Shelley Ebbett rink winning the “A” Pool, and the Emily Sanderson rink taking the “B”. The Ebbett rink and the Kim Nicholson team were tied going into their final game, against each other, but Ebbett, and her team of Kim Pippy and Paulette Richard, helped out by Joe Callaghan who was sparing for Colleen Soltermann, were on their game this evening, and picked up the win. The Sanderson team were leading by a couple of games and had secured the B Pool top spot before tonight’s match. Other members of the team are Emma Coffin, Kaylee Stewart, and AnnaMaria MacDonald. The Ebbett team won $25 Cornwall Curling Club gift certificates, courtesy of sponsor Lowther’s Snow Removal, while the Sanderson squad won $20 gift certificates for Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant.

(Right to Left) A Pool winners Shelley Ebbett, Paulette Richard, and Kim Pippy. Missing from photo is Colleen Soltermann

(Right to Left): B Pool winners Emily Sanderson, Emma Coffin, Kaylee Stewart, and AnnaMaria MacDonald.

 

Beck rink wins final Thursday evening draw of the season

The final Thursday evening draw of the season, sponsored by Griffin’s Towing and Service Centre, wrapped up tonight, with the rink of Melody Beck, Doug Kelly, Len Cudmore and Amanda MacIntosh receiving the sponsor prizes. Thanks to the players and organizers for another great season of Thursday evening curling!

(L-R):  Melody Beck, Doug Kelly, Len Cudmore, and Amanda MacIntosh 

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 17, 2019 @ 4:28 pm

Another great curling season is complete at the Cornwall Curling Club!

The ice is out, and it’s time to wrap up another great season at our Club!

Team Ferguson returning from the Canada Games

One of the highlights of the year was the Lauren Ferguson rink competing in THREE Canadian Championships – the Canadian Juniors, the Canada Games, and the Under 18, with David Murphy coaching the first two, and Pat Quilty subbing in the U18 while David was curling in the Canadian Masters. They also won the Fall Fling in Summerside. Team member Alexis Burris and coach Quilty both won Balance Plus Fair Play awards at the U18.

Team Mitchell Schut was also both Canada Games and U18 reps.

We also hosted both the Maritime and the Canadian Stick Curling Championships, along with the PEI Under 18 championships, and by all reports, all went well!

Here is a month-by-month recap of our season. Click on each story for more info.

August:

2018 Canada 55+ Games in Saint John, N.B.:
The Cornwall rink of Gloria Clarke, Ruth Stavert, Elaine Hughes, and Janette Fraser won the 65-plus women’s curling division, while Cornwall member Marjorie Matthews earned two gold medals and a silver in track and field, In bocce, Adrian Clarke and Cornwall member Ernie Stavert were in a four-way tie for first but lost on tie-breaking rules.

September:

Cornwall’s Team Howatt made it to the medal round at the Halifax Harvest Spiel

October:

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine with Nova Scotia’s Team Kaitlyn Jones Junior team beats Rachel Homan to make the playoffs at the Truro Grand Slam

Cornwall members Derek MacEwen, Susan McInnis and Ernie Stavert are inducted into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame

New Mixed Doubles League kicks off, with nine teams taking part.

Kaitlyn Jones rink, with Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine, wins Crystal Slam Junior Event in Quebec

November:

Cornwall’s Ferguson rink wins Fall Fling jr. women’s cashspiel, Tyler Smith team with Cornwall member Ryan Abraham wins jr. men’s section

Sackville NB teams win 1st and 2nd place at 6th annual Masters Plus spiel

Alberta Women, BC Men win Travelers gold, Nancy MacFadyen from Cornwall’s Rhodenhizer rink wins Sportsmanship award

Neima rink wins Cornwall Funspiel organized by Spirit of Sandra Scholar Lauren Lenentine, with approx. $1500 raised for the Schmirler Foundation

Cornwall hosts USA Ladies for lunch and curling

Seniors Learn to Curl program gets underway in Cornwall

Jill Brothers beats Cornwall’s Veronica Smith to win her 4th consecutive Dave Jones Cashspiel

Sanderson/Kennedy team repeat as Cornwall Mixed Doubles Cashspiel overall winners

December:

Kaitlyn Jones rink with Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine, repeats as Nova Scotia junior champs

Cornwall’s Ferguson rink goes undefeated to win Pepsi PEI Junior Women’s title, clubmate Rachel MacLean takes the finalist honours

Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut and Lauren Ferguson rinks win Canada Games trials.

Charlottetown’s Birt wins WFG Jim Sullivan Classic in Saint John after defeating Cornwall’s Smith in semis

Karen Currie rink wins Cornwall’s annual Murphy’s Pharmacies Ice Queens Women’s Funspiel

January:

Sandy Hope rink repeats as PEI Masters Women’s Champs

Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine, on Team NS, presented with 2nd All-Star Team honours at New Holland Juniors Awards Banquet (Curling Canada)

Mark MacDonald rink sweeps round robin to win Cornwall Men’s Club Ch’ship playdowns and advance to Provincials,

Kim Nicholson rink are our PEI Women’s Curling Club Ch’ships women’s reps

Mark MacDonald team wins 2019 Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel

Suzanne Birt beats Cornwall’s Veronica Smith 10-4 to win her tenth Scotties

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine wins PEI Curling Hall of Fame bursary

February: 

Brayden Snow, and Cornwall’s Rachel MacLean teams go undefeated to win PEI Under 16 titles

Cornwall teams finish out of the playoffs at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

Clean sweep for Cornwall Stick Curlers at the Vogue Optical 55+ Games

Cornwall (Regular) Curlers do well at Vogue Optical 55+ Games

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine to play for Manitoba team next season

14 teams take part in U13 Spiel at Cornwall

Kim Aylward rink wins come-from-behind PEI Senior Women’s Final over Cornwall’s Shelley Ebbett team on a measure

DAL women, with Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine, and DAL men go undefeated to win AUS Curling Ch’ships

Cornwall teams win PEI Stick titles – Former Cdn. champs MacLean/Field win Open, Reid/Hughes repeat as Women’s champs

Trailing 6-0 after 5 ends, Cornwall’s Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham come back to win PEI Mixed Doubles ch’ship

March:

Cornwall teams wrap up Round Robin play at the Canada Games

Cornwall’s Ella Lenentine rink repeats as “B” Division winners at PEI Under 13 Ch’ship, Cornwall members on “A” finalist team

Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut foursome repeats as PEI Under 18 Boy’s Champs

Team Ferguson goes undefeated to repeat as PEI U18 Girl’s Champs

Host Cornwall Curling Club teams win both divisions at Maritime Stick Ch’ships

Cornwall’s Berry rink wins Maritime Masters Women’s Championship

Cornwall teams and/or players competing in Canadian University and Mixed Doubles Ch’ships plus U18, U25 Mixed Dbls Test events in Fredericton 

Cornwall’s O’Connor/Abraham 1-4 at Mixed Dbls with 2 games left (Curling Canada)

Cornwall’s Ferguson and Schut finish fourth at U18 Mixed Doubles Test Event in Fredericton

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine (U Sports), Summerside’s Tegan Stride (CCAA) make 2nd All Star teams as varsity ch’ships conclude in Fredericton (Curling Canada/U Sports/CCAA)

Cornwall’s Rachel MacLean and Amy Spence competed in PEI Mixed (fours) Ch’ship in Montague

April:

Cornwall’s Schut beats regular teammate Kelly for Mixed Dbls Gold, Quilty, Burris win Fairplay awards as U18 wraps up in Alberta (Curling Canada)

Nova Scotia rinks Doucet/MacDougal and Deshpande/Walker win Canadian Stick Curling titles at Cornwall

Cornwall’s Sandy Hope makes the Championship Round,  Bill Hope goes to Seeding Pool at Canadian Masters

Red wins Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel again!

Passings:

Paul Horne, who survived a cardiac incident on the ice at our Club in 2010, passed away in December, while former Club President Joe Doyle passed in January.

Upcoming:

Remaining events this  year are our Annual General Meeting on May 24th, and our annual Golf Tournament on June 15

Next season will be somewhat of a transition year at the Club, with our long-time Manager, Bev McCormick, retiring, and Lance Lowther, our only head ice-maker since the Club began, also announcing that he is stepping back. We wish them the best of luck in the future and note that our Club will have a number of changes to deal with, but we’re sure things will go well, with help from our members and our Board of Directors! We hope to see everyone back at the Club in mid-October for our 2019-2020 season!

Post last modified: May 8, 2019 @ 6:44 pm

Kentville NS duo wins gold at national stick curling championships in Cornwall (SaltWire Network)

Glooscap Curling Club members Sandra Walker and Uttara Deshpande recently won gold at the Canadian Women’s Stick Curling Championship in Cornwall, P.E.I. – Contributed

‘It hasn’t sunk in yet’

KENTVILLE, N.S. — It wasn’t too long ago that Uttara Deshpande was second-guessing her future in curling while friends held her upright on the ice during a learn to curl event.

“I thought, ‘this is not going to work for me,’” the North Kentville resident recalled with a laugh in a recent interview.

When her husband retired and suggested they try curling, she welcomed the idea with an open mind. She’d played sports in the past but nothing in a rink – nothing that involved hurrying hard on the hard ice surface.

Her first objective in learning to curl was facing her fears.

“I was just afraid of the ice because I had never been on the ice,” she said.

That’s hardly the case today.

“I love to be on the ice and in the morning almost every day I go, and I play the game,” said Deshpande.

The folks at Kentville’s Glooscap Curling Club took her under their collective wing and pointed her in the direction of stick curling, a version of the sport that allows the curler to wear a gripper sole on both feet.

“The people are very nice, very friendly,” she said.

“Everybody helped us so much, especially me, because for me it’s a new game.”

 Some four years later Deshpande is celebrating a big win.

She is quick to hand the credit off to her stick curling partner, Sandra Walker, and the Glooscap Curling Club as she reflects on ending the current season with a gold-medal win at nationals.

“We managed to win, and it hasn’t sunk in yet,” she said, with glee.

“We thought we would go and see how it goes.”

They went to the recent Canadian Women’s Stick Curling Championship in Cornwall, P.E.I. thinking they’d likely be taking in the final match as spectators.

Needless to say, they thought wrong.

“We kept calm and here we are, we are national champions,” said Deshpande.

Walker had decades of curling experience under her belt before she transitioned to stick curling about five years ago. That said, the recent gold-medal performance at nationals marked a first in her curling career.

The Coldbrook resident has watched with enthusiasm as Deshpande evolved into a force to be reckoned with on the ice, at home and afar.

“She can be deadly with a stick. She’s doing very, very well,” said Walker.

Click to read the full story in the Kings County Advertiser

Post last modified: Apr 15, 2019 @ 7:37 pm

Off-Season Training available for Curlers at Synergy Fitness and Nutrition

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers.  All ages are welcome.  The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work with your level of fitness to ensure your training is fitting your needs.

Participating Curlers will receive:

  • 60-minute Training Sessions
  • Training Program
  • Training Skills Session (Goal Setting, Growth Mindset, Nutrition, etc.)
  • Performance Fitness Testing

This 36+ Session Package is $250+tax.

In addition to the package, Curl PEI is hosting a FREE TRAINING NIGHT, open to those who would like to try it out before committing as well as to those who already know they will be participating and would like to get started!  The FREE TRAINING NIGHT will be Monday, May 6 from 6:30-8:30 pm and will include 60 minutes of training as well as a Goal Setting Session.  Please let me know if you are interested in attending the FREE TRAINING NIGHT by Friday, May 3 (minimum participation is required).

The Sport Performance Training Program will run Mondays and Wednesdays (May 6-September 18) starting at 6:30 pm.  If you miss a session you will be provided makeup times/dates.  If you are unable to attend on Mondays and Wednesdays you can work with the folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition to find a schedule that works for you.

*Note: May 6 & May 8 will be 6:30-8: 30 pm as there will be 60 minutes in the gym followed by a workshop session*

This is a great opportunity to work on conditioning in the off-season to prepare to reach your goals next winter.

If you are interested in participating in this program please let me know by May 3.

Amy Duncan, Executive Director, Curl PEI

Tel: 902-368-4208   aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 15, 2019 @ 4:36 pm

Cornwall Curling Club seeking manager for 2019-2020 season

Job Opportunity

The Cornwall Curling Club, a four-sheet curling facility located at 29 Cornwall Road, Cornwall PEI, is looking for a Club Manager.  Employment will commence on or about September 30, 2019 and will end on or about April 11, 2020, with an option to renew each year for the next curling season.

The position of Club Manager is, on behalf of the Board of Directors, responsible for the overall operation of the Cornwall Curling Club, including the management of staff, provision of supplies, rental of the facility, and the maintenance of financial accounts and filing systems. The goal of the position is to ensure the club operates at a high level of efficiency, providing an inviting environment for members and customers. 

As Club Manager, you will report to the Board of Directors. You will be responsible for club employees including; the ice maker, the cleaner, and all bartenders. Regular hours of work shall be Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week during the normal hours of operation of the Club, although your hours of work may vary and be irregular in order to perform the duties and meet the objectives of your employment and to fulfill the obligations of the Club.

Essential requirements of the job are basic computer skills such as Word, Excel and Simply Accounting or equivalent software.  A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are also a requirement.  If you are a people person, have experience working for a non-profit organization with a volunteer board of directors, or similar managerial experience, this may be the job for you. Curling skills not required.

A full job description is available upon request.  Applications should be sent to Gary O’Sullivan at Bantamgary@gmail.com no later than May 10, 2019 with a view to finalizing a job offer before our Annual General Meeting on May 24, 2019.

 

Post last modified: Apr 15, 2019 @ 1:03 pm

Red wins Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel again (updated with pictures)!

Once again Team Red wins, but things were definitely closer than the last few years…it was a nail biter for sure!

Well another closing spiel has wrapped up. The Leary’s Independent Grocer Red vs. Blue Spiel has come to an end with a victory for the Red team!  Using the Skins format again this year, the Friday night draw ended with both teams tied! The Red Team overtook the Blue Team in the end though!

Throughout the weekend there were a few ways to earn bonus points. Friday night word games were played and Saturday was all about team challenge activities!  Lots of fun was had by all who participated and the energy in the room was contagious!

Amanda (right)

At the end of the day, Shirley Berry took home $100, half of the Draw to the Button sign-up fees . The 50/50 was drawn by Jen Lenentine with Amanda MacIntosh taking home $105.

Gerald

The reverse draw for a membership was held again this year and Gerald Dykerman was the big winner.

Paul (right) with organizer Lacey Gallant

A prize was awarded to our best-dressed member, Paul Neima of the Blue Team (not the first time he has won this!)

There was no shortage of food on the weekend. Friday night curlers were treated to lots of finger foods as well as entertainment from the band, Just Cuz.  Saturday we enjoyed muffins, sweet loaves and biscuits for breakfast from Mary’s Bakery and lunch was barbecued burgers and sausages.

After the last of the stones were thrown for the year, we headed upstairs for our amazing beef dinner prepared by Alan Carmichael.  After dinner, our Club President, Gary O’Sullivan presented the prizes and thanked organizers, members, club staff, and all our many volunteers! He was not exaggerating saying that this had been a great season, and inviting everyone to attend the annual Golf Tournament.

Top team (L-R): Hans Wicki, Bryan Sutherland, Jen Lenentine, Gerald Dykerman

2nd place (by a draw): Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, George Piercey

The awards ceremony started then with 1st prize to the Spiel Champs, taking first place for Team Red, Team Bryan Sutherland (by a draw after a tie with Team Angus Kennedy), who were given the first pick from the table, then on to the highest amount of skins being won by the Team Blue (a tie) Team Greg Groves and Team Joe Callaghan. All other teams were then called up in order of skins they had won to choose from the prize table.

Laurie and I would like to extend a special thank you to Ray Biage for doing up the Teams & Draws for this event and Derek MacEwen for his computer expertise! We know Draw Master is not an easy Job! Thanks! Also thanks to our Banker, Carlene Peters, nothing got by her!  

As always there are many thanks to pass along and in fear of forgetting someone we would like to just thank all those who helped out even if you didn’t think what you did was a big job it was to us as organizers. All the little things really add up to something Big!  So a big Thank you to all our Volunteers!!! Lastly to our sponsor Leary’s Independent Grocer it’s great to have your support thanks so much!!!

We hope everyone enjoys their summer off and look forward to doing it all over again next year!

  • Organizers Lacey Gallant & Laurie Kelly

Here is an album of photos from the event, courtesy of Lacey and Amanda. Click to enlarge.

Post last modified: Apr 12, 2019 @ 8:13 am

Sign up now for our annual Best Ball Golf Tourney on June 15 at Countryview

Sign up now for our annual nine-hole, Best Ball Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 15 at beautiful Countryview Golf Club, Route 19 in Fairview. You can sign up by contacting Gary O’Sullivan at bantamgary@gmail.com or 902-388-0592. Teams will be balanced as much as possible to accommodate all experience levels (including none at all!). The best ball/scramble format makes it fun for everyone! Please include your phone number, and golf handicap (if you know what that is). The tournament is followed by lunch and prizes (very few go home empty-handed).
Cost is $40 a player, or $20 for Countryview members (last year’s info, subject to confirmation for this year). Arrive by 8:30 am for the shotgun start at 9.

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 11, 2019 @ 10:55 pm

AGM Date set

This is official notice that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Friday, May 24 2019 at 7 pm at the Club, preceded by a half-hour social at 6:30 pm. All Club members are urged to attend.

The bar will be open.agm2

Post last modified: Apr 11, 2019 @ 10:37 pm

Thank-you from Bev

I would like to thank the club members, board and staff for the very generous retirement gifts. I will certainly enjoy using the gifts and remembering your thoughtfulness.

I really appreciated all of the kind words, well wishes and lots of great retirement advice.

 As I look forward to a new life after my retirement, I will certainly miss the enjoyable time I have spent working for the Cornwall Curling Club. I will very much miss seeing everyone on a daily or weekly basis; the draws, the events, the meetings and even the small disasters!

 I am very proud of what the Club has accomplished over the years and wish the club members, board and staff continued success. 

Sincerely, 

Bev

Post last modified: Apr 11, 2019 @ 10:30 pm

Canadian Stick Curling Championship- Thank you!

 The PEI Stick Curling Association and the Cornwall Club received many compliments from all across Canada as we played host to 62 teams from 8 provinces and the Yukon from March 31 to April 3. This was the largest championship in the history of Canadian stick curling. We were fortunate to have had the expertise and dedication of many people to make this happen. 
I will not attempt to name every person at the Charlottetown and Cornwall Clubs who helped make the event successful. However, I will identify the people who assumed leadership positions. They are: a)the core Host Committee from Stick Curl PEI- Audrey Callaghan, Roger Gavin, Shirley  Lank, Bryan Sutherland, and Ernie Stavert, b)managing the two days at Charlottetown were Kimball Blanchard, Cathy Dillon, and Dennis Fleming, c) Carolyn Crockett who coordinated the hospitality at Cornwall, d)Angela Hodgson who chaired the official opening e) Sterling Stratton for taking care of the entertainment at a very successful banquet, f) the staff at Cornwall under the leadership of Club Manager, Bev McCormick (special thanks to Lance Lowther and his crew for doing the ice every 2 hours for 4 long days). Bev’s experience and dedication were much appreciated g) finally to Amy Duncan and Derek MacEwen  for doing the program and live scoring for what was likely the largest event in the computer era of curling on PEI. Their work received accolades from many, many participants including the Canadian Stick Curling Executive. h)finally to Ruth Stavert for her assistance and patience over many months. To quote Bev McCormick, ” When the Staverts volunteer for something, you get two for one”
Once again thanks to all who contributed to a successful event.
 
Ernie Stavert  Chair
Post last modified: May 14, 2019 @ 12:11 am

Red wins Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel again!

(Pictures coming later)

Once again Team Red wins, but things were definitely closer than the last few years…it was a nail biter for sure!

Well another closing spiel has wrapped up. The Leary’s Independent Grocer Red vs. Blue Spiel has come to an end with a victory for the Red team!  Using the Skins format again this year, the Friday night draw ended with both teams tied! The Red Team overtook the Blue Team in the end though!

Throughout the weekend there were a few ways to earn bonus points. Friday night word games were played and Saturday was all about team challenge activities!  Lots of fun was had by all who participated and the energy in the room was contagious!

At the end of the day, Shirley Berry took home $100, half of the Draw to the Button sign-up fees . The 50/50 was drawn by Jen Lenentine with Amanda MacIntosh taking home $105. The reverse draw for a membership was held again this year and Gerald Dykerman was the big winner.  A prize was awarded to our best-dressed member, Paul Neima of the Blue Team, as well.

There was no shortage of food on the weekend. Friday night curlers were treated to lots of finger foods as well as entertainment from the band, Just Cuz.  Saturday we enjoyed muffins, sweet loaves and biscuits for breakfast from Mary’s Bakery and lunch was barbecued burgers and sausages.

After the last of the stones were thrown for the year, we headed upstairs for our amazing beef dinner prepared by Alan Carmichael.  After dinner,our Club President, Gary O’Sullivan presented the prizes and thanked organizers, members, club staff, and all our many volunteers!

He was not exaggerating saying that this had been a great season, and inviting everyone to attend the annual Golf Tournament. The awards ceremony started then with 1st prize to Spiel Champs, taking first place for Team Red, Team Bryan Sutherland (by a draw after a tie with Team Angus Kennedy), who were given the first pick from the table, then on to the highest amount of skins being won by the Team Blue (a tie) Team Greg Groves and Team Joe Callaghan. All other teams were then called up in order of skins they had won to choose from the prize table.

Laurie and I would like to extend a special thank you to Ray Biage for doing up the Teams & Draws for this event  and Derek McEwen for his computer expertise! We know Draw Master is not an easy Job! Thanks! Also thanks to our Banker, Carlene Peters, nothing got by her!  

As always there are many thanks to pass along and in fear of forgetting someone we would like to just thank all those who helped out even if you didn’t think what you did was a big job it was to us as organizers. All the little things really add up to something Big!  So a big Thank you to all our Volunteers!!! Lastly to our sponsor Leary’s Independent Grocer it’s great to have your support thanks so much!!!

We hope everyone enjoys their summer off and look forward to doing it all over again next year!

  • Organizers Lacey Gallant & Laurie Kelly
Post last modified: Apr 9, 2019 @ 10:17 pm

Cornwall’s Schut beats regular teammate Kelly for Mixed Dbls Gold, Quilty, Burris win Fairplay awards as U18 wraps up in Alberta (Curling Canada)

SHERWOOD PARK, ALTA. — Northern Ontario’s Bella Croisier and her team became the first to win gold at both the Canada Winter Games and Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships in the same season.

2019 Canadian Under-18 Curling Champions. Team Ontario of the Coldwater & District Curling Club: Dylan Niepage, Sam Hastings, Cameron Vanbodegom, Treyton Cowell, Chris Inglis and .Jeff Vanbodegom. Team Northern Ontario of the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club, Sudbury: Bella Croisier, Jamie Smith, Piper Croisier, Lauren Rajala, Shawn Croisier. (Photo, Infinite Eye Photography)

Croisier, vice-skip Jamie Smith, second Piper Croisier, lead Lauren Rajala and coach Shawn Croisier of the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club in Sudbury, Ont., defeated Ontario’s Emily Deschenes (Manotick Curling Club) 6-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex in Sherwood Park, Alta.

It’s the second national gold medal the team will add to its trophy case this season. Team Croisier won gold at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., in February 2019.

“What a way to end the season. We played really good all week and I’m pumped,” Croisier said.

Croisier and her team took control of the game in the second half. Northern Ontario had a 2-1 lead at the fourth-end break and produced steals of two in both the fifth and sixth ends to take control of the game.

“I’m so happy. Couldn’t believe we actually pulled it out. I don’t have any words,” she said, noting her team stayed positive throughout the week which helped lead to their success.

On the men’s side, Ontario’s Dylan Niepage of the Coldwater & District Curling Club and his team won their first national Under-18 title. Ontario defeated British Columbia’s Erik Colwell (Vernon/Kamloops/Invermere Curling Clubs) in a closely-contested 6-5 game.

With the game tied 2-2, Ontario capitalized on a steal of two in the third and a steal of one in the fourth for a 5-2 lead.

“It’s so surreal. The fact that we came into this even hoping to make the championship round and now to be wearing this gold medal is just so surreal,” Niepage said following the game.

Ontario started the week with one win and two losses before putting together seven straight wins to claim the gold medal.

“We’ve been so resilient. Even though we were down in the beginning of the week we fought back every single game,” he said.

One of Ontario’s initial losses came at the hand’s of Colwell. That 4-3 loss in the first game of the week was in the back of Niepage’s mind going into the final, but he believes his team improved a lot over the week.

“We had known we didn’t play our best. We knew if we played as well as we had been for the last four or five games that we’d have a pretty good shot of at least making it close and winning,” he said. “We knew it was going to be a close and tough game no matter what, so it was nice to end up on the winning side this time.”

Bronze-medal winners were also determined on Sunday afternoon. Manitoba’s Jordon McDonald (St. Vital Curling Club, Winnipeg) defeated Nova Scotia’s Adam McEachren (Truro Curling Club) 4-2 to win bronze. His team consists of vice-skip Jaedon Neuert, second Braxton Kuntz, lead Alexandre Fontaine and coach John Neuert.

British Columbia’s Kaila Buchy (Kimberley Curling Club) picked up a solid bronze-medal win on the girl’s side against New Brunswick’s Melodie Forsythe (Curl Moncton) 8-1. Buchy’s team is rounded out by vice-skip Katelyn McGillivray, second Hannah Lindner, lead Arissa Toffolo and coach Tom Buchy.

U18 Mixed Doubles Gold Medallist Mitchell Schut (left) and Silver Medallist Liam Kelly

A mixed doubles tournament for non-playoff teams also concluded Sunday. Cate Fitzgerald (Nova Scotia)/Mitchell Schut (Prince Edward Island) and coach Brian Kelln (Northwest Territories) defeated Taylour Stevens (Nova Scotia)/Liam Kelly (Prince Edward Island) and coach Les Sonnenberg (Alberta Host Team) 8-6 in the gold-medal game.

Chasity Atigikyoak (Northwest Territories) and Zachary Pedneault (Quebec) won bronze earlier in the day by defeating Katie Follett (Newfoundland & Labrador) and Sean Breadmore (Northern Ontario).

Alexis Burris (centre) and Pat Quilty (right)

Players and coaches awards were also handed out on Sunday. The Balance Plus Fair Play Awards (as voted on by umpires) were awarded to:

Girls:
Skip: Cynthia St-Georges, Quebec
Third: Shayla Moore, Saskatchewan
Second: Alexis Burris, Prince Edward Island
Lead: Caylee Smith, New Brunswick
Coach: Pat Quilty, Prince Edward Island

 Boys:
Skip: Adam McEachren, Nova Scotia
Third: Wil Robertson, New Brunswick
Second: Jaxon Hiebert, Alberta Host Team
Lead: Shawn Dragon, Northwest Territories
Coach: Les Sonnenberg, Alberta Host Team

Players and coaches voted on the Sportsmanship Awards with the winners being:
Girl’s Pool A: Kiana Maningas, Yukon
Girls’s Pool B: Katie Follett, Newfoundland and Labrador
Men’s Pool A: Jaedon Neuert, Manitoba
Men’s Pool B: Ethan Nygaard, Saskatchewan

Coaching awards were also presented to:
Girl’s: Michel St-Georges, Quebec
Boy’s: Tara Naugler, Northwest Territories

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Post last modified: Apr 17, 2019 @ 3:16 pm

Curling roundup: Canadian U18, Masters

Under 18 in Sherwood Park Alberta: PEI teams have finished out of the Championship Round. Lauren Ferguson girl’s rink got off to a great start with a 3-0 record, but lost their last three round robin games, to Northern Ont., Alberta 2, and Ontario. The Mitchell Schut boy’s finished at 2-4, losing their last three matches to Saskatchewan and the two Alberta rinks.

Team Ferguson’s game against Ontario may be seen on YouTube at https://youtu.be/wBW3IETa90w

 

Sandy Hope team

Canadian Masters in Saskatoon: PEI’s Sandy Hope women’s team advanced to the Championship round, and have a 3-5 record, and will finish up against Alberta at 1 pm Saturday. Sask. leads at 8-0, followed by Albarta at 7-1.

PEI’s Bill Hope men’s rink were in the Seeding Pool following round robin play, and are at 2-6, finishing against NS today. Sask. leads at 8-0, followed by BC at 7-1.

Bill Hope team

(Photos by Kel Faber)

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 6, 2019 @ 8:29 am

Canadian Stick photo gallery from Championship Games

Here is our final photo gallery from the Canadian Stick Curling Championship, which wrapped up Wednesday. Click a photo to enlarge.

Click to view: http://peicurling.com/2019/04/04/canadian-stick-championship-finals-photo-gallery/

 

Post last modified: Apr 4, 2019 @ 7:33 am

Curling roundup: Canadian U18, Masters

Under 18 in Sherwood Park Alberta: Cornwall’s Lauren Ferguson girl’s rink are atop the standings with a 3-0 record following Wednesday play, with wins over the Yukon and Nova Scotia. They play Northern Ontario today. The Mitchell Schut boy’s team, also from Cornwall, is 2-2, following a win over NL  and a loss to Sask. Team Schut faces Alberta today.

Sandy Hope team

Canadian Masters in Saskatoon: Cornwall’s Sandy Hope women’s team has advanced to the Championship round, finishing the round robin with a 3-2 record. Bill Hope and his Cornwall and Silver Fox men’s rink ended round robin play at 2-4 and will go to the seeding pool.  The event wraps up on Sunday.

Bill Hope team

(Photos by Kel Faber)

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 4, 2019 @ 7:00 am

Ebbett and Nicholson teams win Wed. evening Ladder League final rounds

The Wednesday evening Ladder League wrapped up for the season tonight, with the Shelley Ebbett team winning the A pool and the Kim Nicholson team taking the B for round three.

Shelley is curling in the Canadian Masters in Saskatoon, and Colleen Soltermann was also not curling this week, so team members Paulette Richard and Kim Pippy had a couple of spares for the final night, but will ensure that the gift certificates from Clow’s Red and White get to their rightful owners. Going into the final night, both Ebbett and Rachael MacLean were tied in number of wins, and both won their games tonight, so we looked at head to head results. Ebbett beat MacLean in their round robin encounter and took the gift certificates.

Left to right: Mike MacDonald, Paulette Richard, Kim Pippy, Terry MacCormac

In the B pool, first place was a battle between the Kim Nicholson and Josh MacInnis rinks, who, as it happened were playing each other. Kim picked up the win and the gift certificates and notepad from New Glasgow Lobster Suppers.

Left to right: Darlene Howlett, Kim Nicholson, Jean Sinclair. Missing: Dena Farrell

Thanks to everyone who curled in our Ladder League again this year!

Thanks also to our round 3 sponsors, Clow’s Red and White, and New Glasgow Lobster Suppers!

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:40 pm

Revised team rosters: Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel Team Rosters, Draw and Schedule

Here are the teams, draw, and schedule for this weekend’s Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel.

Teams 4, 8, 9, 12 were revised.

Team Rosters

Blue Teams (skip to lead)

1-Vern Chowan, Doug Kelly, Doug Campbell, Colleen MacDonald

2-Greg Groves, Donald Weeks, Stephanie O’Keefe, Donna Musto

3-Joe Callaghan, Debby Sigsworth, Lloyd Pollard, Shelley Woods

4-Angus Davies, Chris MacDougall, Kellie-Lynn Younker, Rebecca Rolfe

5-Paul Neima, Alan Mason, Robbie Lenentine, Marjorie Matthews

6-Ray Biagé, Rick Doiron, Jeff Hannam, Sara MacLean

7-Carol Sweetapple, Bob MacWilliams, John Berry, Lacey Gallant

8-Brent Irving, Cathy Handren, Len Cudmore, Amanda MacIntosh

Red Teams (skip to lead)

9-Hank Kamphuis, Brad Gardiner, Rick Neumeyer, Jessie MacPhail

10-Lorianne Davies, Angela Sanderson, Elric MacDonald, Helen Smith

11-Mark MacDonald, Megan Davies, George Younker, Marlene Proude

12-Danny Kneabone, Carlene Peters, Gary O’Sullivan, Sharon Campbell

13-Tom Dunn, Rob Gallant, Linda Matthews, Ann Greyborn

14-Bryan Sutherland, Gerald Dykerman, Hans Wicki, Jennifer Lenentine

15-Shirley Berry, Gloria Turner, Gordie Matthews, Italo Marzari

16-Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, George Piercey, Bob Déziel

Schedule

  Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Fri 6 pm Chowan vs Kamphuis Groves vs L.Davies Callaghan vs MacDonald A.Davies vs Kneabone
Fri 8 pm Neima vs Dunn Biagé vs Sutherland Sweetapple vs Berry Irving vs Kennedy
Sat 9 am A.Davies vs L.Davies Chowan vs Kneabone Callaghan vs Kamphuis Groves vs MacDonald
Sat 10:45 am Irving vs Sutherland Sweetapple vs Kennedy Biagé vs Dunn Neima vs Berry
Sat. 12 noon-1 pm Lunch and Ice Maintenance
Sat 1 pm Groves vs Kneabone Chowan vs MacDonald A.Davies vs Kamphuis Callaghan vs L.Davies
Sat 2:45 pm Biagé vs Berry Irving vs Dunn Neima vs Kennedy Sweetapple vs Sutherland

 

For more info, call Ray Biagé (902) 940-2556

 

Post last modified: Apr 3, 2019 @ 8:55 pm