Buy local during the pandemic, and support our Club members!

Here’s a story in today’s Guardian, featuring Club member Gerald Dykerman, co-owner of Brookfield Gardens. Be sure to support local Island businesses like his during the pandemic! You will find Brookfield Gardens products at PEI grocery stores.

Gerald Dykerman, out standing in his field!

Depending on the kind of crop, this year is anything but typical for Island vegetable growers.

Brookfield Gardens in central P.E.I. grows vegetables for the fresh market. Co-owner Gerald Dykerman said sales are up slightly as more people cook at home during the pandemic.

He’s already growing carrots, rutabaga and beets while cabbage transplants will go in the ground very soon.

“Our business is going well, as far as demand for our product,” said Dykerman.

“People are wanting to eat fresh vegetables.”

But for the P.E.I. potato industry, this year is anything but normal.

Greg Donald, general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board said potato sales were brisk early in the pandemic as people stocked up on groceries. Warehouses and processors were working extra shifts to meet the need. 

Sales have levelled out back to normal levels now, and prices are “under a lot of pressure” due to a surplus of spuds normally destined for the food service industry. 

Click to read full story in The Guardian

Post last modified: May 12, 2020 @ 8:20 am

Sympathies extended to Club members Steve and Nick vanOuwerkerk on the passing of their grandfather

(PEICurling.com)
Passing of Silver Fox life member Bob Williams

 The death occurred peacefully at Andrews of Summerside, PE, on Monday, May 4, 2020, of Robert “Bob” Williams, of Summerside, PE, aged 87 years. Bob was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Navy, having enlisted  February 20, 1951, and honorably discharged April 17, 1976. Bob was a Korean War Veteran and was awarded the UNITED NATIONS KOREAN CANADIAN FORCES DECORATION IN 1954 while serving on HMCS HAIDA. Upon retirement from the Navy in Halifax, Bob pursued other careers which led him to be a repair technician for Hughes-Owens, a Commissionaire for Volvo in Halifax, and after settling on the Island, a Commissionaire for Summerside Royal Canadian Legion.  Bob retired from the Commissionaires and settled in to life in Summerside.

One of his great pastimes was being a life member of The Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club where he spent many years volunteering on various events.  His best Silver Fox memories though were of his grandchildren curling. “Poppy” spent many weekends sitting behind the glass watching tournament games and being quite vocal over shots, whether good or bad. But above all else, he was especially proud of being just “Poppy” to all. His grandchildren adored him and will forever cherish his handwritten little notes, his sage advice, and his unconditional love.

Predeceased by parents Henry and Ethyl (McDevitt) Williams of Saint John, NB; brothers Donnie, Ronnie, Georgie, Gerry; and by sisters Clara, Marie and Sandra. Left to mourn are his children Sheila (Gerry) vanOuwerkerk, Summerside, PE; Kimberly (Douglas) Beauregard, Kent Island, Chester Maryland, USA; Dale (Kimberly) Williams, Middle Sackville, NS; and Wayne Williams, Miramichi, NB; dearly loved grandchildren Steve, Nick, Jess, Amanda, Alicia, Samantha, Andy, Jillian, Alex, and Liam; beautiful great-grandchildren Layla, Evan, Colton, Bennett, Peyton, Ashton, and Rhett;  dear lifelong friend of 65 years Blanche Williams, Dartmouth, NS;  brothers  Buddy, BC; Freddy, ON; and Johnny, NB;  sister Theresa, NB; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was always so grateful for the care and compassion of PCH  nurses, the Home Care nurses, and Dr. Moyse. The family would also like to thank the excellent care he received from Andrews of Summerside and Dr. Hal McRae. Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, PE. Celebration of Life will be announced later. Memorial donations to the Poppy Fund at your local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated.
http://www.moase.ca/obituaries/146189

Post last modified: May 8, 2020 @ 9:29 am

Reminder/Update: Synergy Fitness offering PEI curling club members Virtual Training sessions starting May 11

 

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition in Charlottetown is offering PEI curling club members a “Virtual Training Program” starting May 11 and running until June 27.

 Live classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 pm, and no equipment is required.

The Training Program will include:

– 2 workouts per week (Live on Zoom) *will be recorded for those who miss the times.

– 2 workouts to follow on their Trainheroic training app (includes instructions, videos, logging capabilities, calendar, etc.)

– 2 Sport Science Seminars (Nutrition & Recovery, Mental Skills & Goal Setting)

Cost: $80 plus tax 

Health regulations will be evaluated prior to July/August to hopefully provide participants the option of continuing “virtual training” or to switch to “small group” training programs in the gym. 

If you decide to participate, please register with Synergy Fitness & Nutrition directly. As well, Curl PEI will create a list to see if there are enough curlers to have our own group sessions.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Amy Duncan at Curl PEI at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

To register, contact Synergy at:
 (902) 370-5666 or kristophermacphee@gmail.com

Post last modified: May 4, 2020 @ 3:27 pm

For the Love of Curling Scholarship Program now Accepting Applications. Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine was a recipient last year

(Curling Canada) As the curling world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, messages of hope and resilience are being sent by young athletes around the world.

And that will be one of the central themes of Curling Canada’s 2020 For the Love of Curling scholarship program, which began taking applications May 1st.

The program will award 10 $2,500 scholarships to male and female curlers in Canada who best demonstrate athletic and academic prowess as well as community leadership.

Ten players at the 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors were past recipients of the For the Love of Curling Scholarship. From left, Ryan McNeil Lamswood, Desmond Young, Lauren Lenentine, Paige Papley, Karlee Burgess, Lindsay Dubue, Kira Brunton, Emily Zacharias, Mackenzie Zacharias, Ryan Jacques. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

As part of the application, the young athletes are asked to write a two-page essay, and this year’s theme will focus on the COVID-19 outbreak. The essay should reflect “on how you, your teammates and your curling community were impacted by the 2020 Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. During these challenging times of social and physical distancing, event cancellations and the curling season suspending early, where are you finding inspiration, strength and positivity, and how are you role-modelling these same attributes for those around you?”

Emphasis will be placed on athletes who have competed at the provincial/territorial level or higher, who have maintained a good level of academic standing, while showing a strong commitment to their community through involvement in coaching, instructing and volunteer activities. Athletes must be under the age of 24 as of Dec. 31, 2020, and not have received the For the Love of Curling Scholarship previously.

“Young athletes can provide such inspiration and hope, and we’re extremely proud that our scholarship program plays a valuable role in helping these athletes,” said John Shea, Chair of the Curling Canada Board of Governors. “We know curling will return, we know fans and athletes alike will embrace that return, and we also know this year’s scholarship recipients will be future leaders in our communities who will inspire others to be better.”

At the 2020 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Langley, B.C., there were 10 former recipients of the For The Love of Curling Scholarship, including all four members of the 2020 Canadian and world junior women’s championship team: Mackenzie Zacharias, Emily Zacharias, Karlee Burgess and Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine.

The application process runs from May 1 to June 30, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded in August.

For more information or to apply, visit online at www.curling.ca/scholarship2020.

Post last modified: May 4, 2020 @ 3:01 pm

Reminder: Curl PEI seeking PEI curling club members’ input, with this 5-10 minute survey

With events over for the season, Curl PEI is working on plans for next season and they want to hear from PEI curlers.  If you are a member of a curling club on PEI, they would like to hear your views about our provincial championships.  They have put together a survey that will take 5-10 minutes to complete, and will provide valuable input going forward. 

You can complete the survey online at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQDF3XY

Post last modified: May 2, 2020 @ 9:48 am

Synergy Fitness offering PEI curling club members Virtual Training sessions starting May 11

 

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition in Charlottetown is offering PEI curling club members a “Virtual Training Program” starting May 11 and running until June 27.

The Training Program will include:

– 2 workouts per week (Live on Zoom) *will be recorded for those who miss the times.

– 2 workouts to follow on their Trainheroic training app (includes instructions, videos, logging capabilities, calendar, etc.)

– 2 Sport Science Seminars (Nutrition & Recovery, Mental Skills & Goal Setting)

Cost: $80 plus tax 

Health regulations will be evaluated prior to July/August to hopefully provide participants the option of continuing “virtual training” or to switch to “small group” training programs in the gym. 

If you decide to participate, please register with Synergy Fitness & Nutrition directly. As well, Curl PEI will create a list to see if there are enough curlers to have our own group sessions.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Amy Duncan at Curl PEI at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

To register, contact Synergy at:
 (902) 370-5666 or kristophermacphee@gmail.com

Post last modified: Apr 28, 2020 @ 10:06 am

AGM postponed until August or September

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, which includes rules on physical distancing, we will be postponing our Annual General Meeting until August or September.

We will send out a firm date closer to the event.

 

Post last modified: Apr 27, 2020 @ 6:05 pm

Recognizing another volunteer during National Volunteer Week!

The Cornwall Club has so many stellar volunteers that we could acknowledge for National Volunteer Week… and our gratitude runs so deep for all of these helping hands!! One of those wonderful volunteers is our very own webmaster, ’reporter’, and social media superstar, Derek MacEwen!

Derek covers all the club news from weather closures and league draws, to sharing wonderful stories about members (both past and present).  He highlights our advertisers and shares all the current news on provincial and national curling events.

We are able to reach out to our membership regularly and stay in touch by way of Derek’s talented writing. To say that our members appreciate Derek’s time and commitment, would be an enormous understatement!

We know, without a doubt, we have a fully comprehensive webpage and that all of our important members‘ communication is due to his heartfelt dedication.

As if being our media guru not enough, Derek is also the Draw Master for our very successful Wednesday Evening Ladder League! He was also a member of our Board of Directors and served as President, at which time there were some wonderful club initiatives.

Derek is also often available to help in many other ways~ he has been a BBQ chef, lead tournament scoring, and many other offers of help. Recently Derek took on a project (presented by our Club President, Bryan Sutherland) relating to thousands of treasured club photographs from over the years. Derek volunteered to preserve our club photo history by hand scanning thousands of photos, and then uploading them our webpage for all to see!!

This was no small feat and so appreciated!
 Thank you, Derek…. for your time and talent! You are a wonderful person and all of your roles at the Cornwall Curling Club have contributed to our thriving and special club!

Lori, Club Manager

 
Post last modified: Apr 26, 2020 @ 8:26 pm

Thanks to our Board of Directors during National Volunteer Week!

It’s National Volunteer Week and we cannot emphasize enough how incredibly lucky we are to have such wonderfully dedicated, compassionate, and fun volunteers! They are the heart and soul of our thriving and beautiful community curling club right here in lovely Cornwall, Prince Edward Island!

Until April 25th we would like to highlight some of our fantastic volunteers…

We will need to start right here~ with our fantastic Board of Directors!

The current Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors follows a legendary line up of executive members who have built and developed our club into one of the top sporting facilities on the island. The original Board of Directors of 1981 contributed personal financial guarantees to help with the start-up of the club, along with hours of volunteer time. Their passionate intentions were carried forward over the years by many ultraistic and committed volunteers. Today the Board of Directors also shares their time and talents to continue to ensure a thriving community recreation choice for our Island!

We extend our gratitude and thanks to all our Boards of Directors, both present and past!

Post last modified: Apr 22, 2020 @ 8:21 pm

Former Cornwall curler Donald DeWolfe wins MSVU Athletic Awards (Guardian)

 

Alex Gallant

Alex Gallant, a third-year UNB student from Summerside won the Red and Black award for the Reds’ men’s curling team, while Cornwall’s Donald Dewolfe, a third-year bachelor of science student at Mount St. Vincent, and a former PEI Under 18 championship-winning skip and Curling Canada Foundation “For the Love of Curling” scholarship recipient, shared the MSVU cross country coach’s award.

Donald DeWolfe

DeWolfe, a presidential scholar with a Grade Point Average of 4.3, was also one of three recipients of the Windsor Flash Trophy for highest GPA.

Click for the PEI Guardian’s full story on PEI student-athletes recognized.

Post last modified: Apr 22, 2020 @ 10:20 am

PEI businesses, including lobster suppers like Club sponsor New Glasgow Lobster Suppers, facing uncertainty – please give them your support when they open! (CBC)

P.E.I.’s lobster supper restaurants say they’re unsure of what the season holds, as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches onward.

For those in the intersection of the seafood and tourism industries, two big questions loom: whether there will be a Spring lobster season for P.E.I. (Apr. 22 update: season now starting May 15) and whether restrictions will be lifted on the Confederation Bridge and airport to allow for tourism.

New Glasgow Lobster Suppers has been serving lobster in New Glasgow since 1958. (New Glasgow Lobster Suppers)

“We’re all kind of at a standstill as far as not knowing when things are going to be lifted,” said Carl Nicholson, general manager and part owner of New Glasgow Lobster Suppers.

Nicholson said their management team thinks the business will likely be closed for the entire month of May in order to maintain physical distancing and flatten the curve. 

“Mother’s Day is one of our busiest days of the year, but one of the reasons it’s our busiest day of the year is it’s an opportunity for families to take the mothers out and treat them and have that interaction at the table,” he said. 

“We tend not to be, you know, a place that people want to take out and dine in the car with a lobster supper.”

Nicholson said July and August are the restaurant’s busiest months, and they would need to be open then to salvage part of the season. Even if there isn’t a tourism season, he said they would open for Islanders if public health measures allowed for it.

“We’ve always had good support from Islanders over the years so we think, you know, they would continue to support us,” he said.

“We have two dining rooms, so we can take out tables, we can spread it out so that people are further apart.”

Click for full story at CBC PEI

Post last modified: Apr 22, 2020 @ 10:23 am

Curl PEI seeking PEI curling club members’ input, with this 5-10 minute survey

With events over for the season, Curl PEI is working on plans for next season and they want to hear from PEI curlers.  If you are a member of a curling club on PEI, they would like to hear your views about our provincial championships.  They have put together a survey that will take 5-10 minutes to complete, and will provide valuable input going forward. 

You can complete the survey online at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQDF3XY

Post last modified: Apr 18, 2020 @ 7:52 am

Remembering Stephen Turner

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Stephen Turner, a former Cornwall Curling Club member who passed away when his car left the road in New Brunswick. He was 27, and it was determined that he died of natural causes. At the time, he was Executive Assistant to Education Minister Doug Currie.  A memorial fund/scholarship was set up in his honour to be awarded annually to a PEI post-secondary student who has shown interest within, and commitment to the political process and community organizations on the Island. Our sympathies to the Turner family on this anniversary.

https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/obituaries/stephen-turner-37881/

http://www.inmemoriam.ca/view-announcement-193901-stephen-turner.html

Post last modified: Apr 17, 2020 @ 7:11 am

Wrapping up our photo galleries with early Boards of Directors and our first provincial champs!

We’ve finished scanning our photo albums from our early days, and are finishing up with pictures of our early Boards of Directors, along with some more photos from our first provincial championship team. Back in 1983 the club won its first of many provincial junior championships. Nancy Coffin, Sharon Cole, Pam Sherren, and Heather Worth, with coach Roy Coffin represented the Island in Calgary. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed these photo trips back to our past! You can find out more about our Club’s history, as well as who was on those early Boards of Directors, on our website under the Info menu item, under History.

Click on a picture to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead/back.

 

Post last modified: Apr 16, 2020 @ 7:40 pm

Cornwall’s Ella Lenentine rink are March SCORE! of the Month winners!

Congratulations to the Ella Lenentine rink from here at the Cornwall Curling Club, who won the March Sport PEI / Sport Charlottetown SCORE! of the Month honours!

The Lenentine rink went undefeated with a 6-0 record to win the P.E.I. Under 13 Open Curling Championship at the Montague Curling Club.

Ella Lenentine U13 Champion Team (L-R): Curl PEI President Sandy Matheson, Kacey Gauthier (lead), Makiya Noonan (second),  Mollie Shaw (3rd), Ella Lenentine (skip), Robbie Lenentine (coach)

 

The team is made up of lead Kacey Gauthier, second Makiya Noonan, third Mollie Shaw and skip Ella Lenentine coached by Robbie Lenentine. Seven teams in total participated in a round-robin format.

Each month, SCORE! Sport Charlottetown and Sport PEI recognize achievements by our Island athletes.  To nominate an athlete, please email lboudreau@sportpei.pe.ca

Post last modified: Apr 9, 2020 @ 6:39 pm

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

Stick curling is much more than wins and losses for a decorated duo from Cornwall.

Ruth Stavert and Gloria Clarke have won eight of the 11 Maritime championships that have been played, but the sport’s impact on them goes much deeper. It has kept them active and having fun while building new relationships in retirement.

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

“We all like to win, don’t get me wrong. None of us would ever go out on the ice and not try our best to win. But trying your best is different than always winning,” Clarke said. “Winning is great, but it’s kind of secondary.”

Clarke said the friendships stand out the most to her. She enjoys playing the sport with friends and taking trips to Maritime competitions to catch up with her peers.

“It’s just a wonderful fraternity of friends,” she said. “You only see them once a year, but you feel like you know them more than that.”

“There’s always a great hugging time when we meet one another,” Stavert added.

Curling history

The duo’s path to stick curling is different, but the love of sport and friendship that sport has provided them is very similar.

Stavert, a 70-year-old Cornwall resident, began curling in 1970 in the old Montague club.

In 2013, she had hip replacement surgery and during her six-week checkup asked her orthopedic surgeon if she could return to curling. The surgeon said she could try it.

A few days after receiving the green light to try it, she went to the club with her husband, Ernie, to test it. The results weren’t positive. 

Disappointed, she returned home. 

Once there Ernie started working on something downstairs. He later appeared with her push broom with an apparatus attached to the top that Ruth could use on the ice as a crutch.

They went back to the club to test it and the apparatus passed with flying colours.

Clarke, 69, grew up on P.E.I., met her husband, Adrian, and moved to Newfoundland and Labrador for years to teach. 

She learned to curl in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., in 1972 at the club on the Canadian Forces Base.

“Until that time, I had never thrown a rock in my life,” she said. “I joined the ladies league with three other great friends and great curlers. We jumped in off the deep end, and nobody wants to skip, so guess what, ‘Gloria was the skip’. And we had a ball of fun.”

The Clarkes returned to P.E.I. in 2009 after retiring.

Gloria had been away from the sport for about 20 years when she heard stick curling was an option in Cornwall.

Stavert asked Clarke if she was interested in curling together.

The sport was relatively new on P.E.I., so they played with men’s teams to gain experience. It took a while to catch on, Clarke said.

“It’s a wonderful sport,” Clarke added. “I don’t think many people realize how good a game the actual two-person stick curling game is.

“You’re always on – you’re either throwing the rock or skipping.”

Clarke said she is grateful to have stumbled across the sport and at such a fun, supportive club in Cornwall.

Click to read the full (premium) story in The Guardian.

 

Post last modified: Apr 4, 2020 @ 7:45 am

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

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, kitchens and living rooms across P.E.I. have been transformed into makeshift home offices. 

To help Islanders working from home, UPEI’s Active Living Lab is offering free appointments to receive online ergonomic assessments. Islanders can schedule an appointment with the lab online for a virtual assessment, said Carrie Jones, a kinesiologist with the lab.

Carrie Jones

“You want to keep your shoulders relaxed,” she said. “Being uncomfortable is a sign that something’s not right.” 

“You need your screen up at eye-height so you can keep your neck nice and straight and so that you’re looking straight ahead and you need your keyboard down where your elbows are.” 

Jones said people will be asked to send a few pictures of their current home office setup before their assessment, to give the person conducting it a sense of the situation.

The Workers Compensation Board is helping fund the project with the aim of helping reduce injuries and help people return from work who have been injured.

Jones said people can go to the lab’s website if they’re interested in arranging an assessment

Click for the full story at CBC PEI

Post last modified: Mar 29, 2020 @ 10:06 am

Photo album from 1989-1992

You may recognize a lot more current and recent members as we move ahead to the years from 1989 to 1992.

Click on an album page to view large, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead and back.

 

Post last modified: Mar 26, 2020 @ 7:57 pm

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

NEW DOMINION, P.E.I. (by Jason Malloy)

New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine and her teammates are staying together.

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

The world junior championship-winning squad of skip Mackenzie Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess, second Emily Zacharias and lead Lenentine will all move up to women’s competition next season. Lenentine and Emily Zacharias both had junior eligibility left.

“We knew that we had a really good season and we just kind of wanted to see what else we could do, so we made the decision to all move up,” Lenentine said Sunday. “We both thought it would be best if we just continued with our team because we did have really good chemistry and I think that we can keep pushing ourselves.”

“We’re definitely in the toughest curling province, so we are going to be in tough for a little while, but just being able to play those teams regularly, I think that’s going to be really beneficial because we can learn from that,” said Lenentine.

Click for the full story in The Guardian

Post last modified: Mar 23, 2020 @ 2:43 pm

An album of newspaper clippings

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

Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead and back,

Post last modified: Mar 20, 2020 @ 10:18 pm

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

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

 

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

Three rinks — Gordon MacDonald and Floyd Stewart from Montague, Anne Barwise and Audrey Callaghan from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, and the Etta Reid and Elaine Hughes duo from the Cornwall Curling Club made it to the quarter-finals, while Walter Callaghan and Roger Gavin from Western Community, and reigning Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Curling Champampionship Open Division winners Sherrill Barwise and Bill Smith, also from the Alberton club, didn’t advance to the playoff round.

This event concluded the PEI stick curling season, as an event scheduled for Western Community on March 23rd has been cancelled.

Post last modified: Mar 20, 2020 @ 4:22 pm

Photo Gallery – 1984 Fashion Show!

1984 was a very busy year at the Cornwall Curling Club, as we hosted the “Scott” provincial women’s championship and the Maritime Firefighters.

We also had to do a considerable amount of fundraising back then to get the club on a firm financial footing, and fundraising that season included a fall fashion show, a “roast”, and compiling and selling a club cookbook.

We found an album from the October fashion show, The photos are a little yellowed, but it’s great to know that our members didn’t just wear Lopi sweaters all the time!

Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead and back.

 

Post last modified: Mar 18, 2020 @ 9:02 pm

Club building now closing Thursday noon

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

We are doing our best to comply with changing recommendations, and apologize for the short notice!

Post last modified: Mar 18, 2020 @ 7:16 pm

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

2020 Canadian Masters Curling Championships
March 30 – April 5, 2020
Riverside Country Club, Rothesay, N.B. and TSA (Thistle St-Andrews) Curling Club, Saint John
Website

PEI Representatives were to be the Sandy Hope women’s team and Bill Hope men’s team, both from the Cornwall Curling Club.

Update: 

Regretfully we have had to cancel the 2020 Canadian Masters Curling Championship in Rothesay New Brunswick.

As the COVID-19 situation has unfolded provinces and national associations have published stronger guidelines and taken more decisive action in a number of areas, including sporting events. It has become apparent that the rapidly evolving situation will continue to disrupt regular life for an undetermined time.

Co-chairs:

Gail Samaan and Wayne Cooper

Post last modified: Mar 18, 2020 @ 1:44 pm

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

(Cornwall’s Katie Shaw rink are the PEI U18 Girls representatives for this event)

Curling Canada’s final scheduled national curling championship, the 2020 Canadian Under-18 boys and girls championship, will be postponed indefinitely due to concerns of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it was announced by Curling Canada.

The event was scheduled for April 20-25 in Sudbury, Ont. 

Last week, Curling Canada also indefinitely postponed the national mixed doubles and seniors championships, which were scheduled for this week in Portage la Prairie, Man., as well as the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, which was to be played in Boucherville, Que., from April 25-30.

“We’d like to thank the host committee and volunteers in Sudbury for all of the hard work they did in preparing to host the Under-18 championships,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “We share their disappointment, and that of the athletes, but we are united in understanding the gravity of the current situation and the need to make decisions such as this to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

Click to read at Curling Canada

Post last modified: Mar 18, 2020 @ 12:02 pm

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

Play came to a halt after only four weeks of the seven-week final round of the Wednesday Evening Ladder League, but we have played more than half the games, and have clear winners, so we will be awarding the prizes to the winning team in each pool. We missed the chance to take the photos, though, and will be mailing out the prize certificates.

The Greg Groves rink won the “A” Pool, sponsored by Clow’s Red and White General Store in Hampshire, with a perfect 4-0 win-loss record. The Landon Warder team came second with a 3-1 record, with the Rob Gallant foursome also going 3-1, but lost to the Warder team in their game.

Other members of Greg’s rink are Donald Weeks, Marjorie Matthews, and Ken Monaghan.

The “B” Pool, sponsored by New Glasgow Lobster Suppers, was won by the Kellie-Lynn Younker team with a 3-1 win-loss record. The Josh McInnis rink had the same record, but lost 9-2 to Younker in their game on Feb. 26, and finish in second place. There were 3 teams at 2-2, skipped by Kim Nicholson, Clara Jack, and Peter Joostema.

Playing with Kellie-Lynn were Danika Venoit and Katelyn Burgoyne.

Amazingly, we’ve had no duplicate winners this year, with the Kim Nicholson and Clara Jack rinks winning Round One, the Mark MacDonald and Greg Robertson teams capturing Round Two, and the Greg Groves and Kellie-Lynn Younker rinks taking the final round.

Thanks to our sponsors this year – Charlottetown Bottle and Metal and Sam’s Restaurant (Round One), D.P. Murphy Inc./Wendy’s and Belvedere Golf Club (Round Two) and Clow’s Red and White and New Glasgow Lobster Suppers (Round Three)

Thanks also to the fourteen teams who took part in the league – hope to see everyone back in October!

  • Derek MacEwen, Ladder League Drawmaster
Post last modified: Mar 18, 2020 @ 11:15 am

Photos from 1982 – Montreal Trust bonspiel and April Club Ch’ship

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

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

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Post last modified: Mar 17, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

Lost and Found!

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

 

Post last modified: Mar 17, 2020 @ 12:51 pm

Update: Please clean out your lockers as soon as possible

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

Post last modified: Mar 17, 2020 @ 11:12 am

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

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

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

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Post last modified: Mar 17, 2020 @ 11:01 am

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

Team Zacharias, World Junior Women’s Curling Champions, have announced that their team will be sticking together for the next season. The team includes New Dominion PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, who is a member of the Cornwall Curling Club.

 

Post last modified: Mar 17, 2020 @ 8:37 am

More Photos from 1982-83 season

It’s back to the Lopi sweater days of the 1982-1983 season for this album!

Included are a few Bonspiels — the Cornwall Shell Opening Bonspiel, the Gulf Vending Mixed and the Schwartz Mixed (with a man in a sharp Schwartz Spices red blazer!) and a $5 per couple Christmas party where Dino Dunsford was singing, introduced by a guy in a turtleneck (see if you recognize him – he’s still around the Club!)

Astute viewers of the ice house photos will note that we used to have five rows of lights. Apparently they were causing glare problems, so they were replaced with the three rows that we have now,

Up next, we’ll be going back to the early days of the Club – the 1981-82 season (although we didn’t actually throw any rocks until January 1982).

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Post last modified: Mar 17, 2020 @ 11:03 am

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

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

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

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

Thanks to all the teams who participated this year, to drawmaster Bill Hope, and a special thanks to Upstreet! We are proud to have their Do-Good and Commons beer on tap, and by all reports, our members love it!

We are planning a reception, as a part of our AGM (afterwards), where we
will have a year-end celebration of the league winners (along with Provincial,
National, and World competitors from the club).

Post last modified: Mar 16, 2020 @ 12:15 pm

Town of Cornwall suspends March Break events and Facility Bookings

In addition to the Cornwall Curling Club’s announcement on Sunday that curling activities are now suspended for the season, our landlords, the Town of Cornwall, have made the following announcement:

COVID 19 Update: In the best interest of safety for our residents, participants and staff, the Town will be suspending all programs and March Break events as well as any bookings at Town facilities until further notice.

Post last modified: Mar 16, 2020 @ 9:47 am

Photo Album with assorted pictures from 1989 to 2000

Now that we know that curling is over for the season, let’s continue our look back on “days of yore” here at the Club, moving the timeline ahead a bit to start in 1989, a year when we rented the ice out in the summer for a figure skating camp. In the mix is a junior closing, some club spiels, some provincial championship curling, including the famous sign from 2000 when we hosted the “Tankard Final Eights” Provincial Men’s Championship, becoming the first PEI curling ch’ship to charge admission, and also the first one to have a website and live scoring (website is still around at https://peicurling.com/tankard/2000/ with the Andrew Robinson rink winning the event).

We have three more albums from the first couple of years at the Club and will be posting them in the next day or two (there is still another unopened box at the Club, too).

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Post last modified: Mar 15, 2020 @ 9:35 pm

The Cornwall Curling Club is ending the season, effective immediately

Dear Cornwall Curling Club Members:

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

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

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

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

 

 

Post last modified: Mar 15, 2020 @ 5:41 pm

Photo album from 1982/83

It’s back to the corn brooms for this album from our early days!
You may not recognize too many people, but it will give you an idea of all the fun that was had (and trophies that were won) back then! 

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Post last modified: Mar 15, 2020 @ 4:13 pm

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

In this album, we’re skipping ahead to our 20th Anniversary celebrations in February 2002, along with some photos from the Scotties men’s tour visit to here in 2003, and a “skate on the ice” Junior closing party from back then, too. Stay tuned — our next album will return us to the early days!

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Post last modified: Mar 15, 2020 @ 12:42 pm

Reminder: Club Closed Today (Sunday)

This is a reminder as per our previous announcement that our facilities are closed today, Sunday March 15th, with all curling instruction, leagues, and rentals cancelled for the day and evening.

The Board of Directors will be holding an emergency meeting today to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and how our club will respond to such for the remainder of the season. We will update you following the meeting.

We appreciate your understanding. This is not an easy process for the Board and staff. We appreciate your positive support as we move through this decision-making process.

Post last modified: Mar 15, 2020 @ 12:46 pm

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

Since we’re taking a break from curling, it’s a good time to take a trip back in time here at the Cornwall Curling Club, to the days when some curlers were still using corn brooms, and photos were taken with film cameras. We are cleaning out our old photo albums and will be scanning some, cleaning them up a bit (film colour dyes change and fade overtime) and posting them here. This first batch includes our early Club Presidents, including Ladies Presidents, back when there were separate men’s and women’s organizations, and some of our bonspiels from those days. Also found in the albums are some more recent photos, including Suzanne Gaudet (now Birt) back in her Junior Days, Russ Howard and team on a visit to our Club, and Guy Hemmings, too. Also in the mix is our first Junior champions, the rink of Nancy Coffin, Sharon Cole, Pam Sherren, and Heather Worth, with coach Roy Coffin, and the Sarah Fullerton rink, who were PEI Junior champs later on, as well as our Special Olympics curlers.

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