Reminder: Practice makes perfect! Sunday Afternoon Members’ Practice starts today!

Before you hit the ice in your first league game, be sure to get the cobwebs out with some Sunday practice time! Practice ice is free to paid-up Club members, starting today from 3-6 pm. Call the Club at (902) 566-4427 or email cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca, to guarantee your practice slot in advance, or this week just show up! 

practicegirl

Post last modified: Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:02 am

Team Zacharias, with Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine, advances to semis in Winnipeg cashspiel

Manitoba’s Team Zacharias, which includes Cornwall Curling Club member Lauren Lenentine (on the right in photo), reports that they had a great day Saturday and managed to qualify on the B side in the $3200 total purse Atkins Curling Classic semis in Winnipeg this afternoon at 1PM CT/3 PM Atlantic. The furthest advancing eligible team in this event will win a provincial berth. You can watch the game on their Facebook livestream and get live results from CurlingZone

Post last modified: Oct 25, 2020 @ 7:02 am

Sunday Open House/Return to Play Orientation for Parents/Caregivers of current & prospective Age 6-12 curlers

(Those whose kids are already registered have previously been contacted by email)
We are holding an Open House and Return to Play Orientation tomorrow (Sunday, October 25) at 2 pm here at the Club for Parents and Caregivers of currently registered Little Rockers (age 6-7) and Novice (8-12) curlers, as well as those who may be interested in signing their kids up for our instructional curling program.

We can accept a maximum of 40 Parents/Caregivers. Please note that this is NOT for the curlers themselves — their Orientation begins November 1st. Those whose kids are not currently enrolled are requested to email their interest in attending to cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca to ensure your spot, as space is limited.

Post last modified: Oct 24, 2020 @ 4:43 pm

2 sheets of Practice Ice for members available both today (Sat) from 3-5, and Sun. 10-12 noon

Attention members:
We have two extra sheets of practice ice available today, from 3-5 pm, as well as on Sunday from 10 am until 12 noon. Call (902) 566-4427 or just show up and take your chances!

Post last modified: Oct 24, 2020 @ 1:30 pm

Cornwall members Lenentine, Birt, and Casey among world medallists highlighted at Royalty Centre display

Sport PEI has unveiled the newest additions to their display at Royalty Centre, Island athletes who have excelled on the world stage.

There are four entries for curling, including:
– the World Junior Championship-winning Suzanne Gaudet rink,
– two-time World Junior Champion Lauren Lenentine,
– Brett Gallant, who has won a World Men’s Championship, along with Silver in World Junior, World Men’s, and World Mixed Doubles, and the 
– Brett Gallant rink, World Junior Silver Medallists

Lauren Lenentine, Suzanne (Gaudet) Birt, and Adam Casey from Team Brett Gallant, have memberships at our Club this season. Congrats to them and all the athletes highlighted!

For the complete list visit: https://twitter.com/SportPEI/status/1319654517877673985

Post last modified: Oct 24, 2020 @ 12:30 pm

Pepsi Under 16 Junior Development league starts next Sat. and is looking for three more teams

We are looking for three more teams for our Saturday morning Pepsi Under 16 Junior Developmental League, so sign up as soon as you can! The first draw goes next Saturday October 31.

The league is open to teams from all PEI curling clubs, and will run at least seven selected Saturday mornings throughout the season

The Drawmaster will attempt, as much as possible, to schedule the league play days so as not to conflict with provincial and Maritime tournament schedules. This U16 Junior Developmental League is intended to provide competitive league experience to U16 junior teams. For many it will be their first introduction to such. There is a focus on learning the rules around tournament play, and a hope that experienced teams will mentor new ones.

Registration fee is $40 plus tax per curler for the season. Registration is live at CornwallCurling.com/registration for those who want to register and/or pay online (look for Junior Development League).  

Call the Club at (902) 566-4427 or email cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca if you would like more information.

 

Post last modified: Oct 24, 2020 @ 7:52 am

Update: Wednesday evening Ladder League now has 16 teams!

We received TWO more entries to our Wednesday evening Ladder League today, making a full draw of 16 teams. Due to the late entry, rather than redo the Qualifier Night draw, we will have them play off against each other, with the winner going to the A pool and the other team going to B.

We haven’t received full rosters, but one is the PEI Firefighters Championship rink, which normally includes Alan Brown, William Callbeck (entered), Cornwall area’s Mike MacRae (entered) and lead Winston Bryan, while the other is the Brayden Snow rink who are the reigning PEI Under 18 Boy’s champs, and last year included Snow, Jack MacFadyen (entered), Liam Barbrick, and Davis Nicholson.

After this week’s Qualifier Night, the A and B pools of eight teams each will alternate between 6:30 and 8:30 draw times, with the “B” Pool getting the 6:30 draw on week number One, as the “A” pool played at 6:30 in our last games, on March 11 (we missed the last 3 weeks) last season.

Here is the Qualifier Night Draw for October 28. Winning teams go to the “A” Pool for Round One, non-winners go to “B”.

6:30 pm

Ice 1: Robertson vs Groves
Ice 2: Jack vs Quilty
Ice 3: MacDougall vs Callaghan
Ice 4: Younker vs Joostema

8:30 pm

Ice 1: Gallant vs Neima
Ice 2: Firefighters vs Snow
Ice 3: Watts vs McInnis
Ice 4: MacDonald vs Kamphuis

We would like to remind all teams to enter the ice house via sheet 4, and exit via sheet 1.
We request that teams mark whether they won or lost their Qualifier Night game on the draw sheet that will be on the green table. Score is not required to be marked for Qualifier Night.
The dates for the 3 rounds would be:
Round One: Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16,
Round Two: Dec. 23, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10
Round Three: Feb: 17, 24, Mar 3,10, 17, 24, 31

Updated Rosters

4th 3rd 2nd 1st
Hank Kamphuis Gerald Dykerman Pat MacInnis Sandra Sobey
Paul Neima Alan Mason Jeff Hannam Randy Goodman
Rob Gallant Hans Wicki Derek Gallant Derek MacEwen
David Younker Doug Campbell Gary O’Sullivan Rebecca Rolfe
Greg Robertson Kim Pippy Jeff Arsenault Laura Arsenault
Joe Callaghan David Fullerton Kellie-Lynn Younker John White
Mark MacDonald Nelson Duguay Geoff Boyle Roger Richard
Gregory Groves Donald Weeks TBA Marjorie Matthews
Kelly Watts Cathy Handren Paula Ling Rick Doiron
Clara Jack Beth Walsh Grace Bulger Aurora Ulvstal
Josh McInnis
(Team Legion of Broom)
Robert Deziel TBA TBA
Chris MacDougall Darren MacKinnon Sharon Campbell Lacey Gallant
Peter Joostema (Team HJWZ) Bob Wakelin George Zafiris Stephen Hickey
Aleya Quilty Tyler MacKenzie Eddy Bushev Alyssa Holliday
Team Snow Jack MacFadyen    
(Firefighters) Will Callbeck Mike MacRae  

 

 

 

Post last modified: Oct 23, 2020 @ 10:07 pm

Practice makes perfect! Sunday Afternoon Members’ Practice starts this weekend

Before you hit the ice in your first league game, be sure to get the cobwebs out with some Sunday practice time! Practice ice is free to paid-up Club members, starting this Sunday from 3-6 pm. Call the Club at (902) 566-4427 or email cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca, to guarantee your practice slot in advance, or this week just show up! 

practicegirl

Post last modified: Oct 23, 2020 @ 4:59 pm

Ice rentals STILL available on Sat. aft. and Sun. morn. for PEI curlers looking for early ice this season

 
For those looking for an early ice rental, the Cornwall Curling Club still has rental ice available both this Saturday from 3-5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 12 noon. Hurry hard and call (902) 566-4427 or email cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca to book.
Post last modified: Oct 23, 2020 @ 4:50 pm

Check our website for the latest info and schedule for your leagues!

Our Orientation Week is concluding, with Round One of most of our regular leagues starting on Sunday. 
You can find out when you curl and who you curl against at any time in the Draws section of our website, CornwallCurling.com, which has the latest info on each league, including team and draw schedules as provided by the League drawmasters.

Please note that some of the draw charts may be wider than the screen on your touch screen smartphone, but are set up so that you can “drag” them right or left to view the entire chart. The Tuesday Competitive League draw charts are graphics instead of tables, so you will have to “pinch” your fingers apart to enlarge.

Post last modified: Oct 23, 2020 @ 2:01 pm

Wednesday evening Ladder League Qualifier Night Random Draw

We are pleased to report that our Wednesday evening Ladder League Orientation Night went well, with a great turnout, and curlers learning the new guidelines and getting in a practice game!
We are also delighted to report that we now have an even fourteen teams (the same number as last year) signed up, with the rink of Aleya Quilty, Tyler MacKenzie, Eddy Bushev and Alyssa Holiday joining. 

Up next is our annual Qualifier Night where we select teams at random to play each other, with the winners going in the “A” pool and the non-winners going to the “B” for the first of three seven-week rounds. After Qualifier Night we will use the same draw format and sheet allocation as last season, which means that the two pools of seven teams will alternate between 6:30 and 8:30 draw times, with one team from each pool playing each other in a crossover game, which will always be at 6:30 pm.

Here are the results of the random draw:
We will leave an inside sheet (#2, as we did #3 last week) empty (unless someone books it) for the late draw on Qualifier Night to help as people get used to the new physical distancing guidelines and the removal of separator boards.

Here is the Qualifier Night Draw for October 28.

6:30 pm

Ice 1: Robertson vs Groves
Ice 2: Jack vs Quilty
Ice 3: MacDougall vs Callaghan
Ice 4: Younker vs Joostema

8:30 pm

Ice 1: Gallant vs Neima
Ice 3: Watts vs McInnis
Ice 4: MacDonald vs Kamphuis

We would like to remind all teams to enter the ice house via sheet 4, and exit via sheet 1.
We request that teams mark whether they won or lost their Qualifier Night game on the draw sheet that will be on the green table. Score is not required to be marked for Qualifier Night.

 

 

Post last modified: Oct 23, 2020 @ 10:43 am

Not flying south this winter? Why not curl!

Snowbirds! Are you planning on staying home this winter? Now is a great time to head to the curling rink and spend your winter curling! Check out our no-commitment “Drop-In” curling, weekday mornings at 10 (limited availability on Wednesdays)!

 

(Poster courtesy of CurlSask)

Post last modified: Oct 23, 2020 @ 9:34 am

Thursday Night Draw Reminder/Update: new curler added, Orientation session Oct. 22 at 6:30 ONLY

Here are the 12 teams and the first round draw, starting October 29, for the Thursday night league, with four sheets used at 6:30 pm and two at 8:30. We now also have a few players on the waitlist who will be added to the Round Two draw, which starts Dec. 17.

There will be only ONE orientation session, at 6:30 pm, Thursday Oct. 22 (today) as there are a number of curlers who are in more than one draw, and would have attended on one of the previous evenings.

Draw/Schedule

Orientation night is Oct 22 at 6:30 pm.

Date/
Time
Ice 1

630

Ice 2

630

Ice 3

630

Ice 4

630

Ice 1

830

Ice 2

830

Ice 3

830

Ice 4

830

Oct 29 Brian M

vs

LandonW

Hans W

vs

Doug K

Doug C

vs

Larry C

Bruce T

vs

Garth C

Brent I

vs

Bryan S

Jody S

vs

Gary O

   
Nov 5 Gary O

vs

Doug K

Brent I

vs

Larry C

Bryan S

vs

Garth C

Jody S

vs

LandonW

    Bruce T

vs

Brian M

Doug C

vs

Hans W

Nov 12 Jody S

vs

Doug C

Gary O

vs

Hans W

Brent I

vs

Bruce T

Brian M

vs

Bryan S

    LandonW

vs

Doug K

Larry C

vs

Garth C

Nov 19 Doug K

vs

Bruce T

Brian M

vs

Garth C

Doug C

vs

LandonW

Hans W

vs

Larry C

Bryan S

vs

Gary O

Brent I

vs

Jody S

   
Nov 26 Larry C

vs

Jody S

Bryan S

vs

LandonW

Brent I

vs

Doug K

Garth C

vs

Gary O

    Bruce T

vs

Doug C

Brian M

vs

Hans W

Dec 3 Brent I

vs

Brian M

Gary O

vs

Doug C

Jody S

vs

Hans W

Bryan S

vs

Bruce T

    Doug K

vs

Larry C

Garth C

vs

Landon W

Dec 10 Doug K

vs

Doug C

Bruce T

vs

LandonW

Garth C

vs

Hans W

Larry C

vs

Brian M

    Bryan S

vs

Jody S

Brent I

vs

Gary O

 

Thursday Evening Draw Oct 29-Dec 10/2020 Team Rosters

Team Skip Third Second Lead
1 Brent Irving Gloria Turner Kathryn Roberts Jill Edwards
2 Gary O’Sullivan Terry MacCormac Dawn MacIsaac Colin MacIsaac
3 Bryan Sutherland Angela Sanderson Peter McLaughlin Niki McLaughlin
4 Jody Sanderson Kara Smith Darren Smith Larissa Sanderson
5 Bruce Thompson Katelyn Burgoyne George Piercey Patricia McCarville
6 Brian McCarville Sharon Campbell Amanda MacIntosh Charlene MacQuarrie
7 Doug Campbell Nancy Milton Marjorie Matthews Scott Carnall
8 Hans Wicki Kathy Thompson Lisa Idris Kevin Ross
9 Doug Kelly Shawna McGill Robbie Lenentine Heather Gauthier
10 Landon Warder Robbie Gauthier Jennifer Lenentine Laurie Kelly
11 Larry Cudmore David O’Connor Sandra MacKay Kim Muise
12 Garth Cudmore Byron Lindsay Italo Marzari Maureen Cudmore

 

Post last modified: Oct 22, 2020 @ 9:51 am

Reminder: No Daytime Competitive League Curling Oct. 21

This is a reminder that the Wednesday Daytime Competitive League WILL NOT be proceeding tomorrow (Wednesday) as we are doing orientation for daytime drop-in curling.
Orientation for the Wednesday competitive league is planned for next Wednesday (28th) with the league hoping to begin Nov 4th .

Post last modified: Oct 23, 2020 @ 2:03 pm

Daytime Competitive League signup: please fill in your rosters by Friday

The sign-up sheet will be up Wednesday morning by the Bulletin Board at the Club for team entries for the Wednesday Daytime Competitive League. Please fill in your rosters by Friday, October 23rd. There will be a space at the bottom for single entries who may not be members of a team, but would like to be.

The league’s “Orientation to Play” day will be Wednesday, October 28th, with sessions at both 10:00 am and 12:30 pm. Check online to see which session your team should attend.  (That information will be posted online by Monday, the 26th.)
The regular season draw will begin on Wednesday, November 4th.
Draw times will be at 12:30 pm, with 10:00 am games as well, depending on the number of teams.

Joanne and Paul Durant – Daytime Competitive League Drawmasters

Post last modified: Oct 20, 2020 @ 2:07 pm

Ice rentals available on Saturday for those looking for early ice this season

 
For those looking for an early ice rental, the Cornwall Curling Club has rental ice this Saturday from 3-5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 12 noon. Call (902) 566-4427 or email cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca to book.
Post last modified: Oct 20, 2020 @ 6:05 am

As part of our Return to Play plan, we invite you to Bring Your Own Ice Water!

Returning members will be aware of a couple of initiatives launched last year. One was A Club initiative to cut down on single-use plastics by encouraging curlers to bring their own reusable water bottles.

Carolyn Crockett and Elaine Hughes with their reusable water bottles last season.

The other was a ban on single-use bottled water sales in Town of Cornwall-owned facilities, like the Civic Centre which houses our curling club.

Both of these initiatives were helped out by the Club providing free ice water in a jug accessible to everyone. With COVID-19 concerns, we will have to make some changes to that practice.

Instead, we invite you to Bring Your Own Ice Water from home in your own reusable container.
You are also welcome to fill your container from our kitchen tap (sanitize the tap handle with a wipe after), while ice can be obtained in a small cup from the bar. We will also be happy to provide a cup of ice water if you happen to forget your reusable container. If you do this, you should put your name on the cup with a marker to ensure nobody else drinks from it by mistake.

Small adjustments like this will help keep the Cornwall Curling Club a safe place in which to play your favourite sport!

Post last modified: Oct 19, 2020 @ 11:17 am

Heads or Tails: some new (and not so new) ways to determine who has hammer in 1st end

As part of our Return to Play plan, we have retired our “community coin flipper” devices, so thirds are on their own to determine who has last rock advantage in the first end of your games. Here are a few alternatives:

1-Bring your own coin, just like the old days. Be sure it is only touched by the person who brought it.

2-Play Rock, Paper, Scissors. Rules: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_paper_scissors
According to Wikipedia, it may not be completely random if you play it many times against the same opponent (although it should be good enough in our situation): “Unlike truly random selection methods, however, rock paper scissors can be played with a degree of skill by recognizing and exploiting non-random behavior in opponents”

3-Bring your phone and use the website JustFlipaCoin.com

4-Download and use a coin flipper app on your phone. 
One of the best ad-free iPhone ones is simply called “Coin Flip” by Louise Gebran, and is available for iPhone at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/coin-flip/id1078160355

For Samsung and other Android phones (and watches!) check out Simple Coin Flip at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.banasiak.coinflip&hl=en_CA&gl=US

 

Post last modified: Oct 19, 2020 @ 7:30 am

Robertson edges Zacharias with Cornwall member Lenentine to win a spot in the Manitoba Women’s Provincials

The Darcy Robertson rink from Winnipeg edged the Mackenzie Zacharias rink from the Altona Curling Club 7-6 in the final on Sunday at the Morris Curling Club to win the Cargill Curling Centre Fall Classic and a spot in the Manitoba Women’s Provincials. Team Zacharias, which includes Cornwall Curling Club member Lauren Lenentine, and are the reigning World Junior champs, stole the 7th end to lead coming home. Down one with hammer, Robertson scored a deuce to pull out the win.

Ryan Wiebe of Winnipeg won the men’s event, including a berth in the Viterra Men’s Provincials. 

Team Robertson

 

Post last modified: Oct 19, 2020 @ 7:15 am

An Exciting Opening Night!

Sunday was an exciting night here at the Cornwall Curling Club!

 
Our ‘Return to Play’ Committee Chair Peter Murdoch lead our Drawmasters Training so they can lead their leagues during the “Orientation and Practice” Week!
 
Our Sunday Doubles League then kicked off practice play with some pickup games! Angus Kennedy tried out the new ice ….and he reports that he is a happy curler!
 
There will be a couple of hectic weeks ahead of us as we find our way to safely play this game we love…bear with us as we find our legs and get ready for an AWESOME 2020-21 season!
Post last modified: Oct 18, 2020 @ 9:29 pm

Wednesday Evening Ladder League: Draw for Oct. 21 Orientation Night/Practice Games

We have 13 teams signed up for the Wednesday Evening Ladder League, which means a weekly bye for one of the two pools at the moment. We would MUCH prefer to have an even number of teams to eliminate the bye, so let us know at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca as soon as possible if you are interested in entering a team in this two-pool, semi-competitive team-entry league (teams stay together the entire season).

Here is the draw for Orientation Night  (Oct. 21) so you will know whether to be there for 6:30 or 8:30. After your Orientation session, you will be scheduled to play a practice game (doesn’t count) of 4-6 ends (depending on how long the Orientation takes), with another team chosen by our random number generator. Team Clara Jack got the last slot and will have a team practice instead, unless another team signs up.

6:30 pm

Ice 1: Younker vs MacDonald

Ice 2: Neima vs McInnis

Ice 3: Robertson vs MacDougall

Ice 4: Joostema vs Gallant

8:30 pm

Ice 1: Kamphuis vs Callaghan

Ice 2: Groves vs Watts

Ice 4: Jack

We will then have our annual Qualifier night on the 28th where teams play another team (also will be chosen randomly) with the winners going into the “A Pool” and the non-winners going into the “B” for round one, which will start on November 4.

Here are the 13 team entries we have received. Some players didn’t specify their position, or there were two players in the same position, and four names have not been provided yet, so please let drawmaster Derek MacEwen know about additions or changes for your team by emailing derek.macewen@gmail.com. Note that players can play any position regardless of which they signed up for and can change from night to night.

Also, if you have not so, be sure to register for curling either in person or online!

Teams

4th 3rd 2nd 1st
Hank Kamphuis Gerald Dykerman Pat MacInnis Sandra Sobey
Paul Neima Alan Mason Jeff Hannam Randy Goodman
Rob Gallant Hans Wicki Derek Gallant Derek MacEwen
David Younker Doug Campbell Gary O’Sullivan Rebecca Rolfe
Greg Robertson Kim Pippy Jeff Arsenault Laura Arsenault
Joe Callaghan David Fullerton Kellie-Lynn Younker John White
Mark MacDonald Nelson Duguay Geoff Boyle Roger Richard
Gregory Groves Donald Weeks TBA Marjorie Matthews
Kelly Watts Cathy Handren Paula Ling Rick Doiron
Clara Jack Beth Walsh Grace Bulger Aurora Ulvstal
Josh McInnis
(Team Legion of Broom)
Robert Deziel TBA TBA
Chris MacDougall Darren MacKinnon Sharon Campbell Lacey Gallant
Peter Joostema (Team HJWZ) Bob Wakelin George Zafiris Stephen Hickey

 

 

Post last modified: Oct 20, 2020 @ 11:33 am

First Rock Thrown!

First rock thrown!!!?
Our Ice Technician Brent Irving threw the first stone on our ice today… and let’s just say…. the ice is running fast! ???
We have our Cornwall Curling Club ‘Return to Play’ Orientation and Practice Week this week and then next week the club will “officially” be open and we will be ready to Curl!!

Please note:
During this first week we will have limited groups in the clubhouse for orientation (fewer than 50, and fewer than 30 between 3 pm and 6 pm)
We ask that you respect our request for their week in honouring these numbers, as we find our “legs” and finalize our ‘Return to Play’ process and document.

If you are a daytime “Morning Drop In Curler” no worries about rushing in on Monday for orientation. We will be offering five sessions: one every day this week!!! Monday to Friday!
Daytime Committee Chair Paul Durant will lead all of these sessions and we will have ‘Return to Play’ committee members on site to support the orientation with any questions people may have.
We are “Better Together”!! ?
Post last modified: Oct 18, 2020 @ 2:53 pm

Contactless payments are the best payments!

One of the ways the COVID-19 virus can spread is by surface transmission, and we want to do our best to reduce any risk. A recent study found that the novel coronavirus can remain infectious on some surfaces — including banknotes — for at least 28 days!

Because of this, we are asking our members to pay for their purchases with debit or credit cards (we accept Visa and Mastercard-affiliated credit cards, but not Amex) as much as possible, and also to use the contactless “Tap and Pay” option if it’s set up on your card. We recognize that there may be occasions where you have to pay in cash, and we will continue to accept it, but it could take a little longer as employees will have to wash their hands, put on gloves, etc. 

 

We are pleased to announce that we have a new wireless terminal, which includes the Tap and Pay feature for contactless payments. With most cards, the Tap and Pay limit for a transaction is $250 for credit, and $100 for debit. Larger amounts require you to insert your card in the slot (or swipe the strip) and enter your PIN  We will be sanitizing the terminal after all payments that use the buttons.

Our hard-working bar staff will be working harder than ever with extra cleaning and disinfection. If you want to thank them, there’s a tip option on the terminal!

Post last modified: Oct 17, 2020 @ 8:36 pm

Thursday Night Draw: room for 1 more curler. Orientation session Oct. 22 at 6:30 ONLY

Here are the 12 teams and the first round draw, starting October 29, for the Thursday night league, with four sheets used at 6:30 pm and two at 8:30. There is still room for one more curler. Please sign up as soon as possible, as this spot could go fast!

There will be only ONE orientation session, at 6:30 pm, this coming Thursday Oct. 22, as there are a number of curlers who are in more than one draw, and would have attended on one of the previous evenings.

Draw/Schedule

Orientation night is Oct 22 at 6:30 pm.

Date Ice 1

630

Ice 2

630

Ice 3

630

Ice 4

630

Ice 1

830

Ice 2

830

Ice 3

830

Ice 4

830

Oct 29 Brian M

vs

LandonW

Hans W

vs

Doug K

Doug C

vs

Larry C

Bruce T

vs

Garth C

Brent I

vs

Bryan S

Jody S

vs

Gary O

   
Nov 5 Gary O

vs

Doug K

Brent I

vs

Larry C

Bryan S

vs

Garth C

Jody S

vs

LandonW

    Bruce T

vs

Brian M

Doug C

vs

Hans W

Nov 12 Jody S

vs

Doug C

Gary O

vs

Hans W

Brent I

vs

Bruce T

Brian M

vs

Bryan S

    LandonW

vs

Doug K

Larry C

vs

Garth C

Nov 19 Doug K

vs

Bruce T

Brian M

vs

Garth C

Doug C

vs

LandonW

Hans W

vs

Larry C

Bryan S

vs

Gary O

Brent I

vs

Jody S

   
Nov 26 Larry C

vs

Jody S

Bryan S

vs

LandonW

Brent I

vs

Doug K

Garth C

vs

Gary O

    Bruce T

vs

Doug C

Brian M

vs

Hans W

Dec 3 Brent I

vs

Brian M

Gary O

vs

Doug C

Jody S

vs

Hans W

Bryan S

vs

Bruce T

    Doug K

vs

Larry C

Garth C

vs

Landon W

Dec 10 Doug K

vs

Doug C

Bruce T

vs

LandonW

Garth C

vs

Hans W

Larry C

vs

Brian M

    Bryan S

vs

Jody S

Brent I

vs

Gary O

 

Thursday Evening Draw Oct 29-Dec 10/2020 Team Rosters

Team Skip Third Second Lead
1 Brent Irving Gloria Turner Kathryn Roberts Jill Edwards
2 Gary O’Sullivan Terry MacCormac Dawn MacIsaac Colin MacIsaac
3 Bryan Sutherland Angela Sanderson Peter McLaughlin Niki McLaughlin
4 Jody Sanderson Kara Smith Darren Smith Larissa Sanderson
5 Bruce Thompson Katelyn Burgoyne George Piercey Patricia McCarville
6 Brian McCarville Sharon Campbell Amanda MacIntosh Charlene MacQuarrie
7 Doug Campbell Nancy Milton Marjorie Matthews Scott Carnall
8 Hans Wicki Cathy Thompson TBA Kevin Ross
9 Doug Kelly Shawna McGill Robbie Lenentine Heather Gauthier
10 Landon Warder Robbie Gauthier Jennifer Lenentine Laurie Kelly
11 Larry Cudmore David O’Connor Sandra MacKay Kim Muise
12 Garth Cudmore Byron Lindsay Italo Marzari Maureen Cudmore
Post last modified: Oct 17, 2020 @ 7:15 pm

Bryan may be Six Feet Away, but he’s always helpful!

We are ready to safely gather (6 feet away!) and see our good curling friends again!! ?

Speaking of seeing wonderful friends…We were really excited to see Cornwall Curling Club Executive Member and Past-President Bryan Sutherland today at 29 Cornwall Rd.!

Bryan is a long-time member, and a big volunteer presence and role model at our club! ….
Just in his visit today Bryan brought with him: coffee, cookies, cups, and more for our daytime curlers! He consulted and planned morning drop-in, planned rental bookings with our management team, helped design and lay our floor safety markers and more…! 

Bryan might have joked that this sign was made for him to keep us away… but we are sure glad he is kidding…?
Ummmm Right Bryan?! ?

Thanks for your help Sir!
Always appreciated!! ?

#KeepCurling? #VolunteersWhoCare ? #Community? #PEI Curling Canada PEI Curling News Town of Cornwall PEI

Post last modified: Oct 17, 2020 @ 6:54 pm

Orientation & Regular Sched. for Junior Teams; Orientation for Little Rock, Novice & for their Parents/Caregivers

Here’s a rundown of our Return to Play Orientation Sessions for our Junior teams and for our Little Rock and Novice Instructional program, including Parents and Caregivers, as well as the Junior Team practice schedule.

Junior Teams

Junior teams at a Curl PEI Development Clinic here last fall, with Suzanne Birt and Meaghan Hughes from Team Birt

As previously emailed to our junior (13-20) curlers,  we will be having Junior Team Orientations and Practices on Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20th from 5 pm-6 pm.

We are now planning to split these orientations into two designated sessions ACCORDING TO TEAMS.

On your curlers’ designated day they will attend with:
Their team (4 curlers total), their coach, and their team parent rep. only, please.
 
Monday, October 19th, 2020 5-6 pm

Team Shaw, Team Lenentine, Team Schut, Team Jack

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 5-6 pm
Team Durling, Team Pickard, Team Dalton, Team MacLean
 
Some important notes:
*Please do not arrive at the club before 4:45 pm.
*The session will run for about 45 minutes and curlers will need to be off the ice by 5:50 pm, and have left the club by 6 pm.
*We are required to be very scheduled during the orientation week during certain times of day. We hope things will have a regular rhythm by the following week.
*While at the session, and throughout the season the curlers, coaches, and parents should remain socially distant (min. 2m apart) whenever possible.
*There should only be curlers, coaches, and parent reps in attendance at the orientation.
*Please bring any and all questions you may have.
*We highly recommend wearing a mask in the clubhouse area when not at the tables eating or drinking, or on the ice.
 
We will review all on ice and off ice guidelines for the ‘Return to Play’(RTP) operational plan.
 
After the RTP Orientation on those two dates, we kindly ask that coaches, skips, and/or team parents take the lead in making sure their teams are following our new ‘Return to Play’ guidelines for all Junior Practice sessions. 
 
If curlers have been oriented (either at one of the sessions mentioned, or by their coaches, skips or team parents who attended the sessions), junior curlers are welcome to come and practice RTP during their regularly scheduled 2nd practice day/time. HOWEVER, these times may be shortened slightly/changed this first week. Please stay tuned.
 

Junior Teams Practice Schedule

Here is an online version of the Junior Team Practice Schedule that will begin the week of October 26th. The schedule was released to families last week and edited and redistributed on Oct. 16.

Day: Monday Tuesday
Sheet: 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
4-5 pm Durling   Jack Pickard     MacLean  
5-6 pm Lenentine Shaw Schut Dalton Novice Instruction
Day: Wednesday Thursday
Sheet: 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
4-5 pm           Durling Jack  
5-6 pm   Pickard Schut   Dalton MacLean Lenentine Shaw

Click for a PDF version of the 2020 Junior Practice Schedule that was distributed on Oct 16.

Return to Play Orientation for Little Rocker, Novice, and their PARENTS/CAREGIVERS

Little Rocker and Novice curlers at a U13 funspiel last February

Little Rocker and Novice curler orientations will take place on Sunday, November 1st at 1 pm and 2 pm.

We will also have a PARENTS/CAREGIVERS ONLY orientation and question period on Sunday October 25th at 2 pm. This will be open to parents/caregivers of Little Rockers and Novice already registered and to NEW Little Rockers and Novice curlers’ parents/caregivers.

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW! 
 
Thank you for your cooperation during this Orientation Week and throughout the season.
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at all. Wishing all of your talented young curlers a safe and wonderful season!
Post last modified: Oct 17, 2020 @ 8:59 am

Wednesday Evening Ladder League update – seeking another team!

We have 13 teams signed up for the Wednesday Evening Ladder League, which means a bye for one of the two pools at the moment. We would MUCH prefer to have an even number of teams to eliminate the bye, so let us know at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca as soon as possible if you are interested in entering a team in this two-pool, semi-competitive team-entry league (teams stay together the entire season).

By Sunday evening will be sending out a draw for Orientation Night  (Oct. 21) so teams will know whether to be there for 6:30 or 8:30, and will be scheduled to play a demo game (doesn’t count) with another team chosen at random, following their Orientation session. We will then have our regular Qualifier night on the 28th where teams play another team (also chosen randomly) with the winners going into the “A Pool” and the non-winners going into the “B” for round one, which will start on November 4.

Here are the 13 team entries we have received. Some players didn’t specify their position, or there were two players in the same position, and nine names have not been provided yet, so please let drawmaster Derek MacEwen know about additions or changes for your team by emailing derek.macewen@gmail.com

Also, be sure to register either in person or online!

4th 3rd 2nd 1st
Hank Kamphuis Gerald Dykerman Pat MacInnis Sandra Sobey
Paul Neima Alan Mason Jeff Hannam Randy Goodman
Rob Gallant Hans Wicki Derek Gallant Derek MacEwen
David Younker Doug Campbell Gary O’Sullivan Rebecca Rolfe
Greg Robertson Kim Pippy Jeff Arsenault Laura Arsenault
Joe Callaghan David Fullerton Kellie-Lynn Younker John White
Mark MacDonald TBA TBA TBA
Gregory Groves Donald Weeks TBA Marjorie Matthews
Kelly Watts Cathy Handren Paula Ling Rick Doiron
Clara Jack Grace Bulger TBA Aurora Ulvstal
Josh McInnis
(Team Legion of Broom)
Robert Deziel TBA TBA
Chris MacDougall Darren MacKinnon Sharon Campbell Lacey Gallant
Peter Joostema (Team HJWZ)

 

Bob Wakelin George Zafiris Stephen Hickey

 

 

Post last modified: Oct 17, 2020 @ 6:33 pm

It’s Friday! Our 1st Orientation and Practice sessions begin Sunday

It’s Friday Baby….and our curling rink windows have gotten a very good clean and are ready to go for the 2020-21 season!!
We are also one day closer to our “Orientation and Practice” week, which begins on Sunday, October 18th!!
We will start off on Sunday with our Sunday Night Doubles League at 6:30.
When is your designated orientation?
Just follow your league schedule and arrive NO SOONER than 15 minutes before your draw or drop-in time!!
A note to Daytime curlers (Both “Morning Drop-In” and “Afternoon Stick Curling Drop-In”): we will be offering orientation from Monday to Friday next week…
that’s FIVE full sessions!
So lots of opportunities!
A common question:
“What if I have already done orientation? Do I have to wait until next week to Curl?”
The answer: “No…If you have already completed orientation, we welcome you to come to the club and proceed onto the ice and practice or have a pickup game…while the orientation is offered to other curlers.”
Have questions? Please feel free to call us at the club! 902-566-4427 …
Post last modified: Oct 16, 2020 @ 11:45 am

Monday Evening Single Entry Mixed Orientation and Round One Draw set to go!

The 6:30 pm Monday Evening Single-Entry Mixed Draw is set to kick off with Orientation on Oct. 19.

The drawmasters, Brad Gardiner and Stephanie O’Keefe, will be away that night, so Peter Murdoch from the Return to Play Committee and Club President (and member of this draw) Chris MacDougall, also on the Committee, will lead the orientation. We are requesting that all curlers from that draw be in attendance. If everyone can’t attend then the skip and/or a designated team rep should attend, and will be responsible to inform the missing team members of the new procedures and guidelines.

Following the Orientation session, teams will have a chance to take to the ice to practice and become familiar with the new requirements, including “social distancing” and one sweeper, and play a practice game if they wish, followed by the “social” time (under the new guidelines) back in the Clubhouse.

Round One will begin the following week (Oct. 26)

Here is the draw and the team rosters for Round One of the Monday evening Single-Entry Mixed Draw at 6:30 pm:

Draw

Wk Date Ice #1 vs. Ice #2 vs. Ice #3 vs. Ice #4 vs.
1 26 Oct 2020 4-
Groves
7-
Fullerton
6-
Sutherland
3-
Currie
8-
Weeks
1-Gardiner 2-
Kneabone
5-
Burris
2 02 Nov 2020 6-
Sutherland
1-Gardiner 4-
Groves
5-
Burris
2-
Kneabone
7-
Fullerton
8-
Weeks
3-
Currie
3 09 Nov 2020 2-
Kneabone
8-
Weeks
7-
Fullerton
1-Gardiner 5-
Burris
3-
Currie
4-
Groves
6-
Sutherland
4 16 Nov 2020 1-Gardiner 3-
Currie
2-
Kneabone
4-
Groves
6-
Sutherland
8-
Weeks
5-
Burris
7-
Fullerton
5 23 Nov 2020 8-
Weeks
4-
Groves
3-
Currie
7-
Fullerton
1-Gardiner 5-
Burris
6-
Sutherland
2-
Kneabone
6 30 Nov 2020 3-
Currie
2-
Kneabone
5-
Burris
8-
Weeks
7-
Fullerton
6-
Sutherland
1-Gardiner 4-
Groves
7 07 Dec 2020 5-
Burris
6-
Sutherland
1-Gardiner 2-
Kneabone
3-
Currie
4-
Groves
7-
Fullerton
8-
Weeks

 

Teams

Ref.# Skip Mate Second Lead
1 Brad Gardiner Stephanie O’Keefe Chris MacDougall Sharon Campbell
2 Danny Kneabone Don Godfrey Debby Sigsworth Italo Marzari
3 Karen Currie Mike MacDonald Katelyn Burgoyne Lacey Gallant
4 Greg Groves Carlene Peters Jennifer Enman Sue Pollard
5 Alexis Burris Megan Davies Kim Nickerson Lee Nickerson
6 Bryan Sutherland Mellisa Creighton Stephen Armsworthy Amanda MacIntosh
7 David Fullerton Gloria Turner Colleen MacDonald Elric MacDonald
8 Donald Weeks Rick Neumeyer George Piercey Donna Musto

 

Post last modified: Oct 16, 2020 @ 9:35 am

Reminder: League Orientation sessions/practice games start Sunday, Daytime orientation starts Monday, regular League play planned to start the 25th

This is another reminder that orientation for our new on and off-ice operational plan will start on Sunday, October 18th.

Evening curlers’ orientation will take place during regular evening draw timeslots.
Watch for the draw schedules and plan to attend!!

There will be a 30 to 60 minute orientation session to start, and then curlers can throw some rocks and have a 4 or 6-end “exhibition” game to practice the new guidelines.

Daytime curlers can attend drop-in sessions Monday the 19th to Friday the 23rd at 10 am (regular curling) or 12:30 pm (stick curling) for the orientation sessions. Bring your equipment so you can practice and play a demo game after the session. Daytime Drop-In curlers who have previously had the orientation session are welcome to play a game while the new Drop-Ins are doing their orientation.

Feel free to practice a “social” after the sessions, too! 
The bar will be open and we will be following all of our new clubhouse guidelines!

Regular evening league play is planned to begin the week of October 25th.

Skips please pay special attention to the new guidelines so you can guide your team through them to start the season safely and successfully!

Post last modified: Oct 15, 2020 @ 10:06 am

Tuesday Evening Competitive League Orientation Night and Round One Draw

Here is the combined Orientation Night and Round One Draw for the Upstreet Craft Brewing Tuesday Evening Competitive League, with 15 teams signed up (we’re looking for one more), divided into two divisions.  Please note that the first evening is a special Orientation draw, and it is highly advised that all curlers attend. Also, skips must attend, or have another team member represent them. There will be a session on the new guidelines, a fun practice and game (score won’t count in the round one results), and a chance to practice “social time” after the game, too.
 
 
 
Post last modified: Oct 14, 2020 @ 6:59 pm

Ice update: Lines are installed! Thanks to everyone, including Roy Coffin, who’s been helping the Club since Day One!

We are pleased to report that our ice install is going well, and on schedule for availability on Sunday! The lines are now in place (and look great!), which means we only have decals to install, as well as some finish coats. You will note a major change this year, as approved at the Annual General Meeting: the boards which used to divide the ice sheets are gone! This is the status quo at most curling facilities these days, as it produces a better ice product, but curlers will have to be mindful of rocks from adjacent sheets.

Thanks again to everyone, including Roy Coffin (at right in picture with head ice technician Brent Irving) who has been helping out every day during ice installation, as he has done MANY times over the last 38 years that we’ve been making ice! Roy began his history with the Club four decades ago as a member of the planning and implementation committee in 1980, was on the charter Board of Directors starting in 1981, coached his daughter’s team to a provincial junior championship in 1983, the year after the Club opened, and is still curling and volunteering around the Club.

Roy putting on the base coats with a fire hose

Roy (hiding behind Barry Craswell) cutting lobster tails at the annual Road Runners banquet

We’ll see everyone on the ice starting Sunday!

 

Post last modified: Oct 14, 2020 @ 1:04 pm

Sunday Evening Doubles League Round One Draw

The opening round draw, starting Oct. 25, for the Sunday Evening Doubles League for the 2020-2021 season is now set, with 8 teams signed up, which means we will be using the full 6:30 to 8 pm timeslot, but not the late draw.

October 18th (same 6:30 to 8 pm timeslot) will be an orientation night, with the drawmaster and the Return to Play committee going over the Return to Play guidelines, with those in attendance being able to play a game under the new requirements. The game won’t count in your draw results, and the draw will be made up from the teams in attendance.

Here is the opening round draw:

Sunday Evening Doubles (6:30 pm)
  Sheet 1 Sheet 2 Sheet 3 Sheet 4
    Week 1
Oct. 25th
Kelly/ Rogers  v  Montgomery/ Montgomery MacKenzie
/Quilty v  Jones/ Cudmore
Kennedy/ J.Sanderson  v  Irving/  A.Sanderson Smith/ Burris    v  Warder/ Campbell
    Week 2
Nov. 1st
MacKenzie
/Quilty  v  Irving/
A.Sanderson
Kelly/ Rogers  v  Warder/ Campbell Smith/ Burris    v  Montgomery/ Montgomery Kennedy/ J.Sanderson    v  Jones/ Cudmore
    Week 3
Nov. 8th
Smith/ Burris  v  Kennedy/ J.Sanderson   Montgomery/ Montgomery  v  Irving/  A.Sanderson  Warder/ Campbell  v  Jones/ Cudmore Kelly/ Rogers    v  MacKenzie
/Quilty
  Week 4
Nov. 15th
Irving/  A.Sanderson  v  Jones/ Cudmore Smith/ Burris v Kelly/ Rogers   MacKenzie
/Quilty v  Kennedy/ J.Sanderson  
Warder/ Campbell  v Montgomery/ Montgomery
   Week 5
Nov. 22th
Kennedy/ J.Sanderson   v   Kelly/ Rogers   Jones/ Cudmore  v  Montgomery/ Montgomery Irving/ A.Sanderson v  Warder/ Campbell MacKenzie
/Quilty  v  Smith/ Burris  
   Week 6
Nov. 29th
  Jones/ Cudmore  v  Smith/ Burris   Warder/ Campbell  v  Kennedy/ J.Sanderson   Montgomery/ Montgomery  v  MacKenzie
/Quilty
Irving/ A.Sanderson v   Kelly/ Rogers  
  Week 7
Dec. 5th
Warder/ Campbell  v  MacKenzie
/Quilty
Irving/ A.Sanderson  v  Smith/ Burris   Jones/ Cudmore v Kelly/ Rogers   Montgomery/ Montgomery  v  Kennedy/ J.Sanderson  

Teams

Team 1 Irving/ A.Sanderson
 Team 2 Smith / Burris  
 Team 3 Jones / Cudmore
 Team 4 Kelly / Rogers
 Team 5 Warder / Campbell
 Team 6 MacKenzie / Quilty
Team 7 Montgomery / Montgomery
Team 8 Kennedy / J. Sanderson

Drawmaster: Doug Campbell dmcampbell53@outlook.com

Post last modified: Oct 14, 2020 @ 10:06 am

Reminder: Curling starts Sunday with League Orientation sessions/practice game, Daytime orientation starts Monday, regular League play begins the 25th

This is a reminder that orientation for our new on and off-ice operational plan will start on Sunday, October 18th.

Evening curlers’ orientation will take place during regular evening draw times.
Watch for the draw schedules and plan to attend!!

There will be a 30 to 60 minute orientation session to start, and then curlers can throw some rocks and have a 4 or 6-end “exhibition” game to practice the new guidelines.

Daytime curlers can attend drop-in sessions Monday the 19th to Friday the 23rd at 10 am (regular curling) or 12:30 pm (stick curling) for the orientation sessions. Bring your equipment so you can practice and play a demo game after the session.

Feel free to practice a “social” after the sessions, too! 
The bar will be open and we will be following all of our new clubhouse guidelines!

Regular evening league play will begin the week of October 25th.

Skips please pay special attention to the new guidelines so you can guide your team through them to start the season safely and successfully!

Post last modified: Oct 14, 2020 @ 8:47 am

Reminder to sign your Age 6-12 curler up for our Little Rock and Novice instructional programs!

 

The Cornwall Curling Club’s highly successful Junior program has developed both recreational junior curlers, and those who have become provincial, national and even world champions. We have Little Rocker and Novice instructional programs starting at age six up to and including age 12.

Little Rockers

Sessions take place *Sundays 12:45pm – 2pm: (warm up 12:45pm-1pm, Curling Instruction 1pm-1:50pm/1:55pm, Cool Down 1:50/55pm -2pm)

The Little Rockers Program is a Junior Instructional Program for children ages 6-7. This program is lead by Junior Program Coordinator, and Instructor Kellie-Lynn Younker, along with her coaching team and volunteers. The program is a Cornwall Curling Club initiative that is guided from Curling Canada  junior curling instructional programming.  Children will learn ice safety, basic curling techniques, and some of the basic rules of curling. The objective is safety, fun, social interaction, an introduction to the game, and active and inclusive living!  CSA approved helmets are a mandatory part of this program.

Our club abides by all recommendations from Curling Canada and Curl PEI for curler to instructor/supervision ratio. During the 2020-21 season we will practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocol will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s). For more information on this, please inquire with the Junior Program Coordinator or Club Manager.
*A season schedule will be provided to families advising specific dates of curling sessions at the start of the season. Every attempt will be made to meet those dates. However, please note that when you purchase this product you are not solely purchasing “ice time”.
Instruction could include on or off ice instruction, video instruction, hand out, emails, etc…
The Cornwall Curling Club reserves the right to re-schedule (when possible) and/or cancel sessions due to weather and/or club events., without compensation.
 

Novice

The Novice Instructional Program consists of TWO sessions per week. Sunday 1:45pm-3pm (warm up 1:45 to 2pm, Curling Instruction 2pm-2:50pm/2:55pm,  cool down 2:50pm/2:55pm-3pm  plus Tuesday 4:45pm to 6pm (warm up 4:45pm-5pm, curling instruction 5pm-5:50pm/5:55pm, cool down 5:50pm/5:55pm to 6pm).

The Novice Instructional Program is for children ages 7-12 years old. This program is lead by Junior Program Coordinator and Instructor Kellie-Lynn Younker, along with her coaching team and volunteers.  The program is a Cornwall Curling Club initiative that is guided from Curling Canada  junior curling instructional programming. Children will learn ice safety, beginner and enhanced curling techniques, and the rules of curling. The objective of the program is safety, fun, social interaction, an introduction to the game, and active and inclusive living, and preparation for competitive play!  Typically (although not always, depending on the Program Coordinator’s lesson plans): Sunday sessions consists of instruction time and learning new skills. Some or all of Tuesday’s instructional plans are often used for game experience or enhanced skills development. CSA approved helmets are a mandatory part of this program.
 
Our club abides by all recommendations from Curling Canada and Curl PEI for curler to instructor/supervision ratio. During the 2020-21 season we will practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocol will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s).
For more information on this , please inquire with the Program Coordinator or Club Manager.
*A season schedule will be provided to families advising specific dates of curling sessions at the start of the season. Every attempt will be made to meet those dates. However, please note that when you purchase this product you are not solely purchasing “ice time”.
 
Instruction could include on or off ice instruction, video instruction, hand out, emails, etc…
The Cornwall Curling Club reserves the right to re-schedule (when possible) and/or cancel sessions due to weather and/or club events,  without compensation. Every effort possible will always be made to re-schedule any cancelled times due to club events.
Post last modified: Oct 12, 2020 @ 4:39 pm

Last chance to retrieve items left in your locker from last season, as we will be using the locker rooms for storage

This is for anyone who has not picked up their personal items from their lockers from 2019-20:

We are requesting that you clean out your locker tomorrow (Tuesday Oct. 13), as we will moving storage items into the locker rooms on Wednesday morning, and they will be difficult to access after that.

To facilitate this, we are extending Club operating hours on Tuesday to go from 9 am to 7 pm.

 
 
 
Post last modified: Oct 12, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

Stick Curling On-Ice Social Distancing Recommendations

The Canadian Stick Curling Association has adapted Curling Canada’s “Return to Play Guidelines” into a document specific to 2-person Stick Curling. You can download/view a PDF of the latest edition  at https://canadianstickcurling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Stick_Curling_during_Covid-on-ice-play-V5.pdf

Post last modified: Oct 12, 2020 @ 2:10 pm

Happy Thanksgiving from the Cornwall Curling Club

We have so much to be thankful for…??

On behalf of all of us here at the Cornwall Curling Club, we extend you all a beautiful and safe Thanksgiving …

#Gratitude? #GivingThanks #Community?? #PE

Post last modified: Oct 11, 2020 @ 4:54 pm

Ice on track for opening day! Some on-ice safety tips!

We are getting CLOSER!! ???
Our hard-working Ice Technician and his volunteer crew (some of whom are camera shy) have been burning the midnight oil and doing some very hard work to get our ice ready for OPENING DAY!
Thank you all! ? We are indeed…
Better Together!
This process is super fascinating and if you are looking to join our volunteer group, we would love to have you! ?
Send us a message right here via messenger, or contact Brent or our Club Manager at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca or 902-566-4427.

This is also a good time to share some ice rink safety from our friends at

Haliburton Curling Club

….of which we agree wholeheartedly!

“Curling is a winter sport, played on ice.
Ice is slippery, hard, cold, and wet.
At (our) curling club, we strive to take the proper measures to ensure the safety of all our members.
Every curler who steps foot on our ice should have a pair of grippers over their curling shoes to protect them from slipping on the ice. These grippers should not have any smooth surfaces on them or bits of rubber falling off. Always check the condition of your grippers and, if needed, purchase a new pair from our supply (at the ProShop).
Be sure that your slider and gripper or shoes are clean and dry before stepping on the ice.
(We should note that, as mentioned, ice is slippery! Curling Canada and PEI Curling News recommends the use of protective CSA approved helmets, especially for those at risk. Ie.Seniros, those who have medical conditions that could affect balance, those who have suffered brain injury, etc…
Helmets are mandatory at our club for children twelve years old and under.)
The following are some other measures that each participant should practice for good ice safety:
*Warm up before the game – stretching and warming muscles before going out on the ice can help prevent injury
*Step onto the ice gripper-foot first – never use your slider foot to step onto the ice
always be careful when stepping off the ice – always use your slider foot first
the rule of thumb for your slider foot is:
LAST ON, FIRST OFF .Step off the platform onto a clear piece of ice.
*Avoid stepping over a rock
avoid lifting a rock – you might lose your balance. Never stop a rock with your hand – your fingers can be crushed, especially if the rock hits another rock while you’re trying to stop it.
*Never use your foot to stop a fast moving rock – you could lose your balance and fall. *Use your broom to stop a rock
watch for stray rocks keep your feet on the ice – avoid running or hopping. Walk or slide.
*If you can’t keep up with a fast moving rock while sweeping, just let it go. It’s not worth the risk of falling.
*If you feel unwell and your balance is impaired, never go on the ice surface
Let’s face it: curling ice is slippery and the possibility of falling is real, so protecting ourselves from injury is very important.
Be aware! Go out and enjoy the sport, have a great game and stay safe!”
Post last modified: Oct 11, 2020 @ 11:33 am

Tuesday Evening Competitive League has room for more teams!

Our Tuesday Evening Competitive League is inviting more teams…. we currently have 15 rinks signed up, but we welcome more!
 
You can register online at https://cornwallcurling.com/registration/ or call the office (hours are 9-5 Tuesday to Friday this coming week) or pop into the Club for more info or to sign up!
 
League info:
 
Our Tuesday Evening League has two curling times: at 6:30 and at 8:30.
(Your team will curl a mixture of both time slots, the Draw Master will endeavor to balance the draw so all teams play an equal amount of early and late times throughout the season).
This is our most competitive league, generally for our more experienced teams/curlers (many of which enter provincial competitions!). This is a team entry event, however, if you are looking for a competitive team please contact the club and we will pass your name onto the Draw Master (who may be able to refer you to a team). Returning teams have priority. Junior teams age 13 and over are welcome on a space-available basis. Teams play two round-robins. A playoff round will take place at the end of the season, with prizes awarded.
Post last modified: Oct 11, 2020 @ 11:21 am

Cornwall Curling Club 2020-2021 Executive and Committee Chairs

Here are the Board of Directors members and Committee Chairs for our 2020-21 season. 
Feel free to contact them with your questions and comments!

We are looking to add to this dynamic group who are serving their club and community by offering their time and commitment, as some Board Members are currently serving dual chair roles. 
If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please contact Bryan Sutherland (Nominating Chair), Chris MacDougall (Club President), any Board member, or the Club Manager. 
The Board of Directors makes sure no one person carries a heavy weight, and works together to see that your membership goals are realized! 

 

Post last modified: Oct 11, 2020 @ 10:32 am

Ice painted white, and houses being added!

It has been a couple of very exciting days here at the Cornwall Curling Club!!! ?

Our lead Ice Technician, Brent Irving, pictured at left with Club Vice-President Peter Murdoch, along with a small, dedicated, and appreciated group of volunteers have been busy getting our ice ready!! ?
We are always looking for volunteers to help out putting in our ice…. if you are interested contact us at the club: 902-566-4427
Stay tuned for more updates!!
Post last modified: Oct 10, 2020 @ 2:57 pm

Alberta Return to Curl video and info on our upcoming Orientation Sessions

Check out this AWESOME video produced by our friends at the Sherwood Park Curling Club , who were helped by another fantastic club in Alberta, the Leduc Curling Club , with cooperation from Curling Alberta!!
??

Click to view on YouTube

The video demonstrates most of the guidelines of which our club in the Town of Cornwall PEI right here in beautiful #PEI will be operating…

But no worries… We will be walking you through our plan and taking questions and feedback too!

Orientation for our new on and off ice operational plan will start the week of October 18th…
Daytime curlers can attend drop-in sessions Monday the 19th to Friday the 23rd at 10 am (regular curling) or 12:30 pm (stick curling) for the orientation sessions! Bring your equipment as well so you can throw some rocks or practice after the session!

Evening curlers’ orientation will take place during regular evening draw times…
Watch for the draw schedules and plan to attend!!
There will be a half an hour to hour orientation session to start and then curlers can throw some stones and maybe have a 6-end game.

It will give you the chance to practice a “social” too! ?
The bar will be open and we will be following all of our new clubhouse guidelines!

Regular evening league play will begin the week of October 25th.

Skips please pay special attention to the new guidelines so you can guide your team through them to start the season…

The countdown is on to the start of our curling season!! ?
Let’s have some fun… Get some exercise and stay active…spend time with friends with some important social time…
And most importantly doing it all while being safe!!

#KeepCurling #PEI? #CurlingLife

Post last modified: Oct 12, 2020 @ 1:20 pm

An intro to our evening leagues!

We are looking forward to the 2020-21 season!! What program or league is the best fit for YOU?

We still have room in most of our curling programs and leagues and WELCOME both new and experienced curlers!

Have a look at our evening curling leagues, with Doubles, a Commercial League (currently full), Single-Entry Mixed, and Team Entry league options.

Note that all our leagues allow any combination of male and/or female curlers on a team. Although you can enter an all-male or all-female team in our team-entry leagues, we do not have specific leagues for just male or just female teams. 

Sunday Evening Doubles

The Doubles league goes Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8 pm and, if sufficient teams, from 8:30 to 10 pm, is for 2 person Doubles teams, and follows Mixed Doubles curling rules, although all male or all female teams are permitted too. Stick curlers are also welcome. Round robin format with prizes for the round-robin, plus a championship round with prizes.

Monday and Thursday Evening Single-Entry Mixed Leagues

These are “single-entry mixed” leagues, and open to all Club members. You sign up for the entire season, and the Draw Master will place you on a different team for each of three rounds. The Draw Master will try to balance the teams based on player’s positions and abilities as much as possible. New curlers are especially welcome in these leagues, but we also welcome experienced curlers looking for a fun curling experience.

The Monday league goes at 6:30 pm ONLY. Due to the popularity of this league there may be “byes” where you don’t curl one night during each round (this will depend on the number of curlers signed up).

The Thursday evening league uses two draw times. Curling times will alternate between 6:30 and 8:30 pm throughout the season — some weeks your team will play at 6:30 and some weeks at 8:30. 

On both nights there will be three round-robin draws played throughout the season (there may be a possibility of a “bye” where you have a week off,  if there is an uneven number of teams or an extra team). You will be placed on a different team each round-robin. This provides a great opportunity to get to know other members and have some fun! At the end of each round prizes are provided and are presented to the winning team.

Monday Evening Commercial League (Note: Currently Full)

Our Commercial League is a great way to get together with your co-workers (outside of work) or friends on a weekly basis. It runs Monday nights from 8:30-10:30 with a fixed price for the team for the season. The curlers can change from week to week if you want, so you can rotate many curlers and handle work travel and vacations, too! Contact your employer to put in a team, or have your co-workers or friends all chip in!

This is a fun league for all ages and any combination of male and/or female curlers. The bar will, of course, be open!

Our Tuesday Evening Team Entry Competitive League has two curling times: 6:30 and at 8:30.
(Your team will curl a mixture of both time slots, the Draw Master will endeavor to balance the draw so all teams play an equal amount of early and late times throughout the season).
This is our most competitive league, generally for our more experienced teams/curlers (many of which enter provincial competitions). This is a team entry league; however, if you are looking for a competitive team please contact the Club and we will pass your name on to the Draw Master, who may be able to refer you to a team. Returning teams have priority. Junior teams age 13 and over are welcome on a space-available basis. Teams play two round-robins. A playoff round will take place at the end of the season, with prizes awarded.
 
Wednesday Evening Ladder League (semi-competitive)

The Wednesday evening Ladder League is a semi-competitive team entry league. Teams stay the same all season. Teams retaining at least 3 players from the previous season have priority to enter again the next season, while other teams are on a space-available basis. Junior teams with all players age 13 and over, are welcome in this league.

Teams are divided into an A and a B pool at the start of the season based on whether they win or lose against another team chosen at random on the first night, “Qualifier Night”. At the end of each of the three rounds round-robin, the bottom three teams in the A pool and the top 3 teams in the B pool switch places, to add some variety for the middle-tier teams while also making the pools more competitive as the top and bottom teams will not play each other.

The A and B pools will curl at separate times, alternating between the 6:30 and 8:30 draw times each week. If there is an odd number of teams in each pool there will be a “crossover” game each round, where a team in the A pool plays the team in the same position in the B. That game will always go at 6:30 pm. At least three players, one of whom is on the listed team (not a spare) is required to avoid a game default.  The winners of each pool in each round will receive prizes.

Post last modified: Oct 9, 2020 @ 1:37 pm

Looking for teams and a volunteer Drawmaster/ Coordinator for a Junior Doubles league

The Cornwall Curling Club would like to set up a Junior Doubles League, subject to sufficient interest. We have contacted Juniors by email and are sending out this notice as well, to ensure we don’t miss anybody.

We are also looking for someone to help out as Drawmaster/Coordinator for the League, which will allow Mixed junior teams, as well as all-male and all-female.

Abraham and O’Connor at the 2019 provincial Mixed Doubles in Crapaud

Although there are no specific provincial Junior doubles championships, juniors are permitted to play in the Provincial Mixed Doubles Championship and have won it, too, with Cornwall’s Lauren Ferguson on the winning team in 2018, and Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham, also out of our Club, winning in 2019.

If you are interested in playing or in helping out, let us know at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca or (902) 569-4437.

Post last modified: Oct 11, 2020 @ 11:41 am

Pepsi Under 16 Junior Development league looking for more teams

We’ve only got a few teams signed up so far and more are needed for our Saturday morning Pepsi Under 16 Junior Developmental League, so sign up as soon as you can to ensure this league goes ahead! The first draw is scheduled for October 31.

The league is open to teams from all PEI curling clubs, and will run at least seven selected Saturday mornings throughout the season

The Drawmaster will attempt, as much as possible, to schedule the league play days so as not to conflict with provincial and Maritime tournament schedules. This U16 Junior Developmental League is intended to provide competitive league experience to U16 junior teams. For many it will be their first introduction to such. There is a focus on learning the rules around tournament play, and a hope that experienced teams will mentor new teams. 

Registration fee is $40 plus tax per curler for the season. Registration is live at CornwallCurling.com/registration for those who want to register and/or pay online (look for Junior Development League). 

Our Manager will be in the Club this Friday from 9-5 and on Saturday from noon to 5 if anybody would like to drop by to register or to obtain more information.

Post last modified: Oct 8, 2020 @ 6:31 pm

Intro to our Little Rock and Novice Junior Programs, U16 Development League

The Cornwall Curling Club’s highly successful Junior program has developed both recreational junior curlers, and those who have become provincial, national and even world champions. We have Little Rocker and Novice instructional programs starting at age six, and a developmental league for Under 16 teams, too! We also offer practice time for those who have been through our instructional programs.

Lauren Lenentine at the Cornwall Curling Club, autographing her 2020 World Junior Curling Championship team photo

Last season our winner’s circle included:

  • Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine and her Winnipeg team win Manitoba, Canadian and World Junior Women’s titles
  • Lauren Ferguson rink wins provincial Pepsi Juniors, while Mitchell Schut rink are jr. men’s runners-up
  • Michell Schut team wins U18 Halifax Harvest Spiel
  • Lauren Ferguson trio win Oak Island junior cashspiel
  • Katie Shaw rink wins Fall Fling cashspiel
  • Cornwall members Lauren Lenentine and Kristie Rogers named to Canadian Juniors all-star team
  • Ella Lenentine rink are U16 provincial finalists, while Landen Warder takes coaching award
  • Ella Lenentine rink goes undefeated to win PEI Under 13 Open Curling Ch’ship
  • Katie Shaw rink wins PEI Syngenta U18 Girls’ Ch’ships

Little Rockers

Sessions take place *Sundays 12:45pm – 2pm: (warm up 12:45pm-1pm, Curling Instruction 1pm-1:50pm/1:55pm, Cool Down 1:50/55pm -2pm)

The Little Rockers Program is a Junior Instructional Program for children ages 6-7. This program is lead by Junior Program Coordinator, and Instructor Kellie-Lynn Younker, along with her coaching team and volunteers. The program is a Cornwall Curling Club initiative that is guided from Curling Canada  junior curling instructional programming.  Children will learn ice safety, basic curling techniques, and some of the basic rules of curling. The objective is safety, fun, social interaction, an introduction to the game, and active and inclusive living!  CSA approved helmets are a mandatory part of this program.

Our club abides by all recommendations from Curling Canada and Curl PEI for curler to instructor/supervision ratio. During the 2020-21 season we will practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocol will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s). For more information on this, please inquire with the Junior Program Coordinator or Club Manager.
*A season schedule will be provided to families advising specific dates of curling sessions at the start of the season. Every attempt will be made to meet those dates. However, please note that when you purchase this product you are not solely purchasing “ice time”.
Instruction could include on or off ice instruction, video instruction, hand out, emails, etc…
The Cornwall Curling Club reserves the right to re-schedule (when possible) and/or cancel sessions due to weather and/or club events., without compensation.
 

Novice

The Novice Instructional Program consists of TWO sessions per week. Sunday 1:45pm-3pm (warm up 1:45 to 2pm, Curling Instruction 2pm-2:50pm/2:55pm,  cool down 2:50pm/2:55pm-3pm  plus Tuesday 4:45pm to 6pm (warm up 4:45pm-5pm, curling instruction 5pm-5:50pm/5:55pm, cool down 5:50pm/5:55pm to 6pm).

The Novice Instructional Program is for children ages 7-12 years old. This program is lead by Junior Program Coordinator and Instructor Kellie-Lynn Younker, along with her coaching team and volunteers.  The program is a Cornwall Curling Club initiative that is guided from Curling Canada  junior curling instructional programming. Children will learn ice safety, beginner and enhanced curling techniques, and the rules of curling. The objective of the program is safety, fun, social interaction, an introduction to the game, and active and inclusive living, and preparation for competitive play!  Typically (although not always, depending on the Program Coordinator’s lesson plans): Sunday sessions consists of instruction time and learning new skills. Some or all of Tuesday’s instructional plans are often used for game experience or enhanced skills development. CSA approved helmets are a mandatory part of this program.
 
Our club abides by all recommendations from Curling Canada and Curl PEI for curler to instructor/supervision ratio. During the 2020-21 season we will practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocol will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s).
For more information on this , please inquire with the Program Coordinator or Club Manager.
*A season schedule will be provided to families advising specific dates of curling sessions at the start of the season. Every attempt will be made to meet those dates. However, please note that when you purchase this product you are not solely purchasing “ice time”.
 
Instruction could include on or off ice instruction, video instruction, hand out, emails, etc…
The Cornwall Curling Club reserves the right to re-schedule (when possible) and/or cancel sessions due to weather and/or club events,  without compensation. Every effort possible will always be made to re-schedule any cancelled times due to club events.
 

U16 Junior Developmental League

The Pepsi Junior Development League will take place Saturday mornings starting at 10 am. There will be seven sessions over the course of the season. (TBA). The Draw Master will attempt to schedule the league play days as to not conflict with other provincial and Atlantics tournaments schedules, as much as possible. This U16 Junior Development League is intended to provide competitive league experience to U16 junior teams. For many, it will be their first introduction to such. There is a focus on learning the rules around tournament play, and a hope that experienced teams will mentor new teams. This league will run a minimum of seven available Saturday mornings.  Schedule to be determined.
 
During the 2020-21 season we will be practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocol will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s).
For more information on this, please inquire with the League Draw Master or Club Manager.
*A season schedule will be provided to as a part of our “club calendar” advising specific dates of curling sessions at the start of the season, along with league rules and guidlines. Every attempt will be made to meet the schedule league play dates. However, The Cornwall Curling Club reserves the right to re-schedule (when possible) and/or cancel sessions due to weather and/or club events,  without compensation. The Draw Master can explain more about this policy if needed.

Every effort possible will always be made to allow for teams to re-schedule their games due to cancellation times related to weather or club events.

Practice


Provincials

There are a number of Provincial Championships available for Junior curlers to compete in each season, in the Under 13, Under 16, Under 18 and Under 21 (Juniors) age categories. Juniors may also compete in some provincial adult championships, including Mixed Doubles. There is also a less competitive Jamboree Day with fun activities. The U13 teams can be any combination of male and female while the others have separate male and female divisions. Teams require a chaperone or coach for provincial competitions Visit PEICurling.com for specific requirements.and championship schedules.

Helmet Policy

Photo credit: Craig Mackie 

At the Cornwall Curling Curling Club anyone under 12, as well as everyone in the instructional program, is required to wear a helmet.

 

Post last modified: Oct 8, 2020 @ 6:51 pm

An intro to our weekday daytime curling and junior practice options

We are looking forward to the 2020-21 season!! What program or league is the best fit for YOU?

We still have room in all of our curling programs and leagues and WELCOME both new and experienced curlers!

Have a look at our weekday Daytime Curling and Junior Practice options:

DAYTIME DROP-IN

Our popular and fun Daytime Drop-in Curling League takes place Monday through Friday from 10 am to noon. Depending on takeup in our Wednesday afternoon competitive league, there could be limited availability on Wednesday mornings.

Daytime Drop-in is a special “no commitment league” where teams are made up daily from the players in attendance. Curlers with all levels of skill and all ages are welcome (as long as they are available in the daytime). You must have a Daytime Curling Profile/Product or Purchase Drop-In tickets or pay a Drop In fee.

This draw works like this: Club members who are regularly in the draw have discs that they will drop in a cup labeled with the position that they want to play. Non-Member Drop-in players for this draw are required to obtain a drop-in coupon/chit for this purpose from the office by paying the drop-in fee. It will have their name on it and will be turned in by the drawmaster to the office after it is used.

You can purchase an Unlimited Daytime’  membership for $320.00 or a “Two Daytime Session Per Week” membership for $240.00.

We also welcome “Drop-In” curlers who pay a drop-in fee, either as non-Club members or as members from other draws who want to “Drop In” for a game in this league.

STICK CURLING

We also have spaces to welcome new or returning members into our growing afternoon  STICK CURLING DROP-IN LEAGUE that runs from 12:30 to 2:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and, subject to our weekend events, Friday

Any combo of 2 male and/or female curlers are on a per team. If you don’t have a team, we’ll make one. Two Person Stick Curling is a relatively new sport which provides challenge and excitement for people of all ages on an equal and competitive basis and in a social atmosphere. Stick Curling is also appropriate for people with physical challenges such as knee, back, heart, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, ankle, or foot problems. The rocks are delivered with a special “delivery stick” from a standing or sitting position (i.e. wheelchairs) enabling everyone to participate. Note that the Club is fully wheelchair accessible right down to the ice level, and, although we currently do not have any regular members who play from wheelchairs, they are welcome in this league. We have had wheelchair participants in the Canadian Stick Championships.

You can purchase an Unlimited Daytime’  membership for $320.00 or a “Two Daytime Session Per Week” membership for $240.00.

We also welcome “Drop-In” curlers who pay a drop-in fee, either as non-Club members or a members from other draws who want to “Drop In” for a game in this league.

DAYTIME COMPETITIVE LEAGUE

Our ‘Daytime Competitive League’ draws take place on Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30 pm, and if there are more teams than fit in that timeslot, from 10:00 am until 12 noon on the same day.
You must hold a Daytime Membership Profile/Product option to curl in this league, or purchase Drop-In tickets.
Wednesday Daytime Team League is a team entry league for curlers who wish to curl during daytime hours. If you are new and/or unable to find a team, we will attempt to find a team for you.
The league start date is always to be determined, to give prospective teams some idea of who is curling in the daytime and which members may be available to form teams.
The teams play a full round-robin against the other teams, with prizes awarded to the winners.

JUNIOR TEAM PRACTICE

Junior Team Practice time is a part of our Junior Development Program. These are typically competitive teams, ages 13 -20 who use this time for practicing skill development and for coaching time. Teams will be assigned two days per week for their practice sessions. Each session is one hour each. Currently those days are Monday to Thursday (with exception of 5pm to 6pm on Tuesdays), and ice times can be from 4 pm to 5 pm, OR 5 pm to 6 pm. (All junior curlers scheduled for 5 pm start time must be off the ice by 6pm).

Note: Returning teams will be offered their previous year’s practice time as a priority, and then *any open/available spots as next priority. (For more details/information on this policy, please see the Club Manager). New teams will then be assigned available practice times. The Junior Program Coordinator will venture to work with the teams to accommodate schedules as much as possible, working with the Club Manager and Club schedule.

During the 2020-21 season we will be practicing social distancing and all health and safety protocol will be enacted as per our Club Operational Manual(s). For more information on this , please inquire with the League Draw Master or Club Manager.

A season schedule (what days and times) will be provided to families advising specific days and times of curling sessions at the start of the season. Every attempt will be made to meet those weekly days and times. However, please note that when you purchase this product you are not solely purchasing “ice time”. It is a membership. The Cornwall Curling Club reserves the right to re-schedule (when possible) and/or cancel sessions due to weather and/or club events, without compensation. Every effort possible will always be made to re-schedule any cancelled times due to club events. We will always give as much notice as possible.

Our ice will be scraped and pebbled after our afternoon curling user group (before 4pm start time for Junior Practice) for the start of the 4 pm-6 pm Junior Practice sessions (it will not be scraped or pebbled between the 4 pm and 5 pm sessions).

Junior curlers who are 13+ by June 30th of this year and eligible to curl in the evening leagues are also welcome to purchase a “Junior Practice Plus One Evening Draw Per Week” membership, where they can receive the Junior Practice membership plus join one of our popular evening leagues.


EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS

Stay tuned for info on our evening curling league options, our Little Rock and Novice instructional programs, our U16 Developmental League, and our weekend funspiels and other events!

 

Post last modified: Oct 8, 2020 @ 11:14 am

“Better Together”…. A new series of the sights, sounds, and stories at the Cornwall Curling Club.

(from our Cornwall Curling Club Manager)

When you watch a community hub like our clubhouse and curling area come together and run throughout the season… you hear and see the stories of ‘community’ in ways that are nothing less than beautifully humane, and in many cases…inspiring.

These are stories of the people who enter our clubhouse.
Stories about paying attention.
Stories about kindness
Stories about the people who proudly include our club as a part of their own communities.

This week we were very excited to begin to prepare for our 2020-21 season. We have worked so very hard to do everything we could/can to support a safe (as possible in these unusual times) and warm environment for our members, user groups, and employees.

Margaret and David O’Connor

When we decided we needed a plexiglass divider between our bar and customer service area, we knew that we would approach O’Connor Glass.
For two reasons really…
1. We know, by experience and by reputation, all about the expert and quality work done by David and his team.
2. The O’Connor Family have been long time members of the Cornwall Curling Club, and have been incredibly supportive and have been champions of all of our programs.

And so, this shared note today is about more than just an exchange of business, it is an announcement and observation of kindness … in all the small, but so very important ways that matter.

So our NEW plexiglass divider was not up long before people began noticing….
So many comments on how fantastic it looked~ the detail and clean lines perfected and obviously fine-tuned with much pride. No crooked cuts, no sloppy glue marks or awkward angles.
Immediately most knew who did this work…
It was “David and his team at O’Connor’s Glass”…

But when you recognize community as the people, businesses, and services, around you~ you will know that most stories of a local business exchange always has a deeper more meaningful story to share.
More than workmanship and service alone.
You hear and shake the hands of local owners, managers, and workers. They are on the front lines, they are working long hours and most often doing so with great enthusiasm and pride.

The community contributions of David and Margaret O’Connor and their team is nothing less than genuine. They are an example of the importance of small (and big!) acts of thoughtfulness , of pride….and how we can, by our work, create a community of kindness.

So many of those who have seen our new divider shared stories of admiration for David, Margaret and O’Connor Glass.

One person shared a story of a professional who works with those with hearing impairment. She needed a piece to keep her and her clients safe during this global pandemic….and her clear mask was not working well.

You see, she needed her clients’ practice of communication and her intervention to include lip-reading. While her husband explained to an O’Connor Glass team member his wife’s dilemma, David suddenly leaned his head out of another room “ I think I have something that will work” he said with a  measure and tone that only spoke of compassion. Not long later, a perfect divider provided and presented with best wishes and grateful intention for the important work that this professional does during her days.

A story of a group of athletes going to a national event. They discussed a longing for equipment that represented their provincial pride, they wanted everyone in Canada to see our province’s name and flag on their equipment! David was first to offer provincial brooms he had stored away. He passed them on with a genuine handshake and a “good luck!” to the team.

There are many stories… and, no doubt, many more that we do not know of. David and Margaret would be so very modest and might be a little embarrassed by any acknowledgment of their good work…as most people with this nature do. But as we hear and see so many stories of sadness and struggles on the planet right now, we believe that sharing the beautiful stories can brightened our day and remind us we are more than our collective struggles. We are our sweet victories too! That we are ‘better together’.

We believe our club is so much more than curling rocks and brooms (although it’s all so exciting… this game of Curling), we feel that we need to shout from the rooftops when we witness “community”… inside of our doors, and in our neighbourhoods of Prince Edward Island!.

Thank you Team O’Connor Glass Ltd !!

http://www.oconnorglass.com

#PEI? #Community?#CurlingLife #KeepCurling #BeSafe #BetterTogether

Post last modified: Oct 8, 2020 @ 11:58 am

Wednesday Evening Ladder League update 2: down to 13 teams, would like an even number

Here’s another update on the Wednesday Evening Ladder League, a semi-competitive team league where teams are divided into two pools, with the bottom three teams from the A pool swapping places with the top three teams from the B pool at the end of each round:

Two teams were unable to field a full roster, and have now combined to make one, so we are now at 13 teams.

In order to eliminate byes, we would very much like to have an even number of teams — 14 or even 16.
If you are interested in putting in a team, or playing on a team, contact the Club at 902-566-4427 or cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca

Post last modified: Oct 6, 2020 @ 3:08 pm