Curling season ends with a skate on the ice by Little Rocker and Novice Curlers!

We have seen the last of our curlers on the ice surface here at 29 Cornwall Road for the 2021-2022 season… ?
What a great way to end a successful year ~ to have the future of our game~ our Little Rockers and Novice curlers~ say good-bye to the season by trading in their brooms for skates and going for a skate on our ice surface this afternoon (a little easier this year without the dividers between the sheets)!
What a fun afternoon!
Our curlers today enjoyed some yummy cookies donated by our “Daytime Curling Committee”, and really loved the homemade chocolate chip cookies baked by our own Novice curler Mya B.! Thank you Mya!
Your cookies had just the right amount of crinkles and were chewy and delicious! ?
 
The children had so much fun on the ice today and even some of the parents joined in!
Landon

Here to welcome our Little Rockers and Novice curlers was Cornwall Curling Club Board of Director Member and Curling Development Chair Landon Warder. Landon has spent many Sundays at the club this year helping to grow the game~ and we are so grateful for his leadership and knowledge. Thank you Landon!

David 

Also here to welcome our curlers was our awesome Sunday Coach David Younker. David is a talented and certified instructor and a tremendous asset to our Club and the game! Thank you David !
 
KellieLynn, drawing for the free membership on Friday
 
Our Little Rockers and Novice Program Facilitator, KellieLynn Younker could not be here today as she had another commitment , but she did ask us to pass along “that as the Novice and Little Rocker Facilitator I want to thank parents and curlers for an awesome year under the circumstances. A thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped out all year, even behind the scenes. The season would not have been made possible without their awesome help! “
 
The Club extends our thanks to KellieLynn for the enthusiasm that she brings to the Little Rockers and Novice programs! Many parents indicated what a super fun year their children had…!
The club extends our heartfelt thanks to the coaches of these programs and volunteers. Without your help the children could not have learned to enjoy and play this game so well!
 
This year our club offered a draw for a free membership to all children who participated in our year-end “Red and Blue~ Little Rockers and Novice Division”, along with our “Red and Blue~Junior Division”. The winner was Ben Bradley as drawn by KellieLynn on Friday evening ! Congratulations Ben!
 
A genuine thank you to…
KellieLynn Younker
Greg Groves
Ella Lenentine
Lexi Murray
Shaun MacArthur
Kathy Reeves
Nick Fraser
Susan Hubley
David Younker
Clara Jack
Aurora Ulvstal
Will Callbeck
Rob Young
Nancy Milton

And to all who have served the game and our club with their time and commitment.

We look forward to seeing all of our Little Rockers and Novice for the 2021-2022 season here at the Cornwall Curling Club… until then have a safe and enjoyable summer!! ??
 
Here’s a photo gallery from this afternoon. Click a photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead/back.

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Post last modified: Apr 18, 2021 @ 9:06 pm

Last rental of the curling season!

Well, it’s the last day of the curling season here at the Cornwall Curling Club, and the minutes are winding down to when we will turn off the ice plant after a wonderful season of curling!! Despite some challenging days in planning and adjusting to the current public health measures, we have enjoyed a fantastic season of curling and community …

And we know how very lucky we have been!

Our charming community club was super busy up to the very last day~ and we were so happy to welcome the beautiful McNally Family as our last rental group of the season! Jordan and his crew arrived this morning for some curling and sweet family time…followed by some delicious pizza from our neighbours at Sam’s Family Restaurant & Pub !!

Thanks to the McNally Family for joining us! ?
 
Post last modified: Apr 18, 2021 @ 1:50 pm

Red once again King at Good’s Your Independent Grocer Red vs Blue competition!

Despite the event’s one-year hiatus, Team Red once again prevailed at the annual Your Independent Grocer Red vs Blue Celebration Spiel here at the Cornwall Curling Club, coming on strong in the final draw to grab a 781,000 to 737,000 point win over their Blue rivals, who lead throughout the week’s leadup events and right into the final draw of this event.

Thanks to our title sponsor Jonathan and his team at ‘Good’s Your Independent Grocer’, a hub of activity right here in Cornwall as everyone’s favourite stop for groceries and supplies!

(L-R), Sharon, Shauna

 

Lacey

Our weekend event was carefully planned by the Event Committee , including Lacey Gallant, Sharon Campbell, and Shauna McGill.

Paul

The committee also included Paul Neima, who was our amazing event Drawmaster (and as usual, sported some great Blue costumes, too)! Paul was super organized and so flexible in the face of constant change! Thank you Paul! Paul was supported by previous Drawmaster Ray Biagé. Thank you Ray for bringing your experience and suggestions with you.

We proceeded through the ‘Red and Blue~ Weekend Division’ with three cohorts of 32 curlers~ and this meant we could not all be together at one time as we could only have two of the three cohorts of 32 in the club at a time. While we were sad not to altogether, we certainly made the most of it!

It took much coordination and planning with the cohort separation and enhanced sanitizing rules this year resulting in a very busy weekend, but, by all reports, everyone had a blast!

Enjoying Sam’s Pizza!

Friday night curlers enjoyed a six-end game followed by some delicious pizza service~ which was provided in partnership with Sam’s Family Restaurant…. and was awesome!

Greg

Friday also included some Trivia fun with the one and only Trivia Master ~ Greg Lucas! Greg is truly a trivia rock star host and we thank him for spending the evening with us (and in some cases rushing along so we could make our cohort deadlines). Thanks Greg!

Saturday morning our curlers started the morning with a selection of freshly baked goods from Cornwall’s own Mary’s Bakery! The offerings, of course, included Mary’s legendary cinnamon rolls, as displayed here by Gary O’Sullivan, who was fortunate to win some at the prize table!

Lunch was a great meal of lasagna, Caesar salad and garlic bread!

Kelley

The Club staff was kept busy with bar service and sanitization measures and we thank Al, Kelley, and Debby for their great service!

The Red and Blue banker for the weekend was Carlene Peters and she was kept busy as teams cashed in! Carlene was a huge asset in her role and this event cannot proceed without her calculations — a huge commitment.

Anne with a Mary’s Bakery muffin!
Angela with some great prizes from O’Connor Glass, who also keep our bar staff safe with their donated plexiglass!

Thank you to Angela Sanderson who helped, as she always does, in any and all the ways needed. Thank you to Ann Boswall and Debbie Rhodenhizer who, while not participating in the curling, spent a good part of their afternoon helping us with lunch service and cleaning!

Sharon, with Katie Shaw (right), who helped out Friday evening

Shauna (right) with Gloria Turner, who also helped out

There were many participants who jumped in when needed to help, including Gary O’Sullivan, David Fullerton, and Jennifer Lenentine, and we are so very thankful. Your support is what helps to offer a fun couple of days of curling for so many!

Brent (left) and Chris

Saturday afternoon Club President Chris MacDougall, offered a genuine thank you on behalf of the membership to our Club Ice Technician, Brent, for leading our ice maintenance team, which includes Danny Kneabone, Mitchell Schut, and Chase MacMillan, and providing us great ice conditions all season!

Chris also thanked our Club Manager,  Lori, for her time and dedication to the club. Lori expressed that the club has such a wonderful membership, a hard-working Board of Directors, dedicated staff, amazing volunteers, and incredible support in our partners to be able to offer community recreation.

The door and winning-colour prizes were awesome and we are so grateful to all of our sponsors and members who donated items. Check out our photo gallery for lots of pictures of the prizes and winners!

Here’s a list of the many companies and members who donated prizes. Thanks to ALL of them for their support!

Major Event Sponsor
Your Independent Grocer, Cornwall
 
Business Prize Donations
Murphy Hospitality Group
Gass’s Country Store
Montanas
Capital Honda
Clows Red and White
D.P Murphy Inc.
Anne of Green Gables Chocolates
Cornwall Esso
T. Daniel Tweel Law Office
Culinary Institute of Canada
Source for Sports
Enwave – PEI Energy Systems
Boomburger
Kays Wholesalers
Cows
JRs Pizza
Royal Garden
Countryview Golf Course
Renaissance Investments
 
Member Prize Donations
Angela Sanderson  
David Murphy
Sandy Hope
Carlene Peters
David O’Connor
Sandra MacKay
Sharon Campbell
Myrna Craswell
Italo Marzari
Carl and Karen Currie
Nancy Milton
Alex Leblanc

On Friday night, we drew for a Junior membership. All Little Rockers, Novice, and Junior curlers who participated in the various Red and Blue events were entered. Congratulations to the winner, Ben Bradley!

Carlene

On Saturday a draw was held for a 2021-22 adult membership. All adult curlers names who participated in the Red and Blue Stick Division, Daytime Division, and Weekend  Division were entered. The winner was Club supporter and volunteer extraordinaire (and our banker for the event) Carlene Peters! 

A special thank you to those who helped to clean up  ~ Shauna McGill, Bryan Sutherland, Chris MacDougall, Kellie-Lynn Younker, and everyone else who jumped in to get the room out back to normal!
 
To recap, it was a great Red and Blue competition at the Club, with Blue grabbing an early lead with our Little Rockers and Novice leadoff event on March 30, then increasing their lead at the Junior event on Saturday morning April 3rd with some special guests and continued to lead with the afternoon Junior Skills Competition.
 
Blue was still ahead after the 2nd Little Rockers/Novice event on April 6th, and again increased their lead slightly at the Daytime Stick Curling event, while Red won by a slim margin in the Daytime Curlers event.
 
Thanks to everyone who participated in any of the Red vs. Blue events, have a great summer, and we’ll see you back on the ice in the fall!!
 

 

Post last modified: Apr 18, 2021 @ 4:26 pm

Photo gallery from our weekend Your Independent Grocer Red vs Blue Celebration spiel

We’ll have results, a full report, and likely more photos later, but to get things started, here’s a gallery of photos from Lori, showing the fantastic time we all had this weekend as our Red vs Blue Curling Celebration came to an exciting close with the Your Independent Grocer weekend event! 

Photos in random order – click picture to enlarge and use arrows or swipe to go ahead/back.

Post last modified: Apr 18, 2021 @ 7:26 am

Red Team narrowly wins Daytime Div., Blues maintain overall lead into Fri. eve. at Red vs. Blue competitions!

Another fantastic year-end event here at the Cornwall Curling Club on Friday morning and afternoon as our Daytime Curlers competed in the ‘Daytime Division Red and Blue’ event!!

Going into Friday the Blue Team was leading the club-wide points race with 188,000 versus the Red Team who had 147,000 !!

There were some fantastic rivalries … and of course husbands and wives / partners in life were on different-coloured teams!!

So while Blue was leading the race going into Friday ~ the Red Team ended the day just winning the overall daytime points race and providing the first division win for the RED Team!!
Red Team : 106,000
Blue Team: 104,000

While the Red Team narrowed the gap the Blue Team was still leading the club-wide totals going into Friday Evening for the Your Independant Grocer Red and Blue event!!
Blue Team: 292,000
Red Team: 253,000

Our curlers on Friday enjoyed hot coffee, and some iconic cinnamon buns to start their day, and a delicious pizza lunch provided in partnership with Sam’s Family Restaurant & Pub!


Kimball

This day was created and lead by our daytime members Kimball Blanchard who was so super organized and pivotal in hosting this incredible event! Thank you Kimball!!

Kimball thank all of the volunteers who helped with the day by serving coffee and giving our prizes and more!

We were greeted at the door on Friday morning by our good friend Bill who was unable to attend. Bill could not decided who to cheer for, and so wore red and blue!

Paul

While Daytime Committee Chair, Paul Durant, was not able to attend the event Friday (but shown in photos) the Daytime curlers expressed a big thank you to Paul who has lead our incredible daytime curling membership with much dedication, invested compassion, and most of all with a light-hearted but razor-sharp sense of humour!
Thank you Paul!!

Bryan

Past President and former Daytime Committee Member Bryan Sutherland expressed thanks on behalf of the daytime members to the membership for their kind cooperation and support of the Club during this challenging but successful year. He also thanked all Daytime Committee members for the time they have spent in supporting the club, and reviewed all the ways the Daytime Committee helps our club and our community in their works.

Bryan thanked our Ice Technician , Brent, for his dedication and work in enabling us to have great ice this year to curl on!! Bryan also thanked our Club Manager for her time and commitment to the club during a very busy year, with many challenges relating to covid planning and measures.

So while the day was filled with lots of friendly competition and some really great curling, the reallly special part of our day … and our season… has been the community of curlers who arrive for our Daytime Drop-In League and our Wednesday League and shared laughter and sweet friendships during a year that tried to take our spirits. We prevailed and we have the sport curling and the warmth of club life and of community to extend much of our gratitude to!

Here’s our latest photo gallery. Click a pic to enlarge, use arrows or swipe to go ahead/back.

Post last modified: Apr 17, 2021 @ 12:26 pm

Blue increases lead slightly at Red and Blue Stick Curling event

An absolutely awesome day yesterday here at 29 Cornwall Road as 32 Stick Curlers celebrated the end of the year with a fantastic Red and Blue event!!

Our awesome organizer John Dunsford did an exceptional job of leading a fun club-wide points race for the Stick Curling Division…while also wrapping up a very successful stick curling season!!

This year we had more stick curlers than in the history of the club~ from beginners to experienced curlers, it was a great season!

There was lots of Red and Blue action yesterday, as the Red Team had their work cut out for them to try and catch the Blue Team who were way ahead heading into the points race!

Previous to the day’s event the Red Team had 57,000 points and the Blue Team had 86,000.

There were some close games and the Red Team gave it a good go~ but the Blue Team gained 102,000 more points, while the Red Team gained 90,000.

It was a super busy day for our Club and we didn’t manage to get as many photos as we hoped~ but we did snap a few!!

John Dunsford (left) making presentation to Brent

During the event, the Red and Blue Stick Curlers made a lovely presentation to our awesome Ice Technician Brent, and to our Club Manager Lori, who were both very touched.

Sandersons

We started the day with some yummy cinnamon buns kindly baked by Patsy Sanderson, and some donuts from Robins Donuts. We were so happy to partner with Sam’s Family Restaurant & Pub to provide a delicious pizza lunch.

Fadi from Sam’s, with John Dunsford (right)

A special thank you to John Dunsford for organizing this super fun way to end the year!!

Much gratitude to all the volunteers who stepped in to help: Etta Reid, Elaine Hughes, Patsy Sanderson, Myrna Sanderson, Jane MacKay, and Ruth Stavert!

Ernie

A very, very, special thank you to Stick Curling Legend Ernie Stavert who volunteered to keep score. No Stick Curling event is a success without Ernie!!
Thank you so much Ernie for your incredible wisdom, knowledge, and support!

Until next year Stick Curlers!!
Have a great summer!

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Post last modified: Apr 16, 2021 @ 3:36 pm

Today’s the Day! Team Rosters, and other info for Your Independent Grocer Red vs. Blue Spiel starting this evening


Here are the rosters, schedule, and other info for our Good’s Your Neighbours Independent Grocer Red and Blue Celebration Spiel, starting this (Friday) evening and wrapping up on Saturday!

Please check for your name, as we’ve had to make a few adjustments since the initial versions, and don’t forget to wear your colour! 

Although Red has won this event in recent years, the Blue team, as a result of our lead-up events has, at last count, a 29 lead point lead going into the weekend, so it’s going to be an exciting finish! As we’ve done in recent years, this spiel will follow a “skins” format. In skins curling, teams compete for “skins” rather than points. A team can win a skin by stealing an end or scoring two or more points in an end while with the hammer.

We are including the “Important Spiel Info” and the Event Schedule from our last post following the updated rosters.

2021 Red vs Blue Closing Spiel Teams
**UPDATED TEAM ROSTERS**

Cohort 1

Blue teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Blue Team 1 – Greg Groves, Paula Ling, Colleen MacDonald, Robbie Lenentine
Blue Team 2 – Susan McInnis, Mike MacDonald, Stephen Armsworthy, Lacey Gallant
Blue Team 3 – Joe Callaghan, Donald Weeks, Jeff Hannam, Amanda MacIntosh
Blue Team 4 – Terry MacCormac, Doug Kelly, Scott Carnall, Kevin Lewis

Red Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Red Team 1 – Shirley Berry, Carlene Peters, Elric MacDonald, Laurie Kelly
Red Team 2 – Angus Kennedy, Gerald Dykerman, Megan Davies, Jennifer Lenentine
Red Team 3 – Garth Cudmore, Andrew Robinson, Gloria Turner, Lisa Indris
Red Team 4 – Rob Gallant, Arleen Harris, Jenna Miller, Ella Lenentine

Cohort 2

Blue Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Blue Team 5 – Jody Sanderson Nelson Dougay, Darren Smith, Casey Gauthier
Blue Team 6 – Brent Irving, Susan Dowling-Shaw, Connor Bruce, Bryon Sutcliffe
Blue Team 7 – Paul Neima, Chris MacDougall, Heather Gauthier, Kathryn Roberts
Blue Team 8 – Julie Scales, Stephanie O’Keefe, Richard MacEwen, Derek MacEwen

Red Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Red Team 5 – Hank Kamphuis, Angela Sanderson, Shauna McGill, Kim Muise
Red Team 6 – Brad Gardiner, Jeff Taylor, Isaiah Dalton, Larissa Sanderson
Red Team 7 – David Fullerton, Gary O’Sullivan, George Piercey, Sheamus Herlihy
Red Team 8 – Bryan Sutherland, Robbie Gauthier, Nate MacRae, Kara Smith

Cohort 3

Blue Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Blue Team 9 – Brian McCarville, Alan Mason, Dawn MacIsaac, Ian Kielly
Blue Team 10 – Bill Hope, Linda Fairhurst, Mike Gibson, Kathy Thompson
Blue Team 11 – Kelly Watts, Geoff Boyle, Bijan Adatia (Fri.)/Don Gosse (Sat), Melissa Creighton
Blue Team 12 – Phillip McInnis, Kellie-Lynn Younker, Shelley Woods, Jill Edwards

Red Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Red Team 9 – Sandy Hope, Colin MacIsaac, Italo Marzari, Jenine Bodner
Red Team 10 – Danny Kneabone, Hans Wicki, Sharon Campbell, Patsy McCarville
Red Team 11 – Bruce Thompson, Katelyn Burgoyne, Josh Taylor, Bill McGuire
Red Team 12 – Mark MacDonald, Shelley Ebbett, Dario Zannier, Charlene MacQuarrie

Important Spiel Info

  • We will be treating this event as three mini spiels and awards will be given at the end of each cohort event, and is not necessarily colour-based.  However, we will still be announcing the winning team colour at the end of the spiel, so the winning team will have bragging rights!

  • We will be using a Skins game format, and the points allotted per end will be posted around the club.

  • Please see arrival times for Friday below.  We need to keep a tight timeline to ensure we adhere to our Covid plan, and we will give you a more detailed overview of the weekend when you arrive on Friday.

    • Arrival Times for Friday:  Cohort 1:  5:00 Cohort 2: 6:30  Cohort 3: 8:40 (please do not come early as will be sanitizing between draws)

  • Bar Service:

    • Round tables section goes to the right of the bar, while the rectangular tables section will go to the left.  There are to be no more than 4 people at the bar at a time — please remember to socially distance while waiting in line.

  • Please remember to adhere to all Club guidelines during the event:

    • Wear a mask unless you are sitting at a table with a drink and/or food, or if you are on the ice.

    • Social distance in the club and the ice shed.

  • Please remember to check the lost and found for any items left at the club, as it will be our last weekend.

  • Registration Fee is $35 per player
  • Please bring cash for your registration and 50/50 tickets- we won’t be accepting debit or credit cards for these. Also, remember to bring your quarters for trivia.

And finally, remember to come decked out in your best Red or Blue!

SCHEDULE

 
Friday, April 16th – Round One – 6 end games
Times 
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization above and beyond current operational plan)
5:30-7:00 
Cohort 
One
Blue 1
versus 
Red1
Blue 2
versus
Red 2
Blue 3
versus
Red 3
Blue 4 
versus
Red 4
Arrive at 5 pm
Leave by 8:15 pm
7:00-8:30 
Cohort 
Two 
Blue 5
versus
Red 5
Blue 6 
versus 
Red 6
Blue 7
versus 
Red 7
Blue 8
versus
Red 8
Arrive at 6:30 pm
9:00-10:30
Cohort
Three
Blue 9
versus
Red 9
Blue 10
versus
Red 10
Blue 11
versus 
Red 11
Blue 12 
versus
Red 12
Arrive at 8:40 pm
Saturday, April 17th – Round Two – 4 end games
Times
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization (above and beyond current operational plan)
8:30-9:30 
Cohort
One
Blue 2
versus
Red 3
Blue 3
versus
Red 4
Blue 4
versus
Red 1
Blue 1
versus
Red 2
Leave by 10
9:30-10:30 
Cohort
Two
Blue 6
versus
Red 7
Blue 7
versus
Red 8
Blue 8
versus
Red 5
Blue 5
versus
Red 6
Cohort 2 leave by 11:15 
10:30-11:30 
Cohort
Three 
Blue 10
versus
Red 11
Blue 11
versus
Red 12
Blue 12
versus
Red 9
Blue 9
versus 
Red 10
Cohort 3 arrive at 10:10 (zone 2)
11:30-1:00 Ice Scrape and Lunch
 (no curling at this point. Ice maker will be in zone 3 ice shed)
11:45 cohort 1 return (zone 1) 
11:45 Lunch cohort 1 
11:45 Lunch cohort 3 (zone 2) 
Leave by 12:45 Sanitization
Saturday April 17th Round 3 – Six end games
Times
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization (above and beyond current operational plan)
1:00-2:30
Cohort
One 
Blue 3
versus
Red 2
Blue 4
versus
Red 3
Blue 1
versus
Red 4
Blue 2
versus
Red 1
1:15 Lunch cohort 2 (Zone 2)
2:30-4:00
Cohort
Two
Blue 7
versus
Red 6
Blue 8
versus
Red 7
Blue 5
versus
Red 8
Blue 6
versus
Red 5
Cohort 1 to leave by 3:00 (Zone 1 to be sanitized)
4:00-5:30
Cohort
Three 
Blue 11
versus
Red 10
Blue 12
versus
Red 11
Blue 9
versus
Red 12
Blue 10
versus
Red 9
Cohort 3 arrive at 3:30
5:30 
(Awards)
 
 
 
 
 
Post last modified: Apr 16, 2021 @ 7:57 am

Cudmore rink wins final Thursday evening draw of the season

The Thursday evening single-entry mixed draw, with round 3 sponsored by Griffin’s Towing & Service Centre, wrapped up last evening, with the team skipped by Garth Cudmore winning the final round of the season.

Thursday Final Draw Winners Josh Taylor (left) and Garth Cudmore

Cudmore’s team included Josh Taylor, who joined our Club partway through the season, as well as Nancy Milton and Alex Leblanc, who weren’t present for the final night. Second place went to Terry MacCormac’s team, while the third place rink was skipped by Landon Warder.
 
Thanks to everyone who organized and curled in this league — see you next season!
Post last modified: Apr 16, 2021 @ 7:29 am

MacDonald and Neima rinks win Wed. evening Ladder League final round

The Wednesday evening Ladder League, with round 3 sponsored by Clow’s Red & White and New Glasgow Lobster Suppers wrapped up last evening with some exciting curling action!

The Mark MacDonald rink won the “A” Pool, with only one loss in the round. The Brayden Snow team also had only one loss, but it was to MacDonald, so they finish in 2nd place.

“A” Pool winners (front row left to right, with Drawmaster Derek MacEwen behind in the centre): Geoff Boyle, Nelson Dougay, Mark MacDonald, Jonathan MacDonald

In the “B” Pool, the first-place honours went to the Paul Neima rink, who, up one coming home without hammer while playing their last game without their skip, won a closely-fought contest against the David Younker squad, going through a port to outcount their opponents. Team Neima finished with a 5-1 win-loss record.

Photo: Team Neima (red rocks) makes it through a port (yellow arrow) to outcount Team Younker

B Pool winners (L-R): Randy Goodman, Alan Mason, Jeff Hannam. Missing from photo: Skip Paul Neima

Team Neima’s only loss was to the Legion of Broom team skipped by Josh McInnis, who would have won the round, but lost according to the rules, as they left one game as a tie situation due to a pause in play the evening of March 31, and therefore only had four wins (and a tie) to Team Neima’s 5 wins (the rules specify that ties are broken by a draw to the button).

Thanks to everyone who participated this (interesting!) season, and we hope to see everyone back in October for another season of the Wednesday Evening Ladder League!

– Derek MacEwen, Drawmaster

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 15, 2021 @ 11:26 am

Lovely words from daytime curler Naida!

Some lovely words from Naida…

We are a special and beautiful community ??.


#community #PEI #CurlingClubLife Friendships #ActiveLiving #PhysicalandMentalHealthBenefits #KeepCurling @curlingcanada @sportpei

Post last modified: Apr 13, 2021 @ 11:31 pm

Final Team Rosters, and other info for Your Independent Grocer Red vs. Blue Spiel Apr. 16 evening and Apr.17


Here are the final rosters for our Good’s Your Neighbours Independent Grocer Red and Blue Celebration Spiel on Friday evening and Saturday!

Please check for your name, as we’ve had to make a few adjustments since the initial versions, and don’t forget to wear your colour! 

Although Red has won this event in recent years, the Blue team, as a result of our lead-up events has, at last count, a 29 lead point lead going into the weekend, so it’s going to be an exciting finish! As we’ve done in recent years, this spiel will follow a “skins” format. In skins curling, teams compete for “skins” rather than points. A team can win a skin by stealing an end or scoring two or more points in an end while with the hammer.

We are including the “Important Spiel Info” and the Event Schedule from our last post following the updated rosters.

2021 Red vs Blue Closing Spiel Teams
**UPDATED TEAM ROSTERS**

Cohort 1

Blue teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Blue Team 1 – Greg Groves, Paula Ling, Colleen MacDonald, Robbie Lenentine
Blue Team 2 – Susan McInnis, Mike MacDonald, Stephen Armsworthy, Lacey Gallant
Blue Team 3 – Joe Callaghan, Donald Weeks, Jeff Hannam, Amanda MacIntosh
Blue Team 4 – Terry MacCormac, Doug Kelly, Scott Carnall, Kevin Lewis

Red Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Red Team 1 – Shirley Berry, Carlene Peters, Elric MacDonald, Laurie Kelly
Red Team 2 – Angus Kennedy, Gerald Dykerman, Megan Davies, Jennifer Lenentine
Red Team 3 – Garth Cudmore, Andrew Robinson, Gloria Turner, Lisa Indris
Red Team 4 – Rob Gallant, Arleen Harris, Jenna Miller, Ella Lenentine

Cohort 2

Blue Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Blue Team 5 – Jody Sanderson Nelson Dougay, Darren Smith, Casey Gauthier
Blue Team 6 – Brent Irving, Susan Dowling-Shaw, Connor Bruce, Bryon Sutcliffe
Blue Team 7 – Paul Neima, Chris MacDougall, Heather Gauthier, Kathryn Roberts
Blue Team 8 – Julie Scales, Stephanie O’Keefe, Richard MacEwen, Derek MacEwen

Red Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Red Team 5 – Hank Kamphuis, Angela Sanderson, Shauna McGill, Kim Muise
Red Team 6 – Brad Gardiner, Jeff Taylor, Isaiah Dalton, Larissa Sanderson
Red Team 7 – David Fullerton, Gary O’Sullivan, George Piercey, Sheamus Herlihy
Red Team 8 – Bryan Sutherland, Robbie Gauthier, Nate MacRae, Kara Smith

Cohort 3

Blue Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Blue Team 9 – Brian McCarville, Alan Mason, Dawn MacIsaac, Ian Kielly
Blue Team 10 – Bill Hope, Linda Fairhurst, Mike Gibson, Kathy Thompson
Blue Team 11 – Kelly Watts, Geoff Boyle, Bijan Adatia (Fri.)/Don Gosse (Sat), Melissa Creighton
Blue Team 12 – Phillip McInnis, Kellie-Lynn Younker, Shelley Woods, Jill Edwards

Red Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Red Team 9 – Sandy Hope, Colin MacIsaac, Italo Marzari, Jenine Bodner
Red Team 10 – Danny Kneabone, Hans Wicki, Sharon Campbell, Patsy McCarville
Red Team 11 – Bruce Thompson, Katelyn Burgoyne, Josh Taylor, Bill McGuire
Red Team 12 – Mark MacDonald, Shelley Ebbett, Dario Zannier, Charlene MacQuarrie

Important Spiel Info

  • We will be treating this event as three mini spiels and awards will be given at the end of each cohort event, and is not necessarily colour-based.  However, we will still be announcing the winning team colour at the end of the spiel, so the winning team will have bragging rights!

  • We will be using a Skins game format, and the points allotted per end will be posted around the club.

  • Please see arrival times for Friday below.  We need to keep a tight timeline to ensure we adhere to our Covid plan, and we will give you a more detailed overview of the weekend when you arrive on Friday.

    • Arrival Times for Friday:  Cohort 1:  5:00 Cohort 2: 6:30  Cohort 3: 8:40 (please do not come early as will be sanitizing between draws)

  • Bar Service:

    • Round tables section goes to the right of the bar, while the rectangular tables section will go to the left.  There are to be no more than 4 people at the bar at a time — please remember to socially distance while waiting in line.

  • Please remember to adhere to all Club guidelines during the event:

    • Wear a mask unless you are sitting at a table with a drink and/or food, or if you are on the ice.

    • Social distance in the club and the ice shed.

  • Please remember to check the lost and found for any items left at the club, as it will be our last weekend.

  • Registration Fee is $35 per player
  • Please bring cash for your registration and 50/50 tickets- we won’t be accepting debit or credit cards for these. Also, remember to bring your quarters for trivia.

And finally, remember to come decked out in your best Red or Blue!

SCHEDULE

 
Friday, April 16th – Round One – 6 end games
Times 
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization above and beyond current operational plan)
5:30-7:00 
Cohort 
One
Blue 1
versus 
Red1
Blue 2
versus
Red 2
Blue 3
versus
Red 3
Blue 4 
versus
Red 4
Arrive at 5 pm
Leave by 8:15 pm
7:00-8:30 
Cohort 
Two 
Blue 5
versus
Red 5
Blue 6 
versus 
Red 6
Blue 7
versus 
Red 7
Blue 8
versus
Red 8
Arrive at 6:30 pm
9:00-10:30
Cohort
Three
Blue 9
versus
Red 9
Blue 10
versus
Red 10
Blue 11
versus 
Red 11
Blue 12 
versus
Red 12
Arrive at 8:40 pm
Saturday, April 17th – Round Two – 4 end games
Times
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization (above and beyond current operational plan)
8:30-9:30 
Cohort
One
Blue 2
versus
Red 3
Blue 3
versus
Red 4
Blue 4
versus
Red 1
Blue 1
versus
Red 2
Leave by 10
9:30-10:30 
Cohort
Two
Blue 6
versus
Red 7
Blue 7
versus
Red 8
Blue 8
versus
Red 5
Blue 5
versus
Red 6
Cohort 2 leave by 11:15 
10:30-11:30 
Cohort
Three 
Blue 10
versus
Red 11
Blue 11
versus
Red 12
Blue 12
versus
Red 9
Blue 9
versus 
Red 10
Cohort 3 arrive at 10:10 (zone 2)
11:30-1:00 Ice Scrape and Lunch
 (no curling at this point. Ice maker will be in zone 3 ice shed)
11:45 cohort 1 return (zone 1) 
11:45 Lunch cohort 1 
11:45 Lunch cohort 3 (zone 2) 
Leave by 12:45 Sanitization
Saturday April 17th Round 3 – Six end games
Times
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization (above and beyond current operational plan)
1:00-2:30
Cohort
One 
Blue 3
versus
Red 2
Blue 4
versus
Red 3
Blue 1
versus
Red 4
Blue 2
versus
Red 1
1:15 Lunch cohort 2 (Zone 2)
2:30-4:00
Cohort
Two
Blue 7
versus
Red 6
Blue 8
versus
Red 7
Blue 5
versus
Red 8
Blue 6
versus
Red 5
Cohort 1 to leave by 3:00 (Zone 1 to be sanitized)
4:00-5:30
Cohort
Three 
Blue 11
versus
Red 10
Blue 12
versus
Red 11
Blue 9
versus
Red 12
Blue 10
versus
Red 9
Cohort 3 arrive at 3:30
5:30 
(Awards)
 
 
 
 
 
Post last modified: Apr 14, 2021 @ 11:39 pm

Your Independent Grocer Red vs. Blue Spiel Apr. 16 evening and Apr.17: what you need to know

Important Spiel Info

  • We will be treating this event as three mini spiels and awards will be given at the end of each cohort event, and is not necessarily colour based.  However, we will still be announcing the winning team colour at the end of the spiel, so the winning team will have bragging rights!

  • We will be using a Skins game format, and the points allotted per end will be posted around the club.

  • Please see arrival times for Friday below.  We need to keep a tight timeline to ensure we adhere to our Covid plan, and we will give you a more detailed overview of the weekend when you arrive on Friday.

    • Arrival Times for Friday:  Cohort 1:  5:00 Cohort 2: 6:30  Cohort 3: 8:40 (please do not come early as will be sanitizing between draws)

  • Bar Service:

    • Round tables section goes to the right of the bar, while the rectangular tables section will go to the left.  There are to be no more than 4 people at the bar at a time — please remember to socially distance while waiting in line.

  • Please remember to adhere to all Club guidelines during the event:

    • Wear a mask unless you are sitting at a table with a drink and/or food, or if you are on the ice.

    • Social distance in the club and the ice shed.

  • Please remember to check the lost and found for any items left at the club, as it will be our last weekend.

  • Registration Fee is $35 per player
  • Please bring cash for your registration and 50/50 tickets- we won’t be accepting debit or credit cards for these. Also, remember to bring your quarters for trivia.

And finally, remember to come decked out in your best Red or Blue!

SCHEDULE

Friday, April 16th – Round One – 6 end games
Times 
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization above and beyond current operational plan)
5:30-7:00 
Cohort 
One
Blue 1
versus 
Red1
Blue 2
versus
Red 2
Blue 3
versus
Red 3
Blue 4 
versus
Red 4
Arrive at 5 pm
Leave by 8:15 pm
7:00-8:30 
Cohort 
Two 
Blue 5
versus
Red 5
Blue 6 
versus 
Red 6
Blue 7
versus 
Red 7
Blue 8
versus
Red 8
Arrive at 6:30 pm
9:00-10:30
Cohort
Three
Blue 9
versus
Red 9
Blue 10
versus
Red 10
Blue 11
versus 
Red 11
Blue 12 
versus
Red 12
Arrive at 8:40 pm
Saturday, April 17th – Round Two – 4 end games
Times
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization (above and beyond current operational plan)
8:30-9:30 
Cohort
One
Blue 2
versus
Red 3
Blue 3
versus
Red 4
Blue 4
versus
Red 1
Blue 1
versus
Red 2
Leave by 10
9:30-10:30 
Cohort
Two
Blue 6
versus
Red 7
Blue 7
versus
Red 8
Blue 8
versus
Red 5
Blue 5
versus
Red 6
Cohort 2 leave by 11:15 
10:30-11:30 
Cohort
Three 
Blue 10
versus
Red 11
Blue 11
versus
Red 12
Blue 12
versus
Red 9
Blue 9
versus 
Red 10
Cohort 3 arrive at 10:10 (zone 2)
11:30-1:00 Ice Scrape and Lunch
 (no curling at this point. Ice maker will be in zone 3 ice shed)
11:45 cohort 1 return (zone 1) 
11:45 Lunch cohort 1 
11:45 Lunch cohort 3 (zone 2) 
Leave by 12:45 Sanitisation
Saturday April 17th Round 3 – Six end games
Times
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization (above and beyond current operational plan)
1:00-2:30
Cohort
One 
Blue 3
versus
Red 2
Blue 4
versus
Red 3
Blue 1
versus
Red 4
Blue 2
versus
Red 1
1:15 Lunch cohort 2 (Zone 2)
2:30-4:00
Cohort
Two
Blue 7
versus
Red 6
Blue 8
versus
Red 7
Blue 5
versus
Red 8
Blue 6
versus
Red 5
Cohort 1 to leave by 3:00 (Zone 1 to be sanitized)
4:00-5:30
Cohort
Three 
Blue 11
versus
Red 10
Blue 12
versus
Red 11
Blue 9
versus
Red 12
Blue 10
versus
Red 9
Cohort 3 arrive at 3:30
5:30 
(Awards)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post last modified: Apr 13, 2021 @ 10:13 pm

Reminder: Wednesday Evening Ladder League Final Round Wraps up this week with “Week 2”

This is a reminder that the Wednesday evening Ladder League wraps up this week with “Week 2” which was postponed from March 3 due to the 2nd Circuit Breaker. This means that six out of the seven weeks of the final draw will be played, with the “Week 3” draw that was scheduled for March 10, not taking place (we chose Week 2 rather than Week 3 to add to the end as it had the proper “A” and “B” pool draw times to line up with the previous week). No weeks have been missed due to stormy weather this year (and there’s none forecast for this Wednesday!), and three of the four weeks off due to the Circuit Breakers have been recovered, with one week added between Christmas and New Years, and two weeks added with the season extension.

April 14 (Week 2) – Postponed from March 3

6:30 pm (A Pool)
Ice 1:  A6-Firefighters vs A1-Robertson
Ice 2:  A4-MacDonald vs A5-Callaghan
Ice 3: A2-Quilty vs A7-MacDougall
Ice 4: A8-Gallant vs A3-Snow

8:30 pm (B Pool)
Ice 1:  B6-Younker vs B1-Neima
Ice 2:  B4-Groves  vs B5-Kamphuis
Ice 3:  B2-McInnis vs B7-Watts
Ice 4: B8-Joostema vs B3-Jack

The “A” Pool is sponsored by Clow’s Red and White and the “B” Pool sponsored by New Glasgow Lobster Suppers for Round 3.

Post last modified: Apr 13, 2021 @ 7:42 am

World Jr. Champ Lauren Lenentine, and Team Birt’s Michelle McQuaid – inspiring our Little Rockers and Novice curlers!

During our Little Rockers and Novice sessions on Sunday, Cornwall member and World Junior Champion Lauren Lenentine joined the groups virtually from Manitoba, while Team Birt’s Michelle McQuaid joined in person to talk with our young curlers about their love of curling and their journeys~ including starting out in the Cornwall Junior program.

Lauren Lenentine via video (file photo)

Lauren said she’s been curling for 13 years, while Michelle has curled for 24. Lauren talked about her curling journey representing Canada at the World Juniors, and also how being at the Scotties was amazing because she got to curl against the best curlers, who were her mentors growing up. She said she has always wanted to curl at the Scotties, and was very happy to have the opportunity while still Junior age. She told the Little Rockers and Novice curlers present that she is still learning, and invited the young curlers to work toward their goals. too!

Michelle McQuaid

Michelle told them about the 10 provincial titles she has won, including 6 times representing PEI at the national Scotties, 3 Canadian nationals as provincial Junior champion, and also representing PEI at the Canada Games in Whitehorse. Michelle and Lauren both said that one of the important things about curling is having fun!

The curlers asked Michelle to sign their own equipment. As well, there was a draw for a signed photo and jersey from Team Birt, won by Mya Beaton!

Michelle with Mya Beaton (right) displaying the Team Birt jersey and photo that she won
 

Besides the session with Lauren and Michelle, the curlers hit the ice, some to play a game, some to practice throwing and sliding, with Michelle joining them and also commenting on their really nice slides!

Thanks again to  Michelle and Lauren for inspiring our Little Rockers and Novice curlers!

 
Here is our photo gallery from the session. Click a photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead and back.
Post last modified: Apr 12, 2021 @ 11:14 am

Blue leads by 29 points after Little Rockers/Novice 2nd session on Tues.!

Everyone had a really great time as the Little Rockers and Novice participated in a 4-end games with their parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers on Tues. April 6!! The Red team gained 7 points and the Blue team gained 17 points. This makes the overall “Red and Blue” club points total as follows:
 
Red:  57
Blue: 86
 
Here’s our photo gallery from the event. Click on a picture to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead/back.
 
Post last modified: Apr 10, 2021 @ 6:24 pm

Bill Hope and Robbie Doherty rinks win Upstreet Craft Brewing Tues. Competitive League Divisions

Our Tuesday evening Competitive League, sponsored by Upstreet Craft Brewing, has come to a close for the year, with the Bill Hope rink winning the Commons Division, while the Robbie Doherty foursome won the Do Gooder division. The Hope team are also 2021 PEI Masters champs, while Team Doherty were Cornwall’s reps at the PEI Curling Club Championships.

Commons Division winning team (L-R): Bill Hope (skip), Peter Murdoch (3rd), David Murphy (2nd), Dario Zannier (lead). Photo from the PEI Masters

Do Gooder Division Winning Team (L-R) Ryan Giddens (lead), Brooks Roche (2nd), Kyle Holland (3rd), Robbie Doherty (skip). Missing from photo: Lincoln Peters (alternate)

Here are the final standings:

Commons Division

Team 1st Round Pts 2nd Round Pts Totals Final Position
Bill Hope 84 87 171 1st
Angus Kennedy 78 84 162 2nd
Suzanne Birt 90 66 156 3rd
Shelly Bradley 90 63 153 4th
Mark MacDonald 72 78 150 5th
Paul Durant 78 69 147 6th
Mark O’Rourke 72 66 138 7th
Kim Dolan 78 60 138 8th
Rachel MacLean 78 57 135 9th

 

Do Gooder Division

Team 1st Round Pts 2nd Round Pts Totals Final Position
Robbie Doherty 66 96 162 1st
Sandy Hope 66 75 141 2nd
Mitchell Schut 69 66 135 3rd
Paul Neima 54 84 130 4th
Lester* 54 75 129 5th
Brock Spence 72 54 126 6th
Katie Shaw 66 54 120 7th
Shirley Berry 63 51 114 8th
White** 63 57 57 9th

 * Skip: Phillip McInnis
** Skip: Jason Blackman

Thanks to our great sponsor Upstreet Craft Brewing, to Drawmaster Bill Hope, and to all the curlers for a great year!

Post last modified: Apr 12, 2021 @ 11:20 am

Cornwall Daytime Curlers fight it out in the “Battle of the Sexes”!

Well, what a day!!!
The women and the men fought it out during our ‘Battle of the Sexes’ event today here at the club…and there was way too much fun happening!!

Plenty of smiles, hollers, boooos, and an abundance of quick wit took place while throwing curling shots and between games!

Margaret

A big thank you to Margaret Stewart for reviving this really exciting event so every curler could have a great time today! Thank you Margaret for picking up goodies from a local business to serve, and helping in the kitchen. (Thank you for a bigger psychology counselling session bill for KB …and now LF!)

And while we missed a photo of our Daytime Committee Chair Paul Durant, he was also instrumental in leading this fantastic event! Paul is always involved in so many parts of our operation and we are grateful for his volunteerism and leadership! And apparently, this talented man can curl …and takes no prisoners on the ice!

Margaret (back) and Joanne

Thank you to the lovely and witty Joanne Durant for helping serve our goodies that were purchased. To Al MacCormac for making sure that the winners had somewhere to buy the drinks, and to Brent Irving for taking good care of the ice for us!

There was no cost for participants for this event and the Daytime Committee generously provided a lovely spread of muffins, fruit, coffee and tea for everyone.

We did not get enough photos today as we were having …WAY…TOO…MUCH….FUN!

We have the most beautiful and heartwarming community here at 29 Cornwall Road ~ and we are so grateful to be able to safely participate in this awesome sport… with good friends by our side.

Our Manager is currently at home with hot water bottles and a glass of wine…. and she sends a genuine thank you to all for a heartwarming day~ especially to her awesome Skip and team! #newcurler

Watch out for this event next year… It will be bigger than ever no doubt!!

(Oh… and the men won. Barely.)

Here’s a photo gallery from today. Click a photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead/back.

#Community #PEI #CurlingClubLife #KeepCurling Canada Curling Town of Cornwall PEI
PEI Curling News

Post last modified: Apr 9, 2021 @ 8:23 pm

Amanda Power and Robbie Doherty win Sam’s Doubles League Round Two

Congrats to Amanda Power and Robbie Doherty, our Round Two winners of the Sam’s Restaurant Sunday Evening Doubles League! 

Robbie Doherty and Amanda Power
(Robbie wasn’t there for the photo, so we added him later!)

 

Post last modified: Apr 8, 2021 @ 8:18 pm

Get a grip on safety — replace your gripper annually at our Pro Shop!

This gripper was found by our Ice Technician in the ice shed this morning, as it was left last night.
It is obviously an example of a gripper that should NOT be used on the ice.

The most important reason is that it has lost its tread a very long time ago and does not provide any grip. This is not safe.

The other reason is that when grippers began to deteriorate they will leave bits of black rubber on the ice. This can be dangerous to curlers, affect the movement of the rocks, cause a stone to pick, and can compromise the integrity of the ice (as it becomes embedded into the ice).

New grippers should be purchased every year.
Please make sure you look out for your safety and your Ice by purchasing a new gripper!

#Safety #IceCare #CurlingClubLife #KeepCurling #NotesFromIceMakers

Post last modified: Apr 8, 2021 @ 2:17 pm

Get ready for a colourful time on April 16 and 17!

Our annual Your Independent Grocer Red vs Blue closing bonspiel is just over a week away! By now you know your colour (red or blue) for this event, and it’s time to get your colourful attire in order for the occasion! Here are a few photos from previous years to help inspire you!

Post last modified: Apr 8, 2021 @ 1:57 pm

Upstreet Craft Brewing Tuesday Evening Competitive League wraps up for the season!

Wellll….we did it!
The 2020-21 curling season has now come to end for our Upstreet Craft Brewing Tuesday Evening Competitive League!
And it was awesome!

This league hosted eighteen teams and some of the best curlers the island has to offer ~ and as a result there was some incredible curling!

A very BIG thank you to our League Draw Master Bill Hope!
Thank you Bill, genuinely, for the time you have spent planning and organizing this league, especially during these unusual times. Your time and contributions to our Club and community is so appreciated!

The foundation of our club is incredible volunteers who step up and take on projects, events, and leagues… so we all can enjoy the wonderful benefits of sport. Now more than ever, recreation enriches our lives by supporting physical and metal health opportunities~ and creating community connections that matter.
This could not be possible without our supportive volunteers.

All other evening leagues still have one (in some cases two) more games left , and so our season is not over yet here at the Cornwall Curling Club!

Stay tuned for the results of our Upstreet Brewing Tuesday Evening Competitive League in the days to come!

#Community  #PEI #Volunteers  curlingclublife #ThisLeagueisHot #KeepCurling Curling Canada PEI Curling News Sport PEI Town of Cornwall PEI

Post last modified: Apr 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am

Club proud of Team Birt, presents ‘awards recognition’ gift on behalf of our membership!

During the Scotties Tournament of Hearts we were so very proud to hear our club name announced by legendary curling commentator Vic Rauter on TSN as PEI’s own Team Birt ‘s “home club” !!
(an honour we share with our friends at Montague Curling Club.)

And while it was pretty awesome to have that acknowledgment on National TV …and very cool to have Mr. Rauter’s unmistakable voice to say so….the real source of our pride was seeing the hard work these athletes put in everyday to achieving their goals… and to have been a part of that preparation.

We were so proud how Team Birt gave back to their club, to our juniors, and to the community of curling in PEI. The presence of Suzanne, Meaghan, Michelle, and Kathy in our club is gentle and quiet~and yet they are such a remarkable presence. So many of our club curlers so happy to share the ice with them, especially our young junior curlers!

This past weekend our Board of Director Member and Club Treasurer Jennifer Lenentine, proudly presented an ‘awards recognition’ gift on behalf of our membership~ as Team Birt won the Women’s Provincial Scotties Title and moved on to represent our club at the National Scotties Championship event!

The Cornwall Curling Club proudly provides this financial gesture to all Provincial winners who go on to compete at National events, as a means to help support travel expenses our club teams incur as they pursue their dreams.

Our small but mighty club is proud of the diversity in our membership curling profiles. From beginners to elite athletes ~ we are a mecca of vibrancy and activity…and we are…#bettertogether. 

#CurlingClubLife  #Community #PEI? #KeepCurling @curlingcanada @sportpei

Post last modified: Apr 7, 2021 @ 9:21 am

Blue continues to lead after Fun/Exciting Saturday Jr. Skills Competition followed by game with special guests!

The afternoon here at 29 Cornwall Road on Saturday was just as exciting as the morning during our ‘Red and Blue~Junior Division’ year-end event!

We enjoyed a skills competition hosted by Curl PEI, lead by Executive Director Amy Duncan and her volunteers…followed by another draw of some really exciting curling!!

We cannot tell you how proud we were of our junior curlers~ who cheered each other on as they curled on mixed teams. Many of these curlers had never curled together before of course, and they all settled in very quickly to display incredible sportsmanship and teamwork!

There were many smiles, both on and off the ice, and it left us with no doubt that a good time had by all! A total of 25 junior curlers participating!

Meaghan Hughes from Team Birt getting ready to sweep!

Some new special guest curlers (13 total)  joined us in the afternoon, all of who have represented the Province of Prince Edward Island in National Championship events like the Brier, Scotties, Masters, and the Everest Curling Club and Seniors Championships!

Our special guest curlers were, without doubt, incredible mentors!! Always making sure that our young junior curlers were the stars of the show!  And we should note, that these experienced and seasoned curlers made notice that this was not all hard to do!!

All of these elite curlers commented how sincerely, impressed they were with the quality of curling they witnessed today from our Club Juniors!

Today, and every day, we feel our club represents the most incredible and heartwarming reflection of community. Our ‘Red and Blue~Junior Division’ event today exemplified such. We were a group of curlers who represented our club and our curling community is such an upstanding measure!

Grace Myers with Peter Gallant

A special thank you to Amy Duncan and Curl PEI for enhancing our event with the ‘Hit, Tap, and Draw’ Skills Competition….there were some great shots made! Thank you to the volunteers for this Skills event, with a special thanks to elite curling Coach Peter Gallant, who provided noted praise and encouragement to our juniors!

Jennifer Lenentine and Ben Kirby

Congratulations to junior curler Ben Kirby, who won our ‘Spirit Award’! Ben had some great signs that represented his Team Blue…but he also stepped in to Curl and fill in on some teams where we really needed him! Ben was gifted an incredible backpack filled with curling swag donated generously by PEI Scotties past Champion Shelly Bradley! (Who could not attend today and sent her regrets).

Sam’s pizza, courtesy of Peake and McInnis Ltd. Insurance

We cannot say enough about the incredible swag provided today from our special guest curlers !! Our juniors won brooms, and jerseys, and hats and toques, and pins … and so much more! They also enjoyed a delicious pizza lunch kindly donated by multiple PEI Scotties Champion Susan McInnis and Peake and McInnis and prepared by our friends at Sam’s Family Restaurant!

Easter dessert!

Some chocolate eggs were thoughtfully donated to our juniors curlers for dessert by curling icon Kim Dolan!

The two Robbies – Lenentine and Doherty!

We must extend a very special thank you to Robbie and Jennifer Lenentine who generously offered their time, yet again, to support our club and community,  with their time and gifts to help organize this wonderful event! Another thank you to Heather Gauthier, who always quietly steps in and helps where needed. Thank you, Heather!

Another big thank you to our Ice Technician Brent, who worked within a busy schedule to make sure the ice was ready to go! We also thank AJ Campbell who helped Brent with ice maintenance…Thank you, AJ!

And thank you to our attendant Debby who jumped in and helped where needed!

Now what you have all been waiting for…
A Club Red and Blue points total for the day!

This afternoon the Blue Team was able to come out ahead of the Red Team again by winning 28 points. The Red Team earned a solid 19 points.
We should share, these were hard-fought games, filled with lots of strategy and gameplay. All curlers played well. But most of all this was all about the FUN!! Our older junior curlers mentoring our young ones~ who threw a lot of rocks today!

For the skills competition the Blue Team earned 5 points and the Blue Team earned 3 points.

Making the daily points total
Blue = 58
Red= 43

Carrying over the points totals from the Little Rockers and Novice Program (Blue 11, Red 7)  means that:
Blue overall points total to date is: 69
Red overall points total to date is 50

We still have our Stick Curling ‘Red and Blue Division’, our Daytime ‘Red and Blue Division’, and of course our finale: the Independent Grocery ‘Red and Blue Division’ to go!!

Red has their work cut out for them~ but there is lots of curling to go!

Here is a photo gallery from the Saturday afternoon excitement — click a photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead/back.