AGM Minutes and Reports

The minutes and reports from the AGM held on May 16th are attached below. 

Feel free to follow up with the Club President or club manager with any questions you might have.


Annual General Meeting Minutes Cornwall Curling Club May 16, 2024

 

Committee Chair Reports for AGM May 16, 2024

Post last modified: May 23, 2024 @ 10:09 am

Condolences to the family of Joseph (Gie) Rogers

The club would like to extend our condolences to the family of club member Joseph (Gie) Rogers who passed away on Wednesday.

His obituary: 

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, in Queen Elizabeth Hospital ICU, surrounded by his family, Gie sailed into his next adventure.

Gie was raised, and attended school, in Richmond Hill, ON. He played tenor sax in the school band and was a keen athlete, participating in intermural football as well as track and field. A severe knee injury during a game led to less strenuous pursuits.

Graduating from Langstaff Secondary school in 1973, as an Ontario Scholar, he pursued computer engineering and was a graduate of the first class of System Design Engineering at University of Waterloo in 1979.

He spent his early career creating systems at Stelco in Hamilton. Always curious, and learning, he also earned his MBA from McMaster University during those years. After retiring from Stelco, he worked in the robotics field and later went on to run his own consulting firm in Hamilton. In 2013, he accepted a position with CGI in Charlottetown, PEI where he worked until his retirement in 2019.

During his time in Hamilton, he was an avid sailor and camper with family and a group of lifelong friends. He started curling with his wife, Nancy, in 2010, and after the move to Prince Edward Island became very involved with the PEI Special Olympics program.

He had a deep love, and extensive collection, of music, especially jazz. Winter Jazz events at The Pour House were some of his favourite occasions. He was an avid home cook, and his Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ham and split pea soup will be sorely missed by his family.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Rees Rogers and Margaret Alice Hurlburt, and is survived by his wife and partner of 15 years, Nancy MacPhee; sons, Meyer Rees Rogers, Toronto, Ethan Lewis Rogers (Sydney Shilling), Toronto; sister, Marg Rogers, Spokane WA; nephews Rob Downing, Spokane, WA and Chris Downing , Seattle, WA; many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins in the extended Hurlburt, White, Ger, MacPhee, Bushell, Doane, Boodoosingh families.

The family would like to express sincere thanks for the incredibly kind and compassionate care Gie received at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Intensive Care Unit #1.

A celebration of life to be held at a later date.  Memorial donations suggested to PEI Special Olympics, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your choice.

Post last modified: May 18, 2024 @ 8:49 pm

Proposed Bylaw Changes

The following proposed bylaw changes have been put forth by the Board of Directors for the upcoming Annual General Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 16th at 6:30PM.

If you have questions or comments feel free to reach out to the club President or club manager.

AGM Communication re ByLaw Changes 

Post last modified: Apr 24, 2024 @ 11:38 am

Message from the President

Dear Members,

As you may be aware, Charlottetown is set to host the Grand Slam of Curling, 2024 Hearing Life Tour Challenge from October 1-6, 2024, at the Bell Aliant Centre. This is the first Grand Slam event of the season and will feature 64 of the top curling teams from Canada and around the world. Certainly, an exciting event for Charlottetown and our Province!

The Board of the Cornwall Curling Club has been made aware that teams participating in the event often seek out local Clubs to book practice sessions before and during the tournament. As a result of our close proximity to the event venue and player accommodations, the Board has been contemplating whether to open earlier in the season to make our Club available to teams playing in the event.

Naturally, the Board views this as a unique opportunity host top level, National and International curling teams at our facility. I would like to confirm, we are not required to provide ice time for the event, nor would we receive any financial support to do this. We would be doing this to join in the excitement that an event of this magnitude brings to the curling community.

Opening several weeks prior to our normal schedule would be a substantial cost to our Club and would not be fiscally responsible without additional support through sponsorship, fundraising and planning.

As a result, the Board has decided to reach out asking members to identify themselves if they are interested in joining a Committee to explore this opportunity, weigh the pros and cons, and make a determination whether or not to have our facility ready to support the Grand Slam event.

If you are interested in participating in the Committee, please reach out to Kim Nickerson at nickersonk.l@hotmail.com by April 26, 2024.

I will update you on the response to this request after the deadline. Thank you.

Kim Nickerson,
Club President

Grand Slam of Curling in Charlottetown

Post last modified: Apr 20, 2024 @ 10:17 am

Sale of Grand Slam of Curling tour won’t impact October stop at UPEI

By Bill McGuire
Public Relations Chair
Cornwall Curling Club
(with files from the Canadian Press, CBC, GSOC)

Prince Edward Island curling fans can breathe easier.

Seismic changes might be coming to the Grand Slam of Curling, and to the sport itself, but the tour’s opening stop this fall on PEI will go ahead as planned.

The Curling Group, a new sports business venture group backed by elite international curlers including Jennifer Jones and John Morris, is looking to invest in growing the sport.

The Curling Group members, left to right, John Morris, Mike Cotton, Nic Sulsky, and Jennifer Jones. (Photo by Anil Mungal/GSOC)

TCG announced an agreement with Rogers Sportsnet on Tuesday, April 9 to acquire the series from the host tv broadcaster following the conclusion of the Princess Auto Players’ Championship, the final stop on the GSOC tour this season.

The 2024-2025 Grand Slam of Curling season will proceed as planned, with five events featuring the top men’s and women’s teams from around the world. 

The Bell Aliant Centre on the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island, plays host to the opening stop on the 2024-2025 season with the Hearing Life Tour Challenge, Oct. 1-6. It is the largest stop on tour with 64 teams in two tiers coming to the Island.

Tier 1 features the top 16 women’s and top 16 men’s teams in the world, while Tier 2 will feature teams ranked 17-32 in both divisions. Tier 1 will compete at the 1,200 seat MacLauchlan Arena while Tier 2 will play in the smaller adjacent arena.

Hundreds of week-long passes have already been sold for the Hearing Life, and playoff weekend passes went on sale April 14. The event was widely publicized by Sportsnet during the Players Championship.

Robbie Doherty of Charlottetown, is working with Sportsnet in promotions and as an announcer, and says the sale offers exciting possibilities. “The Curling Group has massive plans.”

More than 250 elite curlers on the Hearing Life teams are expected to arrive in the province the last week of September. Visiting teams are booked into hotels along Capital Drive.

Jones, who retired from four-person team play after the Players’ Championship, is involved with The Curling Group as a strategic advisor. She, and teammate Lauren Lenentine, a graduate of the Cornwall Curling Club, were in Charlottetown for a press conference February 29 to announce the GSOC tour stop coming to PEI, just days after losing the national Scotties final to Rachel Homan.

Jones is still expected to compete in mixed doubles events with her husband Brent Laing.

Nic Sulsky, CEO of The Curling Group, believes the potential for the Tour and curling is limitless. “It’s got a legacy, it’s got a tradition, it’s got a history that you can’t replicate,”  Sulsky said of the series during press interviews following the announcement April 9.

“The opportunity to bring the Grand Slam of Curling to the next level, the opportunity to revitalize and bring some elements of re-branding into it, the opportunity to inject a new level of energy — not only into the events themselves but, call it, the ‘shoulder content’ that surrounds all the events — was an opportunity and is an opportunity that myself and my partners are not taking lightly. 

“At the end of the day, being able to build the next stage into the evolution of the sport of curling, using the history and the tradition of the Grand Slams is something that you can’t just put a dollar amount on.”

Sulsky is no stranger to the sport, having been involved with curling as Chief Commercial Officer of PointsBet Canada, which sponsored Brendan Bottcher’s and Kerri Einarson’s teams, and is an exclusive partner with Curling Canada. The online sportsbook has also served the title sponsor of the PointsBet Invitational winner-take-all bracket tournament.

Taking the sport to the next level is something Sulsky says he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for a number of years. He began conversations with Sportsnet last summer about acquiring the Grand Slam of Curling. The company’s VP of Production, Rob Corte, said Sportsnet wasn’t looking to sell the series, “but the more we talked, the more it made sense.”

“It kind of happened relatively quickly, and it’s a situation where the deal is great for both sides,” said Corte. “From a Sportsnet perspective, we still retain the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights long-term, and that was extremely important for us. On Nic’s side, his incredible vision for what this world could be for the Grand Slam of Curling got us totally psyched and we quickly made this thing happen.”

The ownership group for the new venture also includes sports, media and entertainment industry veteran Mike Cotton, and former NFL defensive end Jared Allen.

Sulsky has been good friends with Cotton for many years and got to know Morris when PointsBet sponsored Kevin Koe’s team in 2022. After Morris retired from men’s curling, Sulsky reached out to see if he was interested in continuing their business partnership. 

“It’s hard not to like and love John Morris,” Sulsky said. “I’ve gotten the great privilege of walking into lots of sporting events and things like that with athletes, with other celebrities, but I’ve never experienced anything in my life that can compare to walking into a curling venue or a curling event with John Morris. It’s like walking into a concert with one of the Beatles. It’s really quite incredible.”

Sulsky says Allen was one of his favourite NFL players, and the wheels started turning when he found out the five-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro selection was now competing on the curling tour and looking to make the U.S. Olympic team. “I loved his personality and got introduced to Jared,” Sulsky said.

Getting Jones on board was integral, said Sulsky. “Being able to work with and pick the brain of one of the most legendary curlers in the sport not only allows us an insight that, candidly, I don’t have and hopefully provides a level of integrity and trust in us not only for the curlers but for the curling community that we are doing this for the right reasons,” Sulsky said.

“The growth of women’s curling has been incredible and, let’s face it, the growth of women’s sports now all over the world has been one of the hottest topics in the sports industry, and I don’t think there’s anything different there with the sport of curling.” 

Sportsnet has owned and operated the Grand Slam of Curling since 2012. Over the years, the series expanded to include men’s and women’s tournaments at all of its events and increased the total purse to allow it to be equally split between both divisions, something Corte says he’s most proud of under his watch, alongside the series relationship with its athletes.

“The curlers have been first and foremost in every decision we’ve made,” Corte said. “They’ve always been involved because the goal for us was to grow the sport and to grow the Grand Slam of Curling. That’s one thing that we’re excited about with what The Curling Group has put together. They have a really strong advisory group. By having the world’s best curlers leading the way, there’s no way this can fail.” 

Sulsky is keen to support the continued growth of women’s curling, citing Homan’s unprecedented season winning Canadian and world championships, two Grand Slams and sporting an unbelievable record. 

“I can’t remember a curling team having the type of year she’s been having — and not only her but Emma [Miskew], Sarah [Wilkes] and Tracy [Fleury],” he said. “The year they’re having is incredible and it should be celebrated.”

Corte admitted holding an international tournament is one of the things he wishes he could have achieved, especially since the series was set to stage an event in Las Vegas in January 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic brought a halt to those plans, but he’s hoping it’s something The Curling Group will pursue. 

“We were starting to gain momentum. The Grand Slam of Curling this year is having a fantastic year,” Corte said. “Our audience numbers are up significantly. For example, the 18-34 demographic is up 44 per cent on broadcast. The total audiences are up 16 per cent versus last year. Our momentum is there, but cracking the international market is something that has been challenging and it’s something I will look back on as a little bit disappointing because we were so close but, unfortunately, COVID just kind of stalled it. I’m very confident with The Curling Group and Nic’s leadership that that’s going to be accomplished.”

Since 2012, Sportsnet has been the owner and operator of the Slams. Upward of $2 million in prize money has been up for grabs each season, with pay equity has been at the heart of the tour events since its early days. Its also been a place where new rules have taken form, including the five-rock free guard zone as well as a no-tick rule.

Although Sulsky isn’t willing to publicly divulge the specifics of any changes he hopes to implement until he’s had a chance to first discuss them with the curlers, it appears he’s aiming to make a monumental impact on the sport. Sulsky believes traditionalism has stunted the evolution of curling and admitted some of the changes he has in mind may ruffle the feathers of some long-time fans.

“The question that a lot of those more historic curling fans are going to need to ask themselves is whether they want to see the sport they love jump onto a truly global, exciting stage alongside some of the other incredible sports that are evolving, growing, embracing all of the new technologies and innovations that have been developed over the last decade,” Sulsky said.

“Because that is exactly what we’re going to do. We’re doing this from a place of love for the sport of curling, but also from a place and a need to grow the sport — not only for the business part of the sport but for the curlers themselves.” 

Sulsky also plans to hold court with other stakeholders, such as national and international governing bodies, to get them to recognize his goals.

“A rising tide lifts all boats. … The reality is we are planning on injecting money, energy and vision into this incredible sport. It’s going take years and years to get to the place I think this sport can get to and I am very excited to partner and collaborate with all of the international organizations, brands, sponsors, curlers and fans from all over the world to help us achieve that goal.”

Jones said, ”We want the growth of the game to be so successful. I think the curlers are going to embrace this and be very excited about the opportunities. Our sport has so much potential and it’s just so exciting to be a part of this and hopefully we can have a great impact.”

Sulsky said the athlete’s voice is going to be a critical piece in how they shape the Slams moving forward, that’s why curling legends like Morris and Jones have been brought in from the beginning. 

“We need to provide a platform for curlers to take their position alongside the rest of the international sporting elite because they belong there. They are an incredible, engaging, fun, funny group of folks. It’s about time the spotlight shines on them,” Sulsky said. 

“We are going to blow up the roaring game all around the world, and I could not be more excited to start on this journey alongside literally the two biggest legends that the sport has ever had.”

Morris said for as much change will be coming in the future, it’ll be important to also stay true to many of the traditional aspects of the sport that draws fans to the game.

“It’s not like we’re going to do a complete facelift on the Grand Slams because they’ve been a really big tradition and part of this game for many curlers around the world as a platform to get better, develop their skills and become the best in the world,” Morris said.

Post last modified: Apr 19, 2024 @ 10:06 am

Follow Etta, Elaine, Ruth, and Myrna at the Canadian Stick Curling Championships

Several of our club members at at the national Canadian Stick Curling Championships – follow their scores online!

CLICK HERE FOR STANDINGS

They have remaining games today at 11:30am and 5:00pm

Good luck ladies!

 

Post last modified: Apr 19, 2024 @ 9:06 am

Curl PEI ADL Awards Nominations Now Open

The Curl PEI Board of Directors are excited to announce nominations for the Curl PEI ADL Awards are now open. Curl PEI believes it is important to acknowledge the accomplishments of those people within our organization who contribute, excel and promote the sport of curling. These awards are intended to celebrate individuals, teams and volunteers for their outstanding contributions at all levels of our sport, club level and grassroots initiatives, all the way up to our highest performing athletes.

Nominate an outstanding and deserving candidate – or more – for one of eight awards!

Click here for details on each award and nomination process.

Nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2024.

Awards will be presented at Curl PEI ADL Awards Celebration (date to follow). 

For more information please contact Amy Duncan at amy.duncan@peicurling.com or 902-368-4208.

Post last modified: Apr 17, 2024 @ 10:53 am

Youth Program Closing Party Wrap Up

What do you get when you take a rink of ice and add some golf balls, curling brooms, Gatorade bottles, sleds, hockey pucks and a bunch of curlers?

Chaos! 

But fun chaos!!

Sunday afternoon we ate copious amounts of pizza, handed out door prizes (including a signed Rachel Homan jersey), played some crazy games, and – as is tradition – shredded the ice with a skate party for our youth curlers.  

Fortunately, some of the fun was caught on tape:

Post last modified: Apr 9, 2024 @ 8:28 pm

Wed. Eve. Ladder League concludes successful season

It was a very successful season for the Wednesday Evening Ladder League, with 18 teams taking part, great attendance, and no nights missed due to weather or other factors, With only four nights left in the season following Round Two (including during March break), attendance continued to be great in the last 4-week “mini round”. The winners in the four-week round are difficult to determine as we had some teams with byes and some without, and not all teams playing all others.

In the “A” pool, we will declare the Greg Groves team the winners, with the Paul Neima foursome coming second. Team Groves went undefeated with three wins and a bye, while Team Neima had three wins and a loss (no bye), but both teams went up against Team Mark MacDonald, with Team Groves beating them while Team Neima lost to them. As well, Team Groves beat Team Milligan, who won the pool the first two rounds,

Team Groves includes skip Greg Groves, third Donald Weeks, second Allan Stefanik, and lead Marjorie Matthews, while members of the Neima foursome are skip Paul Neima, third Alan Mason, second Jeff Hannam, and lead Randy Goodman.

In the “B” Pool, the Cody Whynot squad won all four of their games, so we’ll award them first place. The Legion of Broom rink, skipped by Josh McInnis and showing 3 wins, may also have won all four, but neither they nor their opponents marked the scoreboard in their last game. The Kolin Beaton and Kelly Watts rinks are also showing only one loss, both to Whynot. Beaton did not play Watts. The Whynot team includes skip Cody Whynot, along with Shauna McGill, Chris Creighton, and Sarah Doak.

I’d like to thank everyone who participated this year, and hope to see everyone back in the fall for another edition of the Wednesday Evening Ladder League!

  • Derek MacEwen, Wed. evening drawmaster
Post last modified: Apr 8, 2024 @ 8:48 pm

Congratulations to Red Team – Winners of the 2024 Red & Blue!

During the 6th end of the last draw the end result was still up in the air – but the Red team got some key points to secure the victory in the 2024 Red & Blue Closing Spiel. 

It was a great weekend and we’d like to thank all the volunteers who helped make it a success as well as the curlers who played with both a hearty competitive spirit as well as fun attitudes!

Blue’s winning streak comes to an end and as the blue rock handles are retired we look forward to many more years of friendly competition in the rebranded Red & Yellow!

The prizes for this season’s event are: (note: we’ll do team pictures on Friday next year!)

First Place:  Red Team 3 (Eugene Murphy, Garth Nicholson, Katelyn Burgoyne, Gail Campbell, and Jessie MacPhail)

Second Place: Red Team 4 (Kimball Blanchard, Bernie Field, Italo Marzari, and Brenda Morrison)

Third Place: Blue Team 11 (Brent Irving, John Clark, Richard MacEwen, and Travis Jones)

Fourth Place: Red Team 6 (Bryan Sutherland, Chris Creighton, Anne Boswall, Mike Wilson, and Garth Cudmore)

Fifth Place: Red Team 8 (Gordon Matthews, Jenine Bodner, Tom O’Rourke, and Katelyn Browne)

Spirit Award: Red Team 11 (Hans Wicki, Gerald Dykerman, Angela Sanderson, and Rick Sutherland)

Travis will be in the office next week so those team members can arrange to pick up their prizes then if you weren’t here at the end of the event.

Have a great summer!

Post last modified: Apr 6, 2024 @ 8:28 pm

Red & Blue Friday Night Update

It was a back and forth battle this evening with Red team gaining 10,000 points in Draw 2, only to see Blue team come back in Draw 3 to gain back 14,000.

After Friday’s curling the Red team still holds a 21,000 point lead – but don’t forget the end values increase tomorrow in both rounds!

Post last modified: Apr 5, 2024 @ 10:48 pm

Team Weeks Takes Final Thursday Mixed League Draw

Team Donald Weeks scored an impressive 117 points in the final round of the Thursday Mixed League to take the round by 19.5 points over Team McGuigan. Congrats!

Gail Campbell, Alan Craswell, Angela Sanderson, and Donald Weeks

Post last modified: Apr 5, 2024 @ 5:16 pm

Red & Blue Standings Update

The final pre-weekend Red & Blue event took this place this afternoon at the club with members of our junior curling teams facing off.

It was a close game – with 9,000 points on the line in a tie-breaker draw to the T-LINE at the end.

But Red’s good fortunes so far this year continued with them edging out the tie-breaker to take a 13,000 to 2,000 win.

That pushes Red’s lead to 17,000 (97,000 to 80,000)- though the Junior event tie-breaker shows points can swing very quickly.

It’ll be an exciting weekend to see if Red can hold off Blue or Blue can make a comeback to secure the three-peat. 

 

Post last modified: Apr 3, 2024 @ 6:18 pm

Red & Blue Standings Update

The stick curlers held their annual Red & Blue event today and Blue team outscored the Red team 69,000 to 63,000.

Blue’s win in the stick event helps cut into the Red lead, but a lead for Red it remains with Red now holding a 6,000 point lead – with 84,000 points to Blue’s 78,000.

Next up is the Junior Teams event this afternoon!

Post last modified: Apr 3, 2024 @ 2:39 pm

Tuesday Stick League Round Two Wrap Up

The second round of our inaugural season of the Stick Curling League wrapped up today.  

In the In Turn Division, two teams – Etta Reid/Elaine Hughes and Myrna Sanderson/Janette Fraser –  ended up with 4-1 records. Etta & Elaine took first place via the tie-breaker. The team of Donald Weeks/Glenn Singleton finished third with a record of of 3-2.

The team of  Bill Glydon/Tom Dunn walked away with the victory in the Out Turn Division, with a record of 5-1.  Two teams – Travis Jones/Emilie Jones and Roddie MacLean/Chuck Sawatsky – finished with 4-2 records, with the Joneses taking second place via the tie-breaker.

The league has been a huge success and will be making a return next season – likely on Thursdays.  

Post last modified: Apr 2, 2024 @ 4:48 pm

Condolences to the family of Mary Estelle (Fisher) Muise

The club would like to offer condolences to Kim Muise and her family on the passing of her mother, Mary Estelle (Fisher) Muise.

Her obituary is below:

It is with heavy hearts, the family of Mary Estelle (Fisher) Muise announce her peaceful passing which occurred on Friday, March 29, 2024, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on March 21, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen (MacDonald) Fisher. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Peter D. Muise.

She is survived by her children Kim Muise (Alan), Michael Muise (Trish), Bethann Coombs (Sean), Donna Muise (Gord) and PJ Muise (Lynn); cherished grandchildren Ashley (Tyler), Jenna Marie (Landon), Hailey (Dexter), Holly (Colby), Michael (Brenna), Brynn, Abbey and Peter; great grandchildren Lincoln and Carter; her siblings Ed Fisher (Elizabeth), Ellie MacDonald (Sandy), Jimmy Fisher (Clara) and Frankie Fisher (Margaret); and several nieces and nephews.

Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home, where her funeral service will take place on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 2 p.m. Interment in St. Martin of Tours and St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery at a later date. Marys service will be live streamed and can be viewed by following this link: LiveStream-Mary Muise (If you require assistance registering please call toll-free 1-877-895-2739)   

Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the PEI Humane Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

https://www.belvederefh.com/obituary/Mary-Muise-Serviceat200pm040324

 

Post last modified: Apr 2, 2024 @ 1:07 pm

Cornwall Curling Club Salutes Sponsors For Support

By Bill McGuire
Public Relations Chair
Cornwall Curling Club

The Cornwall Curling Club is just a few days away from wrapping up probably its busiest and most successful season ever, on April 5-6, with the traditional final Red and Blue bonspiel.

The Red and Blue is the well-known nickname for the annual closing bonspiel to mark the end of another curling season at the Cornwall club.

After surviving COVID disruptions in 2020, 2021 and 2022, the club got back on track last season and things have really revved into high gear in 2023-2024.

Cornwall manager Travis Jones says he forwarded dues this season for some 430 curlers to Curl PEI, which indicates we have a healthy membership and user base that bodes well for the future of the club.

Except for the two days before Christmas, the club has been busy every weekend since opening in October, right into its closing event April 5-6, with bonspiels, club events, rentals and clinics.

Manager Jones says there have been 22 significant bonspiels (club, provincial, or rental) hosted by the Cornwall club this season.

And much of the club’s success would not be possible without the support of generous sponsors for curlers, bonspiels and the Cornwall Curling Club.

Longtime major bonspiel sponsors include Kenmac, Murphy’s Pharmacies, and O’Connor Glass who were were singled out for special thanks and appreciation.

Red and Blue bonspiel co-chair Shauna McGill, the past president on the board of directors, notes that almost every event has sponsorship support but it is somewhat ironic that the largest club event on the calendar hasn’t had a sponsor the past two seasons.

And that is something she would dearly love to rectify after the traditional sponsor for the Red and Blue decided to support a decal on the ice surface and stepped away from the closing bonspiel.

So McGill is issuing a public challenge to any company in the area to come forward and support the largest event involving club membership. The executive and its fundraising committee are always on the lookout for sponsors but haven’t been successful in finding a replacement yet for the Red and Blue sponsor.

Nothing would please McGill or the club more than to announce during the closing banquet April 6 that a new sponsor is coming on board for the inaugural Red and Yellow event next season.

So, as the club is close to wrapping up its 41st season, now is a good time to recognize and salute its sponsors, and remind members of the many companies and individuals who support our events and our club.

Curlers are invited to support them as they have supported us.

  • Beaton’s Wholesale (house decal)
  • Good’s Independent (house decal)
  • Sam’s (house decal)
  • Upstreet (house decal, league season sponsor)
  • The Gahan House (2 rink signs, 2 in-ice decals)
  • Murphy’s Pharmacies (in-ice decal, bonspiel sponsor)
  • A&B Electric (rink sign)
  • Aubrey’s Bottle Exchange (rink sign)
  • Burnside Community Care (rink sign)
  • Cavendish Farms (rink sign)
  • Centennial Auto Group (rink sign)
  • Century 21 (rink sign)
  • Cornwall Quick STOP (rink sign)
  • Countryview Golf Club (rink sign, league draw sponsor)
  • Fix Auto (rink sign)
  • Jamie Fox (rink sign)
  • Kenmac Energy (rink sign, bonspiel sponsor)
  • John-Anthony Langdale – Royal LePage (rink sign)
  • Lowther Refrigeration (rink sign)
  • Heath MacDonald (rink sign)
  • Mark McLane (rink sign)
  • Metro Home Hardware (rink sign)
  • Moore Well Drilling (rink sign)
  • Jeff Newson – Coldwell Banker (rink sign)
  • O’Connor Glass (rink sign,. bonspiel sponsor)
  • Old Dutch (rink sign)
  • Peake & McInnis Insurance (rink sign)
  • PEI Mutual Insurance (rink sign)
  • Wally’s Pharmasave (rink sign)
  • Village Green (bonspiel sponsor)
  • Desjardin Stick (bonspiel sponsor)
  • PEI Energy Systems (league draw sponsor)
  • Food Island Partnership (league draw sponsor)
  • Clow’s Red & White (league draw sponsor)
  • Clyde River Golf Club (league draw sponsor)
  • JR’s Pizza (league draw sponsor)
  • Cornwall Daytime Committee (league draw sponsor)

See our sponsors page on the website as well: Cornwall Curling Club Sponsors

Post last modified: Apr 2, 2024 @ 5:29 pm

Red & Blue Teams and Draw Schedule!

Below are the teams and draw schedule for the 2024 Red & Blue Closing Bonspiel.

DRAW SCHEDULE:

BLUE TEAM:

RED TEAM:

REMINDERS:

If you are unable to attend any sessions, the sooner you let the club manager know the easier it will be to find a spare for your team!

If you notice an error or mistake in the teams, please reach out and we’ll do our best to accommodate – any changes in the teams from this point will be sent out to the affected parties via email. 

Post last modified: Apr 1, 2024 @ 9:46 am

REMINDER: Founders Award Nominations for Volunteer of the Year are Now Open!

Have you seen someone do an outstanding job volunteering at the Cornwall Curling Club this season? If so, please tell us about it!

The Cornwall Curling Club acknowledges and recognises the immeasurable contributions volunteers make to the Club continually throughout the season. The dedication of our membership is what has been, and continues to be, the driving force behind the success of our Club. Without these volunteers, the Club would not be what it is today.

To recognize the amazing efforts of our members, we were pleased to launch a new award last season – the “Founders Award” for Volunteer of the Year at the Cornwall Curling Club. This award is now presented annually to an outstanding, exceptional and dedicated member of the Cornwall Curling Club at the Annual General Meeting.

The Cornwall Curling Club started because of the dedication and commitment of the founding members who believed in the dream of having a curling club in Cornwall. Today, the success of the club is largely based on the same desires of having a welcoming, reputable, and enjoyable curling club.

Every year, members of the curling club donate their time in many ways and it does not go unnoticed. There is a significant amount of time and effort dedicated to preparing the club for opening, special events, league play, general maintenance and much more! The outstanding and much appreciated efforts of our membership is acknowledged by the Board of Directors by the creation of the Founders Award.

The recipient of this award will receive recognition at the upcoming Annual General Meeting, with presentation of a certificate and plaque.

Members of the Cornwall Curling Club are encouraged to nominate their fellow deserving club mates for the Founders Award!

The nomination criteria include:

  • Must be a Cornwall Curling Club member from the 2023-2024 season, in good standing.
  • No paid employees can be nominated.
  • No Board of Director members can be nominated.

To nominate a fellow member, please send an email or letter to manager@cornwallcurling.com which contains the name of the nominee and a brief description of their contribution to the Cornwall Curling Club. 

The deadline to nominate is Friday, April 19, 2024.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or any other member of the Board of Directors.

Kindly,
Sue Pollard (Volunteer Chair) & the Board of Directors

Post last modified: Mar 29, 2024 @ 10:44 am

Red & Blue Updates: Registration is Full – Seeking Volunteers, Spares, and Door Prizes!

The 2024 Red & Blue Bonspiel is currently FULL!!!

That’s 96 curlers signed up to participate in the Friday and Saturday event (and that doesn’t count the multiple junior curlers who will or have participated in their own Red & Blue events OR the sixteen stick curlers who will be competing next Wednesday in their own event).

If you are signed up for the weekend event you should receive an email today with some information.  If you didn’t receive an email and think you should be registered please reach out to me ASAP!

The teams list will be posted on Monday, April 1st.

WE NEED SPARES

With so many people signed up it is inevitable that we’ll have people have to drop out last minute and/or who will need a spare for one of the draws.  

If you are interested in being placed on the spare list, please email the club manager or sign up at the club on the bulletin board.  We’ll need your name and which draws you would be available!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

As with all of our major events, we are in need of volunteers to help everything run smoothly.  If you are available for any of the slots below please let the club manager know or sign up at the club

DOOR PRIZES NEEDED!

Last but certainly not least, each year we seek donations of door prizes to hand out at the banquet.  In the past members have donated gift certificates, greens fees, household items, etc.  If you have an item you would like to donate, you can drop it off anytime next week at the club!

Post last modified: Mar 28, 2024 @ 4:03 pm

Red and Blue Current Standings

It’s hard to believe but the Red & Blue has officially kicked off already!

The Sunday Junior Curling program got the ball started last week where the Red Team took a commanding early lead.

Yesterday, the Novice Curlers tied in their matchup.

So after two groups the standings currently look like:

Our Stick and Junior curler groups will be participating in their Red & Blue events on Wednesday, April 3rd before the weekend spiel kicks off on Friday, April 5th.

Post last modified: Mar 27, 2024 @ 11:46 am

Gushue has nothing on Kneabone, who three-peats Monday Mixed League!

Brad Gushue recently won his third consecutive Brier title, but last night Danny Kneabone pulled off the impressive season sweep of the Monday Night Mixed League – skipping the winning teams in each of the three rounds this season.

His team this round included Ellen Milligan, Bill McGuire, and John Clark.

They needed every point this round, squeaking by the Greg Groves skipped team by an incredibly tight half point over the seven week round.

Congrats to Team Kneabone and thanks to the PEI Food Island Partnership for donating some copies of Canada’s Food Island: A Collection of Stories and Recipes from Prince Edward Island!

 

Post last modified: Mar 26, 2024 @ 11:24 am

U16 Curling League Wraps Up A Great Season

The U16 Curling League finished up their season yesterday.  The league had six teams this season with 10 rounds (including playoffs).  

Taking first was Team Savill (Aiden Savill, Oliver MacEwen, Landon Seaman, and Aaron Haight).

Second place went to Team Beaton (Kolin Beaton, Owen Milton, Ben Bradley, and Kane MacKinnon – spare: Colin Waite).

Third place was Team Pater (Veronica Pater, Kenna Warnell, Sophie Gallant, and Gracie MacIntyre – spare: Ashlyn MacDonald)

Congratulations to all the teams on a great season and we look forward to next year’s U16 Curling League!

Post last modified: Mar 26, 2024 @ 11:15 am

No Parking on Seymour Drive

The Town of Cornwall has asked that we remind our members and guests that there is no street parking on Seymour Drive.

Especially with the Red & Blue coming up we would like to remind members that if the parking lot at 29 Cornwall is full to use the overflow parking behind Murphy’s Pharmacies. 

This will help us keep good relations with neighbors!

 

Post last modified: Mar 25, 2024 @ 1:29 pm

Congrats to Marg Stewart & Bernie Field – Maritime Stick Curling Women’s Champions!

We had several members of the club competing in the Maritime Stick Curling Championships held at West Prince Curling Club last week.

Our very own Marg Stewart & Bernie Field defeated fellow Islanders Stephanie Grills and Susan Thorbourne from the Montague Curling Club in the finals of the Women’s Division to take home the trophy.

Congratulations!

Post last modified: Mar 25, 2024 @ 11:39 am

No curling today@ 12:30pm today – ice will reopen at 4pm

Due to ongoing ice plant maintenance/upgrades there will be no curling March 20th.  

The ice will be ready by 4pm today for the afternoon/evening schedule.

Post last modified: Mar 20, 2024 @ 9:56 am

Red and Blue to undergo name change as exciting things happening at Cornwall Curling Club

As renowned curler William Shakespeare said: “Winning this bonspiel, even by any other name, will still be just as sweet” 

By Bill McGuire 
Public Relations Chair 
Cornwall Curling Club 

If you mention ‘Red and Blue’ at this time of the year anywhere else on PEI except in Cornwall and area, you will likely get a query if someone was involved in an accident, mishap or brawl – and how extensive are the red welts and purple bruises. 

Fortunately, things are not that physical on the ice at the Cornwall Curling Club. 

The Red and Blue is the well-known nickname for the annual closing bonspiel to mark the end of another curling season. Curlers are grouped into two divisions – based on the colour of the rocks — and then battle each other on the ice for wins, points, title and bragging rights. Players basically remain in the same group for life – until those handles are pried from their cold, arthritic hands. 

The competition is friendly but intense and this year will be no exception. The bantering has already started, and those bragging rights will carry over well into the new year. 

Red and Blue bonspiel co-chairs Shauna McGill and Sue Pollard – the past president and social committee chair respectively on the board of directors – have been hard at work for weeks organizing the event and are confident it will match the success of the April 2023 historic finale. 

Last season, the Red and Blue was selected as the bonspiel to celebrate the Cornwall Curling Club’s 40th anniversary. There were several special events during the closing spiel to mark 40 years of curling in Cornwall, and original Founders, board members and volunteers were singled out for special attention and thanks – those original members who played a key role in founding the club and guiding it through its formative years. 

All that being said, this will likely also be the last year for the long-running Red and Blue bonspiel – well, sort of. 

But, fear not, the bonspiel will continue, only under a slightly different name, the Red and Yellow. As Shakespeare said, a rose by any other name will smell just as sweet. 

The colour change is one of necessity since the blue rock handles are being retired at the end of this season and are being replaced by the more popular and widely used yellow handles. This will all come to pass if our new rocks arrive in time for the 2024-2025 season and the club’s board of directors feel confident this will happen. The new handles will go on the new rocks and hopefully that will occur by this fall. 

You can watch any bonspiel or curling event on television or go into any other curling club, and most rock handles are red and yellow. The board of directors decided on the colour change after a number of requests from members, because the blue handles are simply harder to see, especially at the far end during game action. Blue stones on blue circles are just a tough combination. 

Our rocks are more than 42 years old, have different weights and the striking bands are worn. For the past three years, the club has held a fundraiser to replace the aging stones, and now, with some expected government help, it looks like our five-year timetable for new rocks will advance by a couple of years. 

A positive decision on the provincial government help to assist the club’s fundraising efforts to buy new rocks is expected this spring. If that happens, then rocks will be ordered shortly afterward and should be here and ready for use this fall, in time for the start of the 2024-2025 season. The total cost will be over $70,000. 

Board members have been busy selling new yellow handles most of the season and the final one or two were just sold in recent days, so members, sponsors and businesses will have their names on the new handles for many years to come. 

A new tradition will launch next year – the Red and Yellow. It may sound a little different for the first year or so, and who knows, the ‘Red and Yeller’ might become a popular nickname. Several full-voiced skips at the club – and you know who you are – may appreciate it. 

One curler suggested – perhaps tongue-in-cheek – that Ketchup and Mustard might be an apt nickname in the future, with the MVP or top team being named the Hotdog award winner. 

But back to the April 5-6 final Red and Blue. 

The sign-up sheet has been busy with room for just a few more slots out of the 96 spots available, said club manager Travis Jones. 

McGill says it’s encouraging to see such strong support and she and Pollard are hopeful of a sellout. “It’s looking good to a full field.” 

Teams will play three, six-end games — one Friday night and two more on Saturday – sandwiched around a 1:00pm banquet (a hot roast beef dinner) “to accommodate as many curlers as possible,” said McGill. 

“That started last year to have more people available for the meal.” Daytime curlers and others who participate in the Red and Blue can come out to the banquet. The awards presentations will take place immediately after the final game late Saturday afternoon. 

“Juniors and younger curlers have their own competition, and stick curlers and some daytimers, along with evening curlers,” will all compete in the Red and Blue. Each group will keep track of their points, and they will be added to the Red and Blue totals at the end of play April 6 to determine the overall winner. Eight daytime teams will join 16 evening teams for the two-day final bonspiel. 

McGill said Team Blue has won the past two years, much to her chagrin, since she plays on Team Red. McGill says she is looking forward to getting revenge this year, especially since manager Jones insists on adding “GO BLUE” at the end of every email. “He likes to rub it in.” 

McGill said registration is $40 which includes three games, breakfast, the banquet, snacks and a chance for some door prizes and team prizes. 

“If anyone wants to contribute to the door prizes, we will take anything they can give us.” 

McGill said there has been no title sponsor the past several years after the previous sponsor decided to switch to supporting a decal on the ice surface. “So, it’s a club run event, with donations.” 

McGill said she’d like to see a title sponsor come forward as the club has much success with sponsorships for other bonspiels and events during the year. (Another update on Cornwall club sponsors is coming soon to the website.) 

The Red and Blue is normally held a week earlier but because this year the Good Friday and Easter holiday weekend is the end of March, it was decided to avoid a conflict and go a week later with the club closer. 

Then on Sunday, April 7, in another Cornwall tradition, the Little Rockers, Novices, and Junior curlers can go skating on the official last day before the plant is shut off for the season. 

Players are encouraged to wear red or blue clothing during the closing bonspiel, an area where McGill noted there’s been some good-natured opposition to the name change. 

“The Blues are going to be yellow. I’m not sure how that’s gonna go over. Paul Neima was telling me he has a tickle trunk full of blue stuff that he whips out just for the Red and Blue. Now he has to buy a whole new wardrobe.” 

“I’m not sure how many people have yellow clothing stashed away. They’re gonna look like canaries out there. I’m just happy to stick with my red.” 

McGill said, “I just want to encourage all curlers to come out. They’ll love this fun event. It’s a great way to come out and play or do some sparing … show some spirit.” 

McGill said she and Pollard are always looking for more volunteers to help. “It’s always appreciated. There’s a lot of stuff going on and we need some extra help. There’s a volunteer and sponsor signup sheets at the club so anyone who would want to help out or volunteer would be great.”  

The Red and Blue ends a very busy and productive season in Cornwall. Manager Jones says the club forwarded dues for some 430 curlers to Curl PEI. Except for Saturday, December 23 (during midseason maintenance), the club was busy every Saturday and weekend with bonspiels, rentals, club events and clinics from opening day in October to the upcoming closing in April.  

Post last modified: Mar 19, 2024 @ 4:41 pm

Congrats to Team Doherty – Winners of Wednesday Daytime League

The Wednesday Daytime League moved to a round robin this season and Team Doherty (Robbie Doherty, Garth Cudmore, Edgar Coffin, Billy Doherty, and Paul Arsenault) won the league with an impressive 12-2 record.

They received Cornwall Curling Club gift certificates compliments of the Daytime Committee.

Clow’s Red & White also generously donated some free meat pies for draw prizes!

Post last modified: Mar 19, 2024 @ 10:41 am

Congrats to the Club’s 55+ Games Medalists!

Several members of the club participated in the 55+ Games curling events recently and brought home some medals!

In the open curling division, club member Sharon McGuigan was on the gold medal team, while Garth Cudmore and Edgar Coffin brought home silver medals.

Gold Medalist Sharon McGuigan

Silver Medalists Edgar Coffin and Garth Cudmore

In the women’s curling division the team of Shirley Berry, Ellen Milligan, Gloria Turner, and Sandra Sobey were the silver medalists.

Silver Medalists Shirley Berry, Ellen Milligan, Gloria Turner, and Sandra Sobey

In the men’s stick curling division, Chuck Sawatsky and Don Gosse got the silver.

Silver Medalists Chuck Sawatsky and Don Gosse

And, in the women’s stick curling division Etta Reid and Elaine Hughes won the gold, while Ruth Stavert and Janette Fraser brought home the bronze medal.

Gold Medalists Etta Reid and Elaine Hughes

Bronze Medalists Ruth Stavert and Janette Fraser

Congratulations to everyone!

Post last modified: Mar 18, 2024 @ 4:43 pm

Congratulations to Team Power for winning the PEI Club Curling Championships!

Emily Best, Sara Spafford, Amanda Power – along with Janique LeBlanc (in phone photo) will be representing PEI at the 2024 Everest Funeral Concierge Canadian Curling Club Championships!

Cornwall’s 2024 Club Champions, Team Power, won the 2024 PEI Club Championships this weekend at the new West Prince Curling Club!

After going 6-1 during the round robin, they defeated the West Prince team in the first round of the playoffs to face off against the Crapaud team that had defeated them in a tight game in the round robin. 

Since Crapaud was undefeated, the Cornwall team had to win two in a row to secure the title.  They stole one in the 8th of the first game to force a winner-take-all final showdown, where they prevailed 7-3 to claim the championship.

The victory was even more impressive considering they played the entire weekend with three players!

They will represent PEI at the 2024 Everest Funeral Concierge Canadian Curling Club Championships from November 17th-23rd in Barrie, Ontario.

Team Spence, the Cornwall men’s champion, also represented us well, going 2-3 in the round robin with a few tight losses.  

Post last modified: Mar 18, 2024 @ 12:55 pm

ParaSport Minispiel Wrap Up

The annual ParaSport Minispiel was held on Saturday.

Team Nick (Nick, Tom, Travis, Donald, and Shelley) won the event over Team Stella (Stella, Marlis, Italo, Cathy, and John).

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We even introduced a new game to the club – called Curl Bowling by some but also known as Evict by some.  

Thank you to Bill McGuire, Carlene Peters, and Gloria Turner for volunteering during the event and of course Vivian Nguyen from ParaSport as well! 

Post last modified: Mar 18, 2024 @ 12:03 pm

UPDATED SCHEDULE UPDATES for NEXT Week

We posted a change to this week’s schedule at the end of last week, but due to a part delay we have had to adjust the update: 

Tuesday, March 19th: Will now be a normal Tuesday with daytime drop-in at 10:00am and the Tuesday Stick League play in the afternoon.

Wednesday, March 20th:  There will be NO drop-in availability on Wednesday.  We HOPE to have the ice ready for 4-person drop-in curling at 12:30pm – but keep an eye on the website throughout the day Wednesday.  The ice plant will be undergoing maintenance first thing in the morning to make some upgrades and will be off for several hours that morning.  

Post last modified: Mar 18, 2024 @ 9:14 am

SCHEDULE UPDATES for NEXT Week

The following schedule changes for next week: 

Tuesday, March 19th: No 10am Drop-in Curling due to ice plant maintenance/upgrades

Wednesday, March 20th:  Now that the Wednesday Daytime League is over Wednesday at 10:00am will be a DROP-IN time and there will be AFTERNOON STICK DROP-IN at 12:30pm

Post last modified: Mar 15, 2024 @ 4:28 pm

NEW WEBSITE FEATURE!

The club stays pretty busy throughout the season – with league play, drop-in curling, practices, and ice maintenance going most weekdays from 10:00am to 10:30pm.

This season we also hosted over 20 spiels (club, provincial, rentals) as well as multiple rental groups.  

While we try to post everything on the website, social media, and the bulletin board some times it’s hard to keep track of what’s happening when.

So we have added a NEW PAGE to the website – a page you can always go to to see what is happening THIS week and NEXT week. 

Simply click on:  This Week’s Schedule

You can find it on the website by clicking on the SCHEDULE menu heading and then clicking THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

We’ll update the page each Monday and as needed throughout the week and changes from normal will be highlighted in BOLD text.  

Post last modified: Mar 15, 2024 @ 4:25 pm

Registration is filling up fast for the Red & Blue – don’t miss out!!

We only have 8 slots in our EVENING division and 1 last slot remaining in our DAYTIME division of the Red & Blue! 

There’s still time to register AND we will be beginning a waiting list for both divisions as well (invariably as the event approaches people’s plans change, illnesses happen, etc. so if you don’t make the initial registration please still sign up for the waitlist!)

NOTE:  The DAYTIME DIVISION will have a game at 1pm on Friday and TWO games on Saturday (one in the morning, one in the afternoon).  The EVENING DIVISION will have a game at either 6:30pm or 8:15pm on Friday and TWO games on Saturday (one in the morning, one in the afternoon)

For more information about the Red & Blue Bonspiel check out: https://cornwallcurling.com/spiels-events/red-vs-blue-closing-spiel/

 

 

 

Post last modified: Mar 15, 2024 @ 12:48 pm

REMINDER: ParaSport Minispiel Registration is OPEN

UPDATE:  We need a few more curlers to fill out a four team draw – if you are available please reach out to the club manager!

Our ParaSport Minispiel is scheduled for Saturday, March 16th with draws at 2pm and 4pm with a pizza social at 5:30pm.

This event is a partnership between ParaSport and Recreation PEI and our Club, in which para-athletes and Club members team up to play two four-person per team six-end games.

Besides the two games, your $10 entry fee includes a pizza dinner as well, plus a chance to win prizes too! 

There are limited spots available, so signup NOW, in advance of the March 13th deadline to avoid missing out!

Curlers can register for this single-entry mini-spiel at the Club, no up-front fee is required – pay on the day of the event.
 
Post last modified: Mar 14, 2024 @ 11:35 am

REMINDER: Annual Red & Blue Bonspiel Registration is OPEN!

UPDATE:  At present we have the following openings remaining for the Red & Blue

Daytime Division: 2 Blue Players, 6 Red Players 
General Division: 8 Blue Players, 12 Red Players

NOTE:  People who are NEW to the event will be randomly assigned to one of the teams

It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start registration for our annual closing event – the Red & Blue Bonspiel!

While sadly it marks the end of our curling season, the event is always a highlight of the calendar with loads of fun curling, eating great food, hanging out with other club members and, of course, the playful but intense competition between the Red and Blue teams!

For those who are new to the club or haven’t participated in the past – each member is assigned to either the Red team or, if you are lucky, you’ll be assigned to the Blue team. 

  • You’ll remain on this team for the rest of your time as a member of the club
  • If you and a family member are playing, we place you on opposing teams to up the ante

We have events throughout the week with our juniors and stick curlers as well – and their points are counted toward the weekend scoring. On Friday and Saturday the games are played with a skins format and each team earns “money” toward their teams account.

The team with the highest scores at the end of the event are crowned the champions and get bragging rights for an entire year!  

In addition to the curling there is a banquet on Saturday, trivia, and prizes for highest scoring teams and random door prizes!

Cost is $40 per curler and registration can be found on the bulletin board at the club.  

If you want to attend the banquet only the cost is $20. 

Post last modified: Mar 13, 2024 @ 3:44 pm

Wed. Eve. Ladder League – Round 3 Draw and Schedule

Here are the draw and schedule for the final Wednesday evening Ladder League draw of the season. We’ve been fortunate to have had no draw cancellations this year, leaving us with four weeks left for a “mini” draw.

The “A” pool will get the early draw the first week, as they had the late draw the last week of Round Two. Picking definitive winners will be difficult in a partial draw with byes, so the final results will be open to interpretation!

Here is the draw/schedule for Round Three:

  Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Bye
Wk1: Mar 13 6:30
A Pool
A9-Bodner v A7-Hanzl A5-Neima v A4-MacDonald A8-Boswall v A2-Arsenault A1-Milligan v A6-Groves A3-MacKenzie
Wk1: Mar 13 8:30
B Pool
B9-Beaton v B7-Younker B5-McInnis v B4-Stewart B8-Kamphuis v B2-Watts B1-Whynot v B6-Griffin B3-Callin
Wk2: Mar 20 6:30
B Pool
B2-Watts v B5-McInnis B8-Kamphuis v B6-Griffin B7-Younker v B1-Whynot B9-Beaton v B3-Callin B4-Stewart
Wk2: Mar 20 8:30
A Pool
A2-Arsenault v A5-Neima A8-Boswall v A6-Groves A7-Hanzl v A1-Milligan A9-Bodner v A3-MacKenzie A4-MacDonald
Wk3: Mar 27 6:30 A Pool A3-MacKenzie v A2-Arsenault A9-Bodner v A1-Milligan A4-MacDonald v A6-Groves A8-Boswall v A5-Neima A7-Hanzl
Wk3: Mar 27 8:30 B Pool B3-Callin v B2-Watts B9-Beaton v B1-Whynot B4-Stewart v B6-Griffin B8-Kamphuis v B5-McInnis B7-Younker
Wk4: Apr 3 6:30
B Pool
B1-Whynot v B8-Kamphuis B7-Younker v B3-Callin B5-McInnis v B9-Beaton B2-Watts v B4-Stewart B6-Griffin
Wk4: Apr 3 8:30
A Pool
A1-Milligan v A8-Boswall A7-Hanzl v A3-MacKenzie A5-Neima v A9-Bodner A2-Arsenault v A4-MacDonald A6-Groves

(Drag to scroll left or right to view entire table on narrow touchscreens).

Click this link to download a printable version: Wed. PM Ladder League Draw 3 – v2

A Pool B Pool
A1-Milligan B1-Whynot
A2-Arsenault B2-Watts
A3-MacKenzie B3-Callin
A4-MacDonald B4-Stewart
A5-Neima B5-McInnis
A6-Groves B6-Griffin
A7-Hanzl B7-Younker
A8-Boswall B8-Kamphuis
A9-Bodner B9-Beaton

 

Post last modified: Mar 11, 2024 @ 7:59 am

Team Milligan repeats as Wed. Ladder League A Pool winners, Team Hanzl wins the B Pool

It was a repeat A Pool win for the team of Gary and Ellen Milligan, Wanetta Whitmore, and Scott Ellis as round two of the Wednesday Evening Ladder League wrapped up this week.

“A” Pool Winners – Team Milligan (L-R): Gary Milligan, Ellen Milligan, Wanetta Whitmore, Scott Ellis

Meanwhile, there was a new team at the top of the “B” Pool, skipped by Matej Hanzl, with teammates Kevin Kane, Richard MacEwen, and Karen Edgar. Both the Milligan and Hanzl teams had only one loss in the round.

“B” Pool Winners – Team Hanzl (L-R): Karen Edgar, Richard MacEwen, Kevin Kane, Matej Hanzl

There’s good news on the prize front! Cody Whynot was able to obtain prizes for the winning team in this round. The Milligan squad, who also won the A Pool in Round One, will each receive an 18 hole green fee for the beautiful Clyde River Golf Club, 72 Clyde River Rd Route 247 in
Clyde River, while the Hanzel team members will each receive a ten dollar gift certificate good at J.R.’s Pizza and Dairy Bar, “Home of the Massive Slice” at 655 Capital Drive in Cornwall.

Looking at the A Pool scoresheet, Team Arsenault, skipped by Laura Arsenault, was second with 6 wins, while Tyler MacKenzie and his team came third  with 5 wins, and the Mark MacDonald foursome finished fourth with four victories. All these teams remain in the A Pool for Round Three..

Four A Pool teams, captained by Greg Groves, Cody Whynot, Kelly Watts, and Paul Neima, had three wins, with two of them descending to the “B” pool for the next round, along with Team Doug Callin (2 wins), Looking at head to head results, the Watts rink lost to the other three teams and will be one of the teams dropping down, along with the Cody Whynot team, who lost to both the Groves and Neima rinks.

Moving up from the B to the A Pool for Round Three will be the Hanzl team, and the Bodner and Boswall squads, each with six victories,

Here are the teams for Round Three, which starts on March 13, and wraps up April 3. The A Pool will have the 6:30 pm draw the first week as they had the late draw the last week of Round 2. The Round Three draw will be sent out later this weekend.

A Pool B Pool
A1-Milligan B1-Whynot
A2-Arsenault B2-Watts
A3-MacKenzie B3-Callin
A4-MacDonald B4-Stewart
A5-Neima B5-McInnis
A6-Groves B6-Griffin
A7-Hanzl B7-Younker
A8-Boswall B8-Kamphuis
A9-Bodner B9-Beaton

 

Post last modified: Mar 9, 2024 @ 2:03 pm

Volunteers Needed for ParaSport Minispiel

We are looking for a few volunteers to help out with the upcoming ParaSport Mini Bonspiel happening on Saturday, March 16th!

We are looking for one volunteer to help out with the setup of the space and the arrival of the curlers before the Bonspiel begins. Volunteers need to be at the curling club for 1:30pm.

Additionally, we are looking for 1 or 2 more volunteers to help serve food and tidy up after the event. Volunteers helping with meal time are asked to be at the club for 4:30pm.

If you are interested in helping out with the fun event, please respond to Sue Pollard or the club manager.

Thank you kindly for offering to help with events at the Cornwall Curling Club! 

Post last modified: Mar 8, 2024 @ 2:19 pm

REMINDER: The Club Website Is BEST Place to Check For Schedule Changes

We do our best to communicate with club members whenever there is a change to the club schedule – particularly during inclement weather.

However, there are times when the manager doesn’t have access to the club computer and its email lists, there are times (like today) when a reminder email is sent but gets stuck for hours in cyberspace, etc.  

So the BEST option whenever there is a doubt about the club schedule is always to CHECK THE CLUB WEBSITE at www.cornwallcurling.com – we almost always have access to the website via a smartphone if necessary and it is always the FIRST and MOST UP TO DATE form of contact we have with club members.  

Post last modified: Mar 8, 2024 @ 1:24 pm

Condolences to Nancy FitzGerald and family on passing of her mother , Phillis MacDonald

The club would like to extend its condolences to Nancy FitzGerald and her family at the passing of her mother, Phillis Mary MacDonald.

Obituary:

The death occurred peacefully at Beach Grove Home on March 4, 2024, her 94th birthday, of Phyllis Mary MacDonald (nee MacKinnon) formerly of Cornwall and Churchill. Wife of the late Oliver MacDonald. Loving mother of Nancy (Mike) FitzGerald, Harvey (Claudia), Gordon (Janet), Debbie (Laurie) Downe, Elric (Colleen), Valerie (David) Worth and Fay (Alan) Worth. Grandmother of Darran (Tracey), Craig (Jim Rogers), Alexander, Rebecca, Meredith (Dominic) Downe Westwood, Monica (Alexandre Simo) Downe, Nicholas (Tamara), Caleigh (Curtis) Chaisson, Sarah (Ben) Woodside, Melanie (Taylor Mitchell) Worth, Jessica (Enrique Alonso) Worth, James (Charlotte) Worth, Alana Worth and Graham (Jocasta) FitzGerald. Great-grandmother of Hannah, Drew, Madeline, Oliver, Claire, Leo, Nellie, Mateo, Noah, Warren, Scarlett, Mark and Jack. Survived by her sister Doris (Paul ) Williams, sister-in-law Hilda (Garfield) MacKinnon and siblings-in-law Hazel Crosby, Shirley Pollard, Wendell (Heather), Audrey (Eric Ellsworth) Auld, Donna MacDonald, Colin Birt, Lea (Colleen), Mervin (Debbie), Donna (Kent) Gorveatt and Terry (Gayle). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by husband of 61 years Oliver MacDonald, grandson Jeffery MacDonald, parents Gordon and Lulu (Scott) MacKinnon, siblings Warren (Neila), infant Reginald, Thelma (Bill) Singleton, Garfield, and siblings-in-law Paul Williams, Dorothy (Andrew) Crosby, Joyce (Preston) Richards, Borden, Willard, Neil (Gail), Lomer, Sandra Birt, Henry Ferguson, Gerry Auld, Heath Crosby and Alger Pollard.

The family extends their thanks to Queens Home Care and Beach Grove Home for their care and compassion.

Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel from where the service will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. For those wishing to attend virtually, the service will be live-streamed at https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=a7c73d11-6c4f-4aee-acfa-d39e280e24bd Interment later in Churchill Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Churchill Cemetery or Queens Palliative Home Care. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com

Post last modified: Mar 8, 2024 @ 12:45 pm

Club Opening Postponed until NOON – March 8th

Due to current conditions the club will postpone opening until NOON on Friday, March 8th

There will be NO 10:00am drop-in this morning.

Post last modified: Mar 8, 2024 @ 7:10 am

UPDATE: Club Will Remain Closed This Evening – March 7th

Due to icy conditions the club will remain closed for the rest of the day on Thursday, March 7th so there will be NO Thursday Night Mixed League this evening.

Post last modified: Mar 7, 2024 @ 3:15 pm

Club Opening Postponed – March 7th

Due to current and expected road conditions – particularly ice – the club will remained closed for the daytime of Thursday, March 7th with a further announcement made later today about the evening league.

The following events are cancelled: 

  • Daytime drop-in curling
  • Afternoon Stick League makeup games
  • Junior/Member practices

 

Post last modified: Mar 7, 2024 @ 7:18 am