Volunteers needed to help prepare our ice shed and install our ice!

The 2021-22 season is upon us and we are really excited for another year of curling!

Of course with such anticipation ~ we must first have some ice to curl on…!

With that, we invite volunteers to support our Ice Technician in preparing the ice shed and installing our ice surface!

The first two weeks of the ice installation require some extra support. The work generally requires extra hands to hold hoses during flooding, help paint, cut circles, and general prep…etc…

We have an incredibly talented group of volunteers who help every year with the ice installation, and their experience and time spent with our club is invaluable! They know the ‘in’s and outs’ of ice installation and in recent years have been a tremendous help to our newest Ice Maker, as they were in past! Thank you, everyone! Our hope this year is to welcome some new volunteers who can be mentored by some of our veteran volunteers under the guidance of our Ice Technician, Brent.

And so this year….we invite YOU to join us!

Of course, as with the history of our club~ many hands make light work. We do not want any small group of people to be overly taxed, so we have broken down what we will need and ask that you sign up for times and days when you can. Even one day of help is appreciated!

You can sign up by contacting our Ice Technician Brent by phone at 902-218-7910 or via email at brentirving67@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for your support of the club!  We look forward to seeing you!

Volunteers Schedule/Needed for:

Saturday, October 2nd, approx. 3 hours, 9 am to 12 noon. Six volunteers needed: Flooding the ice. These volunteers will act as hose operators and/or support the main hose operators.

Sunday, October 3rd to Wednesday, October 6th, approx one hour, 3 times per day morning/afternoon/evening: One volunteer x 3 times or three volunteers x1 time, or one volunteer per day x3: The volunteers(s) will help flood the ice with the Ice Tech for approx 15 floods over 3 days. They would help the Ice Tech hold the hoses and do various jobs. Each flood would be about a one-hour commitment.

Thursday, October 7th, various times throughout day and evening available, one volunteer throughout the day, or several scattered throughout the day/volunteer for times that would suit you: volunteer(s) needed at various times throughout day to help Ice Tech scrape and pebble ice.

Friday, October 8th, various times throughout the day and evening available, volunteers for time blocks that would suit you: volunteer(s) needed to help Ice Tech flood throughout the day with Jet Ice and scrape and pebble, in preparation for painting.

Saturday, October 9th, approx four- six hours 10 am to 2/4 pm, 5-7 volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed to help Ice Tech paint. 3 volunteers to maneuver hose, 2 volunteers to mix paint, 2 volunteers to hold plywood boards to prevent paint from over-spraying onto other areas.

Sunday, October 10th, approx. 4-6 hours 10 am to 2/4 pm, 4-8 volunteers needed : Volunteers are needed to help our Ice Tech to cut circles and run lines. 1 to operate router, 1 to hold power cord, 2 to sweep snow, 1 to mix paint, 4 to paint.

Monday, October 11th to Thursday, October 14th, approx one hour, 3 times per day morning/afternoon/evening, One volunteer x 3 times or three volunteers x1 time, or one volunteer per day x3 days: The volunteers(s) will help flood the ice with Jet Ice with the Ice Tech level required. They would help the Ice Tech hold the hoses and do various jobs, such as pebbling and scraping between floods. Each flood would be about a one-hour commitment. Final days will require cleaning of rocks and placing them on ice, and any other last-minute work to be done.

Post last modified: Sep 22, 2021 @ 11:52 am

Schedule, Scoring for Olympic Trials and Pre-Trials events in Ottawa this week

Here are the opening round schedules for teams with PEI players at the Olympic Pre-Trials and Trials Direct Entry events in Ottawa this week.

Live scoring at https://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/

Team Birt at 2021 Trials Direct-Entry – Women

DrawStarts atDateOpponent
15:00 PMSept. 23Team Brown
39:00 PMSept. 24Team Scheidegger
42:00 PMSept. 25Team Rocque
510:00 PMSept. 25Team Walker

Team Gunnlaugson with Adam Casey at 2021 Trials Direct-Entry – Men

DrawStarts atDateOpponent
21:00 PMSept. 23Team Flasch
39:00 PMSept. 23Team McEwen
41:00 PMSept. 24Team Howard
59:00 PMSept. 24Team Dunstone

Team Brothers with Erin Carmody at 2021 Pre-Trials Direct Entry – Women

DrawStarts atDateOpponent
24:30 PMSept. 22Team St-Georges

 

Post last modified: Sep 22, 2021 @ 8:24 am

Reminder: Today (Sept. 22) is last day to register for Curl PEI’s 2-part Curling Competition Coach Workshop

Curling Competition Coach Workshop

September 25 & December 18

9:00 am-4:00 pm

You must attend both days to get credit

Location for September 25 is at 40 Enman Cres., Charlottetown

Location for December 18 is at a Curling Club (to be determined)

Cost is $140

Deadline to Register is September 22, 2021

Register here: https://pe.curling.io/en/products

This workshop meets the requirements for all Provincial Championships.  Coaches going to most National Championships and Canada Winter Games will require additional components to be completed.

There is no prerequisite for this workshop.  Coaches with no previous certification are eligible.

For more info contact Amy Duncan, Executive Director, Curl PEI at 902-368-4208 or aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Post last modified: Sep 22, 2021 @ 7:38 am

Junior teams looking for coaches, and today is last day to sign up for Curl PEI Competition Coach Workshop

We have some new Junior teams who have just moved up from Novice and are looking for a coach(es)!  If you are interested in ‘giving back’ and would like to help grow the game and support these young curlers, they would love your help!
 
If interested please reach out to us at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca ! Your commitment would be two one-hour practice sessions per week, plus any competitions the team wishes to enter (which at entry age is not too many).
 

While you do not need to have attended the below 2-part workshop to coach, no doubt it is super helpful, plus it’s required for certain competitions. 

So don’t forget:  TODAY, Wednesday, September 22nd is the last day to register for Coaching Workshops offered by Curl PEI !!
Follow the link for more information or contact Amy Duncan at Curl PEI (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca)
 
Post last modified: Sep 22, 2021 @ 7:36 am

Cornwall’s Team Birt, Adam Casey, plus Islander Erin Carmody pursuing Olympic curling dreams in Ottawa events this week (Saltwire)

 

A Prince Edward Island rink and two curlers from Canada’s smallest province will pursue their Olympic dreams in Ottawa from Sept. 23 to 26.

P.E.I. skip Suzanne Birt follows her shot during the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championship in Calgary, Alta. – Contributed

The Suzanne Birt-skipped rink, consisting of lead Michelle McQuaid, second stone Meaghan Hughes, third stone Marie Christianson and coach Kathy O’Rourke begins play in the Canadian Curling Trials Direct-Entry Event.

Adam Casey, who is from Seven Mile Bay, is playing third stone for Jason Gunnlaugson’s Manitoba rink in the same event.

Erin Carmody, also from Summerside, is the third stone for Halifax’s Jill Brothers’s rink in the Canadian Curling Pre-Trials Direct-Entry event.

“Just having that Olympic dream is at the forefront for sure,” said Birt. “It give you that extra motivation.

“We worked extremely hard, and we are going to compete this week for a spot for the Olympic Trials.”

Birt explained that the five women’s teams will play a round-robin schedule, and the top three will advance to the Tim Hortons Curling Trials, presented by AGI, in Saskatoon, Sask., in late November. The fourth- and fifth-place teams will have another opportunity to qualify at the Home Hardware Curling Pre-Trials in October in Liverpool, N.S.

“It’s like you have two chances to still get to the trials,” said Birt. “We have done a lot of work behind the scenes to get to this point.

Gunnlaugson is joined the Matt Dunstone (Regina, Sask.), Colton Flasch (Saskatoon, Sask.), Glenn Howard (Penetanguishene, Ont.) and Mike McEwen (Winnipeg, Man.) rinks in pursuit of the two men’s berths in the Olympic Trials.

“It’s different having such a big event in September,” said Casey. “I’m out here in Winnipeg with the boys gearing up for it.

“I’ve always liked our team and like where we are at heading in. Hopefully, we can have a good week and take the easy road there.”

Click the link to read this Saltwire Media story: https://www.saltwire.com/prince-edward-island/sports/prince-edward-islanders-pursuing-olympic-curling-dreams-in-ottawa-this-week-100636787/

Post last modified: Sep 22, 2021 @ 7:11 am

Experienced curler seeking team(s)

Hello Curlers !!

We have an experienced curler who has recently moved to PEI looking to connect with a Tuesday Night Competitive League Team to curl Tuesday evenings this year. He would also be interested in curling on a team for the Wednesday Evening Ladder League.

He has been a curler his whole life (currently in his 30s) and would love to continue playing in PEI. For the last few years he has skipped and played third, but does not mind playing other positions as well. He has have won a few club championships as skip and third, and played in the provincial Traveler’s Cup tournament. That being said, as indicated by his own modesty, he is “no professional by any stretch of the imagination and can throw some real good stinkers, but I’d like to try and join a (somewhat) competitive team this year if possible.”

Please contact us at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca if you are interested in his contact information. 

Post last modified: Sep 21, 2021 @ 11:01 am

Zacharias with Cornwall’s Lenentine sweeps Winnipeg event, Kim beats Jones with 6-ender but loses Sherwood Park semi

 

Team Zacharias at the Mother Earth Classic (Facebook)

Korea’s Team Kim, coached by Islander Peter Gallant, had a big 7-3 win over Jennifer Jones to advance to the semi-finals of the Sherwood Park Women’s Classic in Edmonton. Kim stole the first end and picked up SIX points in the fourth end to bring the game to a speedy conclusion. Kim lost 7-3 to Tracy Fleury in the semis. Fleury won the final 7-4 over Kerri Einarson.

End by end results from these events are available at CurlingZone.com

Post last modified: Sep 20, 2021 @ 7:24 am

2021-22 Cornwall Curling Club Registration info (with some updates) and Season Startup Calendar

IMPORTANT DATES and Update to Registration Days! 
 
The Board of Directors for the Cornwall Curling Club has met and approved the 2021-22 schedule. (Please note details below).
 
We would like to take the time to thank former Club Vice-President Peter Murdoch for returning to his role as our club “Return to Play” Chair. Peter presented the 2021-22 “Return to Play” recommendations to the Board of Directors for their consideration and discussion. 
 
We know many of you are curious about what our protocol will be. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for more information to come. The “Return to Play” committee and our Board of Directors remain committed to the safety of our membership, as we were during the 2020-21 season. With this in mind, we will continue to follow the expertise and guidance of the Chief Public Health Office, and continue ongoing consultation of our stakeholders and partners. 
 
There will be plenty of club news and updates to come in the following days, including exciting news in regards to an exciting new fundraising initiative and a chance to WIN some big money! 
 
Here are all the details for our 2021-22 registration and our first month of club operations: 
 
Please note, this schedule is based on expected timelines for ice installation. 
 
 
Please note the changes to previously-announced registration dates:
 
Returning Members’ Registration 
Please note “returning members” is defined as members who are returning from the 2020-21 season. You may register for the leagues you curled in, and/or new leagues. However please note if you are registering for a new league, those who were registered in the 2020-21 season for that league will be given the first opportunity, then members who are returning, but from another league, will be next.
 
Monday, September 27th at 9 am:
Returning Members’ (from 2020-21 season) Registration beginsONLINE ONLY
 
Monday, October 4th at 9 am: 
Returning (from 2020-21 season) Members Registration continues online at https://cornwallcurling.com/registration or https://cornwall.curling.io plus In-person at 29 Cornwall Rd. between Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm or via phone at 902-566-4427 during our business hours. 
Please note this is on a first-come-first-served basis. Each registration should take approx. ten to fifteen minutes. 
 
NEW Members Registration 
 
Monday, October 11th at 9 am: 
New Members” Registration begins, online at https://cornwallcurling.com/registration or https://cornwall.curling.io, in-person at 29 Cornwall Rd. Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm or via phone at 902-566-4427 during our business hours.
Please note this is on a first-come-first-served basis. Each registration should take approx. ten to fifteen minutes. 
 
Season Startup Calendar
 
Please note the following dates and times: 
 
Monday, September 27th, 2021: Online (only) registration for “returning members” begins at 9 am at https://cornwallcurling.com/registration or https://cornwall.curling.io
Friday, October 1st, 2021: Ice installation begins. 
Monday, October 4th, 2021: On-line registration for “returning members” at https://cornwallcurling.com/registration or https://cornwall.curling.io continues. In-person or by phone, “returning members” registration begins at 9 am. 
Monday, October 11th, 2021: Online registration for New Members begins at 9 am at https://cornwallcurling.com/registration or https://cornwall.curling.io. In-person and phone registration are also available, beginning at 9 am. 
Saturday, October 16th, 2021: First rocks will be thrown! Event details to come! 
Sunday, October 17th, 2021: Sunday Morning Curling begins 10 am to 12 noon.
Sunday, October 17th, 2021: Little Rockers (age 6-7) and Novice (age 8-12) Open House and Registration take place from 1 pm to 3 pm. 
Monday, October 18th, 2021: Daytime Curling begins, including Morning Drop-In Curling 10 am to 12 noon, Afternoon Stick Curling Drop-In 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Junior Team Practice 3:30 pm to 6 pm.
Tuesday, October 19th to Thursday, October 21, 2021: Adult Learn to Curl 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. More details to follow. 
Friday, October 22nd, 2021: All league play begins, starting with Friday Night Fun League at 6:30 pm 
Sunday, October 24th, 2021: Little Rockers (age 6-7) Instructional Program begins, from 1-2 pm, with Novice (age 8-12)  instructional sessions beginning, from 2 pm-3 pm,
Doubles curling begins, at a new time — 3:30 pm. 
Monday, October 25th, 2021: Monday Single-Entry Mixed begins at 6:30 pm, with Evening Commercial League following at 8:30 pm. 
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021: First day of Tuesday Curling for Novice (age 8-12) from 4:45 to 6 pm. 
Tuesday Evening Competitive League begins at 6:30 pm with a second draw at 8:30 pm.
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021: Wednesday Evening Ladder League begins at 6:30 pm with Qualifier Night (teams are drawn at random to play each other, with winners going to “A” pool and the rest going to “B” for Round 1).
Thursday, October 28th, 2021: Thursday Evening Mixed League begins at 6:30 and 8:30 pm.
 
Saturday, November 6th, 2021: U16 Development League starts, from 9 am to 12 noon. 
 
Note: When registering online, please be sure to select both your “Products” and your “Leagues”.
Post last modified: Sep 17, 2021 @ 7:56 pm

Goal-Setting Workshop for coaches, with Peter Gallant (Space limited)

On September 23 at 7 pm Peter Gallant will be holding a Goal Setting workshop for coaches, in Room 234 at 40 Enman Cres., Charlottetown.  Cost: $10.
Please go online to register (https://pe.curling.io/en/products).

If you have any questions please contact Amy Duncan, Executive Director, Curl PEI at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Note: space is limited for this opportunity

Post last modified: Sep 16, 2021 @ 7:45 am

Curler seeking spot on a Tues. eve. Competitive League team

The Cornwall Curling Club has been contacted by a curler who is new to our province and is looking to find a team to curl with competitively. He has 15 years of curling experience and has won or come second in national events in 2017 and 2018. He “can play anywhere in the lineup as (he is) a good sweeper but also (has) plenty of experience with strategy sessions and grew up playing vice”

Tuesday Evening Competitive Teams who are looking for a curler and would like this curler’s contact information can contact the Club at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca

Post last modified: Sep 15, 2021 @ 1:55 pm

Final reminder: Application deadline is Sept. 15 for PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is once again offering bursaries to junior curlers from PEI who will be attending college or university in the upcoming season. This academic year there are two $1000 bursaries, one for a female curler, one for a male, plus two $500 bursaries, one for a female curler, one for a male, for a total of $3000. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and passion for the game.

Application Deadline is September 15, 2021

To be eligible to apply for a bursary, an applicant must be eligible to participate in provincial junior playdowns for the upcoming curling season. Also, an applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at the university or college they are attending. An applicant can only be awarded one bursary.

Please submit your application form via email to Derek MacEwen at derek.macewen@gmail.com

The information provided will be kept confidential.

Click to download Bursary Application Form in MS Word Format

https://peicurling.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Bursary-Application-Form-for-2021-2022-academic-year.docx

Click to download Bursary Application form in Adobe PDF format

Click to access Bursary-Application-Form-for-2021-2022-academic-year.pdf

Post last modified: Sep 14, 2021 @ 7:42 am

Peter Gallant-coached Kim rink sweeps Saville Shoot-Out, Scotland’s Mouat beats Gunnlaugson with Adam Casey and goes on to win Ontario event

 

Team Kim with coach Peter Gallant at the back right

Team Zacharias with Cornwall Curling Club member Lauren Lenentine on the right

The MacKenzie Zacharias rink from Altona Manitoba, which includes New Dominion PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, finished at 3-2 win-loss after losing 5-3 to Kim in their final qualifying round match, putting them into a tiebreaker against Walker, which Walker won 7-2 for the playoff spot.

The Stu Sells Oakville Tankard also wrapped up Monday, with Hollie Duncan and her Woodstock Ont. rink beating Yellowknife’s Kerry Galusha 7-3 in the Women’s final, and Scotland’s Bruce Mouat winning the Men’s championship match 5-3 over Brad Jacobs.

Adam Casey

Team Jason Gunnlaugson from Manitoba, which includes PEI’s Adam Casey at third stone, made it to the quarter-finals, but lost that game 7-3 to eventual event winner Mouat, finishing with a 4-3 win-loss record.

Scores and more info at CurlingZone.com

Post last modified: Sep 14, 2021 @ 7:41 am

Peter Gallant-coached Team Kim advances to Saville Shoot-Out semis, Adam Casey and Team Gunnlaugson are in Stu Sells Oakville quarter-finals

Two of the three teams featuring Islanders that are participating in weekend cashspiels have advanced to Monday championship round play.

Adam Casey

Team Jason Gunnlaugson from Manitoba, which includes PEI’s Adam Casey at third stone, take on Scotland’s Bruce Mouat rink in the 9:30 am (all times Atlantic) quarter-finals of the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard in Ontario. Gunnlaugson finished 4-2 in the 24 team qualifying round. The team lost their opener 7-3 to Colton Flasch (Saskatoon, SK), then responded with a 6-1 win over Jeremy Harty (Calgary, AB). Gunnlaugson then won 7-4 against Karsten Sturmay (Edmonton, AB) but lost 7-1 against Flasch. Gunnlaugson responded with a 4-3 win over Harty to advance to the C-Qualifier which they won 6-2 against Korey Dropkin (Duluth, MN) to advance to the playoff round in their final qualifying round match. The semi-finals go at 12:30 pm, with the final at 3:30.

Team Kim with coach Peter Gallant (back right)

At the Alberta Curling Series: Saville Shoot-Out in Edmonton, South Korea’s Team Kim, coached in this event by PEI’s Peter Gallant, has advanced to the 3:30 pm Atlantic semifinals of the 16-team event, where they will battle 2016 and 2018 event winner Casey Scheidegger (Lethbridge, AB) for a spot into the championship game. Kim finished 4-0 in the qualifying round and advanced through the quarterfinals with an 8-7 win over 2019 event champion Kerri Einarson (Gimli, MB). Game video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=443015533696857&ref=watch_permalink

In their opening game, Kim defeated Selena Sturmay (Edmonton, AB) 10-4, then won 7-3 against Jessie Hunkin (North Battleford, SK), 6-2 against Elysa Crough (Edmonton, AB), and 5-3 against the Mackenzie Zacharias (Altona, MB) team, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, in their final qualifying round match.

Lauren Lenentine

The Zacharias rink finished 3-1 in the qualifying round and needed a tiebreaker to advance to the playoffs, but they lost that game 7-2 to Edmonton’s Laura Walker rink. Video: https://www.facebook.com/teamzacharias/videos/283371896593085

In their opening game, Team Zacharias defeated Crough 6-2,  then won 7-4 against Sturmay and
7-3 vs. Hunkin, but lost 5-3 against Kim (Gangneung, KOR) in their final qualifying round match.

Live results from both events at CurlingZone.com

Post last modified: Sep 13, 2021 @ 7:56 am

Zacharias with Lenentine, Kim with coach Gallant both 3-0 in Saville Shoot-Out, face off at 1 pm, Gunnlaugson with Casey 2-2 in Oakville

 

Team Mackenzie Zacharias (Altona, MB), which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, is currently 3-0 in the 16 team Alberta Curling Series: Saville Shoot-Out qualifying round at the Saville Sports Centre in Edmonton, AB. In their opening game, Zacharias defeated Elysa Crough (Edmonton, AB) 6-2, then won 7-4 against Selena Sturmey (Edmonton, AB) and 7-3 against Jessie Hunkin (North Battleford, SK). Their next match is at 1 pm Atlantic vs Korea’s Team Kim, coached by Islander Peter Gallant. Kim also sits at 3-0, winning 10-4 over Sturmay, 7-3 vs. Hunkin, and 6-2 against Crough. Team Zacharias is live-streaming their games on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/teamzacharias/). The quarter-finals go at 10 pm Atlantic, with the semis and final on Monday.

Meanwhile, Team Jason Gunnlaugson (Winnipeg, MB), which includes PEI’s Adam Casey at 3rd stone, is 2-2 in the 24 team Stu Sells Oakville Tankard qualifying round. In their opening game, Gunnlaugson lost 7-3 to Colton Flasch (Saskatoon, SK), then responded with a 6-1 win over Jeremy Harty (Calgary, AB) and won 7-4 against Karsten Sturmay (Edmonton, AB). Gunnlaugson went on to lose a 7-1 rematch vs. Flasch. Gunnlaugson is now in a “must win” match at 5:30 pm Atlantic on Sunday with the winner going to a 9:30 pm qualifier for the Monday championship round.

Post last modified: Sep 12, 2021 @ 7:37 am

Passing of former member Merrill Cronin

Former Club member Merrill Cronin passed away this week. Our sympathies go out to his wife and family, including daughter Heather Gauthier and her husband Robbie who were also Club members and their daughter Kacey, who is a junior member. 

Besides curling, Merrill was also well-known in motorsports, and was inducted into the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2017.

The death occurred at the Halifax Infirmary on the 9th of September, 2021 of James “Merrill” Cronin of Charlottetown age 76. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Murphy), dear father of Shawn, Shannon (Troy) Burke, Heather (Robbie) Gauthier, special Bampy to Maddy Cronin, Bailey and Rhyan Burke, and Kacey Gauthier. Brother of Maureen MacLean, Earl Cronin, Linda Sigsworth and Sheila (Art) Furness. Brother-in-law of Joe Murphy (Gerry), Leonard (Liz) Murphy, and Irene Murphy. Also survived by Sharon (mother of Maddy) and many nieces and nephews who held special places in his heart. Predeceased by his parents Joe and Mary Cronin, parents-in-law John and Josie Murhpy, in-laws Mike MacLean, Linda Cronin, Wayne Sigsworth, Bernie Murphy, and Urban Murphy. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home where a private (invitation only) visitation and funeral service will be held. You may join us for the service by going to Merrill’s memorial page at www.belvederefh.com for the livestream link. A private interment will take place in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. Memorial donations may be made to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be shared on Merrill’s memorial page at www.belvederefh.com.

Post last modified: Sep 11, 2021 @ 3:54 pm

Zacharias (with Lauren Lenentine), Gunnlaugson (includes Adam Casey) teams hit the ice this weekend. Team Birt makes the final the past 2 weekends

While curlers await the arrival of ice here on PEI, the season is getting underway in other provinces, and curlers from the Cornwall Curling Club are already competing.

Team Birt has made the final in events the past two weekends in Oakville Ontario (https://www.saltwire.com/prince-edward-island/sports/local-sports/peis-suzanne-birt-rink-earns-second-straight-runner-up-finish-100631304/), while Manitoba’s Team Gunnlaugson, which includes PEI’s Adam Casey, is competing in Ontario (https://peicurling.com/2021/09/07/manitobas-team-gunnlaugson-which-includes-peis-adam-casey-begins-their-competitive-season-this-weekend/) and Lauren Lenentine, on Manitoba’s Team Zacharias, is in Alberta this weekend (https://peicurling.com/2021/09/10/team-zacharias-with-peis-lauren-lenentine-start-their-season-today-at-the-saville-shoot-out/).

Follow the teams on their Facebook and Twitter, and get live results at CurlingZone,com (https://www.curlingzone.com/schedule.php?eventyear=2022&et=81#1).

Team Zacharias is planning to live stream this weekend’s games on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/teamzacharias/

Post last modified: Sep 10, 2021 @ 10:13 am

Application deadline is Sept. 15 for PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is once again offering bursaries to junior curlers from PEI who will be attending college or university in the upcoming season. This academic year there are two $1000 bursaries, one for a female curler, one for a male, plus two $500 bursaries, one for a female curler, one for a male, for a total of $3000. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and passion for the game.

Application Deadline is September 15, 2021

To be eligible to apply for a bursary, an applicant must be eligible to participate in provincial junior playdowns for the upcoming curling season. Also, an applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at the university or college they are attending. An applicant can only be awarded one bursary.

Please submit your application form via email to Derek MacEwen at derek.macewen@gmail.com

The information provided will be kept confidential.

Click to download Bursary Application Form in MS Word Format

https://peicurling.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Bursary-Application-Form-for-2021-2022-academic-year.docx

Click to download Bursary Application form in Adobe PDF format

Click to access Bursary-Application-Form-for-2021-2022-academic-year.pdf

Post last modified: Sep 10, 2021 @ 9:12 am

Curl PEI hosting 2-part Curling Competition Coach Workshop. Register by Sept. 22

Curling Competition Coach Workshop

September 25 & December 18

9:00 am-4:00 pm

You must attend both days to get credit

Location September 25 is 40 Enman Cres., Charlottetown

Location December 18 is at a Curling Club (to be determined)

Cost is $140

Deadline to Register is September 22, 2021

Register here: https://pe.curling.io/en/products

This workshop meets the requirements for all Provincial Championships.  Coaches going to most National Championships and Canada Winter Games will require additional components to be completed.

There is no prerequisite for this workshop.  Coaches with no previous certification are eligible.

For more info contact Amy Duncan, Executive Director, Curl PEI at 902-368-4208 or aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Post last modified: Sep 9, 2021 @ 6:12 pm

Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine receives Lieut. Gov. and DP Murphy Hotels Jr Female athlete of the year Sport PEI awards (Sport PEI)

Not all the 2020 Sport PEI award winners were able to accept their awards in person at the awards night in February, but were very happy to receive their awards this summer!

The final 2020 #SportPEIAwards presentation was to Lieutenant Governor award winner and DP Murphy Hotels Junior Female athlete of the year, curler Lauren Lenentine! Congratulations once again Lauren!
 
Sport PEI would like to thank the Lieutenant Governor’s office for being so welcoming and taking the time to speak with Lauren while she was home!
Post last modified: Sep 3, 2021 @ 4:47 pm

Save the dates: Returning Members Registration opens Sept. 27, New Members reg. opens Oct 4

Okay Folks… 
It’s September 1st and we all know that our thoughts are moving from beach time and lobster ???to curling rocks and brooms!??
 
So consider this your “Save the Date” notice for “Returning “ and “New” Members! 
 
We will have all the details to come in the next couple of weeks… including an exciting NEW initiative to WIN some CASH prizes! 
But for now…mark your calendars so you will be ready to register! 
 
Please note: We are currently updating our Curling I/O Registration system and so if visiting you will see that there are no products or leagues listed at the moment….
 
The Board of Directors and Management are currently working on planning for the 2021-2022 season, so not all information will be updated for the new season (don’t worry NO fee increases for members this year!) …but if you are interested in viewing our offerings “to date”, please visit our website CornwallCurling.com
Post last modified: Sep 1, 2021 @ 6:40 pm

Curl PEI 2021/22 Events Calendar: Cornwall hosting Pepsi Juniors, Youth Jamboree. Residency Rule exception added

Here is the 2021/2022 Curl PEI Events Calendar with deadlines and entry fees.  An announcement will be made when online registration opens for the upcoming season.
Changes this season:

1)      Weekend events are now scheduled to end on Sundays.  Although the starting day is shown as Wednesday for many events, the actual starting date will be determined by the number of teams entered, the host facility and the format of the event.  

2)      The deadline for many events will be about 6 weeks prior to the event instead of the 3 weeks it has been in the past. 

3)      Curl PEI has approved the following rule effective this season:

All competitors must be affiliated with Curl PEI and adhere to Curling Canada’s residency eligibility rules with the following exception: for events in which free agents and birthright status curlers may be included on the roster, teams are only permitted to have up to half the players be non-residents (i.e. 2 players on a 4-person team, 1 player on a 2-person team).

Curling Canada recently announced all athletes and coaches above the age of 12 will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in Curling Canada-affiliated events.  The full release can be found online: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2021/08/30/mandatory-vaccines/.

Link to Events Calendar in PDF format: https://peicurling.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Curl-PEI-2021-22-Event-Dates.pdf

For more info, please contact Amy Duncan, Executive Director, Curl PEI at 902-368-4208 or aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Post last modified: Sep 1, 2021 @ 8:33 am

Happy 80th birthday to Tom Dunn! Open House Sat. in Stratford

Happy 80th birthday to longtime Club member Tom Dunn (2019 photo from when he skipped the winning team at our annual Masters Plus bonspiel)!

 His daughter Jennifer is hosting a drop-in open house for Tom at 6 Callaway Close in Stratford on Saturday, Aug 28th from 2 pm- 5 pm. Everyone welcome!

Post last modified: Aug 26, 2021 @ 8:43 am

Happy 50th Anniversary, John and Shirley Berry!

Congrats to John and Shirley Berry on their 50th wedding anniversary!

From Shirley on Facebook: “Thank you George, Kim, Gavin and Melia for a very surprised get together to help us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. So nice to see everyone thanks to all who helped make is so special. (Michelle Chaisson thanks for all the help and support you gave Kim).”

Post last modified: Aug 2, 2021 @ 6:00 am

Our sympathies to the Nicholson family on the passing of Willie Nicholson at age 93

Longtime curler, curling fan, and curling sponsor William (Willie) Nicholson passed away on Friday at age 93. He continued to curl at our Club until a few years ago (photo is from the Canadian Stick Curling Championship held here in 2013) and, of course, the business he helped found, New Glasgow Lobster Suppers, is a great sponsor of our club. Our sympathies go out to the Nicholson family, including daughter Sandra Sobey, son Carl and grandchildren Avery and Davis, all of whom are Club members, and sons Barry and Gary who are also curlers.

Willie Nicholson 

Besides being a farmer and business owner, Willy was a member of the New Glasgow Fire Department, joining in 1957 and retiring from active duty in 1983. Sons Gary, Barry And Carl and grandson Corey are active members of the department.

Here is the funeral announcement.

The death occurred peacefully at Whisperwood Villa, Charlottetown on Friday, July 23, 2021 of William Nicholson, formerly of New Glasgow, age 93 years. He was the son of the late Willard and Ruth (Moffatt) Nicholson.

William was the loving father of Brian, Donnie (Cathy), Donalda Wheatley (Sheldon), Barry, Gary (Valerie), Sandra Sobey (Gordon), and Carl (Sandra Skeffington).

He was the beloved grandfather of Corey and Alyssa; Fiona, Avery and Davis, Alex and Kyle Nicholson; Susan (Brent Fawcett), Stephanie (Ryan MacLeod), Kaitlyn (Graham Kersch) and Jason Sobey; Sarah, Patti (Greg Pollard), Kerri (Derek Hansen), and Amy Lamont (Jonathan).

He is lovingly remembered by six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. His sister, Pearl MacDonald (Edward, deceased) also mourns his passing.

Besides his parents, William was predeceased by his wife Thelma (nee Gill); his sons Blaine and Darren; brother Robert (Sandy) Nicholson; a brother in infancy, and his special friend Fairlie Wallace.

Resting at Central Queen’s Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visitation (by invitation only)to take place on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. A Masonic Service will immediately follow the visitation at 9:00 p.m. The funeral service (by invitation only) will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Central Queens United Church, Hunter River at 11:00 a.m. and will be available for viewing on the Central Queen’s Funeral Home Facebook page. Interment will be in New Glasgow Cemetery.

If so desired, memorial donations to the New Glasgow Fire Department or the New Glasgow Cemetery would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be sent at the funeral home website, or by sending an email to cqfuneral@gmail.com

https://www.peifuneralcoops.com/Central_Queens.php

Post last modified: Jul 26, 2021 @ 7:27 am

From sidelines to cycling: Cornwall curler to make tip-to-tip Island trip to raise money for diabetes (Saltwire)

(Brooks is a member of our Tuesday evening Upstreet Craft Brewing league, and would appreciate your support for this great cause!).

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four, Brooks Roche, now 24, is used to having his life dictated by the disease he lives with.

Brooks Roche, who lives with type 1 diabetes, will cycle from Tignish to Elmira in September, hoping to raise $10,000 for diabetes.Brooks Roche, who lives with type 1 diabetes, will cycle from Tignish to Elmira in September, hoping to raise $10,000 for diabetes.

In 2019, a week into a master’s program in architecture, Roche had to decide whether to continue his education or take care of his health.

He dropped out.

“It’s a chronic disease that impacts every decision I have to make. There’s an element of how does this connect with my illness.”

But Roche was fortunate to have access to a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, which will allow him to do something he has only dreamed of — biking across P.E.I.

In the first two weeks of September, Roche will bike from Tignish to Elmira in five legs to raise money as part of Diabetes Canada’s Lace Up to End Diabetes. Donations can be made online

It’s a far cry from his younger days. Until he got an insulin pump at the age of 10, he couldn’t even play soccer with his friends because it was too risky, he said.

“The decision to bike tip-to-tip comes back and it echoes the fact that at other points in my life I didn’t have the capacity to take on an athletic undertaking like that.”

Living with diabetes

A CGM device — a small sensor, implanted in his arm, which, as the name suggests, takes continuous readings — can notify him if his blood sugars are rising or dropping too much.

It provides him more freedom by not having to constantly overanalyze every decision and how it will affect his blood sugars, he said.

“It’s the Cadillac of diabetes technology. It does a lot of my work for me and basically, it provides a level of safety that not a lot of people can access.”

That’s because CGM devices aren’t covered in P.E.I. — only Ontario, Quebec and the Yukon offer some funding — which Roche wants to see change, he said.

“If everyone can experience what I did at the individual scale, such a dramatic change in my quality of life, the implications of that are huge.”

Click for the full story by Michael Robar at Saltwire media

As a curler, Brooks is a former Spirit of Sandra Scholarship winner, represented PEI at the Canada Games, is a former provincial junior men’s champion, and also represented UPEI at the 2017 Canadian USports varsity championships (bronze medal).

At the Canadian Juniors, he was also a 2015 recipient of the Joan Mead Legacy Award, in honour of former CBC curling producer Mead, selected by the event officials, and awarded annually to a male and a female junior curler who best exemplify leadership, excellence and fair play, and recognizes community involvement, academic achievement, and volunteerism.

Post last modified: Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:48 am

Sympathies extended on the passing of Club member Larry Nigh

Cornwall Curling Club members were saddened to hear of the passing of member Larry Nigh on June 16, at the age of 66, following a recent illness. We extend our sympathies to the family, including his wife Laurie Stoddart (nee Jones), children, Willis (Natsuko), Shelley, Kelsey Stoddart (Greg) and granddaughter, Emma, along with his siblings.

You can view the funeral service on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChxcErdFBN6V34eBwsh-o6g/featured

 

Obituary, from https://www.peifuneralcoops.com/Central_Queens.php:

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Larry Nigh passed away peacefully with his wife at his side, at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, aged 66. He was the beloved husband of Laurie Stoddart (nee Jones).

Larry will be lovingly remembered by his children, Willis (Natsuko), Shelley, Kelsey Stoddart (Greg) and one precious granddaughter, Emma.

He is also survived by siblings, Ila Rush (Lloyd), Lois Brown (Lowell deceased), Helen Ellis (Ed deceased), Keith (Nancy) and Grant (Karen).

Larry was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Alma (French) Nigh; and siblings, Erma Barkey and Carol Keuken (Ben).

Larry was overwhelmed by the prayers and encouragement of family and friends (old and new) throughout his illness, including many practical things. A meaningful verse that has been a comfort to him comes from Philippians 1:21 “For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

Resting at Central Queen’s Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Due to health restrictions a private visitation and funeral will take place. The private funeral will be held on Monday, June 21, 2021 at New Glasgow Christian Church at 11:00 a.m. and will be live streamed on the Central Queen’s Funeral Home Facebook page.

If so desired, donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the Kingsview Child Sponsorship Program.

Online condolences may be sent on the Central Queen’s Funeral Home website, OR, by sending an email to cqfuneral@gmail.com

A service of celebration and thanksgiving for the life of Larry Night, of Summerside, was held on Monday, June 21, 2021, at the New Glasgow Christian Church. Reverend Tim Edwards officiated, and the music was provided by Dan Harman. Words of remembrance were shared by wife, Laurie Stoddart. Scripture readings included readings from John 11, which was read by Edith Ling. Reverend Edwards offered prayer and gave words of comfort and hope in his meditation. Tim Whatley led the pastoral prayer. Congregational hymns included, “Great is thy Faithfulness”, “All The Way My Saviour Leads Me” and “Because He Lives”. The bearer of honour was son, Willis Nigh. Flower bearer was daughter, Shelley. Interment will take place at a later date in Ontario.

 

Post last modified: Jun 26, 2021 @ 8:41 am

AGM wraps up very successful season at the Cornwall Curling Club!

The Cornwall Curling Club held its 2020-2021 Annual General Meeting on Thursday evening, reporting a very successful season, despite the Pandemic and two breaks due to provincially-mandated “Circuit Breakers”

Here are the highlights:

President’s Report

President Chris MacDougall reported that despite the pandemic the Club was “able to meet or exceed our expectations” and had a very successful season, aided by the Board of Directors, League Coordinators, as well as Management and Staff, Volunteers, and Club Members, along with the Club’s excellent communication with the Chief Public Health Office.

Looking ahead he reported that the Club will be hosting the U21 (Pepsi Junior) provincials and the Youth Jamboree next season, and will be re-branded to honour World Champion Lauren Lenentine.

Committees

Finance chair Jennifer Lenentine reported a very profitable season, with a net income of $28,269, well up from the $2,915 realized the previous season, which was abbreviated in mid-March due to the pandemic. $22,500 in COVID funding to cover extra cleaning and sanitizing, facilities adaptations, etc. was a big help. Increased expenditures included a higher electricity bill, due to a season extension, increased salary payments, and a 30% increase in bank charges, mostly from transaction fees due to increased use of contact-free debit and credit card payments in lieu of cash. On the revenue side, bar sales were up almost 36%, while bonspiel entry fees were up 30%, partly because the closing spiels were able to be held this year and were a big success.

Membership and Draws chair Peter Murdoch reported a Membership of 406, up 32% from 309 the previous season. This doesn’t count rentals including the Commercial League, ParaSport PEI, and a regular Sunday evening group. An extra 3 weeks of draw time – over the Christmas holidays and a two-week season extension compensated for time lost due to the Circuit Breakers.

Lacey Gallant once again reported a very successful  Bonspiel and Social season, including a successful new O’Connor Glass U16 spiel with 16 teams from across the Maritimes participating. The Murphy’s Ice Queens women’s bonspiel was cut back a bit this year due to COVID, but went well, as did regular annual spiels including Masters Plus, Mixed Doubles, and the Cornwall Cup stick event. The Kenmac Energy spiel was limited to 64 players, and went well, as did the Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network stick spiel, the Pickard Financial U13 Funspiel, the ClubChampionships, and our hosting of the Provincial Mixed Doubles and Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home Stick championships. While  some events were cut back the annual Red and Blue event was expanded this year with Daytime, Little Rocks, Novice, and Junior events, as well as the evening Independent Grocer grand finale. 

Debbie Rhodenhizer from the Volunteers committee reported that Volunteers for the provincial championships filled quickly for the Mixed Doubles and the record-turnout 24 team Stick. Debbie also reported on Facilities, mentioning the Plexiglas dividers donated and installed by the O’Connors and O’Connor Glass. Lowther’s Refrigeration install a bar area air exchange system, while Brent Irving removed the scoreboard end carpet, and Etta Reid made new hack covers.

On the Development Programs front, the Club had a productive relationship with Recreation and Parasport PEI, and also help two adult clinics as well as successful Little Rock, Novice, and Junior programs including adapting the U16 development league to the Pandemic restrictions. 

Daytime curling went extremely well, with high ice use, as they welcomed many new curlers, including some from Charlottetown, new PEI residents, and “Snowbirds” who normally are somewhere warmer in the winter. Monies were donated to the Christmas food drive and to assist with a junior curler membership. The Daytime Team League had a full 18 teams, with the Kim Dolan rink winning on the last day of the 17-week schedule.

Amanda MacIntosh reported that the Bylaws were reviewed and are now on the Club website. A proposed Bylaw revision will be suggested in the fall, to add the possibility of extension of a Director’s term a maximum of one year “to fulfill a specific requirement of the Board”.

Peter Murdoch reported that his work with the Return to Play Committee was both satisfying and very challenging, but the members co-operated with the required changes, and the season went very well.

Election of new Board Members

With the terms of Peter and Lacey completed, and Landen Warder returning to Ontario to pursue his veterinarian career, the following new Board members were acclaimed:

Shauna McGill, Kristie Rogers, Nelson Dougay, Robbie Doherty, and Bill McGuire.

The Executive officer roles will be chosen later at a Board of Directors meeting 

New Business

Peter talked about a Board proposal to purchase new pre-printed mesh plastic decals to replace the hand-painted houses. Other clubs, such as the Silver Fox and Montague have used them successfully.  Ads would be sold to pay for them and also generate additional revenue for the Club. 

AGM Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned on schedule at 7:35 pm.

Post last modified: May 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Reminder: Annual General Meeting (AGM) is tonight (Thursday, May 27)


This is a reminder that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held this evening (Thursday, May 27th, 2021) at 6:30 pm, at 29 Cornwall Road, Cornwall PEI. Please note the following:

-The meeting will be held upstairs from the Cornwall Curling Club in the Cornwall Civic Centre Hall. Members are asked to use the building centre door. 
-Members are invited to come 15 minutes early. 
-Members will be required to wear their masks and physically distanced seating will be arranged.
-Any remaining club photos will be out for interested members to take with them. The photos have been in our storage space and so we have scanned them and plan to discard any of them that remain after this year’s AGM.  
 

Club members are encouraged to attend. We will have limited capacity due to COVID-19 safety regulations. 

As per Constitution article 4.4.1, fifteen (15) Adult Members, none of whom shall be Directors, shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Club.

Please note that all social distancing protocols will be followed, masks will be mandatory and Chief Public Health Office-required tracking (sign-in) will be mandatory. There will be NO Social/Bar Service during this event.

If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors or have any questions about a Board of Directors role, please get in touch with our Club President, Chris MacDougall at cmd146@gmail.com

2020 / 2021 Board of Directors

Chris MacDougallPeter MurdochJennifer LenentineAmanda MacIntosh
Lacey GallantDebbie RhodenhizerSharon CampbellDavid Fullerton
Landon WarderShauna McGill (Int.)Kristi Rogers (interim)Vacant

Club Manager: Lori Fitzpatrick

Annual General Meeting Agenda

  1. Call to order 6:30pm
  2. Review & approval of Agenda or additions 6:30pm
  3. Review & approval of minutes or any additions from 2020 AGM 6:35pm
  4. Business arising from previous minutes 6:40pm
  5. Committee Chairs 6:45pm
    1. Finance (Jennifer Lenentine)
    2. Memberships & Draws (Peter Murdoch)
    3. Facilities (Debbie Rhodenhizer)
    4. Bonspiels / Social (Lacey Gallant & Sharon Campbell)
    5. Fundraising (David Fullerton)
    6. Volunteers (Sharon Campbell & Debbie Rhodenhizer)
    7. Development Programs (Landon Warder)
    8. Daytime (Chris MacDougall)
    9. By-Laws (Amanda McIntosh)
    10. Special Committee Return to Play (Peter Murdoch)
    11. President’s Report (Chris MacDougall)
    12. Nominating (Chris MacDougall)
  6. Election of new Board of Director Members 7:15pm
    1. Shauna McGill, Kristi Rogers, Nelson Duguay, Robbie Doherty, and nominations from the floor.
  7. New Business 7:20pm
    1. Bylaw proposal: Article 2 Governance, Section 2.1.6, Board of Directors term length. Description: change to option of extending term to a maximum of one additional year.
    2. Introduction of House decals from Jet Ice and other on-ice advertising
  8. Other Business and open discussion 7:30pm
  9. Adjournment 7:35pm
Post last modified: May 27, 2021 @ 7:49 am

2020-2021 Season Recap

Despite the pandemic, 2020-2021 was another very successful season here at the Cornwall Curling Club with what may be record membership numbers, hosting of the provincial Stick and Mixed Doubles championships, very successful leagues and bonspiels, and Cornwall members doing well in Club, Provincial, Atlantic, and National events!

Here is a month by month recap of some of the highlights (click on the links for the stories):

September:
Member Kathy O’Rourke named to Curling Canada Board of Governors, and joins Team Birt as 5th player https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/09/28/kathy-orourke-named-to-curling-canada-board-of-governors-and-joins-team-birt-as-5th-player/

Team Stevens with former member Lauren Ferguson wins Halifax spiel jr. women’s section, Cornwall’s Schut team picks up a pair of junior men’s wins
https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/09/20/team-stevens-with-lauren-ferguson-wins-halifax-spiel-jr-womens-section-cornwalls-schut-team-picks-up-a-pair-of-junior-mens-wins/

AGM Held: 2019-2020 was a successful and profitable season, despite early termination, with membership on par with previous season. https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/09/11/agm-recap/

Member Lauren Lenentine named as KidSport Ambassador https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/09/11/cornwall-member-lauren-lenentine-named-as-kidsport/

October:

U16 Developmental League off to great start https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/10/31/pepsi-u16-developmental-league-off-to-a-great-start/

Team Zacharias, with Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine, wins Winnipeg cashspiel and berth in 2021 Manitoba Scotties https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/10/25/team-zacharias-with-cornwall-member-lauren-lenentine-wins-winnipeg-cashspiel-and-berth-in-2021-manitoba-scotties/

Cornwall’s Team Schut are repeat Boy’s winners, former member Lauren Ferguson and team are Girl’s Runners-up in Halifax U18 Harvest Spiel https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/10/04/cornwalls-team-schut-are-repeat-boys-winners-lauren-ferguson-team-are-girls-runners-up-in-halifax-u18-harvest-spiel/

November:

Cornwall’s Team Schut and former member Lauren Ferguson among Islanders in the Winner’s Circle at weekend cashspiels in NS. Team Birt is runner-up in Dave Jones spiel https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/11/01/cornwalls-team-schut-among-islanders-in-the-winners-circle-at-weekend-cashspiels-in-ns/

Cornwall’s Schut and  Birt teams compete in Montague Cashspiel, cancelled part-way through: https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/11/28/remainder-of-montague-cashspiel-cancelled/

8th Annual Masters Plus bonspiel held: https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/11/22/new-brunswick-rink-wins-8th-annual-masters-plus-bonspiel-at-cornwall/

Single-entry Murphy’s Pharmacies Ice Queens Women’s Funspiel held https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/11/24/single-entry-murphys-pharmacies-ice-queens-womens-funspiel-fun-for-both-new-and-experienced-curlers/

Four Cornwall curlers receive 2020 PEI Curling Hall of Fame Bursaries https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/11/17/four-cornwall-curlers-receive-2020-pei-curling-hall-of-fame-bursaries/

CCC Imports League gets underway https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/11/16/registration-reminder-for-ccc-imports-league-which-starts-this-friday-evening/

Sophie Blades-skipped team from Lakeshore club in NS, Team Boyle from Fredericton NB win O’Connor Glass Cornwall Classic U16 Spiel https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/11/15/top-maritime-u16-teams-here-this-weekend-in-oconnor-glass-cornwall-classic-u16-spiel-2/

Team Schut finishes 2nd at NB Junior Cashspiel https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/11/08/team-schut-finishes-2nd-at-tsa-junior-cashspiel/

December:

Cornwall’s Birt, Schut win openers at Island Petroleum Cashspiel in Summerside (event called off partway though due to COVID concerns). https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/12/05/cornwalls-birt-schut-win-openers-at-island-petroleum-cashspiel-and-face-off-on-live-stream-at-1230-pm/

Reigning PEI Champs Jenny and Ed White win Cornwall’s 8th Annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel https://cornwallcurling.com/2020/12/05/reigning-pei-champs-jenny-and-ed-white-win-cornwalls-8th-annual-mixed-doubles-cashspiel/

January:

Irving/Sanderson rink finishes first in fun and food-filled Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel!
https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/01/25/irving-sanderson-rink-finish-first-in-fun-and-food-filled-kenmac-energy-mixed-funspiel/

Montague’s Power and Kerwin win Desjardins Stick Curling Tournament! https://cornwallcurling.com/?s=Power+and+Kerwin&x=16&y=4

Cornwall’s Team Birt sweeps PEI Scotties! https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/01/30/cornwalls-team-birt-sweeps-pei-scotties/

Cornwall’s Shirley Berry makes big comeback in deciding game vs. clubmate Sandy Hope to win PEI Masters Women’s title
https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/01/25/cornwalls-shirley-berry-makes-big-comeback-in-deciding-game-vs-clubmate-sandy-hope-to-win-pei-masters-womens-title/

Cornwall’s Bill Hope wins Men’s Masters title https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/01/25/cornwalls-bill-hope-wins-mens-masters-title-sandy-hope-forces-2-pm-womens-deciding-game-vs-berry/

MacFadyen siblings win PEI Mixed Doubles Curling Championship here at Cornwall
https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/01/17/macfadyen-siblings-win-pei-mixed-doubles-curling-championship-here-at-cornwall/

ParaSport and Recreation PEI hold FREE “Come Try Para-Curling” event
https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/01/20/parasport-and-recreation-pei-holding-free-come-try-para-curling-event-here-on-jan-30/

Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut rink wins PEI U18 Boys Ch’ship, Snow rink is the Boys Finalist team
https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/01/10/cornwalls-mitchell-schut-rink-wins-pei-u18-boys-chship-snow-rink-are-the-boys-finalist-team/

Cornwall’s Rachel MacLean team wins U18 Girls title https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/01/10/cornwalls-rachel-maclean-team-wins-u18-girls-title-team-snow-wins-c-final-in-boys-event/

2nd annual Cornwall Cup Stick Tourney a huge success! https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/01/10/2nd-annual-cornwall-cup-stick-tourney-a-huge-success/

February:

Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine named Lieutenant-Governor’s Award winner as P.E.I.’s top all-around athlete (Guardian) https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/25/cornwall-member-lauren-lenentine-named-lieutenant-governors-award-winner-as-p-e-i-s-top-all-around-athlete-guardian/

Team Zacharias, with Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine, gets Scotties Wildcard Berth (Pembina Valley Online) https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/02/team-zacharias-with-cornwall-member-lauren-lenentine-gets-scotties-wildcard-berth-pembina-valley-online/

Cornwall rinks skipped by Shaw, Schut win P.E.I. junior curling ch’ships (Journal) https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/25/cornwall-rinks-skipped-by-shaw-schut-win-p-e-i-junior-curling-chships-journal/

S’Side natives and Cornwall Curling Club members O’Rourke and Birt enjoying playing together for the first time in their careers (Guardian) https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/03/sside-natives-and-cornwall-curling-club-members-orourke-and-birt-enjoying-playing-together-for-the-first-time-in-their-careers-guardian/

Gorveatt, Cornwall’s Dolan rinks go undefeated to win P.E.I. senior curling ch’ships https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/24/gorveatt-cornwalls-dolan-rinks-go-undefeated-to-win-p-e-i-senior-curling-chships-guardian/

Very successful U13 CIBC Wood Gundy Pickard Financial Group Funspiel held! https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/15/very-successful-u13-cibc-wood-gundy-pickard-financial-group-funspiel-held/

Cornwall’s Schut and Pineau win Silver Fox Doubles Spiel https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/13/cornwalls-schut-and-pineau-win-silver-fox-doubles-spiel/

Record field for PEI Stick Ch’ships, starting Tues. here at the Cornwall Curling Club https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/07/record-field-for-pei-stick-chships-starting-tues-feb-9-here-at-the-cornwall-curling-club-2/

Sweet/Matheson duo win Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Ch’ships Open Div., Cornwall’s Clarke/Stavert go undefeated for another PEI Stick Women’s Div. title https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/11/sweet-matheson-due-win-ferguson-logan-montague-funeral-home-open-div-cornwalls-clarke-stavert-go-undefeated-for-another-womens-div-title/

Rare six-ender scored here at PEI Stick Ch’ships https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/09/rare-six-ender-scored-here-at-pei-stick-chships-this-afternoon/

Cornwall Member Lauren Lenentine and Reigning World Junior Champs earn their 1st Scotties win (Curling Canada) https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/22/cornwall-member-lauren-lenentine-and-reigning-world-junior-champs-earn-their-1st-scotties-win-curling-canada/

Cornwall’s Birt rink drops must-win game vs. BC, will not qualify for the playoffs at the Scotties (Guardian) https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/26/cornwalls-birt-rink-drops-must-win-game-vs-bc-will-not-qualify-for-the-playoffs-at-the-scotties-guardian/

Cornwall Curling Club and ParaSport and Recreation PEI partner to hold successful Curling Day in Canada Mini-Spiel! https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/02/28/conwall-curling-club-and-parasport-and-recreation-pei-partner-to-hold-successful-curling-day-in-canada-mini-spiel/

March:

Double victory on final day helps Team Dalton win Cornwall U16 Development League https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/03/28/double-victory-on-final-day-helps-team-dalton-win-cornwall-u16-development-league/

Dowling-Shaw and Doherty rinks win our Club Championships in exciting come-from behind final games! https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/03/22/dowling-shaw-and-doherty-rinks-win-our-club-championships-in-exciting-come-from-behind-final-games/

Exciting Hit, Draw, Tap Skills Competition held Sunday for Cornwall Little Rock and Novice curlers! https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/03/21/exciting-hit-draw-tap-skills-competition-coming-up-sunday-for-cornwall-little-rock-and-novice-curlers-in-place-of-regular-programming-registration-required-3/

Cornwall Curling Club to be “rebranded” in honour of World Champion Lauren Lenentine! https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/03/19/cornwall-curling-club-to-be-rebranded-in-honour-of-world-champion-lauren-lenentine/

“She’s Got it All:” Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine featured on Sport PEI’s International Women’s Day poster https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/03/08/shes-got-it-all-cornwalls-lauren-lenentine-featured-on-sport-peis-international-womens-day-poster/

Cornwall Curling Club member Adam Casey and Team Manitoba off to hot start at Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada) https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/03/07/cornwall-curling-club-member-adam-casey-and-team-manitoba-off-to-hot-start-at-tim-hortons-brier-curling-canada/

April:

Former Cornwall Jr. Coordinator Marilyn Sutherland worked hard to advance all aspects of curling, especially coaching (Saltwire) https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/04/26/former-cornwall-jr-coordinator-marilyn-sutherland-worked-hard-to-advance-all-aspects-of-curling-especially-coaching-saltwire-april-26-2021/

Kim Dolan and Sandy Hope rinks win Wally’s Pharmasave Wednesday Daytime League Divisions for 2020-2021 season https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/04/20/kim-dolan-and-sandy-hope-rinks-win-wallys-pharmasave-wednesday-daytime-league-divisons-for-2020-2021-season/

Curling season ends with a skate on the ice by Little Rocker and Novice Curlers! https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/04/18/curling-season-ends-with-a-skate-on-the-ice-by-little-rocker-and-novice-curlers/

Red once again King at Good’s Your Independent Grocer Red vs Blue competition! https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/04/18/red-once-again-king-at-goods-your-independent-grocer-red-vs-blue-event/

World Jr. Champ Lauren Lenentine, and Team Birt’s Michelle McQuaid – inspiring our Little Rockers and Novice curlers! https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/04/12/world-jr-champ-lauren-lenentine-and-team-birts-michelle-mcquaid-inspiring-our-little-rockers-and-novice-curlers/

Bill Hope and Robbie Doherty rinks win Upstreet Craft Brewing Tues. Competitive League Divisions https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/04/09/bill-hope-and-robbie-doherty-rinks-win-upstreet-craft-brewing-tues-competitive-league-divisions/

Amanda Power and Robbie Doherty win Sam’s Doubles League Round Two https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/04/08/amanda-power-and-robbie-doherty-win-sams-doubles-league-round-two/

May:

Kathy O’Rourke to coach Team Birt next season https://cornwallcurling.com/2021/05/02/kathy-orourke-to-coach-team-birt-next-season/

 

Post last modified: May 26, 2021 @ 9:32 am

Team Schut on site here at 29 Cornwall Road today (Sat.) until 1 pm for meat pickup

Cornwall’s very own Team Schut has had a very successful fundraiser in partnership with #PEI’s own MacQuarrie’s Meats , and so if you have placed an order ~ head down to the upper level of the Cornwall Civic Centre at 29 Cornwall Road to pick up your order!!
They will be on site until 1 pm!

We are very proud that Team Schut have been selected to represent PEI at the World Juniors Qualifying Event in Saskatchewan in November 2021. ??
This event, as scheduled right now, will be the qualifying event for the 2022 World Juniors!!! ??

This event is not funded by Curl PEI or Curling Canada and as such, they are required to fundraise all costs associated with travelling and staying in Saskatchewan for the week.

With that, Team Schut would like to extend their deepest and heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported them in their fundraising efforts. ?
Along with a thank you to MacQuarrie Meats for partnering with these wonderful young men~ Mitchell, Chase, Cruz, Liam~ and their awesome coach Pat!

Keep on eye on on Team Schut’s social media as they launch more fundraisers in future !

#Community?? #PEI? #Goals? #CurlingClubLife ?

Post last modified: May 22, 2021 @ 11:37 am

Second Notice, Agenda for Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 27


This is a second announcement that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 27th, 2021 (one week from this evening) at 6:30 pm, at  29 Cornwall Road, Cornwall PEI. Please note the following:

-The meeting will be held upstairs from the Cornwall Curling Club in the Cornwall Civic Centre Hall. Members are asked to use the building centre door. 
-Members are invited to come 15 minutes early. 
-Members will be required to wear their masks and physically distanced seating will be arranged.
-Any remaining club photos will be out for interested members to take with them. The photos have been in our storage space and so we have scanned them and plan to discard any of them that remain after this year’s AGM.  
 

Club members are encouraged to attend. We will have limited capacity due to COVID-19 safety regulations. 

As per Constitution article 4.4.1, fifteen (15) Adult Members, none of whom shall be Directors, shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Club.

Please note that all social distancing protocols will be followed, masks will be mandatory and Chief Public Health Office-required tracking (sign-in) will be mandatory. There will be NO Social/Bar Service during this event.

Please stay tuned to our website and social media for further important announcements relating to this event, including more details on the Public Health/COVID-19 Safety protocol.

If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors or have any questions about a Board of Directors role, please get in touch with our Club President, Chris MacDougall at cmd146@gmail.com

2020 / 2021 Board of Directors

Chris MacDougallPeter MurdochJennifer LenentineAmanda MacIntosh
Lacey GallantDebbie RhodenhizerSharon CampbellDavid Fullerton
Landon WarderShauna McGill (Int.)Kristi Rogers (interim)Vacant

Club Manager: Lori Fitzpatrick

Annual General Meeting Agenda

  1. Call to order 6:30pm
  2. Review & approval of Agenda or additions 6:30pm
  3. Review & approval of minutes or any additions from 2020 AGM 6:35pm
  4. Business arising from previous minutes 6:40pm
  5. Committee Chairs 6:45pm
    1. Finance (Jennifer Lenentine)
    2. Memberships & Draws (Peter Murdoch)
    3. Facilities (Debbie Rhodenhizer)
    4. Bonspiels / Social (Lacey Gallant & Sharon Campbell)
    5. Fundraising (David Fullerton)
    6. Volunteers (Sharon Campbell & Debbie Rhodenhizer)
    7. Development Programs (Landon Warder)
    8. Daytime (Chris MacDougall)
    9. By-Laws (Amanda McIntosh)
    10. Special Committee Return to Play (Peter Murdoch)
    11. President’s Report (Chris MacDougall)
    12. Nominating (Chris MacDougall)
  6. Election of new Board of Director Members 7:15pm
    1. Shauna McGill, Kristi Rogers, Nelson Duguay, Robbie Doherty, and nominations from the floor.
  7. New Business 7:20pm
    1. Bylaw proposal: Article 2 Governance, Section 2.1.6, Board of Directors term length. Description: change to option of extending term to a maximum of one additional year.
    2. Introduction of House decals from Jet Ice and other on ice advertising
  8. Other Business and open discussion 7:30pm
  9. Adjournment 7:35pm
Post last modified: May 20, 2021 @ 8:12 pm

Thanks for making our Club the best place to be! Why not put your name forward as a Board Member?

A timely piece in the Globe and Mail, pointed out to us by Curling Canada‘s Danny Lamoureux …
 
ILLUSTRATION BY DREW SHANNON
 
 
The timing of this piece is a perfect reminder of how lucky we are to participate in this awesome sport!! Curling life is imperative to staying active, social, and providing support for our physical and mental health. 
 
As we move onto winding up a very successful 2020-21 season (during a global pandemic!), planning for our annual AGM (to take place on Thursday, May 27th), and begin planning for the 2021-22 season… we give thanks to all the people who contribute to the vitality of our club. 
 
So a genuine and heartfelt thank you to all of those who make our club the best place to be!!
 
Thank you to our Executive and Board of Directors who have lead our club during a tremendously challenging year (rock stars!) , those who have chaired and been a part of committees that are pivotal in our club’s success, those who donate prizes, those who serve coffee, buy cookies, put away furniture , help to teach ‘Learn to Curl’, those who help Junior Curlers, Little Rockers and Novice, who coach ParaSport, who organize acknowledgement of our teams who have had great success, those who provide positive support and a kind ear, those who organize and help with super fun bonspiels and really great tournaments, those advertisers and sponsors who believe in community, those from other clubs who help our club with advise and time, those who write stories and share great news and information, those who clean tirelessly to keep us safe, those who promote Curling, those partners who offer support of recreation in our communities, those who provide insight and history, those in offices so distant from ours who work hard to make and enact policy so we can #keepcurling , those who spend extra time when needed to, those team of people who take care of our ice and equipment, those who serve cocktails and concession, and yes…those who ….as noted in this article…. who create the league draws so we can curl!! #DrawMasterChallenges
 
And thank you to our entire membership~ thank you for showing up and being a sport, of doing your best, of helping new curlers learn this game, of being fun and witty, of supporting our Proshop, bar, and concession, thank you for great conversation and laughs around the tables after a game, thank you for making everyone feel welcomed and appreciated, thank you for ‘giving back’. 
Thank you for great shots, near misses, and broom taps…!!
 
With an upcoming election, and with some seats on our Board of Directors opening up, we ask that you consider putting your name forward to support your Club by serving on the Cornwall Curling Club’s Board of Directors for the 2021-22 season. 
Please contact Club President, Chris MacDougall, at cmd146@gmail.com to indicate your interest, or if you have any questions. 
 
We win…. as a team!! 
 
#CurlingClubLife #Community #PEI#VolunteerToday!
Post last modified: May 19, 2021 @ 12:46 pm

Official announcement of Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 27


This is an announcement that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 27th, 2021 at 6:30 pm, at the Cornwall Curling Club, 29 Cornwall Road, Cornwall PEI.

Club members are encouraged to attend. We will have limited capacity due to COVID-19 safety regulations. 

As per Constitution article 4.4.1, fifteen (15) Adult Members, none of whom shall be Directors, shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Club.

Please note that all social distancing protocols will be followed, masks will be mandatory and Chief Public Health Office-required tracking (sign-in) will be mandatory. There will be NO Social/Bar Service during this event.

Please stay tuned to our website and social media for further important announcements relating to this event, including more details on the Public Health/COVID-19 Safety protocol.

If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors or have any questions about a Board of Directors role, please get in touch with our Club President, Chris MacDougall at cmd146@gmail.com

Post last modified: May 6, 2021 @ 7:50 pm

Reminder: Friday May 7 deadline for Synergy off-season training program for curlers of all ages, starting May 10

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition, 141 Mount Edward Road Charlottetown, is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers. All ages are welcome. The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work with your level of fitness to ensure your training is fitting your needs.

Participating Curlers will receive:

· 32  sixty-minute Training Sessions

· Training Program designed to improve strength and endurance required for curling

· Training App for at-home workouts

· 2 x Performance Fitness Testing

This 34 Session Package is $300 taxes included.

The program starts May 10. May 10 and 12 will be no-obligation sessions, open to those who would like to try it out before committing (as well as to those who are registered).

The Sport Performance Training Program will run Mondays and Wednesdays (May 10-August 25) starting at 6:30 pm. If you miss a session you will be provided makeup times/dates. If you are unable to attend on Mondays and Wednesdays you can work with the folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition to find a schedule that works for you.

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

If you are interested in participating in this program please let Amy Duncan (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca or 902-368-4208) know by May 7. If you decide to participate you will register with Synergy Fitness & Nutrition directly however, Curl PEI will create a list to ensure they are prepared properly for the number of participants.

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

Post last modified: May 4, 2021 @ 11:43 am

Curling Canada now accepting applications for 2021 For the Love of Curling scholarships (Curling Canada)

Young curlers with aspirations both on and off the ice can now apply for Curling Canada’s For the Love of Curling scholarship program to help make those dreams come true.

Cornwall member Lauren Ferguson was one of last year’s recipients, while Lauren Lenentine was also a recent recipient.

2020 For the Love of Curling Scholarship recipients

Top row, from left: Catherine Clifford, Gabriel Dyck, Lauren Ferguson, Abby Marks, Jaedon Neuert. Bottom row, from left: Dylan Niepage, Lauren Rajala, Jamie Scott, Taylour Stevens, Nathan Young.

The program will award 11 scholarships, an increase from the usual 10, of $2,500 each to student curling athletes in Canada who best demonstrate athletic and academic prowess, along with community leadership and volunteerism.

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

“What’s most fulfilling about awarding For the Love of Curling scholarships is seeing how over the years these recipients grow as competitors on the ice and as contributors in our society. It is incredible to see how far the recipients of this scholarship have progressed in their lives,” said Curling Canada Board of Governors Chair and member of the scholarship selection committee Mitch Minken. “We also look forward to seeing what this year’s 11 scholars will accomplish in the future.” 

The selection committee will emphasize athletes who have competed at the provincial/territorial level or higher, who have maintained a good level of academic standing while showing a solid commitment to their community through involvement in leadership volunteer activities. Athletes must be under 24 years old as of Dec. 31, 2021, and have not previously received the scholarship.

Applicants will write a personal essay that reflects on how being a curling athlete, and a member of their curling community has shaped who they are today; and how those experiences, connections and shared values continue to inspire their continued curling journey both on and off the ice. 

Ten scholarships have been funded and awarded to young curlers through Curling Canada’s philanthropic programs and initiatives in previous years. This year, the Governor General’s Curling Club —an honourary society under the patronage of the Governor General of Canada since 1874 — presents an 11th $2,500 scholarship, financially supported by donations from its membership.

“The Governor General’s Curling Club has, as its membership, those who have served our sport with accomplishment and distinction locally, provincially and nationally,” said Governor General’s Curling Club President Mrs. Pat B. Reid. “Just as our efforts have helped our sport grow over an extended time, equally the sport of Curling has profoundly enriched the lives of our members. It is thus our Members’ pleasure and privilege to sponsor a curling scholarship for a young talented, aspiring student-athlete, to support the development of his/her educational and curling goals and to promote the next generation of leadership for our sport.”

A seven-person selection panel will determine the 11 scholarship recipients. The panel includes Minken, Curling Canada CEO Katherine Henderson, previous scholars Karsten Sturmay, Mackenzie Zacharias and Nathan Young, high-performance athlete and owner of Dynasty Curling Colin Hodgson and Olympian and six-time Scotties champion Jill Officer.

This season, 13 previous For the Love of Curling scholarship recipients competed at Calgary in the hub city bubble during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Tim Hortons Brier and Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.

The application process runs from May 1 to June 30, 2021. Curling Canada will announce the recipients in August 2021.

For more information, or to apply, visit: www.curling.ca/scholarship2021 

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Post last modified: May 3, 2021 @ 7:33 pm

Cornwall Curling Club now officially closed for the season!

The Cornwall Curling Club is now officially closed for the season. Please note that our phone service has been “put on hold” for the spring and summer. Keep in touch via our website and social media for info on our AGM and other things!

Post last modified: May 3, 2021 @ 1:23 pm

Team Schut Fundraiser – deadline for orders is Friday May 7

Cornwall’s Team Schut has been selected to represent PEI at the World Juniors Qualifying Event in Saskatchewan in November 2021.  This event, as scheduled right now, will be the qualifying event for the 2022 World Juniors.
 
This event is not funded by Curl PEI or Curling Canada and as such, they are required to fundraise all costs associated with travelling and staying in Saskatchewan for the week.
 
As a fundraiser they are offering for purchase the below items – just in time for barbeque season.  Please read over the form and send an email to mixofsix@gmail.com with your order.  
 
Once the order is confirmed, they will send you the information on how to pay for it via an e-transfer payment. All payments are due at time of ordering. 

The date of pickup is Saturday May 22nd between 10 and 1 at the Cornwall Curling Club parking lot.

Thank you for your support!
 
Team Schut
 
Order form:
Post last modified: May 2, 2021 @ 8:33 pm

Kathy O’Rourke to coach Team Birt next season

Team Birt, reigning PEI Scotties women’s champs,  announced today that Kathy O’Rourke, who was their alternate this past season, is coming on board as their coach for next season. Current coach Mitch O’Shea is stepping back due to other commitments, but the team would like to thank him for all his hard work over the last few years, raising them to a top 10 team in Canada.

Team Birt: front (L-R): Suzanne Birt, Marie Christianson, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid
back (L-R): incoming coach Kathy O’Rourke, outgoing coach Mitch O’Shea.
(Curling Canada photo)

O’Rourke is a six-time provincial women’s champion, a national Scotties silver medallist, and a former Canadian Mixed Champion.

Team Birt curls out of the Cornwall and Montague curling clubs.

Post last modified: May 2, 2021 @ 8:22 pm

Reminder: Curling Canada organizing Atlantic Canada Senior Women’s Friendship Tour to the US. Apply by April 30.

A Senior Women’s curling tour to the Eastern US is being organized by Curling Canada and is planned for November 2021. The decision to hold or postpone will be made in June 2021. Anyone who applies and is chosen for the 2021 dates will go if it is postponed to 2022. The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2021.

Background:

Since 1990 groups of women from both countries have travelled to take part in friendly competition. In 2018 a USA group visited Atlantic Canada. In 2021 the plan is to have curlers from the Atlantic provinces visit and play in the Eastern USA.

More:

Curling Canada has accepted an invitation from the US Women’s Curling Association for 16 Canadian senior women (50 years of age and older) to visit the Eastern United States for a 12-day curling tour in November 2021. Understanding it may become necessary to reschedule the tour to 2022 due to pandemic travel restrictions, it has been decided to continue with participant selection and planning at this time.

Currently, the estimated cost of this tour is $4,000 per person. This amount will cover the cost of air travel, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, official uniform and other associated costs. This amount may change due to fluctuations in currency.

Having hosted the last tour of US Women to Canada, female curlers from the four Atlantic provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick are eligible to participate in this Tour. Representation from each of the 4 provinces will be a criterion used in the selection process. Should additional selections be required to fill the team quota following the deadline date for applications (April 30), the Tour Coordinator appointed by Curling Canada reserves the right to fill positions regardless of candidate’s home location.

It is important to note that the curling on this trip will be extensive with an eight-end game being played daily. 

More details:

Number of Participants: 16 (4 from each Atlantic province)

Dates: Monday, November 1st to Friday, November 12th, 2021 (planned)

Travel Arrangements: The tour will depart from and return to Halifax. Each team member will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs to/from Halifax.

Travel Insurance: Team members will be responsible for their own travel insurance.

Tour Cost: It is challenging to provide a precise cost of the Tour; however, at this time, it is estimated at $4,000. Included in this projected cost are:
• Airfare (Halifax to Boston and return)
• Land costs while in the US (Coach travel)
• Accommodations (a combination of home hosting and hotel)
• Team Clothing (on-ice uniforms and off-ice clothing)
• Social events (sightseeing and banquets)
• Curling equipment
• Tour pins (2) and Bannerettes; and
• Special gifts.

Tour Itinerary: Eight, 8-end games will be played in various US curling clubs. At this time, clubs in Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York are committed. The schedule will provide free time for a little sightseeing and shopping along the tour. Already the US team has plans for touring Boston and Washington DC.

Team Selection: All applicants (minimum – 50 years of age) must complete the Tour Application to outline their involvement and contribution to curling, confirm they are an active curler at a Curling Canada affiliated curling club and agree to pay all costs involved with being a participant on the tour.

Contact:
Kathy Siddall
Tour Coordinator
902-300-9915
siddallkathy@gmail.com

Submit application by:  Email: kryan@curling.ca, Fax: (613-834-0716) or mail to Tour Application, Curling Canada, 1660 Vimont Court, Orleans, Ontario, K4A 4J4.

Click link to download Application Form (Word format): Application Form – 2021 Sr. Women’s Friendship Tour to the USA

Post last modified: Apr 28, 2021 @ 12:45 pm

Synergy once again offering off-season training program for curlers of all ages, starting May 10

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition, 141 Mount Edward Road Charlottetown, is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers. All ages are welcome. The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work with your level of fitness to ensure your training is fitting your needs.

Participating Curlers will receive:

· 32  sixty-minute Training Sessions

· Training Program designed to improve strength and endurance required for curling

· Training App for at-home workouts

· 2 x Performance Fitness Testing

This 34 Session Package is $300 taxes included.

The program starts May 10. May 10 and 12 will be no-obligation sessions, open to those who would like to try it out before committing (as well as to those who are registered).

The Sport Performance Training Program will run Mondays and Wednesdays (May 10-August 25) starting at 6:30 pm. If you miss a session you will be provided makeup times/dates. If you are unable to attend on Mondays and Wednesdays you can work with the folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition to find a schedule that works for you.

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

If you are interested in participating in this program please let Amy Duncan (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca or 902-368-4208) know by May 7. If you decide to participate you will register with Synergy Fitness & Nutrition directly however, Curl PEI will create a list to ensure they are prepared properly for the number of participants.

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

Post last modified: Apr 28, 2021 @ 12:06 pm

Rocks & Rings Ignites a Passion for Curling (Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings)

Most athletes can pinpoint a time when they fell in love with their craft. When something about a sport connected with them on a level that started growing their love for it. The day they committed to pursuing their passion and never looking back.

The Ella Lenentine rink out of the Cornwall Curling Club, winners of the 2020 PEI Under 13 Provincial Curling Championships at the Montague Curling Club. From left are Curl PEI president Sandy Matheson, lead Kacey Gauthier, second Makiya Noonan, third Mollie Shaw, skip Ella Lenentine and coach Robbie Lenentine.

For Makiya Noonan, that day was the first day she walked into her school gym in North Gower, Ontario, to find Rocks & Rings on the schedule.

“I was young, so I don’t remember it clearly, but I do remember kneeling down and pushing the rocks towards the mats, trying to get them in the middle, and how much fun it was when you got it.”

That afternoon, Makiya came home from school and told her parents that she wanted to try curling.

“I called around and found a curling club in the next town over, the Richmond Curling Club,” said Kristin, Makiya’s mom, who added “Curling was not on our radar. I didn’t curl, my husband didn’t curl. We’re a sporty family and play many sports, but curling was not one of them. So I told them, ‘I have a 7-year-old who wants to curl. What do I do?’” Sadly, the Little Rocks program at Richmond Curling Club started with kids age 9 and up. “They said they would take Makiya in the program if their registration didn’t fill up, but we decided to let it be because of the age difference. She was a tiny 7-year-old.”

But Makiya didn’t forget about curling. Two years later, the Rocks & Rings program came back to her school again, and once again she returned home and told her parents she wanted to curl.

“She was 9 by then, so we went back to Richmond and signed her up, and that was it,” said Kristin. “She did their Little Rock program for a couple years and played in bonspiels in the region. She just loved it.”

Later, the Noonan family moved to Summerside, PEI, where Makiya joined the Silver Fox Curling Club, and this year is also curling out of the Cornwall Curling Club. She has enjoyed plenty of success with her new teammates on the island. “We won the Under 13 Provincial Curling Championships in 2019 and 2020,” Makiya said, adding that she also enjoys playing Mixed Doubles. “And we were going to play Under 16 Provincials this year, but they were cancelled.” Makiya says her goals for the future include working hard to earn the right to represent PEI at the Canada Winter Games, and winning the Under 21 Junior Curling Provincials someday.

When asked what it is about curling that she enjoys so much, she credits the culture of the sport. “You really get to bond with people. It’s not an aggressive sport. You get to really know your teammates.” From a parent’s perspective, Kristin also cites etiquette and sportsmanship as a positive aspect of Makiya’s involvement in curling.

Makiya is now joined up with teammates and coaches that have experience with high-performance curling. She hopes that this will help her continue to improve as she works towards her future curling goals and one day inspiring kids to start curling just like she did all those years ago when Rocks & Rings came to North Gower Marlborough Public School.


Click here to learn more about Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings presented by Curling Canada and how you can bring it to your school.

Thanks to our generous sponsors & partners for the major part they play in making all this possible.

Share the Fun on Social Media

We LOVE to see the fun students are having with our Rocks & Rings program. Share your experience on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #rocksandrings.

Click to read this story at RocksandRings.com

Post last modified: Apr 27, 2021 @ 9:11 pm

Former Cornwall Jr. Coordinator Marilyn Sutherland worked hard to advance all aspects of curling, especially coaching (Saltwire)

(by Jason Simmonds)

Marilyn Sutherland’s focus and goals never changed.

Sutherland constantly worked towards increasing knowledge and improving different areas of curling on Prince Edward Island.“She was very interested in getting kids into curling and growing the sport,” said former player Gloria Large. “Coaching and administration, she was always involved some way at some level.” 

Marilyn Sutherland's efforts helped grow the sport of curling on P.E.I. She died recently in Charlottetown at the age of 78.Marilyn Sutherland’s efforts helped grow the sport of curling on P.E.I.  Contributed

Sutherland died at the Prince Edward Home in Charlottetown on April 18. She was 78.

George Koke inducted Sutherland into the P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame in 2013. He described her as an avid sportsperson who loved curling.

“She devoted most of her time in curling as a coach and bringing young people along and was a leader in that area long before coaches became prominent and relevant in the curling world,” said Koke.

Large said Sutherland, a school teacher, had a connection with the young curlers, working with them developing their skills.

She attempted to introduce young people to curling by organizing and co-ordinating curling programs at Queen Charlotte Intermediate School and Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown. She also co-ordinated the junior program at the Charlottetown Curling Club, Belvedere Golf and Winter Club and the Cornwall Curling Club on various occasions.

“I had a great deal of respect for Marilyn and her volunteering to coach girls’ teams and new beginners,” said longtime curler Doug Cameron of Charlottetown. “Anybody and everybody that wanted to try curling, she was always there and always volunteered to introduce people to the game and help them progress in the game.”

Officiating

As an official, Sutherland officiated at the Canadian junior championships in 1978, 1980, 2000 and 2002; the 1984 Canadian women’s championship; the 1987 and 1996 Canadian mixed championships, and the 1991 Canada Winter Games. 

As an administrator, Sutherland made contributions at the club and provincial levels. She also was a founding member of the P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum.

Along with her coaching, officiating and administrative duties, Sutherland also enjoyed the sport as a player and competed in national championships.

Sutherland played third stone on the 1978 provincial women’s championship rink, skipped by Gloria Basha. In 1983, she handled the lead’s responsibilities with the Doug Weeks-skipped P.E.I. mixed champions.

Click to read the full story, by Jason Simmonds, at Saltwire Prince Edward Island

Post last modified: Apr 26, 2021 @ 7:13 pm

Team Schut Fundraiser

Cornwall’s Team Schut has been selected to represent PEI at the World Juniors Qualifying Event in Saskatchewan in November 2021.  This event, as scheduled right now, will be the qualifying event for the 2022 World Juniors.
 
This event is not funded by Curl PEI or Curling Canada and as such, they are required to fundraise all costs associated with travelling and staying in Saskatchewan for the week.
 
As a fundraiser they are offering for purchase the below items – just in time for barbeque season.  Please read over the form and send an email to mixofsix@gmail.com with your order.  
 
Once the order is confirmed, they will send you the information on how to pay for it via an e-transfer payment. All payments are due at time of ordering. 

The date of pickup is Saturday May 22nd between 10 and 1 at the Cornwall Curling Club parking lot.

Thank you for your support!
 
Team Schut
 
Order form:
Post last modified: Apr 25, 2021 @ 2:51 pm

Monday Evening Single-Entry Mixed Rounds Three and Two winners

The 6:30 pm Monday evening Single Entry Mixed  Round Three draw, sponsored by Your Independent Grocer in Cornwall, owned and operated by GOOD’S, Your Neighbours, wrapped up recently. 

The round three winners are:

Brad Gardiner – Jenna Miller – George Piercey – Lacey Gallant

Congratulations also to the winners of the round two draw, sponsored by Enwave Energy Corp. / PEI Energy Systems:

 
Karen Currie – Rick Neumeyer – Debby Sigsworth – Donna Musto

(Drag to view tables on smartphone screens)

Round Three Team Rosters

Team #SkipMateSecondLead
1Brad GardinerJenna MillerGeorge PierceyLacey Gallant
2Danny KneaboneMike MacDonaldColleen MacDonaldDonna Musto
3Karen CurrieGloria TurnerDon GodfreyChris MacDougall
4Greg GrovesRick NeumeyerSharon CampbellAmanda MacIntosh
5Megan DaviesCarlene PetersStephen ArmsworthyElric MacDonald
6Bryan SutherlandKim NickersonKatelyn BurgoyneLisa Indris
7David FullertonMellisa CreightonItalo MarzariSue Pollard
8Donald WeeksStephanie O’KeefeLee NickersonJennifer Enman

 

Schedule

WkDateIce #1vs.Ice #2vs.Ice #3vs.Ice #4vs.
115 Feb 4-
Groves
7-
Fullerton
6-Sutherland3-
Currie
8-
Weeks
1-
Gardiner
2-
Kneabone
5-
Davies
222 Feb 6-
Sutherland
1-
Gardiner
4-
Groves
5-
Davies
2-
Kneabone
7-
Fullerton
8-
Weeks
3-
Currie
301 Mar 2-
Kneabone
8-
Weeks
7-
Fullerton
1-Gardiner5-
Davies
3-
Currie
4-
Groves
6-
Sutherland
408 Mar 1-
Gardiner
3-
Currie
2-Kneabone4-
Groves
6-
Sutherland
8-
Weeks
5-
Davies
7-
Fullerton
515 Mar 8
-Weeks
4-
Groves
3-
Currie
7-
Fullerton
1-
Gardiner
5-
Davies
6-
Sutherland
2-
Kneabone
622 Mar 3
-Currie
2-
Kneabone
5-
Davies
8-
Weeks
7-
Fullerton
6-Sutherland1-
Gardiner
4-
Groves
729 Mar 5
-Davies
6-
Sutherland
1-
Gardiner
2-Kneabone3-
Currie
4-
Groves
7-
Fullerton
8-
Weeks
Post last modified: Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:52 pm

Club closing at 3 pm today

The Cornwall Curling Club will be closing at 3 pm today (Friday) as the Manager has to attend to some important Club business. If you can’t make it by 3 and there are still lost and found items or pictures that you would like to retrieve, call and leave a message and we can arrange a time next week.

We have lost and found items from both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons set out and ask curlers to come and collect any items that they have left behind. This includes several brooms, and pants, shoes, etc…

Anything not collected will be donated, added to our rental repertoire, or thrown out.

We also have on-site and on display photographs from many years past … and welcome all members and formers members to come by and have a look at them and take home their most favourite memories. These photos were scanned and saved by the club volunteer Derek MacEwen during the 2019-20 season.

Post last modified: Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:01 pm

Kim Dolan and Sandy Hope rinks win Wally’s Pharmasave Wednesday Daytime League Divisions for 2020-2021 season

The Wally’s Pharmasave Daytime Team League has wrapped up for the season, with the Kim Dolan and Danny Kneabone rinks coming first and second, respectively in the Wally Division, while the Sandy Hope and Lester Callbeck foursomes finished first and second in the Pharmasave Division. These four teams will all receive gift certificates, which they can pick up at the Club from now through Friday April 23rd  between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm. If you can’t stop by, we’ll save them for you and you can retrieve them next season.

We are pleased to report that the league was a huge success again this season, with 9 teams in each division! We would like to thank Paul and Joanne Durant for all the work they have done to organize this league~ and thank all the participants for making it such a wonderful season!

Wally Division

RankTeam1st Half
Win-Loss
2nd Half 
Win-Loss
Total
Win-Loss
1Kim Dolan6-27-113-3
2Danny Kneabone6-26-212-4
3Shirley Berry7-14-411-5
4Peter Murdoch5-36-211-5
5Paul Durant6-24-410-6
6Paul Arsenault6-24-410-6
7Diane MacKay5-33-58-8
8Barry Craswell6-21-77-9
9Joe Gill5-31-76-10

Pharmasave Division

RankTeam1st Half
Win-Loss
2nd Half 
Win-Loss
Total
Win-Loss
1Sandy Hope3-57-110-6
2Lester Callback3-56-29-7
3Kimball Blanchard3-54-47-9
4Paul Field2-64-46-10
5Carol Sweetapple1-75-36-10
6Bryan Sutherland3-53-56-10
7Donald Weeks1-73-54-12
8Busher Stuckey2-62-64-12
9Tom Dunn2-62-64-12

Here are the Team Rosters as posted earlier in the season (subject to change):

Post last modified: Apr 20, 2021 @ 9:25 pm

Former Cornwall and Ch’town coach/instructor Marilyn Sutherland passes away at 78

Cornwall and Charlottetown curling club members are saddened to learn of the passing of Marilyn Sutherland, at the age of 78. Marilyn spent many years coaching and instructing at the Charlottetown and later the Cornwall Curling Club, and introduced many of us to the sport that we love.

Here she is with current and former Cornwall members  (R-L) Tyler MacKenzie, Steve van Ouwerkerk, and Matthew and Ryan Piercey (George’s boys) when she coached the team to a trip to the Nationals in 2003.

Here’s Marilyn’s obituary and her PEI Curling Hall of Fame citation

At the Prince Edward Home on Sunday, April 18, 2021 of Marilyn Ann Sutherland, age 78 years. Family and friends share consolations in Marilyn’s peaceful passing from this life. Marilyn was the daughter of the late Mary and Donald Sutherland, formerly of Priest Pond, Borden-Carleton and Charlottetown. She was predeceased by siblings Ernest and Eileen Sutherland and will be deeply mourned by sisters Christina McMurrer (Edward, deceased), Joan E. Allen (Fred, deceased), Maria Gibson (Gib) and brother Lorne Sutherland (Kathy). Always present to support and celebrate milestones, Marilyn was a cherished aunt and great aunt. Marilyn was a graduate of Notre Dame Convent, St. Dunstan’s University and the University of Prince Edward Island. She enjoyed a full career as a teacher, retiring in 1997. She was a strong advocate of all sports for youth with a passion for lawn bowling and curling. A recipient of the Queens Silver Jubilee Medal, Marilyn was a committed volunteer to both provincial and national committees and boards of these sports. In 2007 Marilyn was awarded the Sport PEI Presidents Award for over 35 years of dedicated service to curling as a coach, course instructor and official. She was inducted in the PEI Curling Hall of Fame in 2013. Most importantly to her she modelled love for the game! Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home where a private family (invitation only) visitation and Liturgy of The Word will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of PEI or KidSport PEI. Online condolences may be shared on Marilyn’s memorial page at

https://belvederefh.com/memorial/marilyn-ann-sutherland-0

The Liturgy of the Word will be live-streamed at the same page on April 22nd, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

Here is Marilyn’s 2013 PEI Curling Hall of Fame induction ceremony citation:

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Photo: Marilyn Sutherland

For more than thirty years, Marilyn Sutherland has been involved and dedicated to the sport of curling – as a player, coach, coordinator, trainer and administrator.

Beginning by taking the first-offered Level 1 Technical Coaching Course in 1975, Marilyn advanced to become a Master Course Conductor. She has been conducting Level 1 and 2 Curling Technical Courses since 1980.

In 1984/85, Marilyn chaired the Junior Development Committee and was instrumental in holding the first Elite Training Camp and Junior Booster Day for young curlers.

1986/87 was the first time that the PEI Ladies Curling Association provided officials at the provincial women’s curling championship final games. Marilyn was an integral part of this endeavour.

Marilyn has always been ready to volunteer her time and energy as an official and a coach.  As an official, Marilyn participated at Canadian Juniors events in 1978, 1980, 2000, and 2002.  She officiated at the Scott Tournament of Hearts held in Charlottetown in 1984, at the Canadian Mixed Championships in Summerside in 1987, and also in 1996 at the Canadian Mixed when it was held in Charlottetown, as well as the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island in 1991.

As a coach, Marilyn coached the PEI Women’s Teams at the Canada Winter Games in 1983 and 1991, and the PEI Men’s Team at the Canada Winter Games in 1999.   She also coached the PEI Junior Women’s Team at the 1991 Canadian Juniors and the PEI Junior Men’s Champions in 2003, as well as many other teams along the way.

Marilyn organized and coordinated a junior curling program at Queen Charlotte Junior High for four years and for many years at Stonepark Junior High and Colonel Grey High School. At various times, she coordinated the junior program at the Charlottetown Curling Club, the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club and the Cornwall Curling Club. She also coordinated or assisted at countless curling schools held at Island curling clubs and willingly and freely gave advice to countless numbers of junior and adult curlers, teams and individuals who sought her expertise and assistance.

It may be noted that she made a difference in the lives of many juniors during this time and that many of the PEI curlers who have achieved some level of success at the provincial and national levels have benefited from Marilyn’s dedication to curling.

Marilyn also was a keen competitor. In 1983, Marilyn played lead on the winning PEI provincial mixed team skipped by Doug Weeks, with Heather Mabey at third and second Billy Dillon, and in 1978 was a member of the PEI Women’s Championship team, playing third for Gloria Basha, with second Wilma McLure and lead Marion Basha.

In an administrative capacity, Marilyn served with the Ladies Branch of the Charlottetown Curling Club in 1976/77 and 1977/78, as chair of Junior Ladies. In 1985/86, she served as vice-president, and president in 1986/87. Marilyn has been attending PEI Ladies Curling Association and PEI Curling Association (post-amalgamation) meetings regularly since 1983. She also is a founding member of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum serving from its inception in 2007 to 2012.

Marilyn has received a number of awards recognizing her volunteer work in sport.  In 2002, Marilyn received the ADL/Sport PEI Volunteer Recognition Certificate, honouring her for her many roles in working with the sports of curling and lawn bowling.

Each year during the Provincial Women’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts the PEI Curling Association recognizes a female curler (or curlers) who have shown great dedication to the sport either on a local, provincial, and/or a national level.  The award’s name honours curling pioneer, Marion Dockendorff.  Marilyn Sutherland was the recipient of this prestigious award in 2004.

She received an honourary life membership from the PEI Curling Association in 2006.  Honourary life members must have given long and outstanding service to the PEI Curling Association and their curling clubs to be elected to life membership.

Marilyn Sutherland was honoured at the Sport PEI Awards Banquet in April, 2007 when she was presented with the President’s Award for outstanding dedication to sport. Marilyn was recognized for her contribution which spanned more than three decades in administration, coaching and officiating, in both lawn bowling and curling.

In May 2010, a special recognition award was given to Marilyn Sutherland at the PEI Curling Association’s annual ADL/Sport PEI Curling Awards.

Marilyn is being recognized by the Hall of Fame and Museum for her longstanding dedication to young people, for teaching the skills and strategy of the game, for coaching, officiating, instructing and coordinating programs and curling clinics and for her generous gift of time as a volunteer.

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Club open Tues-Fri 9:30 am-5:30 pm this week for lost and found and photos retrieval

The Cornwall Curling Club’s hours this week will be from Tuesday, April 20th to Friday April 23rd from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm each day.

We have lost and found items from both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons set out and ask curlers to come and collect any items that they have left behind. This includes several brooms, and pants, shoes, etc…

Anything not collected by 5:30 pm Friday will be donated, added to our rental repertoire, or thrown out.

We also have on-site and on display photographs from many years past … and welcome all members and formers members to come by and have a look at them and take home their most favourite memories. These photos were scanned and saved by the club volunteer Derek MacEwen during the 2019-20 season.

Post last modified: Apr 20, 2021 @ 7:31 am

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