Come get baked goods and help junior curlers

Come get baked goods and help junior curlers!

The For Love of Curling Scholarship Fundraiser Funspiel is today and includes a bake sale – and having sampled some of the items I can promise you – you don’t want to miss them!

Swing by and grab some goodies!

 

Post last modified: Mar 2, 2024 @ 10:06 am

Condolences to the family of Eric LeBlanc

Former club member Eric LeBlanc recently passed away.  The club and our members wish to extend our condolences to his family. 

Eric H. LeBlanc, 90, of Lakeburn, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024, at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Edouard and Exelda (Cormier) LeBlanc

Prior to his retirement, Eric worked for Veterans Affairs. He enjoyed golfing, spending time in curling rinks, and traveling. He was a member of RCAFA Air Force Wing in Goose Bay, NL,  Charlottetown Wing #201, Royal Canadian Legion, and ROTO Club in PEI.

He is survived by two children: Diane Mortimer (David) of Greater Lakeburn and Denis (Cindy) of North Dakota; one stepson, Gregory Bogle of Albert County; one sister, Donalda Cormier (late Ulysse) of Moncton; two grandchildren: Jessica Mortimer (Marcus Kessler) and Christopher Mortimer (Samantha Cameron) all of Dieppe; three great-grandchildren: Norah, Jack, and Isla, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ferne LeBlanc; a stepson, Robert Bogle; three sisters: Aurella Landry, Dolores LeBlanc, and infant sister, Aurella LeBlanc; one brother, Donald.

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (506-858-1900) where the funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday, February 29, at 3 p.m. Visiting hours are Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Interment will be in Our Lady of Calvary cemetery in Dieppe. In memory of Eric, a contribution to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.frenettefuneralhome.com/obituaries/176111?fbclid=IwAR0gZ6PrpjyfcDgKJwk3CEcBszy93MYtjY9QrpCItLeD3oBbwFlH49w0OyU

Post last modified: Feb 29, 2024 @ 3:03 pm

For Love of Curling Scholarship Fundraiser Funspiel Draw Set

The For Love of Curling Scholarship Fundraiser Funspiel draw is set.

Doors will open around 8:15am on Saturday – there will be pizza for lunch, lots of baked goods for sale (you can swing by and get some baked goods Saturday even if you aren’t curling!), a 50/50, and of course lots of fun on and off the ice. 

 

Post last modified: Feb 29, 2024 @ 2:21 pm

Grand Slam of Curling ready to rock province October 1-6 at UPEI

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine to play in largest event on GSOC tour

By Bill McGuire
Public Relations Chair
Cornwall Curling Club

The best curlers in the world, including Cornwall’s own Lauren Lenentine, are Prince Edward Island-bound as the Grand Slam of Curling is poised to take over Charlottetown this October.

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine speaks during a press conference Thursday (Feb. 29) at Charlottetown City Hall where it was announced that UPEI will play host to the Hearing Life Tour Challenge, the Grand Slam of Curling’s biggest event of the 2024-25 season, from Oct. 1-6, 2024.

The two adjoining ice surfaces at the Bell Aliant Centre on the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island will play host to the Hearing Life Tour Challenge, the Grand Slam of Curling’s biggest event of the 2024-25 season, from Oct. 1-6, 2024.

The 2024 Hearing Life Tour Challenge will feature the top 32 men’s and 32 women’s teams in the world, competing in a two-tier event at Bell Aliant Centre. The field will include Olympic medallists, world champions, and Canadian favourites. This is the first time a Grand Slam of Curling event has been held in Charlottetown, with Summerside having played host to two previous Slam events, the latest in 2014.

It is anticipated that the Cornwall Curling Club, and adjacent clubs like Montague and Crapaud, will assist the huge GSOC event which will attract over 250 top curlers from around the world, by providing their clubs for practice sessions and games.

The announcement was made today (Thursday, Feb. 29) at Charlottetown City Hall by Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. Other guests in attendance included Cory Deagle, Minister of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture; legendary curler and Olympic gold medallist Jennifer Jones; and Lenentine.

Canadian curling legend Jennifer Jones, left, answers a question during a press conference in Charlottetown Thursday. Feb. 29 where it was announced that UPEI will play host to the Hearing Life Tour Challenge, the Grand Slam of Curling’s biggest event of the 2024-25 season, from Oct. 1-6, 2024. Also in photo are event master of ceremonies Robbie Doherty, a member of the Cornwall Curling Club, and Jones’ teammate Lauren Lenentine of Cornwall.

Jones and Lenentine are fresh from a silver medal finish last Sunday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championships in Calgary.

“Welcoming all of these world-class curlers is an incredible opportunity for us to demonstrate just how well-suited we are to hosting major sporting events,” said Mayor Brown. “We’re excited to welcome athletes and their teams, as well as visitors, to beautiful Charlottetown and we plan to sweep them away with a rocking good time! Attracting events such as the Hearing Life Tour Challenge, the biggest event in the Grand Slam of Curling series, reflects our commitment to strategic economic growth through sport tourism.”

“This is a very exciting announcement for PEI and builds on our reputation as a top destination for high calibre sporting events,” said Minister Deagle. “We are proud to see Charlottetown picked as the host city for the Grand Slam of Curling’s Hearing Life Tour Challenge. Sport tourism is an exciting way to grow PEI as a four-season tourism destination.  And for curling fans, it is thrilling to be able to watch the top curling teams in the world compete.”

More details, including 150 volunteer opportunities, qualified teams, and schedules will be announced later date.

Early bird full tournament passes are now on sale at www.thegrandslamofcurling.com/tickets. On sale dates for weekend passes and single draw tickets will be announced in the coming months.

Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the Grand Slam of Curling is an elite series of men’s and women’s curling events, featuring the best teams from across Canada and around the world. Awarding equal purses to both men’s and women’s teams since 2015, Grand Slam of Curling presents $2.1 million in total prize money each season.

More information about the upcoming Grand Slam season and the Hearing Life Tour Challenge please visit: www.thegrandslamofcurling.com

Post last modified: Feb 29, 2024 @ 2:00 pm

Grand Slam coming to Charlottetown!!!!!!

Charlottetown to host 2024 HearingLife Tour Challenge

The Grand Slam of Curling will be heading to Charlottetown for the first time next season when the Bell Aliant Centre hosts the HearingLife Tour Challenge, Oct. 1-6.

The HearingLife Tour Challenge is the largest event in the series with 32 men’s teams and 32 women’s teams in action. Both divisions are split into two tiers with Tier 1 featuring the top teams from around the world and Tier 2 featuring the next-ranked teams looking to fast-track into the top flight. Winners of the Tier 2 will receive automatic berths into a future Grand Slam of Curling event.

Early bird tournament passes are now available! Visit tourchallenge.goigniter.com to purchase your pass today.

Sale dates for weekend passes and single draw tickets will be announced in the coming months.

More details, including volunteer opportunities, qualified teams and schedules will also be announced at a later date.

Team Retornaz (men’s) and Team Jones (women’s) captured the HearingLife Tour Challenge Tier 1 titles this season in Niagara Falls, Ontario, while Team Casper (men’s) and Team Kim (women’s) claimed the Tier 2 titles.

NOTE: 

Club members will have opportunities to volunteer – more details available as the event approaches!

Charlottetown to host 2024 HearingLife Tour Challenge

Post last modified: Feb 29, 2024 @ 1:33 pm

ParaSport Minispiel Registration is OPEN

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

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

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

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

Curlers can register for this single-entry mini-spiel at the Club, no up-front fee is required – pay on the day of the event.
 
Post last modified: Feb 27, 2024 @ 11:53 am

Annual Red & Blue Bonspiel Registration is OPEN!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post last modified: Feb 27, 2024 @ 10:36 am

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Congrats to our Junior Teams!

Team Lenentine and Team MacFadyen brought home the PEI Juniors Championships this weekend at the Montague Curling Club – with Team Dalton placing 2nd in the boys’ division as well!

Team Lenentine is made up of Ella Lenentine, Makiya Noonan, Reid Hart, Erika Pater and coach Robbie Lenentine.

Team MacFadyen is made up of Jack MacFadyen, Keegan Warnell, Luke Butler, Anderson MacDougall and coach David MacFadyen.

Team Dalton is made up of Isaiah Dalton, Connor Bruce, Sheamus Herlihy, Nate MacRae and coach Dennis Watts.

Teams Lenentine and MacFadyen will represent PEI at the 2024 New Holland Canadian Under-21 Curling Championships in Fort McMurray, Alberta from March 24 – 31, 2024.

Post last modified: Feb 26, 2024 @ 11:42 am

Congratulations to Lauren Lenentine and Team Jones on their Scotties Finals Appearance

For the second year in a row our club was so fortunate and proud to have a member of our club participate in the finals of the Scotties.

Lauren Lenentine, lead for Team Jones, played amazing this week in Calgary and we are so proud of her accomplishments and the way she represents the club on curling’s biggest stages!

Post last modified: Feb 26, 2024 @ 11:23 am

REMINDER: Finals Watch Party!!!

FINALS WATCH PARTY!

Everyone is invited to watch the finals together at the club.  The game starts at 9:00pm but the club will be open if you want to come early. 

Club member, Lauren Lenentine, and her teammates will be in the finals against Team Homan.

Bring some snacks/desserts to share if you want!

The bar will be open and there will be lots of opinions from the crowd on what shot should be taken next.

 

Post last modified: Feb 25, 2024 @ 5:49 pm

Scotties Playoffs on at the Club! Finals Watch Party!!!

The club TV will have all the Scotties Playoff action this weekend!

The club and bar will be open during all playoff games, with the schedule below:

Reminder that club member, Lauren Lenentine’s Team Jones is still alive and playing this afternoon in the Page 1-2 Qualifiers!

Friday, February 23 @ 3:00pm

Page 1-2 Qualifier

• Alberta vs. Manitoba (Jones)
• Ontario (Homan) vs. Canada

Winners advance to the Page 1-2 playoff game. Losers advance to the Page 3-4 qualifiers.

Friday, February 23 @ 9:00pm

Page 3-4 Qualifier

• Page 1-2 qualifier loser vs. Manitoba (Lawes)
• Page 1-2 qualifier loser vs. Manitoba (Cameron)

Winners advance to the Page 3-4 playoff game. Losers are eliminated.

Saturday, February 24 @ 3:00pm

Page 3-4 Playoff

• Teams TBD

Winner advances to the semifinal. Loser is eliminated.

Saturday, February 24 @ 9:00pm

Page 1-2 Playoff

• Teams TBD

Winner advances to the final. Loser advances to the semifinal.

Sunday, February 25 @ 3:00pm

Semifinal

• Teams TBD

Winner advances to the final. Loser is eliminated.

Sunday, February 25 @ 9:00pm

Finals

• Teams TBD

FINALS WATCH PARTY!

Everyone is invited to watch the finals together at the club.  The game starts at 9:00pm but the club will be open if you want to come early. 

Bring some snacks/desserts to share if you want. 

The bar will be open and there will be lots of opinions from the crowd on what shot should be taken next!!

 

Post last modified: Feb 23, 2024 @ 9:23 am

NOW AVAILABLE – Club Logo Stickers at the Bar!

The club now has 2.5″ stickers in stock with the club logo on them!

One of our junior curlers, Sophie Gallant, and her friend run a small business called Sopley’s Art Market and one of their products is stickers. 

We have purchased a first run of the stickers to gauge their popularity and will be selling them at the bar.  

We currently are stocking 2.5″ stickers – which are the perfect size for broom handles, computers, notebooks, car windows, etc!

Post last modified: Feb 21, 2024 @ 5:13 pm

PEI Retired Teachers’ Bonspiel – March 12th

The PEI Retired Teachers’ Association is hosting a Bonspiel at the the club on Tuesday, March 12th.  

You DO NOT have to be a member of the PEI RTA to participate!

Individual sign ups – teams will be made up.

Each team will play two 6-end games with draw times at 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.

Entry includes a hot lunch, snacks, trivia and prizes.

Cost is FREE to PEI RTA members, $15 for non-RTA members. 

Sign up at the club on the Club News bulletin board or by emailing the manager. 

Storm date is Thursday, March 14th. 

Post last modified: Feb 21, 2024 @ 1:59 pm

Vote for Amanda Bulger in Curling Day in Canada Poll

Cornwall members attending almost any provincial event will have seen Amanda Bulger, who volunteers often as scorekeeper. 

She has entered into a Curling Day in Canada contest and we want to support her. 

While I shared this on our Facebook page over the weekend some people haven’t seen it since it wasn’t on the website. 

VOTE FOR AMANDA HERE

From the Curling Day in Canada website: 

I started into curling in my late teens first by watching and than volunteering with different events. When I was younger I didn’t have many friends in school and was very shy. I started curling of and on in my home community in parts of junior and high school in my home community of O’Leary eventually graduating and being home and always wanted to watch events. Few years after graduating moved to Summerside and didn’t curl first year but that first year I was around the club and the club had a couple national events that year and meant some great friends still today friends with. Next year starting curling and at one of the events was asked if I be interested in doing some livescoring for some events and this is where things started getting busy and loved doing it. From provincials to some national events cashspiels I would spend my free time going throughout province helping out even some outside PEI and still do it and loving and it’s brought to different events in the maritime and country with some help to watch. Sovereign meeting some many people I have been more confident and willing to help out wherever. Even though not curling more due to be busy with a job that many have helped me get took me awhile b3cause of some learning issues and being busy scoring and watching. Love the game and will continue to help out and go watch wherever. Thanks. Amanda Bulger Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Post last modified: Feb 20, 2024 @ 10:21 am

Congratulations to Shoji Yamamoto and Etta Reid – 6 Ender

Shoji Yamamoto and Etta Reid had a 6-Ender today during our afternoon drop-in stick curling – congratulations on this accomplishment!

Post last modified: Feb 19, 2024 @ 3:19 pm

For Love of Curling Scholarship Funspiel Fundraiser

Each year the For Love of Curling Scholarship Program provides 11 scholarships to curlers.

This year, Sophie Blades – who is attending UPEI and is a Cornwall Curling Club member this season – received one of these scholarships!

As part of the scholarship program, each scholarship recipient is required to do a fundraiser to support the For Love of Curling Scholarship Program as a way to give back.  

Sophie has decided to host a Funspiel Fundraiser here at the Cornwall Curling Club for her fundraiser.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, with games starting at 9:00am.  The cost for entry is $35/person or $140/team and includes lunch, two games, as well as door prizes. 

We’ll also be having a 50/50 that day.

Proceeds from the event will go to the For Love of Curling Scholarship Program.

Registration is now open at the club on the bulletin board and is available to teams or single-entry (though preference will be given to teams so we can more easily fill in all the slots). 

Limit of 16 teams – open to curlers from any club!

You can also register by emailing the club.  

From https://www.curling.ca/foundation/youth-scholarships/

The For the Love of Curling Scholarship Program is intended for young Canadian athletes who excel in curling, maintain a good level of academic standing, and demonstrate a strong commitment to their community through leadership volunteer activities. The purpose is to give talented junior curling student athletes the support to pursue their curling and academic dreams.

It’s thanks to the generous support of the curling community across Canada, including the Governor General’s Curling Club Members, that we can play this collective role in supporting the next generation of passionate, talented, and caring curlers.

Each year, eleven scholarships, one of which is presented by the Governor General’s Curling Club, and each valued at $2,500, are awarded to student curling athletes who have been accepted into a post-secondary education program.

Post last modified: Feb 19, 2024 @ 1:16 pm

Congratulations to Team Spence- 2024 Men’s Club Champions

Congratulations to Team Spence who won the 2024 Cornwall Curling Club’s Men’s Club Championships with a 8-5 victory over Team Watts.

Team Spence is comprised of Brock Spence, Sean Ledgerwood, Chris Montigny, and Jay Carr.

2024 Men’s Club Champions, Team Spence

Team Watts- the other finalists, is made up of Dennis Watts, Erik Broderson, Shane MacDonald, Andrew MacDougall and spare Anderson MacDougall. 

2024 Men’s Club Championship Finalists, Team Watts

Team Spence will represent Cornwall at the Provincial Club Championships at the new West Prince Curling Club from March 13-17th.

Good luck – we know we will be well represented!

Post last modified: Feb 19, 2024 @ 11:08 am

Reminder: Islander Day Monday is a regular day here at the Cornwall Curling Club

Please note that, as has always been our practice, it’s business as usual on Islander Day Monday (February  19th this year) here at the Cornwall Curling Club.

Hours, draws (both daytime and evening) and junior practice are all as regularly scheduled.

 

 

Post last modified: Feb 19, 2024 @ 7:11 am

PEI Mixed Curling Championships

The club is hosting the PEI Mixed Curling Championships this week.

Cornwall has three teams in the event – Blades, Creighton, and Schut – good luck to them!

As a reminder this will mean the following schedule changes:

THURSDAY:

  • No afternoon stick curling drop-in
  • No junior or members practices
  • No Thursday Eveny Mixed league

FRIDAY:

  • No morning drop-in
  • No afternoon stick curling drop-in
  • No members practices
  • No U18 Learn to Curl
  • No Friday Fun league
  • No Mixed Doubles league 

SUNDAY:

  • No members practices
  • No seniors drop-in
  • No ParaSport 
  • No Little Rockers/Novice
  • No Sunday Junior Curling 
Post last modified: Feb 15, 2024 @ 2:50 pm

Congratulations to Monday Mixed Round 2 Winners – Team Kneabone

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have nothing on Danny Kneabone, who has won back to back Monday Night Mixed Rounds – he’ll be going for the threepeat in the final draw which started this week.

Joining Danny on the winning team are Cody Whynot, Mike Wilson, and Theresa Finkle. 

Round Three Winners: Mike Wilson, Danny Kneabone, Theresa Finkle, and Cody Whynot

Congratulations!

Huge shout out to Karen Currie and Countryview Golf Club for donating free rounds of golf as the prize for this round!

Post last modified: Feb 14, 2024 @ 2:15 pm

Club will reopen at 530PM

Club will reopen at 530PM

The Upstreet Tuesday Competitive League and Men’s Club Championship finals will proceed as scheduled this evening!

Thanks to all those who worked hard this afternoon to get the plant back online.

Post last modified: Feb 13, 2024 @ 4:34 pm

Plant Down – Club Currently Closed

Plant Down – Club Currently Closed

The plant is down – we are working hard to get it fixed but at present ice conditions are not safe for curling

There is NO Novice today

We HOPE to have our evening draw but will make an official announcement by 530pm

 

 

Post last modified: Feb 13, 2024 @ 1:57 pm

Congratulations to PEI Stick Champions & Finalists!

The club hosted the 2024 PEI Stick Championships, with today being the playoffs of the event.

Cornwall Curling Club was well represented!

For the second year in a row (and 5th time overall) Etta Reid and Elaine Hughes claimed the Women’s Championship against fellow club members Marg Stewart and Bernie Field.

For the second year in a row – and 5th time overall – PEI Women’s Stick Champions, Elaine Hughes and Etta Reid.

Women’s and Men’s Finalist – Cornwall members Marg Stewart, Bernie Field, Bernard Keefe, and George Piercey

In the men’s division, club members Bernard Keefe and George Piercey fell in a very close game with now three time winners Bob Matheson and Clair Sweet from the West Prince club. 

Men’s Champions Clair Sweet and Bob Matheson

Congratulations to everyone!

Special thanks to all the volunteers this week – from score keepers to those who provided food, it was a great event.  

Post last modified: Feb 12, 2024 @ 4:56 pm

Congrats to Teams MacKenzie and Bradley on Seniors Championships

The PEI Seniors Championships were held this weekend at the Crapaud Curling Club with two Cornwall Teams pulling out victories!

On the men’s side Cornwall’s Team MacKenzie (Eddie MacKenzie, Kevin Champion, Sean Ledgerwood, Mike Dillon and alternate Philip Gorveatt) defeated Team Weeks of Montague (with Cornwall members Philip McInnis and John Mullin) in the finals.

One the women’s side Cornwall’s Team Bradley (Shelly Bradley, Susan McInnis, Tricia MacGregor, and Julie Scales) defended their title with a win over Team London. 

Congratulations!

Post last modified: Feb 12, 2024 @ 12:39 pm

U13 Funspiel Was a Great Day!

We had 52 junior curlers from Cornwall, Summerside, Montague, and Crapaud Curling Clubs this Saturday participate in our annual U13 Funspiel.

There was some great curling, great pizza from club sponsor Sam’s Restaurant, and ADL donated a ton of milk and water for the event!!

Our development coordinator, Sarah Doak, did an awesome job with the event. 

She, and the club, would also like to thank all the coaches, volunteers, and parents who made the day a success – as well as our ice tech, Ron Matters for having the ice in top shape.  

Post last modified: Feb 12, 2024 @ 12:03 pm

REMINDER: PEI Stick Championship Playoffs Today

Due to the storm and rescheduling the PEI Stick Championship Playoffs will be today at the club.

For Cornwall – on the men’s side the teams of Eugene Murphy/Donald Weeks, Bernard Keefe/George Piercey, Roy Coffin/Barry Craswell, and Don Gosse/Shoji Yamamoto will be vying for the championship. While on the women’s side, the teams of  Bernie Field/Marg Stewart, Gloria Clarke/Ruth Stavert, and Elaine Hughes/Etta Reid are still in the hunt!

Good luck to all!

NOTE:  Due to the hosting the games at 9:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm there will be NO daytime or afternoon stick drop-in curling today.

Post last modified: Feb 12, 2024 @ 7:12 am

Congratulations to Team Power – 2024 Women’s Club Champions

Congratulations to Team Power who won the 2024 Cornwall Curling Club’s Women’s Club Championships with a 10-3 victory over Team Creighton.

Team Power is comprised of Amanda Power, Sara Spafford, Emily Best, and Janique LeBlanc.

2024 Women’s Club Champions, Team Power

Team Creighton – the other finalists, is made up of Melissa Creighton, Jenine Bodner, Sharon Campbell, and Angela Sanderson.

Team Power will represent Cornwall at the Provincial Club Championships at the new West Prince Curling Club from March 13-17th.

Good luck – we know we will be well represented!

Post last modified: Feb 10, 2024 @ 10:24 am

REMINDER: Women’s Club Championships Final is TONIGHT

Due to the storm the finals of our Club Championships were postponed over the weekend.

The make up schedule for each division is:

MEN’S DIVISION: Team Spence vs Team Watts

Final: Tuesday, February 13th @ 6:30pm
2nd Final (if needed): Sunday, February 18th @ 7:00pm

Team Spence only needs to win one game, Team Watts would need to win both games

WOMEN’S DIVISION: Team Power vs Team Creighton

Final: Friday, February 9th @ 8:30pm
2nd Final (if needed): Sunday, February 11th @ 9:00am

Team Power only needs to win one game, Team Creighton would need to win both games.

Good luck to all the teams!

 

 

Post last modified: Feb 9, 2024 @ 5:11 pm

WiFi Upgraded – You’ll have to reconnect your devices

The club’s WiFi was upgraded today.  

We now have double the speed and connections should be improved.

While the WiFi is still named Cornwall Curling and the password is the same (see bulletin board) – you’ll have to re-enter the password to connect since it’s new hardware. 

Post last modified: Feb 9, 2024 @ 5:08 pm

It’s ALIVE – Club has CABLE!!!

The club had cable installed today so we can watch the upcoming Scotties and Brier! 

Keep an eye out for some Watch Parties we’ll be planning – especially for PEI games and the finals.

And, of course, anytime Travis is here and the Canadiens are playing we can watch hockey 🙂

Post last modified: Feb 9, 2024 @ 5:04 pm

U13 Funspiel is THIS Saturday, February 10th

The annual U13 Funspiel is THIS Saturday, February 10th and we are excited to have 56 curlers registered for a fun day of curling!

Below are the teams and draw schedule:

Post last modified: Feb 8, 2024 @ 11:49 am

Welcome to the PEI Stick Championship

The club is hosting the PEI Stick Championship this week (and Monday). 

Over half the teams are from Cornwall – as are both men’s and women’s defending champions!

Good luck to all the teams involved.

NOTE: Due to the event there will be NO members practice time OR 4pm Junior practices this week OR on Monday afternoon. (5pm Junior practices are still ON)

Post last modified: Feb 7, 2024 @ 10:10 am

Thursday Mixed League – Round Three Teams and Draw Schedule

The third round of our Thursday Mixed League begins this week. 

Below are the teams and draw schedule.

Thanks once again to Jana Cheverie for taking on the drawmaster position!

Downloadable PDF’s

Round 3 – Thursday Teams

Round3 – ThursdayDrawSchedule

Post last modified: Feb 7, 2024 @ 10:22 am

Club Championships Make Up Games Scheduled

Due to the storm the finals of our Club Championships were postponed over the weekend.

The make up schedule for each division is:

MEN’S DIVISION: Team Spence vs Team Watts

Final: Tuesday, February 13th @ 6:30pm
2nd Final (if needed): Sunday, February 18th @ 7:00pm

Team Spence only needs to win one game, Team Watts would need to win both games

WOMEN’S DIVISION: Team Power vs Team Creighton

Final: Friday, February 9th @ 8:30pm
2nd Final (if needed): Sunday, February 11th @ 9:00am

Team Power only needs to win one game, Team Creighton would need to win both games.

Good luck to all the teams!

 

 

Post last modified: Feb 6, 2024 @ 3:03 pm

Club to open at 11:30am today

Due to improving road conditions the club will open it’s doors at 11:30am today

The schedule for the day is:

  • 12:30pm – 2:30pm: 4-person Drop-in curling
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Ice Maintenance
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Stick Curling Drop-in
  • 5:00pm-6:30pm: Ice Maintenance
  • 6:30pm – Close:  Upstreet Tuesday Competitive League

As always, road conditions vary by location and the Club recommends using your own judgment based on where conditions are at your location and your comfort level.

NOTE:  There is NO Novice Program today as Club policy is when the schools are closed the Junior Programs are closed. 

Post last modified: Feb 6, 2024 @ 8:36 am

Club Opening POSTPONED on TUESDAY, February 6th

Due to road conditions and plows being pulled off secondary roads overnight we have decided to postpone the club opening tomorrow. 

There will a further announcement at 11:00am about a POTENTIAL opening at 12:30pm for drop-in (four person) curling.  (NOTE:  Typically we’d stick with the normal stick curling schedule but since we are hosting the Provincial Stick Championships the rest of the week I thought we’d give the drop-in curlers a chance to play if we are able to open at 12:30)

Not sure about you all – but I’m getting tired of seeing Henry the Snow Covered Honda!!!

Post last modified: Feb 5, 2024 @ 9:52 pm

PEI Stick Curling Championships Postponed – To Begin WEDNESDAY, February 7th

We have received the following information from CurlPEI:

With the recent notification that the provincial plows are coming in from secondary roads for the night and will not be returning until early morning tomorrow the decision has been made to not play tomorrow.  We will instead start the event on Wednesday morning at 9am with Draw 1. Round Robin play will finish on Friday and Championship Day will be played on Monday.

Club schedule for tomorrow will be announced by 8am in the morning – we do hope to get some curling in tomorrow, but will make decisions based on road conditions, recommendations from provincial sources, etc.  

Thank you for your patience!

Post last modified: Feb 5, 2024 @ 9:01 pm

Condolences to family of Cecil Fraser

The club and its members would like to offer our condolences to the family of Cecil Fraser who passed away on Sunday.  Cecil is a former member and his wife Irene still curls at the club.  

Obituary of Cecil Fraser

“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure”.

With broken hearts we announce the sudden passing in Stratford on Sunday, February 4, 2024 of John “Cecil” Fraser, age 76 years.

Born in Montague on January 15, 1948 to parents Lovat and Amanda (Deveau) Fraser. In 1973, he married his sweetheart, Barbara “Irene” Noonan of Albany, PEI.

Together, they were blessed with two beautiful sons, John “Tyler” and “Brad” Mitchell.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife Irene; sons Tyler (Jenny Cormier) Fraser and Brad (Sarah) Fraser; grandchildren Nash Fraser, Lily Fraser, and Savannah Cormier; sisters Velda (Frederick) Buell, Lorraine (Lorne) MacKenzie and brothers Lovat Fraser and Ivan (Debbie) Fraser; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Vern (Evelyn) Noonan, Sybil Dunsmoor (Allison Jeffrey), Velda (Joseph) Jamieson and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his parents Lovat and Amanda Fraser, brother Carl; sister Francoise Marie (Fran); parents-in-law Ambrose and Clara Noonan; brothers and sisters-in-law Reginald and Lucilla (Murphy) Noonan, Douglas Noonan and Orville Dunsmoor.

Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home, Stratford. No visitation or funeral service by personal request. A graveside service with family and friends will take place later. Interment in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, Seven Mile Bay.

Memorial donations may be made online to the CNIB (PEI Division) or the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

https://hillsborofh.ca/tribute/details/1067/Cecil-Fraser/obituary.html

Post last modified: Feb 5, 2024 @ 8:04 pm

New Stick Curling League

We are aware that as Stick Curling has become more popular on the Island and in the Club that we are often faced with several days where our drop-in stick curling is going well beyond the 2 versus 2 game that stick curling is designed to be.

We are looking at some options for next season to ease this overcrowding.

One of those ideas is a regular stick curling league (much like our Wednesday Daytime League). 

In order to see how this might work, gauge interest, and work out kinks for next season we have decided to implement a Tuesday Stick League for the remainder of the season.  (Due to some club and outside conflicts a couple of the weeks will take place on Thursdays). 

This will guarantee that, at least one day per week, we can guarantee traditional 2 versus 2 stick curling games. 

At present, for this season, the league will be limited to the first 16 teams that reach out to me via email or in person.

  • Preference will be given to full teams but if you can’t find a partner let me know. 
  • Preference will also be given to teams with members of the club (as opposed to drop-in tickets).

The league will count as a daytime league – so if you have a two-day membership, it would simply be one of your days.

Again – this is just the first step in some plans we hope to implement in the coming season to help ensure more regular 2v2 stick curling is happening. 

Post last modified: Feb 5, 2024 @ 3:57 pm

Club is CLOSED on Monday, February 5th

Due to current conditions and expected continued snow and winds the club will remain closed on Monday, February 5th to give time for road crews to complete their cleanup of this weekend’s storm

 

Post last modified: Feb 4, 2024 @ 8:41 pm

Club is CLOSED for Sunday, February 4th

Due to current conditions and expected continued snow and winds the club will remained closed today – Sunday, February 4th.  

 

Post last modified: Feb 4, 2024 @ 7:38 am

Finals Set for Club Championships

The finals for the 2024 Cornwall Curling Club’s Club Championship have been set!

On the women’s side we have undefeated Team Power facing off against Team Creighton, while on the men’s side we have undefeated Team Spence facing off against Team Watts.

In both divisions, if the undefeated team wins they will be crowned champions, but being a double elimination tournament, if they lose both teams will proceed to a winner-takes-all final for the championship.

At present the finals are set for 9:00am tomorrow morning – due to current and expected weather conditions an announcement will be made by 8:00am tomorrow morning regarding whether the games will proceed or whether there will be a postponement.

Post last modified: Feb 3, 2024 @ 7:12 pm

2024 Club Championship Starts TODAY

The Cornwall Curling Club’s 2024 Club Championships will take place this weekend with eight men’s and three women’s teams vying for the opportunity to represent the club at the Provincial Club Curling Championships at West Prince Curling Club in March.  

Thank to Ryan Giddens who is once again heading up the event for us this year. 

Good luck to all the teams!

Downloadable PDF Files:

2024 Cornwall Curling Club Championship – WOMEN

2024 Cornwall Curling Club Championship Bracket – MENS

2024 Cornwall Curling Club Championship Draw Schedule

Club Championship Rosters

Post last modified: Feb 2, 2024 @ 2:04 pm

Condolences to Shelley Ebbett and family on passing of her mother , Elisabeth Ebbett

The club would like to express our condolences to Shelley Ebbett and family at the passing of her mother, Elisabeth Ebbett.

I received the below from Shelley: 

Just letting the curling world know of the passing of my wonderful mom, Elisabeth Maaike Ebbett, 97, very peacefully with the aid of the doctors with MAID.  My sister Gwendolyn, her son Kyle and I were by her side as she went to have coffee with her husband and mom, and to pet her Bonnie Jean, Jan 30th, 2024.

We will lay her to rest February 1st at the Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, Salsbury, NB, beside her loving Ebbie.

Post last modified: Jan 31, 2024 @ 1:13 pm

REMINDER: Cornwall Curling Club’s U13 Funspiel is February 10th

Cornwall Curling Club’s U13 Funspiel is February 10th

Enjoy two 4-end games, pizza, and prizes!

64curlers/16 teams – single or team entry

Doors open 9am, first draw at 10am

Sign up at the club or by emailing manager@cornwallcurling.com

 

Post last modified: Jan 30, 2024 @ 2:09 pm

Thank you to our newest sponsors – A&B Electric, Jamie Fox, and PEI Mutual

The Cornwall Curling Club has been fortunate over the years to be supported by many great local individuals and businesses. 

If you have been on the ice recently you’ll probably have noticed three new signs from new sponsors:

A&B Electric: https://www.abelectricpei.ca/

Jamie Fox: https://jamiefoxmalpeque.com/

PEI Mutual: https://www.peimutual.com/

Thank you SO MUCH to these individuals/businesses for their support!

Post last modified: Jan 30, 2024 @ 2:06 pm

Club operating on NORMAL this evening

The club is operating on a NORMAL schedule for the evening of Monday, January 29th.

As always with bad weather the club recommends using your OWN judgement based on conditions where you are and to drive safely if you do decide to come in.

Current forecast says the winds will remain steady but no further snowfall is expected until later this evening.  

Post last modified: Jan 29, 2024 @ 3:37 pm

Club Schedule Changes This Week

Just a reminder as we enter into February, we have a pretty busy club schedule this month.

This week the following changes will be occurring to our regular schedule:

THURSDAY, February 1st – Hosting RoadBuilders

NO 10am drop-in curling
NO 12:30 stick curling
NO Junior/Member Practices

FRIDAY, February 2nd – Club Championships

We WILL have 10am drop-in curling
NO 12:30 stick curling
NO Junior/Member Practices
NO U18 Learn to Curl

SUNDAY, February 4th – Club Championships

NO AM Member Practices
NO 10am drop-in curling
NO ParaSport
No Little Rockers/Novice Program
NOTE:  Sunday Junior Curling (ages 13-18), Adult Learn to Curl, and evening practices/rentals WILL proceed as scheduled.

Post last modified: Jan 29, 2024 @ 2:39 pm

PEI Scotties & Tankard Wrap-Up

The 2024 edition of the PEI Scotties and Tankard took place this past weekend and Cornwall was well represented!

While Cornwall didn’t have any teams officially representing the club in the Tankard, two of the teams had Cornwall members.  Team Calvin Smith featured Cornwall members Calvin Smith and junior Anderson MacDougall while Team Tyler Harris – which made the B Qualifier – featured Cornwall members Tyler Harris and Tyler MacKenzie.

Team Tyler Smith of Crapaud Curling Club will be representing PEI at the Brier for the third year in a row. 

On the women’s side, four of the eight teams were representing Cornwall (Teams Dewar, Blades, Ferguson, and Power) – with Team Power making the Championship playoff after winning both the B and C Qualifiers.

Team DiCarlo, who won the title after two very close games against Team Power in the playoffs, is skipped by Cornwall member Jane DiCarlo – who is our Friday Fun League drawmaster and leads our U18 Learn to Curl program, in addition to being the Curl PEI President.  

Team DiCarlo will represent PEI at the Scotties this year.

Congrats to all involved for an excellent week of curling!

2024 PEI Scotties Champions, Team DiCarlo: L-R Jane DiCarlo, Veronica Mayne, Sabrina Smith, and Whitney Jenkins

2024 Scotties Finalist, Team Power representing Cornwall Curling Club: L-R Amanda Power, Sara Spafford, Emily Best, Shelly Bradley and Janique LeBlanc

 

 

Post last modified: Jan 29, 2024 @ 2:42 pm