Volunteers Needed – Ice flooding begins tonight @ 6:00pm

Despite the issues caused by Fiona, the 2022-23 curling season is fast approaching and we need ice to curl on. 

Our new Ice Technician, Ron Matters, is inviting volunteers to come out tonight at 6:00pm and help with installing our ice surface.

The ice installation process requires extra hands to hold hoses during flooding.

We have a talented group of experienced volunteers who help every year with the ice installation, but many hands make light work.

If you cannot help tonight but are interested in volunteering over the next few weeks with the ice installation, painting, and prep, please reach out to our Ice Technician Ron by phone at 902-626-8549

Post last modified: Sep 29, 2022 @ 1:20 pm

Office Closed

Hello all,

While the Club office has power the phone and internet are still down and the Town of Cornwall is using the building for a warming centre and childcare.

So, the office is closed.

I am able to check the voicemail remotely and retrieve emails as well so if you have questions, particularly about registration please feel free to reach out.

Look forward to seeing you back in the Club soon!

Post last modified: Sep 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am

UPDATE: Returning Curler Registrations Now Open ONLINE

A few updates from the last post:

  •  We have gotten the online registration program updated and it is currently active and accepting registrations.
  •  However, we have been asked to limit traffic in the building (we don’t technically take over the building per our lease until next week) – as the City of Cornwall is running a warming centre and will be opening a day camp for children of essential workers. 
  • Additionally, our payment processing terminals won’t work without reliable internet, so we cannot take payments at the club at the moment.
  • Therefore, we will have to delay in-person registration for a few days.  You can email Travis at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca and he can manually register you and have you pay when connectivity is restored. 
Post last modified: Sep 26, 2022 @ 12:16 pm

Registration Delays

We hope this message finds everyone safe from the storm! 

The Club has power but our internet and phone lines are not operational and that’s causing some delay in getting our registration online as planned. 

We are working with limited cell connection and trying to get the registration information up as soon as possible though.  

If you need a place to warm up, charge your phone, or just connect with fellow curlers, feel free to drop in the Club from 9am-4pm each day.

Post last modified: Sep 26, 2022 @ 10:01 am

Reminder: Returning member registration opens Monday, September 26th, new member registration opens Monday, October 3rd

Here are the details for our 2022-23 registration!
 
Please note: this schedule is based on expected timelines for ice installation. 
 
Returning Members Registration: Monday, September 26th at 9:00am:
Please note “returning member” is defined as members who are returning from the 2021-22 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 2021-22 season for that league will be given the first opportunity, THEN members who are returning, but from another league, will be next.
 
Registrations can be completed:
IN-PERSON:
29 Cornwall Road from Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm)
 
VIA PHONE:
Please call 902-566-4427 from Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm)
 
Please note this is on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Each registration should take approximately 10-15 minutes. 
 
NEW Members Registration: Monday, October 11th at 9:00am
Registrations can be completed:
ONLINE:
 
IN-PERSON:
29 Cornwall Road from Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm)
 
VIA PHONE:
Please call 902-566-4427 from Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm)
 
Please note this is on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Each registration should take approximately 10-15 minutes. 
 
Note: When registering online, please be sure to select both your PRODUCT(S) and your LEAGUE(S).
Post last modified: Sep 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Registration dates

Our new Club manager, Travis Jones, has started work in the office this week, and has announced the following startup dates for the Cornwall Curling Club:

The date for returning member registration is Monday, September 26th and New Member Registration begins on Monday, October 3rd

Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming season!

Post last modified: Sep 13, 2022 @ 10:51 pm

Four Cornwall members receive PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries for 2022-2023 Curling and Academic year

 

Receiving $1000 bursaries are Chase MacMillan, who throws fourth stones on the reigning Junior Men’s team skipped by Mitchell Schut, and Sydney Howatt, third stone on the reigning Junior Women’s rink skipped by Rachel MacLean, while $500 bursaries were awarded to Mitchell Schut, skip of the reigning Junior Men’s team, along with Lexie Murray, second stone on the MacLean rink.

Chase MacMillan (Curling Canada photo)

New Haven resident Chase MacMillan is attending the Sustainable Design Engineering program at UPEI this academic year. He has been curling for eleven years, and some of his recent accomplishments include:

Winning the 2021 PEI Provincial 2021 and 2022 PEI Provincial U21 Championships and participating in the 2022 New Holland Canadian Juniors, as vice-skip, throwing fourth stones.
Participating in the 2022 World Junior Championships Canadian Team Qualification Event, and winning the 2021 TSA Cashspiel in Saint John NB, both as vice-skip throwing fourth stones.

He also coaches a U16 Girls’ team.

Sydney Howatt

Sydney Howatt, from Crapaud, is continuing her BSc.studies, majoring in Biology Specialization Life Science, at UPEI this academic year. 

Playing third stone, she was on the 2022 PEI U21 Provincials Womens Champion team, going on to achieve a 4-4 win-loss record at the nationals in Stratford Ontario, where she received the Balance Plus Fair Play Award  for Female Thirds
In 2021 she was selected for Team PEI to attend the 2022 World Junior Qualifiers in Saskatoon, and was on the PEI U21 Finalist team.*

Previously, she was on 2020 PEI Provincial Junior Women’s championship team, as well as the finalist rink at the 2019 PEI Canada Games, the 2018 PEI Mixed Doubles, the 2017 Provincial U16, and the 2015 Provincial Under 13 Championships. 

Mitchell Schut (Curling Canada photo)

Cornwall resident Mitchell Schut is continuing his studies at Holland College’s Sport and Recreation Management program this academic year. His 15-year curling career includes many accomplishments as skip, including winning the provincial junior championship the past two seasons, and skipping the finalist team in 2020. He participated in the 2022 World Junior Qualification event, and won the Provincial U18 title in 2019 and 2021, taking home the gold medal in the national U18 Mixed Doubles competition in 2019. 

On the Atlantic junior curling circuit, he won the 2019 and 2020 Harvest Spiels at the Mayflower in Halifax, the 2020 Oak Island Spiel in Chester NS, and was finalist at the 2021 TSA Junior Cashspiel in Saint John, going on to win the 2022 event.

In the off-season, he is an umpire in the sport of baseball.

Lexie Murray

Lexie Murray of Pownal is attending UPEI’s Bachelor of Arts program, where she is majoring in Psychology. She has been curling for nine years, and played second stone on the Rachel MacLean-skipped team that won the 2022 Provincial Women’s Championship. She was on the PEI U21 provincial team selected to attend 2022 World Junior Qualifiers in Saskatoon, and on the 2021 Provincial U21 and U18 Women’s Championship teams as well as the U18 Provincial team in 2018, 2019, and 2020..

 She received the Sportsmanship award at the 2021 PEI U21 event, as well as at the 2021 and 2017 PEI U18 championships and at the national U18 championship in 2018. 

Post last modified: Sep 13, 2022 @ 10:50 pm

Cornwall Curling Club seeking Manager. Applications still open.

CURLING CLUB MANAGER – CORNWALL CURLING CLUB

Opportunity:

Established in 1982 and located in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the Cornwall Curling Club is an active and vibrant curling club that hosts daily league play, weekend bonspiels as well as regional and national competitions. The Cornwall Curling Club (“the Club”) is seeking a candidate with a passion for customer service, previous hospitality experience, and a knowledge of bookkeeping to fill the position of Club Manager.  

Reporting to the Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors (“the Board”), the Club Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the Club, including the management of employees, provision of supplies, rental of facility, and the maintenance of financial accounts and filing systems. The Club Manager ensures the Club operates at a high level of efficiency, while creating an inviting environment for members, customers and suppliers. 

The Club Manager is accountable to the Board for the application and fulfillment of the following job duties and responsibilities.

Salary: $20.48 per hour / 40 hours per week

What you will bring to the role:

  • A proven ability to meet deadlines and work independently;
  • Customer service focused with proven ability to build relationships;
  • Strong oral, written and problem-solving skills; and
  • A flexible schedule throughout the day in order to meet the needs of members which may include evenings and weekends.

 

What you will get out of the role:

  • The opportunity to join a vibrant, friendly and welcoming community;
  • A balance of people and paper work with a great flexible schedule to work with your life; and
  • The autonomy to set your own pace and style in the position.

 

Please submit your resume via email to cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 

Curling Club Manager Job Description

Leads and Manages Curling Club Operations:

  • Leads, manages and operates the club at a high level of efficiency on a daily and yearly basis;
  • Ensures the Club adheres to all provincial and federal regulations/standards regarding Club operations including, but not limited to:
    • Business registration
    • Capacity permits
    • Liquor license
    • Labour laws
    • Worker’s Compensation Act
    • Employment taxes and sales tax requirements and remittances
    • Health standards
    • Insurance
    • PEICA affiliation
    • Security
  • Ensures the Club is opened and closed properly each day during the curling season, and at the beginning and conclusion of each season;
  • Manages the normal hours of operation for the Club, including notification of cancellations;
  • Works in collaboration with the ice maker to ensure the ice surface and playing areas are prepared and operating at optimal levels;
  • Monitors the building systems of the Club including the ice surface, kitchen and bar operation and recommends upgrades if needed;
  • Ensures the Club facility, equipment, and grounds are well maintained;
  • Responds to all inquiries (e.g. personal, by telephone, mail or email);
  • Ensures the procurement of all materials and supplies required for the operation of the Club, including:
    • Supplies required for maintenance and repair issues; and
    • Office, pro shop, cleaning, kitchen and bar supplies.
  • Promotes and rents ice time to potential rental customers;
  • Assists members with ice booking times;
  • Takes appropriate measures to ensure the repair or replacement of necessary operating equipment;
  • Continuously evaluates programs, procedures and Club practices and makes appropriate recommendations to the Board for any improvements or changes to the Club;
  • Seeks new sources of revenues, building on the curling operations and other uses of the facility;
  • Acts, in conjunction with the Board Chair, as a liaison with the Town of Cornwall for matters pertaining to the club;
  • Creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for Club members, employees, guests and suppliers; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board.

 

Collaborates with the Board of Directors:

  • Advises and provides support to the Board regarding all issues pertaining to the operation of the facility;
  • Establish and maintains a positive working relationship with the Board, Club members, employees and vendors;
  • Provides recommendations to the Board and take measures to ensure the financial stability of the organization;
  • Updates the Board on Club operations and of any unusual matters that may affect budgets or regular club functioning;
  • Attends Board meetings to give an overview of Club operations and to provide the necessary information for the Board to make informed decisions;
  • Provides and circulates relevant information to the Board as required, and in a timely fashion; and
  • Assists Board members in their respective Executive and committee responsibilities.

 

Leadership & Management of Club Employees:

  • Leads, manages, and supports Club employees, including;
    • Hires and trains new bar employees; and
    • Interprets and applies PEI Employment Standards Act.

 

Financial Accounting & Administration:

  • Maintains all financial accounts and records in collaboration with the Club Treasurer, including;
    • Records, collects and manages membership dues;
    • Records and categorizes club sales;
    • Payroll;
    • Accounts payable/receivable;
    • Deposits;
    • Bank reconciliation;
    • Inventory counts and balances for bar and pro shop;
    • Prepare financial reports as required; and
    • Issues relevant employment forms (e.g. T4, ROE).
  • Maintains the filing system in an efficient and accessible manner, including:
    • Membership information; and
    • Financial, business and other files, both hard copy and electronic.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in management and/or leadership of a Club or hospitality/retail business;
  • Experience in Bookkeeping or intermediate working knowledge of the Simply Accounting software program;
  • Experience with managing budgets, expenses, costs and payroll;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products; and
  • A clear criminal record check. 

Thank you,

 

Cornwall Curling Club

Board of Directors

Post last modified: Aug 12, 2022 @ 7:53 am

Cornwall Curling Club seeking Manager. Apply by July 29. (Updated)

CURLING CLUB MANAGER – CORNWALL CURLING CLUB

Opportunity:

Established in 1982 and located in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the Cornwall Curling Club is an active and vibrant curling club that hosts daily league play, weekend bonspiels as well as regional and national competitions. The Cornwall Curling Club (“the Club”) is seeking a candidate with a passion for customer service, previous hospitality experience, and a knowledge of bookkeeping to fill the position of Club Manager.  

Reporting to the Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors (“the Board”), the Club Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the Club, including the management of employees, provision of supplies, rental of facility, and the maintenance of financial accounts and filing systems. The Club Manager ensures the Club operates at a high level of efficiency, while creating an inviting environment for members, customers and suppliers. 

The Club Manager is accountable to the Board for the application and fulfillment of the following job duties and responsibilities.

Salary: $20.48 per hour / 40 hours per week

What you will bring to the role:

  • A proven ability to meet deadlines and work independently;
  • Customer service focused with proven ability to build relationships;
  • Strong oral, written and problem-solving skills; and
  • A flexible schedule throughout the day in order to meet the needs of members which may include evenings and weekends.

 

What you will get out of the role:

  • The opportunity to join a vibrant, friendly and welcoming community;
  • A balance of people and paper work with a great flexible schedule to work with your life; and
  • The autonomy to set your own pace and style in the position.

 

Please submit your resume via email to cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca by July 29, 2022. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 

Curling Club Manager Job Description

Leads and Manages Curling Club Operations:

  • Leads, manages and operates the club at a high level of efficiency on a daily and yearly basis;
  • Ensures the Club adheres to all provincial and federal regulations/standards regarding Club operations including, but not limited to:
    • Business registration
    • Capacity permits
    • Liquor license
    • Labour laws
    • Worker’s Compensation Act
    • Employment taxes and sales tax requirements and remittances
    • Health standards
    • Insurance
    • PEICA affiliation
    • Security
  • Ensures the Club is opened and closed properly each day during the curling season, and at the beginning and conclusion of each season;
  • Manages the normal hours of operation for the Club, including notification of cancellations;
  • Works in collaboration with the ice maker to ensure the ice surface and playing areas are prepared and operating at optimal levels;
  • Monitors the building systems of the Club including the ice surface, kitchen and bar operation and recommends upgrades if needed;
  • Ensures the Club facility, equipment, and grounds are well maintained;
  • Responds to all inquiries (e.g. personal, by telephone, mail or email);
  • Ensures the procurement of all materials and supplies required for the operation of the Club, including:
    • Supplies required for maintenance and repair issues; and
    • Office, pro shop, cleaning, kitchen and bar supplies.
  • Promotes and rents ice time to potential rental customers;
  • Assists members with ice booking times;
  • Takes appropriate measures to ensure the repair or replacement of necessary operating equipment;
  • Continuously evaluates programs, procedures and Club practices and makes appropriate recommendations to the Board for any improvements or changes to the Club;
  • Seeks new sources of revenues, building on the curling operations and other uses of the facility;
  • Acts, in conjunction with the Board Chair, as a liaison with the Town of Cornwall for matters pertaining to the club;
  • Creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for Club members, employees, guests and suppliers; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board.

 

Collaborates with the Board of Directors:

  • Advises and provides support to the Board regarding all issues pertaining to the operation of the facility;
  • Establish and maintains a positive working relationship with the Board, Club members, employees and vendors;
  • Provides recommendations to the Board and take measures to ensure the financial stability of the organization;
  • Updates the Board on Club operations and of any unusual matters that may affect budgets or regular club functioning;
  • Attends Board meetings to give an overview of Club operations and to provide the necessary information for the Board to make informed decisions;
  • Provides and circulates relevant information to the Board as required, and in a timely fashion; and
  • Assists Board members in their respective Executive and committee responsibilities.

 

Leadership & Management of Club Employees:

  • Leads, manages, and supports Club employees, including;
    • Hires and trains new bar employees; and
    • Interprets and applies PEI Employment Standards Act.

 

Financial Accounting & Administration:

  • Maintains all financial accounts and records in collaboration with the Club Treasurer, including;
    • Records, collects and manages membership dues;
    • Records and categorizes club sales;
    • Payroll;
    • Accounts payable/receivable;
    • Deposits;
    • Bank reconciliation;
    • Inventory counts and balances for bar and pro shop;
    • Prepare financial reports as required; and
    • Issues relevant employment forms (e.g. T4, ROE).
  • Maintains the filing system in an efficient and accessible manner, including:
    • Membership information; and
    • Financial, business and other files, both hard copy and electronic.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in management and/or leadership of a Club or hospitality/retail business;
  • Experience in Bookkeeping or intermediate working knowledge of the Simply Accounting software program;
  • Experience with managing budgets, expenses, costs and payroll;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products; and
  • A clear criminal record check. 

Thank you,

 

Cornwall Curling Club

Board of Directors

Post last modified: Jul 13, 2022 @ 7:28 am

Final reminder: June 30 is deadline 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. 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 June 30, 2022

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

Click to download Bursary Application form in Adobe PDF format

Post last modified: Jun 29, 2022 @ 6:26 pm

New Curling Canada awards program to invest $20K in future builders of sport (Curling Canada)

Curling Canada is launching a new annual monetary awards program for junior curlers growing the sport in meaningful and inclusive ways.

The All Heart Junior Curlers Awards is for young Canadians who embody the values of curling by placing the highest priorities on fair play, respect, and inclusivity and who care passionately about diverse representation of the Canada-wide curling community. The award aims to give the next generation of builders the support needed to create a more empowered sporting community. 

“Celebrating inclusion in our sport is so important. I’m excited to see this award move forward because I know some fantastic young people are doing incredible things. Now, their hard work will be highlighted through the All Heart Junior Curlers Awards,” said Andrew Paris, member of the All Heart Junior Curler Awards selection panel [and a former Summerside PEI resident/curler].

Paris is the founder of the grassroots organization Black Rock Initiative and embodies the spirit of the All Heart Junior Curler Awards. His organization is creating opportunities for BIPOC youth to learn about and play the sport of curling and aims to provide curling facilities with the support and tools needed to be truly welcoming and offer diverse resources in their communities.

Through Curling Canada’s For the Love of Curling philanthropic program, $20,000 will be invested annually into deserving junior curlers who are building the sport in their communities by advancing their personal curling goals and developing programs focused on building a more diverse and inclusive sport.

Eight individuals will receive a $2,500 award, allocated as a $1,000 curling-related personal expense reimbursement and $1,500 contribution payable to their curling facility, to make those goals a reality, and they will be dispersed across the country, so every region feels the impact of the All Heart Junior Curling Awards.

Two individuals in each the West (British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alberta), Prairies (Saskatchewan, Manitoba), East (Northern Ontario, Ontario, Nunavut and Quebec), and Atlantic (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador) will receive awards to make those goals a reality. 

This program complements the For the Love of Curling Scholarship program, which plays an active role in supporting the next generation of curlers who best demonstrate athletic and academic prowess and community leadership and volunteerism.

Karsten Sturmay, a former For the Love of Curling Scholar, and a member of the scholarship selection panel for five consecutive years (2017-2021), was instrumental in the creation of the new All Heart Junior Curler Award.

Sturmay, who will join Paris on the inaugural All Heart Junior Curler Award selection panel, recognizes the curling community is chock-full of inspiring young leaders who will make exceptional guardians of our sport.

The All Heart Junior Curler Awards application deadline is July 31. Full application details and program information can be found here.

Click to read at Curling Canada: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2022/06/01/new-junior-curler-award/

Post last modified: Jun 1, 2022 @ 1:19 pm

Curling Canada announces new U-25 event aimed at keeping young players in the game (Curling Canada)

For a lot of young curlers, the transition out of juniors can be difficult. This period in life is usually accompanied by a number of other changes like moving away from home, studying at college or university, or starting a new job.

While many schools have programs at the U-Sports or Canadian Collegiate level, the athletes who choose other schools (or maybe don’t make the team) are left with few options to compete beyond diving head-first into men’s or women’s play.

“We tend to lose a lot of athletes at this age group,” said Helen Radford, Manager of Youth Curling and NextGen Programming for Curling Canada. “Life gets in the way. School, work, money, moving away from home… it all makes it difficult to stick with the sport in a meaningful way.”

Langley B.C. January 25, 2020.New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championship.Men’s Semi Final. Saskatchewan skip Rylan Kleiter.Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
Four-time Saskatchewan junior champion Rylan Kleiter agrees. “It’s tough coming out of juniors and trying to battle against the top teams,” he said.”Even if we have the time, and we’re ready to put the work in, it can put us in a big hole financially. It’s not easy to travel around the country to compete against the best teams out there. It can cost a lot and you don’t usually win much.”

Saskatchewan skip Rylan Kleiter, third Trever Johnsond, second Joshua Mattern. Curling Canada/ michael burns photo

To help provide some more opportunity for these young curlers, Curling Canada is announcing a new event, the U-25 NextGen Classic, which is to be held at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, from August 31 to September 3. A U-25 Mixed Doubles event will follow, from September 3 to 5.

“We’re trying to target those young players just out of juniors,” said Radford. “It’s difficult and expensive to keep up with ‘tour’ teams at that age, so we’re trying to provide an opportunity where young teams can play similar teams, and hopefully build that age group.”

“It’ll be nice to play against teams who are all in the same situation,” said Kleiter. “We’ll have a chance to play good, young teams.  It’s a perfect opportunity to use it as something to build off.

The Edmonton event will feature ten men’s and ten women’s teams, each with a combined age of less than 100 years. They’ll be vying for a top prize of $6,000 and an automatic entry into Curling Canada’s NextGen Future program. There will also be a 20 team Mixed Doubles event where teams have a combined age of less than 50 years. The top prize will be $3,000 and an automatic entry into Curling Canada’s NextGen Future program.

“I love the ‘win and you’re in’ model,” said Kleiter. “It’s a really great opportunity for young teams, and it’s really transparent about how to get into the program.”

Both reigning U-21 Canadian Junior champs are guaranteed to be in the field, along with others selected by Canadian Team Ranking System points. Teams who may not have a lot of CTRS points can also apply, and be reviewed by a Curling Canada selection panel.

“You can already see this idea is starting to snowball,” said Radford. “Already we’ve seen the ‘Best in the West’ event which was aimed at young teams, and you’re seeing more and more Member Associations coming up with U-25 events that are designed to keep this age group in the sport. It’s about creating meaningful competition.”

Starting today, teams are invited to download and submit the application form (see below) to Curling Canada. The deadline for applications is June 30th.

DOWNLOADS:

Under-25-NextGen-Classic-Womens-and-Mens-Team-Application-English Download

 
Under-25-NextGen-Classic-Womens-and-Mens-Team-Application-French Download
 
Under-25-NextGen-Classic-Mixed-Doubles-Application-English Download
 
Under-25-NextGen-Classic-Mixed-Doubles-Application-French Download
 
Click to read this post at Curling Canada: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2022/05/30/new-u25-event/