Montague Curl for Cancer coming up Oct. 26 and 27

Islanders are invited to join the annual Curl for Cancer event in Montague. It’s an opportunity for both beginners and those with lots of curling experience to enjoy a social event while raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Curl for Cancer was started in Charlottetown in the mid 80’s by Carole Kennedy, an avid curler, and has been going strong ever since, expanding to many locations.

Curling begins on Friday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. and continues all day Saturday, October 27th at the Montague Curling Club beginning at 10:00 a.m. Friday night will be the beginning of the silent auction and entertainment beginning at 9:00 p.m. Entertainment is free for all curlers and by donation for non-curlers.

Saturday will begin with the 4th Annual Carol Sullivan Fun Walk/Run at 8:30 a.m. starting at the Curling Club. Registration is $10. Curling draws begin at 10:00 a.m. Also during the day on Saturday there will be a cake auction, trivia, 50/50, draw to the button, a bake sale and the continuation of the silent auction. All events are open to the public. Come have some fun even if you are not curling at the event.

View this Facebook event for the latest info: https://www.facebook.com/events/301955546951175/

For more information or to register a team please contact Larry Richards (902) 838-2513 (902) 838-2513 montaguecurlingclub@pei.aibn.com or Robyn MacDonald (902) 626-6324  or visit their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Montaguecurlingrink/?fref=ts

(Some info is from last year’s event, and is subject to change).

Ch’town Curling Club launches new season, new website. Registration starts Thursday.

The ice has been going in at the Charlottetown Curling Club, and they are on schedule to begin League play on Oct. 28th. The Club itself will be open for business as of Oct. 18th. Tentative closing date this season is April 27th.

On-site registration dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, Oct. 18th from 5-9pm
  • Friday, Oct. 19th from 5-9pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 20th from 1-4pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 25th from 5-9pm
  • Friday, Oct. 26th from 5-9pm

On Friday the 26th they will also be hosting a free Learn to Curl drop-in session for anyone interested in trying out the game. 

They have fine-tuned membership types and rates to ensure that they are fair and competitive. In addition to reducing the overall cost of most memberships, they have also introduced half-year options for snowbirds and others who cannot participate in a full season. See their Membership Info page for details.

The league schedules have been finalized and most will remain the same as last season. In particular, the Daytime Curling, Semi-Competitive, Anything Goes and Commercial Leagues are all keeping the same time slots. Please see their Club Calendar for the complete schedule.

They are pleased to announce the release of their new website, which remains at CharlottetownCurlingClub.ca.  The Curling Club Manager software will allow online league registration, event management, setting up spares, online scoring and much more. Information about how to log into your profile will be emailed to members soon.

Curl PEI choose new Executive

Curl PEI held its Annual General Meeting last evening. The following are the Curl PEI executive for the 2018-1019 season:

President – Sandy Matheson

First Vice President – Craig Mackie

Second Vice President – Dennis Watts

Treasurer – Bill Smith

Secretary – Anson Carmody

Past President – Andrew Robinson

Silver Fox holding open house and registration nights

The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht complex in Summerside is holding Open House and Registration Nights Tuesday October 30th, and Thursday November 1st, from 6:30-8 pm.  
There is also online registration available this season, at https://silver-fox.curling.io/en/products
Come on down to try it out before the leagues start the following week. There is also an opening funspiel on Nov. 3.

Tots and Rocks – PD Day Oct. 19 at North Shore Community Centre

PD KIDS DAY WITH CURL PEI

Come on out to the PD Day fun at the North Shore Community Centre this Friday, October 19th! There will be lots of different activities over the course of the day, including a FREE “Come Try” Tots & Rocks session with Curl PEI from 10-11 am for kids age 5-12!

 

Kaitlyn Jones rink, with PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, wins Crystal Slam Junior Event in Quebec

The World Junior Champion Kaitlyn Jones rink from Halifax, which includes Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine who joined the team at the end of last season, has won the Crystal Slam Junior event in Gatineau Quebec, stealing a deuce in the first end and four points in the second, on the way to a 7-1 win in 5 ends over the Emily Deschenes rink from the Manotick Curling Centre near Ottawa in the junior women’s final. The Jones rink lost their opening match, but reeled off six wins in a row to capture the event. The Jones team will be playing against the big names in curling starting October 23 at 7 pm in Truro NS as they have a sponsor exemption into the Canadian Beef Masters Grand Slam event, and are opening against Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni team, which is coached by PEI’s Peter Gallant.

Photo (L-R): Kaitlyn Jones, Lauren Lenentine, Karley Burgess, Lindsey Burgess, coach Andrew Atherton

As part of today’s win, Team Jones will earn an entry in an adult World Curling Tour Women’s event to be determined later, cash prizes, and an invitation to the Junior Slam Series U21+ Player’s Championship, Mar 29-31, in Guelph, Ontario. Team Sinnett from the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine Minnesota won the junior men’s side of today’s Junior Slam, with a 5-2 win over team Steep from the Seaforth Curling Club in Huron East, Ontario

Islanders Gallant and Lenentine competing in Canadian Beef Masters in Truro starting Oct. 23 (GSOC)

Rachel Homan and her Ottawa-based team will kick off the Canadian Beef Masters facing Tracy Fleury’s club from Winnipeg in the opening draw.

Rachel Homan shoots a stone during the Princess Auto Elite 10 semifinals on Sept. 29, 2018, in Chatham-Kent, Ont. (Anil Mungal)

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling has set the round-robin match schedule for its second event and first major of the 2018-19 season taking place Oct. 23-28 at Rath Eastlink Arena in Truro, N.S.

Homan is a three-time winner of the Canadian Beef Masters and captured the crown the previous time Truro hosted the event in 2015.


Quick Links: Tickets | Teams | Draw Schedule | Broadcast Schedule


Reigning world junior champion Kaitlyn Jones and her Halifax-based team [which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine at third stone] received a sponsor’s exemption and highlight the opening-round action taking on Silvana Tirinzoni’s Swiss squad.

American Jamie Sinclair, the winner of last season’s Players’ Championship, meets Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa.

Six-time Masters men’s champion Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont., will also hit the ice for the opening draw against men’s sponsor exemption Jamie Murphy of Halifax.

Olympic gold medallist John Shuster of Duluth, Minn., rounds out the opener against Matt Dunstone’s team from Regina.

2018 Canadian Beef Masters: Draw Schedule

Draw Date/Time Sheet A Sheet B Sheet C Sheet D Sheet E
  Tuesday, Oct. 23  
1 7:00 p.m. Howard vs. Murphy Sinclair vs. Fujisawa Tirinzoni vs. K. Jones Shuster vs. Dunstone Homan vs. Fleury
  Wednesday, Oct. 24  
2 8:00 a.m. Roth vs. Carey Hasselborg vs. Scheidegger Edin vs. Paterson Mouat vs. Walstad Muirhead vs. Robertson
3 11:30 a.m. Gunnlaugson vs. Carruthers Fleury vs. Einarson Epping vs. Schwaller Koe vs. Murphy Walker vs. Sinclair
4 3:30 p.m.   Muirhead vs. Roth Mouat vs. Howard Jacobs vs. Paterson Fujisawa vs. Scheidegger
5 7:30 p.m. Gushue vs. Dunstone J. Jones vs. Robertson Gunnlaugson vs. Shuster Homan vs. Tirinzoni Einarson vs. K. Jones
  Thursday, Oct. 25  
6 8:00 a.m.   Epping vs. Jacobs Walker vs. Fujisawa Edin vs. Schwaller Koe vs. Walstad
7 11:30 a.m. Fleury vs. Tirinzoni Carruthers vs. Shuster Sinclair vs. Scheidegger Roth vs. Robertson J. Jones vs. Carey
8 3:30 p.m. Epping vs. Paterson Koe vs. Howard Homan vs. Einarson Hasselborg vs. Walker Mouat vs. Murphy
9 7:30 p.m. J. Jones vs. Muirhead Gunnlaugson vs. Dunstone Edin vs. Jacobs Fleury vs. K. Jones Gushue vs. Carruthers
  Friday, Oct. 26  
10 8:00 a.m. Hasselborg vs. Sinclair Einarson vs. Tirinzoni Robertson vs. Carey   Paterson vs. Schwaller
11 11:30 a.m. Walstad vs. Murphy Homan vs. K. Jones Gushue vs. Shuster Carruthers vs. Dunstone Edin vs. Epping
12 3:30 p.m. Jacobs vs. Schwaller Walker vs. Scheidegger J. Jones vs. Roth Muirhead vs. Carey Hasselborg vs. Fujisawa
13 8:00 p.m.   Walstad vs. Howard Koe vs. Mouat Gushue vs. Gunnlaugson  
  Saturday, Oct. 27  
14 8:00 a.m. Tiebreakers (if necessary)
15 11:30 a.m. Men’s Quarterfinals
16 4:00 p.m. Women’s Quarterfinals
  Sunday, Oct. 28  
17 10:00 a.m. Men’s & Women’s Semifinals
18 2:00 p.m. Men’s Final
19 6:00 p.m. Women’s Final

Event passes, weekend passes & single draw tickets available! Visit Ticketpro.ca or call 1-888-311-9090 to purchase yours today.

NOTE: Draw schedule subject to change.

The Canadian Beef Masters features 15 of the top men’s teams and 15 of the top women’s teams from around the world. Teams were invited based on the World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit rankings. The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling reserved the right to invite a sponsor’s exemption for both divisions and implemented this rule for the Canadian Beef Masters awarding spots to Team Jamie Murphy and Team Kaitlyn Jones.

Both men’s and women’s divisions are split into three pools for round-robin competition. Teams play four round-robin games against the teams within their pools with the top eight overall on each side advancing to the playoffs.

Team Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L. [which includes PEI’s Brett Gallant], and Winnipeg’s Team Jennifer Jones enter the Canadian Beef Masters as the defending champions. Both clubs went undefeated through the event last season in Lloydminster, Sask.

Gushue is also coming off of a title victory to start the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season at the Princess Auto Elite 10 last month in Chatham-Kent, Ont. Sweden’s Team Anna Hasselborg was also victorious claiming the historic inaugural women’s championship in the event.

The Canadian Beef Masters is one of the four original events in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, thus making it a major, and has been held every season since 2001-02.

A $250,000 purse is on the line plus points in the race for the Pinty’s Cup, which is awarded to the season champions. Winners of the Canadian Beef Masters also earn berths to the season-ending Humpty’s Champions Cup running April 23-28 at Saskatoon’s Merlis Belsher Arena.

You don’t want to miss the first major of the new Olympic cycle. Tournament passes, weekend passes and single draw tickets are now available, visit Ticketpro.ca or call 1-888-311-9090 to purchase yours today.

Can’t make it to Truro? Broadcast coverage of the Canadian Beef Masters begins Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. AT on Sportsnet and online at Sportsnet NOW (Canada) and Yare (international). For the full broadcast schedule, CLICK HERE.

Canadian Beef Masters Women’s Division (Click for team story)

Pool A Pool B Pool C
Team Hasselborg Team J. Jones Team Homan
Team Sinclair Team Muirhead Team Fleury
Team Walker Team Roth Team Einarson
Team Fujisawa Team Robertson Team Tirinzoni
Team Scheidegger Team Carey Team K. Jones

Canadian Beef Masters Men’s Division (Click for team story)

Pool A Pool B Pool C
Team Edin Team Gushue Team Koe
Team Epping Team Gunnlaugson Team Mouat
Team Jacobs Team Carruthers Team Walstad
Team Paterson Team Shuster Team Howard
Team Schwaller Team Dunstone Team Murphy
 

Watch Charley Thomas rink with Adam Casey taking on Kevin Koe team on CBC Livestream right now

PEI’s Adam Casey is playing right now in the Canad Inns Men’s Curling Classic at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie, Man.

Watch the action on CBC Live Stream at https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/curling/curling-canad-inns-men-curling-classic-1.4858302 and via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices.

PEI Juniors see action in Moncton NB and Gatineau QC this weekend

The competitive curling season is underway for PEI’s Junior Curlers. Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine, playing on the World Champion Kaitlyn Jones rink out of Halifax is competing in Gatineau Quebec in the U21 “Crystal Slam”, part of the Junior Slam Series.

Live scoring is at: http://juniorslamseries.com/scores/

Meanwhile, several Island teams are at Curl Moncton for the CCE Maritime Junior Bonspiel, which features many of the best junior teams in the three Maritime Provinces. Teams Kelly, Ferguson, and MacLean are in the U21 junior women’s event, with  Mitchell Schut in the U21 junior men’s, and the Chase MacMillan boy’s team is in the U15 division.

Live Scoring is at: http://curlmoncton.ca/live-score

Draw Schedule is at: http://curlmoncton.ca/announcements/cce-maritime-junior-bonspiel-2

Charlottetown recruiting for revamped Superleague

A revamped and rejuvenated Superleague is being planned for this season at the Charlottetown Curling Club. The draw will be Monday at 6 PM and play will start November 5.

The hope is that they can get eight teams signed up, with round-robin games being played on November 5, 12, 19, 26 and December 3, 10, and 17. At that point they would take a break for the holiday season (and to allow for makeup games) and have playoffs on January 7, 21 and 28.

The cost per team for the league will be $225 with $50 per team going to Larry Richards to come in and prep the ice for each game. Each win in the round robin will be worth $50.

They are in the process of obtaining a sponsor for this league who will hopefully contribute towards the playoff purse. They are also in contact with the Guardian to provide promotion to this league and do a “spotlight piece” on a different team each week during the round robin This will hopefully give teams an opportunity to highlight who their sponsors are and to promote the league and their team.

A meeting will be held October 22 at 6 PM at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Please ensure that at least one member from your team is in attendance at this meeting. If you are unable to make it please let Mitch O’Shea (mitch.m.oshea@gmail.com)  know prior to the 22nd. 

PEI Curling Hall of Fame to induct five members on Oct. 22 at its new official home in O’Leary

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its twelfth annual induction ceremony on Monday October 22, 2018 at O’Leary’s Maple Leaf Curling Club, which has been designated as the new official home of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum. 

Five inductees are being honoured for their achievements and contributions to the sport of curling: Derek MacEwen, Stratford; Susan McInnis, Milton Station; Clifford Poirier, Summerside; Ernie Stavert, Cornwall; and Clair Sweet, O’Leary.

Each of the inductees has excelled in their sport:


Derek MacEwen

 

Without a doubt, Derek MacEwen is the person responsible for bringing curling into the internet age on PEI – providing provincial championship event coverage via web pages and introducing websites for the Cornwall Curling Club and Curl PEI in the early 2000s, which he maintains to this day.  He has advanced the sport by using technology to make curling information readily available. Derek will be recognized for his initiative and dedication to curling coverage when he is inducted into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame as a builder.

 Susan McInnis

An impressive curling career highlighted with eight PEI Women’s Curling Championships, six PEI Mixed Curling Championships and one Senior Women’s Curling Championship, Susan will be inducted into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame as a curler.

Clifford Poirier

For 35 years, Cliff Poirier has worked as a volunteer in curling. He has an extensive resume – in a few words – he has done it all – and a lot of it – when it comes to officiating, umpiring, and conducting courses, as well as organizing and running events. Thirty-five years of dedication to curling, helping to grow the game on PEI, Cliff Poirier is very worthy of induction into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame as a builder.  

 

Ernie Stavert

Since 1969, Ernie Stavert has been involved in curling as a competitor, an administrator, a promoter of the sport to youth in his role as a high school teacher, as well as a key component in the growth of Stick Curling on PEI, where he can be described as the initiator, chief organizer, and key administrator. He will be inducted into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame as a builder.

Clair Sweet

 

A member of the Maple Leaf Curling Club since it opened in 1978, Clair has been an active member in the curling community in his club and in the provincial association serving in administrative and officiating capacities. It is fitting that Clair will be inducted as a builder at the twelfth annual induction ceremony at his home club in O’Leary on October 22. 

 “Recognizing the accomplishments of curlers and builders who have dedicated their time and energy to the sport of curling is an important component of our curling history”, says Jerry Muzika, Chairman of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum. Muzika notes that the twelfth annual induction ceremony marks the first time the event has been held at the Maple Leaf Curling Club, He invites everyone to come out and honour the inductees.

The main objectives of the Curling Hall of Fame and Museum are to recognize, honour and pay tribute to individuals or teams on the basis of playing ability, as an amateur or a professional (“Curler” category), and to individuals who have given distinguished service and have made major contributions to the development of curling on Prince Edward Island (“Builder” category).

The event, with host Paul H. Schurman, gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the door.

This year’s ceremony is sponsored by PEI Ford Dealers, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods, Consolidated Credit Union Ltd., and Phillips Feed Service.


 Expanded Biographies

Derek MacEwen

Derek MacEwen is, without a doubt, the person responsible for bringing curling into the Internet age on PEI, starting with providing provincial curling championship event coverage via web pages, and then introducing websites for the Cornwall Curling Club and Curl PEI in the early 2000’s. He maintains the PEICurling.com site to this day, using technology to provide current and accurate curling information instantly available to almost everyone.

Derek first became curious about the sport in the late 1970’s, when, working as a weekend announcer at CJRW radio in Summerside, he had to read out the provincial championship scores on the air after every five ends, courtesy of sponsor D. Alex MacDonald Ltd., and also coordinate and air live reports from Soupy Campbell from the 1978 Brier in Vancouver.

Coming from New London, which does not have a curling club in the immediate area (the nearest are in Crapaud and Summerside), his first actual on-ice encounter with the sport came in his mid-twenties, when he joined the Charlottetown Curling Club (in the early 1980’s). Due to travel commitments with his job at Veterans Affairs, he stopped curling regularly a few years later, but continued to curl once a year in the Char-la-Bel fun mixed bonspiel, which took place at that club and the former Belvedere club, also in Charlottetown. That event will, in fact, be the only place you will find his name on a curling trophy, as he is strictly a recreational curler, preferring to play the sport for fun and exercise, rather than for serious competition. When work life slowed down a little, he got back into the sport in 1999 when he was talked into it by some friends he had previously curled with, who had taken up the sport again at the Cornwall Curling Club, liking that club for its emphasis on the recreational aspects of curling.

PEI curling coverage on the internet started, as many things do on PEI, by the right people being in the same place at the right time. It was a weekend afternoon in late January 2000, and Derek and his partner Nancy Yeo were watching a provincial men’s Tankard preliminary event at the Charlottetown Curling Club. They were talking about the men’s championship coming up in Cornwall the following weekend and felt that interest in curling and in that particular event could be increased if there was a way to involve those not at the event, so they might attend later games. Since they were both IT workers, they thought that a website would be a good way to do this. A few feet away stood Bill Brown, the president of the Cornwall club. They approached him with the idea, of which he was immediately in favour, and Derek volunteered to build the site if they could find a web server to host it on. Bill noticed an Island Tel (Bell Aliant’s predecessor) manager sitting a few yards away, and asked him if he could donate the hosting for the event in exchange for an ad on the site. He didn’t think it would be a problem, and asked Bill to call the office on Monday. Everything was confirmed by Tuesday morning, and set to go in time for event start on Friday. The website address was added as an insert to the event program and to radio and print advertising done by the Club, and the game linescores were updated by Derek every five ends using a laptop and a dialup connection in the Lions Club upstairs.

The website and the event (won by the Andrew Robinson rink) were a big success. The Cornwall Curling Club brought in bleachers for additional seating, and charged admission for the first time at a provincial championship curling event to pay for them. The club liked the fact that people were able to read the results themselves online, rather than continually calling the club.  Curl PEI, who held a meeting at the club during the event, felt that the website was a useful way to promote the sport. The website had several thousand visitors, more than anyone had imagined, and the Club was packed, too.

Derek then volunteered to set up a website for the Cornwall Curling Club, with hosting done by a small internet service provider, ISN, run by Cornwall native Kevin O’Brien, and hosting paid for by the club.  This site soon became a very popular way for people to get information about curling at the club, and a number of new members said that they joined the club solely based on the information they obtained there. It proved especially popular with tech-savvy workers from the nearby Industrial Park and University, and, as high speed Internet and mobile “smartphones” eventually became widespread, it is now the way that most members find out what is happening at the club and when they curl next. Derek continues to update the website and write most of the content to this day, but now others have the technology to send him pictures and content as well.

The following season, Curl PEI contacted Derek and the Cornwall Curling Club to provide web pages and hosting for its major events, which he did, as a volunteer. By the third season (2002-2003), Curl PEI, under president Nicole Philips, contracted with Derek to build a website, PEICurling.com, for the PEI Curling Association and live scoring sites for many of the provincial championship events, easily updatable by volunteers at the host clubs.

A decade and a half later, the website, now running under a sophisticated content management system, and hosted on a server in Montreal, is visited thousands of times a year, with end-by-end live scoring of all Curl PEI events presented using Curling Canada’s scoring web service. Event entries are now done online, with an online payment. Derek continues to be responsible for maintaining the website and setting up the events, and also relies on former experience as a journalist to write and post hundreds of news stories and photos each season related to provincial and PEI’s progress at national championships, along with posting national information from the Curling Canada and other sources, Curl PEI training courses, events and minutes, and club events of general interest. The information is also made instantly available via email subscription and by social media (Facebook, Twitter) providing many ways to access the information. Local and national media also use the information and photos to help them write their own stories, promoting PEI curling activities nationwide.

On a volunteer basis, Derek continues to run and provide the content for the Cornwall site, and has also set up and provided free hosting services for the Charlottetown Curling Complex’s website, which they run themselves. As President of the Cornwall club in the 2002-2003 season, Derek used the club website as one of the tools to help increase the Club’s membership to its largest ever. He served as a member and then secretary of the Curl PEI Board of Directors for a number of years. Derek also volunteered as Media and Marketing co-chair for the 2010 national The Dominion Curling Club Championship in Charlottetown and Cornwall, and as a member of the Media and Marketing team at the 2011 national Scotties in Charlottetown. He also volunteered on the Facilities team at the national Mixed in Charlottetown in 1996. He donated event website coverage to provincial Legion curling events, for the Rodd cashspiel in Charlottetown, for Maritime Masters and Stick curling championship events at Cornwall, and for a Maritime Junior curling cashspiel held at that club for a number of years.

Derek volunteers his time and expertise to the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum to promote and cover their annual induction ceremonies and maintains their website of PEI curling history. He also produced a slideshow with scanned portraits, drawn by Wayne Wright, and a shortened biography of all the Hall of Fame inductees for use at the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. With help from Wayne, he set up a similar slideshow which was displayed at the PEI Sports Hall of Fame at Credit Union Place (CUP) in Summerside during the Road to the Roar Olympic Pre-Trials held at CUP last November.

He is also active in volunteering at the Cornwall Curling Club, serving as an officer of Curl PEI, and as President of the Cornwall Curling Club, as well as organizing events at the provincial and club level. He has now wrapped up a second tour of duty on the Board of Directors of the Cornwall club. He has also been drawmaster for the club’s semi-competitive Wednesday evening ladder league since the league’s inception in 2003. He has been the Club’s event representative and master of ceremonies for their hosting of a number of events, including the Provincial Masters, Seniors, and Under 18 events in the past few seasons, and has run Club spiels and other events in the past. On behalf of the Club, he applied for and received a provincial government grant for two consecutive seasons, where he coordinated and helped teach Sunday evening on and off-ice sessions, introducing around 200 newcomers to our province, many of whom had never been on a sheet of ice before, to the sport of curling.

Like many of Cornwall’s members, he volunteers at club and provincial events, selling 50X50 tickets, barbecuing steak dinners, cutting up lobster, carrying chairs, updating scores, taking pictures, setting up sound equipment etc.

Derek was a co-winner of the Curl PEI/ADL Volunteer award for the 2011/2012 season (nominated by the Cornwall Curling Club), a recipient of Curling Canada’s Volunteer of the Week award in 2013, and won the Sport PEI ADL Administrator of the Year award in 2014. He was a national finalist for Curling Canada’s Volunteer of the Year award for the 2017-2018 season.

40 years of involvement in curling as a recreational player and as a key promotor of the sport through his expertise and use of technology, Derek continues to ensure that PEI curlers and curling fans are always “in the know” about the sport. Derek is indeed a worthy inductee into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame as a builder.

Susan McInnis

In a competitive curling career spanning more than 25 years, Susan McInnis won her first provincial title in 1989, capturing the Prince Edward Island Women’s Curling Championship, playing third with skip Kathie Gallant, second Beatrice Graham-MacDonald, and lead Kathy O’Rourke.

In 1992, again at the third position, she won her second women’s title with skip Kim Dolan, second Julie Scales and lead Marion MacAulay.

In 1996, this time, skipping her team of third Kathy O’Rourke, second Tricia MacGregor and lead Leslie Allen, Susan again became a champion with win number three. 

Her next PEI Women’s Curling Championship was won in 1998, with skip Tammi Lowther, Shelley Muzika at second, and Julie Scales at lead. They went on to compete at the Scotties in Regina.

In 2003, she won another PEI Women’s Curling Championship, this time playing lead with skip Suzanne Gaudet, third Rebecca Jean MacPhee, and second Robyn MacPhee.

Win number six came in 2004, back at third position, with skip Suzanne Gaudet, second Janice MacCallum, and lead Tricia Affleck.

2006 saw Susan in the winner’s circle at third playing for skip Suzanne Gaudet, with Nancy Cameron at second and Tricia Affleck at lead. 

She won her last PEI Women’s Curling Championship in 2015, playing lead with skip Suzanne Birt, Shelly Bradley at third, and Michelle McQuaid at second.

Susan enjoyed a successful run of PEI Mixed curling championships. Her first win came in 1992, playing third with skip John Likely, Mark Butler at second and Gail MacNeil at lead.

This winning combination of players won the PEI Mixed Championship again in 1993 and 1994.

For the 1996 Canadian Mixed, the rules were changed and the provincial playoffs were played in 1995. Winning the provincial championship with the new format, the same team of John Likely at skip, Susan at third, Mark at second and Gail at lead represented PEI at the Canadian Mixed where Susan won the all-star third award.

In January 2000, with the provincial playoff having been played in 1999, the team of John Likely, Susan McInnis, Mark Butler and Nancy Cameron placed third at the national event, capturing a bronze medal. Again, Susan won the all-star third award.

After winning the provincial mixed in 2001, the same team went on to a second-place finish, winning the silver medal at the 2002 Canadian Mixed, losing the final to Mark Dacey of Nova Scotia.

In 2016, Susan won the PEI Senior Women’s Curling Championship with skip Kim Dolan, Susan playing third, Sandy Matheson at second and lead Julie Scales.

Susan served on the executive of Curl PEI from 2009 to 2013 as treasurer.  She also served on the National Advisory Committee for the Dominion Curling Club Championship from 2008 to 2014 and Co-Chaired the national event with Shirley Lank, hosted by the Cornwall and Charlottetown Curling Clubs.  

With an impressive curling career highlighted with eight PEI Women’s Curling Championships, six PEI Mixed Curling Championships and one Senior Women’s Curling Championship, Susan is being inducted into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame in the “curler” category.

Clifford Poirier

For almost 35 years, Cliff Poirier has worked as a volunteer in curling. He has an extensive resumé – in a few words – he has done it all – and a lot of it – when it comes to officiating, umpiring, and conducting courses, as well as organizing and running events.

Cliff obtained his Level One certificate in 1986, Level 2 in 2002 and Level 3 in 2007, and is fully certified to teach and conduct the Level 1 and Level 2 written exams including supervising those successful Umpires in their practical component.

Since 1984, Cliff has participated in a stunning 19 national events held in Atlantic Canada. These events include the Canadian Men’s Championship (Brier); Canadian Women’s Championship (Scotties), Canadian Seniors, Canadian Juniors, the 2017 Road to the Roar Olympic Pre-trials, the World Curling Federation-Men’s, Grand Slam of Curling Players’ Championships, World Curling Federation- Seniors, Capital One Grand Slam of Curling, the Scott Tournament of Hearts (predecessor to the Scotties), Canadian Mixed and Canada Games. He brought his extensive experience and knowledge to events where he wore a variety of hats, including Hog Line Official, On Ice Observer, Head Official, Umpire, Supervisor of on-ice Observers and Statisticians, as well as Timing Supervisor, and On-ice Officials Supervisor.

As well as officiating, Cliff was also extensively involved in the organization and running of the national events, especially those held in Summerside.  He acted in capacities such as event co-chair, Silver Fox representative on organizing committees, conducting Level 1 and Level 2 courses and being the local consultant for all aspects of Officiating Stats and Timing. A prime example of his dedication and work ethic is during the Karcher Canadian Juniors in 2002 where he was On-Ice Observer, Hog Line Official, oversaw all the local officials, assisted with the Level 1 training, trained all Timers and Statisticians and On Ice Observers, and still fulfilled his duties as facilities manager at the Silver Fox and Cahill Stadium. At the 2017 Road to the Roar held in Summerside, Cliff was on the organizing committee. He recruited all volunteers for the various positions and his expertise in the organizing and running national events was invaluable.

And that is just his work at national events.

The story of his participation at provincial events is no less impressive.

From 2007 to 2017 Cliff was Head Official for almost all PEI Curling Association/Curl PEI events which led to a national event, from Crapaud to Alberton as well as being responsible to arrange for umpires at all other events that did not lead to a national event. 

Cliff wrote the initial speeches at events that are given to coaches and players, explaining new rules interpretations as well as the code of conduct for players and coaches, specifically to Canada Games Coaches, and the 20 and Under competition. He also attended and led PEICA Meetings regarding Changes in “Rules of Play”.

  He has led clinics for coaches, juniors and club curlers in rule changes and took the lead in introducing the “Curl Time” game timing software to Curl PEI, including conducting training sessions for Timers and arranging for the acquisition of 6 laptops as an upgrade to Curl PEI’s Timing System for the 2016-2017 curling season.

In 2009, Cliff acted as Head Official for most of the Provincial Dominion playoff while training two Level 2 officials for their “practical” as well as serving on the Organizing Committee for the National Dominion, in charge of Officiating.  In 2010, Cliff organized the sub-officials and gave the training for the National Dominion which was held at the Charlottetown and Cornwall Curling Clubs.

Cliff acted as Head Official and obtained Umpires and Timers for the 2014 and 2015 Curl Atlantic Championships held at the CARI Complex (now the Bell Aliant Centre) at UPEI.

Between 1998 and 2006, Cliff ran various events and acted as Head Official or Assistant Head Official, including Canada Games, Juniors, Mixed, Men’s Open and Finals and Scott.

Cliff has represented the Silver Fox as a delegate to Curl PEI for the past five years as well as a five-year period a few years ago.  He also was on the Curl Atlantic Board for four years.  He still finds time to organize and run some Club Bonspiels as well as Cash Spiels at the Silver Fox including setting up the local website for events that involve curlers from other provinces.

He is looking forward to the upcoming 2018-2019 season where he will be umpiring at the World Juniors in Liverpool Nova Scotia, the Travelers Curling Club Championship in Miramichi, NB, and the Canadian University Games and Mixed Doubles in Fredericton NB.

With thirty-five years of dedication to curling, helping to grow the game on PEI, Cliff Poirier is very worthy of induction into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame as a builder.  

Ernie Stavert

Ernie Stavert learned to curl in 1962, on arena ice, while a student at McGIll in Montreal.  On weekends, the Zamboni prepared the hockey ice for curling, and the hacks were melted into the ice.  In 1963-64, he competed in an intercollegiate circuit that encompassed Montreal and Eastern Ontario. Being new curlers, they didn’t win much but gained some curling and life experience.

Upon graduation, Ernie returned to PEI in 1964, and resumed curling in 1969 when the Crapaud Curling Club opened. The excitement and enthusiasm of belonging to a brand-new club carried over into his being instrumental in encouraging and teaching students to curl.  As principal of Englewood High School, and, also representing Englewood on the School Athletic Association, he played a key role in facilitating high school curling.

 During the 1970’s, Ernie was active in the administration of the Crapaud Curling Club and assumed the role of President in 1973-74. He also was the Club’s delegate to the PEI Curling Association for several years and participated on various committees.

He was elected Vice-President of the PEI Curling Association for the 1975/76 year, but did not assume the presidency the following year, as he left PEI in 1976 for one year to do graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin.

In the late 1970’s, under the leadership of the late Gordie Hermann, and in cooperation with the Cornwall Village Council, a committee was formed to plan and implement a project establishing a curling club in Cornwall. The committee was called the Cornwall Recreation Association, and Ernie was a director of this committee.

When the Cornwall Curling Club opened in 1981, Ernie was elected to serve on its Board of Directors and in 1982 became President.

He was the first delegate from Cornwall Curling Club to the PEI Curling Association. Ernie was elected second vice president of the association for the 1983/84 year, first vice in 84/85, and in 1985-86, he was President. He represented PEI at the annual meeting of the Canadian Curling Association in Kitchener in 1986. He was again a delegate to the PEI Curling Association, representing the Cornwall Curling Club in 2001/02.  And in 2005, Ernie was Secretary of the PEI Masters Curling Association.

In 1994, in a freak accident, Ernie broke his hip and after three years away from the game, was unable to deliver from the hack because of a bad knee and a stiff leg.

Gordie Lank brought it to his attention that he had seen curlers in Scotland using a delivery stick. And so, a length of plastic plumbing pipe fitted with a 45-degree elbow got him back into curling. Being the first person on PEI to use the delivery stick, Ernie received some curious looks from competitive curlers. Until the Canadian Curling Association banned sticks from many of their events, he used the stick to compete in the PEI Seniors’ Championships.

In 1998, Ernie was instrumental in helping to get day-time curling going at Cornwall Curling Club. The members created a Seniors Curling Committee, and Ernie has been involved with this committee for the past 18 years, acting as their chair for about 12 years.  He passionately promoted stick curling in Cornwall and currently, day-time curling at Cornwall has approximately 100 members, with regular curling every morning and stick curling in the afternoons.

In 2007, in partnership with Bob Leard from Montague, Ernie established Stick Curl PEI. This organization organizes a stick curling tour of all the clubs on PEI and the PEI Stick Curling Championship (in conjunction with Curl PEI).  He was the Secretary/ Treasurer of Stick Curl PEI for 9 years and President for the last two. Since its inception, he has provided the leadership for the PEI Stick Curling Tour.

Ernie’s role in the growth of stick curling in PEI, can be described as the initiator, chief organizer, and key administrator.

In 2009, the Maritime Stick Curling Championship was established. Ernie was one of two directors from PEI since its beginning and has assisted in PEI’s hosting on the three-year rotation among the 3 provinces.  

Ernie won the Provincial Stick Curling Championship in 2007 and 2008 and also represented PEI in many of the Maritime Championships, competing twice at the national level.

Ernie served as President of the PEI 55+ Games Society from 2004-2008. During this time, he advocated for the inclusion of stick curling in the PEI 55+ Winter Games.

Throughout the 70’s and early 80’s, he competed in various PEI Curling Association competitions: the 4 Year, the 8 Year, and the Tankard.  Over a span of 25 years, he officiated at various provincial championships as well as volunteering at four national curling championships that were held on PEI.

The Prince Edward Island Curling Association gave Ernie an Honourary Life Membership Award in 2007. This award is given to individuals who have given long and outstanding service to the PEI Curling Association and their curling clubs.

Since 1969, Ernie Stavert has been involved in curling:  as a competitor, an administrator, a promoter of the sport to youth in his role as a high school teacher, as well as a key component in the growth of stick curing on PEI.

He will be inducted into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame as a builder.

Clair Sweet

When the Maple Leaf Curling Club opened in O’Leary in 1978, Clair began curling, and he has been a member since then. He became involved in the administrative aspect of curling right away, serving as a long-time director of the Maple Leaf Curling Club, being active in the PEI Curling Association, also volunteering his time officiating at provincial and national events held in PEI.  

He held various positions on the Maple Leaf’s executive over the years, including Games Chairman, and Secretary, as well as serving in the capacities of Vice President and President many times over.

He was Vice President in 1979/80, President in 1980/81, and Past president in 1981/82.

He returned to serve as Vice President in 1985/86, President in 1986/87, Past President in 1987/89.

He again made the three-year commitment to serve on the executive as Vice-president, President and Past President in 1997 through to 2000.

And in 2013, he, once again, came forward and served as the club’s president, through to 2018.

Between 1980 and 1983, Clair took the level one theory and practical certification program, and obtained his level one in officiating in 1983. This gave him the opportunity to officiate at the provincial competitions and at the Canadian Curling Championship events held on PEI.  He officiated at the 1987 Canadian Mixed in Summerside, at the Canadian Juniors in Summerside in 2002 and at the Canadian Women’s (Scott) in Charlottetown in 1999, as well as the Grand Slam events, working On-Ice, Statistics and Timing.

Clair began his work on the PEI Curling Association executive in 1988 as club delegate to the Association. He was elected as Second Vice-President of the PEI Curling Association for the 1989/90 season, followed by election as Second Vice-President of the newly amalgamated Men’s and Women’s Association for 1990/91, First Vice in 91/92 and president in 1992/93. He completed his term on the executive as past president in 1993/94. While on the executive, he was the games chairperson, and chair of the “8 Year” Committee, and represented the provincial association at several meetings of the Canadian Curling Association.

Clair served as a director of the O’Leary Community Rink from 1968 to 1975, as team manager of the O’Leary Junior Maroons from 1975 to 1977, was president of the Senior Maroons from 1978 to 1982 and director of the Hemphill Pontiac Western Capitals from 1986 to 1989.

In 1982, he received the Sport PEI/Perfection Foods Certificate of Recognition for outstanding contribution of time and effort given voluntarily to the organization, administration, and promotion of hockey, curling, and other amateur sport programs in O’Leary.

He served on the Village of O’Leary Council from 1983 to 1987, and was chairman for one year.  Clair has been a Lions Club member for many years and received the Melvin Jones Fellow in 2000/2001 for dedicated Humanitarian Service. Clair served on every committee including President twice and was selected twice as Lion of the Year.

He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the PEI Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.                      

Clair has been an active member in the curling community in his club and in the provincial curling association, serving in administrative and officiating capacities. It is fitting that Clair will be inducted as a builder at the twelfth annual induction ceremony at his home club in O’Leary on October 22. 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curling facilities startup continues

While curling gets underway Monday morning at the Cornwall Curling Club, it will also begin soon at the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Montague Curling Rink, who have both started making ice.

Charlottetown Curling Complex

Meanwhile, two 1500 lb. boxes arrived at the Montague club today, from “Canada Curling Stone”. We’re sure there’ll be an official announcement at some point regarding what’s in them, but the weight and the sender should be a good clue!

 

Deadline for PEI Curling Hall of Fame Bursaries for 2018/19 extended to Oct. 31

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is proud to offer four bursaries annually to female and male junior curlers pursuing their post-secondary education.

Bursaries

Bursaries for the 2018/19 academic year will be offered as follows:

  • Two $1,000 bursaries, awarded to one female and one male junior curler
  • Two $500 bursaries, awarded to one female and one male junior curler

 Eligibility

To apply for a bursary, an applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Prince Edward Island
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at a university or college in the 2018/19 academic year
  • Be eligible to participate in the 2018/19 Prince Edward Island provincial junior playoffs
  • Demonstrate a genuine financial need

Criteria and Conditions

  • Applicants will be selected based on their:
    • curling achievements and development
    • passion for the game
    • community involvement
    • financial need
  • Only one bursary can be awarded to any individual applicant
  • All information provided will be kept private and confidential

How to Apply

Please complete and submit the attached application form and supporting documents to peicurlinghalloffame@gmail.com

Applications may also be mailed to:

Jerry Muzika, Chair

Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame

46 Eagles Path Lane,

York PE C0A 1P0

Application deadline: midnight (Atlantic time) on October 31th, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Successful applicants will be notified no later than November 30, 2018.

Click to download the application in Adobe PDF format.

Click to download the application in MS Word format.

Cornwall hosting 6th Annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel

The Cornwall Curling Club’s sixth annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel takes place Saturday November 3rd. Curlers from all PEI clubs are welcome. Last year’s overall winners were the team of Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson from the host club.

Cost: $40 per 2 person mixed (1 man, 1 woman) team guarantees 3 six-end games and includes lunch. Payout of $80 for winning team of each 4 team section (assuming full draw). 1 reverse draw for $40 for 1 winning curler. Please note that the Powerplay option will not be used in this six-end event.

First 16 teams entered will be accepted. This event sells out every year, so hurry hard!

Email entries to: cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca or signup at the Cornwall Curling Club.

Spirit of Sandra Scholar Lauren Lenentine hosting Opening Funspiel/Pancake Breakfast for Schmirler Foundation

 
Lauren Lenentine, a member of the Kaitlyn Jones World Junior championship rink and selected as a Spirit of Sandra Scholar, is hosting the Opening Funspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club November 16-17, with all proceeds going to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. The foundation, created in memory of World and Olympic curling champion Sandra Schmirler, helps purchase equipment for hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the country, to help save the lives of babies born too soon, too sick, or too small.
 
The funspiel has space for 16 teams and will accept individual and team registrations. Everyone is guaranteed three games. Only one competitive curler per team, please. The entry fee is $35 per person ($140 per team). There will be great prizes for the winners!
 
Included in your registration is a complimentary pancake breakfast on the morning of Saturday, November 17 at the Cornwall Civic Centre (upstairs at the Club). This is open to the public, so be sure to invite your family and friends! Donations will be accepted at the door.
 
If you want more information or would like to register, you can email Lauren at laurenlenentine@hotmail.com or call her at (902) 394-5840. A sign-up sheet will be posted at the club. 

Birt rink loses in semis to event winner Arsenault at Halifax Cashspiel

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Curling starts Nov. 6 in Souris

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Save the dates: 3rd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel

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Expanded junior championships, revamped Curling Assistance Program confirmed at 2018 Curling Canada AGM (Curling Canada)

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Curl PEI hosting Competition Coach Intro workshop this month

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Curl PEI seeking Executive member candidates

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Curling starts Oct. 15 at Cornwall. Seniors Learn to Curl, Mixed Doubles, Online Registration are new this season

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Team Kaitlyn Jones, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, to compete in October Grand Slam event in Truro (GSOC)

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Gallants come 1st, 2nd at Grand Slam event (GSOC)

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Souris Curling Club at Eastern Kings Sportsplex to hold meeting on Oct. 3

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Notification of Curl PEI Annual General Meeting

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Championship Event Schedule for the 2018-2019 Season

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Public invited to Thursday rally in support of 2023 Canada Winter Games

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Glenn Howard: 5-rock rule ‘natural progression’ for curling (Grand Slam of Curling)

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Heather Moyse headlines She Leads seminar (Guardian)

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Montague holding Social Hour and AGM Sept 21, Crapaud early reg. goes Oct 19

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The world’s top 15 men’s and women’s curling teams are coming to Truro in Oct. Tickets on sale now

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External Sport Credit Program Standards for Curling

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“She’s Good” event on Sept. 28 for female athletes age 10-15

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Curling roundup: PEI’s Birt bows out in semis to eventual winner Einarson at Stu Sells, Gallant/Peterman win mixed doubles event

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She Leads, with Heather Moyse, on Sept. 29

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Glooscap Junior “Gift of Life” Invitational spiel

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Curl PEI competitions to use 5-Rock Rule, discussion session to be held Aug. 25

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Montague Curling Club holding Online Auction For Funding New Rocks

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The world’s top 15 men’s and women’s curling teams are coming to Truro in Oct. Tickets on sale now

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Former PEI Women’s and Mixed champ Barbara McCurdy passes away in BC

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Brett Gallant presents cheque to KidSport PEI

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Passing of former PEI Junior Champ Wyman Millar

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Summer NCCP Coaching Workshops

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CCE Maritime Junior Bonspiel

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Maritime Junior Competitive League – Sept. 2018 Dates

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Junior Development Camp at the Amherst Curling Club on November 18

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Lauren Lenentine receives $1000 Sport PEI scholarship (Sport PEI)

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Cornwall Curling Club honours its first World Champion

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Award presented to Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year Finalist

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Atlantic Recreation and Facilities Conference and Trade Show (ARFC) goes May 30 to June 1 in Charlottetown

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Curlers participate in Future Elites

(Sport PEI) Thirty-four athletes from across the province, from different sports and different ages, and including an impressive number of curlers, attended Sport PEI’s seventh Future Elites event. The athletes all have one goal: get to the next level.  Future … Continue reading

Lauren Ferguson wins April SCORE! of the Month honours from Score! Charlottetown

The April SCORE! of the Month winner from Score! Charlottetown is curler Lauren Ferguson.  She had a busy month curling at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship in Alberta with Calvin Smith. returning home to then curl in the Canadian Under … Continue reading

Reminder: Joyce Myers Trust Fund Scholarships, Capital Acquisition Grants, due May 15 (final year)

The Board of Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund created a Scholarship Fund as a means to assist our talented full-time student athletes in Atlantic Canada. Priority will be given to athletes attending Atlantic universities, colleges or vocational schools.  Three scholarships of $500 each will be awarded … Continue reading

Reminder: Today (May 10) is deadline for Spirit of Sandra Scholarships for Jr. Competitive curlers

For the past 5 years, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has awarded $5,000 scholarships to 6 deserving junior curlers. Winners have included Brooks Roche (2015) and Veronica Smith (2014) from PEI. The Spirit of Sandra Junior Curling Scholarship is intended for young … Continue reading

Moncton Launches Pre-Sale Campaign In Bid To Host Brier In 2020 (Huddle)

MONCTON – Moncton officially launched its bid to host the annual Canadian men’s curling championship, the Tim Hortons Brier, in 2020. It lost the bid to host the event in 2019 to Brandon, Man. Attendants, including Curl Moncton and City … Continue reading

Reminder: Curling Clubs holding Annual General Meetings (updated)

The curling season is over on PEI, and curling facilities are holding Annual General Meetings. The Cornwall Curling Club will be holding theirs on Friday, May 11, beginning with a reception at 6:30 pm, while the Crapaud Community Curling Club’s … Continue reading

Ham Cold Plate Take Out fundraiser at Crapaud

The Crapaud Curling Club’s annual ham cold plate take-out fundraiser takes place June 23, 2018, with pickup or delivery from 10 until 11:30 am. Cost is $12, and tickets MUST be pre-ordered. For tickets, please contact a Club member, or get … Continue reading

Charlottetown holding lobster/ham take-out dinner fundraiser

On Friday, May 25th, the Charlottetown Curling Complex will be holding a lobster/ham take-out dinner fundraiser. Lobster dinner is $25 and ham dinner is $15. Both include 2 scoops of potato salad, coleslaw, dinner roll, cucumber slices, tomatoes and carrot … Continue reading

Curl PEI Hosting Standards Committee to meet on Tuesday

The Committee for Provincial Championship Hosting (Ice) Standards,  created at the last Curl PEI meeting, will be convening Tuesday, May 8 at 6 pm at the Charlottetown Curling Club.  Clubs are invited to send representatives, who are asked to review the following … Continue reading

Steele Cup Cashspiel in NB in Oct.

2018 Steele Cup Cash Capital Winter Club October 12 – 14, 2018 Thanks to our sponsor Steele GMC Buick for making it possible to host this event and support our club. Men’s Event CTRS Points 12 Mens 3 brackets of … Continue reading

Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel set for Silver Fox in November

The annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel rocks at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside from November 16 through 18 2018 and is open to the first twelve junior women’s and junior men’s teams to enter. Entry fee of $150 … Continue reading

Reminder: Synergy Fitness and Nutrition once again offering off-season training

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers.  This program includes fitness sessions, nutrition sessions and fitness testing. All ages are welcome.  The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work … Continue reading

Applications now being accepted for 2018 For the Love of Curling scholarships (Curling Canada)

Young curlers from across the country will once again be able to further their academic and athletic ambitions, thanks to the Curling Canada Foundation’s For the Love of Curling Scholarship program. Among the recipients last year were:  Donald DeWolfe, Cornwall, P.E.I. … Continue reading

Sport PEI hosting “What you need to do behind the scenes” workshop

The Sport Law & Strategy Group provides legal solutions, planning and governance services, event management and sponsorship consulting, executive coaching and communications advice to leaders and organizations in the Canadian sport system. Join Steven Indig of the Sport and Law Strategy Group … Continue reading

Cornwall, Crapaud, Silver Fox holding Annual General Meetings

The curling season is over on PEI, and curling facilities are holding Annual General Meetings. The Cornwall Curling Club will be holding theirs on Friday, May 11, beginning with a reception at 6:30 pm, while the Crapaud Community Curling Club’s … Continue reading

Reminder: Joyce Myers Trust Fund Scholarships, Capital Acquisition Grants, due May 15 (final year)

The Board of Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund created a Scholarship Fund as a means to assist our talented full-time student athletes in Atlantic Canada. Priority will be given to athletes attending Atlantic universities, colleges or vocational schools.  Three scholarships of $500 each will be awarded … Continue reading

Reminder: May 10 is deadline for Spirit of Sandra Scholarships for Junor Competitive curlers

For the past 5 years, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has awarded $5,000 scholarships to 6 deserving junior curlers. Winners have included Brooks Roche (2015) and Veronica Smith (2014) from PEI. The Spirit of Sandra Junior Curling Scholarship is intended for young … Continue reading

PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, with Team Kaitlyn Jones, on Sportsnet in Grand Slam event this afternoon

Nova Scotia’s world junior champions, Team Kaitlyn Jones, in their first Grand Slam event with new player Lauren Lenentine, are on Sportsnet at 3 pm Atlantic this afternoon, as they take on Team Sweeting.in the season finale Humpty’s Champions Cup … Continue reading

Sport PEI Volunteer Recognition Reception

Sport PEI is very excited to salute the heroes of sport on the Island by hosting a Volunteer Recognition Reception for those with 25 years or more with an organization. Objective:  Recognize volunteers on PEI who have been actively engaged … Continue reading

Synergy Fitness and Nutrition once again offering off-season training

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers.  This program includes fitness sessions, nutrition sessions and fitness testing. All ages are welcome.  The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work … Continue reading

Trio of 2019 Canadian Curling Ch’ships (U SPORTS, CCAA, Mixed Doubles) to be decided in Fredericton NB (Curling Canada)

Over a nine-day span, three Canadian curling championships will be on the line at Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, N.B., it was announced today by Curling Canada. Photo, courtesy N45 Architecture Inc. The 2019 U SPORTS/Curling Canada Curling Championships, and … Continue reading

Team Ferguson coach, skip win Mixed Doubles medals at Canadian U18 Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

The Mixed Doubles competition, for players who didn’t take part in the playoffs, wrapped up on Saturday at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick, with coach David Murphy and skip Lauren Ferguson … Continue reading

NS sweeps gold at Canadian U18 Ch’ships, Lauren Ferguson’s coach wins Gold, she takes the Silver in Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. — An already amazing season for Nova Scotia youth curling got even better on Saturday night at the W.C. O’Neill Arena Complex. Nova Scotia teams claimed both gold medals at the 2018 Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling … Continue reading

Team Schut lead Colin MacKenzie wins a Fairplay Award at Canadian U18 (updated)

The Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships wrap up today with the 6 pm Gold and Bronze medal games (Follow the action: http://www.curling.ca/2018under18/ ) in St. Andrew’s New Brunswick. Fair Play Awards, as recognized by the officials at the … Continue reading

Moncton curler making an impression at Under-18 championship (Curling Canada)

Carly Smith of Moncton, N.B., has been curling since she was six, and this week she’s competing at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews, playing third for Team New Brunswick (Host) team – a … Continue reading

Mayflower Junior Dev’t Camp in September

The Mayflower Curling Junior Development Camp takes place September 8-9 2018 at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax. Registration Deadline is June 30, 2018. Registration forms may be posted or emailed. Payment by cheque or e-transfer. Key items covered include: … Continue reading

PEI’s Team Ferguson finishes with a pair of wins, just misses playoff round at U18 nationals (Curling Canada)

The round robin wrapped up on Thursday night, and sixteen teams – eight boys’, eight girls’ – will now move on to the Championship double-knockout round of the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B. … Continue reading

Gavin and Callaghan finish with 3-4 win-loss record at Canadian Stick

The 2018 Canadian Stick Curling Championship wrapped up on April 5 at the St. Albert Curling Club in St. Albert, Alberta. PEI was represented by the duo of Roger Gavin and Walter Callaghan from the Western Community Curling Club in … Continue reading

Ferguson 1-3, Schut 0-4 at Canadian U18, Ferguson game on livestream at 10 am

The PEI teams each had a pair of close losses on Wednesday at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick, with Team Lauren Ferguson sitting at 1-3 win-loss, and Team Mitchell Schut at … Continue reading

Birt is back!

Former World Junior, Two-time Canadian Junior, and nine-time PEI Women’s (Scotties) champion Suzanne Birt announced her return to competitive curling this afternoon on Twitter and Facebook: **New Team Alert** Skip: Suzanne Birt Third: Marie Christianson Second: Meaghan Hughes Lead: Michelle … Continue reading

Ammonia and Freon safety training held for P.E.I. rink operators (CBC PEI)

Rink and curling club operators were invited to take part in one of three special ammonia and Freon safety training courses in P.E.I. this week. The half-day course demonstrated things like how to keep the machinery running smoothly, proper facility safety measures and how … Continue reading

Lobster Trap Bonspiel goes this weekend on arena ice in Souris

The annual Souris Curling Club Lobster Trap Bonspiel goes this Friday through Sunday at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris. Come on down and watch curling on arena ice! Here are the opening draws. … Continue reading

PEI loses close games to tough teams at Canadian U18 Ch’ships on Tues. (Curling Canada)

All teams were in action on Tuesday at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B., with pool play underway to determine who will move on to the championship round later this week. Alexis Burris … Continue reading

PEI teams split openers at U18 nationals in St. Andrews NB #U18CC2018

The Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are underway in St. Andrews New Brunswick. The first draw took place Monday evening, while the opening ceremonies were at 9 this morning, before Draw 2 at 10 am. Team PEI … Continue reading

Canadian U18: PEI Teams begin play at 10 am. Team Schut game vs Quebec to be livestreamed

The opening ceremonies go at 9 this morning with the first draw of day 2 going at 10 am at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick. Photo (L-R): Mitchell Schut, Nick Johnston, Liam … Continue reading

U18 Update: Team Ferguson’s Opener moved to end of draw. Team Schut’s opener scheduled for livestream #U18CC2018

Team PEI Girls opening game against New Brunswick, originally scheduled for 6 this evening, at the Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews NB has now been moved to the end of the round robin draw, at … Continue reading

Annual Meltdown funspiel at Crapaud April 13-15 still looking for teams

The annual “Meltdown” funspiel, sponsored by Labatt, takes place April 13, 14, and 15 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Entry fee of $160 per team guarantees three games, and fun! There’s entertainment, plus mussels, dinner, fun activities, and a … Continue reading