Glooscap Junior “Gift of Life” Invitational spiel

The Glooscap Junior “Gift of Life” Invitational takes place December 14-16, 2018 at the Glooscap Curling Club in Kentville NS.

16 teams – U15

8 teams – U18

$115 / team 

6-end games for U15

8-end games for U18

Guaranteed 3 games

Male, female and mixed teams

Depending on number of teams, play will begin Friday evening or Saturday morning.

For further information contact:
Nancy Belliveau
Email: nancybelliveau@gmail.com
Phone: 902.670.3402

Facebook: Glooscap Curling Club
Website: www.glooscapcurling.ca

E-transfer payment option available
Contact Nancy: nancybelliveau@gmail.com

Please complete registration form and return to:

Nancy Belliveau
11 Lacewood Drive
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 4Y3

Scanned registration forms can be emailed to: nancybelliveau@gmail.com

Cheques payable to: Glooscap Junior Curling

Downloadable registration form (Word): 

Invitation to Glooscap Invitational Bonspiel

 

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

In September of 2017, the World Curling Federation membership voted to change the Free Guard Zone rule as of the 2018-19 season to the five-rock FGZ rule, a change from the four rock rule.  As a member of the WCF, Curling Canada decided to adopt the same rule for its competitions, beginning this season.  With Curling Canada making the change so is Curl PEI, and all their competitions will be using the new 5-rock rule this season.

Teams will continue to evolve their strategies and approaches as the five-rock Free Guard Zone makes its debut in national and international championships this coming season. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

See this article for more information: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2018/06/15/thiessen-blog-five-rock-fgz-a-positive-change-for-curling/

To help our teams, curlers, and coaches prepare for the change we have asked Peter Gallant to lead a discussion on the topic.  The session is open to anyone who is interested in learning more and will take place at the Charlottetown Curling Club at 10 am on Saturday, August 25.  The cost for each participant is $10, which can be paid at the door, but it would be appreciated if you could confirm your attendance via email to Amy at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca by August 23. 

Montague Curling Club holding Online Auction For Funding New Rocks

The Montague Curling Club is replacing its rocks, and is holding an online auction to help fund this initiative. The auction takes place from August 13-27. Well-known curlers have been asked to donate shirts and jackets for the auction. 

For more info on the auction, and the latest items on offer, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/230928534209199

Donations to-date include:

Game-worn shirt worn by Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni.

A game-worn shirt donated by David Mathers. 

A game-worn jacket donated by Lynn Kreviazuk. Size medium.

A game-worn shirt donated by Lynn Kreviazuk. Size medium.

A game-worn shirt donated by Sarah Fullerton. Size medium.

A jacket (small) donated by Chelsea Carey’s coach Helen Radford.

A shirt (small) donated by Chelsea Carey’s coach Helen Radford.

A shirt (medium) donated by Chelsea Carey’s coach Helen Radford.

Game-worn shirt donated by Scott Chadwick — size Extra Large.

Game-worn shirt donated by Scott Chadwick — size large.

Game worn shirt donated by Sherry Middaugh Signed by Sherry and Wayne Middaugh. Size small.

Shirt worn by Wayne Middaugh, size Large, signed by Sherry and Wayne Middaugh.

 

 

 

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

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, Masters, featuring the top 15 Men’s and Women’s curling teams in the world, returns to the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro NS from October 23-28. Tickets are on sale now at 1-888-311-9090 or at thegrandslamofcurling.com

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

Barbara McCurdy, the sister of PEI Curling Hall of Fame member Sharon Renner Knox who predeceased her in 2014, passed away recently in Ladner BC.
Barbara played third for skip Diane Blanchard when they won the provincial women’s curling championship in 1975 and again in 1976. She also won the provincial mixed curling championship in 1968, playing third for her late husband Alan.

Obituary 

Barbara H. McCurdy (August 02, 1938 – July 10, 2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving mother, friend, co-worker, volunteer, Helen Barbara (Barb) McCurdy (nee Renner) on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Delta Hospital. Barb was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 2, 1938 to Edgar Alan Renner and Helen Margaret Renner. Barb is predeceased by husband Alan Cameron McCurdy, brother Bruce Renner (Lorinda), sisters Marda Ridgewell (Barry) and Sharon Renner (Bill Knox). She is survived by her daughters Heather McCurdy (New Westminster, BC); Susan MacDonald (Brian) (West Covehead, PEI); Jennifer McCurdy (Tsawwassen, BC), son Peter McCurdy (Ladner, BC) and granddaughter Lauren Watters (Alex) (Pictou, NS).

Barb will be greatly missed by family and friends, by the members of her bridge group, by the residents of the Ladner float home community, by longtime friends made through the Tunnel Town Curling Club and boatmates at the Point Roberts Marina and most recently by friends of the Tsawwassen Arts Guild. Barb gave freely of her time as a volunteer, holding many roles on various boards and committees, some of which include: President of The Tsawwassen Art Guild; President of the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society, President of the Delta Chamber of Commerce; Board Member of Delta Community Living Society and numerous others.

Barb was a very giving and classy lady and maintained both her stubbornness and sense of humour to the end.

A celebration of Barb’s life will be held at the South Delta Artists Guild (Tsawwassen Long House) on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Barb’s name to the Delta Community Living Society or the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society.

 
(Published in The Delta Optimist.)

 

Brett Gallant presents cheque to KidSport PEI

PEI’s Brett Gallant, a KidSport PEI ambassador and one of the curlers in the 2018 Men of Curling Calendar, was at Sport PEI on Thursday to present a cheque for $8,000, proceeds from the calendar campaign, to KidSport PEI. Gemma Koughan, Executive Director of Sport PEI,  was on hand to receive the cheque on behalf of KidSport.

Photo (L-R): Gemma Koughan, Brett Gallant

KidSport PEI believes all Island children should have the opportunity to experience the positive benefits that sport offers. Organized sport teaches children important life skills, such as leadership, commitment, teamwork and self-confidence. Staying physically active is important for everyone, and playing sports helps develop healthy lifestyles for children across Prince Edward Island. KidSport PEI helps remove the financial barriers that limit some children from participating in sport in PEI.

Passing of former PEI Junior Champ Wyman Millar

Wyman Millar of Summerside, who played second stone on the 1951-52 provincial junior (schoolboys) team skipped by Alex Campbell, with Derwyn Huestis at third and lead Clive MacDonald, passed away on Wednesday. Wyman’s wife Beverly is a member of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame, inducted in 2013.

Funeral announcement, from Moase.ca:

The death occurred peacefully, at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, of Wyman Millar, of Summerside, aged 84 years. Born in Ellerslie, he was the son of the late Alton and Edna (Hutchinson) Millar. Survived by his wife Beverley “Bev” (Birch) Millar; his children Pamela Millar (Steve Chappell); Susan Millar; and Andrew (Angela) Millar; grandchildren Gillian  Arsenault; and Joshua and Ryan Millar; sister Audrey Philp; sisters-in-law Doris MacKendrick; Bertha (David) Fram; Marnie (Harold) Noye; Anne Harland (Harry Williams); and Dr. Sandra Birch (Frank) Gaazenbeek; and by brother-in-law David (Mary) Birch.   Predeceased by his daughter Nan Millar; and brothers-in-law Lew Philp and Allan MacKendrick. Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, where funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  Interment in the Bideford United Church Cemetery. No visiting hours by personal request.  Memorial donations to the Prince County Hospital Foundation or the Bideford United Church would be appreciated. Due to severe allergies, please refrain from wearing scents.

Summer NCCP Coaching Workshops

Comp Dev Coaching & Leading Effectively
* Must attend both sessions*
Friday July 20th –  4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Friday July 27th –  4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
House of Sport – Royalty Centre 40 Enman Crescent
Cost is $75 to be paid by cash or cheque on arrival
Minimum of 8 coaches required
Deadline to register July 18, 2018
Click to register

Comp Into – Make Ethical Decisions
August 8, 2018
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm 
House of Sport – Royalty Centre 40 Enman Crescent
Room 149
Cost is $25 to be paid by cash or cheque on arrival
Minimum of 8 coaches required
Deadline to register August 2nd, 2018
Click to register

 

Halifax Curling Club to host Men’s World Curling Tour Event

There’s a new World Curling Tour men’s event coming to Halifax – the Stu Sells 1824 Halifax Classic at the Halifax Curling Club from November 15-18, with 16 teams, a triple-knockout format, and a total purse of $25,000.  Live Scoring will be available at Curlingzone.com 

Event website: http://www.worldcurl.com/events.php?task=Event&view=Main&eventid=5377#

CCE Maritime Junior Bonspiel

The Centre for Curling Excellence 2018 MARITIME JUNIOR BONSPIEL takes place October 12-14, 2018 at Curl Moncton.
$200 per team * Guaranteed 4 games.
ELIGIBILITY: Must be under 21 as of June 30, 2018
ENTRIES: Space is Limited
Only PAID entries placed on draw schedule
DEADLINE: September 21, 2018
REGISTER ONLINE AT CURLMONCTON.CA
MAIL REGISTRATION FEE TO:
Curl Moncton Inc. * 80 Lockhart Avenue * Moncton, NB E1C 3B8
Cheques made payable to Curl Moncton Inc.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds granted only under extraordinary circumstances.
Curl Moncton reserves the right to charge an administration fee for refunds

Maritime Junior Competitive League – Sept. 2018 Dates

Here are the Competition Dates for this September’s Maritime Junior Competitive League at Curl Moncton:
Saturday, September 8, 2018 Sunday, September 9, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Sunday, September 16, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2017 Sunday, September 30, 2018
***Register early – limited number of teams accepted per date.
Places will be confirmed once paid.
Postdated cheques must be dated no later than September 1, 2018***
REGISTER ONLINE AT CURLMONCTON.CA
MAIL REGISTRATION FEE TO:
Curl Moncton Inc.
80 Lockhart Avenue
Moncton, NB E1C 3B8
Cheques made payable to Curl Moncton Inc.
$80 per team per day
CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds granted only under extraordinary circumstances.
Curl Moncton reserves the right to charge an administration fee for refunds.

 

Junior Development Camp at the Amherst Curling Club on November 18

A Junior Development Camp for ages 11-15, along with their coaches, will take place on November 18 at the Amherst Curling Club. $50 per person includes lunch and a hoodie. Register at NSCurl.com

Academy of Curling Camps – early Oct. at Dartmouth Curling Club

Start your curling season off on the right foot by working on key elements of the game at the Academy of Curling Camp, with camps October 5, 6, and 7 at the Dartmouth Curling Club, led by Russ Howard, Mary-Anne Arsenault, and Grant Odishaw. See poster for details.

Final reminder: June 30 is application deadline 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. (Sciences, Mount Saint Vincent University)
  • Brooks Roche, Montague, P.E.I. (Environmental Design Studies/Masters of Architecture, Dalhousie University) 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 For the Love of Curling Scholarships, which are funded through the generous support of the Canadian curling community, and have been raised in value from $1,000 to $2,500.

A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded to male and female curlers who best demonstrate athletic and academic prowess as well as community leadership.

“The For the Love of Curling scholarship announcement is an annual highlight for Curling Canada — even more so this year with the increased monetary value of the scholarships,” said Resby Coutts, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “That increase reflects Curling Canada’s commitment to developing the next generation of curling champions, on and off the ice.”

Two-time World Junior Women’s champions (2018, 2016) Kristin Clarke and Karlee Burgess, as well as current World Junior Men’s champions Tyler Tardi and Sterling Middleton, are all past recipients of the For the Love of Curling Scholarships. All four received their scholarship in 2016.

Additionally, Burgess is on the selection committee to decide this year’s recipients.

All of the 2018 scholarships will be awarded to deserving young athletes from across Canada to help post-secondary athletes cover some of their education and curling costs.

Emphasis will be placed on athletes who have competed at the provincial/territorial level or higher; who have maintained a good level of academic standing; while showing a commitment to curling through their involvement in coaching, instructing and/or volunteer activities. Athletes must be under the age of 23 as of Dec. 31, 2018, and not have received the For the Love of Curling Scholarship previously.

The application process runs from May 1 to June 30, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded in August.

For more information or to apply, visit online www.curling.ca/scholarship2018.

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

On an annual basis, Sport PEI awards three student-athlete scholarships valued at $1000. The criteria used to select the recipients includes achievements in sport, the classroom and their communities.

This year, the scholarships were made possible thanks to donations from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Gemini Screen Printing & Embroidery, and Discount Car & Truck Rental. The 2018 Sport PEI Scholarship recipients are Lauren Lenentine (Bluefield), Emma Jinks (Charlottetown Rural), and Chris McQuaid (Colonel Gray). 

 

Each of the student-athletes has excelled in the classroom, their sport, and their community. In addition to the three Sport PEI recipients, Ethan Boyd, of Three Oaks Senior High has been awarded the Earl F. Smith scholarship. The honor is named respectively after the PEI Sports Hall of Famer and recognizes a high school graduate embodying the spirit of multi-sport and competition.

 

Lauren Lenentine, a Bluefield graduate, will be studying Science at Dalhousie University in the fall and has plans to become a physiotherapist. This past year, she was an alternate for Team Canada at the World Junior Curling Championships in Scotland where Canada won gold.  Lauren is a nine-time PEI provincial curling champion and was runner-up at the 2018 PEI Scotties Provincial Tournament of Hearts. She was recently selected as a recipient of the Sandra Schmirler scholarship, one of the most prestigious accolades in curling.  The selection process for this scholarship is rigorous and competitive. Winners excel both athletically and academically. They also need to show community engagement aligned with a commitment to giving back and keeping Sandra’s legacy alive.

Emma Jinks, a four-time Canadian National Squash Champion and graduate from Charlottetown Rural, was the top recruit for the University of Virginia in the NCAA. She will play as the number one or number two spot on the varsity squad and plans on competing all four years with the Division One school. This past year, Emma won her third consecutive Sport PEI Junior Female Athlete of the Year award. She competed in the number one spot for Canada at the World Junior Squash Championships in New Zealand and finished ninth with thirty-five countries in attendance.  At the Canadian Junior Open, which hosted eighteen countries, and 273 athletes, Emma managed to win the top tier U19 women’s division. She was the only Canadian to win a division in the entire tournament.  With all her travel, Emma still kept a 94% grade average and has her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.   

Chris McQuaid may not spend much time in PEI while competing in the QMJHL, but with hard work, he will graduate from Colonel Gray this year with a 95% grade average. He plans to continue playing for the Gatineau Olympiques this fall while studying Business online at UPEI.When he has time, Chris also competes as a track athlete and is undefeated at all events he has participated in during the school year.  A community volunteer on PEI and Quebec, Chris has a bright future ahead of him.

The Earl F. Smith recipient, Ethan Boyd, has his sights set on making the Dalhousie men’s volleyball team this fall while studying Business Management.  As the top male volleyball, and basketball, player in the province this year, Ethan leads by example with a quite personality but explosive skill. This was never more evident than when he helped Three Oaks High School win three volleyball championships in a row and a basketball championship for the first time in six years. Ethan is also involved in the community with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and spent time in Mozambique, Africa helping those in small communities.  

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine wins $5000 Sandra Schmirler Scholarship

  Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine is one of this year’s “SPIRIT OF SANDRA” scholarship winners. Previous winners have included Brooks Roche (2015) from Montague, and Veronica Smith (2014) from Cornwall.   For the sixth consecutive year, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has awarded … Continue reading

Reminder: June 30 is application deadline 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

Charlottetown Curling Club receives Capital Works Grant from Joyce Myers Trust Fund

The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund, established under Curl Atlantic from profits from the 2003 Brier and the 2005 Roar of the Rings curling events in Atlantic Canada, have selected the 2018 recipients of its Curling Club Capital Works grants. This … Continue reading

Four Islanders receive Joyce Myers Trust Fund Scholarships

 The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund, established under Curl Atlantic from profits from the 2003 Brier and the 2005 Roar of the Rings curling events in Atlantic Canada, have selected the 2018 recipients of its $500 Student/Athlete Scholarships. This was … Continue reading

Organizers donating $7700 to IWK from Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel at Montague

The organizers of the second annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel, held January 19-21 at the Montague Curling Club, will be making a donation of $7,700 on Sunday during the IWK Telethon. The annual bonspiel is in memory of Cody Dixon who … Continue reading

2018 CCE at Curl Moncton: Camp Dates and Registration

15 SUCCESSFUL YEARS & GROWING Please read information for choosing the appropriate camp. Registration button below. Development Camp All-round Basic Skill Development Improvement of Fundamental Curling Skills: • Delivery • Sweeping Development of Team skills: • Team dynamics • Communication … Continue reading

WhiteCap Summer Curling Camp in Moncton – for ages 12-15. Accommodations included

  WhiteCap Curling Camp         Aug 5 – Aug 10, 2018 –> for ages 12-15 (call Rick for age exceptions) – accommodations included. Cost: $750 more on-ice time fun social activities with old and new friends special guests … Continue reading

Surf n’ Curl at Curl Moncton this August

Curl Moncton’s annual Surf n’ Curl bonspiel goes August 17-19, with entry deadline of  August 3rd. $220/team, three games guaranteed, open format. Friday night mussel bar, Saturday lunch and lobster dinner included. Make cheques payable to Curl Moncton, 80 Lockhart … Continue reading

Cornwall hosting both Maritime and Canadian stick curling ch’ships next season

There’s been a lot of interest in doubles curling recently, especially with Canada winning an Olympic Gold Medal in Mixed Doubles. The Cornwall Curling Club along with other Island curling facilities, have been playing 2-person curling for years, with their … Continue reading

Cornwall Curling Club honours its first World Champion

In a presentation just before Friday’s Cornwall Curling Club Annual General Meeting, club member Lauren Lenentine, who was a member of this year’s World Junior Women’s Curling Championship team skipped by Halifax’s Kaitlyn Jones, was honoured with the unveiling of … Continue reading

Award presented to Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year Finalist

Cornwall Curling Club member Derek MacEwen was selected as a national finalist for Curling Canada’s Volunteer of the Year award for the 2017-2018 season. He was presented with a personalized Curling Canada jacket just prior to Cornwall’s Annual General Meeting on Friday … Continue reading

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

Registration for the Atlantic Recreation and Facilities Conference and Trade Show (May 30th to June 1st in Charlottetown, PEI) is still available. Head to www.arfc.ca for details and on-line registration. This exciting Atlantic gathering dedicated to Recreation and Facilities will have keynote speakers, sessions … Continue reading

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

Funeral service for PEI Curling Hall of Fame member Lorn “Luker” Burke to be held on Wednesday

J.E. Lorn “Luker” Burke 1931-2018 Peacefully at Beach Grove Home on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 of J. E. Lorn “Luker” Burke of Charlottetown, age 86 years, a long-time employee of Sears. Beloved husband of Beryl Burke (nee Beagan) and dear … Continue reading

PEI’s Ferguson and Schut rinks at Canadian U18 Ch’ships, which start this evening in St. Andrews NB (Curling Canada)

Canada’s top up-and-coming curlers are playing for national championships for a second straight year in the province of New Brunswick, following a successful debut last April in Moncton. The 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are being staged in Saint … Continue reading

Canada falls short in gold-medal game; WFG Continental Cup returning to Vegas (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — It was a bad-news, good-news kind of night for Canadian curling fans Sunday at Orleans Arena. World championship silver-medallists, from left, Curling Canada Board Chair Resby Coutts, Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker, Tom Sallows … Continue reading

Alberta Men, BC Women win Canadian Masters Curling Championship

The Gold and Bronze medal games brought the 2018 Coastland Engineering and Surveying Canadian Masters Curling Championship at the Cloverdale Curling Club and Peace Arch Curling Centre to a close today in Surrey/White Rock BC. Closing ceremony – photo courtesy … Continue reading

Watch the Gold Medal Game where it all started for Brett Gallant – the Ch’town Curling Complex

The Charlottetown Curling Complex, where Team Gushue member Brett Gallant began his impressive curling career, will be open this evening for anyone who wants to watch them win their second consecutive World gold medal. Stop in early and grab a … Continue reading

Reigning PEI Scotties champs going their separate ways

Team Robyn MacPhee posted the following on their Facebook page this morning: To all our supporters, We wanted to thank everyone who has supported our team over the past two seasons (whatever shape or form it came in)! We consider … Continue reading

PEI’s Craig Mackie wins Sportsmanship award, gold and bronze medal games go today at Canadian Masters in BC (Curl BC)

Semifinal play wrapped up Saturday afternoon, with the gold and bronze medal games going today at the 2018 Coastland Engineering and Surveying Canadian Masters Curling Championship, for curlers age 60 and over, at the Cloverdale Curling Club and the Peace Arch Curling … Continue reading

Gordon MacFadyen wins Aubrey Neff Sportsmanship award at Canadian Firefighters

The 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship wrapped up on Saturday afternoon, with Team Saskatchewan winning the event. The closing banquet and awards ceremony was held later on Saturday, with Team PEI skip Gordon MacFadyen from the Summerside Fire Department winning the … Continue reading

Team Canada headed to gold-medal game at World Men’s Curling Championship (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — It’ll be a gold-medal rematch Sunday at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada. Photo, World Curling Federation/Steve Seixeiro Defending world champ Brad Gushue and his team from St. John’s — vice-skip Mark … Continue reading

Team Saskatchewan edges defending champ to win Canadian Firefighters

The 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship wrapped up today in Thunder Bay Ontario, with Team Saskatchewan, skipped by Gregg Tarasoff out of the Saskatoon Fire Department winning the event, edging the defending champion Alberta rink skipped by Aaron Bartling 8-7 in … Continue reading

Team Canada heads into playoffs on winning note at World Men’s Curling Championship (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — There are now just three wins separating Canada’s Brad Gushue and a second straight gold medal at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada. Brad Gushue’s Canadian team will take on the United … Continue reading

Canadian Masters continues in BC – PEI Women in Ch’ship Pool, Men in seeding pool

Play continues at the 2018 Coastland Engineering & Surveying Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Surrey and Whiterock BC. Sandy Hope. Photo by Leo Le Couteur The PEI women’s team, skipped by Sandy Hope, finished round robin play with a 2-3 … Continue reading

Sask. goes undefeated in round robin as Page Playoff round set at Cdn. Firefighters

Round robin play wrapped up on Thursday afternoon, with the Page playoffs starting at 10 Eastern this morning at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championships in Thunder Bay. Play is over for Team PEI, represented by the Summerside Fire Department and … Continue reading

P.E.I. curling coach looks to repeat success at next Olympics — but with a new team (CBC PEI)

Fresh off guiding the South Koreans to an unprecedented run to the Olympic finals, curling coach Peter Gallant is looking to make a return trip in 2022 — but this time with a new team. Peter Gallant P.E.I.’s Gallant helped guide the … Continue reading

PEI Men 2-2, Women 1-3 after Canadian Masters Day Two

PEI’s men’s and women’s teams, skipped by Cornwall’s Bill and Sandy Hope, split their Tuesday games at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, being played in White Rock and Surrey BC. The  PEI men lost a … Continue reading

Sask. still unbeaten, Alberta, NS 6-1 at Cdn. Firefighters, PEI, NB drop to 0-6

Team PEI, skipped by Gordon MacFadyen out of the Summerside Fire Department, are still looking for a win at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Thunder Bay, following two more losses on Tuesday – 9-1 to BC, and 9-4 to Southern Ontario. 2013 champ Gregg … Continue reading

Team Canada sweeps Tuesday games at World Men’s Championship (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — On a day during which Canadian curling icon Kevin Martin was inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame, Brad Gushue provided some proof of his own Hall of Fame credentials at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling … Continue reading

PEI Men 1-1, Women 0-2 after Canadian Masters opening day

Play got underway Monday at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, being played in White Rock and Surrey BC. PEI is represented by the Bill Hope men’s team and the Sandy Hope women’s rink. The … Continue reading

Nova Scotia and Sask. still unbeaten at Cdn. Firefighters, PEI slips to 0-4

Team PEI, skipped by Gordon MacFadyen out of the Summerside Fire Department, are still looking for a win at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Thunder Bay, following an 8-6 loss to the Northwest Territories in their only game … Continue reading

Round robin starts today as Hope rinks represent PEI at Canadian Masters in Surrey/Whiterock BC

The Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, at the Cloverdale Curling Club and Peace Arch Curling Centre in Surrey and White Rock BC, got underway last evening with the opening ceremonies. Click for video from Craig Mackie. … Continue reading

PEI has tough start at Canadian Firefighters

Team PEI, skipped by Gordon MacFadyen and representing the Summerside Fire Department, is still looking for its first win at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship, taking place in Thunder Bay Ontario, after a tough start against back to back … Continue reading

Mixed Doubles nationals a great experience for Ferguson/Smith team

The Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship wraps up today in Leduc Alberta. CBC TV is broadcasting the final. PEI’s representatives, Lauren Ferguson and Calvin Smith from the Crapaud Community Curling Club. picked up a round-robin win against Dana Ferguson/John Epping … Continue reading

Canada’s World Curling Win Streak Snapped in Vegas (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — Nearly two years after it started, Canada’s win streak at the world men’s and women’s curling championships came to an end Saturday night at Orleans Arena.  (Photo, World Curling Federation/Richard Gray) Reigning world champion Brad Gushue and … Continue reading

Canada opens World Men’s Championship on winning note (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — It may have taken longer than a pro-Canadian crowd at the Orleans Arena had expected, but in the end, it was a familiar result for Brad Gushue and his St. John’s team at the 2018 361° World … Continue reading

PEI drops opener to former national champ at Canadian Firefighters

The opening draw is in the books at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Thunder Bay Ontario, with all teams except Northern Ontario seeing action. PEI’s team from the Summerside Fire Department, skipped by Gordon MacFadyen, lost their opening … Continue reading

Peter Gallant to coach Switzerland’s Tirinzoni team

Charlottetown’s Peter Gallant, who recently coached the South Korean Women’s Team to an Olympic Silver Medal, announced this evening that he will be taking on a new coaching assignment next season, for the Silvana Tirinzoni women’s rink, who were Switzerland’s representatives … Continue reading

Hope rinks to represent PEI at Canadian Masters, starting Monday in Surrey/Whiterock BC

Play begins Monday, April 2nd and wraps up Sunday the 8th at the Coastal Engineering & Surveying Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, at the Cloverdale Curling Club and Peace Arch Curling Centre in Surrey and White … Continue reading

Ontario men, with 2 players originally from PEI, Sask. women win Everest Canadian Seniors titles

Team Ontario, skipped by Bryan Cochrane, with PEI natives Ian MacAulay and Morgan Currie at third and second, along with lead Kenneth Sullivan, beat New Brunswick’s Terry Odishaw rink 5-2 this afternoon to win the men’s final of the Everest … Continue reading

PEI’s Lauren Ferguson and Calvin Smith beat Dana Ferguson & John Epping at Canadian Mixed Doubles

After an opening loss to Jennifer Jones (fresh off her gold-medal performance at the World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont.) and Brent Laing (who competed at the Olympics in Pyeongchang with Team Kevin Koe),  PEI’s Lauren Ferguson and … Continue reading

Second member of Team Gushue dealing with loss of a relative (The Telegram)

Brett Gallant’s grandfather, who helped introduce him to curling, died Tuesday Mark Nichols isn’t the only curler on Brad Gushue’s Brier-championship team who is going through a difficult time in the days leading up the world men’s curling championship which opens … Continue reading

Summerside Fire Department rink begins play Saturday at Canadian Firefighters

Play gets underway on Saturday at 3:30 pm Eastern at the Port Arthur Curling Club in Thunder Bay, Ontario, as the Northern Ontario Firefighters Curling Association hosts the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship, in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The … Continue reading

Team Gushue, with PEI’s Gallant, goes for back-to-back gold at World Men’s Ch’ship (Curling Canada)

A Canadian team will be chasing history when it opens play Saturday at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada. Canada’s Brad Gushue team, including, from left, Gushue, Mark … Continue reading

Curling Canada photos from Everest Canadian Seniors

Curling Canada passed along these pictures of the Bill Hope and Shirley Berry teams at the Everest Canadian Seniors in Stratford Ontario. … Continue reading

Curl PEI taking orders for Trainwave Curling Edition Workbooks

Curl PEI is placing an order for Trainwave Curling Edition workbooks.  This is a sport-specific mental training workbook to support the programming efforts of curling coaches.  All activities, examples, and content have been reviewed and edited by Curling Canada’s national team coaches, … Continue reading

UNB, with PEI’s Alex Gallant, in Bronze Medal game today at U Sports Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

LEDUC, Alta. (U SPORTS) – The Alberta Golden Bears and Winnipeg Wesmen, along with the Alberta Pandas and Thompson Rivers WolfPack each advanced to Wednesday’s U SPORTS men and women’s championship finals, winning their respective semifinal matches on Tuesday night. … Continue reading

PEI’s Ferguson/Smith to face Jones/Laing in their opener tonight at Canadian Mixed Doubles Ch’ship (Curling Canada)

The Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship gets underway today in Leduc Alberta, returning to the city where the event made its debut in 2013 at the BMO Centre, when won by Quebec’s Robert Desjardins and Isabelle Néron. The 32-team competition lineup … Continue reading