Pre-Season curling cancelled at Crapaud due to ice plant chiller delivery delay

The Crapaud Community Curling Club has recently been informed us that the new chiller for their ice plant will not be delivered until September 15. Because of this, they will have to cancel the planned Pre-Season curling.
 

Brett Gallant’s wonderful curling season will be celebrated tonight (PEI Guardian)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Brett Gallant has a bit of tongue-in-cheek advice for permitting well-wishers to kiss the Brier Tankard when it’s on display Sunday in Charlottetown.

“As long as they don’t get too close,” Gallant said with a laugh. 

That’s Sunday, 1-3 p.m., at the West Royalty Community Centre.

First, though, the Brier and men’s world championship-winning second stone is the guest of honour at a gala today at the Charlottetown Curling Complex to celebrate the Charlottetown native’s monster year in curling. 

Gallant’s fourth year with the Brad Gushue-skipped rink from Newfoundland and Labrador was a corker.

The foursome, which also includes third Mark Nichols and lead Geoff Walker, had a dominant season, winning several cashspiels, the Brier and the world championship, and finished first on the Canadian Team Ranking System list with 520.53 points and third on the World Curling Tour money list with earnings of $140,395. 

“I consider my career pretty young at this stage, so to have that (Brier, world championship) crossed off my list is pretty special,” said the 27-year-old Gallant.

 

Brett Gallant throws a rock during the Brier at Mile One Centre. Keith Gosse/The Telegram

For Gallant, this past season reaped the benefits of daily practice time and upwards of 100 games beginning in September. 

“We played in a lot of events so when you get to the big game, you’re confident in that situation,” he said.

 Gallant is no stranger to success, however, as he skipped Canada to a silver at the 2009 world junior championship, has gold, silver and bronze medals skipping P.E.I. at the Canadian junior championships and has a bronze for P.E.I. at the 2007 Canada Games. 
 
 He doesn’t miss his skipping days, happy in his role (he calls Nichols the best third on the planet) and is proud of his much-improved sweeping skills.  
 

After the gala and Sunday’s public event, Gallant heads back to Calgary, where he lives, to resume training. At the end of August, he’s comes east to St. John’s, N.L., to reunite with Gushue, Nichols and Walker and prep for the 2017-18 season. 

And there’s an extra incentive, a shot at a gold medal at the 2018 Olympics. 

Gushue and crew’s world championship win earned it a berth at the Olympic curling trials in December in Ottawa. Win that and Gallant’s off to Pyongyang, South Korea, with a chance for gold.

 
 
 

More details on Sat. Celebration Gala for Brett Gallant. Lounge open to public at 10 pm

Here’s a run-down of the activities at Saturday evening’s Brett Gallant Celebration Gala at the Charlottetown Curling Complex.

The evening will begin at 6 pm with the piping-in of the guest of honour to a reception in the lounge  area, where guests will enjoy conversation and a selection of seafood including mussels, chowder and oysters. Guests will then join Brett and his family, along with various dignitaries, in a delicious dinner of lobster, ham, rolls, potato salad, coleslaw and sweets lovingly prepared by the St. John’s United Church women’s group in Mt Stewart.

Well-known curler and entertainer Robbie Doherty will be the Master of Ceremonies for the dinner. Robbie has also been a Brier contender, and promises plenty of good stories! Video cameras and screens will be used to project images of Brett’s rise to stardom for all to see.

After the Gala dinner, guests will be invited to stay for local entertainment by Sam Ramsay in the downstairs lounge, with accompaniment by Sarah Simpson on the small pipes. For those just wishing to take in the “après scene”, doors will be open to the public after 10 pm, with a modest cover charge. Bar sales will continue until the end of the evening.

During the Gala, raffle tickets will be sold for some great prizes, including a lovely watercolor painting by Louise Carota; a wonderful golf package, with golf in PEI and Chester, NS; autographed jerseys by Brett; a weekend about town, and a package to the PEI International Shellfish Festival.

 

Overflow parking for Brett Gallant gala at Ch’town Curling Complex

The Charlottetown Curling Complex has arranged for overflow parking for the Brett Gallant gala on Saturday evening, in the Holland College staff parking lot on Fitzroy Street (behind the milk plant). As you can see from the map it is just around the corner from the CCC, making for a very short walk. 

 

Trainwave workshop with Adam Kingsbury: Becoming your team’s mental coach

Curl PEI’s Performance Committee is excited to announce two upcoming workshops with Mental Performance Specialist – National Team Program (Curling Canada), Adam Kingsbury.

Adam Kingsbury is a clinical psychology resident at the University of Ottawa.  Adam presently consults for Curling Canada, Golf Canada, and has previous experience consulting for a number of national sporting organizations in Canada.  His doctoral research has focused on how social evaluation influences the golf putting stroke under pressure.  Adam is also the co-founder of Marble Labs Inc. – a sport consulting firm focusing on performance under pressure, and curriculum development for high-performance adolescents.  Adam played collegiate golf for 11 seasons, before realizing that he enjoyed helping others with their golf game significantly more than working on is own.  Adam has taken up curling as his next passion pursuit, and plays 3 times a week as a Lead who sweeps hard, earns a lot of post-round beverages, and is always smiling – even when flashing guard attempts. He is also coach of Team Homan.

Curl PEI is excited to have Adam come to PEI and share his knowledge and expertise with local coaches and curlers.

The first workshop will be for coaches, and will be an introduction to Trainwave, a series of user friendly mental training workbooks for developing athletes.  The program is designed to develop better people and better performers in line with Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model.

Date: July 29

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: Charlottetown Curling Complex

Cost: $50 (registration will include a copy of the Trainwave workbook)

Register online: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5190130

Identifying Barriers in Emerging Elite Curlers – Workshop with Adam Kingsbury

Curl PEI’s Performance Committee is excited to announce two upcoming workshops with Mental Performance Specialist – National Team Program (Curling Canada), Adam Kingsbury.

Adam Kingsbury is a clinical psychology resident at the University of Ottawa.  Adam presently consults for Curling Canada, Golf Canada, and has previous experience consulting for a number of national sporting organizations in Canada.  His doctoral research has focused on how social evaluation influences the golf putting stroke under pressure.  Adam is also the co-founder of Marble Labs Inc. – a sport consulting firm focusing on performance under pressure, and curriculum development for high-performance adolescents.  Adam played collegiate golf for 11 seasons, before realizing that he enjoyed helping others with their golf game significantly more than working on is own.  Adam has taken up curling as his next passion pursuit, and plays 3 times a week as a Lead who sweeps hard, earns a lot of post-round beverages, and is always smiling – even when flashing guard attempts. He is also coach of Team Homan.

Curl PEI is excited to have Adam come to PEI and share his knowledge and expertise with local coaches and curlers.

The “Identifying Barriers in Emerging Elite Curlers” workshop will be designed for curlers to attend as individuals or as a team with or without their coach.  The Curl PEI Performance Committee and Adam will work together to determine the topics for the day; however they will be related to preparing to compete. 

Date: July 30

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: TBD

Cost: $25/individual or $100/team

Register by emailing Amy Duncan @ aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Minimum numbers are required for Curl PEI to host a workshop, so please register early.

 

Multi-Sport Coaching and Leading Effectively Workshop from Coaching PEI

Coaching PEI will be hosting a Multi Sport Coaching and Leading Effectively workshop on Saturday July 22, 2017.

This is one of the longest modules and they needed to bring a Coach Developer in from Halifax in order to host.

For coaches who are already selected or hope to be for the 2019 Canada Games this more than likely a required course and will only be hosted once maybe twice before the 2019 Games.

Here is the information on the course and the link to register

Comp Dev Coaching & Leading Effectively
July 22, 2017
8:00 am to 6:00 pm 
Holiday Inn Express Charlottetown
Cost is $75 to be paid by cash or cheque upon arrival
Minimum of 8 coaches required
Deadline to register is July 14, 2017
Click to register

 

Curl Moncton International Junior Summer Spiel in August

The 2017 Curl Moncton International Junior Summer Spiel takes place August 4-6, 2017
Format: The format will depend on number of teams entered (maximum 16 teams). Every team is guaranteed 4 games (either pools & play-offs or draw trees & consolation sections).
Entry deadline: July 17, 2017 (cheques may be post-dated to this date).
Host: Curl Moncton
80 Lockhart Avenue
Moncton, N.B.
E1C 3B8
Phone: (506) 857-4285
Fax: (506) 857-4286
Web: http://curlmoncton.ca/
Chair: Felipe D. Marin
20 Forest Road Rothesay, N.B.
E2H 1B5
Home: (506) 849-7383
Cell: (506) 654-6284
E-mail : felipe@mathroom.ca
***Please send entries to Felipe***
Entry fee: $200 per team (includes: guaranteed 4 games, prizes, t-shirt, and BBQ)
Payment options:

1) Cheque or money order payable to: “Curl Moncton”
2) Interac e-transfer – send to: felipe@mathroom.ca

Click to download entry form (PDF)

New Holland named title sponsor of Canadian Junior Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

A world leader in the manufacturing and selling of agricultural and construction equipment also will be taking a lead role in helping to develop Canada’s top young curlers, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

New Holland — the parent company of both New Holland Agriculture and New Holland Construction — is the new title sponsor of the Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships.

The 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Championships are scheduled for Jan. 13-21 in Shawinigan, Que.

“We’re ecstatic that New Holland has expanded its reach into curling by taking on title sponsorship of the Canadian Juniors,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “Ever since New Holland joined the Curling Canada family as an Official Partner in 2015, they’ve become a significant presence at our events, and we’re truly grateful for their commitment to our sport, and to our country’s young curling stars.”

“New Holland is thrilled to announce that it will serve as the title sponsor of the 2018 Canadian Junior Championships, along with the renewal of its Curling Canada sponsorship,” said Bret Lieberman, Vice President of New Holland North America. “We look forward to working with Curling Canada to grow one of the country’s most beloved sports and support its mission to foster and develop Canada’s top young curlers.”

The 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors will decide Canada’s representatives for the 2018 World Junior Curling Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Over the years, many of Canada’s best curlers have won gold at the Canadian Juniors, including the likes of Brad Gushue, John Morris, Kevin Martin, Rachel Homan, Kelly Scott, Steve Laycock, Brett Gallant, Jennifer Jones and Kaitlyn Lawes.

There are more than 1,000 New Holland dealers throughout North America, and the company is no stranger to supporting curling. This past season in addition to being an Official Partner of Curling Canada, New Holland also sponsored a contest that saw winner Cam Hunter of Kenton, Man., win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Tim Hortons Brier.

Additionally, New Holland sponsored the Cheryl Bernard School of Rocks youth curling camp in Medicine Hat, Alta., in addition to the Ontario Elementary School Curling Championships in Chesley, Ont.

This coming season, New Holland will sponsor the Prairieland Curling Camp in Nipawin, Sask.; and another edition of the Cheryl Bernard School of Rocks, in Prince Albert, Sask.

“This added involvement will better position our brand as a strong supporter of curling in Canada,” said Doug Warrener, Director of Growth Initiatives for New Holland Canada. “Curling has been a foundational sport in most rural communities across Canada for decades and New Holland is giving back to these rural communities by providing them with coverage of the Season of Champion events throughout the curling season.”

Click to read at Curling Canada

Safety first: Curl PEI already putting helmets on kids (CBC PEI)

Curl PEI already has rules requiring young curlers to wear helmets, in line with a recent Curling Canada’s recommendation.

Sandy Matheson, the vice-president of Curl PEI said staff at the Island’s seven curling clubs require curlers [under age 12] in junior programs to wear protective headgear while playing.

A young curler wearing a hockey helmet (Jared Schlechte/CurlSask)

Curling Canada’s new policy asks that new and inexperienced players wear CSA-approved protective headgear. Matheson said this will help Island curling clubs give parents a better indication of the proper equipment to purchase for their children.

Click for full story at CBC PEI

Meet and Greet with Brett Gallant & the Brier Tankard trophy on Sunday. Juniors especially welcome!

Curl PEI will be hosting a Meet and Greet with Brett Gallant on Sunday, June 25 from 1-3 pm at the West Royalty Community Centre, at the corner of the Lower Malpeque and Kirkdale roads in Charlottetown.

 

Curling Canada photo: Brett Gallant holding up the Brier  Tankard

The Meet and Greet will be a great opportunity for everyone, especially junior curlers, to meet PEI’s Brier and World Men’s Curling Champion Brett Gallant, and get their photo taken with the Brier Tankard.

 

New helmet recommendations, new governors, come out of Curling Canada Annual Meeting (Curling Canada)

Curling Canada will move forward on introducing a helmet policy for young and beginning curlers, it was confirmed during the Curling Canada Annual Meeting on Saturday in Cornwall, Ont.

Participants in the 2017 Curling Canada Annual Meeting in Cornwall, Ont. (Photo, Curling Canada/Neil Valois)

Representatives of Curling Canada’s 14 Member Associations approved a motion that endorses the immediate release of a Curling Canada statement to encourage Canadian curling clubs and facilities to acknowledge a concern about head injuries and concussions, and urges clubs and facilities to implement helmet-use initiatives in beginner and novice curling programs, and that helmets are strongly suggested for all in the Under-12 age category.

“I believe this is an important move that puts our sport in a leadership position in terms of making sure our young and beginning curlers are playing the sport with safety in mind,” said Peter Inch, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “It won’t be an overnight move, but I think this pushes the conversation forward and makes sure that we’re making those safety concerns a priority.”

The Annual Meeting was the concluding event of the 2017 National Curling Congress.

In addition to the helmet policy vote, Curling Canada also welcomed two new governors to its 10-member board.

Toronto’s George Cooke, who was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 2014, and Edmonton’s Brad Gibb, a former president of the Northern Alberta Curling Association, were elected to the board on Saturday. Their terms will begin on Oct. 1, and they will replace outgoing governors Shirley Osborne of Bridgewater, N.S., and Ron Hutton of Saint John, N.B.

Meanwhile, the Board of Governors also elected a new Chair and Vice-Chair for the 2017-18 season. Resby Coutts of Winnipeg will move from Vice-Chair to Chair, while Maureen Miller of Yellowknife will take over as Vice-Chair. Those moves also take effect on Oct. 1, when Inch’s term as Chair formally ends.

“I’ve had wonderful mentors to work with and I have immense shoes to fill, but I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Coutts. “We have much to look forward to as a sport, and we have a great team, with our Member Associations, our Curling Canada staff and our Board of Governors in place to keep taking our sport in a positive direction.”

The Ontario Curling Association recorded a rare sweep of both the MA Cup, presented by TSN, and the Governor’s Cup. From left, Curling Canada governor Scott Comfort, OCA Vice-Chair Doug Kreviazuk, OCA Chair Rick Meraska and Curling Canada Chair Peter Inch. (Photo, Curling Canada/Neil Valois)

The National Curling Congress also featured the awarding of the MA Cup, presented by TSN, and the Governor’s Cup.

The Travelers MA Cup, presented by TSN, goes to the Member Association whose teams produced the best average finishes at all of Curling Canada’s national championships. The Ontario Curling Association finished on top of the standings for the first time since 2013, and also completed the sweep of the trophies by claiming the Governor’s Cup for posting the biggest improvement in averages finishes from the 2015-16 season.

Also, former Board Chair Hugh Avery of Halifax was formally inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.

Click to read at Curling Canada

Turning Point High Performance Camp in Bridgewater in September

Turning Point
High Performance Camp

Featuring: Olympic Gold Medalist
& 2017 Brier Champion Mark Nichols

BRIDGEWATER CURLING CLUB
Bridgewater NOVA SCOTIA
September 23th & 24th, 2017

Tentative Topics:
Strategy & Scoreboard Management
Player Roles & Responsibilities
Nutrition for Maximum Performance
Team Dynamics
Physical Readiness
Sweeping
Mental Skills Training
Video Analysis
Weight Control

The Turning Point concept encompasses the “Whole Athlete, Whole Team” approach, integrating the coach into all training activities

CRITERIA:
Teams age 18 and over, who plan to particpate in provincial qualifiers.
COST:
Team: $800 +HST per team (4 players and coach).
Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Individual: $220 +HST
TIMES:
Registration Saturday 8:30 am
Sessions will run from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
DEADLINE: Completed registration and payment must be received by July 7th, 2017.

Click to download Registration Form (PDF)

facebook.com/turningpointcurling

turningpointcurling.com

Contact:
Donalda Mattie – Turning Point Curling School
(902) 870-1748 – donaldamattie@gmail.com

 

UPEI teams: register by June 14 if interested in Atlantic Univ. Curling Ch’ships

Attention all 2017/18 UPEI M/W Curlers!

Any UPEI students interested in entering a team to compete for the right to represent UPEI at the 2018 Atlantic University Curling Championships is asked to contact Ron Annear by June 14.

If more than one Male or Female team comes forward a playoff will occur to determine who will be the UPEI representatives attending the AUS Championship at the Capital Winter Curling Club in Fredericton, NB, February 8-11, 2018.

The winners of the AUS Championship will advance to the U Sports Curling Championship, date and location TBD.

For more information contact Ron at 902-566-0991 or annear@upei.ca

Ron Annear
Coordinator, Varsity & Communications
UPEI Athletics & Recreation

University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue

Charlottetown, PEI    C1A 4P3
Phone:  (902)566-0991
Fax:  (902)566-0700
E-mail:  annear@upei.ca
Website:  www.ar.upei.ca

Junior Events Calendar

Here is a list of Junior Curling events and camps in the Maritimes (plus Nationals) for the upcoming season. Curl PEI events will be posted when finalized.

(Curling Canada photo)

EVENT DATES LOCATION
Becoming Your Team’s Mental Coach with Adam Kingsbury (Coach Workshop) 29 July 2017 Charlottetown, PEI

aducan@sportpei.pe.ca

Identifying Barriers in Emerging Elite Curlers – a learning opportunity for athletes, team, and coaches 30 July 2017 Charlottetown, PEI

aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

U21 Junior Championships (PEI) TBA Dec 2017 Maple Leaf Curling Club
U21 Junior Nationals 13-21 Jan 2018 Shawinigan, Que
Curl PEI Junior Development Camp TBA Jan 2018 TBA
CWG Event (PEI) TBA Feb 2018 Silver Fox Entertainment Complex
U18 Championships (PEI) TBA Feb 2018 Silver Fox Entertainment Complex
U16 Championships (PEI) TBA Mar 2018 Montague Curling Club
U13 Championship (PEI) TBA Mar 2018 Cornwall Curling Club
Little Rocks Jamboree (PEI) TBA Mar 2018 Maple Leaf Curling Club
U18 Nationals 9-14 Apr 2018 TBA
White Cap (not Full) 6-11 Aug 2017 Curl Moncton Rick Perron

rick@curlmoncton.ca

Stu Cameron Curling Camp Weekend #1 9-10 Sep 2017 Mayflower, Brian Mackintosh

briansmackintosh@gmail.com

Junior Development Camp Mayflower 16-17 Sep 2017 Stu  Cameron mayflowerjdc@gmail.com
NEW Canada Games Harvest Spiel

CWG age participants

22-24 Sep 2017 Mayflower, Andrew Abraham

cwgharvestspiel@gmail.com

Turning Point  23-24 Sep 2017 Bridgewater CC
NEW U21 Nautilus Junior Slam 29 Sep -01 Oct 2017 CFB Halifax, (Sign up Starts Thurs 08 Jun)
Stu Cameron Curling Camp Weekend #2 7-9 Oct 2017

Still has openings

Mayflower, Brian Mackintosh

briansmackintosh@gmail.com

Maritime Junior Competitive League 9 Sept -1 Oct. 2017,

Weekends

Curl Moncton, Derek Stanley

derekstanley@rogers.com

CCE Junior Maritime Cashspiel

U15 and U20

13-15 Oct 2017 Curl Moncton, Derek Stanley

derekstanley@rogers.com

TSA Junior Spiel U-21 3-5 Nov 2017 Saint John,NB Felipe Marin, felipe@mathroom.ca
Lakeshore Cashspiel/ CWG Spiel 27-29 Oct 2017 Lakeshore Karen Skiffington

info@lakeshorecurlingclub.com

Oak Island Junior Cashspiel 10-12 Nov 2017 Chester, Andrew Atherton

andrew_curler@hotmail.com

Liverpool Ice Breaker U-15/U-21 17-19 Nov 2017 Liverpool Curling Club

liverpooljuniorcurling@live.com

PEI Fall Fling  Cashspiel 17-19 Nov 2017 Summerside, Sheila Compton

pudgesc@pei.sympatico.ca

Teazer Light

U-13 and U-15

24-26 Nov 2017 Chester CC, Beth Atherton

teazerlight@hotmail.com

Curl Moncton Youth Spiel U-16

CWG Mini Development Camp

  Curl Moncton, Derek Stanley

derekstanley@rogers.com

Glooscap Invitational U-15 and U-18 9-10 Dec 2017 Glooscap Curling Club

nancybelliveau@gmail.com

Polar Express U-13/U15/U-18 15-17 Dec 2017

(TBC)

MayFlower Curling Club, Paul Flemming

flem@bellaliant.net

Lunenburg Youth Spiel

U-15 and U-18

  Lunenburg Curling Club

dhbayport@gmail.com

Earl MacKinnon Classic

U-12 and U-14

19-21 Jan 2018 Glooscap Curling Club

glooscapcurlingclub@gmail.com

 If you have questions, please contact Amy Duncan, 902-368-4208, aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Maritime Junior Competitive League at Curl Moncton

The 2017 Maritime Junior Competitive League runs Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 9 to Oct. 1 at Curl Moncton. Teams choose which dates they would like to play, subject to availability. Entry fee is $80 per team per day. Competition Dates … Continue reading

CCE Maritime Junior U21 Bonspiel in Moncton in Oct.

The Centre for Curling Excellence (CCE) 2017 Maritime Junior Bonspiel takes place Oct. 13-15 at Curl Moncton. $200 team entry fee guarantees four games. REGISTER ONLINE AT CURLMONCTON.CA MAIL REGISTRATION FEE TO: Curl Moncton Inc. * 80 Lockhart Avenue * … Continue reading

New TSN, Sportsnet fees kill TV broadcasts at Charlottetown Curling Complex (CBC)

Curlers hoping to catch a couple of ends of television after their own games at the Charlottetown Curling Complex will have to go home as things stand, says club president Mitch O’Shea. Curling on ice will continue, but curling on … Continue reading

Early Bird ticket pricing for Brett Gallant Celebration Gala ends Saturday

Corporate Sponsorship Tables are also on sale. Please stop by the Charlottetown Curling Club on Saturday, June 3rd,  from 11am-2pm or email cccgala2017@gmail.com to reserve your Early Bird ticket or to get info on Corporate Sponsorship Tables. For more details … Continue reading

Deposit fee for Moncton Brier tickets cut in half

SEAN HATCHARD TIMES & TRANSCRIPT Organizers behind the bid to bring the 2019 Brier to Moncton are putting on one final push. There’s just four weeks to go before Moncton submits its bid for the 2019 national men’s curling championship … Continue reading

Canadian curling clubs rocked by big cable companies (CBC Sports)

Fee increase for sports channels a blow to game’s grassroots, says Curling Canada By Devin Heroux, CBC Sports Curling clubs across Canada are rallying together and pushing back against what they see as unfair treatment by the country’s two biggest cable … Continue reading

Upcoming Mental Performance Training workshops with Adam Kingsbury

Curl PEI’s Performance Committee is excited to announce two upcoming workshops with Mental Performance Specialist – National Team Program (Curling Canada), Adam Kingsbury. Adam Kingsbury is a clinical psychology resident at the University of Ottawa.  Adam presently consults for Curling … Continue reading

Reminder: Application deadline is June 30 for 2017 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. Kristen Streifel (WCF/Richard Gray photo) Applications are now being … Continue reading

Curling facilities invited to apply for New Horizons funding

The New Horizons for Seniors program is open for applications until June 23rd at the following site: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/new-horizons-seniors-community-based.html The Federal Government provides both community (up to $25,000) and pan Canadian funding for initiatives in the following areas: promoting volunteerism among … Continue reading

Penultimate Joyce Myers Trust Fund Grant, Scholarship winners announced

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 2017 recipients of its Student/Athlete Scholarships and Curling Club Capital … Continue reading

Egg Farmers Rocks and Rings, FloorCurl Tournament Day held at Spring Park School

Rock Solid Productions Inc. were in Charlottetown on Friday to put on the Egg Farmers Rocks and Rings presented by Curling Canada program, and to hold a FloorCurl Tournament Day, both held at Spring Park School. Plastic curling “rocks” with ball-bearings, … Continue reading

Field expanded to 28 for Road to the Roar Pre-Trials in Summerside (Curling Canada)

Two more teams of each gender will get a chance to chase their gold-medal dreams at the 2017 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials later this year in Summerside, P.E.I., it was announced today by Curling Canada. Because the race was … Continue reading

Curling Clubs caught up in huge cable fee hikes intended for sports bars #NotaSportsBar (Curling Canada)

As you may have heard, Rogers and Bell Canada recently increased fees paid for cable packages that include TSN and Sportsnet by licensed establishments with capacity over 100 people. The target of the rate increase is sports bars, but the … Continue reading

Celebration Gala for Brett Gallant

The Charlottetown Curling Club is pleased to announce an evening to celebrate Brett Gallant. On Saturday, June 24th, they will be hosting a reception and dinner to honour his amazing accomplishments of winning both the Brier and the World Men’s Curling … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame offering bursaries – deadline is Sept. 30

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is offering four annual bursaries, for a total amount of $3000, with $1000 and $500 awarded annually to junior female curlers, and an equal amount to junior male curlers. Bursaries are awarded … Continue reading

May 28 is Pizza Day for KidSport

Sunday, May 28th is “Pizza Day for KidSport” in partnership with Papa John’s Pizza!  Any order over $25, on this particular day, will see $5 donated to KidSport PEI!  Customers will also receive enough Papa Points loaded onto their Rewards Card … Continue reading

Pre-Season Curling at Crapaud – cancelled

Pre-season curling has been cancelled, as the new chiller for the ice plant won’t be arriving until September 15. The Crapaud Curling Club will be running the Preseason curling again this year starting September 8 and running until the end of … Continue reading

‘The lifestyle on the Island’: Yet another PEI curler on the world stage (CBC PEI)

Ian MacAulay of P.E.I. recently faced off against some of the best curlers in the world at the World Senior Men’s Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta. The team finished with the silver medal. “Representing Canada is pretty special,” said MacAulay, … Continue reading

Applications now being accepted for 2017 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. Kristen Streifel (WCF/Richard Gray photo) Applications are now being … Continue reading

PEI’s Adam Casey accepts invitation for Summerside pre-Olympic trials (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds) CALGARY – There will be a P.E.I. skip in the 2017 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials in Summerside. Adam Casey ©Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer Seven Mile Bay native and Winsloe resident Adam Casey confirmed on Friday that his … Continue reading

Qualifiers, including PEI’s Adam Casey, unveiled for Road to the Roar in Summerside (Curling Canada)

A Prince Edward Island product has the opportunity to pursue his dreams of representing Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics close to home. Summerside product Adam Casey, now living in Charlottetown, has been invited to join the field for the … Continue reading

PEI Curling Coach Olympics Bound (CBC PEI)

‘I’m still pinching myself here’ By Krystalle Ramlakhan, CBC News P.E.I. curling coach Peter Gallant, who is also father to world curling champion Brett Gallant, will be going to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea with the South Korean women’s … Continue reading

14 teams set for Roar of the Rings, 4 more to be selected at Road to the Roar in S’Side (Curling Canada)

Fourteen teams are officially a step closer to achieving their gold-medal dreams after being named to the field for the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, it was announced today by Curling Canada. World champions Brad Gushue, left, and … Continue reading

Colleen Jones rink wins Gold, Bryan Cochrane team with PEI native Ian MacAulay wins Silver at World Seniors (Curling Canada)

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — It was a memorable day for Team Canada on Saturday at the World Senior Curling Championships. First, Colleen Jones’s Halifax team won Canada’s 11th women’s gold medal in the 16-year history of the World Seniors, cruising to … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Complex to honour Brett Gallant (Guardian)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – A dinner honouring world champion curler Brett Gallant is part of upcoming activities at the Charlottetown Curling Complex (CCC). Gallant is the first Islander to win a Canadian Brier and the first from the province to win … Continue reading

Moncton making bid for 2019 Brier, seeking $100 pre-sale deposits on full event passes. #BringOnTheBrier

As you may have heard, Moncton New Brunswick is working on a bid to bring the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship, The Brier, to the Hub City in 2019.  They are treating it as a regional event, and expect to draw … Continue reading

Summer Fitness Training Program for Curlers – Try it on May 9

Synergy Fitness 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 and levels are welcome.  The folks at Synergy will work with your fitness … Continue reading

Gushue, Homan confirmed for new Everest Curling Challenge in Fredericton this August

The Everest Curling Challenge is a world-class curling event with a novel game format. The event, which will air across Canada on TSN, and in the U.S. will bring together 32 of the world’s top women’s and men’s curlers to … Continue reading

PEI Curlers win Gold, Bronze in Mixed Doubles portion of inaugural Cdn. U18 Ch’ships in Moncton

Two members of the Lauren Lenentine-skipped PEI Girl’s team won medals on Saturday in Canada’s first-ever Under-18 Mixed Doubles national championship, as part of the inaugural Canadian Under- 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton, with Rachel O’Connor, paired … Continue reading

N. Ontario sweeps gold medals, Maritime teams take silver, at inaugural U18 Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

(Story by Cathlia Ward) The inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships saw the first-ever champions crowned in Moncton, N.B., on Saturday night, and it was a clean sweep for Northern Ontario with Sudbury’s Tyler Horgan and Kira Brunton … Continue reading

Playoff teams set at U18 Ch’ships in Moncton, PEI players to compete in Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

(Story by Cathlia Ward) The final day of championship and seeding pool play wrapped up in Moncton, N.B. at the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships on Friday, determining the final four women’s and four men’s teams who … Continue reading

PEI teams both pick up wins today, but fall short of the playoffs at the U18 Ch’ships

Round robin play is over at the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton, with the PEI  girl’s team, skipped by Lauren Lenentine, finishing with a 2-3 win-loss record, while the boy’s, skipped by Donald DeWolfe, … Continue reading

Colleen Jones skipping women’s rink, Souris PEI native Ian MacAulay on men’s team at World Seniors (Curling Canada)

Three Canadian teams will begin their quest for gold Saturday when the 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships get underway at the ATB Centre in Lethbridge, Alta. The ATB Centre in Lethbridge, Alta., host … Continue reading

Lenentine 1-2, DeWolfe 0-4 at Canadian U18 Ch’ships

Two round robin games, at 10 Thursday against the Northwest Territories, and at 2 pm against the host province, remain for PEI’s Lauren Lenentine-skipped girl’s team, while there’s one game left in the round robin for the Island’s Donald DeWolfe … Continue reading

Lenentine 1-1, DeWolfe 0-2 after Cdn. U18 opening day

The Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships got underway on Tuesday in Moncton. PEI’s Lauren Lenentine girl’s rink are 1-1 after a 6-3 loss to aBC and a 5-3 win against Quebec. They’re back on the ice Wednesday evening at … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Complex committed to staying open

The Charlottetown Curling Complex held a meeting on April 5, and are holding another on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 pm to discuss the future of the facility. They have posted the April 5 minutes on their website. Click to view … Continue reading

Canadian U18 Ch’ship starts this morning in Moncton

The inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships get underway this morning in Moncton, at the Superior Propane Centre arena and at Curl Moncton. PEI is represented by the Lauren Lenentine and Donald DeWolfe rinks. Games on sheets B and … Continue reading

Sport PEI Scholarship deadline May 17

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.   Sport PEI in 2017 will grant three scholarships of $1000.00 each to Island student athletes.  These scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre … Continue reading

Lenentine rink to represent PEI at inaugural Canadian U18 Ch’ships in Moncton

The Cornwall Curling Club’s provincial Under 18 girl’s champions, the Lauren Lenentine rink, three members of whom are also the PEI junior women’s champs, will be competing in the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships, starting Tuesday … Continue reading

DeWolfe team heading to under-18 curling nationals (Journal)

SUMMERSIDE – The Donald DeWolfe team will represent P.E.I. at the 2017 national under-18 curling championships from April 18 to 22. The Donald DeWolfe rink, with members from the Cornwall Curling Club, Silver Fox in Summerside and the Western Community … Continue reading

Inaugural U18 Canadian Curling Ch’ships begin Tues. in Moncton (Curling Canada)

(by Al Cameron) Many of Canada’s up-and-coming curling stars will get their first exposure to a national championship competition when the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships get underway in Moncton, N.B. The event, for players ages 17 … Continue reading

Whitecap Jr. camp still has space available

The 2017 Whitecap Summer Curling Camp for Juniors age 12-18, takes place at the Centre of Curling Excellence in Moncton New Brunswick from August 6-11. This camp uses a similar “all inclusive” format to previous Whitecaps, with meals and five nights … Continue reading

‘A dream’ says PEI’s Brett Gallant of winning men’s world curling championship (CBC PEI)

Brett Gallant is the first Islander ever to be part of a men’s world curling championship-winning team, after winning gold with Team Gushue at the tournament in Edmonton on Sunday. P.E.I.’s Brett Gallant (2nd from right) celebrates his team’s gold-medal win … Continue reading

PEI U16 curlers pick up experience on arena ice at Fredericton spiel

There was great competition on arena ice at the Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton on the weekend at the CWG SLAM spiel for teams of age for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Five Island rinks took part, and all managed … Continue reading

Summerside area’s own Adam Casey among those at the Road to the Roar. Get your tickets now!

Homegrown talent will be in the house at Summerside’s Credit Union Place November 6-12 for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions “Road to the Roar” pre-trial event. Team Adam Casey will be fighting for a spot at the Tim Hortons Roar of the … Continue reading

Courtney, Carruthers win Cdn. Mixed Doubles, Team PEI finishes with 1-6 record (Curling Canada)

Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers claimed the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, earning a 9-6 extra-end win over Rachel Homan and John Morris in a star-studded gold-medal game. PEI’s entry of Sabrina Smith and Kyle Holland picked up one … Continue reading

Canada completes perfect run with Ford World’s Gold (Curling Canada)

Brad Gushue’s curling resume is now complete. Team Canada scored a clutch deuce in the ninth end, and Gushue made two superb finishing shots in the 10th, to beat Niklas Edin of Sweden 4-2 Sunday and win the Ford World Men’s Curling … Continue reading

PEI’s Bill Hope team loses Canadian Masters Bronze Medal game in extra end. The Iceman takes men’s gold, Sask. wins women’s

The Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for age 60+, wrapped up today in Guelph. PEI’s Bill Hope rink lost a close men’s bronze medal game, 6-5 in an extra end to Saskatchewan. The Sask. skip had to draw the button to … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Complex open this (Sunday) evening to watch Team Gushue in World Men’s final

The Charlottetown Curling Complex will be open after 8 pm tonight (Sunday) to allow everyone to watch Team Gushue and Charlottetown’s own Brett Gallant go for gold in the World Men’s Curling final. Game time is 9 pm on the big screen, so … Continue reading

PEI’s Bill Hope rink advances to Canadian Masters semi-finals

The PEI Men’s team, skipped by Bill Hope, have advanced to the 3 pm semi-finals at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60+, in Guelph. They finished round robin play in fourth place overall, and face first place … Continue reading

PEI duo 1-5 at Mixed Doubles

  The PEI rink of Sabrina Smith and Kyle Holland have one win, against Jill Officer and Pat Simmons, against 5 losses at the Canadian Mixed Doubles championship in Saskatoon. They finish up round robin play today against Jill Routledge … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI’s Gallant to get shot at his 1st World Men’s title (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Brad Gushue has a chance to give his country an achievement it hasn’t reached in 22 years. But more importantly, he has a shot at a huge first for himself and his Canadian teammates.   After almost a decade and … Continue reading

Island U16 teams doing well at Canada Games-age spiel on arena ice

There was lots of great curling action on arena ice at the Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton NB on Friday as the Canada Games-age spiel got underway. Five PEI rinks are among the participants. The Lauren Ferguson rink won their … Continue reading

Cdn. Masters: PEI’s Hope rinks both advance to playoffs

Round robin play has wrapped up at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Guelph, with both the Sandy Hope women’s team (3-2) and the Bill Hope men’s rink (4-2) finishing with two losses and advancing to their respective playoff rounds, … Continue reading

Mixed Doubles underway in Saskatoon. PEI’s Smith/Holland duo loses opener (Curling Canada)

(by Jean Mills) The 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship kicked off on Wednesday with a host of familiar names taking to the ice at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon. Rachel Homan and John Morris, Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers, … Continue reading

Team Canada clinches Page 1-2 Playoff Spot at Ford World’s (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Job No. 1 is done for Canada’s Brad Gushue and his Canadian squad at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Service Experts. Geoff Walker, left, and Brett Gallant listen for instructions during Wednesday’s win over … Continue reading

PEI Men 2-1, Women 2-2 at Canadian Masters

Going into Wednesday play at the Canadian Masters, for curlers age 60 and over, in Guelph, the PEI Men’s team, skipped by Bill Hope, has a 2-1 win-loss record, while the Women’s foursome, skipped by Sandy Hope (Bill’s wife) is … Continue reading

“Mighty Maple Leaf” takes down China to improve to 6-0 at Ford World’s (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Marcel Rocque knows all about the Mighty Maple Leaf. He’s a three-time world champion for Edmonton skip Randy Ferbey back in the day. So he knows the mystique of the Maple Leaf doesn’t need any help, but that’s … Continue reading

PEI’s Hope rinks win Masters openers

Both the PEI men’s rink skipped by Bill Hope, and the women’s team skipped by Bill’s wife Sandy ended up on the winning side of their opening matches at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60+, in Guelph … Continue reading

Canadian Mixed Doubles start Wednesday. Sabrina Smith, Kyle Holland representing PEI (Curling Canada)

The 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship gets underway Wednesday at the Nutana Curling Club at Saskatoon. Olympic gold-medallists, world champions, Scotties and Tim Hortons Brier winners are competing in the five-day event, which is raising excitement levels for mixed … Continue reading

Gushue only unbeaten team at Ford World’s (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Bolstered by a lively crowd cheering them on in tense times, Canada’s Brad Gushue overcame a rough first five ends to down Sweden’s Niklas Edin 8-6 Sunday evening at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Service … Continue reading

Hope rinks representing PEI at Canadian Masters, starting today in Guelph

Canada’s best age 60+ curlers are in Guelph Ontario for the Hy-Grade Steel Roofing Canadian Masters Curling Championships. PEI is represented by the Bill Hope men’s rink from Cornwall and Charlottetown, and the Sandy Hope women’s team from Cornwall, who both recently won … Continue reading

Canada ices Switzerland in opening draw at World Men’s (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Some Swiss misses helped propel Canada to victory in Saturday afternoon’s opening draw of the 2017 Ford World Curling Championships presented by Service Experts. The Canadian squad skipped by Brad Gushue defeated Switzerland, skipped by Peter de Cruz … Continue reading

Alberta edges Sask. to take Canadian Firefighters title

After finishing round robin play with a 7-2 record, and earning a bye to the final with a win over Nova Scotia in the Page 1 vs. 2 game, Team Alberta, skipped by Aaron Bartling, stole the last end to … Continue reading

Follow Team Gushue at the Worlds, which start today in Edmonton

Canada’s Brad Gushue rink, which includes PEI native Brett Gallant, is set to compete at the World Mens Curling Championships, starting today and continuing until April 9 in Edmonton. Event website: http://www.curling.ca/2017worldmen/ Tickets: http://www.curling.ca/2017worldmen/tickets/ TSN broadcast schedule: http://www.curling.ca/championships/tsn-curling-broadcast-schedule/ Official hashtag: #fwmcc2017 … Continue reading

Alberta advances to Cdn. Firefighters final. PEI finishes at 1-8

After winning their opener, the PEI team from the Crossroads Fire Dept. didn’t manage to pick up any more wins at the Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Mississauga, ending play with a 1-8 win-loss record. After a couple of tiebreakers … Continue reading

Canada Games age curlers to compete on arena ice in Fredericton

Five teams – four from the Cornwall Curling Club, and one from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside, will get a rare chance to curl on arena ice next weekend at the Capital City SLAM – … Continue reading

Team Canada faces ‘strong field’ at curling worlds, says Gallant (CBC PEI)

P.E.I. curler Brett Gallant says the Canadian team will have to be sharp to compete in a balanced field at the World Curling Championship, starting this weekend in Edmonton. Brett Gallant (right) consults with Newfoundland and Labrador skip Brad Gushue … Continue reading

ParaSport PEI and SCI PEI funspiel held at Cornwall

Here are pictures from the funspiel held this past Saturday at the Cornwall Curling Club, by ParaSport and Recreation PEI in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury PEI. Source: Parasport and Recreation PEI Facebook page. Click on a picture to enlarge, … Continue reading

‘It was very disappointing’: Crapaud curling season put on ice (CBC PEI)

(by Tom Steepe) Those who had hoped to hear the familiar shouts of “hurry hard!” in Crapaud this winter have been out of luck — the curling season ended last fall just as it was about to begin. ‘We need more people, new blood.’— Jonathan Ramsay … Continue reading

PEI Firefighters at 1-3 after Monday play at Canadian Ch’ship

After winning their opener 9-2 against Northern Ontario, the PEI Firefighters champions – the Crossroads Fire Dept. skipped by Jerry Hughes, have had three losses at the Canadian championships in Mississauga – a close 9-8 decision to Nova Scotia, an … Continue reading

Great time had by all at Advantage Comm. Little Rocks Jamboree

The Advantage Communications Little Rocks Jamboree took place on Saturday at the Montague Curling Club, with 35 young curlers taking part. (Photo) Participants and helpers of the 2017 Advantage Communications Little Rocks Jamboree held in Montague on Saturday. The winners … Continue reading

Upcoming sessions, etc., from Sport PEI

Sport PEI’s  women’s only CAAWS event is coming up on April 5th Click here to register and to find more information https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5165863 Info on Colin Moore Concussions 101 session http://www.sportpei.pe.ca/news/Behind-the-Scenes-101/no/2 Reminder that the Deadline for NCCP Planning a Practice is tomorrow March … Continue reading

Nova Scotia rinks winner/runner-up at Canadian Stick Ch’ship

The 2017 Canadian Stick Curling Championship was held last week in New Glasgow NS. There were 44 teams from 6 provinces competing in the triple knockout event with 8 of them being from PEI. Gordon MacDonald and Floyd Stewart from … Continue reading

PEI (Crossroads FD) win their Cdn. Firefighters’ opener

All 10 teams saw action in the Saturday opening draw of the 58th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship at the Dixie Curling Club in Mississauga Ont. PEI, out of the Crossroads Fire Department and skipped by Jerry Hughes, was the only Maritime … Continue reading

DeWolfe wins Fox “Tuff Spiel”

Donald DeWolfe, who curls out of the Silver Fox and Cornwall clubs, won this weekend’s One on One “Tuff Spiel”, sponsored by Wayne’s Auto Sales, at the Fox. Charlottetown’s Robbie Doherty was runner-up, while Mike Spencer won the Consolation division. … Continue reading

Panthers capture bronze at 2017 USports Curling Nationals (UPEI)

It was a productive day for Atlantic teams on the men’s side as UPEI Panther’s Chris Gallant edged the Regina Cougars and skip Sam Wills 7-6 to win the bronze medal. Gallant’s crew of Kyle Holland, Brooks Roche, Alex McFadyen and … Continue reading

PEI teams finish out of playoff round at Canadian Seniors (Curling Canada)

The playoffs match-ups are set as the Championship Round wrapped up on Friday evening at the 2017 Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Fredericton, N.B. Men’s Leading the way on the men’s side is undefeated Terry Odishaw of the host … Continue reading

Leaders starting to emerge at Cdn. Seniors Ch’ships in Fredericton (Curling Canada)

The standings are starting to take shape in both women’s and men’s pool play as the round robin continues at the Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Fredericton, N.B. British Columbia’s Lynne Noble remains the only undefeated team in the … Continue reading

Team UPEI wins Bronze at Univ. Ch’ships, Memorial takes men’s gold

At the U SPORTS/Curling Canada University Championships in Thunder Bay, Alberta’s Thomas Scoffin carried their momentum from Tuesday night’s win into today’s game against, once again, UPEI. The Golden Bears had a convincing 9-2 decision over Chris Gallant, but lost … Continue reading

UPEI men make the playoffs at Canadian University Curling Championships

The UPEI Panthers men’s curling team, skipped by Chris Gallant, with other members Kyle Holland, Brooks Roche, and Alex MacFadyen, finished round robin play with a 4-3 win-loss record at the USport Canadian Curling Championship in Thunder Bay ON, and … Continue reading

Joyce Myers Trust Fund Applications for Scholarship, Capital Acquisition, Program Initiative Due May 15

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 … Continue reading

PEI’s Peter Gallant hopes to lead South Korean women curlers to Olympics (CBC PEI)

He’s played in nine Briers and done some coaching in the past — now Peter Gallant of P.E.I. is the national coach for Team South Korea at the world women’s curling championship, and eyeing the Olympics.  “With the Olympics coming up in … Continue reading