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 Av., Moncton NB E1C 3B8.

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 popular Stick Curling leagues. 

The Cornwall Curling Club will be hosting both the Maritime and the Canadian 2 person stick curling championships next season, with the Maritime, which they last hosted in 2016, taking place from March 15-17 2019., and the  Canadian championship being held from March 31 to April 3rd.  Cornwall previously hosted the national event back in 2013, winning both divisions on home ice.
For entry details for the Canadians, visit canadianstickcurling.ca

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 a shadow box containing her team jersey, which will hang proudly in the club. 

Photo (L-R): Cornwall Curling Club President Gary O’Sullivan, Lauren Lenentine

Lauren has been invited to be a regular member of Team Jones, and will attend Dalhousie University in the fall. Cornwall President Gary O’Sullivan congratulated the club’s first World Champion, wishing her well in her studies and in her future curling endeavors.

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 evening. MacEwen was nominated by the Cornwall Curling Club, Curl PEI, and the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum for the work he has done with each organization, beginning with creating the Cornwall Curling Club’s website in 1999, followed by the Curl PEI website and results system in 2001, as well as writing hundreds of curling news items and posting thousands of pictures to both sites to further the sport of curling on PEI. He was also an early leader in connecting these sports websites to new social media platforms. He has also been the media coordinator for the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum since its inception in 2007, setting up their website, coordinating news releases, taking pictures, as well as building a multimedia presentation for their awards ceremony, and at the PEI Sports Hall of Fame during the Road to the Roar event in Summerside. At the Cornwall club he is the drawmaster for one evening, is a former Club President, and helps out at many events.

Photo (L-R) 2017-2018 Curl PEI Vice President Sandy Matheson, Jerry Muzika, President of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year finalist Derek MacEwen, and Gary O’Sullivan, president of the Cornwall Curling Club.

On hand for the presentation were 2017-2018 Curl PEI Vice President Sandy Matheson, Curl PEI Executive Director Amy Duncan, Jerry Muzika, President of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, and Gary O’Sullivan, president of the Cornwall Curling Club.

The winning national award winner was Roger Smith from La Peche Quebec, who was honoured during an on-ice ceremony at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier in Regina. Smith’s accomplishments included spearheading the drive to get a new curling facility built in the municipality of Chelsea.

Curling Canada’s 14 Member Associations submitted applications for the Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year Award, and it was narrowed down to seven finalists, including Smith and MacEwen.

The other National Finalists were as follows:

Guy Beaudry (Manitoba)
Milledge Sheridan (Nova Scotia)
Stephen Goulding (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Rose Tallevi (Ontario)
Randy Brown (Ontario).

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 and round-tables focusing on professional development and growth, a trade show focused on programming and purchasing opportunities, along with nightly social events creating opportunities for collaboration and networking.

The purpose of this conference is:

  • to foster collaboration and be inspired to build relationships that will help you do your job better;
  • to highlight and share findings, best practices and experiences from relevant research, policy and practice work;
  • to build partnerships and strengthen networks to facilitate knowledge transfer and exchange; and
  • to identify priorities and develop coordinated action plans for building the National Recreation Framework.

Presenters are lined up from across North America. Series sessions have been developed for aquatics, arenas, recreation programming and students. Social events are planned for each evening including the trade show at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, and the conference’s signature reception will be held at Peake’s Quay Restaurant. There’s something for everyone!

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 Elites. Curlers are mainly in the left half of the photo.
 
The group started off the day with Meagan Ferguson from Mind Matters, and looked at getting in the
zone. This was followed by fitness testing similar to “RBC Training Ground”. This group really stepped up to the plate and broke three of Synergy’s testing records.  
 
Before lunch,  the athletes met USports & Canadian Jr. Women’s Wrestling Champion Hannah Taylor.  She told her of her journey from PEI to standing on top of the National podium.  Her message was, ” Always be the best version of yourself, in sport and life.”  
 
After lunch, the group had a workout and a learning session on how to lift, push and pull.  Mark Arendz was a surprise guest and the athletes heard about his amazing Paralympic success, coming home with six medals.
 
Thanks to the 2009 Canada Games Legacy Fund for supporting Future Elites.

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 18 Curling Championship in St. Andrews, NB. After round robin play,  Lauren paired up with Troy Chong from BC to win silver in the U18 mixed doubles event. 
 
Left to Right: 2018 Canadian U18 Championship mixed doubles silver medallists: Troy Chong (BC), Lauren Ferguson (PEI), David Trickett (NL)

 

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 to each of the four Atlantic provinces to the successful applicants.  The total amount awarded will be $6,000.

The Board of Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund also created the Capital Acquisition Grant as a means to assist member curling centres within Atlantic Canada with capital projects.  Seven grants of $1,500 each will be awarded to curling centres within the four Atlantic provinces.  The total amount awarded will be $10,500.

Both applications are below in MS Word format.  Please note the deadline for all applications is May 15, 2018.

Please note, all applications are to be submitted by email to:  joycemyerstrustfund@gmail.com

Joyce Myers Capital Works Grant Application – 2018 (Final Year)

Joyce Myers Scholarship Application – 2018 (Final Year)

 After the successful applicants have received their funding this year, the Joyce Myers Trust Fund will be depleted. This Fund will have provided over $135,000 in support of young curlers and curling centres across Atlantic Canada over the past 9 years.

Information about the Joyce Myers Trust Fund:

Joyce Myers Trust Fund

The Joyce Myers Trust Fund is an Atlantic Canada initiative to foster the development and promotion of the sport of curling throughout Atlantic Canada.

The Trust Fund, which was established from profits from the 2003 Nokia Brier and 2005 Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings, provides funding for the development of curling in Atlantic Canada through grant opportunities for Curling Club Capital Works projects, Student/Athlete Scholarships, and Curl Atlantic Member Association Program Initiatives.

The trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund announced plans for future investments in the sport of curling for Atlantic Canada and released its first grants during the 2009-2010 curling season.

Joyce Myers was inducted into both the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as an athlete and a builder. Joyce’s accomplishments as an athlete, administrator, coach and official made her one of the most versatile and impacting persons in Nova Scotia sports. Her passion for sport and the countless hours she contributed to many individuals and events has left a lasting impression. Joyce was a true inspiration and mentor to many.

Capital Acquisition Grants

The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund created the Capital Acquisition Grants as a means to assist member curling clubs within Atlantic Canada with capital projects. Expenses that are of a special and/or extraordinary nature will be eligible for funding. In other words, programs and initiatives that are both unusual and occur infrequently; they are not part of the regular, day-to-day operation of the club. Listed below are a few possibilities:

The repair, replacement, purchase or construction of a curling facility or part of a curling facility. For example, the repair or replacement of a curling club roof; the repair, replacement or purchase of a plant asset or piece of equipment. For example, the repair or replacement of ice making equipment.

The purchase of special curling equipment. For example, the purchase of little rocks for a junior curling program.

Exempt from funding are any expenses of an operational nature. For example, membership dues, utility and tax bills do not qualify.

Scholarships

Curl Atlantic has implemented a scholarship to curlers who have enrolled in full-time studiesa in a post-secondary institution. The intention of these awards is to allow talented athletes to devote primary sources of time and energy to training, rather than extensive employment in order to fund post-secondary education. Recipients will be expected to devote a full-time, shared commitment to sport and education exclusively. This award is not intended to reward past achievements but rather a means to pursue further achievements that surpass the current level of performance. Priority will be given to athletes attending Atlantic universities, colleges or vocational schools.

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 athletes who curl competitively while pursuing a post-secondary education. Recipients must be 20 years of age or under as of June 30, 2018 and therefore eligible to compete as a junior curler. 

In addition to financial support provided by these curling scholarships, successful applicants are mentored by champion curlers Pat Simmons and Cathy Overton-Clapham, who volunteer their time to help these young curlers throughout the season. The scholars get together with Pat and Cathy in the summer to discuss their goals and dreams, meet an Olympic champion or two and get to know one another.

The 2018 Spirit of Sandra Scholarship application information is now available on the Foundations’s website at: http://www.sandraschmirler.org/english/spirit-of-sandra/

Application deadline for 2018 is midnight (Eastern Time) May 10, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified no later than June 15, 2018.

This year’s scholars have continued to excel both with their curling and their studies. They hail from 5 different provinces (BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador) and have become good friends across the miles. Every month they share their experiences curling and studying, always encouraging one another and celebrating each other’s individual success.

2017 Scholars at summer camp in Winnipeg 
Kyle, Hayden, Megan, Emily, Derek & Karsten

“The Sandra Schmirler Foundation has not only allowed me to pursue my academic and curling careers but has also provided the amazing opportunity to bring my curling community closer together in support of an amazing cause. I will always treasure the connections and memories I have made with the Sandra Schmirler Foundation as they have changed my life for the better!”  
Megan Daniels – Delta, BC

“It is so rewarding to give back to the Foundation by organizing a fundraiser. To be part of more than just a Foundation – a legacy – is like standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Derek Leung – Toronto, ON

“The feeling of being named a Spirit of Sandra Scholar is absolutely amazing. This scholarship has given me opportunities, friendships and memories that will last a life time. Cathy and Pat have been incredible and have been great mentors, friends, and people who we, as scholars, aspire to be like one day. This scholarship has introduced me to a family who ensures that the legacy of Sandra will live on forever and that babies, too sick or too small, have a chance to grow up to be a Champion like Sandra was.” 
Kyle Barron – Stephenville, NL

“Being a Spirit of Sandra Scholar was such an honour and a privilege as I was able to be a part of an organization that saves so many babies lives across Canada. As a student and curler, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of everyday pressures. Being a part of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation allowed me to slow down and reflect on the value of helping others, and the fulfilling feeling of making a small difference in saving a life.
Emily Plett – Carstairs, AB

“Born premature myself, it has been a wonderful learning experience for me to see just how much goes into supporting babies born too soon or too small. I have made many lifelong friendships because of the Spirit of Sandra Scholarship. It’s an honour to be a part of such a great Foundation.”
Hayden Forrester – Winnipeg, MB

“The most significant thing I take away from my experience as a Spirit of Sandra Scholar is inspiration. My time spent with the Foundation has left me with a genuine desire to continue doing my part in ensuring the legacy of Sandra lives on, and a deep-seated faith that it will.”
Karsten Sturmay – Leduc, AB

Megan, Derek, Kyle, Emily, Hayden and Karsten. They are our 2017 Scholars and our future leaders. Spirit of Sandra Scholars develop life skills that are needed to succeed now and in the future.

Each year, the scholars volunteer to organize a fundraising event with the proceeds going to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. In May, the scholars will review a number of grant requests for life-saving equipment from hospitals across Canada. Together, they will choose the recipient of this grant and nominate one of their group to phone the Development Officer at that Foundation to inform them that they have been chosen as the grant recipient by the Spirit of Sandra Scholars.

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 officials, create a promotional video in front of the Downtown Events Centre for Moncton’s Brier bid. Image: Inda Intiar/Huddle

“We’re going to up our game on those things that Curling Canada told us we needed to improve,” said Jacques Robichaud, the President of the Board of Curl Moncton. “But we’re also going to up our game in other parts that they said they were satisfied with. We want to make sure there’s no question that the Brier comes to Moncton for 2020.”

“We intend to put all of our efforts behind the submission with the goal of seeing the Brier in Moncton’s new state of the art sports and entertainment centre,” said Mayor Dawn Arnold.

The committee in charge of the bid, for which Robichaud is chair, is now calling on residents of greater Moncton to deposit $50 for the full event package. Robichaud said the committee is following the example of St. John’s, N.L., which started the pre-sale practice when it hosted the Brier.

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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 AGM takes place on Monday May 14 at 7 pm. The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary will hold theirs on Wednesday May 23 at 7 pm, while the Silver Fox in Summerside’s AGM is Monday, May 28th at 7 pm.

All members are encouraged to attend their respective AGMs.

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 in touch with Julie at (902) 626-7856 or email info@crapaudcurlingclub.com

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 cake.

Tickets are available at the CCC every Monday from 5-7 pm, by calling 902 370-2875, or through Claire Rogers at 902 569-9119 or 902 629-4989.

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 links in advance of the meeting.

https://nscurl.com/playdowns/hosting-an-nsca-event/

https://www.curlbc.ca/host-a-curl-bc-event/

For more info, contact Curl PEI Executive Director Amy Duncan.

 

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 4

Top six advance  

Entry fee $600

Pay per win basis $100 per game

Quarter Finals etc. additional payout.

Women’s Event

8 Women’s

2 brackets of 4

Top 4 advance

Entry fee $400

Pay per win basis $100 per game

Quarter Finals etc additional payout.

 

All games will be 8 ends with one player completing a draw to the button to determine hammer. 

A new player each game will do the draw to the button. 

Tiebreakers will be head to head first, then cumulative from Last Shot Draw from RR Games.

After the 3rd Game, all players will complete a draw to the button for a cumulative LSD score.

All sweeping devices must comply with the WCF/CCA rules. 

Entry Form (MS Word):  2018 Steele Cup Cash Info and Team Entry Sheet

 

 

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

PEI Curling Hall of Fame member Lorn Burke passes away at age 86

J. E. Lorn “Luker” Burke, a PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum member, the father of Kathie Gallant, also a Hall of Fame member, and grandfather of reigning world champion curler Brett Gallant, passed away Tuesday at the age … Continue reading

Holland College slips to 1-5 after close battle with Niagara at Collegiate Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

LEDUC, AB – The third day of the 2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Curling Canada Championships began to sort of out the playoff picture after the afternoon and evening draws, setting up multiple win-or-go-home scenarios heading into the final … Continue reading

PEI women finish round robin at 3-3, men at 1-5, out of championship pool at Everest Seniors (Curling Canada)

The Championship Pools are set in both women’s and men’s pool play as the round robin finished up Monday evening at the Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Stratford, Ont. Nova Scotia’s Mary Mattatall watches her rock as sweepers Jill … Continue reading

UNB, with Summerside’s Alex Gallant, playoff-bound at U Sports Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

LEDUC, Alta. (U SPORTS) – All four playoff spots on the women’s side were decided, while a handful of teams are still within reach for the men at the conclusion of Day 3 of the 2018 U SPORTS / Curling … Continue reading

Special Ammonia and Freon Safety Training Course for PEI Arenas and Curling Rinks

To be held on April 9 and April 10, 2018 This Ammonia and Freon Safety Training will include “Basic Refrigeration Maintenance” with an elaboration on all points specifically pertaining to Ammonia and Freon Safety. Policy and procedures will be emphasized. A … Continue reading

2019 Canada Winter Games Mission Staff deadline is today (Monday Mar. 26)

This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for Team PEI Mission Staff for the 2019 Canada Winter Games is today. See teampei.ca for details. … Continue reading

PEI men pick up 1st win at Sr. nationals

Play continues at the Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships in Stratford Ontario, with two Cornwall Curling Club teams taking part. On the men’s side, the Bill Hope rink picked up its first win on Sunday, following three … Continue reading

PEI at the Nationals – update

Senior men in Stratford ON: Bill Hope rink is 0-2 after losses to BC and Ontario. They play NB and NS today. Seniors Opening Ceremony (Team Hope photo) Senior women in Stratford: Shirley Berry team is 1-1, following a loss to Manitoba … Continue reading

Darren Higgins wins Silver Fox “One on One” Tuff Spiel

The annual One on One “Tuff Spiel” where “teams” have only ONE player, took place today at the Silver Fox in Summerside, with Darren Higgins winning the event, and Tim Hockin finishing in the runner-up position. (L-R): Darren Higgins, organizer … Continue reading

Silver Fox holding Doubles Curling Apr. 2-5. Play any or all nights. $5 non-members

The Silver Fox in Summerside is hosting Doubles Curling on Monday through Thursday April 2nd-5th, at 6:30 each evening. The two-person teams can play all four nights, or 1, 2, or 3 nights. Sign up at the club. This is open … Continue reading

S’side’s Cruz Pineau rink wins Wendy’s U16 League at Cornwall

The eight-team Wendy’s Under 16 Developmental League wrapped up a successful season this morning at the Cornwall Curling Club, with the Cruz Pineau rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside finishing in first place with 82 points, just beating out … Continue reading

Canadian Seniors Update: Ontario men (with 2 PEI players), PEI Women on Livestream today

For the first time, selected games from the 2018 Everest Canadian Seniors, underway now in Stratford ON, will be streamed live by CBC Sports. You can watch at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android. Livestream coverage includes the opening … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Shirley Berry, Bill Hope begin play this morning at Everest Canadian Seniors in Stratford ON (Curling Canada)

The 2018 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships begin this morning at Stratford, Ontario. It’s the first time the city has hosted the Seniors but it staged the New Holland Canadian Juniors two years. Fourteen men’s and 14 … Continue reading

Holland College Women, Summerside’s Alex Gallant (UNB Men) begin play today in Collegiate, University Ch’ships in Leduc AB

There’s lots of curling action in Leduc Alberta, beginning today with the U SPORTS and CCAA championships, as, over a nine-day span, the Leduc Recreation Centre will play host to four Canadian championship events: The 2018 U SPORTS/Curling Canada Curling … Continue reading

One on One Tuff Spiel Draw

Here is the “One on One Tuff Spiel” opening draw for the Silver Fox. The event goes on Saturday only (March 24). 900 am games Carrie Jones vs Jamie Newson Michael Steele vs Miranda Ellis Tim Hockin vs Mike Bernard … Continue reading

Bill Hope rink wins Maritime Masters, is now heading to Cdn. Seniors and Cdn. Masters

The Bill Hope rink from the Cornwall Curling Club kicked off a very busy few weeks this past weekend, winning the men’s division of the  Maritime Masters Curling Championships at the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow NS. The team … Continue reading

Junior competitive curlers invited to apply (deadline is May 10) for Spirit of Sandra Scholarships

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

Cornwall’s Shirley Berry, Bill Hope representing PEI at Everest Canadian Seniors, starting Sat. in Stratford ON (Curling Canada)

The 2018 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships begin Saturday at Stratford, Ontario. It’s the first time the city has hosted the Seniors but it staged the New Holland Canadian Juniors two years. Alberta’s Wade White and Saskatchewan’s … Continue reading

Charlottetown holding end-of-season “SHORTspiel”

Entertained by the fast-paced Doubles Curling this past Olympics? Want to try yourself but don’t want to deal with that annoying sweeping? Come play in our SHORTspiel and enjoy all the fast-paced action without ever having to leave the hack! … Continue reading

Future Elites for athletes age 13-17 on May 4th, with Hannah Taylor

Future Elites – May 4, 2018 The purpose of this event is to host, athletes from across the province in different sports to join together for learning and testing in an environment with other athletes in similar situations, those looking … Continue reading

Annual Fox One on One “Tuff Spiel” – Dates now Fri. Mar 23, Sat. Mar. 24

The annual One on One “Tuff Spiel” takes place Friday evening March 23 and continues on Saturday March 24th (revised date) at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. It’s open to everyone. including Stick Curlers. You play two games … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Berry, Hope teams start play Sat. in Everest Canadian Seniors. 2 Islanders on Ont. men’s team

The PEI men’s and women’s teams, skipped by Bill Hope and Shirley Berry from the Cornwall Curling Club. begin play Saturday morning at 9:30 Eastern, one at the RBC Arena, and the other at the Molson Arena, both part of … Continue reading