MacLean wins, Rogers loses Codiac Consolation finals, McLean bows out in U20 women’s semi

Most PEI competitive junior rinks saw action this weekend at the Codiac Junior Spiel in Moncton.
The Matthew MacLean rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club and the Cornwall Curling Club, won the Men’s Under 20 consolation round final this afternoon, edging the Julien Tremblay rink from Rimouski Quebec 5-4 in the final game. Other members of the MacLean rink are third Alan MacLean, second Jordan MacLean and Lead Noah O’Connor, with coach Glen MacLean..

The Kristie Rogers team from the Cornwall Curling Club lost their Under 16 Men’s and Women’s consolation round final, 9-1 to the Joshua Nowlan team from Moncton. The Rogers rink includes third MacKenzie Stewart, second stone Olivia MacPhail, and lead Rachel MacLean, and is coached by Brenda MacMillan.

The Jenny McLean rink from Cornwall lost out in the women’s Under 20 semi-final round. The team includes third Lauren MacFadyen, second Emily Vaniderstine, and lead Aleya Quilty, with coach Butch McGee.

The Kaleigh MacKay rink from Crapaud and the Lauren Moerike team from Charlottetown both lost out in the women’s Under 20 consolation semi-finals. The MacKay team includes Danielle Collings, Alyssa Wright and Kaleigh Peters, with coach AJ Campbell. Other members of the Moerike squad are Ashley Gallant, and Annika and Tati Kelly, with coach Angela Hodgson

The championship division winners were all from the Halifax area:  Jonathan Crouse (Men’s 20 and Under), Kristin Clarke (Women’s 20 and Under), and Liam Moore (Men and Women’s 16 and Under).

Other PEI team in the event were the Donald DeWolfe team from Cornwall, the Jane DiCarlo foursome from Charlottetown, the Lauren Lenentine rink from Cornwall, Team Alex MacFadyen from the Silver Fox, the Tyler Smith squad from Montague, and the Veronica Smith foursome from Cornwall.

Full results at: http://playdowns.com/nbca/event.php?id_cmp=61

 

Four Island rinks still in play at Codiac Junior Spiel

Most PEI competitive junior rinks saw action this weekend at the Codiac Junior Spiel in Moncton. Four Island rinks remain in the competition, with the Matthew MacLean rink from the Silver Fox competing in the 20 and Under men’s consolation final underway now, and the Kristie Rogers team from Cornwall advancing to the Consolation final at 3 pm in the Boys and Girls 16 and Under division.

The Lauren Moerike team from Ch’town  and the Kaleigh MacKay foursome from Crapaud are in the 20 and Under consolation round semi-finals which are underway now.
Live results at: http://playdowns.com/nbca/event.php?id_cmp=61

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Upcoming events at the Crapaud Community Curling Club

Upcoming Events:

Monday, Oct 20th: PEI Curling Hall of Fame to induct 5 new members : 3 of which are from the Crapaud Curling Club.

The event will take place upstairs in the Crapaud Curling Club – everyone is welcome. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Ted MacFadyen, Sandy Foy and Mike Coady are the inductees from the Crapaud Club.  Complete details can be found here: http://peicurling.com/2014/10/15/reminder-pei-curling-hall-of-fame-to-induct-5-new-members-on-monday/

Free Learn to Curl Nights: Always wanted to learn how to curl ? Or know someone that always wanted to see how curling really works?? this is time to come out and try it!

Oct 28th and Oct 29th we are having learn to curl nights from 7-9pm. There will be experienced curlers on site to help you get started. All you need to bring is a clean pair of sneakers and we will look after the rest.  Regular season curlers are also welcome to come on out and get some practice in before the regular season starts.

Early registration is still on – register by the end of the month and save 10% off membership dues.

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Reminder: PEI Curling Hall of Fame to induct 5 new members on Monday

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its eighth annual induction ceremony on Monday October 20, 2014 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club

The five inductees being honoured for their achievements and contributions to the sport of curling are, in the Curler category, Nancy Cameron who curls out of the Charlottetown Curling Complex,  and Ted MacFadyen, Sandy Foy, and Mike Coady from the Crapaud Community Curling Club, along with Shirley Lank, from the Cornwall Curling Club, in the Builder category.

Each of the inductees has excelled in their own curling corner, with Nancy Cameron winning championships in three provinces, coaching, and helping out with Special Olympics curling, and Shirley Lank being  a long-time volunteer in the administrative side of curling, with much of her focus on the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association, the PEI Curling Association (Curl PEI) and the Cornwall Curling Club. Ted MacFadyen, Sandy Foy, and Mike Coady curled together for many years, winning many times in the provincial Men’s and Seniors categories, with MacFadyen also picking up provincial Masters, Legion, and Mixed titles.

“Recognizing the accomplishments of curlers and builders who have dedicated much time and energy to the sport of curling is important, not only to them and their families and friends, but it is also an important component of our curling history”,  says Jerry Muzika, Chair of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, who invites everyone to come out and honour the inductees.

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

The event gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the door, or in advance at the Crapaud Community Curling Club or by contacting Jerry Muzika, phone (902) 672-2822, email mmuzika@pei.sympatico.ca, or other members of the Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Marilyn Neily, the new Canadian Curling Association Chair of the Board will be in attendance at the event, which is sponsored by PEI Ford Dealers, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods Limited, Phillips Feed Service, Consolidated Credit Union Ltd, Legault Pest Management, and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.

Here are this year’s inductees:

Nancy Cameron (Curler category)

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Nancy Cameron has excelled in curling from her early days as a junior competitor through to her recent volunteerism with Special Olympic curlers. She has represented three provinces at national competitions, but PEI has been where she consistently was a winner for more than 30 years.

Nancy made her first appearance on the national scene at the 1980 Junior Women’s Curling Championship representing PEI with third Rosemary Butler, second Elspeth Burnett, and lead Joan Hutchinson.

In 1987, Nancy played lead for Kim Dolan, winning the PEI Women’s Curling Championship along with teammates Karen Jones at third and second Shelley Muzika.

A move to Nova Scotia and joining Colleen Jones’ team as lead resulted in winning the 1991 Nova Scotia Women’s Championship with skip Colleen Jones, third Mary Mattatall, and second Kim Kelly.

Back on PEI, lead Nancy joined skip Angela Roberts, third Sara Gatchell, and second Janice MacCallum to win the PEI Women’s Curling Championship in 1993.

In 1994, moving to third position, Nancy, along with skip Shelly Danks, second Janice MacCallum, and lead Shelley Muzika, represented PEI at the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in Kitchener.

Another team change and another PEI Women’s Curling Championship for Nancy in 2006, this time as second, with skip Suzanne Gaudet, third Susan McInnis, and lead Tricia Affleck.

At lead, Nancy won the 2012 PEI Women’s Curling Championship with skip Kim Dolan, third Rebecca Jean MacDonald, and second Sinead Dolan.

Nancy was fifth player for the Shelly Bradley team in 2001, fifth for Suzanne Birt in 2004, and also fifth for Robyn MacPhee in 2009 at the Scott Tournament of Hearts national events. As well, Nancy coached the Kim Dolan team at the 2014 Scotties.

Nancy also made time to compete in mixed events. Playing lead for skip John Likely, with third Susan McInnis, and second Mark Butler, Nancy won the 2000 PEI Mixed Curling Championship and at the Canadian Mixed that year, Nancy was declared the all star lead.

In 2002, playing with the same team, Nancy won her second provincial mixed curling title. They went on to Halifax, where they were runners-up at the Canadian Mixed.

Again at lead, Nancy won the PEI Mixed Curling Championship in 2004 with skip John Likely, third Janice MacCallum, and second Mark Butler.

Also noteworthy is a 1989 New Brunswick Mixed Curling Championship, playing third with skip Grant Odishaw, second Rick Perron, and lead Lynn MacKenzie.

A number of provincial runners-up in women’s and mixed play are sprinkled throughout her curling career including:

1986 runner-up in women’s, skipping her team of third Joan Butcher, second Janice MacCallum, and lead Shelley Muzika.

At lead, 1993 runner-up in mixed with her father, Doug Cameron, third Kim Dolan, and second Paul Power.

And, with Nancy at third, 1995 runner-up in women’s with skip Shelly Danks, second Janice MacCallum, and lead Shelley Muzika.

Nancy is a level 2 coach and as well as coaching Kim Dolan at the 2014 Scotties, she has helped coach special Olympic curlers in Charlottetown in 2013 and 2014

She was also a member of the 2011 Scotties Championship Committee when the Scotties was held in Charlottetown.

A curling career that spans more than three decades and includes a provincial junior women’s title, five women’s, and three mixed championships is to be duly recognized and so, we induct Nancy Cameron into the Prince Edward Curling Hall of Fame as a curler.

Mike Coady (Curler category)

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Mike started to curl in Crapaud in 1974 and joined Ted MacFadyen’s team a year later.

He won the Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship five times, playing second for skip Ted MacFadyen each time.

In 1980, with skip Ted MacFadyen, third Bill MacFadyen, and lead Gordon Hermann, they represented PEI at the Canadian Men’s Championship in Calgary.

In 1983, he won again playing with the same team with the exception of Sandy Foy replacing Gordon Hermann as lead. They went on to compete at the nationals in Sudbury.

The same team repeated in 1987, and they were competitors at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Edmonton. They won the provincial men’s again in 1990, and Sault St. Marie was the host city for the Brier that year. The fifth provincial win was in 1992, and on they went to Regina to curl in the Canadian Men’s Championship.

Mike won the Prince Edward Island Senior Men’s Curling Championship six times in eight years, playing lead for Ted MacFadyen each time. In 2001, third Barrie Stevenson, and second John MacKay rounded out the team. In 2002, he repeated the win with the same team.

In 2004, 2005, and 2006, he won the seniors, again playing lead, with skip Ted MacFadyen, third Bill MacFadyen, and second Sandy Foy.

Mike was all-star lead at the 2004 Seniors in Vernon BC and also received the sportsmanship award .
The sixth provincial seniors title came in 2008 with skip Ted, third Craig Mackie and second Sandy Foy.

With eleven provincial championships to his credit, it is with pride and pleasure that we induct Mike Coady as a curler into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame.

Sandy Foy (Curler category)

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Sandy Foy began curling in 1981, and joined up with Ted MacFadyen’s team in 1982. This proved to be a winning move, with eight provincial titles being won with the same skip over a twenty-six year period.

 

Playing lead for Ted, he won the Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship four times. The first men’s championship came in 1983, with skip Ted MacFadyen, third Bill MacFadyen, and second Mike Coady. They went on to play in the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Sudbury.

 

The same team repeated in 1987, competing at the Canadian championship in Edmonton. They won the provincial title again in 1990, and represented PEI at the national championship in Sault St. Marie. The fourth win was in 1992, and they went on to Regina to curl in the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship.

 

Sandy won the Prince Edward Island Senior Men’s Curling Championship four times, again with Ted MacFadyen as his skip.

In 2004, he won the Seniors title playing second, with third Bill MacFadyen, and lead Mike Coady. He repeated the win in 2005, and again in 2006, playing with the same team. The fourth win was in 2008, again playing second with skip Ted, third Craig Mackie, and lead Mike Coady.

Sandy was a curling instructor in Community School at the Crapaud Curling Club for more than twenty years.

A dedicated curler and teammate, we are pleased to induct Sandy Foy into the Curling Hall of Fame as a curler.

Shirley Lank (Builder category)

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As well as being a competitive, social, and stick curler, Shirley Lank has been a long-time volunteer active in the administrative side of curling, with much of her focus on the activities of the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association, the Prince Edward Island Curling Association and the Cornwall Curling Club.

Beginning in 1987/88, Shirley chaired the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association Junior Development Committee and in November 1988, she organized the first Junior Curling Camp held on PEI for junior curlers.

During the 1988/89 curling season, Shirley served as First Vice-President of the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association and as President in 1989/90.

She served as Chair of the amalgamation committee to facilitate the amalgamation of the two associations – the PEI Ladies Curling Association and the PEI Men’s Curling Association, and moved the motion to amalgamate in 1990.

In 1991, 1992 and 1993, she served as technical director and in 1993 she also chaired Junior Development. In 1995 and 1996, she served as the marketing coordinator for the Prince Edward Island Curling Association.

From 2002 until 2004, Shirley was a board member of Curl Atlantic, and also a committee member of Participant/Skill Development. She served again on this board from 2007 until 2009.

In December 2004, she took on the role of Vice-President of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, was elected President in 2005/06, and served as past president in 2006/07.

Shirley was the marketing chair in 2007/08, and is credited with signing on several sponsors.

In 2007/2008, she again served as first vice president of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, moving on to fill the President’s role from 2009 until 2011, then serving as past president for three years, 2012 to 2014.

Shirley has chaired numerous nominating committees of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, in her role as past president of the PEI Curling Association. As well, she has been the PEI delegate to the Canadian Curling Association annual meetings on many occasions.

At the club level, Shirley has worked tirelessly at the Cornwall Curling Club.

She chaired many fund raising committees that included cookbook sales, raising money for rock handles, redecorating the lounge area, little rocks, and new facilities for the kitchen as well as finding sponsors. She also chaired the 20th University committee in 2001. She was the Ladies President of the Cornwall Curling Club and their Junior Co-ordinator for several years. Many times, Shirley was the Cornwall Curling Club’s delegate to the PEI Ladies Curling Association and the Prince Edward Island Curling Association.

In 1995, Shirley managed the Canada Games curling teams that went to Grand Prairie, Alberta, and in 1991, she looked after officiating for curling at the Canada Winter Games held in PEI.

Shirley chaired the National Stick Curling Championships in 2013, also held here in PEI.

Shirley has her Level 1 and part of Level 2 and she has officiated at many provincial curling events.

In 2010, Shirley was Co-Host Committee Chair of the second national The Dominion Curling Club Championship, held in Charlottetown and Cornwall. She also co- chaired the hospitality committee.

In 2008, Shirley completed a history of the Cornwall Curling Club, which can be seen on the PEICurling.com web site.

In the fall of 2007, at a meeting of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, Shirley made the motion to establish the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum.

After more than 27 years as a dedicated and tireless volunteer for curling on Prince Edward Island, it is most appropriate that Shirley Lank be recognized for her efforts and be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a builder .

Ted MacFadyen (Curler category)

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Ted MacFadyen began curling in Crapaud in 1973, and seven years later, he won his first Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship. As a skip, he would go on to win four more during his lengthy curling career.

In 1980, skipping his team of third Bill MacFadyen, second Mike Coady, and lead Gordon Hermann, he won the first of the five and went on to represent Prince Edward Island at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Calgary.

In 1983, his second provincial championship came with the same team, with the exception of Sandy Foy replacing Gordon Hermann at lead. The Canadian Men’s Curling Championship was held in Sudbury.

The same team repeated winning the provincial title in 1987, representing the province at the Canadian championship in Edmonton. 1990 saw them win again, this time travelling to Sault St. Marie to represent PEI where he was named the second team all star skip. His last provincial championship win was in 1992, going on to Regina to compete at the national competition.

Ted made two other appearances at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship: one as fifth player for the Wayne Matheson team in 1985 and again as fifth player for David MacFadyen’s team in 1988.

As a senior competitor, Ted won the Prince Edward Island Senior Men’s Curling Championship six times in eight years and again in 2014 to make it a total of 7 seniors’ titles.

In 2001, he won the title skipping his Senior’s team of third Barrie Stevenson, second John MacKay, and lead Mike Coady. In 2002, he repeated with the same team.

In 2004 and 2005 he won with third Bill MacFadyen, second Sandy Foy, and lead Mike Coady, and won again in 2006, with Mel Bernard replacing Bill MacFadyen at third. In 2008, he skipped the team of third Craig MacKie, second Sandy Foy, and lead Mike Coady to another senior’s win.

In 2014, he won the Senior Men’s Curling Championship, skipping his team of third Lou Nowlan, second Pat Aylward, and lead Earle Proud.

Ted won the Prince Edward Island Mixed Curling Championship in 1988, skipping his team of third Nancy MacFadyen, second Bill MacFadyen, and at lead, his wife, Dawn MacFadyen.

He was runner-up in the PEI Mixed Championship in 1982, 1987, and 1989 with the same all-MacFadyen team.

He won the 2014 Masters skipping his team of third Lou Nowlan, second Earle Proud, and lead Allan Montgomery.

Although most of his wins came as a skip, Ted did play other positions. In 2011 and 2012, he won the Prince Edward Island Masters Curling Championship, playing third for Mel Bernard, along with Lou Nowlan at second, and lead Earle Proud.

He also played third for Mel Bernard in 2010, when they won the Prince Edward Island Legion Championship, with second Doug Simmons, and lead Earle Proud.

As well as a veteran skip and competitor, Ted has been generous in giving back to the game. Ted is a Level 1 Official and officiated at the Canadian Mixed Championship in Summerside in 1987, and the Canada Winter Games in 1991. He is also a Certified Level 1 Coach. Ted coached the Junior Men’s team in 1993/94 and he has instructed Junior curlers and Community School participants for many years.

Ted served as a Director of the Crapaud Curling Club from 1977 till 1980, and as president in 1995. He has also served as Games Chairman and as a club delegate to the Prince Edward Island Curling Association meetings on numerous occasions.

For more than four decades, Ted has been a fierce competitor, and while maintaining his quiet on-ice persona, he has won five provincial mens’ titles, seven seniors, one mixed, three masters and one legion. An achievement to be rewarded. Ted will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a curler.

For more information on the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, including previous inductees, visit the History section of PEICurling.com.

 

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Curling getting underway at several Island facilities – come try it out!

Charlottetown: Come to the Charlottetown Curling Complex for free curling school Tuesday October 14 and Thursday October 16 at 6 pm. All you need is to dress warm and some clean shoes!

Cornwall: Daytime curling goes Tuesday through Friday this week from 10 to noon. If you are new, feel free to show up, and either pay a walk-on fee or take out a membership. If you are a returning member, there will be opportunities for you to pay your membership if you have not yet done so.

As well, our FREE no-obligation, adult curling school, open house, and new members registration for all ages goes Tuesday thru Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Evening curling draws start next week.

Details on the curling school are at: CornwallCurling.com/trycurling

Crapaud: Early Registration is tonight, October 14th from 7-9pm at the curling club.

Click link for membership rates: http://crapaudcurlingclub.com/membership_info.php

Come on out and save 10% on your registration fees!

Silver Fox (Summerside): The Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club is now taking registrations for the 2014-15 season, with fun and competitive leagues for all skill levels. They are also holding a Try Curling Day on Sunday Nov. 2, from noon – 1 pm for Juniors (8-20), and 2-4 and 6-8 pm for adults.

Western Community (Alberton): Ice making got underway Thanksgiving weekend.
To help plan for the new season, the club is holding its annual meeting on Monday, October 20 at 7 p.m. All members and perspective members are welcome to attend. cometrycurling5

 

 

Fox to hold Try Curling on Nov. 2., Drop In Curling on Wednesdays

foxtrycurlingThe Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club is now taking registrations for the 2014-15 season, with fun and competitive leagues for all skill levels. They are also holding a Try Curling Day on Sunday Nov. 2, from noon – 1 pm for Juniors (8-20), and 2-4 and 6-8 pm for adults.

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As well, the Club will be offering a Wednesday  drop in night at 8 pm for only $10! A great way to get on the ice and try a new sport with some friends!

Call (902) 436-2153 for more info on curling at the Fox.

Crapaud update

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Here are a few updates from the Crapaud Community Curling Club:

Dream Draw –  THIS Friday , October 3rd , 7pm at the club is when they will be drawing for the big prizes!! Come on out and see if you the winner, check out the club, and socialize with fellow curlers, and supporters of the club.

They appreciate the support of this very important fundraiser for the club.

You can also sign up for curling on the 3rd as well if you can’t make it out on the 14th.

Oct 14th – Early Registration 7-9pm

Membership Prices are available on the Club website under ‘Membership Info’: http://crapaudcurlingclub.com/membership_info.php

 

The leagues will remain the same as last year:

Monday and Wednesday rec leagues: Draws at 645 and 845 pm; Thursday Semi Competitive league: Draws at 645 and 845pm.; Tuesday 2 on 2 league

 

Watch for free curling/learn to curl dates near the end of October at the club.

ParaSport and Recreation PEI looking for curling coaches for Thurs. evenings at Cornwall

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Curling Coaches Needed!
ParaSport and Recreation PEI is currently looking for two coaches – for wheelchair curling and for blind/visually impaired curling, for Thursday evenings at the Cornwall Curling Club. ParaSport and Recreation PEI will be offering training for both positions.

Coaches will each receive a $25 honorarium per session for their dedication and contribution to ParaSport.

If you are interested in the position please call the ParaSport & Recreation PEI office at (902) 368-4540 or email info@parasportpei.ca.

Earlybird ticket packs go on sale Thurs. Oct 2 for Ford World Men’s in Halifax (CCA)

(by Graham Lloyd) Championship curling is returning to Halifax, the home of several classic battles for Canadian men’s supremacy, and the site of the 2005 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, when Newfoundland/Labrador’s Brad Gushue prevailed on the road to gold at the 2006 Olympics.

Now, for the first time ever, the hotbed of curling in Atlantic Canada will host the top athletes in the game for the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, March 28-Apr. 5 in the Scotiabank Centre. And the Old Classic Earlybird Bonus ticket pack, going on sale Thurs. Oct. 2, is the best way to make the most of all the excitement of live championship curling.

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(Michael Burns/CCA Photo)

Along with a guaranteed seat for all 22 draws, fans will receive four vouchers for any draw on family weekend (March 28-29), priced at $369. The ticket package also includes all tie-breaker games leading up to the playoffs at no additional charge.

Ticketholders can use the bonus vouchers in any manner they choose. It’s a perfect opportunity to introduce a new generation of curling fans to the game, especially during opening weekend, when a host of family festivities are planned. Or, it may be a chance to get a head start on holiday shopping.

Fans also have the opportunity to be part of a side of the game they’ll never experience by watching the action at home on television. Once the rocks come to rest on the ice at Scotiabank Centre, the fun moves right next door to the Patch in the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre.

The Patch is the legendary party place for Season of Champions events with live music, dancing, drinks, food and interactive fun for the whole family – plus the chance to meet the athletes.

“Live it Live” when the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship makes its debut in Halifax. Click here to get your tickets now!

Click to read at the CCA website.

PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum to induct five new members on Oct. 20

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its eighth annual induction ceremony on Monday October 20, 2014 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club

The five inductees being honoured for their achievements and contributions to the sport of curling are, in the Curler category, Nancy Cameron who curls out of the Charlottetown Curling Complex,  and Ted MacFadyen, Sandy Foy, and Mike Coady from the Crapaud Community Curling Club, along with Shirley Lank, from the Cornwall Curling Club, in the Builder category.

Each of the inductees has excelled in their own curling corner, with Nancy Cameron winning championships in three provinces, coaching, and helping out with Special Olympics curling, and Shirley Lank being  a long-time volunteer in the administrative side of curling, with much of her focus on the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association, the PEI Curling Association (Curl PEI) and the Cornwall Curling Club. Ted MacFadyen, Sandy Foy, and Mike Coady curled together for many years, winning many times in the provincial Men’s and Seniors categories, with MacFadyen also picking up provincial Masters, Legion, and Mixed titles.

“Recognizing the accomplishments of curlers and builders who have dedicated much time and energy to the sport of curling is important, not only to them and their families and friends, but it is also an important component of our curling history”,  says Jerry Muzika, Chair of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, who invites everyone to come out and honour the inductees.

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

The event gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the door, or in advance at the Crapaud Community Curling Club or by contacting Jerry Muzika, phone (902) 672-2822, email mmuzika@pei.sympatico.ca, or other members of the Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Marilyn Neily, the new Canadian Curling Association Chair of the Board will be in attendance at the event, which is sponsored by PEI Ford Dealers, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods Limited, Phillips Feed Service, Consolidated Credit Union Ltd, Legault Pest Management, and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.

Here are this year’s inductees:

Nancy Cameron (Curler category)

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Nancy Cameron has excelled in curling from her early days as a junior competitor through to her recent volunteerism with Special Olympic curlers. She has represented three provinces at national competitions, but PEI has been where she consistently was a winner for more than 30 years.

Nancy made her first appearance on the national scene at the 1980 Junior Women’s Curling Championship representing PEI with third Rosemary Butler, second Elspeth Burnett, and lead Joan Hutchinson.

In 1987, Nancy played lead for Kim Dolan, winning the PEI Women’s Curling Championship along with teammates Karen Jones at third and second Shelley Muzika.

A move to Nova Scotia and joining Colleen Jones’ team as lead resulted in winning the 1991 Nova Scotia Women’s Championship with skip Colleen Jones, third Mary Mattatall, and second Kim Kelly.

Back on PEI, lead Nancy joined skip Angela Roberts, third Sara Gatchell, and second Janice MacCallum to win the PEI Women’s Curling Championship in 1993.

In 1994, moving to third position, Nancy, along with skip Shelly Danks, second Janice MacCallum, and lead Shelley Muzika, represented PEI at the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in Kitchener.

Another team change and another PEI Women’s Curling Championship for Nancy in 2006, this time as second, with skip Suzanne Gaudet, third Susan McInnis, and lead Tricia Affleck.

At lead, Nancy won the 2012 PEI Women’s Curling Championship with skip Kim Dolan, third Rebecca Jean MacDonald, and second Sinead Dolan.

Nancy was fifth player for the Shelly Bradley team in 2001, fifth for Suzanne Birt in 2004, and also fifth for Robyn MacPhee in 2009 at the Scott Tournament of Hearts national events. As well, Nancy coached the Kim Dolan team at the 2014 Scotties.

Nancy also made time to compete in mixed events. Playing lead for skip John Likely, with third Susan McInnis, and second Mark Butler, Nancy won the 2000 PEI Mixed Curling Championship and at the Canadian Mixed that year, Nancy was declared the all star lead.

In 2002, playing with the same team, Nancy won her second provincial mixed curling title. They went on to Halifax, where they were runners-up at the Canadian Mixed.

Again at lead, Nancy won the PEI Mixed Curling Championship in 2004 with skip John Likely, third Janice MacCallum, and second Mark Butler.

Also noteworthy is a 1989 New Brunswick Mixed Curling Championship, playing third with skip Grant Odishaw, second Rick Perron, and lead Lynn MacKenzie.

A number of provincial runners-up in women’s and mixed play are sprinkled throughout her curling career including:

1986 runner-up in women’s, skipping her team of third Joan Butcher, second Janice MacCallum, and lead Shelley Muzika.

At lead, 1993 runner-up in mixed with her father, Doug Cameron, third Kim Dolan, and second Paul Power.

And, with Nancy at third, 1995 runner-up in women’s with skip Shelly Danks, second Janice MacCallum, and lead Shelley Muzika.

Nancy is a level 2 coach and as well as coaching Kim Dolan at the 2014 Scotties, she has helped coach special Olympic curlers in Charlottetown in 2013 and 2014

She was also a member of the 2011 Scotties Championship Committee when the Scotties was held in Charlottetown.

A curling career that spans more than three decades and includes a provincial junior women’s title, five women’s, and three mixed championships is to be duly recognized and so, we induct Nancy Cameron into the Prince Edward Curling Hall of Fame as a curler.

Mike Coady (Curler category)

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Mike started to curl in Crapaud in 1974 and joined Ted MacFadyen’s team a year later.

He won the Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship five times, playing second for skip Ted MacFadyen each time.

In 1980, with skip Ted MacFadyen, third Bill MacFadyen, and lead Gordon Hermann, they represented PEI at the Canadian Men’s Championship in Calgary.

In 1983, he won again playing with the same team with the exception of Sandy Foy replacing Gordon Hermann as lead. They went on to compete at the nationals in Sudbury.

The same team repeated in 1987, and they were competitors at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Edmonton. They won the provincial men’s again in 1990, and Sault St. Marie was the host city for the Brier that year. The fifth provincial win was in 1992, and on they went to Regina to curl in the Canadian Men’s Championship.

Mike won the Prince Edward Island Senior Men’s Curling Championship six times in eight years, playing lead for Ted MacFadyen each time. In 2001, third Barrie Stevenson, and second John MacKay rounded out the team. In 2002, he repeated the win with the same team.

In 2004, 2005, and 2006, he won the seniors, again playing lead, with skip Ted MacFadyen, third Bill MacFadyen, and second Sandy Foy.

Mike was all-star lead at the 2004 Seniors in Vernon BC and also received the sportsmanship award .
The sixth provincial seniors title came in 2008 with skip Ted, third Craig Mackie and second Sandy Foy.

With eleven provincial championships to his credit, it is with pride and pleasure that we induct Mike Coady as a curler into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame.

Sandy Foy (Curler category)

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Sandy Foy began curling in 1981, and joined up with Ted MacFadyen’s team in 1982. This proved to be a winning move, with eight provincial titles being won with the same skip over a twenty-six year period.

 

Playing lead for Ted, he won the Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship four times. The first men’s championship came in 1983, with skip Ted MacFadyen, third Bill MacFadyen, and second Mike Coady. They went on to play in the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Sudbury.

 

The same team repeated in 1987, competing at the Canadian championship in Edmonton. They won the provincial title again in 1990, and represented PEI at the national championship in Sault St. Marie. The fourth win was in 1992, and they went on to Regina to curl in the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship.

 

Sandy won the Prince Edward Island Senior Men’s Curling Championship four times, again with Ted MacFadyen as his skip.

In 2004, he won the Seniors title playing second, with third Bill MacFadyen, and lead Mike Coady. He repeated the win in 2005, and again in 2006, playing with the same team. The fourth win was in 2008, again playing second with skip Ted, third Craig Mackie, and lead Mike Coady.

Sandy was a curling instructor in Community School at the Crapaud Curling Club for more than twenty years.

A dedicated curler and teammate, we are pleased to induct Sandy Foy into the Curling Hall of Fame as a curler.

Shirley Lank (Builder category)

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As well as being a competitive, social, and stick curler, Shirley Lank has been a long-time volunteer active in the administrative side of curling, with much of her focus on the activities of the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association, the Prince Edward Island Curling Association and the Cornwall Curling Club.

Beginning in 1987/88, Shirley chaired the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association Junior Development Committee and in November 1988, she organized the first Junior Curling Camp held on PEI for junior curlers.

During the 1988/89 curling season, Shirley served as First Vice-President of the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association and as President in 1989/90.

She served as Chair of the amalgamation committee to facilitate the amalgamation of the two associations – the PEI Ladies Curling Association and the PEI Men’s Curling Association, and moved the motion to amalgamate in 1990.

In 1991, 1992 and 1993, she served as technical director and in 1993 she also chaired Junior Development. In 1995 and 1996, she served as the marketing coordinator for the Prince Edward Island Curling Association.

From 2002 until 2004, Shirley was a board member of Curl Atlantic, and also a committee member of Participant/Skill Development. She served again on this board from 2007 until 2009.

In December 2004, she took on the role of Vice-President of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, was elected President in 2005/06, and served as past president in 2006/07.

Shirley was the marketing chair in 2007/08, and is credited with signing on several sponsors.

In 2007/2008, she again served as first vice president of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, moving on to fill the President’s role from 2009 until 2011, then serving as past president for three years, 2012 to 2014.

Shirley has chaired numerous nominating committees of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, in her role as past president of the PEI Curling Association. As well, she has been the PEI delegate to the Canadian Curling Association annual meetings on many occasions.

At the club level, Shirley has worked tirelessly at the Cornwall Curling Club.

She chaired many fund raising committees that included cookbook sales, raising money for rock handles, redecorating the lounge area, little rocks, and new facilities for the kitchen as well as finding sponsors. She also chaired the 20th University committee in 2001. She was the Ladies President of the Cornwall Curling Club and their Junior Co-ordinator for several years. Many times, Shirley was the Cornwall Curling Club’s delegate to the PEI Ladies Curling Association and the Prince Edward Island Curling Association.

In 1995, Shirley managed the Canada Games curling teams that went to Grand Prairie, Alberta, and in 1991, she looked after officiating for curling at the Canada Winter Games held in PEI.

Shirley chaired the National Stick Curling Championships in 2013, also held here in PEI.

Shirley has her Level 1 and part of Level 2 and she has officiated at many provincial curling events.

In 2010, Shirley was Co-Host Committee Chair of the second national The Dominion Curling Club Championship, held in Charlottetown and Cornwall. She also co- chaired the hospitality committee.

In 2008, Shirley completed a history of the Cornwall Curling Club, which can be seen on the PEICurling.com web site.

In the fall of 2007, at a meeting of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, Shirley made the motion to establish the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum.

After more than 27 years as a dedicated and tireless volunteer for curling on Prince Edward Island, it is most appropriate that Shirley Lank be recognized for her efforts and be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a builder .

Ted MacFadyen (Curler category)

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Ted MacFadyen began curling in Crapaud in 1973, and seven years later, he won his first Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship. As a skip, he would go on to win four more during his lengthy curling career.

In 1980, skipping his team of third Bill MacFadyen, second Mike Coady, and lead Gordon Hermann, he won the first of the five and went on to represent Prince Edward Island at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Calgary.

In 1983, his second provincial championship came with the same team, with the exception of Sandy Foy replacing Gordon Hermann at lead. The Canadian Men’s Curling Championship was held in Sudbury.

The same team repeated winning the provincial title in 1987, representing the province at the Canadian championship in Edmonton. 1990 saw them win again, this time travelling to Sault St. Marie to represent PEI where he was named the second team all star skip. His last provincial championship win was in 1992, going on to Regina to compete at the national competition.

Ted made two other appearances at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship: one as fifth player for the Wayne Matheson team in 1985 and again as fifth player for David MacFadyen’s team in 1988.

As a senior competitor, Ted won the Prince Edward Island Senior Men’s Curling Championship six times in eight years and again in 2014 to make it a total of 7 seniors’ titles.

In 2001, he won the title skipping his Senior’s team of third Barrie Stevenson, second John MacKay, and lead Mike Coady. In 2002, he repeated with the same team.

In 2004 and 2005 he won with third Bill MacFadyen, second Sandy Foy, and lead Mike Coady, and won again in 2006, with Mel Bernard replacing Bill MacFadyen at third. In 2008, he skipped the team of third Craig MacKie, second Sandy Foy, and lead Mike Coady to another senior’s win.

In 2014, he won the Senior Men’s Curling Championship, skipping his team of third Lou Nowlan, second Pat Aylward, and lead Earle Proud.

Ted won the Prince Edward Island Mixed Curling Championship in 1988, skipping his team of third Nancy MacFadyen, second Bill MacFadyen, and at lead, his wife, Dawn MacFadyen.

He was runner-up in the PEI Mixed Championship in 1982, 1987, and 1989 with the same all-MacFadyen team.

He won the 2014 Masters skipping his team of third Lou Nowlan, second Earle Proud, and lead Allan Montgomery.

Although most of his wins came as a skip, Ted did play other positions. In 2011 and 2012, he won the Prince Edward Island Masters Curling Championship, playing third for Mel Bernard, along with Lou Nowlan at second, and lead Earle Proud.

He also played third for Mel Bernard in 2010, when they won the Prince Edward Island Legion Championship, with second Doug Simmons, and lead Earle Proud.

As well as a veteran skip and competitor, Ted has been generous in giving back to the game. Ted is a Level 1 Official and officiated at the Canadian Mixed Championship in Summerside in 1987, and the Canada Winter Games in 1991. He is also a Certified Level 1 Coach. Ted coached the Junior Men’s team in 1993/94 and he has instructed Junior curlers and Community School participants for many years.

Ted served as a Director of the Crapaud Curling Club from 1977 till 1980, and as president in 1995. He has also served as Games Chairman and as a club delegate to the Prince Edward Island Curling Association meetings on numerous occasions.

For more than four decades, Ted has been a fierce competitor, and while maintaining his quiet on-ice persona, he has won five provincial mens’ titles, seven seniors, one mixed, three masters and one legion. An achievement to be rewarded. Ted will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a curler.

For more information on the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, including previous inductees, visit the History section of PEICurling.com.

 

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Try curling for free at the Cornwall Curling Club

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 If you’re interested in trying the fun Olympic sport of curling, now’s your chance!

  The Cornwall Curling Club would like to help you take that first step – for FREE, with no obligation!!

 You’re invited to take part in their Open House, free Adult Curling School, and new members registration

  • Tuesday, October 14
  • Wednesday, October 15
  • Thursday, October 16

6:30 to 8:30 each evening.  Come one, two, or all three nights – there will be instruction at varying levels each night.

For more info, visit CornwallCurling.com/trycurling

UPEI to host Atlantic Univ. Curling Championship in Montague in Feb.

Curl Atlantic is pleased to announce that UPEI will be hosting the Atlantic University Curling Championship this year.  The competition will be held from February 13-15, 2015 at the Montague Curling Club.

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At the request of student athletes who have previously participated, this year’s format will incorporate a round robin with possible playoffs so that teams will play more games.  A competition schedule will be finalized once all entries have been received.  As in past years,  two men’s teams and two women’s teams from the Atlantic region will advance to the CIS/CCA Canadian University Curling Championships.

Further details including the student-athlete eligibility form and hotel information will be distributed in the next few months.  The deadline for applications is January 13, one month prior to the start of the event.  Entry fee will remain at $200 per team and teams are requested to wear on-ice clothing that identifies their university.  All teams must have a certified coach present, who must have at least their Competition Coach certification (or old level 2) in order to attend the CIS event with their university.  The CIS/CCA University Curling Championships will be held from March 18-22, 2015 at a location still to be announced.

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Crapaud sets regular season startup dates. Fundraising draw reminder

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Fundraising draw:

There are still tickets available for the Crapaud Community Curling Club fundraising draw: Grand prize is a trip for 2 down south, valued at up to $3000, or $2000 cash. 2nd price is $250 or a full curling membership, and 3rd prize is $100.

Please consider supporting your local community curling club, and have a chance at winning a big prize!

Crapaud Curling Club Fundraising Draw Date:

October 3rd at the club at 7pm.  Find out if you are the winner!

You will also be able to sign up for the regular curling season on the 3rd, if you are unable to come to the Oct 14th early registration night.

 

October 14th - Early registration night 7-9pm.

Membership/league rates will be announced shortly.

 

Week of November 3rd: First week of league play.

 

There will be some free curling nights/learn to curl coming up at the end of October so stay tuned!

 

Happy Curling!

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Everest named title sponsor of Canadian Senior Championships (CCA)

(by Al Cameron) The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced that Everest will be the title sponsor of the Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships.

Everest will be the title sponsor for the Canadian Senior Men's and Women's Curling Championships for the next three years. (Photo, James MacKenzie)

Everest will be the title sponsor for the Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships for the next three years. (Photo, James MacKenzie)

To celebrate the new partnership Everest, the first nationwide funeral planning and concierge service, today also unveiled plans for the Everest-Ferbey National Pro Am, a tournament designed to promote seniors curling across the country.

The three-year agreement begins with the 2015 edition of the Everest Canadian Seniors, scheduled for March 21 to 29 at the Thistle Curling Club in Edmonton, and continues with the 2016 Everest Canadian Seniors, March 19 to 27, in Digby, N.S.

“The Canadian Seniors has been a hugely popular event over the years, and we’re pleased to welcome Everest to the CCA family as the title sponsor,” said CCA Chief Executive Officer Greg Stremlaw.

“We are thrilled to be the new title sponsor of the Canadian Seniors, starting with Edmonton 2015,” said Everest CEO Mark Duffey. “It’s an exciting time for seniors curling and Everest wants to be more than a sponsor of the championships; we want to be a partner in growing seniors curling in Canada. So we are honoured to work together with Canadian Curling Hall-of-Famer Randy Ferbey to promote the sport through the Everest-Ferbey National Pro Am.”

The Everest-Ferbey National Pro Am will be launched in November. The first of its kind in Canada, this men’s and women’s senior tournament will be open to curlers of all skill levels, at all CCA curling centres. Participants will be eligible for weekly prizes and automatically entered into the national grand prize draw to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Everest Canadian Seniors in Edmonton and a chance to play against Ferbey, a Hall-of-Famer, six-time Tim Hortons Brier champion and four-time world champion.

“I’m proud to be a partner with Everest in the Pro Am and I’m grateful to Everest for this initiative.” Ferbey said. “By engaging senior curlers at all levels in this grassroots tournament we hope to help grow participation in curling centres all across the country.”

Ferbey will be touring the country visiting select curling centres to speak with local curlers and promote senior participation in the game.

The Canadian Senior Men’s Championship began in 1965 in Port Arthur, Ont. Since then, Manitoba has won a leading 11 titles. The Canadian Senior Women’s Championship began in 1973 in Ottawa. Ontario has won a leading 10 crowns. The championships were conducted separately until being combined in 1985 in Yorkton, Sask.

About the Canadian Curling Association

The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in Canada. In cooperation with its Provincial and Territorial Member Associations from across Canada, the CCA provides programs and services to curlers ranging from the youngest ‘little rocker’ (age 7 and up), to those participating at ages 70 and over – and from aspiring Olympians to Canadians with special needs, coaches, curling facility operators, ice makers and officials. The CCA also oversees and provides the comprehensive management of the Season of Champions event portfolio; develops and administers the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) for Olympic qualification; and organizes and operates the championship system for Juniors (under 20), Seniors (over 50), Mixed, Women, Men, University and Wheelchair.

About Everest

Everest is the first nationwide funeral planning and concierge service. An independent consumer advocate, Everest was launched in Canada in 2001 with the goal of creating a continent wide service to help streamline and simplify the process for grieving families.
Its sole purpose is to provide information to consumers when they need to make informed choices about funeral-related issues. Serving as an impartial advocate, Everest is not a funeral home, nor does it sell funeral goods or services and does not receive commissions from funeral homes or other providers in the funeral industry. Today, Everest services are available to more than 25 million people in Canada and the United States. Visit www.Everestfuneral.com for more information.

Click to read at the CCA website

Casey rink collects close to $7500 with runner-up finish at Shorty Jenkins Classic (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds)

Olympic gold-medallist defeats P.E.I. rink

BROCKVILLE, Ont. – It was quite a weekend for the Adam Casey curling rink.

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Casey, third stone Josh Barry, second stone and Summerside native Anson Carmody and lead Robbie Doherty advanced to the final of the 2014 AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic in Brockville, Ont., on Sunday afternoon.

After defeating David Murdoch of Scotland 6-3 in the quarter-finals and Glenn Howard 7-6 in the semifinals, Olympic gold-medallist Brad Jacobs scored five in the fourth end to blow open a close game en route to a 7-1 win.

“Not bad for a new team out of a small island,” said Casey in a phone interview with the Journal Pioneer following the championship game. “It was great for us.”

The Casey rink, which went 4-1 (won-lost) in round-robin play, collected close to $7,500 in prize money in the World Curling Tour event.

“We are getting more comfortable with each other,” said Casey, who is from Seven Mile Bay. “We are starting to understand each other’s delivery, and making those fine technical adjustments to make shots.”

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer

Updated with funeral info: Former Charlottetown Curling Club President Wellington Gay passes away at 65

Wellington Gay of Stratford, a long-time curler and former president of the Charlottetown Curling Club (1998-99 season), as well as a former Commodore of the Charlottetown Yacht Club, and a volunteer in both curling and yachting, has passed away at the age of 65. Wellington was a longtime employee of Island Cable and then Eastlink. As a member of the Crossroads Rural Community Fire Company, he was a six-time winner of the Provincial Firefighters Curling Championship, five times as skip, and once as second.

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Here is the funeral announcement:

After a short illness and peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, of Wellington Gay of Stratford age 65 Yrs. Beloved son of Gordon ( Bus ) Gay and loving husband of Nancy MacDonald. Wellington is also survived by his sons – Paul ( Ashley ) and Marty; Grandson – Liam Gay; sister – Norma Millar ( Lawrence ) and niece – Laura Millar. He was predeceased by his mother – Nina Gay and his brother – Gordon Gay.

Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home, 2 Hollis Ave., Stratford, for visitation on Friday, September 19, 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 20, at Stratford Chapel – Hillsboro Funeral Home, at 10:30 A.M. Interment will follow later at the People’s Cemetery, Charlottetown. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Cross Roads Rural Community Fire Company would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made to hillsborofuneral@eastlink.ca. The Family wishes to express special thanks to the wonderful staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the QEH. Completion of funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hillsboro Funeral Home.

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Casey and Gushue rinks at the Shorty this weekend

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PEI’s Adam Casey rink, and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Brad Gushue foursome, which includes PEI native Brett Gallant, are among the 24 men’s and 12 women’s teams competing in the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic in Brockville Ont. this weekend. Island native Kiri Campbell is on the Danielle Inglis rink out of Ottawa. Gushue won the men’s event in 2009, while last year’s champs were Brad Jacobs, who is back this year, and Mirjam Ott.

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Play got underway at 5 AT this afternoon, with Gushue taking on Jeff Stoughton, and Casey facing Glenn  Howard at 7:30. The quarter-finals go Sunday at 10 am AT, with the semis at 1:30 pm, and the finals at 4:30 pm Atlantic time.

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Spud Isle Junior Skills Dev’t and High Performance camp

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Spud Isle Junior Camp

Skills Development & High Performance

JUNIOR CURLING CAMP

25-26 October 2014

 

On 25 & 26 October 2014 a Junior Skills Development/High Performance Camp for competitive junior men and women teams/individuals as well as for novice to intermediate level Juniors will be held at the Crapaud Curling Club

Please Note: Group A will consist of advanced competitive teams/individuals and Group B will focus on the novice to intermediate Junior teams/individuals who have at least 1 year experience primarily 10-14 years of age with the main focus on Skill Development. Groups will alternate between on ice and classroom sessions.

 

CAMP LOCATION:  Crapaud Curling Club

CAMP TIMES:

Saturday, 25 October            8:45 a.m. – 9:00 am                 Check in

9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.              Camp – on ice & classroom sessions

Sunday,   26 October               10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                        Camp – on ice & classroom sessions

 

COST:

The cost is $120.00 per team including coach or $30.00 per individual – Space is limited and selection will be on a first come first paid basis. Morning & afternoon nutrition breaks will be provided by the Camp each day.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:

Cheque (payable to Spud Isle Junior Curling Camp) & registration must be received by no later than

Friday October 10, 2014.   This will allow the organizers time to fine tune the camp and make it relevant to the attendees. Thank you for your cooperation.

CAMP CONTENT:

  • On-Ice topics may include:
  • Technical drills (balance, timing, line of delivery, grip, release, rotation, team consistency)
  • Sweeping and judging weight
  • Skills Testing
  • Weight control (draws and big weight), angles, situational play, rock placement
  • Pre-shot routines
  • Communications
  • Shot selection (defensive vs. offensive), ice reading
  • Video Analysis
  • Off-Ice topics may include:
  • Technical Review,
  • Rules update & etiquette
  • Season Planning and Goal Setting,
  • Team Dynamics, Training and Practice,
  • Fitness
  • Strategy/Tactics/Game Plan/End Plan,
  • Mental Toughness,
  • Physical Prep/Nutrition,

 

Camp Instructors: Several well certified Provincial Instructors/Facilitators will be on staff for various sessions. A full camp agenda/schedule will be emailed to all interested persons by early October.

 

Mail camp registration/cheque to:   Gayle Johnston

46 Kirkdale Rd, Box 3 Site 10

Charlottetown, PEI   C1E 1N6

For further information please contact Gayle Johnston at 368-1071 or email: gaylej@eastlink.ca 

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Home Hardware to sponsor Canada Cup (CCA)

One of curling’s most prestigious events will have a new title sponsor, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.

Home Hardware will be the title sponsor of the Canada Cup of Curling for the next three years. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Home Hardware will be the title sponsor of the Canada Cup of Curling for the next three years. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Home Hardware, Canada’s largest dealer-owned home improvement retailer, will be the title sponsor of the Canada Cup of Curling, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, for the next three years, beginning with the 2014 event Dec. 3-7 at Encana Arena in Camrose, Alta. — the opening event of the 2014-15 Season of Champions.

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 11.20.58 AMThe Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling will feature 2014 Olympic gold-medallists Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, along with the Team Canada entries for the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek, in Calgary — John Morris of Calgary — and the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask. — Rachel Homan of Ottawa.

Click for full story at the CCA website.

Former Charlottetown Curling Club President Wellington Gay passes away at 65

CBC is reporting that Wellington Gay of Stratford, a long-time curler and former president of the Charlottetown Curling Club (1998-99 season), as well as former Commodore of the Charlottetown Yacht Club, and a volunteer in both curling and yachting, has passed away at the age of 65. Wellington was a longtime employee of Island Cable and then Eastlink. As a member of the Crossroads Fire Department, he was a six-time winner of the Provincial Firefighters Curling Championship, five times as skip, and once as second.

 

2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials return to Ottawa (CCA)

(by Al Cameron)

Canada’s best mixed doubles curling teams will return to the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club for the 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.

The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club will play host to the 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials. (Photo, courtesy Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club)The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club will play host to the 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials. (Photo courtesy Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club)

The Hunt Club hosted the highly successful 2014 edition of the Trials, which will determine Canada’s representative for the 2015 World Mixed Doubles Championship next spring in Sochi, Russia. The 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials are scheduled for March 11 to 15.

A total of 32 teams (one man, one woman) will compete, with the teams divided into four round-robin pools of eight, with the top two from each pool and the next four best round-robin records moving onto the 12-team single-knockout playoff round.

Wayne and Kim Tuck of Ilderton, Ont., won the 2014 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. (Photo CCA/John Schwartzburg)

 Wayne and Kim Tuck of Ilderton, Ont., won the 2014 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. (Photo CCA/John Schwartzburg)

 

It will be the third edition of the Trials; the CCA recently approved a motion to extend a two-year trial for the event to a third year as efforts are ongoing by the World Curling Federation to have the discipline included as an Olympic medal sport, as soon as the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

“We’re optimistic that the International Olympic Committee will see the benefits of adding another curling medal to the program, and we’re doing our part as an association to show that we’re behind that push,” said Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer of the CCA. “We’ve had nothing but positive feedback from the first two Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials, and we know the Hunt Club will do another superb job in hosting in 2015.”

The 32 participating teams in Ottawa will be determined by the following:
1.    Each of the 14 provincial/territorial curling associations will select one team.
2.    The winning four-player team at the 2015 Canadian Mixed Championship in North Bay, Ont., will receive two entries.
3.    The balance (the other 16 teams) will be composed of open invitations but should more than the required number submit entries, then each team’s participating status will be decided by the Order of Merit as of Dec. 31, 2014. The Order of Merit is based exclusively on the CCA’s Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS).

“We had great, positive feedback from the curlers and officials after we hosted the 2014 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials,” said Bill Duck, curling co-ordinator for the Hunt Club. “We were eager to bring the event back, and we know curlers and fans will be treated to first-class conditions and a first-class event.”

At the 2014 Trials, the husband-and-wife pairing of Wayne and Kim Tuck of Ilderton, Ont., claimed gold, beating Alberta’s Kalynn Park and Charley Thomas 8-5 in the final. The Tucks went on to finish with a 7-1 round-robin record at the 2014 World Mixed Doubles Championship in Dumfries, Scotland, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to Austria’s Claudia Fischer and Christian Roth to finish ninth overall.

Acart_HuntClub_curling_0006At the inaugural 2013 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials, in Leduc, Alta., the Quebec pair of Robert Desjardins and Isabelle Néron won the title, and went on to finish 10th at the World Mixed Doubles Championship in Fredericton, N.B.

Previously, Canada’s teams for the World Mixed Doubles Championship comprised two members of the winning team at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. In 2008, Canada (Susan O’Connor and Dean Ross) finished fifth while in 2009, Canada earned a bronze medal with a third-place finish by Sean Grassie and Allison Nimik (still Canada’s only medal at the World Mixed Doubles). In 2010, Canada did not compete because the Icelandic volcanic ash caused the temporary cancellation of air travel which prevented Mark Dacey and Heather Smith from arriving in time for the competition.

In 2011, Canada’s Rebecca Jean MacDonald and Robert Campbell, from Prince Edward Island, finished 12th, while in 2012, Canada’s Chantelle Eberle and Dean Hicke were sixth.

The Mixed Doubles game format is played over eight ends (instead of the usual 10). Each team has only six stones and one of those stones from each team is prepositioned on the centre line before every end of play. One player delivers the first and last stones of the end while the other player throws the second, third and fourth stones. If they choose to, the two players may swap positions from one end to the next. Both team members are also allowed to sweep.

Click to read at CCA website.

O’Rourke, Stevens win Curl Atlantic titles (Guardian)

(By Jason Malloy)

The Kathy O’Rourke rink got ahead early and never looked back Sunday in winning the Curl Atlantic Championship 7-2 in six ends over the Sylvie Robichaud rink.

It capped off a perfect 6-0 record for the team during the championship played at MacLauchlan Arena.

Kathy O’Rourke rink lead Tricia Affleck delivers a shot during semifinal action at the Curl Atlantic Championships Sunday in Charlottetown.

The Chad Stevens rink from Nova Scotia defeated Adam Casey’s foursome 7-1 in six ends in the men’s final.

With the game tied 1-1 after three ends, Stevens scored a deuce in the fourth, stole a single in the fifth and three more in the sixth before the teams shook hands.

Click for full story in today’s Guardian.