History of PEI Curling Junior Program

The history of junior curling on Prince Edward Island is presented through excerpts from PEI Curling Association minutes, reports by the Association’s Junior Curling representatives, Junior Curling Co-ordinators, Junior Development Committee members, coaches and related correspondence. Note that until the amalgamation of the PEI Mens Curling Association and the PEI Ladies Curling Association took place in 1990, the minutes reflect the Junior Men’s program only. 

1947-1948

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CURLING ASSOCIATION

 

ADJOURNED ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Annual Meeting of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association adjourned from October 15th was held on November 5th, 1947 in the Charlottetown Curling Club Banquet Hall.

 

The meeting was called to order by the President Inspector N.J. Anderson at 8pm with 25 members present. Member clubs represented were as follows:

 

 

 

Alberton – 3

 

Summerside- 4

 

Montague – 8

 

Charlottetown – 10

Maritime Bonspiel for Junior Curlers

 

The Hon. Chief Justice Campbell reported that a meeting had been recently held in Moncton to consider the matter of the proposed Maritime Bonspiel for Junior Curlers. He and three others including W.W. Lord were present. At this meeting it was agreed that such a bonspiel would in all probabilities be held at the Beaver Club in Moncton in February, 1948.

 

A Board of Trustees had been appointed and W.W. Lord had been named a member of the Board to represent our Association. The Board was to draw up rules and regulations to govern this Competition.

 

He further stated that it was decided that each club participating should be represented by two rinks; these rinks to be the winners and runners-up of a competition in each of the three Maritime provinces.

 

His Honour further stated that in order to provide such a competition in Prince Edward Island, he had interviewed Col. W.W. Reid who stated that his Department would be willing to donate a suitable trophy for annual competition.

 

Junior curlers for this event are classified as those who have up to eight years active curling.

 

Following a discussion it was moved by the Honourable T.A. Campbell that the proposed Bonspiel as outlined be approved. Motion carried.

 

It was moved by Hon. T.A. Campbell, seconded by J. Matthews that W.W. Lord be appointed to represent the Prince Edward Island Curling Association on the Board of Trustees for a period to be decided on by that Board. Motion Carried.

 

It was moved by the Hon. T.A. Campbell, seconded by J. Matthews that a committee be appointed to draw up rules and regulations for this year to govern the conduct of this competition. This trophy to be known as the Physical Fitness Trophy. Motion Carried.

 

Physical Fitness Trophy

 

It was moved by J.F. MacLeod, seconded by L.H. Poole that Hon. T.A. Campbell be appointed Chairman of the Physical Fitness Trophy Committee with power to name his own committee for the purpose of drawing up rules and regulations to govern the conduct of this competition. Motion Carried.

 

His Honor named the following as members of his committee:

 

W.R. Cruikshank

 

R.E. Ellis

 

H.J. Pyke

 

L.H. Poole

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

 

Secretary

 


1949-1950

 

 

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CURLING ASSOCIATION

 

October 19th, 1949

 

ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Annual Meeting of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association was held in the Charlottetown Curling Club rooms starting at 7:30pm on October 19th.

 

The meeting opened with J.C. Matthews in the Chair.

 

Maritime Contest Physical Fitness Trophy

 

In connection with the Maritime Play Offs in the Physical Fitness Contest, W.W. Lord advised that in talking with Horace Webb and others interested he was given to understand that there had been quite a controversy regarding the method of play in the Maritime contest. A suggestion had been made that in future play be the Round Robin system. 1st prize going to the rink winning the greatest number of games. 2nd prize to the second place rink. New Brunswick he thought would favor this method. He understood Nova Scotia was not in favor.

 

T.A. Campbell moved, seconded by E.P. Foley that the Maritime Contest Physical Fitness Competition which is to be held on Prince Edward Island this year; be held at Charlottetown on a date set between March 1st and March 15th. The naming of the exact date to be left to the Chairman of the Games Committee who can get the required information through our provincial representative, W.W. Lord. Motion Carried.

 

Provincial High School Competition

 

Moved by F.R. McLaine, seconded by C.E. Corney that date of play be fixed by the Games Committee. Exact date of play to be at least two weeks and not more than three weeks prior to the starting date of the Dominion Play Offs. Motion Carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11pm to meet at Summerside on December 14th.

 

Signed J.F. MacLeod, Secretary

 

 


1950-1951

 

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CURLING ASSOCIATION

 

October 11, 1950

 

ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Annual Meeting of the PEI Curling Association was held at Charlottetown on Wednesday, October 11th.

 

Physical Fitness

 

Moved by Hon. T.A. Campbell, seconded by R.E. Ellis that Provincial Play for the Physical Fitness Trophy be held at Summerside on February 28th. Motion Carried.

 

Moved by T.A. Campbell, seconded by J.H. Howatt that F.R. MacLaine be our representative at the Dominion Youth Curling Annual Meeting. Motion Carried.

 

On motion the meeting adjourned.

 

J.F. MacLeod

 

Secretary

 


1951-1952

ANNUAL MEETING PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CURLING ASSOCIATION

 

October 17th, 1951

 

The Annual Meeting of the PEI Curling Association was held on October 17th in the Charlottetown Club Rooms. All member clubs will be well represented.

 

The Physical Fitness Trophy was won by a Charlottetown rink skipped by Doug Cameron. Other members of the rink: Carl Reardon, F. Acorn Jr. and M. Jenkins. This rink represented PEI in the Dominion Play Offs held at Amherst, N.S. and reached the finals in the competition.

 

The Junior High Trophy was won by a Charlottetown rink skipped by Doug Cameron. Other members of the rink: Carl Reardon, F.Acorn Jr., and M. Jenkins. This rink represented PEI in the Dominion Playoffs held at Nelson, British Columbia and made an excellent showing.

 

On motion meeting adjourned.

 

J.F. MacLeod

 

Secretary-Treasurer

 

Prince Edward Island Curling Association

 


(1952-1953, 1953-1954, 1954-1955 not currently available)

1955-1956

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CURLING ASSOCIATION

 

October 12th, 1955

 

MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Annual Meeting of the PEI Curling Association held in the Summerside Curling Club rooms on Wednesday evening October 12th, was one of the most successful held in some years. All member clubs Alberton, Summerside, Montague and Charlottetown were well represented.

 

In the Physical Fitness Trophy Contest were both winners and runners-up qualifying to participate in the Maritime Play Offs which were played at Sackville in 1955. A Montague rink as winners and a Montague rink as runners-up qualified. Summerside won the Regal Flour Trophy and Barry MacDonald’s rink won the Junior High School Contest Provincial Championships.

 

On motion by F.R. MacLaine, seconded by Ed Foley, the offer of Pepsi-Cola to sponsor the Canadian Curling Championship and to provide a trophy and funds to meet the expenses of the school boy teams, their coaches and managers of all provinces in Canada was gratefully accepted.

 

In connection with the Dominion Curling Association the rules adopted by the Association in 1952 and subsequent amendments including the amendment adopted by the Dominion Association at the 1955 Annual Meeting revising Rule 16 to read as follows:

 

‘Each player must play from the hack and in the delivery of the stone, the foot on which the player is sliding must not cross the Hog Line’. On motion by G.G. Hughes, seconded by J.G. Hayes, Summerside amendments were adopted for all provincial play.

 

F.R. McLaine moved, seconded by G.G. Hughes, that no school boy be eligible to take part in both High School and Senior Provincial Curling Contests. Carried. The Secretary was instructed to have this amendment added to the rules governing the provincial High School curling.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned on motion to meet in Charlottetown in October 1956.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

J.F. MacLeod, Secretary-Treasurer

 

Prince Edward Island Curling Association

 


(1956-1957, 1957-1958 not currently available.)

 

1958-1959

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CURLING ASSOCIATION

 

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI

 

DECEMBER 3rd, 1958

 

F.R. MacLaine gave a report on the Dominion High School Curling Championships which were held in Charlottetown in 1958. Rankin’s report showed that this, the first ever Dominion Playdowns ever held in this province, proved to be a tremendous success both financially and otherwise.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was duly adjourned.

 

J.F. MacLeod, Secretary – Treasurer

 

PEI Curling Association

 


(1959-1960, 1960-1961 not currently available)

 

1961-1962

ANNUAL MEETING

 

Summerside – December 6, 1961

 

The Annual Meeting of the PEI Curling Association was held in the club rooms of the Summerside Curling Club on Wednesday, December 6, 1961. All clubs, with the exception of Alberton, were well represented.

 

The President Mr. Earl Cannon expressed the regrets of the Alberton club at not being able to be present as a result of a disastrous fire in the area which destroyed the barns of a prominent member of the Alberton club, Mr. Frank Bryan.

 

It was agreed that the competition, originally called Physical Fitness will be in future referred to as the Junior Provincial Playdowns.

 

Gordon L. Bennett

 

Secretary – Treasurer

 


1962-1963

 

EXECUTIVE MEETING

 

An Executive Meeting of the PEI Curling Association was held in the club rooms of the Summerside Curling Club on Tuesday evening, May 7, 1963. Present were the following: Frank Bryan, Eric Johnston, Doug Saunders, Ron Ketch, Maurice Lusty, Louis Leger and Gordon Bennett.

 

The Secretary read from the minutes of the Annual Meeting held on December 3, 1958 the following:

 

‘ F.R. MacLaine gave a report on the Dominion High School Curling Championships which were held in Charlottetown in 1958. Rankin’s report showed that this, the first ever Dominion Playdowns ever held in this province proved to be a success both financially and otherwise. All bills having been paid left a surplus in the vicinity of $700.00. The success attained in the organization of this event should prove that we need not worry about the larger Dominion Curling event, which we believe, will be held here in 1964.

 

A minor misunderstanding was experienced here regarding the question as to what was to be done with the $700.00 surplus. F.R. MacLaine took the stand that this fund be set aside to be used in the future for the promotion of School Curling. Dr. Wen MacDonald did not agree with Rankin stating that at a meeting of all School Curling Committee Chairmen this money was set aside as a nest egg to be used in the organization for the Brier should it be held here in 1964. Frank Acorn, Chairman of Publicity, School Curling sided with Dr. Wen in this and when Gordon Bennett who acted as Secretary of the meeting mentioned, produced and read the minutes of this meeting. The minutes went to show that both Dr. MacDonald and Frank Acorn were correct in their assumption. Misunderstanding cleared up to the satisfaction of all present.

 

Gordon L. Bennett

 

Secretary – Treasurer

 


 

 

1963-1964

 

ANNUAL MEETING – 1963

 

The Annual Meeting of the PEI Curling Association was held in Summerside on Wednesday, December 4th, 1963 at 8:00pm. This change of hour resulted in a good attendance of members from all clubs.

 

The President Mr. Frank Bryan in his opening remarks expressed appreciation for the fine co-operation he had received during the year.

 

George MacPherson in reporting for the R.C.A.F. Club expressed the wishes of his club to make their facilities available for the various provincial competitions. He also expressed the desire of the R.C.A.F. schoolboys to participate in Island Playdowns provided they conform to the rules of play as laid down for this competition. On motion ( Frank Acorn and George Nicholson ) it was agreed that the R.C.A.F. schoolboys be included in competition for Island Championships.

 

Mr. Eric Johnston enquired concerning the duties of the Official representing the Island on Schoolboy Curling matters. Mr. Frank Acorn and Mr. Art Love both spoke in glowing terms of Mr. MacLaine’s long association with schoolboy curling and he was tendered a vote of thanks for his efforts. Mr. Russell Hayes extended the vote even further to all people of all clubs who had helped with the school curling program.

 

Gordon L. Bennett

 

Secretary – Treasurer

 


 

 

1964-1965

 

ANNUAL MEETING

 

October 31st, 1964

 

 

 

The Annual Meeting of the PEI Curling Association was held at the Charlottetown Club room on Saturday, October 31st, 1964. Representatives were present from the Charlottetown Curling Club, Summerside, Montague, R.C.A.F., Belvedere, Crapaud and Souris.

 

Three names were presented at the meeting for the position as PEI representative on the Dominion School Curling Committee. These were: F.R. MacLaine, Eric Johnstone and Gordon Spicer. On a secret ballot Mr. Spicer was named to this position.

 

Meeting than adjourned.

 

Gordon L. Bennett

 

Secretary – Treasurer

 


EXECUTIVE MEETING

 

The Executive of the PEI Curling Association met at the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club on November 17, 1964.

 

It was agreed that the 1965 Schoolboy Provincial Bonspiel should be an open bonspiel without limitation on the number of participating teams. The responsibility of vouching for the capability of any team to participate rests with the curling club from which each rink operates. (Acorn, Spicer).

 

The entry fees for the various bonspiels in this year’s program were set as follows: British Consols – $12.00, Mixed – $12.00, Junior – $8.00, Seniors – $8.00.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:45pm.

 

Gordon L. Bennett

 

Secretary – Treasurer

 


EXECUTIVE MEETING

 

The Executive of the PEI Curling Association met at the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club on November 17, 1964.

 

It was agreed that the 1965 Schoolboy Provincial Bonspiel should be an open bonspiel without limitation on the number of participating teams. The responsibility of vouching for the capability of any team to participate rests with the curling club from which rink operates. (Acorn, Spicer)

 

The entry fees for the various bonspiels in this year’s program were set as follows: British Consols – $12.00, Mixed – $12.00, Junior – $8.00, Seniors – $8.00.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:45pm.

 

Gordon L. Bennett

 

Secretary – Treasurer

 

 


1965-1966

 

 

EXECUTIVE MEETING

 

A meeting of the Executive of the PEI Curling Association was held in the Summerside Curling Club on October 26, 1965.

 

The meeting also named Mr. David MacLeod, Charlottetown as the PEI Representative for the School Boy Curling for 1966.

 


 

 

ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Annual Meeting of the PEI Curling Association was held in the club rooms of the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club on Saturday, November 13th, 1965. Mr. Peter Sinclair presided over the meeting.

 

A very comprehensive report of School Boy Curling, containing many recommendations for the future of School boy Curling, containing many recommendations for the future of this part of our program prepared by Mr. Gordon Spicer, now in Germany, was read to the meeting by the Secretary. On motion of Mr. Frank Acorn and seconded by Mr. Hugh Simpson the report was adopted. Mr. Stan Bryanton reported to the meeting that a committee had met with Mr. David Boswell, Director of Physical Fitness, regarding the prospects of obtaining assistance from his department towards further development of the School Boy Curling in this province. Mr. Boswell expressed a willingness to do all within his power to assist in this work and even though for the current year there is no budgetary appropriation, he felt that $200.00 would be available by way of financial assistance towards the expenses of the Curling Instructor. A motion of Mr. Hal Johannsen and seconded by Mr. Art Love, the meeting recommended that the Association be empowered to spend up to $250.00 together with the suggested $200.00 from the Department of Physical Fitness for promotion of School boy curling, and it was suggested that any remuneration given to any instructor be in the form of expense money rather than payment for services rendered.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned and a delicious dinner was then provided by the caterers at the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club.

 

Gordon L. Bennett

 

Secretary – Treasurer

 


1966-1967

EXECUTIVE MEETING

 

A meeting of the Executive of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association was held at the Charlottetown Curling Club on January 22, 1967.

 

Assistance to the Junior Curlers, male and female, was discussed. It was agreed that the Secretary should write to all Club Presidents and advise them that the Department of Physical Fitness and the Provincial Curling Association were prepared to assist the clubs financially in sponsoring Junior Curling by providing prizes, etc. Clubs to advise the Secretary by February 10th if they were prepared to take part in this program; if they have such a program in operation and if they have any suggestions which would assist the Association in getting such a program moving.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

D.R. George

 

Secretary – Treasurer

 


(1967-1968, 1968-1969, 1969-1970 not currently available)

 

1970-1971

ANNUAL REPORT ON HIGH SCHOOL CURLING

 

FOR SEASON 1970 -1971

 

Schoolboy Curling both on the Provincial and National Level, enjoyed a most successful year, for which much of the credit is due our fine sponsor, Pepsi-Cola Canada Ltd.

 

Twenty four teams competed in the Provincial Playdown at Crapaud. Entries by high schools were Charlottetown area – Sixteen, Summerside area -Four, with one team each from Souris, Montague, Crapaud, and Miscouche. Noteworthy was the number of boys from Grades Seven to Ten competing. The many fine curlers being developed in this age group, will soon result in more mature and experienced teams representing the province in National Competition.

 

Provincial winners Glen Mahar, Garth Reeves, Don Callbeck and Kent Gorveatt from Colonel Gray School, although handicapped by an unfortunate accident to the Skip, before starting play at Kamloops, which made it impossible for him to throw rocks, gave a fine effort of courage and good sportsmanship, eight games being carried, either into extra ends, or to the last rock of regular play. They were very popular with the gallery, press and opposing teams.

 

The Summerside High School Curling Association and the Charlottetown Area High School Students Curling Association both formed during the past year and working to help organize and regulate student curling, also to try and have curling made a part of the school sports programme.

 

The other members appointed with me on the Student Curling Committee, namely, Thane Baglole, Bob Leard and Bill Jardine, gave every co-operation and assistance in helping to make the past year so successful. I would suggest that a similar Committee be appointed for the coming season.

 

Attached for the information of the Executive, are copies of the Canadian School Curling Committee, Annual Report – Season 1970 -1971, also Minutes of the School Curling Committee meetings. It will be noted that the 1972 School Championships are to be held at Schumacher, Ontario, the second week in March 13th– 17th following the Canadian Curling Championships. In view of this change, I would suggest that Provincial Schoolboy Playdowns be held about mid-February.

 

Norman A. Nicholson

 

Member, National School Curling Committee

 

 


(1971-1972, 1972-1973, 1973-1974 not currently available)

 

1974-1975

PEI SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION – CURLING REPORT

 

 

 

The following schools have registered for competition for both male and female in 1974 -1975.

 

CLASSIFICATION A

 

Unit One – Alberton High School, O’Leary High School

 

Unit Two – Summerside High School

 

Unit Three – Charlottetown Rural High School, Colonel Gray High School, Englewood Jr.High School

 

Unit Four – Montague High School, Souris High School.

 

CLASSIFICATION MIDGET

 

Unit Three – Birchwood Jr. High, Englewood Jr. High, Queen Charlotte Jr. High, Stonepark Jr. High.

 

Unit Four – Montague Jr. High

 

For the first time a Provincial Interscholastic Bonspiel was held during the March Break with a total of 35 teams competing at both the Junior and Senior High levels. Competition was held at both Charlottetown and Belvedere Clubs.

 

The following teams competed:

 

GIRLS SENIOR A

 

2 teams from Montague and Souris. Souris -1, Charlottetown Rural – 1, Colonel Gray 1, Summerside -1, and Alberton -1. The winner was from Montague.

 

BOYS SENIOR A

 

Charlottetown Rural -4, Colonel Gray -2, Alberton -1, Summerside -1, Montague -1. The winner was from Englewood School.

 

GIRLS MIDGET

 

Stonepark -3, Birchwood -1, Queen Charlotte -6, Montague -1. The winner was from Queen Charlotte Junior High.

 

BOYS MIDGET

 

Stonepark -2, Birchwood -1, Montague -1, Queen Charlotte (3). The winner was from Stonepark.

 

1974 -1975 was a first on PEI for having a top level Curling Instructors clinic. The Curl Canada Clinic sponsored by the O’Keefe Sports Foundation was held in November and attended by many teachers closely involved with school curling on PEI. The objective of this program is to setup a uniform system of curling instruction across Canada with varying testing levels of proficiency available to instructors. This program should definitely help School Curling.

 

There is a definite interest in the promotion of School Curling, as evidenced by a meeting hosted by Premier Alex B. Campbell. It was attended by Department of Physical Education people, Members of both the Mens and Ladies Provincial Curling Association, Physical Education Co-ordinator and Commissioner of Curling. Many positive ideas were formalized with anticipated greater cooperation between the various clubs and schools.

 

Interschool Curling has grown considerably in recent years to such a point that existing private club facilities in some cases limit the number of teams that can be accommodated in provincial competition. In 1970, only 7 teams competed in the Provincial School Boy Competition and in 1975 this number has grown to 24, the maximum that could be accommodated. Junior Girls Curling has experienced the same degree of growth. Next year curling facilities on the Island will be expanded with a new rink under construction in O’Leary with Summerside and Montague having plans for new and larger rinks.

 

No rule modification anticipated for 1975 – 1976.

 

Interscholastic Competitive Curling is continuing to improve as evidenced by the very favorable showing of the PEI teams in boys and girls competitions in the Winter Games and the Dominion School Boy and Dominion Junior Girls Championship teams. The numbers involved speak for its popularity on PEI.

 

I would propose that an Island-wide or unit interscholastic schedule be drawn up with games scheduled after school and Saturday’s where club facilities exist.

 

Respectfully submitted.,

 

Errol Nicholson, Commissioner

 

PEI High School Curling, P.E.I.S.A.

 


(1975-1976, 1976-1977 not currently available)

 

1977-1978

 

 

JUNIOR MENS CURLING REPORT

 

Mr. President and Members of the PEI Curling Association,

 

It is my pleasure to present this report on Junior Mens Curling for the past season. Our 1977-1978 Provincial Junior Mens Bonspiel was held at the C.F.B. Curling rink during the month of February. In addition, the Summerside Club was used at the beginning of the Bonspiel in order to get some of the games over. Due to a plant breakdown at C.F.B. we had to play some games at Crapaud, then shift back to C.F.B. for the final games. Our thanks go to Summerside and Crapaud Clubs for providing us with the ice needed and thanks also to the members of the C.F.B. Club for the hospitality shown to all during play at their club. This year our entry was down to 22 teams from 29 the previous year. This, I believe is due to travel; will not travel any distance to a bonspiel. We saw some excellent curling with the final game going to an exciting extra end before a winner was declared. This year we had a repeat winner with the rink of Peter Jenkins, Andy Birt, Doug Sear and Bobby Sear. The Team of John Likely, Richard Kays, Doug MacGregor and Ray Tinney were runner-up.

 

At this time I would like to make some comments about the attendance at the Banquet on the Opening Day of the Bonspiel when more than one third of the curlers, including several of the better teams failed to show up. I feel that this shows a definite lack of courtesy especially when Seaman’s Beverages are picking up the entire tab for this Banquet. I would like to ask the various club and school representatives to impress upon future participants the importance of attending this Banquet to show their appreciation to a very fine Sponsor who has given much time and money over more than 20 years to Junior Mens Curling in PEI. I doubt we would find another sponsor so generous. I would like to bring to the attention of the Association that in at least one other province consideration has been given to the possibility of disqualifying teams from Provincial Playdowns under similar circumstances.

 

This year our Association had the honour of hosting the Canadian Junior Mens Curling Championship at the Charlottetown Curling Club on March 12th -18th. Our team finished with a 4 won, 7 lost record. It was my pleasure to have served as Vice Chairman of the Host Committee under the very capable leadership of the Chairman, Dr. Wen MacDonald. I would like to thank all the members of the Host Committee who worked so hard to make this event such a success. This was very obvious in the many favourable comments made by the visitors on how well everyone did their job. Again, without our local bottler’s Seamans Beverages it would be impossible to do the job that was done. A special thanks to Mr. Neil Young of Seamans Beverages who worked so hard at the provincial and national level.

 

Yours in Curling,

 

Reg S. Newson

 

Provincial Junior Mens Curling Representative

 


 

 

1978-1979

May 14, 1979

 

JUNIOR MENS CURLING REPORT 1978 -1979

 

Mr. President, Fellow Curlers:

 

Our Junior Mens Provincial Playdowns were held this year at the Crapaud Community Club on January 18th – 21st. We had 19 teams participating and the winner was a Jenkins again for the sixth consecutive year. Three previous times for Bill and Third provincial win for Peter Jenkins. This year Peter’s team consisted of Billy Dillon – Mate, John Likely – 2nd, and Richard Kays – Lead. Once again, Seamans Beverages gave us their usual strong support and an excellent banquet that was very well attended by nearly every curler. This was an excellent showing compared to the poorly attended banquet last year. Seaman’s also provided soft drinks to the curlers for the duration of the Bonspiel.

 

At the National Junior in Victoria, British Columbia, the PEI team of Jenkins, Dillon, Likely and Kays finished with a fine Win-Loss record of 8 Wins and 3 Loses, barely missing getting into the PlayOffs. All three games that they lost were very close and with one break in each they could have won them. It was an honour and a pleasure to have traveled with this team and their Coach John Fortier. They were great representatives for PEI and their conduct on and off the ice was excellent. Skip Peter Jenkins won the annual Individual Player award which is voted on by all the curlers and presented to the ‘All Around Good Guy of the Week’, the curler who best combines curling ability, sportsmanship and good conduct on and off the ice.

 

The 1980 National Junior Mens Bonspiel will be held in Sault Ste. Marie in mid-February which is approximately one month earlier than previous years. This means that our Provincial Junior will have to be held earlier in order to be prepared for the National Competition. It is planned that the 1980 Junior Final will be carried live on CBC.

 

Many thanks go to Pepsi Cola Canada for their sponsorship of Junior Mens Curling at the National and Local level. A special thanks to the local firm of Seamans Beverages and the Sales Manager Neil Young. We are indeed fortunate enough to have their financial support along with their personal interest in the way of attendance at Junior Curling Games. This year Neil was in constant attendance at the Provincial Playdowns and Mr. Seaman lead our PEI Cheering section all the way to Victoria, British Columbia.

 

One final word of thanks goes to the members of the Crapaud Community Curling Club for their assistance and co-operation in hosting the 1979 Junior Playdowns.

 

Reg S. Newson

 

Junior Chairman

 


1979-1980

 

JUNIOR MENS CURLING REPORT 1979 -1980

 

Mr. President and Fellow Curlers:

 

Our Junior Mens Provincial Playdowns were held this year at the Maple Leaf Curling Club on January 10th – 14th. We had 15 teams and the winner was Jeff Cooke, Jim MacDonald, John Vautour and Bruce Hillstrom from the Charlottetown Curling Club. Once again Seamans Beverages gave us their usual strong support and an excellent Banquet that was well attended with Dr. George Dewar as Guest Speaker. Seamans also provided soft drinks to the curlers for the duration of the Bonspiel.

 

At the National Junior in Sault Ste. Marie in February, the PEI Team finished with a Win-Lose record of 4 wins and 7 loses. This was the first year that this event was carried on National TV and it was a big success with Pepsi Cola of Canada really pleased with the results. The 1981 National Junior Mens Bonspiel will be held in St. John, New Brunswick in mid-February. Our provincial Junior Playdowns will have to be held early in January in order to have a team ready for St. John.

 

This year we had a letter of complaint from the Maple Leaf Curling Club about the behavior of some player, which included damages to lockers. This type of action made it very bad for all other teams in the Bonspiel. It is my recommendation that all future entries in Junior Playdowns have a Chaperone sign their entry form and that person should be in the rink at all times with their team. If the team shows up without their named Chaperone they should not be allowed to play. We cannot expect the host club to police this event as they certainly do not make any money out of their efforts.

 

Many thanks go to Pepsi Cola of Canada for their sponsorship of Junior Mens Curling at the National and Local level. A special thanks to the local firm of Seamans Beverages and their Sales Manager Mr. Neil Young. We are indeed fortunate to have their financial support along with their personal interest in the way of attendance at Junior Curling games. This year Mr. Geo Bernard of O’Leary, Seaman’s Manager in O’Leary, looked after most of the details and our thanks go to him for a job well done.

 

One final word of thanks goes to the members of the Maple Leaf Curling Club for their assistance and co-operation in hosting the 1980 Junior Playdowns.

 

Reg S. Newson

 

Junior Chairman

 


 

 

(1980-1981 not currently available)

 

1981-1982

 

1982 PEPSI JUNIOR CURLING REPORT

 

The 1982 Provincial Junior Mens Curling Championship, sponsored by Seaman’s Beverages Limited, was held at the Charlottetown Curling Club from January 15th-18th. Thirteen teams entered the competition with the team of Wade MacRae, Paul Dillon, Mike Dillon and Roy Whitlock emerging as our Provincial Champions.

 

On Friday evening a Banquet was held for approximately seventy-seven people. It was hosted by Seaman’s Beverages Limited. As required by the PEI Curling Association, coaches and/or chaperones were present during our Provincial Playdowns. At this time I would like to extend a vote of thanks to Pepsi Cola of Canada; our local Pepsi distributer, Seaman’s Beverages and Mr. Carl Adams, Sales Manager of Seaman’s Beverages, for their assistance on this Championship. Also, a special thanks to the members of the Charlottetown Curling Club for their co-operation in hosting the 1982 Junior Championship, and in particular to Mr. Albert Mosher for his help before and during the Playdowns.

 

The National Pepsi Junior was held in Swift Current, Saskatchewan from February 21st -27th. Our team finished with a 4-7 record. I would like to congratulate the Wade MacRae rink for their fine week of curling and also on their gentlemanly conduct on and off the ice. Many thanks to Don MacRae, their Coach, for his help and guidance to the team.

 

During the week in Swift Current, I attended several meetings with the Representatives of the other Provinces and Territories and the Pepsi Personnel. At one of these meetings a new rule was passed in which ALL coaches to the National Junior Championship MUST hold a valid National Coaches Certification (through Curl Canada) of at least Level I. This rule will definitely be in effect for 1983.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Bobby Dillon

 

PEI Junior Representative

 


 

1982-1983

1983 PEPSI JUNIOR MENS CURLING REPORT

 

The 1983 Provincial Junior Mens and Junior Womens Curling Championships, sponsored by Seamans Beverages Limited, were co-hosted at the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club from February 4th -7th. The co-hosting idea proved to be very successful from the point of view of both the Associations and the Sponsor.

 

There were 17 teams entered in the Junior Mens Championship with the Charlottetown Curling Club team of Wade MacRae, Blair Weeks, Paul Dillon and Mike Dillon emerging as our Provincial winners. The runner-up team was from the Alberton Curling Club. They were David King, John Griffin, Scott Clark and Scott Oliver.

 

On Friday evening Seamans Beverages provided a banquet for the participating Junior Men and Women curlers, the chaperones or coaches of each team and several invited guests. I would like to extend a vote of thanks to all the people who helped make this championship a success, especially Pepsi Cola of Canada; Seaman’s Beverages; Carl Adams, Sales Manager of Seaman’s Beverages and the members of the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club.

 

The National PEPSI JUNIOR was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from March 27th – April 2nd. Our team finished in a five way tie for second place with an 8 – 3 record. Following two playoff games we came THIRD in Canada. A very commendable performance.

 

During this week I attended several meetings with the other Provincial and Territorial representatives and the Pepsi personnel. Some of the recommendations from these meetings were as follows:

 

 

a)The interpretation of a coach was resubmitted by the Committee for ratification by the CCA.

 

b)An All-Star team will be selected at the 1984 National Championship.

 

c)For closing ceremonies, a podium is to be made available for the top THREE teams (similar to the Olympics).

 

d)Assiniboia, Manitoba was awarded the 1984 National Junior Mens Championship.

Since this is my last year as a Provincial Representative, I would like to thank the different Association Executives who helped me these past few years and also to the Association members for giving me the opportunity of being your representative for the Mixed and the Junior.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Bobby Dillon, Junior Representative

 

PEI Curling Association

 


1983-1984

 

 

 

29 May 1984

 

REPORT OF JUNIOR MENS CURLING:

 

Provincial Playdowns were held in the Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside from January 13th to 16th. Eighteen teams entered the open competition. The winning team from the Charlottetown Curling Club consisted of Alan Brown, Skip; Mark Butler, Third; Mike Dillon, Second; and Phillip Gorveatt, Lead. Gary Cudmore was their Coach.

 

The Junior Mens and Womens Provincial Competitions were held concurrently. A joint banquet was held with Rundall Seaman Jr. as Guest Speaker. We look forward to the continued sponsorship of Pepsi-Cola through Seaman’s Beverages.

 

The National Playdowns were held at Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, February 17th-25th. The Prince Edward Island Team finished 3 – 8 at the end of the round robin. At the closing ceremonies, Phillip Gorveatt was selected as All-Star Lead. Mike Dillion is the first recipient of a new award – The Ken Watson award – for the most sportsmanlike player.

 

There were four meetings held by the Provincial Representatives during the National Playdowns.

 

It was decided not to hold Junior Men’s and Women’s National Playdowns concurrently. The Junior Mens will be held in St. Johns, Newfoundland, February 17th -23rd, 1985. The Association wishes Provincial Playdowns to be held at least three weeks prior to the national event.

 

The Sponsor, Pepsi Cola, feels it should be given a voice in deciding the locations for the Provincial Playdowns.

 

Representatives were asked to discuss at the Provincial level having time-outs with the fifth-end break. If the Province wished to try it, it could be done, and the results taken back to the next national meeting.

 

The enforcement of Hog Line Violations was first carried out at the Junior Men’s Competition in Manitoba. Gary Deblonde of Curl Canada oversaw the officiating.

 

It was an honour to be Provincial Representative with the team of young men that carried the Island colours. They were in contention in every game they played. Three of their games went to extra ends. They conducted themselves in an exemplary manner both on and off the ice.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Hugh Robbins

 


 

 

1984-1985

 

 

September 18, 1984

 

JUNIOR MENS CURLING REPORT

 

The following recommendations are being taken to the Semi-Annual Meeting of the C. C. A. Management Committee in Sudbury on September 20, 1984.

 

 

1. As a fifth man for future Canadian teams, send the Skip of the new Canadian Championship team.

 

2. The 1984 Canadian Champions be sent to Scotland to compete in the Inverness Junior International Bonspiel in November and to Perth Masters a week later.

 

3. Future Canadian Coaches be required to have a minimum Level 2 certification.

 

4. The 1984 Canadian Champions be given the option to participate in a psychological skill development program.

Each Junior Representatives for the Provinces and Territories was asked to send their opinions on Numbers #1 and #3. I indicated that I was in favour of all the recommendations.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Hugh Robbins

 

Junior Mens Representative

 


JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT

 

1984 – 1985

 

The 1984 – 1985 year could be described as a very successful year in terms of progress in the area of Junior Development in PEI.

 

The Committee was successful in proposing two new initiatives to the Scott Tournament of Hearts Steering Committee.

 

The two new projects were: An Elite Training Camp for Junior Curlers to better prepare them for the national competitions and a Junior Booster Day to promote curling as a life-long leisure activity to our potential young curlers.

 

The Elite Training Camp was conducted on the weekend of February 8th -10th , 1985 with very positive feedback. A copy of the report on the camp has been written up by Marilyn Sutherland and is included in the hand-outs for your information.

 

The Junior Booster Day is tentatively scheduled for early Fall of 1985. We are very optimistic that all the clubs will appoint co-ordinators and participate actively in this very important event.

 

The Committee once again attempted to circulate a questionnaire to all clubs to give the Committee a better grasp on what type of activities that are needed on a provincial basis that would be supportive to the individual clubs. The response was disappointing. We received a response from the Silver Fox Curling Club and also a response from C.F.B. stating that they didn’t have any Junior curlers. There was no response from the other clubs.

 

The Committee would propose the following recommendations:

 

 

1. Each club appoint a co-ordinator for the upcoming Junior Booster Day in the Fall of 1985.

 

2. That a questionnaire be developed and again circulated to the individual clubs in the 1985 – 1986 season in regards to the Junior Development Program for PEI. It is very important that the individual clubs respond with their ideas and suggestions in order that the Provincial Committee can be active and creative in supporting Junior Development.

I would like to thank my Committee for their efforts in the past year.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Louise Balanyk, Chairman

 


1984 – 1985 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 

The first Elite Training Camp for Junior Curlers was held on the weekend of February 8th -10th, 1985 at the Belvedere Curling Club and MacLaughlan’s Motel.

 

Members of the Pepsi Cola Junior Ladies and Mens Championship and runner-up teams were invited to attend. Teams were accompanied by their respective coaches. Gloria Large acted as chaperone for the ladies team.

 

The Camp was made possible through a donation of $2,500.00 made to the Provincial Ladies Curling Association by the Scott Tournament of Hearts Steering Committee in November 1984.

 

The program began with registration between 6 pm and 7pm on Friday evening at the Motel. Sessions were held on Friday evening and continued throughout Saturday and Sunday.

 

A number of off-ice sessions covered topics such as strategy, rules, fitness and nutrition, as well as practice sessions. On-ice activities included sweeping drills and videoing delivery techniques.

 

The Camp closed on Sunday afternoon with scratch games between the Pepsi Champions and the winners of the Men’s Tankard and the Ladies Scott Tournament of Hearts.

 

We were fortunate in having been able to bring in quality presenters in the persons of Don Pennell and Barb Mullaly. Don was responsible for a number of sessions and did an excellent job. Barb’s lecture on fitness and nutrition was very informative and both of these subjects were of interest to the athletes.

 

Dr. Wayne Matheson gave an excellent presentation on strategy that challenged not only the athletes, but also the coaches and others.

 

Although a formal evaluation was not carried out, the feedback received was very positive.

 

The youngsters attending were responsive to the materials and presenters and were generally pleased with the organization of the Camp.

 

The weekend was not without its problems. However, these were all of a minor nature and were handled easily.

 

The budget set out before the Camp covered meals, rooms, travel and honorarium.

 

The Camp was successful in providing the youngsters and their coaches with the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the game and to get a more practical experience in working with a group.

 

A special thanks to the members of the Junior Development Committee who organized the event. The Junior Curling Program throughout the Province will benefit from this type of program.

 

Hopefully, it will be continued in future years.

 

 

Marilyn Sutherland

Junior Development Committee

 


May 1985

 

REPORT OF JUNIOR MENS CURLING ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

 

Provincial Playdowns were held at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary from January 11th -13th, twelve teams entered the open championship.

 

The winning team was from the Charlottetown Curling Club:

 

Kent Scales, Skip

 

Robert Campbell, Third

 

Andy MacDonald, Second

 

Philip Gorveatt, Lead

 

Dr. Wayne Matheson, Coach

 

The runner-up from the Summerside Silver Fox Curling Club:

 

David Nowlan, Skip

 

Jamie McCarthy, Third

 

Paul Snively, Second

 

Daryl Nowlan, Lead

 

Morgan Currie, Coach

 

The competition was held jointly with the Junior Womens Provincial Playdown. A joint reception and banquet were hosted by Rundall Seaman Jr., General Manager of Seaman’s Beverages Pepsi Cola Bottlers on PEI. He gave us excellent support throughout from planning to closing ceremonies.

 

The Junior Curling Program on PEI is greatly indebted to, and appreciative of the support it receives from Seaman’s Beverages/Pepsi Cola.

 

Good radio and newspaper coverage was provided. Materials from Pepsi Cola were received in ample quantities and well in advance of need.

 

A Pre-National Elite Training Clinic was held for the Junior Mens and Womens Provincial Winners and Runners-up Teams and their coaches, February 8th -10th. Funding this year was from last year’s Scott Tournament of Hearts. The future funding will be from the Provincial Associations.

 

The National Pepsi Junior Mens Competition was held in St. John’s, Newfoundland at the St. John’s Curling Club from February 17th to 23rd. The PEI Rink finished in first place in the Round Robin Competition with an impressive 10-1 standing. The PEI Rink lost in the Final to Alberta. The PEI Team was honoured at the Post Games Presentations with All-Star First, Second, Third and Skip Awards, marking the first time a team had swept the All-Star Awards.

 

As Provincial Representative, I was indeed proud of our team. There conduct was exemplary both on and off the ice. Their coach was excellent and made a great contribution to their win record.

 

During the meetings held in conjunction with the Playdowns, it was disclosed that a joint Junior Mens and Ladies National will be held on a trial basis in 1987.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Hugh Robbins

 

PEI Junior Mens Representative

 


1985-1986

1985 -1986 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT REPORT

 

This Committee organized two projects during the past curling season:

 

 

? A weekend training camp for winner and runner-up teams from the past year’s Provincial Junior Championships as well as Provincial Playdown for Junior Womens Team entry to the 1987 Canada Winter Games.

 

? A Junior Curling Booster Day promotional event with all the Island Clubs participating.

ELITE TRAINING CAMP

 

The weekend training camp for Elite Junior Curlers was held February 7th -9th, 1986 at the Belvedere Curling Club. Members and Coaches/Chaperones of the winner and runner-up teams from the Pepsi Cola Junior Ladies and Mens Championships as well as Provincial Playdown for Junior Womens Team entry to the 1987 Canada Winter Games were invited to attend.

 

The camp was made financially possible through the Prince Edward Island Ladies and Men’s Curling Association, Sport PEI and the 1984 Scott Tournament of Hearts Steering Committee.

 

The programs agenda included such on-ice activities as sweeping drills and video taping of delivery techniques. Off-ice sessions addressed such topics as game strategy, rules, practice sessions, preparation for championships, fault analysis of video taped ice sessions, fitness and nutrition.

 

The camp concluded with scratch games between the Pepsi Champions and the winner of the Provincial Men’s Tankard as well as the runner-up of the Ladies Scott Tournament of Hearts.

 

Camp Instructors included Blair Weeks, Barb Mullaly, Marilyn Sutherland, Allan Ledgerwood and Gary Cudmore. Each gave a quality presentation on their assigned topic and based on a review of the evaluation forms, the feedback received from the Junior curlers was most positive and encouraging.

 

The Committee set a budget of $1,500.00 to cover costs of materials, photocopying, meals, instructor’s honorariums, accommodations and travel as required. Total Camp expenses came under budget at $1,318.06.

 

The camp was successful in providing the participants and their coaches with an opportunity to improve their knowledge of the game and to get practical experience while working in a group.

 

The promotional budget for Junior Booster Day, 1986 was $1,200.00 and total Committee expenses for this project arrived under budget at approximately $962.10

 

Junior Curling Booster Day, 1986 was successful in that it provided curling clubs with an opportunity to open the club doors to young curlers-to-be who were never previously aware of what curling was all about.

 

My appreciation and thanks go to Norma Jean Lank and Marilyn Sutherland, members of the Junior Development Committee who gave freely of their time to attend meetings and help organize both of these projects. A special thank you also goes to the various club contact persons who devoted their energies in organizing the Junior Booster Curling Day at their respective clubs. It is anticipated that the Junior Curling Program throughout the province will benefit from such projects as the Elite Training Camp and Junior Booster Curling Day. Hopefully such projects or similar ones will be continued in future years.

 

Marilyn A. MacKinnon

 

Junior Development Committee

 

Chairperson

 


May 1986 REPORT OF JUNIOR MENS CURLING

 

The Provincial Playdowns were held at the Montague Curling Club on January 10th -12th, 1986.

 

Fourteen teams entered the open competition. The Winning team was from the Silver Fox Curling Club. Mary Nowlan – Coach, Jamie McCarthy – Skip, Andrew Robinson – Third, Paul Snively – Second, Paul Power – Lead.

 

The Runner-up team was from the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club with Mike Callaghan – Skip, Andrew Robinson – Third, Sean Ledgerwood – Second, Morley Foy – Lead and Terry Cudmore – Coach.

 

Excellent sponsorship was provided by Seaman’s Beverages. The Junior Curling Program is greatly indebted to Seaman’s support.

 

A Pre-National Elite Training Clinic was held February 8th -10th. The winners and runners-up teams attended with their coaches. Funding was provided by the Provincial Mens and Ladies Associations and Sport PEI.

 

The National Pepsi Junior Mens Competition was held in Red Deer, Alberta from February 16th -22nd. The PEI Team finished the Round Robin with a 4 -7 record. They conducted themselves in an exemplary manner on and off the ice.

 

Next year the Pepsi Nationals will be held in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in January with Junior Mens and Junior Ladies jointly.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Hugh Robbins

 


 

 

1986-1987
1986 -1987 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT REPORT

 

Due mostly to a lack of funds, the Junior Development Program got off to a slow start. But after a few Committee meetings with members Pat Schurman, Norma Jean Lank and Marilyn Sutherland, it was decided that we once again promote Booster Day. Each club which hosted a Booster Day would receive $30.00 to help cover expenses. The following clubs received cheques: O’Leary, Alberton, Summerside, Crapaud, Cornwall, Montague and Belvedere.

 

It was also decided that we would not host an Elite Camp this year. In its place we would host a Provincial Booster Day Playoff during March Break. Crapaud Curling Club agreed to supply ice time for the event on March 20th. Rules: 1. Two teams from each club that hosted their own Booster Day. 2. Team members could be all males, all females or Mixed.

 

The response from the clubs was great with 12 teams entered, but due to weather conditions, only 8 teams arrived. Each team curled two four-end games, then took time off for lunch, which consisted of hot dogs, french fries, ice-cream, doughnuts and cookies and milk. They went back on and played a six-end game with the winner being decided by points. The winners were from Crapaud (team 1), Belvedere, Montague (team 1), Montague ,Crapaud (team 2), Cornwall (team 2), Montague (team 2).

 

All the teams were presented with trophies donated by myself. I would like to thank Norma White for donating six dozen chocolate chip cookies and Margaret MacEwen for donating the ice cream. Also thanks to Marilyn for her help that day. All the curlers enjoyed the day and are looking forward to next year.

 

To the next year’s Junior Development Committee, I would like to suggest that early in the next curling season they meet with the PEI Men’s Curling Association Delegate for Juniors and the Junior Representative from each club to plan a budget and to share ideas for the coming year.

 

I also think that the Provincial Booster Day could be bigger and better and could be a popular annual event. Our budget for the year was small. The P.E.I.L.C.A. donated $1,000.00 for Junior Development. I approached the Mens Association for money but received none.

 

Budget as follows:

 

 

Club Booster Day $210.00

Provincial Booster Day 35.19

$245.19

 

Thanks to my Committee members and good luck to the new Committee.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mabel Gardiner

 

Chairman, Junior Development

 


May 20, 1987

 

ANNUAL REPORT OF JUNIOR MENS CURLING ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

 

The past year, being my first year as Junior Chairman, has both been interesting and rewarding.

 

Following much planning with the host Cornwall Curling Club, the PEI Ladies Curling Association and of course the Sponsor of Pepsi Cola – Seaman’s Beverages, the Provincial Playdowns were held the weekend of January 2nd to 7th, 1987. Eighteen (18) teams entered the open competition.

 

The winning team was from the Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside.

 

The members of the winning team were:

 

Jamie McCarthy – Skip

 

Daryell Nowlan – Third

 

Paul Power – Second

 

Ian Power – Lead

 

Al Corbeil – Coach

 

The Runner-Up team was from the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club.

 

The members of the runner-up team were:

 

Mike Callaghan – Skip

 

Andrew Robinson – Third

 

Sean Ledgerwood – Second

 

Morley Foy – Lead

 

Gary Cudmore – Coach

 

The Competition was held jointly with the Junior Ladies Provincial Playdowns.

 

Excellent sponsorship was provided by Seaman’s Beverages, Pepsi Cola Bottlers on PEI. They cooperated fully from the initial planning for the event to the presentations to the winning team.

 

We had extensive media coverage during the Bonspiel including radio, TV and newspaper exposure.

 

As usual we had the fifth end break, as well for the first time the one time out per game per team

 

(at the end of an end only), this practice was well appreciated by both teams and the coaches.

 

For the first time this year we had officiating supplied by our Curl Canada people. We used a Head Official and two On-Ice Hog Line Judges. Results were outstanding and showed improvement as play advanced in the Double Knock-Out Tournament.

 

All posters, banners, plaques etc. were received from the National Committee well in advance of the required time.

 

The National Pepsi Junior was won by the Jamie Sullivan Rink from New Brunswick. Our representative, the Jamie McCarthy rink finished with a record of three wins and eight losses, however, their play was much better than what is reflected in the standings.

 

Jamie McCarthy won the Ken Watson Award – an award presented for curling excellence and sportsmanship both on and off the ice. He was selected by a secret vote of his peers.

 

The fact that Team Coach Al Corbeil did not arrive in Prince Albert until Wednesday is a situation which should receive some thought. Al was curling in the Tankard Final 8’s which was delayed by a snowstorm. To alleviate this problem in the future the Association made a ruling stating that the coach must travel on the same flight as the team.

 

The boys were not without a coach as Marg Nowlan (Level 1 Coach) filled in for Corbeil, but I believe our standings may have been better with the regular coach in attendance.

 

While in Prince Albert I attended several meetings of the Provincial Representatives and the C.C.A. Junior Chairman. It was decided to continue the practice of having the one minute time out. If approved at the Annual Meeting of the C.C.A. this could become part of the national rules. It was agreed that all provinces try the practice of the team winning the toss of the coin have a choice of last practice as well as last rock advantage.

 

The matter of funding for the Provincial Representatives by the C.C.A. was discussed and it was suggested that the delegates to the Annual General Meeting be aware of this situation and be willing to support a motion for continued funding for the Representatives. I might mention that this has been approved for at least one more year.

 

The Pepsi Junior will be played next year at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver from January 30th to February 6th, 1988. The early dates are caused by the fact that the CBC will be doing coverage of the Olympic Games.

 

Next year the Provincial Playdowns will be held at the Charlottetown Curling Club and I suggest that they be staged prior to Christmas as it is most inconvenient playing on New Years Weekend.

 

A new cresting policy is being studied at the National Level and Pepsi to try and standardize the cresting policy and eliminate the present custom of all players receiving a Zone Winners Crest, the plan is to have a Participants Crest.

 

In closing, I might mention that some of our Juniors have applied for a C.C.A. Scholarship and I wish them good luck.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Albert C. Mosher

 

P.E.I.C.A. Junior Men’s Representative

 


 

1987 – 1988

ANNUAL REPORT OF MEN’S CURLING ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

 

Following much planning with the host Charlottetown Curling Club, the PEI Ladies Curling Association, and of course the sponsor, Pepsi Cola Seaman’s Beverages, the Provincial Playdown was held the weekend of February 19th to 22nd, 1988. Seventeen (17) teams entered the open competition.

 

The winning team was from the Silver Fox Curling Curling Club, Summerside.

 

The members of the winning team were:

 

Jamie McCarthy – Skip

 

Daryell Nowlan – Third

 

Paul Power – Second

 

Ian Power – Lead

 

Al Corbeil – Coach

 

The runner-up team were from the Charlottetown Curling Club. The members of the runner-up team were:

 

Mike Callaghan – Skip

 

Sean Ledgerwood – Third

 

Morley Foy – Second

 

Dean MacDonald – Lead

 

Gary Cudmore – Coach

 

The Competition was held jointly with the Pepsi Junior Ladies Provincial Playdown.

 

This year, in addition to the championship section, we added a consolation section which gave each team at least three games. The event proved very positive with all and should be continued in future years. It gives the younger curlers more opportunity to develop and learn the game.

 

Excellent sponsorship was provided by Seaman’s Beverages, Pepsi Cola Bottlers on Prince Edward Island. They co-operated fully from the initial planning for the bonspiel to the presentation to the winning team.

 

We had extensive media coverage during the bonspiel including radio, television and newspaper exposure.

 

Officiating was supplied by a very dedicated group organized by Head Official, Norma White. All officials were certified Curl Canada Officials.

 

All posters, banners, plaques, etc. were received from the National Committee well in advance of the required time.

 

The National Pepsi Junior, played at the North Shore Winter Club, North Vancouver, British Columbia, was won by the Mike Wood Rink from Victoria, B.C. Our representative, the Jamie McCarthy Rink, finished with a record of three wins and eight losses, however, their play was much better than what is reported in the standings. Ian Power, Lead, was selected as the All-Star Lead for the National event. I might mention that Al Corbeil was a very dedicated coach and was appreciated by his team. Daryell Nowlan was successful in his attempt to obtain a C.C.A. Scholarship for 1987-1988.

 

While in Vancouver for the Pepsi Junior I attended a number of meetings with the Provinces/Territories Representatives as well with members of the C.C.A. (Harvie Mazinke, President), Host Committee, C.I.C.A., and Joe Palomba and Mike Booth of Pepsi Canada. Jerry Henry also of Pepsi attended the meetings.

 

A lot of discussion was held on the Age Limit of the Juniors. Some wanted it raised, some wanted it lower. In the end it was left to the Reps to check with their Provincial Associations as to how they feel on this matter and report back for next year for further study.

 

This year, due to the extra cost of the Host Committee, the Player’s per diem was reduced. In the future the National Body will try to make the amount of the per diem known to the teams prior to arriving at the national event.

 

The one minute time out became a permanent part of the Pepsi National, and is much appreciated by all, including teams and coaches.

 

The last rock advantage this year was determined by rock colour.

 

Next year, most provinces will be going with the Toss – the winner having the choice of last rock or last practice.

 

Cresting was discussed again this year and Pepsi agreed to continue with the Participants crest (Yellow). As well, they will try to have a Finalists Crest (Green) for the teams making it to the Finals.

 

It was suggested that all provinces register their Junior curlers. At the present time we do not register our Juniors and I recommend that we initiate a policy of having all Juniors registered with the P.E.I.C.A. A small registration fee could be charged.

 

The discipline rules were enforced this year. With special attention being put on the alcohol rule. I am pleased to report that there were very few problems this year with alcohol. Coaches were not permitted in the lounge area during game time, nor were they permitted to drink while in the presence of their team.

 

The only problem came from the Manitoba Team with Coach Kerry Burtnyk being spoken to relative to drinking in the lounge. On a more serious note, when Manitoba’s Third, Kyle Thompsett was suspended from the competition on Friday, because he was caught with a beer in his possession in the Hotel hallway. At the time he was caught, he had completed play but was barred from the closing banquet and closing ceremonies.

 

The National Body can only suspend players at the National Level. It is up to the Provincial Association to supplement any suspension leveled at the Nationals with further suspension at the Provincial Level if deemed necessary. As most other provinces already have a Code of Conduct in place, it is my recommendation that this province adapt the ‘Code of Conduct’ presently in force in most provinces. A copy is attached for the records.

 

The 1989 Provincial Pepsi Playdowns will be held at the Crapaud Curling Club

 

The 1989 National Pepsi Junior will be played at the Heather Curling Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba from March 25th to April 2nd, 1989.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Albert Mosher

 

Junior Development Officer

 

P.E.I.C.A.

 


1988 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT REPORT

 

I would like to make the following report as your 2nd Vice President and the person responsible for Junior Development. I took the job on January 11th, 1988 and to this point not much had happened . I proceeded to set up a date for Island Junior Booster Day and I put out letters at the February 15th meeting, also a questionnaire and information on the Sport PEI Lottery. I encouraged each club to consider selling these tickets to raise funds for Junior Rocks. I tried to get some information from P.E.I.M.A. but struck out on all attempts.

 

While attending the C.L.C.A. meetings in Fredericton I made some contacts to receive information on Junior Camps and other programs of other provinces. We hope to have a Junior Camp in November 1988.

 

The Junior Booster Day was held March 24th at Cornwall with 16 teams. There were two from Montague, two from O’Leary, two from C.F.B., three from Summerside, and three from Charlottetown. Crapaud was supposed to have a team but as none showed up we made a fourth team from Cornwall.

 

Many of the curlers at this event were young and I hope all had a good time. They had kool-aid, hot dogs, ice cream, cookies and apples for lunch. I did not send cheques to each club but put money towards food and trophies for Island Day. The cost being $200.00. I decided not to have an Elite Camp as both of the teams had been away but I think it would be advisable to have a camp in 1989. There is certainly a lot that needs to be done in Junior Development. I only wish I had had the job a little longer so I might have accomplished a little more. Thanks for being patient with me, also thanks for the opportunity to have served you. Best of luck to the person taking over.

 

Juniors are a great bunch of people to work with. They are the future curlers and I think we should give them our support in any and every way we can.

 

 

P.S. I hope to attend on April 22nd – 24th, a Conference on Marketing and Management put on by the Ontario Curling Association in Toronto. I will write up a report when I return and attach it to the end of this report.

Shirley Lank

 

 


 

1988-1989

ANNUAL REPORT JUNIOR CURLING ON PEI 1988 -1989

 

Albert C. Mosher

 

Junior Development Officer

 

PEI Curling Association

 

ANNUAL REPORT OF JUNIOR CURLING ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

 

Following much planning with Host Crapaud Curling Club, the PEI Ladies Curling Association, and of course the sponsor Pepsi Cola Canada/Seamans Beverages, the Provincial Playdowns were held the weekend of February 10th to 13th, 1989, eighteen (18) teams entered the open competition.

 

The winning team was from the Charlottetown Curling Club, Charlottetown, PEI.

 

The members of the Winning team were:

 

 

 

Sean Ledgerwood – Skip

 

Paul Power – Third

 

Ian Power – Second

 

Dean MacDonald -Lead

 

Al Ledgerwood -Coach

 

The Runner – Up team was from the Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside, PEI

 

Craig Arsenault -Skip

 

Mike Gaudet -Third

 

Eddie MacKenzie -Second

 

Garth LeFurgey -Lead

 

Jamie McCarthy -Coach

 

The Competition was held jointly with the Pepsi Junior Ladies Provincial Playdowns.

 

This year we continued the very popular format of having a Consolation Section. Which gives each team at least three games. I strongly recommend that this Section become a permanent part of the Provincial Playdowns.

 

Excellent sponsorship was provided by Seaman’s Beverages, Pepsi Cola Bottlers on PEI. They co-operated from the initial planning for the Bonspiel to the presentation of the awards. This year each player was presented with a Pepsi cap, also the Winner and Runner-Up teams in the Consolation Section were each presented with Pepsi Country Sweat Shirts. As well, the winning Ledgerwood team received Pepsi scarves and toques.

 

We had extensive media coverage during the Bonspiel including radio, TV and newspaper.

 

Officiating was supplied by Charlie Thompson and Brad Chugg of the Host Club.

 

All posters, banners, plaques, etc. were received from the National Committee well in advance of the required time.

 

We must be careful when planning next years Provincial dates not to have another Provincial the same week as the Juniors, as it makes it hard to have enough people to go around; coaches, officials, the parents are usually curling as well as it is difficult to be in two places at the same time.

 

The National Pepsi Junior played at the Heather Curling Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba was won by the Dean Joanisse Rink from Victoria, British Columbia. Our representative, the Sean Ledgerwood team finished with a record of one win and ten losses, however, their play was better than indicated by the standing. Our team played very well as individuals but their inexperience as a team was evident on many occasions. As Al Ledgerwood was unable to attend the National a very capable and donated Ken MacDonald took over as team coach.

 

While in Winnipeg for the Pepsi Juniors I attended a number of meetings with the Provincial/Territories Representatives, as well as with members of the C.C.A. (Stan Olson, 3rd Vice President), Host Committee and Mike Booth of Pepsi Canada, and Mary Ann Nicholson, 3rd Vice President of the C.L.C.A.

 

Some of the topics discussed and points raised during the meetings are:

 

WINTER GAMES

 

‘ Suggestion that the age be reduced to under 17 for the 1995 Games.

‘ Level II coaching required for 1991, Games people have asked for Level III.

‘ Some discussion was held on the various ways different provinces select their ‘Winter Games Teams’.

CRESTING

 

‘ Yellow Participant’s Crests should read Playdown instead of Championships. This crest would be given to all participants in the Provincial Playdowns.

 

‘ A second crest should be issued to the teams that make the Finals. In our case that would be just two teams.

PEPSI

 

‘ Mike Booth suggested that more care be taken when having teams pictures taken for the program. C.C.A. to issue new picture regulations.

 

‘ He also suggested that he may be able to supply dated sport bags for Provincial Winners.

 

‘ Crests should be bilingual.

 

‘ Any club wishing to host either a Provincial or National Pepsi Junior must be a Pepsi House. All PEI curling clubs are Pepsi Houses.

COACHES

 

‘ It was moved and seconded that Level I certified qualifications still be required and that Level II Technical Course also be required for 1991. If the coach of the team does not have a Level II Technical, the Curling Association of his province gives the Level II Technical Course to qualify that coach. (The course would be open to other participants) before the National Championship.

 

‘ That more funding be found to encourage and give Level II courses when there are few participants or in the remote areas.

 

‘ At future Pepsi Nationals it is recommended that the stats not be distributed to everyone as it causes some friction among the players when the stats are low and sometimes embarrassing.

 

‘ Material available from: Ontario Curling Federation

Ontario Sports Centre

 

1220 Sheppard Avenue East

 

Willowdale, Ontario

 

M2K 2X1

 

– ‘Junior Curling – Ontario’s Curling Future’ (How to start Junior Programs)

 

– ‘Little Rocks’

 

– ‘Skills Awards Program’

 

CANADIAN CURLING ASSOCIATION – STAN OLSON

 

Bob Hartwell – 1990 C.C.A. Junior Chairman. C.C.A. rejected Junior Competition Cards. C.L.C.A. Junior Participants must have a $10.00 card, expects Juniors to stay the same, per diems have to be dropped as the cost of operating the Pepsi had to be reduced.

 

SITE SELECTION

 

‘ Must be Pepsi Account. The 1991 Site to be announced in June. The 1992 site to be announced in the Fall -1989.

 

‘ Sites bidding as of now – 1990- Sudsbury, Ontario

1991- Leduc, Alberta

 

1992- Vernon, B.C.

 

 

‘ Dates agreed to: 1990 – March 24 -31

1991 – March 24 -30

 

1992 – March 22 -28

 

1993 – March 20 -27

 

 

‘ 1991 – Winter Games, Charlottetown, PEI – February 18-23

 

‘ C.C.A. would appreciate bids for the future years, those interested contact Warren Hansen.

GENERAL

 

Much discussion was held and various ways to promote Curling among the young people. One of the items suggested as our best means of getting kids involved is the Little Rock Programs.

 

It was also suggested that all provinces register all their Juniors and that ages be checked prior to Provincials.

 

Brian Rice – New Brunswick Representative, Jim Burgess- Nova Scotia Representative and myself held a couple of meetings to discuss ways we might develop a Under 17 Maritime Junior Tournament. This was left to Jim Burgess to follow through on as both Brian and myself are finished this year as Reps. Jim will be contacting the new Reps soon.

 

The 1990 Provincial Pepsi Playdowns will be held at the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club. In closing I must admit it has been a very interesting and rewarding three years. Thanks to everyone for your help and support.

 

 

Respectfully submitted by: Albert C. Mosher

Junior Development Officer

 

PEI Curling Association

 


 

 

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

The Junior Development Committee consisted of Helen Robbins and Kathie Gallant. Because last year’s committee had begun planning a Curling School for the Fall, Shirley Lank agreed to co-ordinate the project. It was held in Cornwall November 19th -20th. We wish to thank Gayle Johnston who organized the instruction and Shirley Lank who co-ordinated this very successful venture. Thirty-six male and female curlers from O’Leary, Summerside, Charlottetown, Cornwall and Montague attended the sessions. Twenty-five of these had curled one year or less. Instructors were Gayle Johnston, Kathie Gallant, Norma Jean Lank, Lynn Crosby, Allan Stevenson and Susan Lank. Guest speakers were Dawn and Nancy MacFadyen.

 

During the summer, the Junior Development Committee will plan for this Fall’s camp. Ice time is now booked in Cornwall for November 18th and 19th.

 

The Committee provided each curling club with posters to advertise a local Booster Day and a list of suggestions to help the organizers. Posters to advertise the Provincial Booster Day were also distributed. Two teams from each of these clubs came to Montague for the Provincial Booster Day Bonspiel: Silver Fox, Crapaud, Charlottetown, Souris and Montague. John Cummings – Charlottetown Curling Club, received winners trophies and Jeff Clinton – Souris won runners-up trophies. Prizes were awarded to eight teams. Every participant received Booster Day crests, pizza and pop.

 

Charlottetown Curling Club have a set of Junior Rocks. Montague has made a good start on their Junior Rock Fund with proceeds from Hop Around Australia tickets.

 

Included in our report is a list of contacts from the local curling clubs for the Junior program. Would each club update any changes so that the new Junior Development Committee will have an active member to contact early this Fall to get information out for the November Curling School.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Helen Robbins

 

Chairperson

 

Junior Development Committee

 


1989-1990

 

 

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 1989 – 1990

 

For the first time ever, the Junior Curling Committee consisted of a representative from both the P.E.I.L.C.A. and the P.E.I.C.A. Kaye MacFadyen and Blair Weeks met early in the Fall and a Joint Committee was formed and for the first time a Calendar of Events for Junior Curling was prepared and posted in all PEI Curling Clubs.

 

In the spirit of pending amalgamation and the benefit of pooling resources and events, the Committee felt that joining forces was the best possible way to promote Junior Curling. We had a budget of $3,000.00 which was provided by the two Associations in equal proportions.

 

In mid-October, at the Charlottetown Curling Club, we kicked off the Junior Curling season with a successful two day intermediate and novice clinic based on Curl Canada models. A total of 34 curlers attended the clinics.

 

The 1990 Pepsi Junior Men’s and Women’s Playdowns were held at the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club. Sean Matheson and Shelley Danks, both of the Host Club, captured their respective titles. Seventeen Junior Men’s teams and four Junior Women’s teams competed in the competition.

 

The Provincial Elite Camp was held February 18th with six teams in attendance at the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club. Three Men’s teams (Sean Matheson – 1990 Pepsi Junior and Canada Games Champion, Mark MacLure – 1990 Pepsi Junior Runner-up, and Andrew Clarey, fourth place team in the Pepsi Junior) and three Women’s teams (Shelley Danks, 1990 Pepsi Junior Champion, Lynn Callaghan- Canada Games Champion, and Ambyr Sentner – 1990 Pepsi Junior Runner-up) were invited to and attended the camp.

 

During the day there were sessions on motivation, relaxation, imagery, physiology, rules, strategy, fault analysis, and preparation for a national championship. All sessions were judged by those in attendance to be beneficial though the session on imagery was difficult to grasp for players of this caliber.

 

The Provincial Booster Day was held at the Charlottetown Curling Club with 16 teams in the Novice Division and 10 teams in the Little Rockers Division, for a total of 104 children. The day ran from 8:30am to 8:00pm. We provided two meals and snacks. The day was filled with fun, curling, movies, and instruction where needed. Trophies and prizes were presented to the winners and runners-up in each division. All other participants received a curling pin. There were eight of the ten curling clubs represented. Only the far West clubs were missing.

 

The very first Maritime Junior Curling Bonspiel was held at the Charlottetown Curling Club on March 2, 3 & 4. Six Junior Mens teams and five Junior Womens teams participated in the event. Invitations were extended to the Pepsi winners and runners-up in each province as well as any team that was still in contention in Canada Games Playdowns. Mark MacLure of PEI won the Men’s section while Krista Smith of New Brunswick won the Women’s. Thank you to Robbie Roberts for hosting the event on behalf of Kaye MacFadyen and Blair Weeks who were both at the Scott during this time.

 

Another event which took place this curling season was a Provincial Junior Open held December 22nd and 23rd at the Charlottetown Curling Club. This event was organized to help address the problem of the limited amount of Junior events to curl in before the Pepsi Junior Provincials. The Competition was open to all Juniors of PEI and two divisions ( Novice & Open) were competed for. Entries were received from the Mixed, Women’s and Men’s teams. There were 14 teams in the Open Division while Suzanne Burke of Charlottetown won the Novice Division.

 

Of course, there were many other events held throughout the Province. Some of these were the Consolidated Credit Union Summerside Junior Cash Bonspiel – December 26th and 27th , the Hostess Junior Classic Cashspiel- January 5th, 6th, and 7th at Belvedere, the Unit 3 Curling Championships- January 16th, 17th, 18th, &19th, the Provincial Interscholastic Championships – February 16th and 17th, one Little Rocker Bonspiel at the Montague Club, one in March and, most of the rest of the Curling Clubs had their Junior Booster Day.

 

This Junior Curling year has shown much promise for continued growth in the future. But to accomplish this we must provide the young players with more events to play in, more instruction and coaching which is sensitive to their skill level.

 

A special effort must also be made to identify and encourage more Junior Women’s teams. Hopefully, a concerted effort in this area will result in expanding Junior Womens curling to the point where they will have a comparable amount of entries as the Junior Men.

 

Many thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who assisted throughout the year, because without their help we could not have provided the curlers with these events. A special thanks to Gayle Johnston, our PEI Junior Promotions representative, who assisted with and co-ordinated many of the events this year.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Kaye MacFadyen

 

Chairperson

 

Junior Development Committee, P.E.I.L.C.A.

 

Blair Weeks

 

Chairperson

 

Junior Development Committee, P.E.I.C.A.

 


1990-1991

1991 REPORT OF THE PEI JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

ROB ROBERTS

 

PEI JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVE

 

PEI PEPSI JUNIOR

 

The 1991 Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Women’s Playdowns were held at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside from January 4th to 7th. Twelve mens and five womens teams competed in the double knock-out bonspiel. The following two teams came out the eventual winner.

 

MEN’S /WOMEN’S

 

 

Sean Matheson (Skip)/ Lynn Callaghan (Skip)

Brian Scales/Rebecca Jean MacPhee

Robbie Newson/ Susie Roberts

Paul MacCormack/ Louann Henry

Gary Cudmore (Level II coach) /Marilyn Sutherland (Level II coach)

The winning two teams were both favorites as they were PEI representatives at the 1991 Canada Winter Games.

 

Both teams won the Pepsi the hard way. After losing their first draw, the two teams came back to win 5 in a row to claim the Championship.

 

PEPSI SUPPORT

 

The local bottler, Seaman’s Beverages was very cooperative and supplied the following:

 

 

‘ Pepsi products for players throughout the Bonspiel

‘ Pepsi products for everyone during the Banquet

‘ 20 tote bags for the winning and runner-up teams

‘ Pepsi banners and flags, pens

PRESS COVERAGE

 

We had excellent daily coverage in the local newspapers as well as CBC television

 

HOST COMMITTEE

 

Wanda Hunter and her Committee did an outstanding job organizing our Provincial Competition. A banquet with a superb meal was provided to all competitors on Friday evening.

 

P.E.I.L.A AND PEI MEN AMALGAMATE

 

The 1990 – 1991 was the first for the PEI Curling Association. Last Fall the Men’s and Women’s Association amalgamated. Thus as a Rep I am responsible for both Junior Provincial teams which are playing in Leduc.

 

A budget of $3,000.00 was approved.

 

P.E.I.C.A. JUNIOR OPEN

 

This bonspiel was held on November 23, 24 and 25th at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Twenty-two teams from PEI, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland attended the bonspiel. The competition was spilt into two divisions (Novice and Open).

 

The sponsor was the P.E.I.C.A. and the Benetton Clothing store.

 

INTERMEDIATE NOVICE CLINIC

 

On December 7, 1990 at the Belvedere Curling Club a Junior Clinic was held sponsored by T.S.N. in conjunction with the T.S.N. Skins Weekend. Instructors were Ray Turnbull and Warren Brooker. Commentary was provided by Vic Rautour. Our local cable company taped the 4 hour clinic. There were 48 Juniors involved in the clinic. Each club on the Island was allowed to send 6-8 Juniors. Twenty-four Juniors participated in the 1st session and the remainder in the second. I had 12 volunteers help out with the clinic.

 

Each Junior received:

 

 

‘ Pizza, cake and juice compliments of McCains Food Ltd.

‘ Hats, pins and a participation award from TSN.

‘ Passes to the Skins Games at the Charlottetown Curling Club.

Our PEI Junior Account received $1,000.00 from TSN. The network stated it was an excellent clinic and thus they rewarded us with the above funds.

 

As the Clinic Co-ordinator I was very proud to be a part of this event and most Juniors said they were very impressed with the clinic.

 

MARITIME JUNIOR

 

On the weekend of February 1, 2, and 3rd, the 2nd Annual Maritime Junior Curling Bonspiel was held at the Brookfield Curling Club in Brookfield, Nova Scotia. The P.E.I.C.A. sent our top 4 Junior Teams and paid for their meals, gas and boat expenses. Jim Burgess was the Co-ordinator and he said everything went smooth with no problems arising. The 1st Maritime Junior was held in Charlottetown in 1990. Hopefully, New Brunswick will host it next year and then it would rotate on a yearly basis. The intention of this bonspiel was to help Junior teams going to the National, Pepsi Juniors, and the 1991 Canada Winter Games be better prepared for these events as well as increase interprovincial competition.

 

CLUB BOOSTER DAYS

 

Various curling clubs on the Island will be hosting the Booster Days in late March. The P.E.I.C.A. will assist these clubs with funds to provide curling literature and prizes to novice curlers. There are now 4 clubs on PEI with a Little Rock program.

 

1991 CANADA WINTER GAMES

 

The 1991 Canada Winter Games were held on PEI from February 23rd to March 2nd.

 

With assistance of some 7000 volunteers the venues were widely spread over the Island and was considered to be one of the best Winter Games ever.

 

The PEI Rep in curling did very well. Lynn Callaghan’s team finished at 3-3 and finished 6th overall.

 

Sean Matheson did better with a Bronze medal, the 1st for PEI in men’s curling at the Games.

 

The Games experience should help both these teams at the Pepsi Juniors in Leduc, Alberta.

 


 

 

1991-1992

1992 PEI PEPSI JUNIORS

 

The 1992 Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Women’s Playdowns were held at the Charlottetown Curling Club in Charlottetown from January 3rd to 6th. As in 1991 there were twelve men’s and five women’s teams competing in the double knock-out bonspiel. The following two teams came out as winners.

 

MENS

 

Mike Gaudet – Skip

 

Ed MacKenzie – Third

 

Tyler Harris – Second

 

John Peters – Lead

 

Daryell Nowlan – (Coach Level II)

 

WOMENS

 

Rebecca Jean MacPhee – Skip

 

Susie Roberts – Third

 

Pam Sweetapple – Second

 

Louanne Henry – Lead

 

Rob Roberts – Coach (Level II)

 

On the women’s side they were the early favorites and went through undefeated to claim their championship.

 

The men’s side was a different affair, the winners had to force a sudden death game and go twelve ends to become the 1992 Pepsi Junior Representatives.

 

As I was the PEI Rep and a possible PEI coach, I took on the coaches responsibilities as I had this team for five months prior to the Provincial Playdowns. The newly appointed Junior Rep is Shirley Lank and she will do a fine job as she has been actively involved with curling on the Island for the past number of years.

 

All the best Shirley from both the men and women attending the Pepsi in Vernon.

 

PEPSI SUPPORT

 

The local bottler, Seaman’s Beverages was very co-operative and supplied the following:

 

 

‘ Pepsi products for players throughout the bonspiel

‘ Pepsi products for everyone during the banquet

‘ Tote bags for the winners and sweatshirts for the runners-up

‘ Pepsi banners and keychains, openers, etc.

PRESS COVERAGE

 

We had excellent daily coverage in the local newspapers as well as CBC television.

 

HOST COMMITTEE

 

Arleen Harris and her committee did an outstanding job organizing our provincial competition. A banquet with a superb meal was provided to all competitors on Friday evening.

 

Shirley Lank, Technical Director for PEI, provided hog line officials for the whole weekend. Thanks Shirley and staff.

 

PEPSI PRESENTATIONS

 

The unfortunate happened as when presentations were made to winners and runners-ups was that there weren’t any Pepsi plaques to present. They weren’t received on PEI until February 28th.

 

CONCERNS

 

Numbers have not increased from 1991 but not declined. Junior Provincials for 1992 were held from January 3rd -7th. Our Juniors were declared too early this winter and had too long to wait before attending the Nationals. It is really hard to keep a team sharp for a period of two and a half months. We were the very first Provincial to be held and almost the very last National. At one of the PEI meetings it was decided that the Provincial for Juniors for 1993 would be held in mid-February as for the rest of the Canadian Provincials.

 

PROVINCIAL JUNIOR

 

As in the past, it was time for the 3RD Annual Maritime Junior Bonspiel. The event was to be hosted by New Brunswick but there was nothing set by the past New Brunswick Junior Rep for ice or dates. Central locations were looked into by the newly appointed New Brunswick Junior Rep but everything was booked for the required weekends. As PEI Rep I checked for ice in Charlottetown and the surrounding areas and the same thing occurred. The 1992 Maritime Pepsi Junior was dropped and hopefully the 1993 Maritime Pepsi Junior will be looked after by PEI.

 

PEI JUNIOR OPEN

 

The PEI Junior Open was held December 21st -23rd, at the Charlottetown Curling Club with the same 17 teams competing in two divisions (Novice and Open). The winners were not the Provincial Winners for the 1992 Pepsi Juniors.

 

The sponsors were the PEI Curling Association and the Jean Connection.

 

JUNIOR CURLING

 

Since Provincials there have been five Junior bonspiels for the Juniors on PEI. The response has been good with one bonspiel receiving more than twenty-four teams more than the Provincials. Hopefully this is a good sign for 1993.

 

JUNIOR REPORT

 

I conducted the Fall Workshop on Junior Development not really knowing that I would end up as the Junior Representative for our province this past year. When it became apparent that Robbie was not going to do the job in late November I took on the job of Junior Representative. I looked after Juniors in Montague. The winning teams were: Angela Sutherland, Lisa MacRae, Jennifer Coady and Melinda Kinney from Cornwall and Mark Kinney, Eric Brodersen and Chad MacMillan from Cornwall.

 

This event went off quite successfully thanks to many people.

 

The Club put on a great banquet and Pepsi was as usual great sponsors. They provided sweatshirts for winners, runners-up and shirts for most sportsmanlike team members of both Ladies and Men. We had a Panel at the banquet and this was enjoyed by all. Thanks to the Montague Curling Club and their volunteers, also a big thank you to Pepsi for everything.

 

I went to the National Pepsi in Trois Rivers. We had a very busy and hectic schedule. I would like to say everything was wonderful but that was not the case. It was a through week, we spent a lot of our time dealing with one problem or another. I am sure most everyone learned a lot and next years championship will be the better for it. We had a great bunch of Junior Reps and we all helped one another through the week.

 

One of the key items we talked about was the raising of the age and we would strongly urge our delegates to consider the motion that will come from our meetings. We had Gerry Peckman at our meeting also Warren Proctor.

 

The National focus for the next year is Youth and I would like to see our Association try to get some things going here. Some suggestions from our Fall Workshop were:

 

Junior Dates – Calendar

 

Booster Day

 

Newsletter Material for Juniors

 

Interclub Play

 

Development of Program for clubs

 

I am sure some of these items will be covered by the National program. I would hope that a new person could develop the Calendar, have the Booster Day and work with the Promotions person to have material in the newsletter.

 

I will pass on all information to the new person and I will be available to help this person get started if need be.

 

Thanks for letting me represent PEI at the National Pepsi and I do wish my successor all the best.

 


 

 

COACHES REPORT

 

1992 PEPSI JUNIOR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

It was a pleasure to coach the 1992 Prince Edward Island Junior Men’s Curling Championships at the National Pepsi Juniors in Vernon, British Columbia. The team played well throughout the week, finishing at six wins and five losses after the Robin. They completed the Competition with a Bronze medal, losing to Nova Scotia in the Semi-Finals.

 

In addition to the week of curling, two coaches meetings were held to discuss topics of interest and concern to Junior Curling and Coaches. These meetings resulted in a list of recommendations that were forwarded to the Canadian Curling Association for their consideration and discussion. Among the coaches concerns were the requirement for Level Three Certification for coaches at the 1995 Canada Winter Games. The C.C.A. also confirmed that the age limit for curling in these games would be seventeen. After some discussion over the very tricky ice at the Vernon Curling Club, the coaches also requested that a C.C.A. ice technician be appointed to work with the Host Committee to ensure satisfactory ice conditions for the National Pepsi Juniors in the future.

 

For the first time at the National Junior, time-outs could be called by players or coaches during an end. There was some disagreement on the merits of this new rule, but most coaches thought it was a positive innovation. Some coaches suggested that each team have two time outs per game – one which can only be used in the first five ends and one for the second five ends.

 

The 1992 Pepsi Juniors was a positive experience for our team. In a week plagued with hog line violations (nearly fifty rocks were pulled) the team went without a single violation of any kind. The Host Committee was very hospitable. Thank you to all the parents and friends that supported the team, especially our Junior Rep Shirley Lank who was of great assistance and support to us during the week.

 

I would like to congratulate the PEI Junior Girls team for their excellent performance, and thank them for all the great cheering they did all week – they were the best fans there. Special congratulations to Rebecca Jean MacPhee for winning the All-Star Skip award.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Daryell Nowlan, Coach

 

1992 PEI Pepsi Junior Mens Team

 


(1992-1993 not currently available)

 

1993-1994

 

P.E.I.C.A. REPORT ON JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT 1993 – 1994

 

Submitted by

 

Gerry van Ouwerkerk

 

Junior Development Coordinator

 

OBJECTIVES FOR THE 1993 – 1994 SEASON:

 

I have just completed my first year as Junior Development Coordinator for Prince Edward Island. Early in the season I laid out a plan for the development of Junior Curling on the Island during my three year term.

 

 

1. I planned to obtain a contact person in each club who would be responsible for the Junior Curling program in that club.

 

2. I hoped to have at least one meeting with all the club coordinators present and attempt to lay the ground work for the possibility of forming some kind of Interclub play for Juniors of all ages.

 

3. I attempted to get a list of all Juniors, their ages and clubs for this season. I feel that this is important so that the progress of the program can be accurately measured.

 

4. I wanted to be able to pass good ideas from one club to another and be available as the vehicle to do that. If the flow of information warranted I planned to produce a newsletter which I will forward to each coordinator so they can pass it to the club.

 

5. I feel that a lack of good coaching is a problem and would be attempting to get ideas on how this situation might be rectified.

PROGRESS ON OBJECTIVES:

 

 

1. I was successful in obtaining a contact person in each club with the exception of O’Leary and Crapaud, however, I have a couple of names of persons in O’Leary who might be interested.

 

2. I had a meeting with the club coordinators during the 1994 Pepsi Junior Championship in Summerside. Those coordinators were invited to the banquet and the meeting was held afterward. This meeting at the Junior Championships will be an annual event during my tenure.

 

3. I had the names of the Junior Curlers from most of the curling clubs submitted to me by the club coordinators. This will give me a base from which to monitor our progress through the next two years.

4. Most of the information passed from one club to another by me was by telephone. I do however feel that now that I am familiar with my position and know the people at the individual club level a much better line of communication will be in effect starting next season.

 

5. Coaching is still a problem. I would welcome any ideas on how this shortage might be alleviated.

REPORTS

 

PEPSI NATIONALS

 

I had the privilege of attending the Pepsi Juniors in Truro, Nova Scotia with the two teams representing the Island. I must say that I was proud of each and everyone of the members of both rinks as they displayed good sportsmanship, etiquette, and a sense of responsibility both on and off the ice.

 

The girls won four games while the boys won two, but if the games were eight ends instead of ten our guys would probably have won a couple more. They were very competitive in every game and the outcome was in doubt until the last end in most games. A testament to the coaches.

 

During the championship I attended a number of meetings with other Development Coordinators from the other provinces and territories. A number of items was discussed, however, by far was the age limit. It is supposed to increase by one year this June, however, there is a motion going to the Annual General Meeting, the intent of which to keep the age where it is. The reasons in our opinion for this are numerous, the most important being that we feel that should the age increase any further it would be difficult for small towns to compete with the loss of their young curlers to university and college towns. It is also felt that the age increase would discourage the curlers who are fourteen or fifteen years of age from continuing when they are told that they have at least a couple of years curling before they can be competitive. We decided at our meeting to lobby our provincial representatives to the AGM to vote in favour of keeping the age as it is. I have already done this.

 

SPONSORSHIP

 

This was the last season that the National Junior Curling Championship would be sponsored by Pepsi, ending a 37 year relationship. To date a provincial sponsor has not been named.

 

On the Provincial level I have already held discussions with Seaman’s Beverages. There appears to be an interest in their continuing to sponsor the Provincial Championship, however, at this time I cannot at this time report on what has been agreed upon.

 

AGENDA FOR NEXT SEASON

 

The Junior Coordinator in each club on the island has agreed to provide me with the dates that their club will be available as soon as they are known. From these dates I will arrange a schedulel which have each of those clubs holding a Junior Weekend Bonspiel. I hope to have this schedule out prior to the opening of the curling clubs across the Island. This will make it easier for everyone to plan their season and their traveling.

 

I have also made contact with John O’Malley, the Commissioner of Interscholastic Curling and may be able to have the schools entering teams in the same bonspiel and perhaps determining interscholastic champions in that manner.

 

I hope during the next season that we will be able to get more clinics going. I will make contact as soon as possible with the new Technical Director and hopefully get something going.

 

As stated earlier in this report I welcome any ideas which could improve Junior Curling and ask that if you do have something in your head which you feel we might be able to use, please let me know.

 

I feel that we had a successful year in the 1993-1994 season and anticipate that next year will be even better.

 

JUNIOR CURLING REPORT

 

The 1994 Pepsi Junior Curling Championship was held at the Silver Fox Curling Club on the 4th of February and ending on the 7th of February. The Krista Cameron rink from the Silver Fox Curling Club were the winners on the Ladies side while the Kyle Stevenson rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club won for the Men.

 

This year a new section was added to the weekend, that being the Novice Division, so as to include Junior Curlers who have not yet reached the ability where they could legitimately compete for the Provincial Championship. This turned out to be a great success with ten teams competing and a lot of spectators watching. We plan to make this tournament an annual event. The rink skipped by Robin MacPhee won this section.

 

In regards to the Novice Division I have talked to Rundell Seaman, President of Seaman’s Beverages, and it was suggested that a trophy honouring his father Rundell Seaman Sr. be purchased and that the names of the winners will be placed on that trophy. Rundell Seaman was delighted with this idea and plans to commission an artist to design the trophy and Seaman’s Beverages will purchase the trophy and it will be housed in their club for the next year.

 

One incident arose during the competition, where one of the Rinks from Souris curling out of Montague, were consuming alcoholic beverages in their motel room on the night of February 4th following the first days competition. This activity occurred in the presence of other competitors who were also occupying the same building. Prior to my getting involved in this incident the rink, which was one of the three rinks which called Helen Robbins their coach, withdrew from further competition. All members of the team were of legal drinking age in Prince Edward Island.

 

I do not feel any further action is necessary on this matter.

 

On other matters I have established a contact person in every club on PEI with the exception of the O’Leary Curling Club and the Crapaud Curling Club. Following the banquet on Friday night I had a meeting with the representatives of the clubs and it was decided that we would attempt to have each club have a one or two day Junior Bonspiel during the next season. In this vein I have also made contact with John O’Malley, the Commissioner of Interscholastic Curling and may be able to have the schools entering teams in the same bonspiel and perhaps determining interscholastic champions in that manner. In order to do this I have asked each representative to supply me with available dates at their club as soon as they know them, probably in the late Spring, and attempt to set up a schedule. This will allow the Juniors to plan their winter and give them much needed competition.

 

I am now the central person for advertising any event that a club has for Junior Curlers. If a club has something planned the representative will advise me and I will ensure that all the other representatives are made aware. This will hopefully ensure that the message gets to the right person. I will, beginning this year, be sending the representatives correspondence, when required, to pass messages, ideas and anything of interest to the Junior Curling community along the proper channels.

 

I have also asked the representatives to supply me with a list of Junior Curlers at their clubs, including their names and ages so I will have an idea of the numbers involved in curling and will give me something to compare our progress from one year to another.

 

In up coming events the Silver Fox Curling Club is preparing to host the Lockwood Maritime Junior Curling Championship which this year will include the mens and womens winners from the Pepsi and the Canadian Games Competitions held in their respective provinces. All seems to be set for this event.

 

The Charlottetown Curling Club is hosting a Junior Bonspiel on the 12th and 13th day of March.

 

The Silver Fox Curling Club will also host a season ending ‘Booster Day’ on the 2nd of April.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Gerry van Ouwerkerk

 

Junior Development Coordinator

 


1994-1995

MEMORANDUM

 

 

To: The Executive Prince Edward Island Curling Association

From: Junior Development Coordinator

 

Re: The Upcoming Junior Curling Season

The 1995-1996 curling season is fast approaching. In order to have the best possible Junior Program for each club I require the name, address and telephone number for the person from your club who is responsible for Junior Curling.

 

Plans were already underway for the second season of the Competitive Junior Curling League and it is hoped that with the cooperation of the curling clubs we will have several ‘Novice’ curling bonspiels at the various clubs.

 

This year’s Novice will be defined as Under 14 years of age as of the 1st day of July 1996, however, in order to prevent the breaking up of a team to conform with this rule, a team will be permitted two players who are no more than one year over aged.

 

Any team, no matter the ages of the players, may play in the competitive league, however, they then forfeit their right to play Novice.

 

Junior curlers are the long-term future of the sport and I require the cooperation of each club to make this the best season ever.

 

I would appreciate a reply as soon as possible. I realize that this is the busy time for the executive of the curling club and I thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

Gerry van Ouwerkerk

 

Junior Development Coordinator

 

Prince Edward Curling Association

 

 

 

? Note: This letter was sent to all the executive to all the curling clubs on PEI


 

1995-1996

 

 

REPORT ON JUNIOR CURLING

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CURLING ASSOCIATION

 

1995 -1996 SEASON

 

To the Prince Edward Island Curling Association:

 

The 1995 – 1996 Curling season has come to an end and with it my term as Junior Development Coordinator. I would like to thank the PEI Curling Association for allowing me the privilege of working in this position for the past three years.

 

This season was fairly successful. In early January the Provincial Championships were held at the Belvedere Curling Club. I would like at this time to thank Bruce Read and his Committee for a fine job. The Mens side was won by Jamie Newson and the Womens side was won by Angela Sutherland. Both teams participated in the Maple Leaf National Junior Curling Championship in Edmonton, Alberta in early February. Both teams played better than their records indicated, but more importantly I would like to congratulate both teams for the exemplary behavior exhibited both on and off the ice while in Edmonton. I was proud to wear the PEI jacket and receive the praise for the fine group of young people we had in Alberta.

 

Rather then spend a lot of time speaking on the past season I would like to speak briefly on what was accomplished during my term, and the state of Junior Curling as I see it on Prince Edward Island.

 

I have been Junior Development Coordinator for the past three years. During those three years the most important things that were accomplished is the addition of a Novice Division to the Provincial Championships and the formation of the Greco League. The Novice Division was the brainchild of Gary Cudmore and has been a part of the Provincial Championship for the past three years. It has been well received by both the parents and the young curlers. It allows those curlers who are not yet competitive enough to vie for a Provincial Junior title to participate in the Championship and to see what they are working towards. The Greco League gives the competitive curlers a vehicle in which they can play against their peers, and gain valuable game experience. It also allows the curlers to better get to know other Juniors in the province and build what is hoped to be lasting friendships which can only be of benefit to them and to the sport of curling as a whole on the Island. Unfortunately this past season we were unable to complete the PlayOffs due to a lack of facilities and time available.

 

There are a number of problems in Junior Curling that I have not been able to solve. The most serious in my opinion is the lack of importance placed on Junior Curling by the Canadian Curling Association. It is vitally important for a curling club to have a vibrant Junior Program, and that program be linked with other curling clubs throughout the Island. This is important not only for the young people who would benefit from participating in our sport but also for the future of the curling clubs involved. Now that I have completed my term I intend to become involved in the program at the Silver Fox Curling Club. I will lend assistance in any way I can to the incoming coordinator and will keep in touch with those who I have met during my three years.

 

While at the Nationals as a Junior Rep it became very apparent to me that many curling clubs throughout the country are having financial difficulty and some are closing as a result. It also became as apparent that most of the clubs who are in difficulty do not have a Junior Curling program and have not had one for a number of years. Ladies and Gentlemen, where are the future curling members coming from if you do not have a Junior program in your club? Things are changing, we cannot sit back and expect that people in their twenties and thirties, people who are desperately needed to keep clubs operating, are going to begin curling at that juncture of their lives. In the not too distant past it actually did happen that some people began curling after they got out of school and settled down, however, in these times there are far more activities in which a person can participate, and if we are going to keep our sport going we will have to present it early in a persons life in order to get him or her to choose curling as a lifetime activity.

 

During my tenure I attempted to establish a contact person in each of the clubs on the Island, however, most of the clubs failed to provide me with one. This makes it very difficult to get any programs operating province wide.

 

Another serious problem that faces Junior Curling is the lack of cooperation and communication that exists in the ranks of those who are running the programs in their respective clubs, the coaches and the executives of the curling clubs. As coaches, parents or anyone involved in Junior Curling we must work together for the betterment of the sport instead of continuously trying to find fault and lay blame when things don’t go right. There are those who took every opportunity to make negative comments to others about my activities; even going as far as to recommend to the Association that I be replaced. I can honestly say that although I perhaps could have done more, my motive for being involved as Junior Rep was to try and improve Junior Curling in this Province and I feel that I have done that. I do not have any problem with being the subject of constructive criticism, however, I did not have time nor was I willing to waste the energy to deal with criticisms from persons whose statements were simply destructive, self-serving, and in no way were intended to benefit Junior Curling as a whole in this province or anywhere else. I ask everyone involved with Junior Curling to look within themselves and to determine their own motives. If your reason to become involved in Junior Curling is not strictly to improve Junior Curling and assist Junior Curlers than perhaps you should not become involved.

 

To the Executive of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, I thank you for the opportunity to get involved in Junior Curling to the extent that I was. I also implore you to take a look at how much importance you place on Junior Curling. Especially on the younger people who are just coming into the sport. I realize that you do have a full plate, dealing with a number of issues that most who simply are members of curling clubs do not know exist, however, at least as much emphasis, if not more must be placed on Junior Curling as it is placed on those of us who are competitive, club, or casual curling adults. As the Executive of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association I feel that you are responsible not only for the state of curling this year but for the future of curling in years to come. Most of the people involved in the executives of the various curling clubs as well as the Prince Edward Island Curling Association are in their forties or older and sooner or later must rely on those who are Juniors to take over the reins and ensure that the sport of curling continues to thrive and grow on the Island. If we do not get more young people into more clubs the sport will surely die in this province and that would be nothing less than a tragedy.

 

No one person, nor one club can ensure the future of Junior Curling and if Junior Curling is lost than than eventually the sport will disappear from the Island.

 

To the executives of the curling clubs of Prince Edward Island, for the sake of the future of curling in your community and on Prince Edward Island I feel you must make an effort to find someone within your community who is willing to establish a Junior Curling program, if there is not one now, and to continue and improve any program which may now exist. To the new Junior Rep, continue to establish a contact person in each club and try to set up some kind of communication system whereby those club reps have access to you and other club reps. If you are successful at this, you will surely make your own work more productive and much simpler.

 

And finally to the person involved in the Junior Program within your own club, make an effort to get more Juniors into your club and to find persons who are willing to assist you in operating your programs, from Little Rocker on up. We are in desperate need of coaches and people willing to give of their time to help out. Some need only be asked if you find them.

 

I wrote this report in the hope that I would be able to deliver it in person, however, I am scheduled to work and therefore cannot.

 

In closing again I would like to thank the Prince Edward Island Curling Association and all those who have assisted me during the past three years, it is not a position where any measure of success can be attained without a lot of assistance from others. I hope that Junior Curling will continue to improve and grow and that those willing to help me are just as willing to assist Brenda in her endeavors.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Gerry van Ouwerkerk

 


 

1996-1997

February 3, 1997

 

PEI Junior Coordinator Report

 

On January 10th – 13th inclusive the Provincial Junior Mens and Womens Championships were held at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Nine Mens Teams, Six Womens Teams, and Fifteen Novice Teams participated in this event. The Provincial side of the House involved a Double Knockout with the Mark Kinney Rink from the Cornwall Curling Club winning the Junior Mens and Pam Burke’s Team from the Charlottetown Curling Club winning for the Women. The Novice Division was won by Michael MacRae’s Team from Cornwall. A banquet was held on the evening of January 10th catered to by the Charlottetown Curling Club. Feedback from participants and coaches was very positive. No major incidents occurred and the event went quite well. I would like to thank Bob Matthews, Kevin Champion and Marilyn Sutherland for all their help.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brenda MacMillan

 


 

 

TO: PEICA

FROM: JUNIOR COORDINATOR, PEICA

MAY 27, 1997

 

I recommend that the Provincial Novice Curling eligibility criteria would be: Junior Curlers Age 13 and under as of July 1st.

 

Provincial Junior eligibility would be ages 13 and up. An intermediate section could be added for curlers who feel they are too young or inexperienced to curl in the Provincial Junior side of the House. A Double Knockout or Round Robin format could be used depending on the numbers for the intermediate section.

 

To follow this criteria would allow all Juniors the flexibility to curl with and against other curlers their own age and experience.

 

Brenda MacMillan

 


 

 

1997-1998
JUNIOR REPORT

 

JANUARY 7, 1998

 

The 1997 – 1998 F.R. Seaman Memorial Provincial Junior Mens and Womens Championships were held December 19th – 23rd at the Cornwall Curling Club. Five Mens teams and Four Ladies teams were entered. It was a Triple Knock-Out and the Winning teams were Kyle Stevenson’s Rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club and Suzanne Gaudet from the Silver Fox Curling Club.

 

There were problems arising from this tournament that should be looked at, discussed and amended before the Juniors next year. One thing that has to be seriously reviewed is the way we do our officiating in these tournaments. We, the Association were put into a difficult situation in the last game where a team requested Hog Line Officials and had to be refused (even though officials on site thought that the request should have be met) a controversy arose involving the five player team, when the coach wanted to drop his Vice – Skip and officially register his prospective Canada Games Team consisting of Four Left Handers and place his Vice-Skip as the as the Fifth player. After much discussion and determination the team decided to designate one of the alternating Leads as the Fifth player. To date this situation has been resolved to the best of my knowledge. However, this could bring up questions from other Coaches and Reps at the Nationals.

 

A lovely meal was catered to by the ladies of the club and served by the younger Junior Curlers of the club. Mark Seaman representing the Sponsor was a most accommodating and gracious sponsor. Their sponsorship towards the meal, trophies, and other awards were appreciated by all the Juniors and Coaches involved. The 3M Coaches Award which is chosen amongst the coaches of the tournament was awarded to Barrie Stevenson and Marilyn Sutherland.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brenda

 


JUNIOR COORDINATOR’S REPORT

 

MAY 27 1998

 

The 1997 -1998 Curling Season for Juniors was quite successful. There were numerous In House and Outside Bonspiels for the Juniors to participate in. I would like to thank the Junior Coordinators of the various clubs for getting their programs up and running. This year for the first time we had 3 individual Development Days at different clubs. These were successful by the numbers that turned out and by the excellent support of coaches and parents.

 

Monthly reports have been submitted outlining the details of the various events held in the various clubs and the Provincial Playdowns held in Cornwall.

 

I am in the planning stages of coordinating a major Provincial Fundraiser to help defray expenses for the teams participating next year at the Nationals and the Canada Winter Games. If this is successful, hopefully it could become an Annual Fundraiser. Also, I hope to implement the Skills Awards Program next season and monies from the fundraiser will also be utilized for this program and any others that may be implemented.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brenda MacMillan

 

Junior Coordinator

 


JUNIOR COACHING REQUIREMENTS

 

NOTICE

 

On Wednesday, September 19, 1997 members of the Executive of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association (PEICA) met in Crapaud to discuss and compile criteria for an Implementation Plan for the development of Junior Curling on PEI. Coaching is gaining greater emphasis in all sports and is viewed by sports associations and governments as a key ingredient to success in competitions. Funding for our sport is highly affected by our ability to attract, promote and retain coaches through certification.

 

As a matter of policy, the P.E.I.C.A. is moving towards greater emphasis on Coaching Certification.

 

The P.E.I.C.A. Executive is recommending for adoption the following:

 

 

1. Junior teams participating in the 1998 – 1999 Provincial Junior Curling Championships will require a certified Level I Coach.

 

2. Junior teams participating in the 1999 – 2000 Provincial Curling Championships will require a certified Level II Coach.

 

3. The successful team for the Canada Games Team this year will require a certified Level III Coach

 

4. Teams competing in the Canada Winter Games Playdowns in 2001 for the 2003 Games will require a certified Level II coach.

It is likely that the C.C.A. will remove the exemption for the first time coaches attending a national competition by the curling season 1999 – 2000 from Level I to Level II.

 

It is likely that the 2003 Canada Winter Games teams could be decided as early as 2001. This will allow the teams to have a full year and a half of training for the games and will also allow Level II coaches to obtain their Level III.

 

The P.E.I.C.A. will be making available to all interested curlers and coaches Technical Clinics this Fall. Please check the newspapers and bulleting boards at your perspective clubs for times and dates.

 


 

 

March 25, 1998

 

The 1998 F.R. Seaman Provincial Novice Junior Championships were held in Montague during the March Break. Mark Seaman from Seaman’s Beverages asked to have the Championship for the weekend dedicated to Gary Cudmore. Gary Cudmore was very active with the Junior Curlers of this province and it was through him that this Division of the Provincial Juniors was formed. The Championship was divided into two divisions, Novice and Intermediate. There were 20 teams registered and the Rink of Jordan Paquet from Summerside won the Novice section of the tournament. The Intermediate section was won by the Andrew Bryenton Rink from the Cornwall Curling Club. This was the first year that this tournament was held by itself and the feedback was very, very positive.

 

A banquet hosted by Seamans and Kentucky Fried Chicken was very much enjoyed by the curlers and their coaches.

 

Respectfully submitted, Brenda

 


1998-1999

 

 

November 9, 1998

 

To All Junior Coordinators / Delegates,

 

With the approval of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association (P.E.I.C.A.) I have organized a major fundraiser to raise much needed funds to help defray the expenses of our teams that will proudly representing our Province at the 1999 Canada Winter Games in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland and at the Canadian Junior National Championships in Kelowna, British Columbia. Monies also raised from this fundraiser will be utilized in the way of implementing a Skills Award Program in our individual clubs.

 

Young Junior curlers will have the fun of showing the skills that they have achieved over the past years and be awarded with a Skills Award Badge. As an incentive for the young people to go out and sell tickets to family members and friends I would like to suggest that each Junior Curler registered in your club be given ten (10) tickets. For every five tickets that they sell, they will be given a ballot to fill out and the chance to win $100.00 and $50.00. The draw for all these prizes will be held during the banquet at the Provincial Junior Championships on January 8, 1999 in Crapaud.

 

Your help in this endeavor is greatly appreciated.

 

Brenda

 


JUNIOR REPORT

 

The 1999 F.R. Seaman Memorial Provincial Junior Mens and Womens Curling Championship was held at the Crapaud Curling Club on January 8th – 11th. There was a total of Five Junior Mens and Four Junior Womens teams entered in the event. A very successful turnout of teams participated in the banquet in the evening. The Mens Division was won by the Jamie Newson Rink out of the Charlottetown Curling Club and the Suzanne Gaudet Rink from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside. The Runner-Up teams were Dennis Watts from Montague and Robyn MacPhee from Charlottetown.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brenda MacMillan

 


JUNIOR COORDINATOR’S REPORT

 

MAY 27, 1999

 

The 1998 -1999 Curling season for Juniors was quite successful. There were numerous In House and Outside Bonspiels for the Juniors to participate in. I would like to thank the Junior Coordinators of the various clubs for getting their programs up and running.

 

Monthly reports have been submitted outlining details of events held in the various clubs and the Provincial Playdowns held in O’Leary and Crapaud.

 

The Fundraiser that was held in the Fall was successful and the teams that went to the Canada Games and Nationals received monies realized from this event. The Skills Award Program was introduced into the clubs also this year. The curlers will be presented with certificates and badges when they finish their levels.

 

Respectively submitted,

 

Brenda MacMillan

 

Junior Coordinator, PEICA

 


1999-2000

February 7th, 2000

 

The F.R. Seaman Provincial Junior Mens & Womens Curling Championship were held at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club from January 7th to the 10th. This was a Triple Knock-Out event with six teams competing on both sides. The Winning Men’s team from the Host Club consisted of Tim Hockin, Darren Higgins, Matthew Piercey and Matthew MacDonald. The Runner-Up team was from the Montague Curling Club Dennis Watts, Matthew MacCarvell, Adam Firth, and Ryan Piercey. The Women’s Section was won by Suzanne Gaudet, Stephanie Richard, Robyn MacPhee and Kelly Higgins out of the Host Club. Runner-Up team out of the Charlottetown Curling Club was Pam Burke, Melissa Campbell, Nicole Beaton, and Amanda Campbell. The winners will compete at the 2000 Karcher Juniors which are being held in Moncton, New Brunswick from February 5th to the 13th.

 

A banquet was held on Friday evening at the Silver Fox Curling Club. Guest speaker for the event was Peter MacDonald. Nick LeBlanc, National Chair for the 2000 Karcher Juniors joined the head table guests and brought with him for display the trophies for the Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s which our teams will be competing for in February.

 

Thanks once again to Carl Delaney and Staff at the Fox for the hospitality that was shown to me and the teams during the Championship.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brenda

 

P.E.I.C.A. Junior Rep

 


March 29, 2000

 

The F.R. Seaman Provincial Novice and Gary Cudmore Memorial Junior Curling Championships were held the weekend of February 18th -20th at the Charlottetown Curling Club. There were 29 teams competing in the tournament. Winners in the Novice Section was the team of Brett Gallant from the Host Club. Lincoln Peters from the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club won the Intermediate Section.

 

An informal banquet was held on Friday evening at the club with Kentucky Fried Chicken providing the meal on behalf of the sponsor Seaman’s Beverages. Special guests were the team of Suzanne Gaudet from Summerside. Stephanie Richard spoke on behalf of her team and answered many questions from the floor from the young curlers and their coaches about their experience in Moncton and afterwards autographed cards for the teams in attendance. It was a great time for all involved.

 

Thank you to John Likely, Donnie Callbeck and Barb Murphy for their support.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brenda MacMillan

 

PEI Junior Coordinator

 


2000

 

PEICA

 

Proposal to change the Provincial Age Criteria for the Novice and Intermediate Championships

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE FOLLOWING:

 

Age Criteria be adopted for the 2000 -2001 Curling Season and thereafter. All ages effective December 31st of the year prior to the Championship will be:

 

 

? 17 and Under, Winner to represent PEI in the Atlantic Regional Tournament. (Details to follow).

 

? 15 and Under

 

? 13 and Under

 

? 11 and Under

Participants in each age level are permitted to play in an older age category. Provincial Junior Champions will not be permitted to play in the 17 and Under Championship in the year they have won the Provincial Junior Title.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the coaches at the March Meeting by,

 

Brenda MacMillan

 

P.E.I.C.A. Junior Rep

 


April 24, 2000

 

PROPOSAL

 

To allow teams that win the Provincial 17 and Under (if the motion goes through to change the criteria of the Provincial Novice) to represent the Province at the Atlantic Regional Championship which is to be held each year in rotating order between the four Atlantic provinces. The first Regional Championship is tentatively set for Easter of 2001 in Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland

 

RATIONALE

 

To provide more competitive competition for this age group to help prepare themselves to compete at the National Level.

 

MOTION

 

I move that the winning boy’s and girl’s teams of the 17 and Under Competition participate in the Atlantic Regional Championship.

 

I move that all entry fees from the 17 and Under Championship after tournament expenses are paid be allotted to the teams to help defray costs involved in going to the Regional Championship.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brenda MacMillan

 

PEI Junior Coordinator

 


(2000-2001 not currently available)

 

2001-2002

2001 – 2002 PROVINCIAL JUNIORS REPORT

 

The 2001 – 2002 F.R. Seaman Memorial Provincial Junior Men’s & Women’s Curling Championship were held at the Charlottetown Curling Club from December 14th -17th. The winning teams of Mark Waugh and Suzanne Gaudet were from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside. These two teams will go on to represent PEI at the Karcher Canadian Juniors in Summerside from January 19th to the 27th. Runner-Up teams were Dennis Watts from Cornwall and Erika Nabuurs from the Montague Curling Club. All four teams will represent PEI the weekend of January 4th -6th in Amherst at the Maritime Junior.

The banquet catered to by Karen and Don Callbeck was enjoyed by all. I would like to thank Shelly Ebbett and Bob Pritchard for their support in making my job easier. A great job of officiating was done by Kay Atkinson and her crew of volunteers. This was the first time that time clocks were used at a Provincial Junior and it was very successful.

 

There was some misunderstanding regarding coaches at the Provincial Level and the matter was settled but in future we will have to ensure that all teams entered in the Provincial Juniors will have a copy of the rules and regulations of the tournament.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brenda MacMillan

 

Junior Coordinator

 


2002-2003
PROVINCIAL 17, 15, 13, 11 & Under

 

February – March 2003

 

Brenda MacMillan

 

PEICA Junior Coordinator

 

Provincial 17 & Under Boys = 8 Teams

 

Provincial 17 & Under Girls = 3 Teams

 

Provincial 15 & Under Boys = 5 Teams

 

Provincial 15 & Under Girls = 5 Teams

 

Provincial 13 & Under Boys = 5 Teams

 

Provincial 13 & Under Girls = 6 Teams

 

Provincial 11 & Under Boys = 6 Teams

 

Provincial 11 & Under Girls = 6 Teams

 

In total we had 44 teams under the age of 17 competing in our Provincial events and I can only see that number rising. What a great thing for the sport of Junior Curling on PEI.

 

I would like to thank Nancy Yeo and her Committee of the Cornwall Curling Club for hosting the Provincial 17 & Under and for the great job that they did. Nancy and her committee worked hard to ensure that all details were taken care of. The successful rinks from this tournament will go on to represent us at the Atlantic Regional 17 & Under which is being hosted by the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside. Men’s Team is represented by Lincoln Peters, Matthew Praught, Michael Carew, Nick Gagne and Coach Tom Peters. Women’s Team is Erika Nabuurs, Kiri Campbell, Sarah Moore, Jessica Thompson and Coach Arny Nabuurs. These two teams will compete against teams coming from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Please support these teams by dropping in over the weekend of April 12th – 14th and cheering them on.

The Provincial 15, 13, 11 & Under was hosted this year by the Charlottetown Curling Club. Once again, I would like to thank Nancy Yeo and Committee from Cornwall for a job well done.

This year because we did not have a sponsor for this event we decided to give the Teams pizza and to have plenty of fruit on hand for nutrition breaks either before or after their games. (Apples, oranges, bananas, Juice, health bars and the old favorite a bag of chips). The response that I got back in regards to this was very favorable.

Due to a sudden family illness, it turned out to be at times a very difficult and stressful week for me and I found that I could not be present for all the games but, I did however make a few appearances during the competition to see how things were going and I kept in touch with Kaye by phone. I found that I could not be available for Presentation time and Kaye graciously agreed to pass out the Awards on my behalf (P.E.I.C.A.) so for this reason I would publically thank Kaye MacFadyen of the Charlottetown Curling Club for her support to me during the Tournament.

In conclusion I would like to say I feel that we do not have enough volunteers in our Hosting Clubs when they are holding Provincial Junior events. I do not know if this is from a lack of communication/knowledge of Clubs duties to these events or what, but I would like it looked at for future events. I know that we, on the P.E.I.C.A. are all volunteers and we can only spread ourselves so far, but we are going to have to look at how we can get parents more pro-active or we are going to burn ourselves out.

 Brenda MacMillan


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