Curl PEI sets Oct. 15 date for AGM

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Curl PEI will be at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside.

Each Member Club is entitled to identify one delegate to vote at this meeting.  Please let Executive Director Amy Duncan at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca know by October 8, 2019 who will be representing your Club.

PEI’s Robbie Doherty in 2020 Men of Curling Calendar, raising money for CMHA, PEI Div.

PEI curler and entertainer Robbie Doherty is one of the athletes featured in the 2020 Men of Curling Calendar, with net proceeds going to multiple charities.

Fifteen curling athletes from four nations have designed and created their own images to represent strength of body, mind and character while rallying support for the causes most near and dear to their hearts. Each athlete has chosen his own charity or cause to receive fundraising dollars and your purchase will help them reach their goals.

Robbie Doherty. Photo credit: Eric McCarthy, the Journal Pioneer

Robbie will be raising money for the  Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division.

Other athletes include Tyler Tardi, former For the Love of Curling scholar, three-time national junior and two-time world junior men’s champion, along with fellow Canadians John Epping, Geoff Walker, Craig Savill, Brad Thiessen, Kirk Muyres, Connor Njegovan, and Team Bottcher, as well as Korey Dropkin of the United States, Scotland’s Bruce Mouat and Japan’s Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi.

The calendar also features colour-coded event listings mapping the full 2019-20 season of curling championships, tour events, development camps and other notable occasions. This makes the product a true curling calendar.

You can pre-order your calendar now, with shipping in mid-October, for an All-inclusive price of $34.95, which includes First Class Canada Post shipping and handling, taxes, and fees inside Canada. Net proceeds go to the charitable causes chosen by the athletes.

Click here to order online

Jones and Epping win Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall ON, Suzanne Birt rink finishes at 2-2

The 2019-2020 curling season is underway, with the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic happening Sept. 10-15 in Cornwall Ontario. PEI’s Suzanne Birt rink finished play with a 2-2 win-loss record, with wins over Toronto’s Kaitlyn Jones rink, and Cornwall ON’s Jennifer Harvey foursome, and losses to Japan’s Sayaka Yoshimura and Manitoba’s Tracy Fleury. Birt made it to the quarter-finals in her season-opening event, the Oakville Tankard, the previous weekend.

The women’s event was won by Jennifer Jones, with a 6-4 win over another Manitoba team, skipped by Tracy Fleury, in the final, while John Epping and his Toronto team, who are defending champs, got by Brad Jacobs and his Northern Ontario rink 5-3 in the men’s final. The Brad Gushue rink, which includes PEI’s Brett Gallant at second stone, lost 7-4 to Epping in the quarter-final round.

PEI’s Adam Casey is playing second on the Jason Gunnlaugson rink out of Winnipeg this year. The team finished out of playoff contention with one win vs four losses.

Live Scores are available at: https://curlingzone.com/event.php?view=Scores&eventid=5851

(L-R): Meaghan Hughes, Suzanne Birt with Isabel, Marie Christianson, Michelle McQuaid

Reminder: Curl PEI seeking Executive member candidates

We invite you to put your name forward as a candidate for the Executive of Curl PEI.

We would ask you to review the below information to see if you would be interested in putting your name forward as a candidate to serve as a member of the Curl PEI Executive in this year or in a future year.

Curl PEI

The Association

Curl PEI is responsible for overseeing the game of curling in Prince Edward Island.  It is the official regulating and operating body of curling throughout the province of PEI.  Our objective is to foster, encourage, promote and administer the development and growth of curling in the province in cooperation with our network of affiliates.  We have seven affiliate clubs that we assist in addition to our competitive teams that represent us throughout Canada and the World.

Curl PEI employs an Executive Director, who is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the organization, under the direction of the Executive.

Activities and Program Highlights

The Association oversees and/or coordinates a variety of activities and programs including:

  • hosting Championship events (13) in the curling season;
  • obtaining programming grants and overseeing or running such programs, e.g. New Horizons for Seniors Program; Curling for Newcomers;
  • liaising with Curling Canada and implementing national programs, e.g. Little Rocks; Elite Athlete Development, Sport Performance Training Program; and,
  • promoting and hosting operational courses, e.g. Business of Curling Symposium; Sport and Law; Sport PEI Governance Workshop.

Financial 

Curl PEI is a not-for-profit association operating out of the Royalty Centre in Charlottetown. Funding sources include the Provincial Government, sport grants, sponsor funding, association dues and competitor fees.  Curl PEI operates very efficiently on a tight budget and currently has investments in addition to the annual operating budget.  The association carries Directors and Officers insurance.

Executive Profile

Executive Composition and Duties

The Executive are volunteer positions and officers are elected to the Executive for 1-year terms.  Currently, the Association is comprised of President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President.

President:  The President calls Executive meetings, presides at all Executive and Association meetings, is responsible for the direction of the Executive and is the main spokesperson for the Association.

First Vice President: The First Vice-President attends all general, special, and executive meetings, and in the absence of the President, act as Chair and assume the duties and powers of the President.

Second Vice President: Second Vice President: As noted above and in the absence of the President and First Vice President, acts as Chair and assumes the duties and powers of the President.

Secretary: The Secretary attends all general, special, and executive meetings; prepares and preserves the minutes and records of all meetings; prepares and sends notices of meetings; keeps and preserves correspondence, contracts and other important records; and files annual returns, changes in the Executive, amendments to the By-laws and other incorporating documents with the Corporate Registry.

Treasurer: The Treasurer attends all general, special, and executive meetings; keeps the financial statements and supervises spending monies, including signing cheques; works with the auditors on the audit of the financial statements; and presents the financial reports to the Executive and the AGM; and presides at all meetings in the absence of the President and Vice Presidents.

Past President: The Past President attends all general, special, and board meetings; and may carry out other duties/projects as requested by the Executive.

Curl PEI seeks nominees for Executive positions representing each age group, gender and region of the province.  Our objective is to have Executive continuity and a leadership path through re-offering over multiple years.

 Powers of the Executive

The Executive conducts and oversees all business on behalf of the Association. This includes policies, procedures, and rules for managing the affairs of the Association, disciplinary issues, dispute resolution as well as interpretation of any By-law that governs the Association.  The Executive may establish committees, appoint members of committees and delegate any of its powers, duties, and functions to any committee.

The Process

Candidates stand for nomination at the Annual General Meeting; generally held in mid-October.

The Nomination Committee will bring forward a slate of candidates for election to the Executive positions.  In addition, other persons may be nominated from the floor. Voting occurs at the AGM and the results are effective immediately.

Executive and Board Meeting Schedule

The Executive meets approximately once every two months, and as business may require.  In addition, the Executive calls a meeting with club member representatives approximately once every three months (1 AGM and 3 meetings).   Special initiatives or committees, as established by the Executive, may require additional participation.  Meetings may be conducted in person or by teleconference.

Next Steps

If you love curling and want to influence the success and survival of the sport in PEI, then take the next step and put your name forward!  Please respond by Thursday, October 3rd.

Direct Contact 

Curl PEI:  40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E6

Email: info@peicurling.com

Call: 902 368 4208

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Tickets now available for Tour Challenge in Pictou County NS (Grand Slam of Curling)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is going to Pictou County, N.S., for the 2019-20 season.

Pictou County Wellness Centre will host the Tour Challenge, the second of six events in the series, running Nov. 5-10.


Full-event and weekend passes plus individual draw tickets are now available for purchase at the Pictou County Wellness Centre box office and online at Ticketpro.ca.


The Tour Challenge is the largest event in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling featuring 60 of the top men’s and women’s teams from around the world split into two tiers. Tier 1 features 15 of the top men’s teams and 15 of the top women’s teams from around the world. Tier 2 spotlights 15 men’s teams and 15 women’s teams looking to move up the rankings including a handful of local Atlantic Canada clubs.

Winners of the Tier 1 division also receive berths to the season-ending Humpty’s Champions Cup. Team Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Ottawa’s Team Rachel Homan are the reigning Tier 1 champions.

Winners of the Tier 2 division earn promotions to a future top-tier Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event to be determined. Saskatoon’s Team Kirk Muyres and Team Elena Stern of Switzerland are the reigning Tier 2 champions.

Tier 1 teams also compete for points towards the Pinty’s Cup, which is awarded to the overall season champions.

Click to read at the Grand Slam of Curling website

Lavoie and Sinnett teams win U21+ Slam at Curl Moncton, PEI’s Ferguson, Shaw bow out in quarter-finals

Cornwall Curling Club teams skipped by Lauren Ferguson and by Katie Shaw competed at Curl Moncton this weekend in the U21+ Aquarius Slam event. The Ferguson rink finished round-robin play with a 1-3 win-loss record and lost to Fredericton’s Justine Comeau foursome (3-1) in the 3rd vs 6th place quarter-final, while Shaw lost to the eventual champions, Équipe Lavoie from the Victoria/Jacques and Cartier/Etchemin clubs from Quebec in the 1st vs 8th place quarter-final game. The Lavoie team went undefeated in the event.

In the Junior Men’s section, the Chase Sinnett team from the Broomstones Curling Club in Massachusetts went undefeated, coming from behind in the final with an 8-6 win over the Graeme Weagle rink from Chester NS. Curl Moncton’s Josh Nowlan squad, coached by Summerside native Daryell Nowlan, lost 5-3 to Sinnett in the semi-finals.

Live results at https://juniorslamseries.com/live-scores/?fbclid=IwAR3KP2jqJBwvBhkrKVbuXvkIujxSAHAxEbmH-KffsMSEUx0S_cBSqPq6pcY

 

(L-R) Lauren Ferguson, Sydney Howatt,
Kristie Rogers, Rachel O’Connor. Coach Pat Quilty not in photo.

(L-R) Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Meghan Sherren (missing from photo), Lexie Murray, coach David Murphy (missing from photo)

 

Suzanne Birt rink finishes at 2-2, Team Gushue advances to money round at Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall ON

The 2019-2020 curling season is underway, with the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic happening Sept. 10-15 in Cornwall Ontario. PEI’s Suzanne Birt rink finished play with a 2-2 win-loss record, with wins over Toronto’s Kaitlyn Jones rink, and Cornwall ON’s Jennifer Harvey foursome, and losses to Japan’s Sayaka Yoshimura and Manitoba’s Tracy Fleury.

On the men’s side, Adam Casey is playing second on the Jason Gunnlaugson rink out of Winnipeg, who finished out of playoff contention with one win vs four losses.
Brett Gallant, on NL’s Brad Gushue team, is playoff-bound with a 4-2 record, after winning a late-night tiebreaker over Scotland’s Bruce Mouat foursome.

The men’s and women’s quarter-finals get underway at 10 AT, with the semis at 1:30 and the final at 4:30 pm.

Live Scores are available at: https://curlingzone.com/event.php?view=Scores&eventid=5851

(L-R): Meaghan Hughes, Suzanne Birt with Isabel, Marie Christianson, Michelle McQuaid

Reminder: application deadline is Sept. 30 for annual PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is proud to offer four bursaries annually to female and male junior curlers pursuing their post-secondary education.

Bursaries

Bursaries for the 2019/20 academic year will be offered as follows:

  • Two $1,000 bursaries, awarded to one female and one male junior curler
  • Two $500 bursaries, awarded to one female and one male junior curler

 

Eligibility

To apply for a bursary, an applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Prince Edward Island
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at a university or college in the 2019/20 academic year
  • Be eligible to participate in the 2019/20 Prince Edward Island provincial junior playoffs
  • Demonstrate a genuine financial need

 

Criteria and Conditions

  • Applicants will be selected based on their:
    • curling achievements and development
    • passion for the game
    • community involvement
    • financial need
  • Only one bursary can be awarded to any individual applicant
  • All information provided will be kept private and confidential

 

How to Apply

Please complete and submit the application form (below) and supporting documents to peicurlinghalloffame@gmail.com

Applications may also be mailed to:

Jerry Muzika, Chair

Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame

46 Eagles Path Lane,

York PE C0A 1P0

Application deadline: midnight (Atlantic Time) on September 30, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Successful applicants will be notified no later than November 30, 2019.

Bursary Application Form in Microsoft Word format

Bursary Application Form in Adobe PDF format

 

Ferguson and Shaw teams playing in 8:30 am quarter-finals at U21+ Slam event at Curl Moncton

Cornwall Curling Club teams skipped by Lauren Ferguson and by Katie Shaw are competing at Curl Moncton this weekend in the U21+ Aquarius Slam event. The Ferguson rink finished round-robin play with a 1-3 win-loss record and will take on Fredericton’s Justine Comeau foursome (3-1) in the 3rd vs 6th place quarter-finals at 8:30 this morning, while Shaw (0-4) will take on 1st place Équipe Lavoie  (3-1) from the Victoria/Jacques and Cartier/Etchemin clubs from Quebec in the 1st vs 8th place game. The winners will advance to 11:30 am semi-finals. The championship and consolation finals go at 3 pm.

Shaw was trailing 4-0 after the 4th end break in her opener against Ferguson, but fought back with three singles in the second half, losing 4-3.

In the men’s section, Curl Moncton’s Josh Nowlan rink, coached by Summerside native Daryell Nowlan, is tied for second with a 3-2 win-loss record going into the playoff round. Team Weagle from Chester is undefeated at 5-0.

Live results at https://juniorslamseries.com/live-scores/?fbclid=IwAR3KP2jqJBwvBhkrKVbuXvkIujxSAHAxEbmH-KffsMSEUx0S_cBSqPq6pcY

 

(L-R) Lauren Ferguson, Sydney Howatt,
Kristie Rogers, Rachel O’Connor. Coach Pat Quilty not in photo.

(L-R) Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Meghan Sherren (missing from photo), Lexie Murray, coach David Murphy (missing from photo)

 

New email news mailout system

Our PEI Curling news is available by a number of ways, including our PEICurling.com website, on Twitter @peicurling, via our RSS feed, on our Facebook page, and by email. Due to problems with the emailing software we have been using, we have switched to a new program, and this will be the last message you receive via the old one.

If you are a current subscriber, you should have received an email inviting you to follow PEICurling.com. If you want to continue as a subscriber, click on the “Accept Invitation” button in the email. If you don’t want to continue, do nothing.

If you did not receive an email, or have not subscribed before, look for the “Subscribe to PEICurling news via Email” prompt on the sidebar of PEICurling.com and enter your email address. You will see a prompt saying “Success! An email was just sent to confirm your subscription. Please find the email now and click ‘Confirm Follow’ to start subscribing.” Follow the instructions and you will be subscribed. You can unsubscribe at any time using a link at the bottom of each email message.

Montague AGM is Sept. 20

The Montague Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, September 20 beginning at 5:30 pm at the club. All members are encouraged to attend.

Starts with happy hour at 5:30, and Chili and Chowder at 6 pm.
Meeting will start at 7 pm.

Ferguson and Shaw rinks competing in U21+ Slam event at Curl Moncton this weekend

Cornwall Curling Club teams skipped by Lauren Ferguson and by Katie Shaw are at Curl Moncton this weekend competing in the U21+ Aquarius Slam.

Live results at https://juniorslamseries.com/live-scores/?fbclid=IwAR3KP2jqJBwvBhkrKVbuXvkIujxSAHAxEbmH-KffsMSEUx0S_cBSqPq6pcY

Lauren Ferguson, Sydney Howatt
Kristie Rogers, Rachel O’Connor, coach Pat Quilty (not in photo)

Team Katie Shaw: Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Meghan Sherren (missing from photo), Lexie Murray, coach David Murphy (missing from photo)

 

Reminder: Deadline is Sept. 15 to sign up for 2020 Canadian Women’s Friendship Tour to Scotland

Information from the Tour Captain:

The 2020 Canadian Women’s Curling Friendship Tour to Scotland will take place in November 2020. This will be the 65th Anniversary of this International Tour.
In December 2018, Curling Canada accepted the Royal Caledonia Curling Club’s invitation to participate in this Tour. Furthermore, in January 2019, I accepted Curling Canada’s nomination to be the Tour Captain.
Since then I have researched various aspects of the Tour and have worked with the Tour’s Scottish co-ordinators to lay the foundation of a magnificent tour as best we could at this early date. Here is an outline of what has been determined so far:
Tour: Number of Participants: 24
Dates: Thursday, November 5th to Friday, November 27th, 2020.
Travel Arrangements: The tour will leave from and return to Toronto. Each Team member will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs to Toronto.
Travel Insurance: Team members will be responsible for their own travel insurance.
Tour Cost: Given that it is more than a year away it is challenging to provide a precise cost of the Tour. However, at this stage, it is estimated at $6,000.
Included in this projected cost are:
• Airfare (Canada to Scotland and return);
• Land costs while in Scotland (Coach travel);
• Accommodations (a combination of home hosting and hotel – with hotel stays – this decision will be made by the Team Members);
• Team Clothing (on-ice uniforms and off-ice clothing);
• Social events (sightseeing and banquets);
• Curling equipment;
• Tour pins (2) and Bannerettes; and
• Special gifts.

Tour Itinerary: 20-22 games will be played in various Scottish curling clubs and centres. A proposed itinerary has been presented to the Scottish Organizing Committee. The schedule will provide for “free time” for a little sightseeing and shopping along the tour.
Tour Trophy: The Muriel Fage Trophy will be presented to the winning team at the end of the Tour. Team Scotland are the defending champions!
Should you require any clarification or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
Finally, I look forward to meeting and working with each member of the Canadian Team as we formulate plans for this exciting Curling Friendship Tour to Scotland.
Yours in Curling,
Catherine Hughes, Captain
2020 Canadian Women’s Curling Friendship Tour to Scotland
514-366-4584
Catherine.hughes@mcgill.ca

How to apply:

Application forms and participant agreements (below, in MS Word format) are to be submitted to the applicable Member Association (MA), which on Prince Edward Island is Curl PEI, 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown PE C1E 1E6, by the due date. 

The MA will rank the applications and submit them to Curling Canada by October 1st, 2019.

Participant Agreement:

2) 2020 Women’s Tour to Scotland_ For Info _Selection Process and Participant’s Agreement

Application Form:

3) 2020 Women’s Tour to Scotland _ Application

 

 

 

Suzanne Birt rink playing in Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall ON this weekend

The 2019-2020 curling season is underway, with the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic happening Sept. 10-15 in Cornwall Ontario. PEI’s Suzanne Birt rink is in the women’s event, and begins play at 2:30 AT this afternoon against Team Yoshimura of Japan, while Islanders on the men’s side include Adam Casey, second on the Jason Gunnlaugson rink out of Winnipeg, and Brett Gallant, also at second, on NL’s Brad Gushue team.

Live Scores are available at: https://curlingzone.com/event.php?view=Scores&eventid=5851

Team Suzanne Birt (L-R Marie Christianson, Suzanne Birt, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid) having a bite to eat before their game against Yoshimura at 2:30 pm in the Shorty Jenkins! Follow along @CurlingZone

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Individual Draw Tickets are now on sale for the Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge in Pictou

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https://secure.ticketpro.ca/…

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Canada’s future stars on the ice have the opportunity to also further their ambitions in the classroom, thanks to the Curling Canada Foundation’s For the Love of Curling Scholarship program. Eighteen participants in the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and … Continue reading

Reminder: Off-Season Training for Curlers at Synergy Fitness and Nutrition

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers.  All ages are welcome.  The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work with your level of fitness to ensure your training is fitting … Continue reading

Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships: Application Deadline is May 16

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.   The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl … Continue reading

Curler Kathy O’Rourke receives Senate of Canada 150 Medal

Kathy O’Rourke was presented with a Senate of Canada 150 Medal recently. She was nominated on the recommendation of Stan MacPherson, former Partner of MacPherson Roche Smith, along with Amy Duncan, Executive Director of Curl PEI. A well-known known curler … Continue reading

On top of the world: Islanders MacAulay, Currie win gold, Gallant earns silver at world curling ch’ships (Guardian)

Islanders are coming home with gold and silver medals from international curling competitions in Norway. Vice-skip Ian MacAulay of Souris and second Morgan Currie of Summerside are members of the Canadian squad that won gold at the world senior men’s … Continue reading

Double gold for Canada, including 2 Islanders, at World Senior Curling Championships (Curling Canada)

STAVANGER, Norway — It wasn’t the shot of his lifetime, but it was close. Canada’s Bryan Cochrane played a highlight reel shot in an extra end to win gold at the 2019 World Senior Curling Championships on Saturday. Canada’s Sherry … Continue reading

Canada finishes with silver at 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship (Curling Canada)

STAVANGER, Norway — Canada’s hunt for an elusive world mixed doubles gold medal will continue for at least one more year. Canada succumbed to Sweden in the gold-medal game at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship on Saturday. Jocelyn … Continue reading

Worlds: Senior men, with 2 PEI players, women win gold, Peterman, PEI’s Gallant win mixed doubles silver (CBC)

STAVANGER, Norway — When the granite settled on the pebbled ice here on Saturday, Canadian curlers had one of their most successful world championships ever. Both the senior women’s and men’s teams captured gold and the mixed doubles duo of Jocelyn … Continue reading

Canadian curlers (including 3 from PEI) going for a golden sweep at Worlds in Norway (CBC)

STAVANGER, Norway – All three Canadian curling teams competing at the 2019 mixed doubles and senior world curling championships are into their respective gold-medal games. They’ll have the chance to make history Saturday afternoon in Norway when they take to … Continue reading

Reminder: PEI Curling Hall of Fame nomination deadline is April 30, 2019

    The PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum deadline for nominations for the next Induction Ceremony is April 30, 2019. The public is invited to nominate outstanding curlers, builders, and teams who have excelled in the sport of … Continue reading

World Mixed Doubles with Jocelyn Peterman and PEI’s Brett Gallant, plus World Seniors start Saturday in Norway (Curling Canada)

Canada aims to finish the curling season with a trio of gold medals at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships which, begin Saturday in Stavanger, Norway. Sørmarka Arena in Stavanger, Norway will host … Continue reading

Islanders in Norway for World Seniors

Souris native Ian MacAulay, Summerside native Morgan Currie, and the other members of the Bryan Cochrane team from the Russell Ont. curling club are in Stavanger Norway for the World Senior Curling Championships. Sherry Anderson is skipping Canada’s women’s team, … Continue reading

Sport PEI Scholarships: Application Deadline is May 16

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.   The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl … Continue reading

FREE Come Try Floor Curling in Georgetown

Starting on May 1st at Georgetown Elementary School there will be a 4 week Come Try Indoor Floor Curling happening for any adults and/or older adults. This sport has gotten a lot of attention with several other groups so be sure … Continue reading

Kentville NS duo wins gold at national stick curling ch’ships in Cornwall PEI (SaltWire Network)

Glooscap Curling Club members Sandra Walker and Uttara Deshpande recently won gold at the Canadian Women’s Stick Curling Championship in Cornwall, P.E.I. – Contributed ‘It hasn’t sunk in yet’ KENTVILLE, N.S. — It wasn’t too long ago that Uttara Deshpande was second-guessing … Continue reading

Off-Season Training for Curlers at Synergy Fitness and Nutrition

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers.  All ages are welcome.  The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work with your level of fitness to ensure your training is fitting … Continue reading

Cornwall Curling Club seeking Manager for 2019-2020 season

Job Opportunity The Cornwall Curling Club, a four-sheet curling facility located at 29 Cornwall Road, Cornwall PEI, is looking for a Club Manager.  Employment will commence on or about September 30, 2019 and will end on or about April 11, … Continue reading

Competition Development – Online Delivery workshop

For those who are interested in obtaining coaching levels to coach at the Scotties and/or Brier, there is an upcoming Competition Development workshop that will have a portion of the workshop as an ONLINE DELIVERY.  The parts that are not … Continue reading

Spring Junior Curling League underway in Ch’town

Curling is wrapping up for the season on PEI, but some Junior rinks are participating in a Spring League at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with six teams each playing two games today. … Continue reading

Reminder: PEI Curling Hall of Fame nomination deadline is April 30, 2019

    The PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum deadline for nominations for the next Induction Ceremony is April 30, 2019. The public is invited to nominate outstanding curlers, builders, and teams who have excelled in the sport of … Continue reading

Canadian Stick Curling Championship- Thank you

     The PEI Stick Curling Association and the Cornwall Club received many compliments from all across Canada as we played host to 62 teams from 8 provinces and the Yukon from March 31 to April 3. This was the … Continue reading

Schut beats regular teammate Kelly for Mixed Dbls Gold, Quilty, Burris win Fairplay awards as U18 wraps up in Alberta (Curling Canada)

SHERWOOD PARK, ALTA. — Northern Ontario’s Bella Croisier and her team became the first to win gold at both the Canada Winter Games and Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships in the same season. 2019 Canadian Under-18 Curling Champions. Team Ontario of … Continue reading

Weekend curling update: Canadian U18 and Masters

Under 18 in Sherwood Park Alberta: PEI teams have finished out of the Championship Round. Lauren Ferguson girl’s rink got off to a great start with a 3-0 record, but lost their last three round robin games, to Northern Ont., … Continue reading

Curling roundup: Canadian U18 and Masters

Under 18 in Sherwood Park Alberta: PEI’s Lauren Ferguson girl’s rink are atop the standings with a 3-0 record following Wednesday play, with wins over the Yukon and Nova Scotia. They play Northern Ontario today. The Mitchell Schut boy’s team … Continue reading

Nova Scotia rinks Doucet/MacDougal and Deshpande/Walker win Canadian Stick Curling titles (Pictures added)

Nova Scotia teams have won both gold medals at the Canadian Stick Curling Championships, which wrapped up Wednesday afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club. Open Gold Medal winners Dave MacDougal (left) and Paul Doucet The duo of Paul Doucet and … Continue reading

Canadian Stick Curling Ch’ship Banquet Photos

Here are photos from the Banquet on Monday evening at the Rodd Royalty for the Canadian Stick Curling Championship, which concludes today at the Cornwall Curling Club. Some of the banquet highlights include dancing by the Havenwood Dancers, fiddling by … Continue reading

Curling roundup: Canadian U18, Masters and Stick

The playoff round goes today at the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship in Cornwall, with the Open (men and mixed) and Women’s finals at 3:20 pm. Under 18 in Sherwood Park Alberta: PEI’s Lauren Ferguson girl’s rink are 1-0 following … Continue reading

Canadian Stick Ch’ship wraps up with Wed. Playoff Round. Finals go at 3:20 pm

Round robin play wrapped up on Tuesday at the Cornwall Curling Club in the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship, with five Open Divison (men or mixed) teams coming out of their round-robin pools with perfect 5-0 win-loss records, and the … Continue reading

Annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel at Silver Fox in November

The annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel rocks at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside from November 15 through 17 2019 and is open to the first twelve junior women’s and junior men’s teams to enter. Entry fee of $150 … Continue reading

Canadian Stick Curling Ch’ship on CBC Radio PEI’s Mainstreet this afternoon

Listen to CBC Radio’s Mainstreet this afternoon for a feature on the Canadian Stick Curling Championship, which wraps up Wednesday at the Cornwall Curling Club. Mainstreet airs from 4-6 pm. … Continue reading

PEI’s Ferguson and Schut teams begin play today (Tues.) U-18 Ch’ships in Sherwood Park, Alta. (Curling Canada)

Future Canadian curling stars are converging in Sherwood Park, Alta., for the third edition of the Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships, beginning today at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex. Both the Nova Scotia boys and girls teams will … Continue reading

PEI Men 1-1, Women 0-1 after opening day at Canadian Masters Curling Ch’ships in Saskatoon

Play got underway Monday at the 2019 College Clean Restoration Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, which continues through April 7 at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, PEI’s Bill Hope rink split their opening day … Continue reading

PEI’s Hope rinks begin play today at Canadian Masters Curling Ch’ships in Saskatoon

The 2019 College Clean Restoration Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, goes from March 31 to April 7 at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, with the first draws taking place on Monday April 1st. PEI … Continue reading

Snow rink Consolation Champs in Canada Games Division at East Coast Slam

PEI’s Under 16 Boy’s Champs, the Brayden Snow rink from the Silver Fox curling club in Summerside, won the Consolation Final of the Canada Winter Games division of the 2019 East Coast Slam event held this weekend at Willie O’Ree … Continue reading

Canadian Open Stick Ch’ship – Opening Ceremonies Photos, Piping-in Video

Here are photos and a video of the piping-in of the curlers at the 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship at the Cornwall Curling Club. Angela Hodgson was the Master of Ceremonies. Phyllis Lowther sang the National Anthem, Cornwall Deputy … Continue reading

Canadian Stick Ch’ships Photo Gallery from Draws 1 and 2

The Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship got underway this morning at the Cornwall and Charlottetown curling clubs. Here is a photo gallery from draws 1 and 2 at Cornwall. Click on a photo to enlarge.       … Continue reading

2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship starts today (Sunday) at Cornwall and Ch’town clubs

    The 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship is being hosted by the Cornwall Curling Club from March 31-April 3, with curling getting underway at 9 am on Sunday the 31st. Some of the games the first two days … Continue reading

Ice King Neo scraper for sale in Fredericton NB

Capital Winter Club Fredericton, N.B. has an Ice King Neo scraper for sale. It is battery operated and 8 years old. The batteries are good and it has a new actuator installed this year.  Asking price about $5000 plus shipping … Continue reading

MacFadyen wins Sportsmanship Award at Everest Canadian Seniors

Shelley MacFadyen (2nd from left) from the PEI women’s rink, skipped by Kim Aylward out of the Silver Fox in Summerside, won the Sportsmanship award for thirds at the Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships, which wrapped up on Thursday in … Continue reading

Sask. teams win Cdn. Seniors Gold, defending champs with Islanders Ian MacAulay and Morgan Currie take men’s Silver (Curling Canada)

Saskatchewan’s Bruce Korte and Sherry Anderson are wearing gold medals after the finals of the 2019 Everest Canadian Seniors wrapped up on the ice of The Chilliwack Curling Club in Chilliwack, B.C. on Thursday. Bruce Korte (Curling Canada/Glen Ursel photo) … Continue reading

PEI Men finish in tie for Seeding Pool lead, Playoffs match-ups set at Everest Canadian Seniors (Curling Canada)

The playoffs match-ups are set as the Championship Round wrapped up on Wednesday evening at the 2019 Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Chilliwack, B.C. Leading the way on the men’s side, as they have all week, is Bruce Korte … Continue reading

PEI’s Ferguson and Schut teams begin play Tues. at Under-18 Ch’ships in Sherwood Park, Alta. (Curling Canada)

Future Canadian curling stars are converging in Sherwood Park, Alta., for the third edition of the Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships, beginning on Tuesday at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex. Both the Nova Scotia boys and girls teams … Continue reading

Stick curling keeps Cornwall curlers in the game at age 90

With the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship starting this weekend, we thought it was a good time to pay a visit to the Cornwall Curling Club’s oldest active members, and avid stick curlers,  Don Graham and Grant Laird, so we … Continue reading

Update on Junior Spring Curling Leagues

This is a reminder and an update on the Junior Spring Leagues  scheduled to start this weekend.  The four-person teams WILL start on Saturday for sure as there are 6 teams confirmed so far.  If you have a team interested … Continue reading

National Stick Curling Ch’ships coming to Cornwall, Charlottetown (Guardian)

More than 100 curlers from across Canada and the territories will descend on the greater Charlottetown area for the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship, March 31-April 3. When Cornwall previously hosted the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship in 2013, the … Continue reading

PEI’s Hope rinks begin play Monday at Canadian Masters Curling Ch’ships in Saskatoon

The 2019 College Clean Restoration Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, goes from March 31 to April 7 at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, with the first draws taking place on Monday April 1st. PEI … Continue reading

Reminder: Annual Labatt Meltdown starts April 12 in Crapaud

The annual Labatt Meltdown, sponsored by Labatt, along with Harvey’s Clover Farm and MacDonald’s Excavation will be held at the Crapaud Community Curling Club April 12th – 14th. Entry is $160 per team. Skip and third must be of the … Continue reading

PEI teams finish out of the Ch’ship pool at Everest Canadian Seniors (Curling Canada)

The Championship Pools are set in both men’s and women’s pool play as the round robin finished up Monday afternoon at the 2019 Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Chilliwack, B.C. [The PEI men finished the round robin with three … Continue reading

Junior Spring Curling Leagues

Curl PEI is pleased to announce that they will be moving forward with Junior Spring Curling Leagues at the Charlottetown Curling Club.   There will be a regular 4-person league (any combination of players) and hopefully a mixed doubles or doubles … Continue reading

2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship starts Sunday at Cornwall and Ch’town clubs

    The 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship is being hosted by the Cornwall Curling Club from March 31-April 3, with curling getting underway at 9 am on Sunday the 31st. Some of the games the first two days … Continue reading

Wheelchair and Blind curling wrap up for the season

Here are some photos from ParaSport and Recreation PEI’s last wheelchair and blind curling session of the season, held on March 24 at the Cornwall Curling Club,  There were seven participants in the program. They are excited to be offering … Continue reading