PEI Curling Hall of Fame announces student bursary recipients for 2022-2023 Curling and Academic year

The PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that four curlers from the Cornwall Curling Club, attending UPEI and Holland College, will be receiving bursaries for the 2022-2023 curling and academic year, courtesy of several anonymous donors who are affiliated with the sport of curling. Bursaries are awarded annually to PEI residents enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution. Other criteria include curling achievements, passion for the sport, and community involvement.

Receiving $1000 bursaries are Chase MacMillan, who throws fourth stones on the reigning Junior Men’s team skipped by Mitchell Schut, and Sydney Howatt, third stone on the reigning Junior Women’s rink skipped by Rachel MacLean, while $500 bursaries were awarded to Mitchell Schut, skip of the reigning Junior Men’s team, along with Lexie Murray, second stone on the MacLean rink.

Chase MacMillan (Curling Canada photo)

New Haven resident Chase MacMillan is attending the Sustainable Design Engineering program at UPEI this academic year. He has been curling for eleven years, and some of his recent accomplishments include:

Winning the 2021 PEI Provincial 2021 and 2022 PEI Provincial U21 Championships and participating in the 2022 New Holland Canadian Juniors, as vice-skip, throwing fourth stones.
Participating in the 2022 World Junior Championships Canadian Team Qualification Event, and winning the 2021 TSA Cashspiel in Saint John NB, both as vice-skip throwing fourth stones.

He also coaches a U16 Girls’ team.

Sydney Howatt

Sydney Howatt, from Crapaud, is continuing her BSc.studies, majoring in Biology Specialization Life Science, at UPEI this academic year. 

Playing third stone, she was on the 2022 PEI U21 Provincials Womens Champion team, going on to achieve a 4-4 win-loss record at the nationals in Stratford Ontario, where she received the Balance Plus Fair Play Award  for Female Thirds
In 2021 she was selected for Team PEI to attend the 2022 World Junior Qualifiers in Saskatoon, and was on the PEI U21 Finalist team.*

Previously, she was on 2020 PEI Provincial Junior Women’s championship team, as well as the finalist rink at the 2019 PEI Canada Games, the 2018 PEI Mixed Doubles, the 2017 Provincial U16, and the 2015 Provincial Under 13 Championships. 

Mitchell Schut (Curling Canada photo)

Cornwall resident Mitchell Schut is continuing his studies at Holland College’s Sport and Recreation Management program this academic year. His 15-year curling career includes many accomplishments as skip, including winning the provincial junior championship the past two seasons, and skipping the finalist team in 2020. He participated in the 2022 World Junior Qualification event, and won the Provincial U18 title in 2019 and 2021, taking home the gold medal in the national U18 Mixed Doubles competition in 2019. 

On the Atlantic junior curling circuit, he won the 2019 and 2020 Harvest Spiels at the Mayflower in Halifax, the 2020 Oak Island Spiel in Chester NS, and was finalist at the 2021 TSA Junior Cashspiel in Saint John, going on to win the 2022 event.

In the off-season, he is an umpire in the sport of baseball.

Lexie Murray

Lexie Murray of Pownal is attending UPEI’s Bachelor of Arts program, where she is majoring in Psychology. She has been curling for nine years, and played second stone on the Rachel MacLean-skipped team that won the 2022 Provincial Women’s Championship. She was on the PEI U21 provincial team selected to attend 2022 World Junior Qualifiers in Saskatoon, and on the 2021 Provincial U21 and U18 Women’s Championship teams as well as the U18 Provincial team in 2018, 2019, and 2020..

 She received the Sportsmanship award at the 2021 PEI U21 event, as well as at the 2021 and 2017 PEI U18 championships and at the national U18 championship in 2018. 

Increased KidSport support boosts interest in sports among young Islanders (PEI Gov’t news release)

Extra funding for Prince Edward Island’s KidSport program is boosting demand from families interested in having their children participate in sport programs.

“Our last budget made more funds available for KidSport participants while allowing more families to participate. As a result, we are seeing an upswing in interest, As we cheer on and support Team PEI in the Canada Games, it is a great reminder of the positive benefits of participating in sports and staying active, especially for young Islanders.”

– Health and Wellness Minister Ernie Hudson

PEI allocated an additional $200,000 to KidSport in its last budget in order to expand the eligibility criteria to support more young Islanders to participate in sports activities across the Island.   The program now provides up to $600 per child for households with annual household income of $60,000 or less per year.

Since April 1, 2022, KidSport has received over 320 applications, with the busiest time to receive applications yet to come as families apply for the fall sport programs such as hockey, ringette, figure skating, speed skating, curling, and skiing. Participants in these programs normally send in applications beginning in late August running through to December.  In previous years, KidSport received between 300 and 375 applications for support over the entire year.  Island families who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible for Fall programs.

“We are extremely grateful for the support from the Province of PEI,” said Tom Crowell, president of Sport PEI.  “These funds will make a difference to families across Prince Edward Island in ensuring their children have the opportunity to participate in sport.”

Interested families can apply for KidSport support at https://kidsportcanada.ca/prince-edward-island/provincial-fund/ or by completing a printed application form and dropping it off to Sport PEI located at 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown.

New West Prince Curling Club inching closer to becoming a reality (West Prince Graphic)

The president of the West Prince Curling Inc. hopes interest in the sport will increase when a new curling club is constructed at Mill River Resort in Woodstock.

“We think it’s going to greatly renew the interest in curling, and we’ll get a lot of people back that used to curl and are no longer curling,” said Clair Sweet. “Plus, with the association with Mill River, we should be able to bring more people in that would make a weekend of curling, and whatever else is offered at Mill River.”

The new West Prince Curling Club is set to go up on the grounds of Mill River Resort, combining the membership of the Western Curling Club in Alberton, and the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. The clubs first discussed merging in 2020, due to dwindling numbers in each club, and the cost to maintain their respective buildings. In photo, L-R: Sonny Gallant, Don McDougall, owner and CEO of Mill River Resort, Robert Henderson, Clair Sweet, president of West Prince Curling Inc, Ernie Hudson, Bobby Morrissey, James Aylward, and Geoffrey Irving, president of Mill River Resort. Submitted photo

In early July, the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Government of PEI, announced over $4 million in funding of the new curling facility in West Prince. The project is estimated to cost $5.7 million.

The new club is made up of members from the Western Curling Club in Alberton, and the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary.

The building itself will consist of a 21,116 square foot, four sheet curling facility, reducing maintenance costs, making it easier to gather for curling matches and recreation.

The new club won’t be complete in time for this upcoming curling season, but the hope is it will be done for the next season.

Click to read the full story in the West Prince Graphic: https://www.peicanada.com/west_prince_graphic/new-curling-club-inching-closer-to-becoming-a-reality/article_d136b43c-0ce3-11ed-9d0e-73e0b6e0dead.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Cornwall Curling Club seeking manager – applications still open.

CURLING CLUB MANAGER – CORNWALL CURLING CLUB

Opportunity:

Established in 1982 and located in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the Cornwall Curling Club is an active and vibrant curling club that hosts daily league play, weekend bonspiels as well as regional and national competitions. The Cornwall Curling Club (“the Club”) is seeking a candidate with a passion for customer service, previous hospitality experience, and a knowledge of bookkeeping to fill the position of Club Manager.  

Reporting to the Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors (“the Board”), the Club Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the Club, including the management of employees, provision of supplies, rental of facility, and the maintenance of financial accounts and filing systems. The Club Manager ensures the Club operates at a high level of efficiency, while creating an inviting environment for members, customers and suppliers. 

The Club Manager is accountable to the Board for the application and fulfillment of the following job duties and responsibilities.

Salary: $20.48 per hour / 40 hours per week

What you will bring to the role:

  • A proven ability to meet deadlines and work independently;
  • Customer service focused with proven ability to build relationships;
  • Strong oral, written and problem-solving skills; and
  • A flexible schedule throughout the day in order to meet the needs of members which may include evenings and weekends.

 

What you will get out of the role:

  • The opportunity to join a vibrant, friendly and welcoming community;
  • A balance of people and paper work with a great flexible schedule to work with your life; and
  • The autonomy to set your own pace and style in the position.

 

Please submit your resume via email to [email protected]. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 

Curling Club Manager Job Description

Leads and Manages Curling Club Operations:

  • Leads, manages and operates the club at a high level of efficiency on a daily and yearly basis;
  • Ensures the Club adheres to all provincial and federal regulations/standards regarding Club operations including, but not limited to:
    • Business registration
    • Capacity permits
    • Liquor license
    • Labour laws
    • Worker’s Compensation Act
    • Employment taxes and sales tax requirements and remittances
    • Health standards
    • Insurance
    • PEICA affiliation
    • Security
  • Ensures the Club is opened and closed properly each day during the curling season, and at the beginning and conclusion of each season;
  • Manages the normal hours of operation for the Club, including notification of cancellations;
  • Works in collaboration with the ice maker to ensure the ice surface and playing areas are prepared and operating at optimal levels;
  • Monitors the building systems of the Club including the ice surface, kitchen and bar operation and recommends upgrades if needed;
  • Ensures the Club facility, equipment, and grounds are well maintained;
  • Responds to all inquiries (e.g. personal, by telephone, mail or email);
  • Ensures the procurement of all materials and supplies required for the operation of the Club, including:
    • Supplies required for maintenance and repair issues; and
    • Office, pro shop, cleaning, kitchen and bar supplies.
  • Promotes and rents ice time to potential rental customers;
  • Assists members with ice booking times;
  • Takes appropriate measures to ensure the repair or replacement of necessary operating equipment;
  • Continuously evaluates programs, procedures and Club practices and makes appropriate recommendations to the Board for any improvements or changes to the Club;
  • Seeks new sources of revenues, building on the curling operations and other uses of the facility;
  • Acts, in conjunction with the Board Chair, as a liaison with the Town of Cornwall for matters pertaining to the club;
  • Creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for Club members, employees, guests and suppliers; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board.

 

Collaborates with the Board of Directors:

  • Advises and provides support to the Board regarding all issues pertaining to the operation of the facility;
  • Establish and maintains a positive working relationship with the Board, Club members, employees and vendors;
  • Provides recommendations to the Board and take measures to ensure the financial stability of the organization;
  • Updates the Board on Club operations and of any unusual matters that may affect budgets or regular club functioning;
  • Attends Board meetings to give an overview of Club operations and to provide the necessary information for the Board to make informed decisions;
  • Provides and circulates relevant information to the Board as required, and in a timely fashion; and
  • Assists Board members in their respective Executive and committee responsibilities.

 

Leadership & Management of Club Employees:

  • Leads, manages, and supports Club employees, including;
    • Hires and trains new bar employees; and
    • Interprets and applies PEI Employment Standards Act.

 

Financial Accounting & Administration:

  • Maintains all financial accounts and records in collaboration with the Club Treasurer, including;
    • Records, collects and manages membership dues;
    • Records and categorizes club sales;
    • Payroll;
    • Accounts payable/receivable;
    • Deposits;
    • Bank reconciliation;
    • Inventory counts and balances for bar and pro shop;
    • Prepare financial reports as required; and
    • Issues relevant employment forms (e.g. T4, ROE).
  • Maintains the filing system in an efficient and accessible manner, including:
    • Membership information; and
    • Financial, business and other files, both hard copy and electronic.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in management and/or leadership of a Club or hospitality/retail business;
  • Experience in Bookkeeping or intermediate working knowledge of the Simply Accounting software program;
  • Experience with managing budgets, expenses, costs and payroll;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products; and
  • A clear criminal record check. 

Thank you,

 

Cornwall Curling Club

Board of Directors

July 31 is application deadline for $2500 All Heart junior curler awards (Curling Canada)

 

Calling all young curlers! The All Heart Award aims to give the next generation of builders the support needed to create a more inclusive and empowered sporting community via 8 $2,500 awards given to deserving junior curlers and their curling facility! The deadline to apply is July 31. Click here to apply: https://www.curling.ca/foundation/youth-scholarships/

Cornwall Curling Club seeking manager – apply by July 29. (Updated)

CURLING CLUB MANAGER – CORNWALL CURLING CLUB

Opportunity:

Established in 1982 and located in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the Cornwall Curling Club is an active and vibrant curling club that hosts daily league play, weekend bonspiels as well as regional and national competitions. The Cornwall Curling Club (“the Club”) is seeking a candidate with a passion for customer service, previous hospitality experience, and a knowledge of bookkeeping to fill the position of Club Manager.  

Reporting to the Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors (“the Board”), the Club Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the Club, including the management of employees, provision of supplies, rental of facility, and the maintenance of financial accounts and filing systems. The Club Manager ensures the Club operates at a high level of efficiency, while creating an inviting environment for members, customers and suppliers. 

The Club Manager is accountable to the Board for the application and fulfillment of the following job duties and responsibilities.

Salary: $20.48 per hour / 40 hours per week

What you will bring to the role:

  • A proven ability to meet deadlines and work independently;
  • Customer service focused with proven ability to build relationships;
  • Strong oral, written and problem-solving skills; and
  • A flexible schedule throughout the day in order to meet the needs of members which may include evenings and weekends.

 

What you will get out of the role:

  • The opportunity to join a vibrant, friendly and welcoming community;
  • A balance of people and paper work with a great flexible schedule to work with your life; and
  • The autonomy to set your own pace and style in the position.

 

Please submit your resume via email to [email protected] by July 29, 2022. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 

Curling Club Manager Job Description

Leads and Manages Curling Club Operations:

  • Leads, manages and operates the club at a high level of efficiency on a daily and yearly basis;
  • Ensures the Club adheres to all provincial and federal regulations/standards regarding Club operations including, but not limited to:
    • Business registration
    • Capacity permits
    • Liquor license
    • Labour laws
    • Worker’s Compensation Act
    • Employment taxes and sales tax requirements and remittances
    • Health standards
    • Insurance
    • PEICA affiliation
    • Security
  • Ensures the Club is opened and closed properly each day during the curling season, and at the beginning and conclusion of each season;
  • Manages the normal hours of operation for the Club, including notification of cancellations;
  • Works in collaboration with the ice maker to ensure the ice surface and playing areas are prepared and operating at optimal levels;
  • Monitors the building systems of the Club including the ice surface, kitchen and bar operation and recommends upgrades if needed;
  • Ensures the Club facility, equipment, and grounds are well maintained;
  • Responds to all inquiries (e.g. personal, by telephone, mail or email);
  • Ensures the procurement of all materials and supplies required for the operation of the Club, including:
    • Supplies required for maintenance and repair issues; and
    • Office, pro shop, cleaning, kitchen and bar supplies.
  • Promotes and rents ice time to potential rental customers;
  • Assists members with ice booking times;
  • Takes appropriate measures to ensure the repair or replacement of necessary operating equipment;
  • Continuously evaluates programs, procedures and Club practices and makes appropriate recommendations to the Board for any improvements or changes to the Club;
  • Seeks new sources of revenues, building on the curling operations and other uses of the facility;
  • Acts, in conjunction with the Board Chair, as a liaison with the Town of Cornwall for matters pertaining to the club;
  • Creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for Club members, employees, guests and suppliers; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board.

 

Collaborates with the Board of Directors:

  • Advises and provides support to the Board regarding all issues pertaining to the operation of the facility;
  • Establish and maintains a positive working relationship with the Board, Club members, employees and vendors;
  • Provides recommendations to the Board and take measures to ensure the financial stability of the organization;
  • Updates the Board on Club operations and of any unusual matters that may affect budgets or regular club functioning;
  • Attends Board meetings to give an overview of Club operations and to provide the necessary information for the Board to make informed decisions;
  • Provides and circulates relevant information to the Board as required, and in a timely fashion; and
  • Assists Board members in their respective Executive and committee responsibilities.

 

Leadership & Management of Club Employees:

  • Leads, manages, and supports Club employees, including;
    • Hires and trains new bar employees; and
    • Interprets and applies PEI Employment Standards Act.

 

Financial Accounting & Administration:

  • Maintains all financial accounts and records in collaboration with the Club Treasurer, including;
    • Records, collects and manages membership dues;
    • Records and categorizes club sales;
    • Payroll;
    • Accounts payable/receivable;
    • Deposits;
    • Bank reconciliation;
    • Inventory counts and balances for bar and pro shop;
    • Prepare financial reports as required; and
    • Issues relevant employment forms (e.g. T4, ROE).
  • Maintains the filing system in an efficient and accessible manner, including:
    • Membership information; and
    • Financial, business and other files, both hard copy and electronic.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in management and/or leadership of a Club or hospitality/retail business;
  • Experience in Bookkeeping or intermediate working knowledge of the Simply Accounting software program;
  • Experience with managing budgets, expenses, costs and payroll;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products; and
  • A clear criminal record check. 

Thank you,

 

Cornwall Curling Club

Board of Directors

Attention Female Athletes age 12-16!

Join Sport PEI for She’s Good on July 21st with U18 Women’s World hockey championships gold medalist – Sarah MacEachern!
She’s Good will be held at Bluefield High School from 9:15AM-2:45PM. It will be a day full of fun activities for the participants with hiking, disc golf, field hockey, and goal setting.
There are limited spots available — register with the link below ??

Final Reminder: Application deadline is June 30 for PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries

 

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is once again offering bursaries to junior curlers from PEI who will be attending college or university in the upcoming season. There are two $1000 bursaries, one for a female curler, one for a male, plus two $500 bursaries, one for a female curler, one for a male, for a total of $3000. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and passion for the game.

Application Deadline is June 30, 2022

To be eligible to apply for a bursary, an applicant must be eligible to participate in provincial junior playdowns for the upcoming curling season. Also, an applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at the university or college they are attending. An applicant can only be awarded one bursary.

Please submit your application form via email to Derek MacEwen at [email protected]

The information provided will be kept confidential.

Click to download Bursary Application Form in MS Word Format

Click to download Bursary Application form in Adobe PDF format

Funding announced to construct a new curling facility in West Prince PEI (Infrastructure Canada)

WEST PRINCE, PEJune 29, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Clair Sweet of the West Prince Curling Club, announced funding for the construction of a new curling facility in West Prince, Prince Edward Island.

This is a sketch of what the new, curling club proposed for Mill River will look like. (West Prince Curling Inc.)

Funding will support the construction of a new 21,116 square foot, four sheet curling facility including washrooms, lockers, kitchen facilities, a clubhouse, administration space and storage. The new facility will be constructed in a more central location, allowing two existing curling facilities in nearby O’Leary and Alberton to merge.

The new curling centre will benefit curling enthusiasts and residents alike by improving recreational activities, reducing maintenance costs, and making it more efficient to gather for recreational purposes and curling matches in one improved location instead of two.

The Government of Canada is investing over $2.3 million in this project. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing more than $1.9 million to this project, while West Prince Curling Club Inc. is investing over $1.5 million.

Quotes

“Recreation and sports are essential for building strong and connected communities. Islanders and competitors from across Canada will soon benefit from the new West Prince curling facility which will be a valuable asset and a key piece of infrastructure that will serve the community for many years to come.”

Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Sport and recreation infrastructure bring a sense of belonging among our entire community. A new, modern facility centrally located in Mill River will improve access to and increase the quality of recreational community infrastructure in West Prince.”

The Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

“This is a great story of community as two curling clubs in need of a new home have been welcomed to a central location at Mill River Resort with land donated by the resort. This well-designed, modern club will be open to curling and other recreation activities in West Prince. Thanks to the Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island for providing funding to make this possible.”

Clair Sweet, President, West Prince Curling Club

Quick facts
  • The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.3 million in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
  • Under the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • Over the past six years, Infrastructure Canada has invested more than $17 million towards 29 recreation projects across Prince Edward Island under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
  • During that period, Infrastructure Canada has invested over $46 billion in communities across Canada to support world-class, modern public infrastructure, including over $1.2 billion for recreation infrastructure projects.
  • Infrastructure Canada helps address complex challenges that Canadians face every day—ranging from the rapid growth of our cities, to climate change, and environmental threats to our water and land.
Associated links

Federal infrastructure investments on Prince Edward Island
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/prog-proj-pe-eng.html

Investing in CanadaCanada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html 

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Curling Canada’s inaugural PointsBet Invitational ch’ship to be played Sept. 21-25 at Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, N.B. (Curling Canada)

Curling Canada’s newest championship, the PointsBet Invitational, will feature new teams, an exciting new format and new ways to be entertained.

 

The inaugural PointsBet Invitational will be played Sept. 21-25 at Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, N.B., and will bring together Canada’s best men’s and women’s curling teams for the first major event of the 2022-23 curling season, and the first event of the quadrennial that leads to the 2026 Winter Olympics in Italy.

Not only will it be the first opportunity to see many new teams that were formed during this off-season, but it will also be a chance to see a format new to Curling Canada’s Season of Champions that will feature 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams compete in a single-knockout tournament offering a purse in excess of $350,000.

“The drama and emotion of a single-knockout bracket tournament is well-chronicled in sports such as tennis and the NCAA basketball championships, and we expect our new event to bring that kind of passion and excitement to curling,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “It’s also a chance for us to showcase our partnership with PointsBet, and, happily, finally bring a major championship to Fredericton after a couple of disappointing years of cancellations due to the pandemic.”

The PointsBet Invitational will be the first curling event sponsored by PointsBet Canada, the official Sports Betting Partner of Curling Canada.

“Since Day 1 of our partnership with Curling Canada, we have made it a priority to offer new and exciting ways for fans to connect with the sport we all love,” said Nic Sulsky, Chief Commercial Officer for PointsBet Canada. “Whether it is the Trailer Park Boys throwing rocks with national champions Kevin Koe and Kerri Einarson, or events like the PointsBet Invitational, we are committed to working with Curling Canada to excite the existing supporters but to also attract the next generation of fans.” 

Fredericton had been announced as the host of the 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup and 2022 Continental Cup, but both events were cancelled because of the pandemic.

“It is truly an honour to host the inaugural PointsBet Invitational,” said Host Committee Chair Wayne Tallon. “After having had two events cancelled due to COVID we are looking forward to the opportunity to host this event. For our fans and volunteers it will be exciting for them to watch all the new teams compete in their first big event. We look forward to working with the City of Fredericton, Curling Canada and the title sponsor PointsBet to roll out the red carpet for the players, coaches and fans.”

The full fields will be announced at a later date, but tentatively, the 16 teams in each gender will comprise the top 12 ranked teams on the revamped World Curling Team Ranking System; the reigning women’s (Nova Scotia’s Team Emily Deschenes) and men’s (Ontario’s Team Landan Rooney) champions at the New Holland Canadian Juniors; and the reigning women’s (Team Tracy Larocque) and men’s (Nova Scotia’s Team Nick Deagle) champions at the Everest Canadian Curling Club Championships; host committee-selected men’s (Team Jack Smeltzer) and women’s teams (Team Andrea Kelly) from Fredericton; and a men’s and women’s sponsor’s exemption entry.

All 32 competing teams will receive $5,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs, and teams will earn more money for each successive win in the single-knockout tournament — $3,000 for a first-round win, $6,000 for a quarterfinal win, $12,000 for a semifinal win and $24,000 to the victorious women’s and men’s teams, meaning the two winning teams will each collect a total of $50,000.

In addition to watching Canada’s best teams compete in a high-stakes championship, fans will have many other ways to enjoy the inaugural PointsBet Invitational.

The Patch will be set up at Willie O’Ree Place, with live entertainment throughout the event.

Additionally, on the Friday night, following the “Elite Eight” rounds in both genders, there will be a Celebrity Invitational event featuring numerous Canadian celebrities participating with elite curlers in exhibition games.

With only around 1,000 seats available in the initial ticket offering, it’s expected that New Brunswick curling fans will snap them up quickly.

The full-event package will sell for $249 and will guarantee a single ticket and seat selection for all 10 draws of the 2022 PointsBet Invitational. The package will also include a bonus ticket for admission to the Friday night Celebrity Invitational and party in the Patch. All ticket purchases are subject to standard ticket service fees.

Curling fans who had purchased tickets to the canceled 2022 Continental Cup will receive an email and be provided the first chance at the best seats in the house through an exclusive advanced sales window from June 22 to 27. Starting Tuesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. AT, full-event ticket packages will be available to the public online via Ticketmaster, in-person at the Capital Winter Club or by phone at 506 452-0020.  

Customers are encouraged to sign up for Curling Canada’s e-newsletter at curling.ca to receive ongoing ticket information.

Volunteer and entertainment information will be made available in the coming weeks. 

“We’re thrilled to see the PointsBet Invitational make its debut in New Brunswick,” said Bernard Savoie, president of the New Brunswick Curling Association. “We’re also very happy to see Fredericton finally get its opportunity to host a major curling championship after the disappointments of the past two seasons.” 

Broadcast plans will be announced at a later date.

Click to read at Curling Canada: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2022/06/20/pointsbet-event-in-fredericton/

Reminder: Application deadline is June 30 for PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries

 

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is once again offering bursaries to junior curlers from PEI who will be attending college or university in the upcoming season. There are two $1000 bursaries, one for a female curler, one for a male, plus two $500 bursaries, one for a female curler, one for a male, for a total of $3000. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and passion for the game.

Application Deadline is June 30, 2022

To be eligible to apply for a bursary, an applicant must be eligible to participate in provincial junior playdowns for the upcoming curling season. Also, an applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at the university or college they are attending. An applicant can only be awarded one bursary.

Please submit your application form via email to Derek MacEwen at [email protected]

The information provided will be kept confidential.

Click to download Bursary Application Form in MS Word Format

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Passing of long-time Ch’town curler and drawmaster Don Wonnacott at age 97

The death occurred peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 of Don Ashley Wonnacott of Charlottetown, age 97 years. Devoted husband of Florence (nee MacLean), loving father of Mary (Harvey) Chandler, Jean Peterson, Bradford (Bonnie Flavell), Bruce (Kyle Chan), Ann (John) FitzGerald and Carl. Grampie Don to Jordan, Christie (Ryan), John, William (Jacquelyn), Courtney, Brodie (Kayla), James, Benjamin, Taylor (Mark), Abby (Spencer), Emily (Jonathan), Morgan (Luke), and Matthew. Great-Grampie Don to Harvey, Eloise, Henry, Coraline, Annika and Isla. Survived by sister-in-law Lois Norton and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Hilda (LePage) Wonnacott, parents-in-law Bruce and Mary Ellen (MacEachern) MacLean, daughter Carol McQuillan, brother Earl (Eunice) Wonnacott, sister-in-law Jean (Philip) Parry and brother-in-law Fred Norton.

Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Funeral Sunday from Trinity United Church at 1:30 p.m. Interment in New Dominion Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to Trinity United Church or the Autism Society of PEI would be appreciated. Visiting hours Friday from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com

From Memories of Charlottetown Curling Club Facebook Group, posted by Craig Mackie:

The Charlottetown Patriot newspaper from December 23, 1994. Members of the CCC are celebrating Don Wonnacott’s 70th birthday, which was on December 21st. This contribution comes via John Likely from Don’s daughter Ann.

Here is another photo from Ann Wonnacott. L-R: Gordon Stewart, Jim Cameron, Don Wonnacott, Bob LeClair. Classic straw brooms that took much physical effort.
 
 
 

Posted by Gloria Large:

“Don Wonnacott, 96 years young…always the shirt and tie…”

Saturday trivia at The Factory with Don Wonnacott, 89 on the 22nd of December, 2013

New Curling Canada awards program to invest $20K in future builders of sport (Curling Canada)

Curling Canada is launching a new annual monetary awards program for junior curlers growing the sport in meaningful and inclusive ways.

The All Heart Junior Curlers Awards is for young Canadians who embody the values of curling by placing the highest priorities on fair play, respect, and inclusivity and who care passionately about diverse representation of the Canada-wide curling community. The award aims to give the next generation of builders the support needed to create a more empowered sporting community. 

“Celebrating inclusion in our sport is so important. I’m excited to see this award move forward because I know some fantastic young people are doing incredible things. Now, their hard work will be highlighted through the All Heart Junior Curlers Awards,” said Andrew Paris, member of the All Heart Junior Curler Awards selection panel [and a former Summerside PEI resident/curler].

Paris is the founder of the grassroots organization Black Rock Initiative and embodies the spirit of the All Heart Junior Curler Awards. His organization is creating opportunities for BIPOC youth to learn about and play the sport of curling and aims to provide curling facilities with the support and tools needed to be truly welcoming and offer diverse resources in their communities.

Through Curling Canada’s For the Love of Curling philanthropic program, $20,000 will be invested annually into deserving junior curlers who are building the sport in their communities by advancing their personal curling goals and developing programs focused on building a more diverse and inclusive sport.

Eight individuals will receive a $2,500 award, allocated as a $1,000 curling-related personal expense reimbursement and $1,500 contribution payable to their curling facility, to make those goals a reality, and they will be dispersed across the country, so every region feels the impact of the All Heart Junior Curling Awards.

Two individuals in each the West (British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alberta), Prairies (Saskatchewan, Manitoba), East (Northern Ontario, Ontario, Nunavut and Quebec), and Atlantic (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador) will receive awards to make those goals a reality. 

This program complements the For the Love of Curling Scholarship program, which plays an active role in supporting the next generation of curlers who best demonstrate athletic and academic prowess and community leadership and volunteerism.

Karsten Sturmay, a former For the Love of Curling Scholar, and a member of the scholarship selection panel for five consecutive years (2017-2021), was instrumental in the creation of the new All Heart Junior Curler Award.

Sturmay, who will join Paris on the inaugural All Heart Junior Curler Award selection panel, recognizes the curling community is chock-full of inspiring young leaders who will make exceptional guardians of our sport.

The All Heart Junior Curler Awards application deadline is July 31. Full application details and program information can be found here.

Click to read at Curling Canada: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2022/06/01/new-junior-curler-award/

 

Curling Canada announces new U-25 event aimed at keeping young players in the game (Curling Canada)

For a lot of young curlers, the transition out of juniors can be difficult. This period in life is usually accompanied by a number of other changes like moving away from home, studying at college or university, or starting a new job.

While many schools have programs at the U-Sports or Canadian Collegiate level, the athletes who choose other schools (or maybe don’t make the team) are left with few options to compete beyond diving head-first into men’s or women’s play.

“We tend to lose a lot of athletes at this age group,” said Helen Radford, Manager of Youth Curling and NextGen Programming for Curling Canada. “Life gets in the way. School, work, money, moving away from home… it all makes it difficult to stick with the sport in a meaningful way.”

Langley B.C. January 25, 2020.New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championship.Men’s Semi Final. Saskatchewan skip Rylan Kleiter.Curling Canada/ michael burns photo

Four-time Saskatchewan junior champion Rylan Kleiter agrees. “It’s tough coming out of juniors and trying to battle against the top teams,” he said.”Even if we have the time, and we’re ready to put the work in, it can put us in a big hole financially. It’s not easy to travel around the country to compete against the best teams out there. It can cost a lot and you don’t usually win much.”

Saskatchewan skip Rylan Kleiter, third Trever Johnsond, second Joshua Mattern. Curling Canada/ michael burns photo

To help provide some more opportunity for these young curlers, Curling Canada is announcing a new event, the U-25 NextGen Classic, which is to be held at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, from August 31 to September 3. A U-25 Mixed Doubles event will follow, from September 3 to 5.

“We’re trying to target those young players just out of juniors,” said Radford. “It’s difficult and expensive to keep up with ‘tour’ teams at that age, so we’re trying to provide an opportunity where young teams can play similar teams, and hopefully build that age group.”

“It’ll be nice to play against teams who are all in the same situation,” said Kleiter. “We’ll have a chance to play good, young teams.  It’s a perfect opportunity to use it as something to build off.

The Edmonton event will feature ten men’s and ten women’s teams, each with a combined age of less than 100 years. They’ll be vying for a top prize of $6,000 and an automatic entry into Curling Canada’s NextGen Future program. There will also be a 20 team Mixed Doubles event where teams have a combined age of less than 50 years. The top prize will be $3,000 and an automatic entry into Curling Canada’s NextGen Future program.

“I love the ‘win and you’re in’ model,” said Kleiter. “It’s a really great opportunity for young teams, and it’s really transparent about how to get into the program.”

Both reigning U-21 Canadian Junior champs are guaranteed to be in the field, along with others selected by Canadian Team Ranking System points. Teams who may not have a lot of CTRS points can also apply, and be reviewed by a Curling Canada selection panel.

“You can already see this idea is starting to snowball,” said Radford. “Already we’ve seen the ‘Best in the West’ event which was aimed at young teams, and you’re seeing more and more Member Associations coming up with U-25 events that are designed to keep this age group in the sport. It’s about creating meaningful competition.”

Starting today, teams are invited to download and submit the application form (see below) to Curling Canada. The deadline for applications is June 30th.

DOWNLOADS:

 
Click to read this post at Curling Canada: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2022/05/30/new-u25-event/

Application deadline is June 30, 2022 for PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries

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Nova Scotia’s Team Purcell wins World Junior bronze (Curling Canada)

Canada’s Team Owen Purcell is taking home the bronze medal after emerging victorious on Sunday at the 2022 World Junior Curling Championships in Jönköping, Sweden. Team Owen Purcell won bronze at the 2022 World Junior Curling Championships. (Photo, Cheyenne Boone/World Curling Federation) … Continue reading

Nova Scotia’s Team Purcell to play for bronze at the 2022 World Junior Curling Championships (Curling Canada)

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Nova Scotia’s Team Purcell advances to World Junior semis, Canadian women’s team with PEI’s Shaw finishes with 3-6 record (Curling Canada)

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Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel set for Summerside Oct. 7-9

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Application deadline is June 30, 2022 for PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries

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Canadian men’s curling team won its third-straight game, while the women’s team. with PEI’s Katie Shaw, is focused on having a solid finish at the 2022 World Junior Curling Championships (Curling Canada)

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Canadian Junior Men defeat medal contenders, women (including PEI’s Katie Shaw) split games at 2022 World Juniors (Curling Canada)

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Canadian Teams battling for playoff spots at 2022 World Junior Curling Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

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Synergy Fitness and Nutrition once again offering off-season Sport Performance Training to PEI curlers of all ages

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Canadians, including PEI’s Katie Shaw, pick up 1st wins at 2022 World Junior Curling Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

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Canadian teams still looking for 1st win after World Juniors opening day (Curling Canada)

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Passing of PEI Curling Hall of Fame member “D Alex” MacDonald

Suddenly at the Prince County Hospital, on Thursday, May 12, 2022, of Daniel Alexander “D Alex” MacDonald, aged 95 years. Born in Travellers Rest on March 3rd, 1927, son of the late Daniel and Clara MacDonald. Husband of 62 years … Continue reading

Team Canada, including PEI’s Katie Shaw, aims to defend World Junior titles, starting Sunday in Sweden (Curling Canada)

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Grand Slam win concludes successful run with Team Gushue for PEI’s Gallant (GSOC)

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ICYMI: Curling Canada now accepting 2022 For the Love of Curling Scholarship applications (Curling Canada)

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Student Athletes: Apply by May 12 for Sport PEI scholarships and credits

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Team PEI completes play at Canadian U18s with 3 wins, Fairplay honour

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PEI’s Lenentine rink picks up win at Canadian U18 Ch’ships in Oakville ON

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Well-known Stick Curler Bob Leard passes away

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Canadian U18 Ch’ships continue in Oakville ON. PEI Girls’ 1:30 pm game today to be streamed on Curling Canada’s YouTube page

The 2022 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are continuing at the Oakville Curling Club in Oakville Ontario.  Team PEI PEI is represented by our U18 provincial champions, the Ella Lenentine-skipped Girls team and the Boys rink skipped by … Continue reading

Canadian U18 Ch’ships underway in Oakville ON. PEI Boys’ 9:30 pm game sched. to be streamed on Curling Canada’s YouTube page

The 2022 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are underway at the Oakville Curling Club in Oakville Ontario.  Team PEI PEI is represented by our U18 provincial champions, the Ella Lenentine-skipped Girls team and the Boys rink skipped by … Continue reading

Curling Canada now accepting 2022 For the Love of Curling Scholarship applications (Curling Canada)

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Student Athletes: Apply by May 12 for Sport PEI scholarships and credits

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Canada’s best Under-18 Curling Teams Open Play Sunday in Oakville Ont. (Curling Canada)

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Canada (Peterman/Gallant) eliminated by Norway at 2022 World Mixed Doubles Ch’ship (Curling Canada)

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PEI’s Lenentine and Dalton rinks to compete in Canadian U18 Ch’ships, which start Sunday in Oakville Ont.

The 2022 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships take place May 1-7 at the Oakville Curling Club in Oakville Ontario. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 14-20 in Timmins, Ont., but ongoing uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading

Peterman/Gallant clinch Canada’s playoff spot at the 2022 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship (Curling Canada)

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Cornwall’s Etta Reid and Elaine Hughes win Women’s Division silver at Canadian Stick Curling Ch’ship

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Canada’s mixed doubles team adds two wins on Tuesday (Curling Canada)

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Canada’s Peterman/Gallant fall short in bout with Scotland at 2022 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship (Curling Canada)

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Two wins for Peterman and Gallant on day two of World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship (Curling Canada)

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Applications still open for 2022 Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Friendship Tour to the USA

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Peterman/Gallant defeat Germany in World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship opener (Curling Canada)

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PEI Stick Curlers at Nationals in Moncton

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Peterman/Gallant, Teams Anderson and White to represent Canada at World Mixed Doubles and Senior Curling Championships (Curling Canada)

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Team Bottcher confirms new lineup, including PEI’s Brett Gallant (GSOC)

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Team Gushue captures silver medal at LGT World Men’s Ch’ship (Curling Canada)

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Cornwall’s Isaiah Dalton team wins PEI U16 Championship

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Edward and Jenny White couple sweep PEI Mixed Doubles Ch’ship, Ella Lenentine rink earns bye to 2 pm final at PEI U16, both in S’Side

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Ed and Jenny White win PEI Mixed Doubles “A” Qualifier, Dalton team 2-0 at PEI U16 Ch’ship, both in S’Side. Spectators welcome!

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Update: U16 start times now at 2 and 6 pm today. PEI Mixed Doubles and U16 Ch’ships both start today (Fri.) in S’side. Spectators welcome!

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Gushue rink, with PEI’s Gallant, locks up Worlds playoff berth (Curling Canada)

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Student Athletes: Apply now for Sport PEI scholarships and credits

SPORT PEI SCHOLARSHIPS Sport PEI offers 4 $1000 Sport Scholarship awards which recognizes excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement. Deadline to apply is Thursday May 12, 2022. The Sport PEI scholarships are made possible with support from Sport … Continue reading

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Updated: PEI Mixed Doubles and U16 Ch’ships both start Fri. in S’side. Spectators welcome!

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P.E.I.’s Lauren Ferguson helps Nova Scotia win Canadian Under-21 women’s title (SaltWire)

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PEI Mixed Doubles and U16 Ch’ships both start Friday in Summerside

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Cornwall’s FREE Apr. 6 Super Series Coaching session with Kathy O’Rourke has room for more participants, and welcomes those from other clubs

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Charlottetown’s Brett Gallant wants to leave Gushue team as a world champion. Rink will represent Canada in Las Vegas, April 2-10 (SaltWire)

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Brett Gallant wins Lieut. Governor’s and Sr. Male Athlete of the Year, Katie Shaw wins Jr. Female Athlete of the Year at Sport PEI Awards

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N. Ont. with Islander Katie Shaw, NS with PEI’s Lauren Ferguson earn byes to semi-finals at New Holland Canadian Under-21 Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

[PEI Women, skipped by Rachel MacLean and men, skipped by Mitchell Schut, finish round-robin out of playoffs, with Women at 4-4, and men at 2-6 win-loss] WOMEN’S POOL PLAY CONCLUDES AT 2022 NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS Thursday morning … Continue reading

PEI’s Rachel MacLean rink 2-3 win-loss following win over Quebec Tues. morning at New Holland U21 Ch’ships. Watch on YouTube!

PEI’s Rachel MacLean rink stole a deuce in the last end for a 7-6 win over Quebec 2’s Jolianne Fortin rink on Tuesday morning to sit at 2-3 win-loss at the 2022 New Holland U21 Curling Championships in Stratford Ontario. … Continue reading

O’Connor Glass-sponsored U13 Funspiel set for Cornwall on Saturday. Schedule, teams, other info

Here are the teams and draw/schedule for this Saturday’s U13 Funspiel at Cornwall: This day promises to be a ton of fun!! The young curlers will be welcomed with fruit and pastries for registration that begins at 9:00 am and … Continue reading

PEI’s Team Schut at 2-3 win-loss following New Holland Canadian U21 win over Manitoba #2 (Curling Canada)

Monday was an important and ultimately an exceptionally successful day for Daymond Bernath and his Saskatchewan #1 rink at the 2022 New Holland Canadian Under-21 Championships from the Stratford Rotary Complex in Stratford, Ont. Bernath (6-0; Saskatoon) found himself staring … Continue reading

Host Summerside teams sweep men’s, go 5-2 in women’s to capture 2022 PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

The 2022 PEI Curling Club Championships, with 7 men’s and  4 women’s teams who won their respective club championships taking part, wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Summerside Curling Club, with the host Summerside teams sweeping the men’s division and … Continue reading

Ch’ship rounds set after day three play at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships in Summerside

The 2022 PEI Curling Club Championships, with 7 men’s and  4 women’s teams who won their respective club championships, are down to the men’s and women’s Championship Rounds following the conclusion of round robin play Saturday evening at the Summerside … Continue reading

Cornwall and S’Side men 3-0, Montague and S’Side women 2-1 after day two play at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships in Summerside

The 2022 PEI Curling Club Championships, with 7 men’s and  4 women’s teams who won their respective club championships, continue at the Summerside Curling Club. Following Friday play there are two unbeaten (3-0) rinks in the round-robin men’s section — … Continue reading

Deadline extended to Sunday at 5 pm for O’Connor Glass U13 Funspiel at Cornwall

  The registration deadline has been extended to 5 pm on Sunday, March 27th. for the Cornwall Curling Club U13 Funspiel presented by O’Connor Glass that is set to take place on Saturday, April 2nd, 202!.   This is a … Continue reading

Cornwall and S’Side men, Montague and Crapaud women unbeaten after opening day action at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships in Summerside

The 2022 PEI Curling Club Championships, with 7 men’s and  4 women’s teams who won their respective club championships, are underway at the Summerside Curling Club. Following two draws on Thursday, there are four unbeaten rinks, with the Cornwall team, … Continue reading

Canadian Juniors: Team Bios for PEI teams, and teams with PEI players

From Curling Canada’s Media Guide, here are the team bios and other info for The PEI Men’s and Women’s teams, plus the Northern Ontario women’s team with Islander Katie Shaw, and the Nova Scotia #1 women’s team, with PEI’s Lauren … Continue reading

PEI’s Schut and MacLean rinks, plus Islanders Ferguson, Shaw competing in New Holland Canadian Juniors, returning Friday in Stratford, Ont. (Curling Canada)

The 2022 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships will run for the first time in two years, and with it is a new crop of talented curlers under the age of 21 who are vying for an opportunity to make … Continue reading

Updated: Seven men’s, four women’s teams to compete in PEI Curling Club Ch’ships, starting Thursday in Summerside

The 2022 PEI Curling Club Championships, with 7 men’s and  4 women’s teams who won their respective club championships, are set for the Summerside Curling Club from March 24-27.  The winning men’s and women’s rinks will advance to the 2022 … Continue reading

Dunsford / Sanderson team win Cornwall Cup stick curling tourney

  The Cornwall Cup Stick Curling Tournament took place Saturday and Sunday at the Cornwall Curling Club, with 16 teams participating in total, and 8 making it to the playoff round on Saturday. Photo  ( L-R): Finalists Elaine Hughes and … Continue reading