Get to know PEI’s Lauren Ferguson, one of this year’s six $5000 Spirit of Sandra scholarship recipients

Lauren Ferguson Prince Edward Island

Lauren is an engineering student at Dalhousie University and an eight-time Prince Edward Island Curling Champion. She began curling in 2011 and fell in love with the game. In her competitive career, Lauren hopes to represent Canada on the world stage. She curls out of the Halifax Curling Club.

After a blood transfusion gave her late mother the strength to attend Lauren’s high school graduation ceremony, Lauren became a dedicated blood donor. She does this to honour her mother and to give another family a fighting chance at being at special milestone moments. That’s why she has so much respect for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation that gives babies a chance at all life has to offer.

Kensington Mayor Rowan Caseley presents the town’s citizen of the year award to Marlene Turner and the youth of the year award to Lauren Ferguson. The presentations took place during July 2020 Canada Day celebrations  – Jason Simmonds, Saltwire Media

In July 2020, Mayor Rowan Caseley presented Lauren with the Town of Kensington Youth of the Year Award for the many contributions she has made to her home community. She is also the recipient of the 2020 Governor General’s Academic Medal of Achievement and was Class of 2020 Valedictorian. 

Source: Sandra Schmirler Foundation

@SandraSchmirler
 

Curling Canada dedicating $200,000 to grassroots youth programming (Curling Canada)

A new Curling Canada funding initiative will see $200,000 injected into the grassroots youth curling system over the next two years, introducing new kids to the sport across the country.

This investment in inter-city/inter-club leagues, recruitment of BIPOC youth, and school programming is only possible thanks to the curling community’s generous support of Curling Canada’s For the Love of Curling philanthropic program.

The new funding aims to provide youth new opportunities to be involved in curling and try the sport out with their friends and classmates in a fun, welcoming and inclusive environment.

“Feeling a sense of connection is now a priority for youth, families and communities after spending the past 18 months in isolation. Returning to sport and learning new skills – such as curling – creates more long-term opportunities for youth and benefits their physical and mental health,” said Helen Radford, Curling Canada’s Youth Curling and NextGen Manager.

With all curlers eyeing a safe return to the sport this season, Curling Canada pledges to support anywhere from 30-60 new on-ice programs that will last for at least two years and focus on built-in sustainability, inclusivity and reaching new and diverse participants.

Curling Canada is calling on curling leaders in their communities to share their program concepts for a chance to qualify for funding of anywhere from $1,250 to $5,000 per year for new two-year program concepts.

Program concepts must be a new two-year program that demonstrates community partnerships. The concept must be a multi-week, on-ice program and must have the support of your local Provincial/Territorial Sporting Organization. Program concepts can target new youth BIPOC curlers, youth curlers/school recruitment or new inter-city/inter-club leagues for young curlers.

The deadline for funding opportunity submissions is Sept. 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Send submissions as a PDF to helen.radford@curling.ca.

For more information, please visit the funding homepage.

An internal panel will receive all submissions at Curling Canada, and program concepts that best meet the goals and priorities of this Grassroots Youth Funding Opportunity will be selected and notified by Oct. 29, 2021.

Click to read at Curling Canada

City of Moncton bails out Curl Moncton so it can pay bills, continue operating (CBC NB)

The City of Moncton is giving Curl Moncton a $66,000 bailout so the club can pay its creditors and continue operating.

Curl Moncton will receive $66,000 from the City of Moncton to pay creditors and ensure the club remains operational. (Pierre Fournier/CBC News)

Council approved the funding Monday after discussing it privately last week. Coun. Daniel Bourgeois voted against the motion because it was a grant instead of a loan.

Sherril Minns, president of Curl Moncton’s board, said Tuesday that COVID-19 devastated the club’s finances as it faced paying off loans from a recent building expansion.

The club delayed its opening last fall because of the pandemic, then in February announced it would cut its season short.

“We realized we couldn’t afford to keep our doors open any longer,” Minns said. By closing and removing the ice, Minns said they shaved $9,000 in monthly expenses.

Minns said membership dropped by about 60 per cent. Corporate rentals stopped. The 30 to 50 special events per year, some featuring teams from across the province or other provinces, dropped to only one event because of COVID travel restrictions.

Minns said the tradeoff with closing meant they didn’t have revenue to cover bills and pay creditors. That’s why the group approached the city for help. 

“It’s a huge relief and a huge benefit to Curl Moncton and we’re eternally grateful to the city of Moncton,” Minns said of the grants. 

“It will allow us to open our doors this fall and go full steam ahead.”

Click for full story at CBC New Brunswick

From sidelines to cycling: PEI curler to make tip-to-tip Island trip to raise money for diabetes (Saltwire)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four, Brooks Roche, now 24, is used to having his life dictated by the disease he lives with.

Brooks Roche, who lives with type 1 diabetes, will cycle from Tignish to Elmira in September, hoping to raise $10,000 for diabetes.Brooks Roche, who lives with type 1 diabetes, will cycle from Tignish to Elmira in September, hoping to raise $10,000 for diabetes.

In 2019, a week into a master’s program in architecture, Roche had to decide whether to continue his education or take care of his health.

He dropped out.

“It’s a chronic disease that impacts every decision I have to make. There’s an element of how does this connect with my illness.”

But Roche was fortunate to have access to a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, which will allow him to do something he has only dreamed of — biking across P.E.I.

In the first two weeks of September, Roche will bike from Tignish to Elmira in five legs to raise money as part of Diabetes Canada’s Lace Up to End Diabetes. Donations can be made online

It’s a far cry from his younger days. Until he got an insulin pump at the age of 10, he couldn’t even play soccer with his friends because it was too risky, he said.

“The decision to bike tip-to-tip comes back and it echoes the fact that at other points in my life I didn’t have the capacity to take on an athletic undertaking like that.”

Living with diabetes

A CGM device — a small sensor, implanted in his arm, which, as the name suggests, takes continuous readings — can notify him if his blood sugars are rising or dropping too much.

It provides him more freedom by not having to constantly overanalyze every decision and how it will affect his blood sugars, he said.

“It’s the Cadillac of diabetes technology. It does a lot of my work for me and basically, it provides a level of safety that not a lot of people can access.”

That’s because CGM devices aren’t covered in P.E.I. — only Ontario, Quebec and the Yukon offer some funding — which Roche wants to see change, he said.

“If everyone can experience what I did at the individual scale, such a dramatic change in my quality of life, the implications of that are huge.”

Click for the full story by Michael Robar at Saltwire media

As a curler, Brooks is a former Spirit of Sandra Scholarship winner, represented PEI at the Canada Games, is a former provincial junior men’s champion, and also represented UPEI at the 2017 Canadian USports varsity championships (bronze medal).

At the Canadian Juniors, he was also a 2015 recipient of the Joan Mead Legacy Award, in honour of former CBC curling producer Mead, selected by the event officials, and awarded annually to a male and a female junior curler who best exemplify leadership, excellence and fair play, and recognizes community involvement, academic achievement, and volunteerism.

Two western PEI curling clubs hope to team up for new facility (Saltwire)

Two western P.E.I. curling clubs are coming together to build one brand-new facility.

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary and the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton will become “Western Curling Club at the Mill River Resort”, if all goes to plan.

Clair Sweet has been a member of the Maple Leaf Curling Club for all of its 42 years in operation – he was one of the curlers who sold potatoes to cover cost overruns so the club could open in 1978.

Clair Sweet, president of the interim Western Curling Club board, shows an architect's image of the new club planned for Mill River Resort.Clair Sweet, president of the interim Western Curling Club board, shows an architect’s image of the new facility planned for Mill River Resort. – Alison Jenkins

Since then, he’s served on the board of directors and has even worked as the ice maker.

Now, Sweet is the president of the interim board for the nascent Western Curling Club.

Next to him in the amalgamation is Audrey Callaghan, a curler for about 15 years at the Western Community Curling Club.

The idea for the new curling facility came together smoothly, with both clubs co-operating easily and deciding in favour of one big club, said Callaghan.

“Two rinks are too many, we don’t have enough people for two, it’s hard for the communities to support two clubs,” she said.

Between Alberton and O’Leary, there was a bonspiel nearly every weekend. Fees from friendly competitions are a crucial source of income.

“Not everybody wants to curl every weekend,” said Callaghan. “People have other commitments.”

Sweet said a new club will combine the memberships and potentially attract new curlers to the sport.

The new rink will be larger, with four ice sheets, a large viewing area and a multi-purpose room.

Mill River Resort has set aside serviced land with space for parking for the new venture.

“So that was a good starting point,” said Sweet

Sweet expects to hear back about funding applications in September.

He’s hoping for 40 per cent of the budget to come from federal funding and 40 per cent from provincial funding.

The remainder of the budget would come from fundraising or perhaps the sale of the old clubs, said Sweet.

Click for the full story, by Alison Jenkins, at Saltwire

Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel scheduled for November 19-21 (new dates) at the Silver Fox

The annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel is scheduled to be held FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 20 & 21, 2021 (revised dates) at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside, and is open to the first 12 Junior Women’s and first 12 Junior Men’s Teams Entered.

Entry fee of $175.00 PER TEAM – GUARANTEED 5 GAMES.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: – NOVEMBER 8, 2021.

ENTRY FEE MUST BE PAID WITH ENTRY FORM.
SEND MONEY AND ENTRY FORM TO:

SHEILA COMPTON
268 ALL WEATHER HIGHWAY
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I.
C1N 4V4
PHONE 902-436-5629 e-mail pudgesc@pei.sympatico.ca

PLEASE POSTDATE YOUR CHEQUE TO NOVEMBER 8, 2021 AND MAKE IT PAYABLE TO:

THE SILVER FOX ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
CLOSING DATE NOVEMBER 8, 2021

HOST HOTEL: QUALITY INN, SUMMERSIDE
1-800-265-5551 EMAIL – JACQUI GRADY at jgrady@qualityinnpei.com

NOTICE: Please note that this event will only be held if Covid-19
restrictions allow.

Click link to download/print entry form (PDF format): 

https://peicurling.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Fall-Fling-Poster-2021-New-Dates.pdf

Additional Photo Archives from Women’s Ch’ships

 

Here are clippings related to provincial Women’s championships. Click an image to enlarge and use arrows to go ahead and back.

 

 

Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton NB to host 2022 Continental Cup Jan. 20-23, 2022 (Curling Canada)

Many of the teams heading to Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics will be in Fredericton New Brunswick for the 2022 Continental Cup, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton will play host to the 2022 Continental Cup of Curling.

Curling’s version of the Ryder Cup will be played Jan. 20-23 at Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton and will fulfill Curling Canada’s vow to bring a major event to Fredericton as soon as possible after the 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup, which was to be played in Fredericton, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fredericton will get its chance to host a major Curling Canada event in January.

“Fredericton is a world-class city with world-class fans and volunteers, so we have every expectation that the 2022 Continental Cup will be a memorable event,” said Amy Nixon, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “We shared Fredericton’s disappointment at not being able to have the Home Hardware Canada Cup there last season, so being able to make this happen so soon is a real thrill for all of us, and I can’t wait to see how Fredericton responds.”

Formats and team lineups for the 2022 Continental Cup will be announced at a later date, but Team Canada will be led by the 2021 national championship teams — Team Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., who won the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and Team Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton, who won the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI.

Additionally, the men’s and women’s winners at the 2021 Tim Hortons Curling Trials, presented by AGI, in Saskatoon are expected to be part of Team Canada before they travel to Beijing for the Winter Olympics.

“It’s exciting to again partner with the Capital Winter Club and Curling Canada to bring an elite international curling championship to Fredericton. It’s going to be wonderful for New Brunswick curling fans,” said Fredericton Mayor Kate Rogers. “Thanks to the Tourism Accommodation Levy Management Committee for supporting this great initiative with a hosting fee. Sport Tourism events of this magnitude are important to our local economy.”

It will be the 17th edition of the Continental Cup, and the first since the 2020 edition in London, Ont. The 2021 Continental Cup was to be played in Oakville, Ont., but like many other events was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Team Europe will be looking to extend its win streak to three. The Europeans triumphed in 2020 in London and also won in 2019 at Las Vegas after having losing the previous six editions.

Team Europe celebrates its win at the 2020 Continental Cup. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

 

Named after the first Black person to play in the National Hockey League, Willie O’Ree Place features two NHL-size ice pads, including the 1,500-seat arena that will host the 2022 Continental Cup.

Fredericton has proven itself a wonderful host of championship curling events in the past, both in arena settings and at the historic Capital Winter Club. Most recently, Fredericton hosted the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles, U SPORTS Canadian University and Canadian Colleges Athletic Association championships, all at Willie O’Ree Place.

“The Continental Cup of Curling will provide a strong start to the 2022 Sport Tourism event calendar. Our tourism and hospitality industry has been under a lot of stress over the past couple of years with COVID and this event is a sign that we are returning to something closer to normal. This event generates strong economic activity during the tourism shoulder season, so it’s particularly helpful,” said Fredericton Tourism’s Sport Tourism Coordinator Bobby Despres. “The Continental Cup of Curling is an event that will showcase Fredericton as a premiere curling destination in Atlantic Canada.”

Other past major events in the city include the 2017 Everest Canadian Senior Championships, the 2013 World Seniors and World Mixed Doubles Championships, the 2005 Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships, the 1988 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 1985 Canadian Junior Women’s Championship, the 1982 World Junior Men’s Championship, the 1980 Canadian Senior Women’s Championship, the 1975 Brier and the 1965 Canadian Junior Men’s Championship.

“We have a rich history in New Brunswick of hosting successful events, and having the opportunity to bring the Continental Cup to Atlantic Canada for the first time is a privilege,” said Bernard Savoie, President of the New Brunswick Curling Association. “This is an opportunity for fans and our young future stars to see the world’s best players gather in Fredericton, and know this will benefit our curling community for years to come.”

Tickets will go on sale soon, with details announced close to the on-sale date. Look for announcements on volunteer recruitment soon as well.

“After the frustrations and anxiety of the past 16 months, we are ready to welcome the world to Fredericton and put on a show the curlers and fans won’t forget,” said Wayne Tallon, Chair of the 2022 Continental Cup host committee. “We have a great facility, a passionate curling community and dedicated volunteers, and it will add up to the best Continental Cup ever.”

TSN/RDS2, the official broadcast partner of Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will televise all of the action from Fredericton.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Reminder of Wed. June 30 deadline to apply for Curling Canada For the Love of Curling scholarships (Curling Canada)


Young curlers with aspirations both on and off the ice can now apply for Curling Canada’s For the Love of Curling scholarship program to help make those dreams come true.

PEI’s Lauren Ferguson was one of last year’s recipients.

2020 For the Love of Curling Scholarship recipients

Top row, from left: Catherine Clifford, Gabriel Dyck, Lauren Ferguson, Abby Marks, Jaedon Neuert. Bottom row, from left: Dylan Niepage, Lauren Rajala, Jamie Scott, Taylour Stevens, Nathan Young.

The program will award 11 scholarships, an increase from the usual 10, of $2,500 each to student curling athletes in Canada who best demonstrate athletic and academic prowess, along with community leadership and volunteerism.

Ten players at the 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors were past recipients of the For the Love of Curling Scholarship. From left, Ryan McNeil Lamswood, Desmond Young, PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, Paige Papley, Karlee Burgess, Lindsay Dubue, Kira Brunton, Emily Zacharias, Mackenzie Zacharias, Ryan Jacques. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

“What’s most fulfilling about awarding For the Love of Curling scholarships is seeing how over the years these recipients grow as competitors on the ice and as contributors in our society. It is incredible to see how far the recipients of this scholarship have progressed in their lives,” said Curling Canada Board of Governors Chair and member of the scholarship selection committee Mitch Minken. “We also look forward to seeing what this year’s 11 scholars will accomplish in the future.” 

The selection committee will emphasize athletes who have competed at the provincial/territorial level or higher, who have maintained a good level of academic standing while showing a solid commitment to their community through involvement in leadership volunteer activities. Athletes must be under 24 years old as of Dec. 31, 2021, and have not previously received the scholarship.

Applicants will write a personal essay that reflects on how being a curling athlete, and a member of their curling community has shaped who they are today; and how those experiences, connections and shared values continue to inspire their continued curling journey both on and off the ice. 

Ten scholarships have been funded and awarded to young curlers through Curling Canada’s philanthropic programs and initiatives in previous years. This year, the Governor General’s Curling Club —an honourary society under the patronage of the Governor General of Canada since 1874 — presents an 11th $2,500 scholarship, financially supported by donations from its membership.

“The Governor General’s Curling Club has, as its membership, those who have served our sport with accomplishment and distinction locally, provincially and nationally,” said Governor General’s Curling Club President Mrs. Pat B. Reid. “Just as our efforts have helped our sport grow over an extended time, equally the sport of Curling has profoundly enriched the lives of our members. It is thus our Members’ pleasure and privilege to sponsor a curling scholarship for a young talented, aspiring student-athlete, to support the development of his/her educational and curling goals and to promote the next generation of leadership for our sport.”

A seven-person selection panel will determine the 11 scholarship recipients. The panel includes Minken, Curling Canada CEO Katherine Henderson, previous scholars Karsten Sturmay, Mackenzie Zacharias and Nathan Young, high-performance athlete and owner of Dynasty Curling Colin Hodgson and Olympian and six-time Scotties champion Jill Officer.

This season, 13 previous For the Love of Curling scholarship recipients competed at Calgary in the hub city bubble during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Tim Hortons Brier and Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.

The application process runs from May 1 to June 30, 2021. Curling Canada will announce the recipients in August 2021.

For more information, or to apply, visit: www.curling.ca/scholarship2021 

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

RSVP deadline is today (June 18) for Curl PEI Special General Meeting June 23 at Silver Fox.

Notice of Special General Meeting

June 23, 2021 at 6 pm

Location: Silver Fox Entertainment Complex

Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be a limited number of people allowed to attend the meeting, please RSVP to Amy Duncan at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca by June 18, 2021.

The purpose of the Special General Meeting is to: 

  1. Present amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.  In the spring of 2020 Curl PEI contracted MRSB to complete a review and assist with updating the constitution and bylaws of the organization.  There was a committee struck to work with MRSB through the process.  Attached are the constitution and bylaws as proposed.

While there are many amendments most are housekeeping, i.e. moving sections, cleaning grammar, wording, etc.

There are two aspects to note:

  1. Classification of Members – redefined to align with how we operate.
  2. Virtual Meetings – while our bylaws did not suggest virtual meetings could not be held, this information provides clarity.
  3. Present the changes to the Curl PEI Provincial Championships – Rules of Play.  Below are the proposed additions and amendments.  The additions and amendments have come as recommendations from the Survey Review Committee that was tasked with exploring the results of the survey sent to Curl PEI curlers and member clubs in the spring of 2020.   Attached is a copy of the committee’s report.
  • Proposed Resolution 1:

Be it Resolved that all weekend events should be scheduled to end on a Sunday, starting when required which will be determined by the number of teams entered, host facility capacity and format of the event.

  • Proposed Resolution 2:

Be it Resolved entry deadlines for the following events be the Friday, 6 weeks prior to the respective start dates: U18, Juniors, Women’s, Men’s, Mixed Doubles, Mixed, Club Championships, and Seniors.  Entry deadlines for the following events will be 3 week prior to the respective, approximate, start dates: U13, U16, Masters, and Stick.  Entry deadlines for new events will be determined when created.

  • Proposed Resolution 3:

Be it Resolved #2 in the Curl PEI Provincial Championships – Rules of Play be changed from “All competitors must be affiliated with Curl PEI and adhere to Curling Canada’s Residency eligibility rules.” to “All competitors must be affiliated with Curl PEI and adhere to Curling Canada’s Residency eligibility rules with the following exception: for events in which free agents and birthright status curlers may be included on the roster, teams are only permitted to have up to half the players be non-residents (i.e. 2 players on a 4-person team, 1 player on a 2-person team).

Amy Duncan

Executive Director, Curl PEI

Tel: 902-368-4208

Suite 203

40 Enman Crescent

Charlottetown PE C1E 1E6

Link to Proposed Bylaw Amendments (PDF Format): https://peicurling.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Curl-PEI-Constitution-Bylaws_Presented-to-SGM-June-23.pdf

Link to Survey Review Committee Final Report – with Executive Summary (PDF Format):

https://peicurling.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Survey-Review-Committee-Final-Report-with-Executive-Summary.pdf

PEI’s Lauren Ferguson one of six $5000 Spirit of Sandra scholarship recipients

Congratulations to our six student-curlers and thank you to all who submitted applications this year! These six will also host fundraisers in their communities to help babies born too soon, too small or too sick.

The Spirit of Sandra Junior Curling Scholarship is intended for student- athletes who participate in competitive curling at the junior level while pursuing post-secondary education.

The purpose of these $5000 scholarships is to give talented junior curlers the opportunity to successfully combine their competitive curling pursuits with their academic studies in a Canadian University or College setting. Applicants must be eligible to compete as a junior curler.

(Sandra Schmirler Foundation)

Charlottetown Curling Club, Belvedere Golf Course in talks on major merger (Saltwire)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The Charlottetown Curling Club is in talks to move its operation to the facilities at the Belvedere Golf Course.

At city council’s annual monthly meeting on Monday, June 14, Coun. Terry Bernard, chairman of council’s standing committee on parks and recreation, said meetings between the two sides are currently taking place.

Bernard said he, personally, has met with representatives of the curling club and feels optimistic at this point that there is traction.

A Google Street View image of the Belvedere Golf Club in Charlottetown. – contributed

The curling club was put up for sale in March, bringing an end to more than a century of curling at the building on Euston Street.

Belvedere had its own curling club up until things were shut down in the late 1990s.

To bring Belvedere up to speed, a new concrete floor would have to be put down as well as new pipes.

However, Bernard said the talks between Charlottetown Curling Club and Belvedere include demolishing the existing structure on Greensview Drive and building a brand new facility that would include golf and curling.

The project would not involve the city.

Click for the full story by Dave Stewart at Saltwire Prince Edward Island

 

 

Reminder of Curl PEI Special General Meeting June 23 at Silver Fox. RSVP by June 18

Notice of Special General Meeting

June 23, 2021 at 6 pm

Location: Silver Fox Entertainment Complex

Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be a limited number of people allowed to attend the meeting, please RSVP to Amy Duncan at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca by June 18, 2021.

The purpose of the Special General Meeting is to: 

  1. Present amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.  In the spring of 2020 Curl PEI contracted MRSB to complete a review and assist with updating the constitution and bylaws of the organization.  There was a committee struck to work with MRSB through the process.  Attached are the constitution and bylaws as proposed.

While there are many amendments most are housekeeping, i.e. moving sections, cleaning grammar, wording, etc.

There are two aspects to note:

  1. Classification of Members – redefined to align with how we operate.
  2. Virtual Meetings – while our bylaws did not suggest virtual meetings could not be held, this information provides clarity.
  3. Present the changes to the Curl PEI Provincial Championships – Rules of Play.  Below are the proposed additions and amendments.  The additions and amendments have come as recommendations from the Survey Review Committee that was tasked with exploring the results of the survey sent to Curl PEI curlers and member clubs in the spring of 2020.   Attached is a copy of the committee’s report.
  • Proposed Resolution 1:

Be it Resolved that all weekend events should be scheduled to end on a Sunday, starting when required which will be determined by the number of teams entered, host facility capacity and format of the event.

  • Proposed Resolution 2:

Be it Resolved entry deadlines for the following events be the Friday, 6 weeks prior to the respective start dates: U18, Juniors, Women’s, Men’s, Mixed Doubles, Mixed, Club Championships, and Seniors.  Entry deadlines for the following events will be 3 week prior to the respective, approximate, start dates: U13, U16, Masters, and Stick.  Entry deadlines for new events will be determined when created.

  • Proposed Resolution 3:

Be it Resolved #2 in the Curl PEI Provincial Championships – Rules of Play be changed from “All competitors must be affiliated with Curl PEI and adhere to Curling Canada’s Residency eligibility rules.” to “All competitors must be affiliated with Curl PEI and adhere to Curling Canada’s Residency eligibility rules with the following exception: for events in which free agents and birthright status curlers may be included on the roster, teams are only permitted to have up to half the players be non-residents (i.e. 2 players on a 4-person team, 1 player on a 2-person team).

Amy Duncan

Executive Director, Curl PEI

Tel: 902-368-4208

Suite 203

40 Enman Crescent

Charlottetown PE C1E 1E6

Link to Proposed Bylaw Amendments (PDF Format): https://peicurling.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Curl-PEI-Constitution-Bylaws_Presented-to-SGM-June-23.pdf

Link to Survey Review Committee Final Report – with Executive Summary (PDF Format):

https://peicurling.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Survey-Review-Committee-Final-Report-with-Executive-Summary.pdf

Former Charlottetown Curling Club provides relaxing new home to Community Outreach Centre (Saltwire)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — People were relaxed and milling about on Friday, June 11 not long after the Community Outreach Centre officially opened the doors at its new location in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

A Salvation Army van sits outside the former Charlottetown Curling Club on Friday, June 11. It is the new location for the Community Outreach Centre that opened on Friday. The Salvation Army is responsible for staffing the centre. – Dave Stewart/The Guardian

Due to client privacy reasons, the SaltWire Network wasn’t permitted to speak to anyone officially but was invited in for a brief tour of the former Charlottetown Curling Club and chatted with some of the staff.

Some clients were just relaxing on couches reading while others were on the computers, scouring the Internet for jobs and housing possibilities.

The outreach centre had been operating out of the Smith Lodge on Weymouth Street. It closed on the night of Thursday, June 10. The much more spacious curling club location opened the next morning.

The provincial Department of Social Development and Housing has signed a six-month lease with the owner of the curling club to operate the centre.

“It feels awesome; it’s really great,’’ Lt. Emily Newbury, executive director of the Salvation Army in Charlottetown which is responsible for staffing the outreach centre, said in describing how it felt to be in the new space. “Throughout the past week, we’ve been moving in what we can slowly, making sure that services could still be provided … at Smith Lodge.’’

The centre offers support to people seeking financial assistance, counselling, food and housing. Clients can also make phone calls and use computers, do their laundry and access washrooms.

Click for the full story

Former Ch’town Curling Club building begins new role Friday as Community Outreach Centre (PEI Gov’t News Release)

The Community Outreach Centre will move to its new home at 241 Euston Street in Charlottetown tomorrow. 

Brad Trivers, Minister of Social Development and Housing with Donna Keenan, Reaching Home Coordinator for the John Howard Society

The centre will continue to be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offer support to people seeking financial assistance, counselling, employment, food and housing. Islanders can also access washrooms, laundry facilities, telephone and computers as well as connections to community and government organizations and services. 

“We are delighted to have a new location for the Community Outreach Centre that offers more indoor and outdoor space. The centre is a vital hub for Islanders in need and it will have space for staff and community partners under one roof to provide people with critical social services and supports.”

– Social Development and Housing Minister Brad Trivers

“The new location for the Community Outreach Centre will provide clients with better access to the services they need,” says Councillor Mike Duffy, Chair of Planning and Heritage. “As chair of the Planning and Heritage committee, I look forward to seeing the centre operating in a larger, safer venue to support the growing city population.”

Oversight of the centre is provided by a working group that includes Blooming House; Canadian Mental Health Association; City of Charlottetown – Police Services; Community Information Legal Association;  Department of Social Development and Housing; Health PEI Mental Health and Addictions; John Howard Society; Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island; Native Council of Prince Edward Island; PEERS Alliance; PEI Council of People with Disabilities; Salvation Army; The Adventure Group, and the Upper Room Food Bank. 

“This is a really positive step in the right direction for the Community Outreach Centre,” says Donna Keenan, Reaching Home Coordinator at the John Howard Society and member of the working group. “The move not only provides additional space for clients, partners and staff, but also opens the door for the expansion of services, down the road.” 

The centre opened as a pilot January 15, 2020 at 211 Euston Street, moved to Birchwood School in March 2020 for several months due to Covid-19, then moved to Smith Lodge at 35 Weymouth Street where it is currently located. Smith Lodge will continue to operate as a transitional housing complex for people in need of that service after the centre moves to its new location. 

Click to read this news release at the PEI Government website.

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