Montague Curling Rink Ice almost ready in Three Rivers

The Bogside Brewing Cashspiel is on the schedule for the Montague Curling Rink next weekend, and the ice is almost ready for it, complete with new rocks added last season, and Jet Ice Full House circles, including circles for PEI’s fourth-largest municipality, Three Rivers, made up of the former communities of Montague, Georgetown, Cardigan, Brudenell, Lorne Valley, Lower Montague, Valleyfield and unincorporated areas from Panmure Island to Launching to Greenfield. 

Cornwall again hosting Murphy’s Ice Queens Women’s Funspiel in November

The annual Murphy’s Ice Queens Women’s Fun-Spiel takes place Saturday, Nov 23rd 2019 here at the Cornwall Curling Club, and is a great way to kick off the curling season! This event is open to female curlers from all clubs.

Non-Competitive Teams only (maximum of 2 competitive curlers/team)

Both Team and Single entries are welcome. $35 per player or $140 per four-person team.

Contact the Cornwall Curling Club at (902) 566-4427 or sign up at the Cornwall club to register

Breakfast muffins, sweet breads & coffee

Lunch: soup and sandwich

Closing Awards Social:  apps provided

Door prizes and 50/50 available

Sign up by Friday, Nov 15th

A day of fun and laughs guaranteed!

A BIG THANK-YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, MURPHY’s PHARMACIES!

 

Charlottetown Curling Complex ice plant up and running

The Charlottetown Curling Complex is reporting this morning that their ice plant is now running and the temperature is dropping. They expect to be on target to have ice before the end of the month. There is still plenty of work to do at the curling facility, and they could use some volunteers – please contact them if you can spare some time to help over the next couple of weeks.

File photo: Ice Preparation at the Charlottetown Curling Complex in 2017

 
 
 
 

Mike Dillon to be inducted into Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum (Journal Pioneer)

This is a pin that was presented to the six inductees of the P.E.I. Curling Hall of  Fame and Museum on Monday night. The induction ceremony took place at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Mike Dillon’s name is attached to most of the Island’s top curling trophies.

Mike Dillon is one of this year's inductees into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum.
Mike Dillon is one of this year’s inductees into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum.

He has won three P.E.I. junior titles, four P.E.I. men’s championships, one P.E.I. mixed title and two P.E.I. seniors’ championships during his 37-year competitive career.

He will be inducted into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday during a ceremony at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. He will be joined by John Likely, Shelley Muzika, Leslie MacDougall and Wayne Matheson.

Click to read Mike Dillon’s Biography in the Journal Pioneer

PEI Curling Hall of Fame to welcome five new inductees. MacDougall, Matheson have built impressive resumés (The Guardian)

MacDougall, Matheson have built impressive resumés

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum.
P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum. 

Five athletes will be inducted into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum when it hosts its 13th annual induction ceremony Tuesday at the Charlottetown Curling Complex.

This year’s inductees are Mike Dillon, John Likely and Shelley Muzika, all from Charlottetown, Leslie MacDougall from Cornwall and Wayne Matheson, a former resident of both Summerside and Charlottetown, who now resides in Sudbury, Ont. “Recognizing the accomplishments of curlers and builders who have dedicated their time and energy to the sport of curling is an important component of our curling history,” said Jerry Muzika, chairman of the Hall of Fame and Museum.

Leslie MacDougall of Cornwall will be inducted into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday evening. The induction ceremony will take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. – Jason Simmonds

Wayne Matheson will join the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum in Charlottetown on Tuesday evening. The induction ceremony will take place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex.

Wayne Matheson will join the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum in Charlottetown on Tuesday evening. 

The event, which will be hosted by Paul H. Schurman, gets underway at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and available at the door. The Hall’s permanent home is located in the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Charcoal portraits of the members are displayed at the top of the stairway in the club’s main entrance. With this year’s five inductees, the Hall of Fame, which was started in 2007, grows to 74 members.

Click to read the full story with profiles of MacDougall and Matheson.

RELATEDClick here for profile on inductee Mike Dillon

  • Sports Editor’s Note: Profiles of P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum inductees John Likely and Shelley Muzika will appear in an upcoming edition

PEI’s Suzanne Birt rink among 62 teams in KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge in Pictou County, NS (GSOC)

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling announced Wednesday the field for the 2019 KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge taking place Nov. 5-10 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in Pictou County, N.S.

Featuring 62 — that’s right, 62! — teams in action, the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge is the largest event in the series with two tiers and plenty of stakes on the line.

The Tier 1 divisions, taking place in the Sobeys Arena, include the top 15 men’s and 15 women’s teams from around the world including No. 1 ranked Rachel Homan, whose Ottawa-based club is also the defending women’s champion. Brad Jacobs’s crew from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., which includes PEI’s Brett Gallant, is the reigning men’s Tier 1 champion and also aims to repeat. PEI’s Adam Casey is also in the event, on Winnipeg’s Team Gunnlaugson. Tier 1 winners clinch spots in the season-ending 2020 Humpty’s Champions Cup running April 29 to May 3 in Olds, Alta. 

The Tier 2 divisions, which include PEI’s Team Suzanne Birt, is taking place in the adjacent Bell Aliant Arena, and features 16 teams each including the next-ranked teams looking to rise up the charts plus a handful of local contenders such as your reigning provincial champions Team Stuart Thompson and Team Jill Brothers, which includes PEI’s Erin Carmody. Winners of the Tier 2 divisions receive promotions to compete among the top flight at the 2020 Meridian Canadian Open, Jan. 14-19 in Yorkton, Sask.

All divisions will be split up into three pools of five teams for round-robin play with the top eight overall qualifying for the playoffs. A full draw schedule of matches will be released in the near future.

The KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge is sure to be a hot ticket for one cool event. Purchase the full-event pass and you’ll never miss a moment from the opening draw straight through to the championship-winning shots. Weekend passes and single-draw tickets are also available. Visit thegrandslamofcurling.com/tickets for all ticket information.

Can’t make it to Pictou County, N.S.? Broadcast coverage begins Nov. 7 on Sportsnet with online streaming available via Sportsnet NOW (Canada) and Yare (international).

Tier 1 men’s division

Team Hometown
Team Brendan Bottcher Edmonton, AB
Team Peter de Cruz Geneva, SUI
Team Matt Dunstone Regina, SK
Team Niklas Edin Karlstad, SWE
Team John Epping Toronto, ON
Team Jason Gunnlaugson Winnipeg, MB
Team Brad Gushue St. John’s, NL
Team Glenn Howard Penetanguishene, ON
Team Brad Jacobs Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Team Kevin Koe Calgary, AB
Team Scott McDonald Kingston, ON
Team Mike McEwen Winnipeg, MB
Team Bruce Mouat Edinburgh, SCO
Team Yannick Schwaller Bern, SUI
Team John Shuster Duluth, USA

Tier 1 women’s division

Team Hometown
Team Chelsea Carey Calgary, AB
Team Kerri Einarson Gimli, MB
Team Tracy Fleury East St. Paul, MB
Team Satsuki Fujisawa Kitami, JPN
Team Anna Hasselborg Sundbyberg, SWE
Team Rachel Homan Ottawa, ON
Team Jennifer Jones Winnipeg, MB
Team Kelsey Rocque Edmonton, AB
Team Nina Roth McFarland, USA
Team Casey Scheidegger Lethbridge, AB
Team Robyn Silvernagle North Battleford, SK
Team Elena Stern Oberwallis, SUI
Team Silvana Tirinzoni Aarau, SUI
Team Isabella Wrana Stockholm, SWE
Team Sayaka Yoshimura Sapporo, JPN

Tier 2 men’s division

Team Hometown
Team Cameron Bryce Stirling, SCO
Team Braden Calvert Winnipeg, MB
Team Korey Dropkin Chaska, USA
Team Michael Fournier Montreal, QC
Team James Grattan Oromocto, NB
Team Tanner Horgan Winnipeg Beach, MB
Team Scott Jones Moncton, NB
Team Glen Muirhead Perth, SCO
Team James Murphy Halifax, NS
Team Kirk Muyres Saskatoon, SK
Team Rich Ruohonen Minneapolis, USA
Team Greg Smith St. John’s, NL
Team Karsten Sturmay Edmonton, AB
Team Kendal Thompson Halifax, NS
Team Stuart Thompson Dartmouth, NS
Team Jaap van Dorp Zoetermeer, NED

Tier 2 women’s division

Team Hometown
Team Mary-Anne Arsenault Dartmouth, NS
Team Megan Balsdon London, ON
Team Suzanne Birt Charlottetown, PEI
Team Jill Brothers Halifax, NS
Team Corryn Brown Kamloops, BC
Team Andrea Crawford Fredericton, NB
Team Hollie Duncan Toronto, ON
Team Binia Feltscher Langenthal, SUI
Team Mackenzie Glynn St. John’s, NL
Team Tanya Hilliard Halifax, NS
Team Daniela Jentsch Füssen, GER
Team Min-Ji Kim Chuncheon, KOR
Team Jestyn Murphy Mississauga, ON
Team Beth Peterson Winnipeg, MB
Team Laurie St-Georges Laval, QC
Team Laura Walker Edmonton, AB

Click to read this story at The Grand Slam of Curling website

Silver Fox Junior Program starts Oct. 28

The junior program at the Silver Fox in Summerside will begin on Monday the 28th with some changes this year:
Little Rockers will be 4-5 pm Mondays
Juniors go 5-6 pm Mondays
On Wednesdays the ice is open to Juniors from  3-5 pm for teams that want games and also for teams with coaches who want further instructions.
Jamie Newson and Miranda Ellis will be present on Wednesdays to provide on ice guidance and to answer any questions for the curlers concerning game scenarios.
Registration can be done online at https://silver-fox.curling.io/en/products or you can register in person at the office. 

PEI’s Brett Gallant among 55 elite Canadian athletes joining RBC Olympians program (RBC)

55 elite Canadian athletes have been announced as part of the 2019-2021 RBC Olympians roster. The roster includes an impressive group of Tokyo 2020 hopefuls from communities across Canada, including Charlottetown’s Brett Gallant (Curling), along with Ellie Black (Gymnastics), Jennifer Abel (Diving), Matt Berger (Skateboarding), and Penny Oleksiak (Swimming), among others. The roster also includes RBC Training Ground program graduates Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Canoe-Kayak), Jerome Blake (Athletics), and Pierce LePage (Athletics).

“Proud to be joining the RBC family as part of the RBC Olympians program for the next 2 years!”
– Brett Gallant (Twitter)

The RBC Olympians program is a national initiative that provides support to Canadian athletes, helping them succeed in international competition, and as they transition into life after sport. In addition to much-needed financial support, the program provides athletes with opportunities to gain valuable career experience alongside flexible work arrangements. RBC Olympians also act as ambassadors, spreading the Olympic messages of teamwork, excellence, commitment and leadership to communities across Canada. Since its inception in 2002, hundreds of current and newly retired Olympians and Para athletes have benefited from the program.

As the longest standing partner of Team Canada, RBC has proudly championed the growth of the Olympic Movement since 1947. Through initiatives like RBC Training Ground and the RBC Olympians program, RBC is proud to support amateur athletes at every stage of their careers – from up and coming next-generation talent, to multi-Games Olympic medallists.

“We are very excited to welcome our new roster of RBC Olympians to the Team RBC family,” said Matt McGlynn, Vice-President, Brand Marketing, RBC. “At RBC, we are dedicated to helping athletes succeed in sport and in life, and the RBC Olympians program is uniquely designed to do just that. RBC continues to be a proud champion of the Olympic Movement in Canada, and we look forward to cheering on our RBC Olympians on their journey to the Tokyo 2020 Games and beyond.”

“When I first started with Team RBC in 2017, I was excited to gain valuable career experience and use the financial support to fill in the gaps in my training,” said Melissa Humana-Parades, Tokyo 2020 RBC Olympian and Beach Volleyball World Champion. “But I quickly realized the program goes far beyond preparing us for life after sport and financial support. RBC is much more than a financial institution; they connect and build communities. And I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this program.”

“RBC believed in me before anyone else, and has supported my Olympic dream since day one,” said Pierce LePage, RBC Olympian and Pan American Games silver medallist. “They truly care about supporting athletes at every stage, and the RBC Olympians program reflects this.”

“Who would have thought that the RBC Olympians program would include a Skateboarder? I’m beyond grateful to be a part of this program,” said Matt Berger, RBC Olympian and Tokyo 2020 skateboarding hopeful. “It’s a powerful feeling to be a part of Team RBC, especially knowing this team is made of Canada’s greatest athletes.”

2019-2021 RBC Olympians:

Name

Sport

Hometown

Aaron Brown

Athletics

Toronto, ON

Alanna Bray-Lougheed

Canoe Kayak

Oakville, ON

Alex Boisvert-Lacroix

Speed Skating

Montreal, QC

Allison Beveridge

Cycling

Calgary, AB

Amanda Rummery

Para Athletics

Edmonton, AB

Andrew Wolfe

Figure Skating

Calgary, AB

Antoine Valois-Fortier

Judo

Quebec City, QC

Ashley Lawrence

Soccer

Caledon, ON

Bismark Boeteng

Athletics

Toronto, ON

Brett Gallant

Curling

Charlottetown, PEI

Brianne Jenner

Ice Hockey

Oakville, ON

Cam Stones

Bobsleigh

Calgary, AB

Charles Phillibert-Thiboutot

Athletics

Quebec City, QC

David Johnson

Para Athletics

Victoria, BC

Diana Matheson

Soccer

Ottawa, ON

Eleanor Harvey

Fencing

Hamilton, ON

Ellie Black

Artistic Gymnastics

Halifax, NS

Erin Latimer

Para Alpine Ski

Toronto, ON

Fillah Karim

Sailing

Vancouver, BC

Gavin Smellie

Athletics

Brampton, ON

Haley Daniels

Canoe Kayak

Calgary, AB

Jackson Payne

Gymnastics

Edmonton, AB

Jacqueline Simoneau

Artistic Swimming

Ste Anne, QC

Jennifer Abel

Diving

Montreal, QC

Jennifer Hawkrigg

Snowboard

Toronto, ON

Jerome Blake

Athletics

Vancouver, BC

Jill Saulnier

Ice Hockey

Halifax, NS

John Smythe

Field Hockey

Vancouver, BC

Justin Kripps

Bobsleigh

Calgary, AB

Kate Wright

Field Hockey

Edmonton, AB

Keely Shaw

Para Cycling

Midale, SK

Kierra Smith

Swimming

Vancouver, BC

Korey Jarvis

Wrestling

Elliot Lake, ON

Kristen Kit

Rowing

St. Catharines, ON

Liam Hickey

Sledge Hockey

St John’s, NF

Mandy Bujold

Boxing

Kitchener, ON

Marie-Philip Poulin

Ice Hockey

Beauceville, QC

Mark McMorris

Snowboard

Regina, SK

Matt Berger

Skateboarding

Kamloops, BC

Meaghan Mikkelson

Ice Hockey

St. Albert, AB

Megan Lukan

Rugby

Barrie, ON

Melissa Bishop

Athletics

Eganville, ON

Melissa Humana-Paredes

Beach Volleyball

Toronto, ON

Michael Tayler

Canoe Kayak

Ottawa, ON

Natasha Fox

Wrestling

Saskatoon, SK

Penny Oleksiak

Swimming

Toronto, ON

Philippe Marquis

Freestyle Skiing

Quebec City, QC

Phylicia George

Athletics

Markham, ON

Pierce LePage

Athletics

Whitby, ON

Renata Fast

Ice Hockey

Burlington, ON

RJ Barrett

Basketball

Mississauga, ON

Sam Effah

Athletics

Calgary, AB

Samantha Stewart

Wrestling

London, ON

Skylar Park

Taekwondo

Winnipeg, MB

Tyler McGregor

Sledge Hockey

Forest, ON

Source: RBC

Cornwall club seeking part-time janitor

The Cornwall Curling Club is seeking a part-time janitor for their modern curling facility housed on the lower floor of the Cornwall Civic Centre at 29 Cornwall Road, Cornwall PEI. This is a seasonal position starting immediately and running until approximately the first week in April .

This will be an hourly wage position at $12.40 per hour for approximately 25 hours per week Monday to Friday, with some weekend work to accommodate bonspiels and other activities.

Work schedule will typically be a morning shift, finished by 12 noon.

If you take pride in your work, are organized and can work diligently and independently, this is the position for you!

Please drop your resume off to the Cornwall Curling Club, or email the Club Manager at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca
 
Deadline for applications is Friday, October 25th at 5 pm.
 

Reminder: PEI Curling Hall of Fame to induct five members at 13th annual induction ceremony on Tues. Oct. 22

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its thirteenth annual induction ceremony on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, Charlottetown, PEI.

Five inductees, all in the “Curler” category, are being honoured for their achievements in and contributions to the sport of curling: Mike Dillon, John Likely, and Shelley Muzika, all from Charlottetown,  Leslie MacDougall, from Cornwall PEI, and Dr. Wayne Matheson, former resident of both Summerside and Charlottetown, now residing in Sudbury, Ontario.

 “Recognizing the accomplishments of curlers and builders who have dedicated their time and energy to the sport of curling is an important component of our curling history”, says Jerry Muzika, Chairman of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum.  He invites everyone to come out and honour the inductees.

Curl PEI president Sandy Matheson says that she is very pleased that the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is continuing its work to recognize curlers and builders, and looks forward to attending the event.

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

The event, with host Paul H. Schurman, gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 per person and are available at the door.

This year’s ceremony is sponsored by PEI Ford Dealers, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods, Peake & McInnis Ltd. Insurance Brokers. Phillips Feed Service, the City of Charlottetown, and Consolidated Credit Union Ltd., Summerside.

Here are the biographies of each of the inductees:

Mike Dillon

Mike started curling at the Belvedere Golf and Winter Club in the fall of 1976. He won the Prince Edward Island Junior Men’s Curling Championship in 1982, playing second with skip Wade MacRae, third Paul Dillon, and lead Roy Whitlock.

In 1983, he won his second PEI junior title with skip Wade MacRae, Blair Weeks at third stone, Paul Dillon at second, and Mike playing lead.

Also, in 1983, Mike won the Canada Games Curling Championship for PEI, with skip Wade MacRae, third Paul Dillon, second Roy Whitlock, and Mike again at lead. Their coach was Dr. Bob Johnston.

Mike had another Junior win in 1984, this time with a new team, skipped by Alan Brown, with Mark Butler at third, Mike at second, and lead Phillip Gorveatt.  Mike was awarded the Ken Watson sportsmanship trophy at the 1984 Canadian Juniors, an award voted on by the players.

In 2003, Mike won the Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship, playing lead with skip Robert Campbell, third Kevin Champion, and second Phillip Gorveatt.

In 2005, with Rod MacDonald skipping the team of third Kevin Champion, second Phillip Gorvett and Mike at lead, they won Mike’s second Prince Edward Island Men’s curling title, winning again in 2006.

Switching to second stone, Mike was back in the winners’ circle again in 2011, winning the PEI Men’s Curling Championship, this time with skip Eddie MacKenzie, Mike Gaudet at third, and Alex MacFadyen at lead.

Mike won the PEI Mixed Curling Championship in 2004, with skip Kim Dolan, third Kevin Champion, second Marion MacAulay, and Mike at lead.   

In 2017, Mike won the PEI Seniors Curling Championship, playing second for skip Phil Gorveatt. The third was Kevin Champion, and lead was Mark Butler.

Mike again won the PEI Seniors Curling Championship in 2019 playing lead for Phil Gorveatt, with third Kevin Champion, and second Larry Richards.

Mike has been a lifetime volunteer at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, helping with the junior program, the ice, and in many other capacities.

Mike’s curling career has spanned 37 competitive years, and has resulted in one PEI Canada Games, three PEI Junior titles, four PEI Men’s championships, one PEI Mixed title and two PEI Seniors championships — a list of achievements worthy of Mike’s induction into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame, in the curler category.

John Likely

John started to curl at the Charlottetown Curling Club 46 years ago in 1973 and has been a successful winning competitor for the past 40 years.

Beginning in 1979, John won the Prince Edward Island Juniors Men’s Curling Championship with skip Peter Jenkins, Billy Dillon at third, John at second, and Richard Kays at lead. 

Also in 1979, he won the Canada Games PEI Curling Championship, skipping his team of third Richard Kays, second Doug MacGregor, and lead Bill Tinney.

John’s main curling success came competing in the PEI Mixed Curling Championships, winning nine titles in 35 years of competition.

The first was in 1984, skipping his team of third Marion Partridge, second Billy Dillon, and lead Judy Lund.

The second PEI Mixed title came eight years later, in 1992, with third Susan McInnis, second Mark Butler, and lead Gail MacNeil. This same team stayed together and won the PEI Mixed Curling Championships in 1993, 1994 and 1997.

John’s sixth win of the Prince Edward Island Mixed Curling Championship was in 2000, again with McInnis and Butler, but with Nancy Cameron at lead.

In 2001, John had another PEI Mixed win, with Kathie Gallant at third, Mark Butler at second and Krista Cameron at lead.

Win number eight for John in 2002 saw Susan McInnis back at third, Mark Butler again at second, and Nancy Cameron back playing lead.

In that three year run of 2000, 2001 and 2002, the team placed third, third and second, respectively, at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.  All three winning skips in those years went on to win Briers: Kevin Koe, Jean-Michel Ménard, and Mark Dacey.

2004 was John’s ninth provincial Mixed Championship curling title. Playing with him were third Janice MacCallum, second Mark Butler, and lead Nancy Cameron.

John holds the national record for the most appearances as a skip at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship with nine, and he also holds the record for the most wins at the Canadian Mixed with 55.

John was the all-star skip at the 2000 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.

John won his first Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship in 1985, playing second for skip Wayne Matheson. Doug Weeks was third stone, and playing lead was Billy Dillon. At the Brier, the team made the tiebreakers but lost to Saskatchewan.

His second provincial Men’s Championship title came in 2002, skipping his team of third Robert Campbell, second Eric Brodersen, and lead Jeff Smith.

In 2019, with third Anson Carmody, second Steve Burgess, lead Rob Doherty, and fifth player Matt Nabuurs, John won this third PEI Men’s Curling Championship. 

Playing third for skip Rod MacDonald in 2013, with teammates Mark O’Rourke at second and Peter MacDonald at lead, John won the Prince Edward Island Seniors Championship. At the Canadian Championship, John was selected as the all-star third.  

John was a volunteer during the 1984 Scotties held at the Charlottetown Forum and he served on the 1999 Scott Tournament of Hearts Committee, responsible for hospitality.

John started the Ultramar Cash Spiel in 1987, managed the Charlottetown Curling Club from 1994 to 2000 and served two terms as President of the Charlottetown Curling Club.    

With a stellar career of involvement and success in his chosen sport as a competitor, with one provincial Junior title, one provincial Canada Games, three Men’s, one Seniors and nine provincial Mixed titles. John Likely is recognized with induction into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame as a curler.

Leslie MacDougall (Allan)

Leslie began curling in 1982 at the Chinguacousy Curling Club in Bramalea, Ontario. 

As lead with the 1990 Ontario Junior Mixed Championship team of skip Matt Hames, third Jayne Flinn and second Chris Harris, Leslie gained great competitive experience, preparing her for a career in women’s and mixed curling on Prince Edward Island.

She won her first of three PEI Mixed Curling Championships in 1990, playing first stone with skip Peter Gallant, third Kathie Gallant, and second Phillip Gorveatt.

Leslie’s second Mixed win was in 1997, at third position, with skip Mike Gaudet, second Brian Scales, and lead Lori Robinson.

Her third provincial Mixed win came in 2006, again playing lead for skip Mike Gaudet, with third Suzanne Gaudet and second Craig Arsenault.

In 1993, Leslie was the fifth player for skip Angela Roberts at the Scott Tournament of Hearts in Brandon Manitoba, her first appearance at the national event.

In 1996, she won her first Prince Edward Island Women’s Curling Championship, playing lead with skip Susan McInnis, third Kathy O’Rourke, and second Tricia MacGregor.

Playing second with a new team in 2000, with Shelly Bradley skipping, along with third Janice MacCallum and lead Tricia Affleck, Leslie won her second PEI Women’s Curling Championship title. This same team defended their provincial title in 2001.

Ten years later, in 2011, Leslie won her fourth provincial Women’s Curling Championship, playing lead for skip Suzanne Birt, with third Shelly Bradley, and second Robyn MacPhee.

In 2013, again as lead, she won provincial women’s title number five, with skip Suzanne Birt, third Shelly Bradley and second Sarah Fullerton.

Leslie organized the Ultramar Curling Bonspiel in Charlottetown for many years and holds a Level Two Curling Coach certification.

A provincial Junior mixed title, three Provincial Mixed Curling Championships, one provincial fifth player at the Canadian Women’s Championship, and five Prince Edward Island Women’s Curling Championships are highlights of Leslie’s career as a curler, making her worthy of induction into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame in the curler category.

Dr. Wayne Matheson

Wayne started curling in Summerside as a 13-year-old, curling in the men’s draws at night whenever he could, as he lived a few blocks from the old curling club on Notre Dame Street. He would sit outside for the 7 and 9 pm draws and someone would come out to get him if they were short. He wasn’t allowed to wait inside because of the liquor laws.

He played with the men’s teams at that time, and won a Maritime Mixed with skip Eric Johnston in 1961 at age 17.

In 1962 Wayne won the PEI Schoolboy Curling Championship, skipping his team of Ronald Ramsay, Bob Ramsay and Allan Morrison out of Summerside High School.

In 1963, skipping his team of Barry Willis, Rundell Seaman and Marc MacPherson from Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, he again won the PEI Schoolboy Championship, defeating his brother David Matheson from Summerside High School in the final.          

After completing Prince of Wales, Wayne went to Acadia University and from 1964 – 1966 he skipped his teams to three consecutive Maritime Intercollegiate Curling Championships.

At that time, there were 14 teams playing in the Intercollegiate league, many featuring future and current Brier players including Jack McDuff and John Fortier.

In 1967, Wayne skipped an Acadia team– Island-loaded with brother Dave Matheson, Al Ledgerwood, and Jim Fogarty, to the Silver Medal at the very first Canadian University Curling Championship in Calgary.  The event was won by 1984 Manitoba Brier winner, Mike Riley.  Wayne was the all-star skip at this inaugural Canadian Intercollegiate event.

From 1968-1975 Wayne was in Alberta at university and returned to PEI in 1976 after the loss of his brother David.

In 1979, Wayne skipped his team of third Kenneth MacDonald, second Al Ledgerwood and lead John Scales to his first Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship. At the Brier in Ottawa, Wayne had a winning record, defeating three Canadian Curling Champions: Rick Folk, Jim Ursel and Paul Devlin.  Also at the 1979 Brier, Wayne shared the first prestigious “Ross Hartstone Award” for the most gentlemanly player, and was also selected second all-star skip behind champion Barry Fry.

In 1984, Wayne again skipped the PEI’s Men’s winning team, with Kenneth MacDonald at third, Al Ledgerwood second, and Mark Victor lead, and went on to play at the Brier in Victoria, BC.

1985 saw Wayne winning his third PEI Men’s Curling Championship, with a different line-up, skipping his team of third Doug Weeks, second John Likely, and lead Billy Dillon.  The team played incredibly well at the Brier, and ended up losing to Eugene Hritzuk for fourth in a tiebreaker.

In 1985, Wayne coached the Kent Scales junior team to the provincial title.  The team consisting of Kent Scales at skip, Robert Campbell, Phillip Gorvett, and Andy MacDonald, led the round-robin at the Canadian Junior Men’s Curling Championship. They finished with a 10-1 record, losing the final to Kevin Martin of Alberta. All four members of the PEI team were selected as all-stars.

Wayne did many clinics for new curlers on the Island and was very involved in Junior development.

Wayne left PEI in 1987 to resume his professional career and, although away from the Island, he did continue to curl.

In 1989 he won the Northern Ontario Mixed with a team from Timmins. This was the first team to win a Mixed title from that community. Interestingly, the Mixed was played in Brandon and the winner was Robert Campbell, who Wayne had coached in Junior and was now a national champion.

In summary, during his competitive period of play on PEI from 1961-1964 and 1976-1986, Wayne won a Maritime Mixed title, two PEI Schoolboy Championships, three Maritime Intercollegiate championships; one Canadian University Championship silver medal, plus three Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championships.  In competition at the Briers, two were with a winning record, and his team is the only Island team to-date to play in a Brier tiebreaker. Wayne Matheson is worthy of induction into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame as a curler.

Shelley Muzika

Shelley began curling at the Charlottetown Curling Club when she was in Junior High School. Marty Winslow, the physical education teacher at Birchwood at the time, and an avid curler himself,  brought interested kids from Birchwood to the nearby Charlottetown Curling Club and provided them with an opportunity to learn the game. Although curling was always a sport of interest at home, it was participating on-ice at the club where she honed her skills.

Her first taste of a win in competitive play came in 1983 when Shelley won the PEI Canada Games Curling Championship, playing second for skip Heather Mader, with third Janice MacCallum, and lead Karolyn Godfrey. Their coach at the Canada Games was Marilyn Sutherland and they finished tied for first in their pool at 3-2, but lost in the tiebreaker for the medal round.

In 1984, Shelley won the Prince Edward Island Junior Women’s Curling Championship at third stone, with skip Janice MacCallum, Karolyn Godfrey at second, and Anne Partridge at lead.  Their coach was Dr. Bob Johnston and they came away at the Canadian event with a 4-7 record.

Shelley won five Prince Edward Island Women’s Curling Championships. Her first was in 1987, with skip Kim Dolan, third Karen Jones, Shelley at second, and lead Nancy Reid.

Her second win was in 1990, again with Kim Dolan skipping, Karen Jones playing third, Shelley at second, and lead Janice MacCallum.

1994 saw her win again, with Shelly Danks (now Bradley) skipping, Nancy Reid at third, Janice MacCallum at second, and Shelley playing lead. They finished at the Scott with a 7 and 4 record, losing the tiebreaker to the playoff round.

Four years later, in 1998, she won the PEI Women’s championship for the fourth time. with skip Tammi Lowther, Susan McInnis playing third, Shelley at second, and lead Julie Scales. Their 4-7 record at the Scotties in Regina was disappointing to them, but they did beat the Sandra Schmirler team from Saskatchewan in round-robin play.

Her fifth provincial women’s title was in 2009, playing second with skip Robyn MacPhee, third Rebecca Jean MacPhee, and lead Tammi Lowther. They finished round-robin play with a 7-4 record but lost in tie-breaker play.

Shelley was runner up seven times in the PEI Women’s Curling Championship: 1985, 1986, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.

Shelley won the PEI Mixed Curling Championship in 1996, with her husband Blair Weeks skipping, Janice MacCallum at third, Doug Weeks at second, and Shelley playing lead. They finished the nationals with a 5-6 record.

She was runner up three times in the PEI Mixed Curling Championship events: in 1985, 1986, and 1995.

Shelley was a frequent participant on various teams at cashspiels in the Maritime region and the wins include 1987 Fredericton Cashspiel, 1993 Charlottetown Ultramar, 1995 Halifax Moose Light Cashspiel, 1997 Charlottetown Ultramar Cashspiel, along with Charlottetown Superleague wins in 1987, 1993, and 1996.

Her volunteer activities include co-chairing the Charlottetown Curling Club’s annual cashspiel from 1991-1993 and chairing from 1994-1997.

Shelley was a Level 1 official at the 1987 Canadian Mixed held in Summerside, a level 1 official at the 1999 Canadian Women’s (Scotties) held in Charlottetown, and from 1994-96 was a volunteer instructor at Charlottetown Curling Club beginners’ clinic.  She also was a co-writer for the Scotties Heart Chart column during the 2011 Scotties held in Charlottetown.

Shelley is a certified Level 1 and 2 official and holds Levels 1 and 2 theory certification.

Shelly Muzika has an impressive curling career spanning more than 36 years, with one PEI Canada Games title, one PEI Junior Women’s Curling Championship, one PEI Mixed title, and five Prince Edward Island Women’s Curling Championships. She is recognized with her induction into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame as a curler.

 

 

 

 

Session for PEI curling facilities on “Keeping the Lights On”

Jerry McCann from New Brunswick will be on PEI at the Crapaud Community Curling Club November 4 from 6-9 pm to meet with representatives from PEI curling facilities for an evening of information sharing on the subject of “Keeping the Lights On — helping curling clubs to thrive and survive”. Jerry will share knowledge he has gathered over the years working with New Brunswick clubs.

Topics include grants, 5 year plans, Junior programs, fundraising, and membership.

There is no charge to curling clubs for this seminar, and Board of Directors members, managers, and volunteers are encouraged to attend.

For more info, contact Amy Duncan at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Please register online at: https://pe.curling.io/en/products

 

Silver Fox holding Open House and Registration October 28 to 30, with leagues starting Nov. 4

The Silver Fox curling club in Summerside is inviting new, and returning members as well as others to their Open House and Registration the evenings of October 28-30.
Leagues start November 4. More info to come.

Crapaud holding Early Registration on Friday evening

The Crapaud Community Curling Club is holding “Early Registration” on Friday, October 18th 2019 at 7 pm. There is a 10% Early Bird Special if you register at this time, and there is also another 10% discount for those who signup a new member.

 

Annual Foxy Lady women’s funspiel to have 1950s/60s Theme

The Silver Fox in Summerside is hosting its 22nd annual Foxy Lady women’s bonspiel, with a 1950s (Poodle Skirts) to 1960s (Woodstock generation) theme, on January 17 and 18, 2020. This event, sponsored by Credit Union Malpeque Bay and Ramsay Fish Holdings Ltd. fills up fast, so enter early!

Entry fee is $160 per team or $40 per player, and includes Friday evening snacks, and dancing to David Doyle. Saturday includes continental breakfast, lunch, and mid-afternoon snack, along with afternoon entertainment/dancing with Keith Broderick, followed by the banquet and prize presentations.

Book your accommodations at The Loyalist Country Inn at (902) 436-3333 or 1-800-361-3668.

No provincial or regular evening teams, please.

Closing date for entries is Friday, January 3rd 2010.

Send your entries to Sheila Compton, 268 All Weather Highway, Summerside, PEI  C1N 4V4, phone (902) 436-5629, email pudgesc@pei.sympatico.ca

 

Maple Leaf club in O’Leary: Open House Nov. 1-2. After-school Junior curling starts week of Nov. 4

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary has Open House scheduled for November 1st and 2nd. 
Follow their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MapleLeafCurling/ for more details as they become available.


Junior Curling – starts November 4, with sessions at  4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Details: Set aside time in your child’s schedule for some curling this winter! The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary’s after school curling program will begin the week of November 4 – right after school. Babysitting and a snack are available upon drop off. O’Leary buses and Bloomfield buses will drop the children off at the rink. Curling is twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays. Curling starts at 4 p.m. for the younger children and 5 p.m. for the older children. Cost for the season, including snacks and babysitting is $115. KidSport can assist w/ costs if necessary. Call John Martin at 859-3757 for more information. Registration is Nov. 2 at 1 – 3 p.m. 

Curling starts this morning at the Cornwall Curling Club

  It’s time to curl at the Cornwall Curling Club. The ice is ready, the Club is open normal hours, and their $10 per person “drop-in” curling from 10 am to noon Monday through Friday starts this morning. Regular evening … Continue reading

Reminder: Curl PEI AGM is Tuesday Oct. 15

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.  … Continue reading

Canad Inns Men’s Curling Classic in Manitoba cancelled

Despite the best efforts of the organizers, this weekend’s Canad Inns Men’s Curling Classic in Portage la Prairie Manitoba has been cancelled, after a snowstorm closed the Trans Canada highway and put the city in darkness by toppling a 115,000 … Continue reading

Souris Curling Club update: startup meeting will now be held Oct. 15

Besides PEI’s seven dedicated curling facilities, there is also recreational curling one day a week on arena ice with the Souris Curling Club curling at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex. Their first meeting was postponed and will now be held on … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Complex: expected ice availability is Oct. 25, looking for volunteer helpers for Saturday

Work continues at the Charlottetown Curling Complex to get everything ready for the season. They have discovered that the ice plant needs a little more work than usual this year, putting them about a week behind schedule, and they are … Continue reading

CBC Sports live-streaming Canad Inns Men’s Curling Classic this weekend. PEI’s Gallant and Casey will be there

Ten of the top 15 teams on the World Curling Tour’s ranking list are among the 28 participating this weekend in the annual Canad Inns Men’s Classic at the Portage Curling Club in Portage-la-Prairie Manitoba. The first draw is set … Continue reading

U16 Developmental League at Cornwall looking for at least two more teams

  The Under 16 Junior Developmental League at the Cornwall Curling Club is open to teams from all PEI curling facilities, and looking for at least 2 more teams. The league will run on seven selected Saturday mornings (that don’t … Continue reading

Reminder: Single Draw Tickets now on sale for the Tour Challenge in Pictou County

Individual Draw Tickets are now on sale for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge, Nov. 5-10 in Pictou County NS. Tickets for the full draw, weekend packages, and individual draws, along with the Rawlins Cross 30th Anniversary “Flying … Continue reading

Icemaking underway at some PEI curling facilities

The ice is just about ready at the Cornwall Curling Club, with lines and circles in place, and the top coats with Jet Ice conditioned water now being applied. Meanwhile, the base coats are on, and painted white at the … Continue reading

Try curling, learn and/or sign up to curl at Cornwall’s 3 FREE No Obligation Adult Curling School sessions Oct 15-17.

    The Cornwall Curling Club has three No Cost/No Obligation opportunities coming up for adults to give curling a try and/or learn to curl! Open House, Curling School and New Members Registration Evenings Their FREE, no obligation, adult Learn … Continue reading

Give Curling a Shot at the Cornwall Curling Club Oct. 15, 16, and 17 at 6:30 pm (CBC Compass)

Give curling a shot! The folks from the Cornwall Curling Club are inviting people to take part in their free curling days next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum to induct five members at 13th annual induction ceremony on Tues. Oct. 22

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its thirteenth annual induction ceremony on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, Charlottetown, PEI. Five inductees, all in the “Curler” category, are being … Continue reading

Silver Fox inviting members to info session on Oct. 23

SILVER FOX MEMBERS are invited to an Information Session at the Fox on Wednesday October 23, at 7:00 pm. The Board of Directors and General Manager will provide you with an annual update on the Complex, review its financial statements … Continue reading

Ron Crowe Memorial Stick Curling Bonspiel in Truro

WHEN: November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – November 2, 2019 (8 am start, 3 games guaranteed) WHERE: Truro Curling Club – 56 Young St, Truro, NS B2N 3W5, Canada COST: $100/team CONTACT:  Bill Wesley  902 895-3328  Email     … Continue reading

Charlottetown to host 61st Canadian Firefighters Curling Ch’ship this season

The Charlottetown Curling Complex will be the venue and the Prince Edward Island Firefighters Curling Association will be the host for the 61st Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship, which will be held March 26 – April 4, 2020. Charlottetown last hosted … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut team goes undefeated to win U18 Men’s Division at Halifax Harvest Spiel

It was a great start to the season for Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut rink, who went undefeated this weekend to win the Under 18 Men’s section of the Harvest Spiel at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, coming back from a … Continue reading

Souris Curling Club at Eastern Kings Sportsplex to hold meeting on Oct. 9

Besides PEI’s seven dedicated curling facilities, there is also recreational curling one day a week on arena ice with the Souris Curling Club curling at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex. Their first meeting is on Wednesday Oct 9th at 7 pm … Continue reading

New National Under-15 event among highlights of Curling Canada annual meetings (Curling Canada)

A new national Under-15 event, new opportunities for accomplished curling athletes to work with current teams, and various visions for the future of curling in Canada were unveiled in Kanata, Ont., this past weekend at the 2019 National Curling Congress … Continue reading

Intro to Curling Fun Day at Cornwall for Ages 5-12 now full. Waitlisting names for future sessions

  The FREE Intro to Curling Fun Day at the Cornwall Curling Club for ages 5-12 is now full. If you would like to be waitlisted for future sessions, please send your child’s name and date of birth to cornwalljuniorcurling@eastlink.ca. … Continue reading

Cornwall to host Maritime Masters Curling Ch’ships this season

  It was announced today that the Cornwall Curling Club will host the annual Maritime Masters Curling Championships, featuring the Masters Provincial Men’s and Women’s Winners and Runners-up from the three Maritime Provinces, from March 12-14 2020. Masters curlers are … Continue reading

Zacharias rink with Lauren Lenentine wins Larry Jones Jr. Classic, Tyler Smith team loses in quarters at Nautilus Slam

Winnipeg’s MacKenzie Zacharias rink from the Altona Curling Club, with PEI’s Lauren Lenentine at lead stone, went undefeated to win the women’s event at the Larry Jones Junior Classic this past weekend at the St. Vital Curling Club in Winnipeg. … Continue reading

Suzanne Birt rink semi-finalists at The Curling Store Cashspiel in Lower Sackville NS

The Suzanne Birt team are in the money, making it to the Sunday semi-finals of the eleven team The Curling Store Cashspiel in Lower Sackville NS, where they lost a close 4-3 decision to Jill Brothers and her Halifax rink, … Continue reading

Final reminder: application deadline is Sept. 30 for 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, … Continue reading

Birt and Morrow teams in The Curling Store Cashspiel in NS this weekend

PEI’s Suzanne Birt and Melissa Morrow teams are curling in the eleven-team The Curling Store Cashspiel at the Lakeshore Curling Club in Lower Sackville NS this weekend. PEI’s Erin Carmody is also on the event as third on the Jill … Continue reading

Tyler Smith team, plus Lauren Lenentine, in Junior Slam events this weekend

The Tyler Smith team, which includes Smith, third stone Ryan Abraham, lead Ryan Lowery, and skip Robbie Doherty from last year’s PEI Junior Men’s Championship rink out of the Charlottetown Curling Complex, along with Jake Flemming at second stone, are … Continue reading

WCT: Gunnlaugson (playing without PEI’s Adam Casey), Walker prevail in Winnipeg (Curling Canada)

When Jason Gunnlaugson won the Mother Club Fall Curling Classic on the weekend, it wasn’t the first time for most of the Winnipeg squad. Three of the four team members had accomplished the feat already in 2017, when they defeated … Continue reading

Curl Moncton Winter Spiel (U15 / U18) – January 31-February 2, 2020

A U18/U15 Winter Spiel will be held at Curl Moncton  January 31 to February 2, 2020. Entry fee is $160 per team. They will have divisions by age and gender and each team will play a minimum of four games. … Continue reading

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.  … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

Individual Draw Tickets are now on sale for the Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge, Nov. 5-10 in Pictou County NS. They may be purchased at the Pictou County Wellness Centre Box Office, or by clicking the link below: https://secure.ticketpro.ca/… … Continue reading

Rawlins Cross – live Nov. 8 at the Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge in Pictou

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Rawlins Cross is approaching legendary status as one of Canada’s most accomplished and beloved Celtic music groups. With the upcoming release of its 10th studio recording, “Flying Colours”, Rawlins Cross, with lead singer Joey Kitson of … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Space available in Turning Point Curling Novice, Intermediate, Competitive and Junior camps and clinics

Join Turning Point Curling at the Halifax Curling Club to get an early start on the season! Space is available in their September Novice, Intermediate, Competitive and Junior camps and clinics. Details and registration at TurningPointCurling.com … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

PEI’s Lauren Lenentine among 2019 “For the Love of Curling” scholarship recipients (Curling Canada)

Some of Canada’s up-and-coming curling athletes will get a little financial breathing room after being named recipients of the 2019 Curling Canada For the Love of Curling scholarships, Curling Canada announced today.  Lauren Lenentine. Photo credit: Edgy Sport Images Among … Continue reading

Give (street) curling a try at Marina Day this afternoon at the Silver Fox!

It’s Marina Day today (Sunday) from 1-4 pm at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside, which offers entertainment, dining, and, of course, a Yacht Club in the summer, and a Curling Club in the cooler months. Today, however, you’ll … Continue reading

Free Cornwall Junior Intro to Curling Fun Day on Oct. 20

The Cornwall Curling Club welcomes youth ages 5-12 to attend their FREE “Intro to Curling Fun Day” on Sunday October 20 from 1-3 pm at the Club on 29 Cornwall Road.  The event will include Games, Prizes, Snacks, and Curling … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

Crapaud Community Curling Club receiving federal funding for repairs (CBC)

The federal government is shelling out more than $100,000 to community groups across P.E.I through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The largest chunk of cash will go to the Crapaud curling club. The club will receive $23,602 for repairs. The … Continue reading

Curler Lauren Lenentine among top athletes at Sport PEI Made on PEI Female Style event

Hey female athletes! Want to know about being a high-performance female athlete? Lauren Lenentine Come join some of our top athletes, along with professionals in the field of nutrition, concussions, recruitment, training and leadership on August 7 from 6:30 to … Continue reading

NS Curling’s Junior Events Calendar

From August all the way through to April next year, there are many Junior Curling events taking place in Nova Scotia, a number of which may be of interest to PEI junior curling teams. Here is the Nova Scotia Curling … Continue reading

Media Muscle: Media Training Workshop with Chris Dornan

MEDIA MUSCLE WITH CHRIS DORNAN August 13, 2019 @ Royalty Centre 9:00 am – 12:00 noon FINDING YOUR STORY, UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACTS, NAVIGATING FOR SUCCESS Chris Dornan has come a long way from his days of play-by-play commentary of the … Continue reading

Lunch and Learn on Writing Proposals – register by July 15

L U N C H  A N D  L E A R N WRITING PROPOSALS with Stacey Evans, MRSB July 23, 2019 | 12 noon – 1 pm Room 125, Royalty Centre DEADLINE TO R EGISTE R – JULY 1 … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame member D. Alex MacDonald named Summerside citizen of the year (Guardian)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — A prominent Island businessman was awarded Summerside’s 2019 George Key Sr. Citizen of the Year Award. D. Alex MacDonald, 92, received his award as part of the Canada Day celebrations at Spinnaker’s Landing. Mayor Basil Stewart praised … Continue reading

Maple Leaf Little Rocks Car Wash and Barbecue fundraiser

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary is holding a Little Rocks car wash and barbecue fundraiser on Saturday, June 29 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Club (426 Main Street), to help finance a makeover for the … Continue reading

June 30 is For The Love of Curling Scholarship application deadline (Curling Canada)

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

Birthright added to Curling Canada residency rules (Curling Canada)

The residency rules that determine eligibility for the national men’s and women’s curling championships has been updated, it was announced by Curling Canada. Players can now use birthright status to represent the province or territory they were born, even after … Continue reading

Deadline is June 10 to apply for Curl PEI Curling Promotion Coordinator – Youth Position (8 week summer position)-

Curl PEI is hiring! Curling Promotion Coordinator – Youth Position Overview: This individual will help promote the sport of curling to help build membership through public events, marketing materials, and personal engagement with groups and individuals. This person will be … Continue reading

Cavendish Farms fry sale during Potato Blossom Festival in support of Maple Leaf Curling Club

The Cavendish Farms french fry wagon will be at the O’Leary Community Sports Centre during the PEI Potato Blossom Festival in mid-July, with proceeds going towards the Maple Leaf Curling Club. Sales July 15-18. … Continue reading

Crapaud Takeout Ham Dinners

The Crapaud Community Curling Club’s annual Take out Ham Dinners will be available for pickup on Saturday June 15th 2019. If you would like a ticket please contact Vivian at 213-7504 or Julie at 626-7856. Ticket sellers please have ticket numbers … Continue reading

Deadline is June 10 to apply for Curl PEI Curling Promotion Coordinator – Youth Position (8 week summer position)-

Curl PEI is hiring! Curling Promotion Coordinator – Youth Position Overview: This individual will help promote the sport of curling to help build membership through public events, marketing materials, and personal engagement with groups and individuals. This person will be … Continue reading

Elite Junior Camp mid-September in Halifax

Start your season off on the right foot with the Elite Junior Camp, featuring Mary-Anne Arsenault, Grant Odishaw, and 2-time World Jr. Champ Kristin Clarke, Sept. 14-15 at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax. $175 per player, plus $30 per … Continue reading

Harvest Spiel Jr. Bonspiel at Halifax Mayflower Oct. 4-6

The Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax is hosting a junior bonspiel on Oct 4-6.  There is lots of room in the U15 boy’s division and a spot or 2 open in the other divisions as well.     Harvest Spiel Oct … 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

Canadian Curling Club Ch’ships headed to Leduc, Alberta (Curling Canada)

Canadian curling’s grassroots will be celebrated alongside this country’s top stars when the 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships are staged in Leduc, Alta., in November. The Leduc Curling Club will play host to the 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships. (Photo, Leduc Curling Club) The 11th … Continue reading

NCCP Coaches Training

Here are upcoming NCCP workshops your coaches may need. Comp Intro Plan a Practice Monday May 6 https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5280169 Space for 4 Comp Intro Make Ethical Decisions Tuesday May 21 https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5303188 Nutrition is now an eLearning course … Continue reading

Running effective board meetings – – with Maria Sanderson, MRSB – learning opportunity for sports leaders

Preparation, clear operating principles and strong leadership are essential ingredients that can make meetings more effective.  During this interactive session we will review tell-tale signs and symptoms of inefficient Board meetings; discuss the role of the Chair; and explore promising … Continue reading

PEI’s Adam Casey to join Team Gunnlaugson at second next season (GSOC)

(By Jonathan Brazeau) Jason Gunnlaugson has recruited Adam Casey to throw second stones for his squad next season. Gunnlaugson was in the market for a new second after Denni Neufeld decided to step back and dedicate more time towards his … Continue reading

Charlottetown holding annual lobster/ham take-out dinner fundraiser

Get your tickets for the Charlottetown Curling Complex’s annual Lobster Take Out Dinner Friday May 24, 2019. Lobster tickets are $25 per plate Ham Dinner is $15 per plate Call the club to order tickets 902-370-2876 or Phillip at 902-393-2950 … Continue reading

2019 For The Love of Curling Scholarship program now accepting applications (Curling Canada)

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