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 Club’s Kids Room, which they use in their school program that has been running for about 20 years. Please come out and help give them a better space!

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 Women’s Curling Championships were past recipients of the For The Love of Curling Scholarship. Front row, from left, Selena Sturmay, Mackenzie Zacharias, Megan Smith, Karlee Burgess, Kaitlyn Jones, Kate Sherry. Middle row, from left, Jessica Humphries, Sarah Hoag, Megan Smith, Sarah Daniels, Kira Brunton. Back row, from left, Matt Hall, Tyler Tardi, Maxime Blais, Tanner Horgan, Ryan Lamswood, Dustin Mikush, Sterling Middleton. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 For the Love of Curling Scholarships, which are funded through the generous support of the Canadian curling community.

A total of 10 $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to male and female curlers who best demonstrate athletic and academic prowess as well as community leadership.

“It’s always exciting to see the results of this Curling Canada Foundation program, because it produces such a tangible outcome,” said Maureen Miller, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “The scholarships will give young curlers across the country an amazing opportunity — not only to continue improving as athletes and students, but also as citizens, and that’s truly gratifying.”

At the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Prince Albert, Sask., there were 18 former recipients of the For The Love of Curling Scholarship, including two-time reigning world and three-time reigning Canadian junior men’s champs Tyler Tardi and Sterling Middleton.

Another former recipient, Karsten Sturmay, will be a member of the 2019 Selection Committee.

All of the 2019 scholarships will be awarded to deserving young athletes from across Canada to help post-secondary athletes cover some of their education and curling costs.

Emphasis will be placed on athletes who have competed at the provincial/territorial level or higher, who have maintained a good level of academic standing, while showing a strong commitment to their community through involvement in coaching, instructing and volunteer activities. Athletes must be under the age of 24 as of Dec. 31, 2019, and not have received the For the Love of Curling Scholarship previously.

The application process runs from May 1 to June 30, 2019. Scholarships will be awarded in August.

For more information or to apply, visit online at www.curling.ca/scholarship2019.

Click to read this story at Curling.ca

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 moving away.

For a summary of the update, click here.

For the full residency rules, click here.

For frequently asked questions about birthright, click here.

This decision was made by the Curling Canada operations team after discussion with the Board of Governors and Member Association presidents.

Birthright will be implemented nationwide as of the 2019-20 curling season and in effect at the Tim Hortons Brier, Scotties Tournament of Hearts and all provincial/territorial playdown events leading up to the national men’s and women’s championships. This means all teams can still consist of one free agent and the remaining players may be bona fide residents or have birthright.

“Ask any Canadian curler about their dreams as a young player and they’ll tell you it’s competing at a Tim Hortons Brier or Scotties Tournament of Hearts and wearing the colours of their province or territory,” says Curling Canada CEO Katherine Henderson. “This update gives all curlers the opportunity to keep that dream alive no matter where they live in the country, while continuing to celebrate the traditions of inter-provincial/territorial competition that makes our sport special.”

This move provides curlers with more freedom in their personal and professional lives while achieving their athletic goals and aligns curling with best practices of other National Sport Organizations.

“I think it makes sense. Today in curling we’re going up against such strong competition at the world level and we need to make sure our best team is representing Canada. This allows players more leeway to live their lives and still have a strong team at worlds,” says Ben Hebert, lead for Kevin Koe.

The decision also benefits Member Associations (MA) that can feel the impact of curlers moving away for school and work opportunities. MA’s spend a lot of time, money and resources on developing young curlers and birthright provides these athletes with opportunities to represent the region they were born even if they move away.

“The way the world works many people are required to move because of circumstances,” says Jennifer Jones. “Whether it’s a job, school, a relationship or family there are many reasons why people move. In many cases, curlers end up having to make a difficult choice between where they live and their goals playing the sport which is unfortunate.”

Brady St. Louis of St. Marys, Ont., is now eligible to compete in Nunavut’s territorial playdown process. St. Louis learned to curl in Iqaluit and spent the first nine years of his life there. He is a national college champion with the Fanshawe Falcons. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photograph)

Birthright removes that difficult choice for some curlers, such as Brady St. Louis, by providing more options. St. Louis, from St. Marys, Ont., plans to use his birthright and make an immediate impact for his home territory of Nunavut. The 22-year-old could inject the territory with new talent that it otherwise would not receive.

St. Louis spent the first nine years of his life in Iqaluit and learned to curl there. He moved to Ontario with his family and eventually played for the Fanshawe Falcons where he won a national college curling championship and was named an all-star twice.

He hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps (David St. Louis skipped Nunavut at the 2018 and 2019 Tim Hortons Briers). If he does, he brings no shortage of skill to Nunavut: strategy, clutch draw weight, strong sweeping and experience on arena ice – to name a few.

“Having this is really phenomenal for me and other kids,” St. Louis says. “It’s a dream come true to go to the Brier for any curler. To have that chance while not being a permanent resident is just amazing. It gives me and other people that move away – because of working parents and other reasons – a chance to prove themselves. I still see Nunavut as being home for me. And to get a chance to represent a place where I grew up makes it that much better.”

The update to the rules leave a lot of possibilities on the table for curlers who have moved away, including some well-known names. Ben Hebert (born in Regina) playing for Saskatchewan again? He doesn’t rule out the possibility in the future.

“I have a great team here in Alberta now, but down the road if there was ever an opportunity for me to play for my home province and to play for Saskatchewan, I think that would be a very welcoming system,” says Hebert.

It’s welcoming because even though Hebert spent the first 22 years of his life in Saskatchewan, he has established his home in Alberta with a career, wife and kids. It’s very unlikely he would move back to Saskatchewan to play for the province.

It’s the realities of life for himself and many others who play the sport, but he doesn’t believe it should prevent a curler from representing the province or territory they identify with.

“For example, Rachel Homan just had a baby. For her now to play out of Ontario, that’s where she’s from and she’s put a lot of time into that association, and move out to Alberta with her husband and have their family here and not have to move back, I think that’s outstanding for curling and a step in the right direction,” Hebert says.

Click to read at Curling Canada

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 expected to plan, organize, and track activities and travel across PEI.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the scheduling of summer Street Curling events
  • Assist with the production of marketing materials to be used during the various events
  • Promote the sport of curling using Street Curling and Floor Curl equipment
  • Provide basic curling instruction directly to the general public and children during various events
  • Set up and tear down the display at each event

Preferred Skills:

  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Ability to organize, control and generate enthusiasm in a group of 20-30 children
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Experience teaching or coaching elementary aged children in a sport, camp, daycare, or school setting is an asset
  • Experience delivering public presentations is an asset
  • Knowledge of the sport of curling is an asset, but not a requirement

Special Requirements:

  • Valid drivers license
  • Access to a vehicle is required for this position
  • Must travel to events across the Island (compensated for travel)
  • Successful completion of a criminal record check (vulnerable sector) is required prior to starting employment
  • Non-standard hours may be required

This is an 8-week position; 30 hours per week.

Applicants must be between 15-30 years of age and legally able to work in Canada.

Anticipated start date is June 24, 2019.

Applications accepted via email (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca) until June 10.

Thank you to all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is supported by the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program.

Amy Duncan

Executive Director, Curl PEI

Tel: 902-368-4208

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.

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 to Vivian or Julie by JUNE 8th, 2019.

We are also looking for volunteers to help on Thursday June 13th, Friday June 14th, and Saturday morning of the dinners. If you can volunteer please contact Vivian or Julie.

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 expected to plan, organize, and track activities and travel across PEI.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the scheduling of summer Street Curling events
  • Assist with the production of marketing materials to be used during the various events
  • Promote the sport of curling using Street Curling and Floor Curl equipment
  • Provide basic curling instruction directly to the general public and children during various events
  • Set up and tear down the display at each event

Preferred Skills:

  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Ability to organize, control and generate enthusiasm in a group of 20-30 children
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Experience teaching or coaching elementary aged children in a sport, camp, daycare, or school setting is an asset
  • Experience delivering public presentations is an asset
  • Knowledge of the sport of curling is an asset, but not a requirement

Special Requirements:

  • Valid drivers license
  • Access to a vehicle is required for this position
  • Must travel to events across the Island (compensated for travel)
  • Successful completion of a criminal record check (vulnerable sector) is required prior to starting employment
  • Non-standard hours may be required

This is an 8-week position; 30 hours per week.

Applicants must be between 15-30 years of age and legally able to work in Canada.

Anticipated start date is June 24, 2019.

Applications accepted via email (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca) until June 10.

Thank you to all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is supported by the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program.

Amy Duncan

Executive Director, Curl PEI

Tel: 902-368-4208

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 coach. Register at: https://ns.curling.io/en/products

For more info, email aparis@nscurl.com

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 4-6, 2019 at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax NS

4 divisions: U18 Women, U18 Men, U15 Girls and U15 Boys
4 game guarantee
$185 to register
Contact:  HarvestSpiel@gmail.com for more information

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 Smith.


In 2018, four scholarships of $1000.00 each were awarded to Island student athletes. Congratulations to curler Lauren Lenentine, along with Emma Jinks, Christopher McQuaid and Ethan Boyd.

The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl Smith.

2018 Sport PEI Scholarship Winners

CRITERIA 

 To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;
  • Have excelled in high school and or provincial sports during the current school year;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities through volunteerism and sport
  • Have maintained a strong academic standing during the current school year;
  • Entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full-time student.

 
Applications for the scholarship must include the following items with the application form: 

  • List and prioritize your five (5) most outstanding sport achievements.  (Please be specific, e.g. 1st team All-Star AA Field Hockey, Bronze medal at Canadian Judo Championships-Junior division, -44 kg). in order of importance, International, National, Regional, Provincial & School or Club. 
  • List of leadership & volunteering activities in community, sport & school
  • Detail your future plans in school and sport.
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference (sport and/or leadership).
  • Copy of Official Academic Record (Transcript).

Application deadline is May 16, 2019

All applications are online only – Apply Here 

For more information, please contact Sport PEI at sports@sportpei.pe.ca or at 902-368-4110.

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 annual Canadian Curling Club Championships, which offer an elite national championship experience to Canada’s top club curlers, will take place Nov. 25-30 at the Leduc Curling Club, and will run in conjunction with the 2019 Home Hardware Canada Cup at the adjacent Sobey’s Arena — all part of the Leduc Recreation Centre. The Home Hardware Canada Cup will run Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, and will feature the top six men’s and top six women’s teams in the country.

Meanwhile, 14 men’s and 14 women’s teams from Curling Canada’s Member Associations — the 10 provinces, three territories and Northern Ontario — will contest the Canadian Curling Club Championships in Leduc.

“The Canadian Curling Club Championships are a hugely important event because they give club curlers the chance to compete on the national stage, and you can see what a thrill that is every year when these athletes are on the ice,” said Maureen Miller, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “Having the opportunity to showcase these curlers alongside the Home Hardware Canada Cup will make the 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships a truly unique event and I know Leduc will do an amazing job in hosting these championships.”

The Canadian Curling Club Championships are for recreational, club-level curlers who don’t have the time or resources to compete at the high-performance level; the event gives those curlers the thrilling opportunity to represent their home province or territory on the national stage.

It will be the first time Alberta has played host to the Canadian Club Curling Championships, which began in 2009 at Toronto.

“This is an event that speaks to the passion for curling across Canada, because it goes right to the grassroots of our game — the club curlers who have the same kind of dreams as our national team players,” said Jill Richard, Executive Director of Curling Alberta. “We’re delighted to welcome the Canadian Curling Club Championships to Alberta for the first time, and we know Leducwill be ready to make these athletes and their friends and family feel right at home.”

Overall, Alberta has won three men’s titles, followed by B.C., Saskatchewan and Ontario with two apiece; Newfoundland/Labrador has won once.

On the women’s side, Manitoba teams have won four times, followed by Ontario with three titles,  Alberta with two and P.E.I. with one.

At the 2018 Championships in Miramichi, N.B., B.C.’s Vic Shimizu (Richmond) claimed the men’s gold medal, while Morgan Muise’s Alberta team from Calgary captured the women’s gold.

The Leduc Curling Club is no stranger to championship curling; in 2018, it was a co-host of the Curl 4 Canada championships, that saw four Canadian titles — the Mixed Doubles, Wheelchair, U SPORTS and Canadian Colleges Athletic Association — decided.

The club also played host to the inaugural Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship in 2013, as well as the 1994 Canadian Mixed Championship and the 1991 Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships.

Leduc is pleased and excited to host the Canadian Curling Club Championships and the Home Hardware Canada Cup this winter,” said Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “Investing in sport is something we have always been passionate about, and it is events like these that showcase our camaraderie and community spirit. We are grateful to be the host city, and we can’t wait to welcome the events’ athletes, coaches, family and friends.”

 Click to read at Curling Canada.

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

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 practices like diligent agenda design, annual planning, diversity in decision-making, in-camera sessions, and clarity of roles in the board room. 

Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Webinar – To register:  https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5306768

Thursday, May 23 at 12 noon to 1 pm, Royalty Centre

Lunch and Learn – To register:  https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5306771

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 family and his real estate business, The Neufeld Group.

Adam Casey in action at the 2015 Meridian Canadian Open in Yorkton, Sask. (Anil Mungal)

Canadian teams are allowed one out-of-province player and the PEI native Casey will be the designated import alongside Winnipeg-based Gunnlaugson, third Alex Forrest and lead Connor Njegovan.

“We were just looking for somebody who had the experience to play at the level that we’ve been playing at and want to play at, so he’s kind of a natural fit,” Gunnlaugson said. “He has some experience at second with (Brad) Gushue, which is obviously one of the best places you can learn the game from and tons of success as a skip, so we think he’ll bring some good opinions to that side of the game as well. I think he was at a point where he was looking for a team that maybe wanted to commit a little bit more and we fit that nicely.”

Casey has competed in the Brier six times for three different provinces throwing second for Gushue’s Newfoundland and Labrador team from 2012-14, skipping his own P.E.I. club in 2015 and 2016 and guiding Saskatchewan in 2017. He played third for skip Charley Thomas in Ontario this past season.

Gunnlaugson hasn’t played with an import before, however, Casey’s willingness to compete just about anywhere and his determination to excel were attractive traits.

“We obviously had a pretty exhausting search as far as just who would be a good fit, who had the talent to do it and who had the drive to put in the effort. That’s one of the things we saw with Adam,” Gunnlaugson said. “We also like the fact that he had played as an import before and we had seen him playing well as an import. Obviously, you’re going to be working together as much as possible but if he did have to be on his own for a while in parts of the year, we knew he was still going to be ready and prepared to perform because we’ve seen that in the past.”

Neufeld, who won seven Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles with Mike McEwen before joining Gunnlaugson last year, believes they’ve found the right player to fill his shoes.

“I’ve always respected Adam Casey as a player,” Neufeld said. “I think he’s a good guy. He seems like he’s probably pretty easy-going and easy to get along with. I think he’ll relate well with those guys. I think with what was on the table that was probably the best fit.”

Team Gunnlaugson, ranked 17th in the World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit, sat down after their season ended to discuss their goals for the future. With the team looking to play in more events in order to surge the standings, Neufeld knew how hard they’d have to work and the commitment level proved to be too much for him.

“I know it’s really hard on my family when I’m gone so much and I think for these guys in order to get to the level that I would want to be at, they need and want to play more and that doesn’t really work for me,” Neufeld said. “They’re thinking of playing like 14 events before Christmas or something like that and that’s just too much for me. …

“It was a really tough decision for me because the guys — Gunner, Connor and Alex — are amazing human beings and I had a lot of fun playing with them. Our dynamic I felt was really, really good. I enjoyed being a part of helping them try to put some systems in place to reach the next level regarding sports psychology, fitness, nutrition and stuff like that; Things that I brought to the team that they weren’t doing previously. They’re all going in the right direction and they work so hard. They work harder than anybody that I’ve ever seen. They put in the time, they put in the effort and they’re going to be really good, they’re just not quite at that time right now.”

Gunnlaugson said he’s hoping to call upon Neufeld to sub if need be. They’ll also continue to keep close ties off of the ice with Njegovan joining Neufeld’s real estate team recently.

“We’re finding more and more in this day and age, people need somebody that’s reliable of high quality that they can call on in a pinch because players are getting hurt more, just like wear and tear injuries, and as the season gets longer and longer, it’s definitely good to have some people like that,” Gunnlaugson said. “We used Matt Wozniak once this year for that and he did a lot of sparing. I think Denni may have a season more similar to that but still able to keep a lot more close to home and commit more time to his business interests.”

Neufeld is looking at several different avenues of where to take his curling career as he’s not ready to retire yet.

“I told the guys if you’re playing such a hectic schedule and one guy can’t make it for that many events, I’ll be open to coming in and playing a couple of events a year, just one-offs kind of like what Woz did this year,” Neufeld said. “My wife and I have also talked about maybe getting into the mixed doubles portion of it, so there are a lot of directions it could go. I wouldn’t be closing the door on the right opportunity with a different men’s team but I’m not actively looking to get on a team either.”

Neufeld will get a head-start on his “super spare” role as he will fill in for lead Ben Hebert on Kevin Koe’s club for the Curling World Cup Grand Final next week in Beijing.

Click to read at The Grand Slam of Curling website.

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

FREE Come Try Floor Curling in Georgetown

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

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

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

Off-Season Training for Curlers at Synergy Fitness and Nutrition

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

Cornwall Curling Club seeking Manager for 2019-2020 season

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

Competition Development – Online Delivery workshop

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

Spring Junior Curling League underway in Ch’town

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

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

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

Canadian Stick Curling Championship- Thank you

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

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

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

Weekend curling update: Canadian U18 and Masters

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

Curling roundup: Canadian U18 and Masters

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

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

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

Canadian Stick Curling Ch’ship Banquet Photos

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

Curling roundup: Canadian U18, Masters and Stick

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

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

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

Annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel at Silver Fox in November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ice King Neo scraper for sale in Fredericton NB

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

MacFadyen wins Sportsmanship Award at Everest Canadian Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stick curling keeps Cornwall curlers in the game at age 90

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

Update on Junior Spring Curling Leagues

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

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

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

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

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

Reminder: Annual Labatt Meltdown starts April 12 in Crapaud

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

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

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

Junior Spring Curling Leagues

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

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

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

Wheelchair and Blind curling wrap up for the season

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

Mixed Doubles curling has come a long way, says Brett Gallant. ‘It was awesome to play in a full house’ (CBC PEI)

Canada’s first repeat champion at mixed doubles curling says the sport is attracting a lot more attention now than it did when he first won it in 2016. P.E.I.’s Brett Gallant and partner Jocelyn Peterman became the first team to … Continue reading

PEI men pick up pair of wins Sunday to improve to 2-3, while Island women still looking for 1st win at Canadian Seniors

The PEI men’s team, skipped by Philip Gorveatt out of the Charlottetown Curling Complex had a good day on Sunday, picking up a pair of wins at the Everest Canadian Seniors in Chilliwack BC — 11-4 over the Northwest Territories … Continue reading

Ferguson and Schut finish fourth at U18 Mixed Doubles Test Event in Fredericton

Curling Canada tested two possible future events, Under 25 and Under 18 Mixed Doubles, at the Willie O’Ree Centre in Fredericton NB these past two weekends. Each test event had eight teams. The U18, which includes PEI’s Mitchell Schut and … Continue reading

Peterman/Gallant win their second Canadian Mixed Doubles championship title (Curling Canada)

FREDERICTON — Jocelyn Peterman (Winnipeg) and Brett Gallant (PEI native living in St. John’s, N.L.) became the first team to win two mixed doubles national titles, at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship on Sunday afternoon. The pair solidified the … Continue reading

PEI’s Brett Gallant in Canadian Mixed Doubles final at 3 pm on CBC

The semifinal winners this morning at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, Nancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith and Jocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant advance to this afternoon’s final, live from Fredericton on CBC TV at 3 p.m. Atlantic. Bruce Rainnie will be leading the … Continue reading

Silver Fox holds their first Doubles Spiel

The Silver Fox’s first Doubles Bonspiel was a big success, with a wide variety of teams, including fathers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, couples, and curling friends all forming teams. Left to right: Ed White, Jenny McLean, … Continue reading

Weekend curling update

Canadian Mixed Doubles in Fredericton: Jocelyn Peterman and PEI’s Brett Gallant, the 2016 national champions, beat the team of John Morris and Jolene Campbell yesterday to advance to the semis, where they play Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres at 10 … Continue reading

Peterman/Gallant advance to 10 am Sunday Mixed Doubles semi-finals (Curling Canada)

FREDERICTON, N.B. — The field of teams is beginning to shrink at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. Twelve started the day at Willie O’Ree Place on Saturday morning and now only four remain. Jocelyn Peterman. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob … Continue reading

Playoffs set at 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles, Peterman/Gallant in Qualification game this afternoon (Curling Canada)

While mixed doubles takes less time to play than the traditional game, John Morris knows it’s tougher on the body. He and partner Jolene Campbell clinched the top spot in Pool D and earned a bye into the quarter-finals at … Continue reading

Weekend curling update

World Women’s: Team Canada finishes out of the playoffs. Canadian Firefighters in Kelowna: PEI finished at 3-7, BC takes on Sask. in the final at 1 pm Pacific. U18 Mixed Doubles test event in Fredericton: Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Club could be part of Simmons arena redevelopment, mayor says (CBC PEI)

Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown says the city is open adding a curling rink in its plans to replace Simmons arena. The Charlottetown Curling Club was built in 1959 and Brown said it is in need of major repairs. He said he … Continue reading

PEI finishes with 3-7 record at Canadian Firefighters

The rink of Alan Brown, Will Callbeck, Mike MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department, wrapped up round robin play on Wednesday in ninth place with a 3-7 win-loss record at the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling … Continue reading

Peterman/Gallant on top of Mixed Dbls standings, O’Connor/Abraham at 1-4 following 2 losses Thurs. (Curling Canada)

All eyes in Fredericton are on some of the biggest names in curling at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship. But there’s other teams flying under the radar and honing in on playoff spots after the conclusion of Thursday’s draws … Continue reading

2019 Everest Canadian Seniors Ch’ships start Friday in Chilliwack B.C. (Curling Canada)

A star-studded field of Canadian and World champions, as well as an Olympic medallist, will open play Friday at the 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships at the brand new Chilliwack Curling and Community Centre in Chilliwack, … Continue reading

Ferguson/Schut playing in Curling Canada U18 Mixed Doubles Test event starting Friday noon

The Cornwall Curling Club duo of Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut will be taking part in Curling Canada’s Under 18 Mixed Doubles test event, starting on Friday at Willie O’Ree place in Fredericton NB, with eight Maritime teams taking part. … Continue reading

Gallant/Peterman still perfect, O’Connor/Abraham pick up win over Tuck duo at Cdn. Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

[PEI’s team of Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham picked up their first win on Wednesday evening, 9-7 over Wayne and Kimberley Tuck of Ontario and have a 1-2 win-loss record. PEI has two games today, against Melissa Gordon/Kyle Kurz (1-2) … Continue reading

Curler Tegan Stride named Holland College Athlete of the Week (Holland College)

Women’s curler, Tegan Stride, and men’s basketball player, Jace Colley, have been named the Holland Hurricanes Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 17. Stride, a second-year member of the Hurricanes women’s curling team, was named to the … Continue reading

PEI beats N. Ont., loses to Quebec to go to 3-5 at Canadian Firefighters

The rink of Alan Brown, Will Callbeck, Mike MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department, picked up their third win in Wednesday play at the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Kelowna, BC. The Island team … Continue reading

Lauren Lenentine (U Sports), Tegan Stride (CCAA) make 2nd All Star teams as varsity ch’ships conclude in Fredericton (Curling Canada/U Sports/CCAA)

FREDERICTON, N.B. — The Laurentian Voyageurs won the 2019 U SPORTS women’s curling championship, while the Carleton Ravens captured the men’s title. In the bronze medal games, the Alberta Golden Bears scored a 7-3 win over the Dalhousie Tigers, to finish … Continue reading

O’Connor/Abraham lose 8-3 to Cameron/Carruthers. PEI native Alison Griffin on livestream at 4 pm

Team PEI – Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham, lost 8-3 to Manitoba’s Reid Carruthers (2017 mixed doubles champ) and Kate Carruthers in this afternoon’s CBC Live Stream game. Team Nunavut, which includes PEI native Alison Griffin, along with Ed MacDonald, … Continue reading

PEI beats Manitoba, loses to BC to go to 2-4 at Canadian Firefighters

The rink of Alan Brown, Will Callbeck, Mike MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department, picked up their second win in Tuesday play at the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Kelowna, BC. The Island team … Continue reading

PEI’s O’Connor/Abraham duo lose nationals opener. 1 pm Wed. game to be on CBC Live Stream

The Cornwall Curling Club duo of Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham lost their opener by a 10-4 on Tuesday night at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Fredericton NB to the  Danielle Schmiemann/Jason Ginter twosome from Edmonton. The PEI … Continue reading

Nowlan and Berry rinks win Maritime Masters Championships

The Silver Fox rink of Lou Nowlan, David MacFadyen, Earle Proude, and Alan Montgomery has won the men’s division of the Maritime Masters Curling Championship at the Riverside Country Club in Rothesay NB, with a 4-1 win-loss record. The Cornwall … Continue reading

2019 Everest Canadian Seniors Ch’ships start Friday in Chilliwack B.C. (Curling Canada)

A star-studded field of Canadian and World champions, as well as an Olympic medallist, will open play Friday at the 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships at the brand new Chilliwack Curling and Community Centre in Chilliwack, … Continue reading

PEI’s O’Connor and Abraham in Canadian Mixed Doubles Ch’ship, starting this evening in Fredericton (Curling Canada)

The 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship begins on Tuesday at 7 pm after the completion of the university and college events. While it’s the first time the national championship has been held in Fredericton, the city hosted the World Mixed … Continue reading

Dal teams out in semis at University Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) – The men’s final at the 2019 U SPORTS/Curling Canada Curling Championships will be one for the birds, literally. The Carleton Ravens will face the Memorial Sea-Hawks. Meanwhile, the women’s final will feature Ontario rivals Laurentian and … Continue reading

PEI beats Manitoba, loses to BC to go to 1-3 at Canadian Firefighters

The rink of Alan Brown, Will Callbeck, Mike MacRae, and Winston Bryan, from the Charlottetown Fire Department, picked up their first win in Monday play at the 60th Annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Kelowna, BC. The Island team … Continue reading

Registration reminder for Saturday’s Youth Jamboree in Ch’town

This is a reminder to register for the Youth Jamboree this Saturday in Charlottetown.  It will start about 9 am and run until about 3 pm.  Please let Amy know at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca if you have a team that is interested … Continue reading

Quilty wins Gold, Smith takes Bronze at U25 Mixed Doubles test event in Fredericton

Curling Canada is testing two possible future events, Under 25 and Under 18 Mixed Doubles, at the Willie O’Ree Centre in Fredericton NB. Each test event had eight teams. The U18, which includes PEI’s Mitchell Schut and Lauren Ferguson duo, … Continue reading