Cornwall cancels Sunday curling, except for afternoon practice, due to Circuit Breaker. Further info later.


Due to the Circuit Breaker announced Saturday, the Cornwall Curling Club has cancelled all curling on Sunday, Feb. 28, except for 3:15 to 6 pm Members practice. The Return to Play Committee is meeting Sunday to discuss further action, and an announcement is expected by Sunday evening.

PEI COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures go into effect 8 am Sunday

The PEI Government announced Circuit Breaker measures today, effective at 8 am Sunday and going until March 14 (end date may be earlier or later depending on progress). A number of these measures will impact PEI curling facilities and Curl PEI Events. 

These time-limited interventions are being put into place in order to get control of the situation at hand and break the chain of transmission of COVID-19. The measures will be reassessed throughout.

These restrictions override all other existing sector-specific public health guidance.

Measures in brief:

Personal gatherings – up to 10 in your home in addition to those who live there

Organized gatherings – limit of 50, in a facility with an operational plan

 

Gyms, fitness facilities, museums, libraries, etc. – up to 50% capacity, must ensure physical distancing

Restaurants, pubs, etc. – take-out and delivery only

Retail, markets, craft fairs – up to 50% capacity, must ensure physical distancing

Sports – individual and team practices OK within gathering limit and organizational plan, no games.

No change to Long-term care – up to 3 partners in care, limited visitors

 
At all times, public health protocols must be followed (masks, hand sanitizing, physical distancing).
 

#CurlingDayinCanada a big success in Stratford PEI!

Stratford PEI mayor Steve Ogden reports that Curling Day in Canada was a big success today at Pondside Park. He would like to thank organizer Jody Jackson, along with  Blair Weeks and other  Charlottetown Curling Club volunteers as well as Town of Stratford staff whose hard work made this Stratford Wnterfest and #CurlingDayinCanada event a success!

Here are some photos from the event:

 

 

 

Today is Curling Day in Canada! Check out FREE outdoor curling in Stratford PEI!

The weather is great for Today’s Curling Day in Stratford event, part of the nationwide Curling Day in Canada celebrations. Town staff applied a final flood on Friday morning prior to the rings and hacks being installed at the 15 Stratford Road Pondside Park rink.

Thanks to organizer Jody Jackson, along with the assistance provided by Jamie Jackson, Kevin Champion, Phil Gorveatt, Blair Weeks and Town of Stratford staff for all their assistance. While it won’t be arena ice conditions, it’s guaranteed to be fun!

Even though everyone will be playing outdoors and with appropriate social distancing, curlers are encouraged to wear a mask during the event.

 
 
 
 
The weather for Sunday isn’t looking great so they are going with a one-day event on Saturday only from 10-5. Anyone who had expressed interest in dropping by on Sunday is welcome to join them on Saturday. No cost to participate and the event, from 10 am to 5 pm is open to all ages and abilities.

As well as fun teams, they are also looking for anyone interested in trying curling to drop by!

Format/schedule for Curling Days in Stratford at Pondside Park Outdoor Rink, 15 Keppoch Road, Stratford:

Saturday, February 27th (10 am – 5 pm)
Sheet A
Fun 4-end games from 10 am – 5 pm

Sheet B

Learn to Curl – Children/Families 10 am – noon
Learn to Curl – Adults noon – 2 pm
Learn to Curl – Children/Families 2 pm – 5 pm

There is no charge to participate. Open to all ages and equipment will be provided. Children are encouraged to bring along a bike or hockey helmet for safety.
 
For more info, contact Jody Jackson at (902) 367-8993 or jacksonjody@hotmail.com or visit and message their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/curlingdayinstratford2021 and check out their Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/425159598705063

 

This weekend’s “Pink Hat” Spiel at the Silver Fox Postponed

We are very sorry, but we have made the decision to postpone our weekend spiel to honour our dear friend Leo Stewart.
Based on the present situation in the Summerside area, and the possibility of more news to come, we will tentatively re-book this event for the weekend of March 19-20.
We appreciate the number of people who signed up and wanted to help us remember and celebrate Leo.
Be safe out there.
 
– Silver Fox Curling Club

PEI’s Birt rink drops must-win game vs. BC, will not qualify for the playoffs at the Scotties (Guardian)

P.E.I.’s Suzanne Birt rink has not qualified for the championship pool at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary.

Team Birt dropped a 9-5 decision to British Columbia’s Corryn Brown in the final draw of the round-robin schedule Thursday night. The result left both teams with records of 4-4 (won-lost).

P.E.I. third Marie Christianson and second Meaghan Hughes sweep a rock at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary. P.E.I., which completed round-robin play 4-4 (won-lost), will not advance to the championship pool. – Andrew Klaver/Curling Canada

A win by the Birt rink, which lists Montague and Cornwall as its home clubs, would have guaranteed the P.E.I. representative at least a spot in a tiebreaker on Friday morning. The 18 teams comprise two nine-team pools and the top four at the end of round-robin play advance at the Canadian women’s curling championship.

Click for the full story by Jason Simmonds in The Guardian

Update: Fun teams and those who want to try curling invited to check out FREE outdoor curling in Stratford PEI Feb 27 in celebration of Curling Day in Canada

Update: the weather is looking great for Saturday’s Curling Day in Stratford! Town staff will be applying a final flood on Friday morning prior to the rings and hacks being installed. 

The weather for Sunday isn’t looking great so we will just be going with a one-day event on Saturday from 10-5. Anyone who had expressed interest in dropping by on Sunday is welcome to join us on Saturday. No cost to participate and the event is open to all ages and abilities.

Curling Day in Canada is coming up on February 27. In celebration of this event, a group, in partnership with the Town of Stratford, will be hosting free outdoor curling at the Pondside Park outdoor rink, 15 Stratford Road, on Saturday, February 27th from 10 am to 5 pm. Open to all ages. Helpers will be on hand to allow people to try the sport in a fun outdoor setting.

Organizers are looking for fun teams for free outdoor curling (4-end games) on both days from 10 am to 5 pm. Open to all including junior, senior, mixed, stick etc.

They are also looking for anyone interested in trying curling to drop by!

Format/schedule for Curling Days in Stratford at Pondside Park Outdoor Rink, 15 Keppoch Road, Stratford:

Saturday, February 27th (10 am – 5 pm)
Sheet A
Fun 4-end games from 10 am – 5 pm

Interested teams should send a message to sign up.

Sheet B
Learn to Curl – Children/Families 10 am – noon
Learn to Curl – Adults noon – 2 pm
Learn to Curl – Children/Families 2 pm – 5 pm
 

 

There is no charge to participate. Open to all ages and equipment will be provided. Children are encouraged to bring along a bike or hockey helmet for safety.
 
For more info, contact Jody Jackson at (902) 367-8993 or jacksonjody@hotmail.com or visit and message their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/curlingdayinstratford2021 and check out their Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/425159598705063

 

Team Birt’s “must win” game vs. BC at 9:30 pm to be TSN Feature Game

Following a 10-8 win over Team Nunavut this morning, Team Birt’s record is 4-3 heading into their last Scotties round-robin game against Team British Columbia (Team Brown) at 9:30 pm AST tonight. 
A loss tonight will keep them out of the playoffs.
TSN has now announced that this game will be their Feature Game tonight.

P.E.I.’s Team Birt rallies to stay alive at Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Guardian)

Island rink faces a must-win situation in its final round-robin game Thursday night.

 P.E.I.’s Suzanne Birt rink is in contention for a playoff spot at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

The Montague and Cornwall curling club team overcame an early deficit to outlast Nunavut’s Lori Eddy team 10-8 in Thursday morning’s draw at the Canadian women’s curling championship. Alison Griffin of P.E.I. plays second for Nunavut.

Michelle McQuaid (left) and Meaghan Hughes (Curling Canada photo)

P.E.I., which dropped its lone game on Wednesday 9-5 to Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones (5-2), improved to 5-3 (won-lost) and will close out the round-robin schedule against British Columbia’s Corryn Brown (3-4) on Thursday at 9:30 p.m.

It’s a must-win game for the P.E.I. representative to be guaranteed at least a tiebreaker game Friday morning. A loss will eliminate the Birt rink.

The top four teams will advance to the championship pool.

Click for the full story by Jason Simmonds in The Guardian

Reminder: Fun teams and those who want to try curling invited to check out FREE outdoor curling in Stratford PEI Feb 27-28 in celebration of Curling Day in Canada

Curling Day in Canada is coming up on February 27. In celebration of this event, a group, in partnership with the Town of Stratford, will be hosting two days of fun, free outdoor curling at the Pondside Park outdoor rink, 15 Stratford Road, on Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th from 10 am to 5 pm. Open to all ages. Helpers will be on hand both days to allow people to try the sport in a fun outdoor setting.

Organizers are looking for fun teams for free outdoor curling (4-end games) on both days from 10 am to 5 pm. Open to all including junior, senior, mixed, stick etc.

They are also looking for anyone interested in trying curling to drop by!

Format/schedule for Curling Days in Stratford at Pondside Park Outdoor Rink, 15 Keppoch Road, Stratford:

Saturday, February 27th (10 am – 5 pm)
Sheet A
Fun 4-end games from 10 am – 5 pm

Interested teams should send a message to sign up.

Sheet B
Learn to Curl – Children/Families 10 am – noon
Learn to Curl – Adults noon – 2 pm
Learn to Curl – Children/Families 2 pm – 5 pm
 
Sunday, February 28th (10 am – 5 pm)
Sheet A
Fun 4-end games from 10am – 5 pm

Interested teams should send a message to sign up.

Sheet B
Learn to Curl – Children/Families 10am – noon
Learn to Curl – Adults noon – 2 pm

Learn to Curl – Children/Families 2 pm – 5 pm

There is no charge to participate. Open to all ages and equipment will be provided. Children are encouraged to bring along a bike or hockey helmet for safety.
 
For more info, contact Jody Jackson at (902) 367-8993 or jacksonjody@hotmail.com or visit and message their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/curlingdayinstratford2021 and check out their Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/425159598705063

 

Curler Lauren Lenentine named Lieutenant-Governor’s Award winner as P.E.I.’s top all-around athlete (Guardian)

The last 14 months have provided opportunities for Lauren Lenentine to realize some childhood dreams.

During this time, the 20-year-old New Dominion native has won Canadian and world junior curling championships. This week, she is playing in Canada’s premier women’s curling event – the Scotties Tournament of Hearts – in Calgary.

Lauren Lenentine of New Dominion makes a shot for Manitoba during the 2020 New Holland Canadian junior curling championships in Langley, B.C. – Curling Canada/Michael Burns

Her accomplishments were recognized on Wednesday night as Lenentine was named the 2020 recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award, presented to P.E.I.’s top all-around athlete.

“I’m so honoured to win this award,” Lenentine told The Guardian through a text message early Thursday morning. “The Island has so many talented athletes, so to be able to receive this award is such a great honour.”

Lenentine’s parents, Robbie and Jennifer Lenentine, and younger sister, Ella, represented her at the 47th annual Sport P.E.I. Amateur Sport Awards at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown.

Jennifer Lenentine accepts the 2020 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for P.E.I.’s top all-around athlete on behalf of her daughter, Lauren Lenentine. Lauren won the 2020 Canadian and world junior curling championships as a member of the Mackenzie Zacharias-skipped rink from Winnipeg. The 47th annual Sport P.E.I. Amateur Sport Awards were held at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown on Wednesday night. - Jason Simmonds • The Guardian
Jennifer Lenentine accepts the 2020 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for P.E.I.’s top all-around athlete on behalf of her daughter, Lauren Lenentine.
Jason Simmonds • The Guardian

Jennifer described it as a very prestigious award with a steep history.

“For Lauren to achieve this at such a young age, it’s quite an accomplishment, and we are quite proud of that,” she said.

Although Lauren was unable to attend the ceremony in person – she was on the ice playing a round-robin game in the Scotties at the time – a recorded video played of a conversation between her and Lt.-Gov. Antoinette Perry.

Move to Winnipeg

Lauren, who was also named the junior female athlete of the year, decided in 2019 to move to Winnipeg and join the Mackenzie Zacharias-skipped rink at the lead position. After winning the Manitoba provincial championship, the rink, which includes third Karlee Burgess of Truro, N.S., and second Emily Zacharias, won the Canadian junior title in Langley, B.C., in January 2020. Lauren was named the all-star lead.

Team Canada won gold Saturday at the women’s world junior curling championship in Russia. From left are coach Sheldon Zacharias, alternate Rachel Erickson, lead/vice-skip Lauren Lenentine, second Emily Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess and skip Mackenzie Zacharias. World Curling Federation/Richard Gray - Contributed
Team Canada won gold at the women’s world junior curling championship in Russia. From left are coach Sheldon Zacharias, alternate Rachel Erickson, lead/vice-skip Lauren Lenentine, second Emily Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess and skip Mackenzie Zacharias. World Curling Federation/Richard Gray – Contributed

Team Zacharias then donned the Team Canada uniform and won the world junior title in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, in February.

Lauren also won the 2018 world juniors as an alternate with Kaitlyn Jones-skipped Nova Scotia squad, which also included Burgess.

The Canadian women’s team at the 2018 world junior curling championships in Aberdeen, Scotland, displays its trophy and gold medals after winning the world title. Left to right is alternate and New Dominion native Lauren Lenentine, lead Lindsay Burgess, second Karlee Burgess, coach Andrew Atherton, third Kristen Clarke and skip Kaitlyn Jones from the Halifax, N.S.-based rink. - Contributed
The Canadian women’s team at the 2018 world junior curling championships in Aberdeen, Scotland, displays its trophy and gold medals after winning the world title. Left to right is alternate and New Dominion native Lauren Lenentine, lead Lindsay Burgess, second Karlee Burgess, coach Andrew Atherton, third Kristen Clarke and skip Kaitlyn Jones from the Halifax, N.S.-based rink. – Contributed

Inspiration

Inspired by well-known and accomplished P.E.I. curlers Kathy O’Rourke and Brett Gallant, Lauren started curling at age seven in 2007.

“I vividly remember watching Kathy play Jen Jones in the 2010 (Scotties) final, and I just thought that that was so cool,” said Lauren. “I had just started curling three years prior and was so excited to see a team from P.E.I. on TV at the Scotties.

“It definitely made me want to play there someday.

“Brett has always been a role model for me. He has had so much success and has inspired me to follow in his footsteps.”

Gallant, a three-time winner of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award (2016, 2017 and 2019), was named the 2020 senior male athlete of the year.

Jennifer praised the tremendous support Lauren has received from Sport P.E.I., Curl P.E.I., the Cornwall Curling Club, its members and all of the province.

“The Cornwall Curling Club will always be her home club. She’s happy to be in Winnipeg living out her dreams.”

Click to read the full story from Jason Simmonds in The Guardian

Team Birt wraps up Scotties round robin play today against Team Nunavut with PEI’s Alison Griffin, and Team BC

 

PEI’s Team Birt, with a 3-3 record, wraps up round-robin play at the Scotties in Calgary with two games today, at 11:30 am AST against Team Nunavut (Team Eddy, 0-6), which includes PEI’s Alison Griffin, and at 9:30 pm against Team BC (Corryn Brown, 3-3). 

 

Big night for curling at Sport PEI Awards! Lauren Lenentine wins Lieutenant Governor’s and Jr. Female Athlete Awards, Brett Gallant wins Sr. Male Athlete honours

It was a big night for curling at the 47th annual Sport PEI Awards, which took place Wednesday evening at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, with reigning Canadian and World Junior Champion curler Lauren Lenentine winning the … Continue reading

P.E.I.’s Birt rink drops high-scoring game to Fleury’s wild-card team, faces Jennifer Jones 4:30 Wed. (Guardian)

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Event Cancellations: Montague Milkcan Bonspiel, Maritime Stick Ch’ships in Wolfville NS

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Event cancelled: Jamie Newson rink seeking 4th consecutive PEI Mixed Title

This event has been cancelled. Nine teams, including the three-time defending champion Jamie Newson rink from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside, are competing in the PEI Mixed Curling Championship at the Montague Curling Club, from February 26 to … Continue reading

Undefeated Dolan, Gorveatt rinks win P.E.I. senior curling championships (Guardian)

It was a case of déjà vu for the Kim Dolan and Philip Gorveatt rinks this past weekend. Both teams went undefeated in the modified-triple-knockout format en route to repeating as the P.E.I. senior curling champions for curlers aged 50 … Continue reading

Former PEI Junior Men’s (“Schoolboys”) Champion skip Peter Johnston passes away at age 71

Peter won the PEI Junior Men’s (known then as the “Pepsi Schoolboys” – there was no junior women’s event) championship back in 1967-1968, as skip for Phil Michael, Don Vickerson, and Ken Smallwood. History of Junior Curling (Wikipedia): The event … Continue reading

Team Birt back on winning track after outlasting Newfoundland and Labrador (Guardian)

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PEI’s Lauren Lenentine and Reigning World Junior Champs earn their 1st Scotties win (Curling Canada)

To all who had observed this team perform in the junior ranks, it was not a matter of “if”. Simply a matter of “when”. And “when” was Sunday night at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, … Continue reading

Quebec rallies late to steal a win from P.E.I.’s Birt rink at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Guardian)

It was not the finish the Suzanne Birt rink was hoping for in Draw 6 of the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Sunday. Skip Suzanne Birt releases a shot while lead Michelle McQuaid, left, and second Meaghan Hughes are … Continue reading

Team Schut wins Pepsi Junior Men’s, Jr. Womens’ Deciding game moved up to 2 pm

The Mitchell Schut rink, helped by a 5-point sixth end, beat their Cornwall clubmates the Brayden Snow team 10-4 in eight ends on Sunday to win the Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s Curling Championship at the Silver Fox Curling Club in … Continue reading

ICYMI: Fun teams and those who want to try curling invited to check out FREE outdoor curling in Stratford PEI Feb 27-28 in celebration of Curling Day in Canada

Curling Day in Canada is coming up on February 27. In celebration of this event, a group, in partnership with the Town of Stratford, will be hosting two days of fun, free outdoor curling at the Pondside Park outdoor rink, … Continue reading

Team Birt off to a 2-0 start at Scotties (Guardian)

P.E.I. team steals the first nine points against New Brunswick on Saturday night CALGARY, Alta. — The Suzanne Birt rink is 2-for-2 at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The P.E.I. representative defeated Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson 7-6 and New Brunswick’s Melissa Adams 12-4 … Continue reading

PEI’s Team Birt improves to 2-0 with win over NB at the Scotties, will be TSN Feature Game vs Quebec at 4:30 pm Sunday

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Pepsi Jrs. Ch’ship Round goes Sunday with Schut vs Snow (Jr. Men’s), MacLean vs Shaw (Jr. Women’s)

It’s down to the Sunday Championship Round at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Silver Fox in Summerside. Cornwall’s Team Mitchell Schut could have won the Junior Men’s title on Saturday evening with a win against their clubmates … Continue reading

Kim Dolan rink goes undefeated to repeat as PEI Senior Women’s champs

The Kim Dolan rink from the Cornwall Curling Club won 4 straight games this weekend, 11-4 against clubmate Shirley Berry, 7-4 against Montague’s June Moyaert, 10-2 against Cornwall’s Sandy Hope, and 7-4 against Berry in the “C” Qualifier on Saturday … Continue reading

Event Cancelled: Jamie Newson rink seeking 4th consecutive PEI Mixed Curling Title, starting Feb. 26 in Montague

This event has been cancelled. Nine teams, including the three-time defending champion Jamie Newson rink from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside, are competing in the PEI Mixed Curling Championship at the Montague Curling Club, from February 26 to … Continue reading

Seniors and Pepsi Juniors update: Gorveatt, Dolan, Schut still unbeaten, could win their respective Ch’ships Sat. eve. Seniors underway early

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Islanders pull out win! Team Birt steals dramatic victory at the Scotties (Curling Canada)

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Crapaud Community Curling Club to host 2021 PEI Under 16 ch’ships, starting Friday

The 2021 PEI U16 Championships, with four boys and four girls teams taking part, will be contested at the Crapaud Curling Club from February 26 to 28. Last year’s event was “Open” with any combination of boys and girls, while … Continue reading

Birt rink overcomes early deficit to steal Scotties Tournament of Hearts opener, will take on NB at 9:30 pm (Guardian)

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Pepsi Jrs: Schut and MacLean win 1st Qualifiers, play again in 9 am “B” Quals

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Curl PEI Entry Deadline reminders: Youth Jamboree deadline is TODAY (Feb. 20)

Curlers are reminded of the following Curl PEI provincial entry deadline coming up in the month of February. All entries must be made online. PEI Youth Jamboree Location: Silver Fox CC Date: March 13, 2021 Entry Deadline: February 20, 2021 … Continue reading

Reigning Champs Open 2021 Scotties with a victory over Team Zacharias with PEI’s Lenentine (Curling Canada)

It was an agonizingly long wait between competitive curling games, but the champs didn’t miss a beat in their opening game of the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Kerri Einarson’s Team Canada opened its title defence with a 7-3 win … Continue reading

PEI Srs: Dolan one win away from repeat women’s title, Gorveatt and Likely square off again this morning in 2nd Men’s Qualifier

The PEI Senior Men’s and Women’s Championships, for curlers age 50 and over, continue Saturday at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside. The defending champion Kim Dolan rink from the Cornwall Curling Club is now just one win away … Continue reading

Team Canada vs Team Zacharias with PEI’s Lenentine in Scotties Opening Draw TSN Feature Game tonight at 9:30 Atlantic

It’s the reigning Canadian champions Team Einarson vs. the reigning world junior champions, Team  Zacharias,  which includes New Dominion PEI native Lauren Lenentine, in a battle between two  Manitoba teams in the TSN Feature game at 9:30 PM tonight in … Continue reading

Pepsi Jrs: Snow vs Schut Jr. Men on Live-stream, MacLean vs Lenentine Jr. Women to compete in “A” qualifiers Fri. morning at the Fox

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PEI Srs: Defending champ Dolan wins 1st Sr. Women’s Qualifier, Gorveatt takes on Likely in Fri. morning Sr. Men’s A Qual.

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Trials Berth, Cash Produce High Stakes for 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, starting Friday (Curling Canada)

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PEI Seniors ch’ships start this morning, Pepsi Juniors start this evening, both at the Silver Fox

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Jamie Newson rink seeking fourth consecutive PEI Mixed Curling Title, starting Feb. 26 in Montague

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GUEST OPINION by Bill McGuire: ‘Soupy’ Campbell leaves lasting legacy in hall of fame-worthy career (Guardian)

P.E.I.’s late poet Milton Acorn observed, “The Island’s small … every opinion counts.” And when it came to an opinion, few were better at offering one than Gerry (Soupy) Campbell. In a successful and sometimes tumultuous sports career that spanned … Continue reading

Fun teams and those who want to try curling invited to check out outdoor curling in Stratford PEI in celebration of Curling Day in Canada

Curling Day in Canada is coming up on February 27. In celebration of this event, a group, in partnership with the Town of Stratford, will be hosting two days of fun, free outdoor curling at the Pondside Park outdoor rink, … Continue reading

Nova Scotia’s Jill Brothers rink, with PEI’s Erin Carmody in Scotties opening draw Fri. at 9:30 pm (Guardian)

Jill Brothers won’t get to add a fourth diamond to her Scotties Tournament of Hearts pendant when she arrives in Calgary this week, but she’s okay with that. The Mayflower skip will take the trip to the national championship in … Continue reading

PEI Seniors and Pepsi Juniors ch’ships both start Thurs. Feb. 18 at the Silver Fox

Seven teams to compete for Pepsi Provincial Junior curling titles, 12 for PEI Seniors crowns, in Summerside The Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships, for curlers in the Under 21 age category, take place at the same … Continue reading

P.E.I.’s Suzanne Birt rink drawing on experience, momentum in its third straight appearance at Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Guardian)

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2020 World Junior Champs, including PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, begin play Fri. vs. Team Canada in Scotties opening draw (Curl Manitoba, Curling Canada)

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts starts Friday in the Calgary Bubble, and New Dominion PEI’s Lauren Lenentine (right in photo), on Team Wildcard 2, skipped by Mackenzie Zacharias, will be in the opening draw. TSN/RDS2 will provide coverage of every … Continue reading

Gunnlaugson and Gushue, whose teams contain Islanders Casey and Gallant, confirmed for Grand Slam events in the Calgary bubble (GSOC)

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Team Birt bubble bound and begin Scotties play a week from today. Meet the team (Curling Canada)

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Final Day for U13 Entries. Feb. Curl PEI Entry Deadline reminders: U13, Youth Jamboree

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Draw/sched for Saturday’s CIBC Wood Gundy Pickard Financial Mgt Group U13 Funspiel at Cornwall (with prizes galore!)

I would like to thank the many sponsors that have made this event possible this year. First, our title sponsor CIBC Wood Gundy Pickard Financial Management Group, ADL, Little Caesars, Dairy Farmers of PEI, Asham Curling Supplies for all of … Continue reading

Sweet/Matheson duo win Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home Open Div., Clarke/Stavert go undefeated for another Women’s Div. title

The Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Curling Championship wrapped up Thursday afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club with the Clair Sweet and Bob Matheson team from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary winning the Open Division (any combination … Continue reading

PEI Seniors and Pepsi Juniors ch’ships both start Thurs. Feb. 18 at the Silver Fox

Seven teams to compete for Pepsi Provincial Junior curling titles, 12 for PEI Seniors crowns, in Summerside The Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships, for curlers in the Under 21 age category, take place at the same … Continue reading

Clarey/Dunsford (Open Div.) and Clarke/Stavert (Women’s Div.) only undefeated teams going into PEI Stick final day

Photo: Sterling Higginbotham Three round-robin draws, beginning at 8:30 this morning, and three Championship Round draws remain to be played as the Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Curling Championships, which has attracted the largest field ever for this event, … Continue reading

Six teams still unbeaten at Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Curling Championships

Day one is over at the Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Curling Championships at the Cornwall Curling Club, and six teams are still undefeated in round-robin play, with all teams having played two games. The defending champions in the … Continue reading

Rare six-ender scored at PEI Stick Ch’ships this afternoon

A rare six-ender (the stick curling equivalent of an eight-ender in traditional curling) was scored this afternoon in the Women’s Division at the Ferguson-Logan Stick Curling Championships, by the host Cornwall Curling Club duo of Gloria Clarke (left in photo) … Continue reading

Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Ch’ships Photo Gallery from draws 2 and 3

Here’s a photo gallery from draws 2 and 3 of the Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Curling Championships which got underway Tuesday morning and afternoon, and wraps up Thursday afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club. Click a photo to … Continue reading

Liam Currie, nephew of 2020 Brier rep. Morgan Currie, stays active with Floor Curling (Special Olympics PEI)

Liam Currie has recently returned to play with Special Olympics PEI! It was Charlottetown Community Sport’s Floor Curl module, something new for the program, that encouraged Liam to get back to in-person programs.  Liam Currie Liam has been an athlete with … Continue reading

Record field for 2021 Ferguson Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Curling Ch’ships, starting Tues. in Cornwall

The 2021 Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Curling Championships takes place Feb. 9-11 at the Cornwall Curling Club with a record Twenty-Four  2-Person teams — 18 Open (any combination of male and or female) and 6 Women’s division duos … Continue reading

Traditional U21, U18 events returning. Upcoming youth events include regional U15 Rockfests, a U25 invitational, and new U20 Mixed Doubles at Canada Games on PEI (Curling Canada)

As we slowly approach the light at the end of the tunnel of the COVID-19 pandemic, young curlers across Canada can now start planning for the 2021-22 season and beyond. After extensive consultation with provincial and territorial Member Associations, it … Continue reading

Hughes and McQuaid are excelling at the front-end positions for Birt rink (Guardian)

O’LEARY, P.E.I. —  It’s an unglamorous but essential role for any successful curling team. Although front-end players often go about their business with little or no fanfare, it’s a responsibility lead Michelle McQuaid and second Meaghan Hughes excel at and … Continue reading

Fox holding “Pink Hat” Spiel in memory of Leo Stewart, Feb. 26-27

The Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside is holding a “Pink Hat” Spiel in memory of Summerside curler, firefighter, schoolbus driver,  and icemaker Leo Stewart, who passed away in April. This event is open to everyone, and takes place February … Continue reading

February Curl PEI Entry Deadline reminders: U16, Mixed due on Friday

Curlers are reminded of the following Curl PEI provincial entry deadlines coming up in the month of February. All entries must be made online. PEI Under 16 Curling Championship Location: Crapaud CCC Date: February 26-28, 2021 Entry Deadline: February 5, … Continue reading

Qualifying Standards for 4-Player and Mixed Doubles Trials adjusted by Curling Canada (Curling Canada)

One year from today, athletes will be marching into the National Stadium in Beijing for the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics. But it’s the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 12 months that has forced Curling … Continue reading

Summerside natives O’Rourke and Birt enjoying playing together for the first time in their careers (Guardian)

O’LEARY, P.E.I. — The opportunity to return to competitive curling with a driven and elite team lured Kathy O’Rourke out of retirement. Skip Suzanne Birt, right, and Kathy O’Rourke discuss strategy during the 2021 Scotties P.E.I. women’s curling championship at the … Continue reading