Updated Sunday, July28, 2016
Some new leagues are starting at the RA this fall: An Open
Doubles League - Every Friday at 9pm
We are sad to report that Kirk Smyth, a world class ice technician died last week at the age of 74. Details of the funeral arrangements are here. Read the eulogy given by Joe Pavia on behalf of Dave Merklinger here.
Nolan Theissen's Blog
Nolan Theissen, formerly of team Simmons, has been recruited by Curling Canada as a consultant. His July 1 blog is about the sweeping summit, and is definitely worth the read here...
WCF Announces Sweeping Rules
Following the sweeping summit in North Grenville, the World Curling Federation has come up with seven recommendations on sweeping. Read the full story here..
New Manager at Navan
Navan Curling Club has a new manager, Christine Lamothe.
Team Homan Junior Curling Camp
A three-day camp, August 19-21, will be given for curlers
aged 13 through 20 at Carleton Heights
Canada Cup Field now Set
Mathers to join Team Howard
David Mathers will join the Glenn Howard team at second, Richard Hart will move to third. Read the full story here...
Navy Fall Classic is Back
After a hiatus of more than 10 years, the Royal Canadian Navy Curling Club is pleased to announce the return of their Fall "Classic" Bonspiel: an Open Cash Bonspiel with 3 games guaranteed, and total prizes of $3,500. See the bonspiel page for more details.
Summer Day Curling League
Carleton Heights is hosting a 4th event this summer. The Ottawa and District Senior League is organizing a Pre-Season Senior Day League starting August 23. The flyer is now available for this league on the Bonspiel Page. For more information, contact Bill Duck or Rob Kanasy.
The closest thing that Ottawa has to summer curling is the Pre Season League at Carleton Heights starting August 23. The flyers are now available for this league, as well as the Open Doubles and Women's Cash September 8-11. See the Bonspiel Page for details. For more information contact Alex Young, Carleton Heights' new manager.
Free Agents for Youth
The Ottawa Youth Curling League has added a new Free Agents curlers page for U15, U18 and U21 curlers. Teams or players seeking a team or teams looking for players can be added to the list -a bit like posting a classified. The page will run year round and curlers can be added or removed at anytime.
OYCL Competitive League
The Ottawa Youth Curling League has announced a new U21 Competitive Cash league starting in September, sponsored locally by Retheredz and Hogline. Games will be played at RCMP and City View Sundays at 5 pm and 7 pm. This will be a ranked ladder system based on wins and losses. Teams can register to play weekly or every other week to allow more flexible schedules. Registration forms are on the website for both the U21 and U18 leagues.
Navy Cash Now an OCT Event
Online Registration is now available for the Navy Fall Classic Open Cash Bonspiel; Sep. 29-Oct 2. Now an Ontario Curling Tour event, register today at curlnavy.com to secure your spot. $300 entry per team.
Under 18 Championship Announced
History will be made next April in Moncton, N.B., when the city plays host to the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships. Full story... Local qualifying playdowns will be held in early March.
Curling for a Cause
Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club is hosting the 3rd Curling for a Cause on November 12. The benefactor this year is the Regional Cancer Foundation. Honourary chairs are Sue Deluney and Craig Savill. See the bonspiel page for more details or contact Bill Duck.
Howard to assist Team Muirhead
Glenn Howard, one of the world’s most experienced curlers, has been appointed tactical coach for the British women's team skippered by Eve Muirhead. Full story...
OVCA Recruiting Sponsorship Coordinator
The OVCA is looking to hire a sponsorship coordinator to attain and retain sponsors for their various events and programs. Interested candidates can email email@example.com. See the job description here...
OCA's New Board
Ottawa is well represented on the new Board of the Ontario Curling Association. Doug Kreviazuk is Vice Chair and Elaine Brimicombe is a director. See more about the OCA's annual meeting here...
Earle Morris is conducting three coaches' camps at the Ottawa Curling Club: September 24 & 25, and October 27th. Read all the details here. The registration form is here. Contact Earle Morris for more information at Stabilizer.firstname.lastname@example.org
More Curling Canada News
Ottawa's John Shea has been elected to the Board of Governors. And starting in 2017-18, the Brier and Scotties will be expanded to 16 teams, and an Under-18 National Boys and Girls Championship added. Read more details here...
Curling Canada News
Curling Canada's National Congress is in Cornwall this week. You can watch some of the proceedings on YouTube here. Curling Canada is also coming up with a policy on head injuries and concussions. Read about it here.
Olympic Channel Announced
An Olympic Channel will be launched later in 2016 and will include the sport of curling. Read about it here...
The new OCA terminology for youth curling is U21, U18 and U15. Check out the first U21 bonspiels of the Fall season at Carleton Heights, Rideau and Ottawa Curling Clubs on the bonspiel page.
Academy of Curling
Russ Howard, Mary-Anne Arsenault and Grant Odishaw will be in Ottawa September 23-25th offering advanced training and development clinics at City View Curling Club. For more information or to register, click here.
The Daly family: A tale of three hearts
Read the story about Ottawa's Colton Daly here.
Scholarships from Curling Canada
Canada’s young curlers again have the opportunity to benefit from the Curling Canada Foundation’s For the Love of Curling Scholarship program. Full story...
For students in Ontario completing their final year in high school, the OCA Past President Award application is now avilable. See more details here.
The Ottawa Youth Curling League is hosting a Junior Slam for under 18 and under 21 September 16-18 at City View Curling Club. See the poster for more information