Updated Friday, April 18, 2014
More about the OCA
Bob Weeks has more to say about Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa getting involved in the OCA issues. Read his latest column here.
Business of Curling Workshop at Queens
The CCA and OCA are jointly holding a Business of Curling Workshop at Queens University in Kingston May 9-10. Deadline for registration is April 21.
More Team Changes
Joe Pavia's Column
In his last column of the season, Joe Pavia interviews Chris Gardner. Read the full story in the Ottawa Sun.
Rachel Homan on CTV Morning Live
Rachel is on the cover of the April issue of Faces Ottawa and was interviewd on CTV Morning Live. See the video clip here.
Richard Hart to rejoin Howard
Glenn Howard's team will be adding Richard Hart at third and Jon Mead at second. Craig Savill remains lead. Read the full story here.
There is a story in the Ravens Carleton University News about Jamie Sinclair's team's win in Regina. Read the story here
US Olympic Committee
Bob Weeks has written a story about how the US Curling Association is under fire because of poor performance of their curlers at the Olympics. Read the story here.
Senior Cash League
Layne Noble, with Bob Boland, Dave Stanley and Rick Bachand won the second half of the Ottawa & District Senior Cash League. Anyone interested in joining this league next season should contact Rod Matheson at 613-238-7056.
My Girls: Reflections of a curling dad
This is a great story posted on the CCA website about Doug Kreviazuk and his three curling daughters.
Team Ontario Optimist Youtube
Check out this video on youtube by Team Ontario
Timbits Elementary School Championship
Team Canada Change
Skip Kevin Koe announced Tuesday that he will be leaving the team to form a new lineup with Marc Kennedy, Brent Laing and Ben Hebert. Pat Simmons, Carter Rycroft and Nolan Thiessen will bring in a new skip to play as Team Canada at the 2015 Brier.
Canada is Number One
For the first time ever, one country’s curling program sits
on top of the World Curling Federation’s rankings in the
men’s, women’s and wheelchair disciplines.
The last WCT event of the season is in Summerside.
men's teams and twelve
women's teams, including Ottawa's Rachel Homan, are
playing in two pools each with a playoff.
Men's standings |
Little Rockers Thankyou Video
The Granite Little Rockers had a unique way to thank Andrea and Paul Weedmark for their years of volunteering. See the video on the Granite website.
Mixed & Senior Mixed Provincials
It was a full sweep at the John Shea Insurance Mixed Provincials and OCA Senior Mixed in Richmond Hill. Rideau's Paul Madden, Natalie Boucher, Norm Hewitt and Carole Fujimoto won the Senior Mixed. Ottawa's Chris Gardner, with Trish Hill, Jonathan Beuk and Jessica Barcauskas won the Mixed. Standings and linescores are on the OCA website.
Colts League Final
The OVCA Colts League
Tournament of Champions was held on March 29 at Huntley. Its
first official season was a resounding success and saw a
multitude of Novice curling teams from the Ottawa Valley and
beyond compete in four regular season events with the top
six playing in the Tournament of Champions. Huntley's Team
Robb is pictured below receiving the Peter Smith trophy, for
finishing 1st during regular season play and the Carter Cup
for winning the Tournament of Champions. (L-R Peter Smith,
OVCA, Mark St-John, Mike Robb (skip), Blake Sinclair, Jeff
Local Meeting on OCA
An information meeting was held at Rideau Curling Club on Monday night, arranged by the OVCA. A summary of the discussion is now posted on the OVCA website. The next meeting, arranged by former OCA Vice President Dale Curtis, is in Toronto on April 27 at 1 pm. The content of Dale's email is here. The OVCA is arranging carpooling to this meeting. Those interested in attending should contact Elaine Brimicombe.
OCA Bantam & Junior Mixed
Congratulations to Chris Gardner (replacing Alexander Dyer) and Don Bowser from Ottawa Curling Club on winning the double rink Dominion Regalia Silver Tankard. Scores. Cindy McKnight and Susan McKnight of Uxbridge won the Women's Tankard.
Craig Savill donation to Manotick
Former World Champion Craig Savill donated $11,220.00, proceeds from the Men of Curling Calendar, to Manotick Curling Centre on Sunday during their end-of-season Youth Program. Read the press release here.