Updated Monday, October 20, 2014

Send-off for Alison

Pictured below is Alison Kreviazuk with Fredrik Lindberg at the send-off for Alison. They leave for Sweden at the end of the month. Fredrik will be back in Canada for the Men's Worlds in Halifax as coach for team Niklas Edin.

CCA's Greg Stremlaw on Olympic Committee

Greg Stremlaw has been appointed to the Canadian Olympic Committee’s International Relations Committee. Read more...

The Travelers

The draws for region 1 have been posted for the Travelers Curling Club Championship Qualifiers October 24-26 in Gananoque and Carleton Place. The Provincial is in Cornwall Oct 31-Nov 2.
Zones 1 & 2 men  |  Zones 1 & 2 women
Zones 3 & 4 men  |  Zones 3 & 4 women

On the Tour This Weekend

At the Canad Inns Men Classic in Portage La Prairie, finals are playing on Monday playoff
The Stroud Sleeman Cash Spiel men's final featured Ottawa's Colin Dow who defeated London's Scott McDonald 5-4. playoff In the women's final, Julie Hastings defeated Sherry Middaugh 7-5 playoff
The Medicine Hat Charity Classic finals are on Monday Women's playoff | men's playoff

In Ottawa Last Weekend

Jean-Michel Menard won the men's final and $5000 at the Capital Curling Classic at RCMP. Ian MacAulay was runner up. Al McGuire won the open event over Celeste Butler-Rohland. The draw is here.

Results Elsewhere on Tour

At the Stu Sells Toronto Tankard, Reid Carruthers of Winnipeg defeated Brad Jacobs 6-3 in the men's final. Men's playoff
Sherry Middaugh won the women's final 5-4 over Lauren Mann. Women's playoff
The Curlers Corner Autumm Gold Curling Classic in Calgary featured Ottawa's Rachel Homan and Jennifer Jones in the final. Jones won that battle 6-5 Playoff round

Streaming Guide

For games streamed online, check out the curlingzone list here.

SuperSpiel Qualifier

Here are the six teams who qualified at Almonte this weekend to play in the JSI OVCA SuperSpiel October 31-November 2: Almonte's Lauren Horton, Rideau's Doug Kee,  Manotick's Hailey Armstrong, Ottawa's Colton Daly, Carleton Heights Emma Wallingford and Perth's Hayden Richmond. The draws are here.

Carleton University Women's Curling

Four Ottawa area women curlers are representing Canada at the World Universiade games in Spain. They are pictured above: Jamie Sinclair, Lauren Horton, Lynn Kreviazuk and Jessica Armstrong. To help fund, click here or participate in the "Curling for a Cause" at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club on November 1st.

City View Compressor Failure

Rumour has it that RCMP is stepping up to host the Superspiel on Friday October 31, replacing City View whose ice won't available until after November 1. The SuperSpiel committee is still looking for a venue for Saturday morning.

John Shea Inducted to Governor Generals Curling Club

Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club's John Shea was inducted into the Governor Generals Curling Club at their annual meeting on Saturday. Also inducted at that time was Victoria's Jack Bowman.

Joe Pavia's Column in the Ottawa Sun

Mark your calendar to check out Joe Pavia's first curling column of the season in the Ottawa Sun on Wednesday October 22.

Learn to Curl Leagues

Some rookie leagues within the City of Ottawa are full, but there are still spaces at the RCMP and Rideau on Friday evenings. Contact Paul Adams 613-749-7086 at RCMP and Pierre Mondor at 613-232-9665 at Rideau. The Granite has openings on Monday morning at 9am for their learn to curl program and Sunday night at 7 pm. Contact Denise Hoekstra at 613-722-1843. Carleton Heights has openings in their Tuesday afternoon Instructional Program. Contact Don Richardson 613-224-6224

RCMP has Openings

Paul Adam reports that RCMP Curling Club is looking for teams and individuals for all leagues - Men’s, Ladies, Mixed, Senior Men’s, Day Ladies. Contact Paul Adams at 613-749-7086.

Update on the Challenge

The Challenge Château Cartier de Gatineau is taking place from October 22-26th. The draw is now available here.

Ottawa Curling Talent

Read Joe Pavia's blog here about how well the Ottawa curlers did this past weekend.

Ottawa Valley Goodwill Tour

A mixed group of curlers from Ottawa and the valley are heading on a tour to Scotland later this month. They have started a blog here.

Instructors Needed at Hunt Club

The Hunt Club has over 70 people in their learn-to-curl program this season and need a few extra instructors. Previous experience is not needed, and there is an honorarium. Read the details here. Contact Bill Duck at 613-736-1355.

Curling for a Cause

The Hunt Club is hosting a charity/fundraising event on Saturday November 1st - “Curling for a Cause”. The event will be annual and select a timely, local group to support. This year’s beneficiaries are The Carleton Ladies Canadian University Champions. The Team is off to Spain for the World Universiade in February and are currently $20,000 shy on covering expenses for their season. More information, as well as the flyer, is on the bonspiel page.