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 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.
On the Tour This Weekend
At the Canad Inns Men Classic in
Portage La Prairie, finals are playing on Monday
In Ottawa Last Weekend
Results Elsewhere on Tour
At the Stu Sells Toronto Tankard, Reid Carruthers
of Winnipeg defeated Brad Jacobs 6-3 in the men's final.
For games streamed online, check out the curlingzone list here.
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
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
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.