Updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Canadian Seniors & Mixed Fours

Changes to the format of the Canadian Seniors and Mixed are to be voted on in August at the CCA meetings. The proposal is to do away with relegation and have 2 pools of 7 teams. The playoff would be the standard format, not the Page Playoff system. Games would be 8 ends. Read more on Brian Belfry's blog...

Earle Morris to Coach Team Morris

John Morris's team has recruited Earle Morris to coach the team this coming season. Read about it here...

Rideau Senior Bonspiel Date Change

The dates of the new Senior Spiel at Rideau have been changed to October 31-November 2 to avoid a conflict with the Challenge Château Cartier de Gatineau. More details and the flyer are on the bonspiel page.

John Shea 2nd VP of OCA

Ottawa's John Shea was recently elected to the Ontario Curling Association Board of Directors. Dale Curtis is President. The rest of the Board are listed here.

Swing & Sweep

The first Swing & Sweep Bonspiel is now listed on the bonspiel page. Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club and Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club on Saturday, October 25.

Canada Cup of Curling Teams Set

The Canada Cup of Curling is in Camrose Alberta December 3-7 and the field has been announced. Read the full story here.

Emma Miskew: Chasing Athletic Dreams

There is a story about Emma Miskew on the CCA's fundraising website. Read it here.

New Manager at Navan

Navan Curling Club has a new manager, Joanne Calvé, replacing John Steski. Joanne is the wife of Navan's former manager and Past President Charles Calvé.

OCA Newsletter

The first newsletter from the new OCA board is now available here. There are also some rule changes in the rules supplement here.

Openings at Carleton Heights

The Friday Mixed League and the Recreational Day Curling Program both have openings coming up this season. Contact Kathryne Jessup for the Mixed, and Murray Ballantine for the Daytime.

Challenge Château Cartier de Gatineau‏

Buckingham Curling Club will again host the Challenge Château Cartier de Gatineau‏ October 22-26. Games will be played at the Robert-Rochon arena, Buckingham and Thurso Curling Clubs. Total prize money: $59,000. New this year is a 16-team Senior division. Contact Dany Beaulieu at 819-213-7027.

Summer High Performance Camps

The Kitchener Waterloo Club is replacing Guelph for the Trillium Camp and Adult Team Camp this August. The information for the Trillium Camp is here and the information for the one-day Adult Team Camp on Saturday August 16 is here

Job Opportunity

The OVCA is searching for a Sponsorship Coordinator. This is a paid position and entails part time work. See the statement of work here, and contact Roger Tetreault if you have any questions.

New Learn-to-Curl Program

City View Curling Club is offering a half-season league for new curlers starting October 18 on Saturdays. See more details here.

Late Summer Schedule

Carleton Heights has released the schedule for its Summer League starting August 26, and Women's Cash and Scotch Doubles starting September 4. See the bonspiel page for details.

CCA Summit in Niagara Falls

The first CCA Summit is being held in Niagara Falls August 24-27. To register, and to see all the details see the Summit Website. There is even a Swing and Sweep golf tournament at Thundering Waters.