Updated Saturday, April 25th, 2015

New Cash League in Town

Navan Curling Club is starting an open Cash League Thursdays at 10 am starting October 15, 2015. Contact Luc Landriault at 613-830-1107.

World Seniors and Mixed Doubles

Canada has made the semi-finals at the World Seniors and World Mixed Doubles in Sochi, Russia. Representing Canada in the Seniors are Lois Fowler of Manitoba and Alan O'Leary of Nova Scotia. In the mixed doubles, it's Kalynn Park and Charley Thomas of Alberta. Selected games from the World Mixed Doubles Championship will be streamed live online. See the latest media release here.

OCA to Review Competitions

Ian Tetley is heading a committee to review all OCA Competitions. Read more about it here.

Little Rock Championship Winners

The winners of the 2015 Hogline Curlers Proshop Little Rock Championship are from Winchester Curling Club: Alison Roach, 3rd Taryn Cooper, 2nd Zoe Hogan and lead Frannie Mae Richardson, pictured above with Joe Pavia. See more pictures on the Junior Page. Natasha Baldwin of Richmond won the Mike Moore Sportsmanship award.

Gordie Perry Bonspiel

Also this weekend is the Gordie Perry Bonspiel at the Ottawa Curling Club. Check out the draw on the OCC website.

Kanata Theatre

Coming up in May: The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon by W.O. Mitchell and directed by Shelagh Mills. See the Kanta Theatre website for more information and how to get tickets.

The Players

Eve Muirhead and Brad Jacobs were the winners of the 2015 World Curling Tour Grand Slam Players Championship at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.  Women's Playoff | Men's Playoff.

Timbits Champions


Pictured above are the winners of the Ontario Timbits Elementary School Championships. From left to right, second Jordan McNamara, lead Lucas Houle, third Julia Brennan and skip Adrianne Belliveau, all from the Kars on the Rideau School.

Under18 Optimists

Huntley's Kayla MacMillan, Sarah Daviau, Lindsay Dubue and Marcia Richardson won the U18 Curling Championships in Edmonton. Jeff Wanless was runner up in the men's.  Results are here.

Ground-breaking at City View

A story in the Citizen highlights City View's new curling club, with the ground-breaking on May 13. See the story here. City View will be expanding its membership, check out their website for information.

Curl up with Jamie

Jamie Sinclair is helping to grow the sport of curling through her YouTube channel, "Curl up with Jamie". In these short videos, she offers tips and tricks on how to improve curling skills. Check it out here.

Canadian Wheelchair Championship

For the second consecutive year, Boucherville, Quebec, is hosting the Canadian Wheelchair Championship starting on April 27. Representing Ontario is Chris Rees.

Ottawa Youth League

The Ottawa Youth Curling League, sponsored by Hogline Curlers Proshop had a great season, and is now accepting registrations for next season on their new website.

Joe's final column of the season

Read last Wednesday's curling column by Joe Pavia in the Ottawa Sun about Mike McLean's win in the Brokerlink Mixed in Gananoque last weekend.

Message from Team Favel

"Team Favel would like to thank the Ottawa Valley curling community for all the good wishes and financial support that assisted us throughout our journey to the Canadian Masters. Your assistance has given us all such a wonderful experience in visiting Whitehorse and memories of competing that will last a lifetime. THANK YOU!!"
Diana, Sheila, Edna, Sue, Jerry

Mixed and Senior Mixed

Congratulations to Mike McLean of Ottawa, with Brit O'Neill, Andrew Denny and Karen Sagle on winning the BrokerLink Mixed Provincials in Gananoque. They will represent Onario at the Canadian Mixed in Toronto in November. Rick Thurston of Dundas Granite won the senior mixed. Paul Madden of Rideau was tied for second. Scores are on the OCA Scoreboard

Bantam & Junior Mixed

 Pascal Michaud, playing out of Acton, won the Junior Mixed with a perfect record of 7-0. Jordie Lyon-Hatcher of Rideau finished at 3-4 and Ryan Thompson-Brown of North Grenville 1-6. Courtney Auld of Bayview won the Bantam Mixed, Sam Mooibroek of RCMP finished tied for second. Scores are on the OCA Scoreboard.

Update on Call for Volunteers

Elaine Brimicombe reports that the response to the call for volunteers has been very positive. 80% of the 600 volunteer positions are filled. They are still looking for some Bar Services volunteers for The Patch. The host volunteer committee is thrilled with the response and support. Anyone wishing to volunteer for the 2016 Ottawa Brier can register on line here.

Golf

The annual OVCA Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday May 29 at Metcalfe. Information and registration is on the OVCA website.