Updated Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Summary of OCA Spring Zone Meeting
Joe Pavia has written an excellent report of the OCA Spring Zone meeting on his blog. Read it here.....
Greg Stremlaw Leaving Curling Canada
May 19..Greg Stremlaw, Curling Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, is departing the organization to pursue other executive opportunities in sport, he announced today. Full story...
Mat Camm wins Award
An athlete can win the Jacques Richard Trophy only once, but there are no limits to how many times you can play at an win a Brier. Curler Mathew Camm took the trophy Wednesday night, then shared that he's determined to go back to the Canadian men's curling championship for a second straight year in 2016. Full story...
Ottawa Youth Curling League
Curling Canada has released a great story about Marc Bourguignon and the Ottawa Youth Curling League. Read it here...
Rideau Golf Tournament
Rideau Curling Club's Golf Tournament is open to everyone. The date is Saturday July 4 at Metcalfe Golf Club. See the flyer with details here.
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.
Carleton Heights Summer League
Don Richardson has forwarded all the information about the Summer League, and September bonspiels. And Art Miskew has sent the flyers for the Junior/Bantam Bonspiels at Carleton Heights and Rideau. See the details on the Bonspiel Page.
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.
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.
Ground-breaking at City View
The official groundbreaking took place at City View on May 13 with three charter members, Carmine Luciani, Don Muldrew and Ron Bedford taking part, pictured above holding the shovel. Ron and Don are still active curlers. Also in attendance were City Councillor Keith Egli, OVCA's Frank VanRickegham and Elaine Brimicombe, OCA's John Shea, Fisher Heights Community Centre's President Bob McCaw and many club members. City View's President, Philip Mainville, said that the new 4-sheet club expects to open in January 2016.
Summer job at OCA
The Ontario Curling Association is looking for a Database developer (Summer Contract Position) to create and implement a new database for all their operations. See the OCA website for details. Deadline for application is May 22.
Rideau Curling Club is looking for a new Head Ice Technician for the 2015-2016 season. The Request for Proposals is here. Clarification questions must be submitted to Kathy Broom at 613-858-9418 before May 25 and all bids submitted by 2 pm EDT May 31, 2015.
Scholarships from Curling Canada
The application process for the “For the Love of Curling” scholarships is now open to young curlers who will studying at a Canadian university or college. These scholarships were funded by generous donors and curlers from across Canada. Full story...
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.
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.
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!!"
The annual OVCA Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday May 29 at Metcalfe. Information and registration is on the OVCA website.