Updated Friday, June 23, 2017

Pre-season Curling League

Carleton Heights is again holding a pre-season curling league starting August 22nd. Download the entry form here.

Curling Canada Recommends Helmets

Curling Canada will move forward on introducing a helmet policy for young and beginning curlers, it was confirmed during the Curling Canada Annual Meeting on Saturday in Cornwall. Full story...

The OVCA Road Trip

The final leg on the OVCA Road Trip was at City View Curling Club, with Anna Keller of Ottawa Curling Club as facilitator and OVCA President Tom Sinclair as back up, pictured above. A total of $300,000 of funding is available, with $80,000 earmarked for Youth, Senior and Disabled Curling. The remainder will be distributed to clubs who (1) apply for Learn to Curl Programs, (2) donate ice to the OVCA Mixed and Men's Bonspiels (3) grants for energy audits (4) grants for energy saving projects. These items are the result of the survey of clubs and club members. The application process will be on the OVCA website.

Train the Trainer and Club Coach

A "train the trainer" session, for curlers to learn how to teach new curlers, will be held at Russell Curling Club on October 1st. Register through the OVCA. A Club Coach program will be held at the RA on September 23-24 at the RA. Registration will be through CurlON.

Academy of Curling

Russ Howard's Academy of Curling will be held September 22-24, 2017 at City View Curling Club. Some events are already sold out. Register here.


Karol Bilyj

John Falkingham, President of Manotick Curling Club, sent the following notice about the recent death of Karol Bilyj. -- It is with great sadness that I bring you news of Karol Bilyj’s passing. Karol has been a fixture at the Manotick Curling Center for over 4 decades. Years ago, he started our youth curling program which has since grown to produce national champions. He initiated the day-time senior leagues that now keep our club full of enthusiastic curlers every day. As a former Club President and all-round do-everything member, he was the first inductee to the MCC Wall of Fame. Karol was a co-founder of the Valley Curling League and was well-known and liked in virtually every curling club in Ottawa and the Valley. The curling scene in Eastern Ontario will miss him. Our sympathies go out to his wife, Olga, and his family.

Curling Summer Baseball Night

The Ottawa Youth Curling League and the Ottawa Champions are having a special night on Tuesday July 11th at 7:05 pm as the Ottawa Champions take on the Sussex County Miners at RCGT Park.
Download the form here, or call the Ottawa Champions Box office and tell them that you are with the OYCL. Craig Savill will also be promoting his foundation that night. They'd like to see as many curlers out as possible. See you at the Ball Park!

Love of Curling Scholarships

The application process for the Love of Curling Scholarships is open until June 30, 2017. Applicants must be under the age of 23 by December 31. For more information, or to apply, go to the Curling Canada Website.

Judy Meloche

We are sad to report the death of Judy Meloche on Tuesday June 6th after a long battle with brain cancer. Judy was an avid curler and spent 7 years volunteering for the Ladies Curling Association. She was President for the 2004 and 2005 Seasons. Read the obituary in the Ottawa Citizen.

Rogers and Bell

In March, Bell and Rogers announced that "public viewing establishments" with a license to sell alcohol, mainly bars and restaurants, would be charged more money to get sports channels like Bell's TSN and Rogers' Sportsnet in their establishments. The move could end up costing the average-size bar upwards of $4,000 more per year, according to an industry estimate. Full story...

Volunteers for The Roar

Volunteer positions  for the Roar of the Rings in December are still available in the Patch in both Bar Services and Patch Banking. For a description of the positions and to register, click here.