Wolfville Curling Centre - 22 Elm Ave. Wolfville, NS B4P 1Z9 (902) 542-3819

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Ladies Funspiel

Thanks from Audrey to all those who helped in any way with the Ladies Funspiel. We enjoyed a fun-filled day with curling, Jenga, dining, and entertainment provided by El Miro Flamenco Dancers.

Curl for Cancer

A big thanks from Dean to all who dedicated their time and to those who curled and raised money for the Cancer Society. Amount raised was $11,037.00 with more to come!

Nova Scotia Provincial Stick Championship

Betty thanks everyone for your help. It was a very successful event. Many curlers spoke highly of the club and stated it was the best stick curling event yet! The event honoring Hubert Sullivan on Friday event was amazing!

Provincial Stick Curling Championship at WCC this weekend

Our club is hosting the Provincial Stick curling championships from Fri., Feb. 16 until Sun., Feb. 18. Six Wolfville teams are competing for the provincial championship and the Sullivan Cup. They are:

  • Denise Pray & Betty Mattson
  • Hubert Sullivan & Rob Stirling
  • Howie Johnson & Murray Phillips
  • Eldon Smith & Gerald Harper
  • Dave Crowe & Fred Crouse
  • Ray Baltzer & Alan Sponagle

A reception honoring Hubert Sullivan will be held on Fri. evening. All club members are invited!

Two Wolfville teams will compete in the Provincial Masters championships to be held in Shelburne, Thurs., Feb. 22, until Tues., Feb. 27. Team members are:

Brian Boutilier (Skip) Tony Stirling (Skip)

Mike Graves Robbie Harrison

Ted Corkum Peter Milne

John Simpson J.P. Boudreau

Jamie Irving


Live scoring results for both events will be available on the NSCA website.

Click here to go to the Live Scoreboard

McLellan Cup Winners

Congratulations to the Wolfville Curling Club for winning the Phoenix Cup in Windsor on Jan. 27th.

Skips Bob Best John Simpson Matt Gowland

Mates Cookie Hennigar Al Sponagle Wally Humphreys

2nd Mike McKillop Ken Pick Peter Kennie

Lead Stan Mitchell Joe Gordon Brian Porter


Wednesday Night/Thursday Night Schedules Updated

The schedules for the rest of the season for Wednesday and Thursday night curling are now posted. Just click on the Curling Menu and go down to the night you are interested in. It's all there.

Upcoming Events - Feb

SAT., FEB. 10 – ANNUAL CURL-FOR-CANCER SPIEL

Once again this year we are hosting the Curl for Cancer on Feb10/18. So nice to see the full slate of 16 teams signed up and ready to go. Many thanks. For those who are not able to play we urge you to support your fellow curlers by signing up to volunteer or pledge those who are . Its such a GREAT cause. If you wish to pledge online please go to convio.cancer.ca/wolfcurl2018 and follow the links--For example if you wish to make a pledge on behalf of THE SMITH BOYS simply search the team name and follow the link. The cancer society will send you the receipt directly to you for tax purposes. If anyone has any questions or needs assistance registering their team please contact Dean Smith at deansmith541@gmail.com .

Throw a rock at cancer

FRI., FEB. 16 – HUBERT SULLIVAN RECOGNITION NIGHT – 7 – 9 p.m.

FEB. 16 – 18 – PROVINCIAL STICK COMPETITION

NSCA Presents: Hubert Sullivan’s Recognition Night

February 16,2018, Reception 7-9 PM

At the Wolfville Curling Centre

You are invited to recognize Hubert’s contribution in building Stick Curling in Nova Scotia.


Provincial Stick Curling Feb 16-18

The Wolfville Curling Centre is pleased to again host the NS Provincial Stick Curling Champiohship, Friday to Sunday, Feb 16-18. There will be nine womens teams and eighteen mens teams competing, including six teams from the Wolfville Curling Club.

Click here to see the Teams

Click here to see the Draw

What is "Stick Curling" you ask? Any curler in any club game can deliver the curling stone using a specially designed stick instead of crouching in the hack and delivering the stone while sliding out. The "stick" has meant that active curlers can now be in their 70's or 80's and in the case of three of Wolfville's best, they can be in their 90's and still curl. Hubert Sullivan (93), Rob Stirling (93) and David Crowe (94) curl every Mon/Wed/Fri morning and are enrolled in the provincial championship. Hubert will be honoured on Friday night for his leadership role in getting Stick Curling established in Nova Scotia.

So anyone can use a stick but what is the "Stick Curling Game?"

In a stick curling game there are only two players. One curler stays at each end of the sheet and delivers all 6 rocks in an end. Yes, 6 rocks, not 8. The other curler is playing skip at the other end. No sweeping is allowed until the rock crosses the far hog line. No takeouts are allowed until the 4th stone is delivered. A game is only 6 ends not 8. If they call a timeout (max 2) the two players can meet at centre ice to discuss what to do.

Everyone is invited to come to the curling centre over the weekend to watch our seniors compete. In particular the 90 year olds will face off at 12:30 on Friday. Hubert and Rob are on a team playing against David Crowe and the youngster (he's only 70) Fred Crouse. This will be fun to watch.

Cash Spiel 2018

A very successful Cash Spiel was held at the Wolfville Curling Centre on January 6,7 2018. Our ice maker, Tony Stirling, is the driver behind this annual effort. Tony tries to give teams from across Nova Scotia a chance to compete against the best as they get ready for the Provincial PlayDowns.

Overall winners - the Scott Anderson team from Kentville/Glooscap


Second Place Pool A - The Pinkney Team from Truro


Third Place - Pool B Winners - The Callaghan Team from Halifax

Christmas Parrrrrteeeee!

We’re having a party!!

Friday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Everyone bring your favorite dish and wear your favorite Christmas sweater. We’ll play some games and do some curling. Might even have a draw to the button to win a turkey. Come on down and have some fun!!

Remember too that Seniors Potluck is Wednesday and Ladies Curling Luncheon is Thursday this week.

In case you missed it, Curling resumes bright and early in the New Year on Monday Jan 1, Wednesday Jan 3 and Thursday Jan 4. As always, if you can't make your draw please find a spare.

Upcoming events at the Wolfville Curling Centre

Wed., Dec. 20 - Seniors Pot Luck

Thurs. Dec. 21 - Thurs. morning Ladies Pot Luck

Fri., Dec. 22 - Club Christmas Social

Jan. 6 & 7 - Mens and Ladies Cashspiel

Jan. 27 - Wolfville Ladies Funspiel


Provincial Stick Curling Championships on February 16-19th

Attention: Wolfville Curling Members!

Did you Know…………………….

• We are thrilled to announce that the Wolfville Curling Centre is hosting the Provincial Stick Curling Championships on February 16-19th at our club here in Wolfville. There could be 28-30 teams (2 players per team)

• Curlers interested in registering must do so by January 16, 2018 on the NSCA website

• The Champions of this event, competes at the Maritime Stick Curling Competitions which is hosted in March23-25, 2018 by the Chester Curling club

• Men and Women can compete within their divisions. Mix teams will compete in the Men’s division.

• To host this event, we need people to volunteer to make this successful. Can you help? We need People to help with the following:

  1. Organize food between draws
  2. Help plan the lunch for Saturday at noon
  3. Organize a Friday Night Special function ( bar and finger foods
  4. Ice maintenance
  5. Bar
  6. Plan for food for canteen snacks/sandwiches etc.

If you are interested in helping, please email mattson@ns.sympatico.ca (you do not have to be a stick curler to help! More hands make light work!!!)

Thanks! I will keep you posted as more information is available.

Betty Mattson


Tony is Going to Scotland

Have you heard of the Strathcona Cup? Did you know our ice maker, top level curler, former President of the Wolfville Curling Club Tony Stirling has been asked to play in the Strathcona Cup 2018 in Scotland in January 2018? Here is a short description from their Facebook page:

"At the 1902 Royal Club AGM an invitation from the curlers of Canada was accepted and 25 curlers were selected to represent Scotland on a 40 day tour that would start in Halifax and end in Winnipeg.

In 1908 the hospitality was returned with a Canadian tour party visiting Scotland where, in the absence of frost, matches were played at Crossmyloof Ice Rink, the only indoor rink in Scotland at that time. The Canadians avenged their defeat in 1902 by winning the magnificent Strathcona Cup which had been presented by the President of the RCCC, Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, in recognition of the President's strong links with Canada where he had been instrumental in the building of the Canadian Pacific Railroad.

So started the series of tours, the latest of which is eagerly awaited with the 2018 Canadian tour party due to touch down at Glasgow Airport on 10th January.

The tour starts off with games at Hamilton against the last outgoing Scottish tour party before the Canadian party splits in two with 20 curlers heading north and 20 heading our way. The 20 heading south then have games at Braehead and the Waterfront before they reach Ayr on Thursday 18th."

Here is a link to the Strathcona Facebook Page.

Best of luck Tony from all your fans in the Annapolis Valley.

FRIDAY, NOV. 24 IS OUR FIRST SOCIAL NIGHT OF THE SEASON. COME-AS-YOU-ARE FOR CURLING AND PIZZA - $5.00 EA. STARTING AT 7 P.M.


Curling Schedule Starting October 22

Sign-up sheets are posted at the club for those curling on Mon., Wed., or Thurs.nights. Drop by any night during the week of Oct 23 - 26 to sign up and perhaps play a pick-up game. Regular curling will begin Monday, Oct.30

Thurs. Morning ladies curling will begin on Oct. 26

Senior’s morning curling continues on Mon., Wed., & Fri. mornings at 9:30.

Valley league curling begins on Thurs. Oct. 26

Commercial league regular schedule begins on Sunday Oct 29

Little Rocks/Jrs begins on Sat. Oct. 28, 9-11 am

The First Ever John Dorman Curling Spiel

November 3-4 2017

On Friday evening 16 teams of curlers descended on the Wolfville Curling Centre for the first ever John Dorman Curling Spiel. This was a special occasion for all who participated. John was a very unique person who was beloved by all. We felt that John was looking down on the WCC this weekend and we all imagined his smile.

The teams consisted primarily of WCC members with a few friends included. We played a round robin format, one game on Friday and two on Saturday. Audrey Dorey had designed a format that had everyone playing the full weekend. Points were awarded for each game and the overall winners, the LeBlanc team, were determined by tallying the results.

And then there was the feast. What a meal we had at the end - stuffed roast pork, veggies, and John's favourite - brownies with hot chocolate sauce.

Many thanks to the volunteers who organized and ran the weekend:

The committee members were :

  • Betty Mattson Chair
  • Jane Cayford-Registration
  • Audrey Dorey-Draws
  • Brian Porter-Prizes(Trophy)
  • Cookie Hennigar-setup/clean up
  • Dean Smith -50/50
  • Ex official-Mac Maidens president

Helpers for Preparing Vegetables

  • Janice Ochitwa
  • Pat Murray
  • Debbie Boutilier
  • Bonnie Morrison
  • June Woodworth

Table Floral arrangements- Verne LeBlanc

Our Cooks -Paul Pulsifer and Bonnie Morrison

Baker of Rolls 12 Doz-Angela Merritt

Ticket Donation for Buffy Saint Marie -Carole Morley

Bar Assistants -Mel Pynch, Steve Mattson and Kim Graves

Ice Crew-Tony Sterling, Ken Pick, Greg Williamson, Kendall Merrit

Photographer-John Simpson

Snacks between draws-Angela, Sheila , Patricia, Nelda, Carole, Ellen and Carrie

Coffee Organizer-Gerald Giddens

John Dorman Opening Curling Spiel

Friday November 3rd, & Saturday November 4, 2017

The John Dorman Opening spiel is to recognize and celebrate the contributions of John Dorman, a faithful Wolfville Curling Club member. The Spiel will accept a total of 16 teams who maybe members of the Commercial League, the Seniors and Women’s program as well as teams from the general Membership. Register your team by October 23rd 2017.Registration can be emailed to: cayford@eastlink.ca

Cost $100 per team (dinner included). Each Team will be guaranteed 3 games (6 enders).

A dinner will be served Saturday night following the spiel. Tickets for individuals who did not curl but want to attend the dinner will be - $20.00 per person. Hope to see you there as we begin our new season!

The organizing Committee:

Betty Mattson, Audrey Dorey, Cookie Hennigar, Mac Maidens, Dean Smith, Jane Cayford, Brian Porter