Wolfville Curling Centre - 22 Elm Ave. Wolfville, NS B4P 1Z9 (902) 542-3819
What's Happening in Wolfville
The Wolfville Curling Centre (WCC) 2018-2019 season is off to a sterling start! This season, there are 28 curling teams playing over Monday through Thursday evenings. On Friday evenings, the club plays Mixed Doubles curling, and often includes a social gathering. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings are busy with seniors mixed curling. Tuesday mornings are reserved for the stick curlers in the club, and Thursday mornings are for the ladies. On Saturdays the WCC invite the youths to come learn to curl. The commercial league rounds out the week Sunday evenings.
On November 2nd & 3rd, the WCC held their second John Dorman Bonspiel which celebrated our late friend, and also raised some much needed funds for the club.
On November 11th, we had the honour and pleasure to host a group of 16 women curlers who were on a USA- Maritime Ladies Friendship tour. After Jeff Cantwell (Mayor) and Mac Maidens (club president) offered words of welcome, we shared a lunch, and then had a friendly game of curling. On December 1st and 2nd, the WCC held the U21 Men's Qualifier Bonspiel.
The WCC season is well underway, and buzzing with activity! However, new curlers, skilled or not, are always welcome! For more information, check out the website Wolfville Curling Centre, or email: email@example.com .
USA Lady Curlers Visit WCC
On November 12th, the Wolfville Curling Club had the great pleasure to host 4 US Women’s Curling teams on their Friendship Tour here in the Maritimes. Sixteen American ladies represented their respective States: Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Wisconsin*. They began their journey in PEI, then in New Brunswick, ending their tour in Nova Scotia. They will have played ten games over a 2-week period in ten different curling clubs when they finally head back to their homes on Friday the 16th.
We welcomed the ladies with a curling broom arch as they got off the bus; they then viewed the music video She’s Called Nova Scotia by Rita MacNeil. Lunch, prepared and served by our fantastic club volunteers, followed after Jeff Cantwell, (Wolfville mayor) and Mac Maiden offered warm words of welcome. We then played a friendly game of curling.
After the game, the American ladies serenaded us with songs they had composed, which were very entertaining. And they touchingly asked that they sing “O Canada” with us. We ended our time with them with all of us singing “Farewell to Nova Scotia”.
It was a great visit, enjoyed by everyone present. It could not have been as successful as it was without Audrey Dorey’s organizational skills, Betty Mattson acting as Master of Ceremonies, and without the contribution of our volunteers who prepared, served and cleaned! Thank you!
The Wolfville Curling Club can justly be proud of their role as hosts!
* Apologies if I missed some states.
John Dorman Second Annual Bonspiel a Success
The Wolfville Curling Club kicked off the 2018-19 curling season on November 2nd & 3rd with the second annual John Dorman Bonspiel. Members had quickly signed up to make a complete field of 16 teams. The battle to win the John Dorman trophy ensued in a good natured spirit of friendly rivalry. Congratulations goes out to team (Cookie) Hennigar who topped the field.
The Bonspiel ended with a delicious dinner cooked by brother, Paul Pulsifer, and sister, Bonnie Morrison. Approximately 100 players and guests enjoyed the fantastic meal.
A great big thank you goes out to all those who helped organize the Bonspiel! What a great way to have all the Wolfville curlers kick start the season!
Friday Doubles Returns to Wolfville
Friday Mixed Doubles curling begins Friday, Nov 9th. For those not familiar with the game, come learn and play this Friday, starting at 7 pm; Craig and Vern will be happy to show you how to play this ever increasing popular curling game! With only 2 players needed per team, it can be played within an hour. Another great way to meet other curling members!
First Friday Night Social
This week! Friday October 26th will be our first social. If you didn't get out onto the ice this week for a warm up, why not mosey on into the first (official) social gathering of the year. We are going to have a social Friday night at 7. Pizza and curling, $5.00 a person. Everyone welcome.
October 22-28: This week at the WCC
John Simpson would like to let everyone know that competitive curling will begin on Mon. Oct. 29 & Tues. Oct. 30. This week will be drop-in curling and sign-up. The club is open each night for people to drop in, work on their game and maybe play a pick-up game of two. This is your chance to signup for what ever nights you want to curl regularly. We need your name to put you on a list.
We have a full field for the John Dorman Memorial Bonspiel, a fundraiser for the club this November 2 and 3. The participants will complete the event with a dinner on Saturday night. There are some tickets ($25) for those who wish to attend the dinner on Saturday, but are not in the competition.
Contact Jane Cayford at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to purchase tickets.
Learn to Curl
New to Town? Looking for winter activity? Want to find out about curling?
Casual drop-in info sessions - Saturday mornings Sept 8 through Oct 13, 9:30 to 12 pm
Elm street - just across the street from the Wolfville Farm Market
Sign up for the Learn to Curl sessions October 16,17,18
Clean Up Day - Saturday Oct 6 9:00 AM --- Club Member Volunteers Needed
Semi-annual Wolfville Curling Club meeting - Monday Oct 15 at 7:00 PM
John Dorman Bonspiel Nov 2,3
Little Rocks and Youth Curling 2018
Our Program will be held on Saturday Mornings 9am to 11am when ice is available.
Ages 7- 13 years
We will have a registration day on Saturday October 6th at the curling centre from 10 To 12. Please try to attend at that time or contact Violy Curry at email@example.com or 902 542 3615 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Program will run from November to March. Specific dates and number of sessions are still being finalized as some Saturdays the ice will be booked for other events.
Fee for the complete season will be $85 per child.
Snacks are provided.
Parent/Guardian assistance is welcome.