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

Curling News

Wolfville Curling Club Presents:

Calling all Golfers and Non-Golfers

Annual Golf Scramble for members and friends of WCC

When: Saturday September 17, 2022

Where: Eagle Crest Golf Course at 2pm, Barbecue to follow

Register by emailing Audrey Dorey by August 31st ,2022

Email: audreydorey2@gmail.com

Cost: 9-Hole Green fee -Eagle Crest - non-member -$15 Eagle Crest -Members-free

Cart fee 1 seat $8 (optional)

Barbecue-$15/person, Location: 615 Main street Wolfville

Teams will be made up. Come and have fun!

Register Now!


Betty and Audrey - Canadian Champs

Betty Mattson and Audrey Dorey of the Wolfville Curling Club won the women’s division of the Canadian Stick Curling National Championship held in Moncton New Brunswick April 22-25, 2022.

The championship featured teams from nine provinces with twenty-seven teams registered in the Open division and eight teams registered in the Women’s division. Mattson / Dorey were one of four Nova Scotia teams competing and the only female team from Nova Scotia.

They overcame an 0-3 start to then go undefeated through the remainder of the round robin and championship play. They won the championship on the final shot of an extra end to defeat Hughes / Reid of Prince Edward Island in an exciting back and forth battle.

We are very proud of Betty and Audrey and their gritty performance in Moncton.

Here is the link to the final game on YouTube. https://youtu.be/zd1x9Q686pk


Covid News at WCC March 24, 2022

Hello everyone. We did well getting through the season under the Public Health restrictions for 2 years. Well done everyone! As you know the restrictions have been removed except the WCC wants people to wear a mask when inside the club.

At the Provincial Stick Tournament this past weekend, Covid found us and we have about 10 people who attended this event to have it including myself. Other clubs in the area have also had a brush with Covid so we are not alone. The message I am imparting is to 1) continue wear a mask at the club, 2)social distance.3) if you feel unwell stay home. Covid is still around

In respect to curling:

The last day for curling is Sunday April 10-the commercial league

Next week curling is on as per the schedule on the website under the curling tab

April 4-6 during the day is the Grand Masters daytime only

The evenings of the week of April 4 will run as per the schedule on the WCC website. Chad may want to put a memo out about drop in games for those who have completed their schedule.

Murray will put out a memo to the Seniors.

Audrey has cancelled the Ladies Spiel that was to be played on Saturday.

Take Care everyone! Enjoy the rest of the season!

Betty

Provincial Stick Curling at WCC a Success

Thanks to the Volunteers at the Nova Scotia Provincial Stick Championship on March 17-20, 2022

from President Betty

I wanted to thank the volunteers who offered their time to make this tournament a huge success.

We had 34 NS teams arrive in Wolfville with 7 being from our own club! Well done! The Winners were from Yarmouth -Paul Doucet/Dave MacDougall Men’s Champions, the women - Pauline Bullerwell /Diane Mallinson. Congratulations!

We used our spares as we had to replace curlers who became ill. Thanks to Eldon Smith who spared with Kevin Ritchie and went to the Quarter Finals. Well done Eldon!

Our dinner consisted of Chicken cordon bleu, rice ( made by Debbie), salad (made by Sue and Peter), and Apple Crisp made by a gang of wonderful apple peelers and crisp makers. Thanks to those who helped put the meal together and sold lunches from the Rob Stirling Café. Bonnie, The dining tables dressed in white tablecloths and Nova Scotia Tartan looked smart and inviting. Vern LeBlanc made beautiful seasonal arrangements for each table which were well sought after.

There were many highlights in this event. The first was the induction of Hubert Sullivan into the Nova Scotia Stick Curling Hall of Fame. A picture of Hubert was presented which will be hung in our club. Hubert will be presented his award at home in the next week. Hubert organized the first stick tournament in Wolfville in 2007 and the Nova Scotia Men’s championship trophy is named in his honor.

Another highlight was Ellen Stirling’s Coconut cream pies. They did not last long! Thank you Ellen!!!

Thanks to the scorekeepers, on live scoring Fred, Murray, Ken and Sam. Thanks also to the registration desk Steve Mattson and Elizabeth Swindell.

Thanks to the ice makers Tony and his assistants Denis and Ed. The ice was fantastic! The bar was extremely busy and was well staffed with Vern, Greg, Diane, Kim, and Ellen. Thanks for your work and late hours!

A special thanks to Mike McKillop who built a podium with Ed Peverill painting it. It worked well for the AGM.

A note from the Virginia Jackson Executive director NSCA who played in the tournament stated:

"You guys did an awesome job - thank you. Vern was willing to take Jake (her dog) out for a pee on Saturday - don’t get that service in Metro!!"

The members of the Wolfville Curling Club want to thank our President Betty for her efforts to make this event a success. She was up early pounding chicken breasts, making carrot cake and other goodies. She was at the rink from early morning to late night just working away and making sure everything went well.

Thank you Betty.

Women's Fun Spiel Saturday, Mar 26

This is just a reminder that the women of the WCC will finish off their season with a fun spiel on Saturday, March 26. Signup on the poster in the women's locker room to be included.

The 2022 Annual Memorial WCC Bonspiel

A very successful Memorial Bonspiel was held at the Wolfville Curling Club on Friday/Saturday March 11/12, 2022. This is the first bonspiel we have been able to host since Covid shut us down two years ago. All players and volunteers were delighted to re-engage in this event.

The bonspiel started on Friday night with a Memorial Ceremonial tossing of deceased members' stones. We played three six-end games, Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon. We had lunch together at noon, followed by a lively auction for home-baked items made and donated by members.

And the "Best" Team won. Bob Best Skip, Darlene Sweet Mate, Jim Roy 2nd, and Hugh Curry Lead. Second place went to the Kennie Team and third to the Corkum Team.

Thanks to all the participants and volunteers. Let's do this again next year, hopefully as the first event of 2022-23.

UpComing Dates

Friday to Sunday Mar 18-20: The NSCA Provincial Stick Curling Championship

Saturday Mar 26: Ladies Spiel

Fri-Sunday Apr 1-3 Commercial League Closing Bonspiel

CBC Video on WheelChair Curling

Click here for the video

Covid Update Feb 28 2022

1 Do not need to sign in at door for contact tracing purposes

2.Need to ensure those coming who have never been checked for vaccines have 2 vaccines Their names should be in the Roster at the club. Waivers should be signed( Note this will not be required after Feb 28)Waivers for covid and consent to register who is vaccinated would not be necessary after Feb 28

3.Masks required indoors

4 Cleaning required

5. As of March 7- Tournaments with people outside our membership can be held

6 As of March 21- All restrictions will be lifted although Dr Strang encourages the use of a mask to about April

Covid Restrictions Cohort Practice Only

We know many are wondering what is happening at the club. The public health order was extended to January 31, 2022. The executive met to discuss practice sessions for our members. Here is what we can offer in accordance with the guidelines by Nova Scotia Curling Association and Sports NS.

We can offer practice sessions at the following times. This is a trial this week to determine the interest of our members.

Monday Jan 10

Seniors

1st Cohort-0915-1030am on Ice 4 ( 8 members)

2nd Cohort-0930-10:45 on Ice 2 (8 members)

Members

1st Cohort -7-830 pm on Ice 3 (8 members)

2nd Cohort-7:15-845 on Ice 1 ( 8 members)

Tuesday Jan 11

Stick Curlers (4 curlers in a cohort)

1st Cohort-0900-1000 Ice 4

2nd Cohort- 0915--1015 Ice 2

3rd Cohort-1030-1145-Ice 3

4th Cohort-1045-1200-Ice 1



Wed Jan 12

Seniors

1st Cohort-0915-1030am on Ice 4 ( 8 members)

2nd Cohort-0930-10:45 on Ice 2 (8 members)

Members

1st Cohort -7-830 pm on Ice 3 (8 members)

2nd Cohort-7:15-845 on Ice 1 ( 8 members)


Rules that must be followed:

a) We are allowed a cohort of 10 players who will come to the club 10 minutes prior to their practice time, ( e.g .if scheduled at 7pm come at 650 pm)change shoes and be ready to practice. When your practice time is complete, please change footwear and exit club. There is no bar service or mingling post practice.

We are suggesting the cohort be 8 players for out of hack curling and 4 players for stick curling. If you wish to curl under the current restrictions, you must format a cohort, that is the one group that you will curl with during the restricted period ( presently to Jan 31, and possibly longer, as dictated by NS Public Health.) If you are playing stick curling , you form a cohort of 4 people; otherwise, you may form a cohort of up to 8 for regular curling. Your cohort cannot change ( no substitutions or spares)and you cannot be in more than one cohort for the period of the restrictions.

About the Cohort

The cohort must be the same 4 or 8 people each time. Two cohorts of 8 can play on the ice but will be given staggered tines to enter club and exit the club This cohort would book their practice session by emailing the coordinator by Sunday at noon of the preceding week.

The cohort of 8 would show up 10 minutes prior to their session and play on ice 4. The second booked cohort will enter , change and play on ice 2

Format

We are not allowed competitive games. Only one sweeper to maintain social distancing .

Coordinators

Chad Mackinnon email chadtmckinnon@gmail.com will coordinate the Monday and Wednesday evening. Betty Mattson email mattson@ns.sympatico.ca will coordinate the Monday to Wednesday mornings.

Masks are always worn in the club. It is very important that we follow these protocols as there is an increased risk with omicron. It is important for you to decide if this is for you .I know some have not had their booster and are waiting for this . If you have any symptoms, please do not come to the club.

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators.

Thanks

The WCC executive


Christmas Social

December 11th was our Wolfville curling club Christmas party. Organized by Debi Sponagle and Audrey Dorey, the evening started with two sheets of curlers, followed by a turkey shoot. Tiffany and her family will be eating well.

The pot luck dinner was perfect. Debi wanted to keep it relaxed and informal so there was no sign up for dishes. We could have had 35 plates of cookies but the selection was balanced. Greg, Vern and Kim looked after the most important part with their usual good humour…..the bar! We are a special club, blessed with selfless volunteers and caring individuals and led by a gracious president. Thanks Debi for organizing the evening, decorating the place and for the basket the Thursday women’s group donated, which Fred Crouse won and for all the people who bought tickets. $455.00 was raised.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Written by Sue Tatrallyay

Wolfville Defends the McLellan Cup Challenge

Twelve curlers from Wolfville successfully defended the challenge from the Kentville Glooscap Club for the McLellan Cup on Wednesday Nov 24. Wolfville outscored Kentville 33 to 30. Wolfville has held the cup since last spring when play was suspended due to covid. Twelve curling clubs have issued challenges for the cup this year. Wolfville will take the cup to the Halifax Curling Club Wednesday Dec 1 to meet the second challenge of the year. The winners on Dec 1 will defend the cup in Windsor on Dec 8.

If you want to know more about this "longest-running challenge cup in curling history" visit the McLellan Cup website for details. On this site, you can see the results of all 1499 matches that have been played since 1907.

Wolfville McLellan Team 2021-22

Back row: Nick Paul, Dennis Peverill, Tony Stirling, Steve Mattson, Danny Silver, Hugh Curry, Matt Gowland, Brian Boutlier

Front row: Joe Price, Fred Crouse, Dean Smith, Mike McKillop

Rookies Breakfast and Practice

The WCC was delighted to host on Saturday Nov 20, a breakfast and curling etiquette session for new members to the club. We were able to go over on ice etiquette, game setup and procedures followed by a few games among their peers. Many thanks to Audrey, Debi and Dean who generated the idea and organized the event. Also thanks to the supporting members who showed up to help out.

Rookies 2021

Curling Is Well Underway

  • Seniors are curling Mon-Wed-Fri mornings at 9:30 with at least three sheets of games.

  • Stick curling on Tuesday at 9:00 is attracting about 27 curlers for three draws.

  • Competitive Stick Curling on Wed at 1:30 has eight teams playing in a round-robin format.

  • Competitive Curling on Monday night has 11 teams, 8 play Monday night and 2 more on Tuesday night

  • Club curling Wednesday night has 9 teams and Thursday night has 10 teams.

  • The Commercial League is in full swing on Sundays.

We are delighted that at least 25 new members have joined the club this year.

The Memorial Bonspiel

This event is a celebration of the lives of our departed club members and is a fund raiser to help with the additional costs imposed on us by Covid. We hope to hold this event in February/March. Details to follow.

Requirements for Accessing the Club (Covid)

A Return to Play document is posted on the website outlining what actions we have changed from last year and what actions we have kept.

Proof of Two Vaccinations is required to curl at the club in accordance with the law unless you have a medical exemption document. Please bring your vaccination record and picture IDs to be shown upon arrival. We are encouraging individuals to consent to have their name added to a roster so that in the future we will not have to ask for proof every time you visit the club.

You must complete two forms: CURLING CANADA RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT and DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE – COVID-19. ( This also has the Consent on Vaccination Status for the WCC) Both of these forms can be downloaded from the website.

Signing In- We still must sign in at the door.

Wearing Masks-Must be worn in the club except on the ice or if having a drink in the lounge.

Christmas Social Party.pdf

Dates to Remember

October 18 at 7pm -Registration

October 21, 22 & 23-LEARN-TO-CURL CLINICS WITH EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS

THURS. & FRI. OCT. 21 & 22 (7:00 – 9:00 pm) SAT. OCT. 23 ( 10:00 – 12 NOON)

Curling Start Dates:

Competitive league starts Mon/Tue Oct 25. If you do not have a team and would like to curl please submit your name to Chad MacKinnon at chadtmckinnon@gmail.com

Wednesday and Thursday night teams will be organized and scheduled over the weekend of October 29th with Session 1 starting on Nov 3 and 4.

Monday October 25th: Monday Night League Begins

Wednesday October 27th: Exhibition

Thursday October 28th: Exhibition

Wednesday November 3rd: Session 1 Begins

Thursday November 4th: Session 1 Begins

Seniors start Monday Oct 25

Stick curling start Tuesday Oct 26 Tuesday am

Competitive Stick League-New this year. On Wednesdays at 1-3 we will be initiating a competitive stick league for Wolfville. Watch for more information on how to register and the details about the league. Registrations will be for 16 teams only.

Nov 5/6 The Annual Memorial WCC Bonspiel

The Wolfville Curling Club is pleased to announce the Annual Memorial Bonspiel will be held at the Wolfville Curling Centre on Friday/Saturday, Nov 5, 6. We hope to have sixteen (16) teams sign-up, eight to play in Draws 1, 3, 5, and eight in Draws 2, 4, 6. All teams are guaranteed three games.

All members of the Wolfville Curling Club and the WCC Commercial Club are invited to join in. You can signup as an individual or as a team. We will assign individuals to a team or a partial team. The bonspiel is our answer to Covid-19 and is a fundraiser to help defray Covid Costs. The entry fee is $100 per team. Refreshments will be provided and the bar will be open. We will be adhering to the Public Health guidelines during this event.

There are many individuals who have supported our club and have passed away. The purpose of this event is to remember these individuals and share our many fond memories. The winning team will be awarded the John Dorman Memorial trophy which will be known as the Memorial trophy. As well the new WCC Memorial Plaque commemorating our members who have passed will be updated. We will have various fun activities as part of the bonspiel including 50-50 Draw, and other activities. Come and enjoy a fun day of curling!

Send an email to wolfcurl@gmail.com or to fcrouse@scotiacom.com to register your team or yourself. Look for the sign-up sheet in the clubhouse. Sign up soon. Only sixteen (16) teams will be included.

Thanks from the WCC Memorial Bonspiel Committee

Learn to Curl Clinics


WOLFVILLE CURLING CENTRE

IS OFFERING FREE LEARN-TO-CURL CLINICS

WITH EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS

THURS. & FRI. OCT. 21 & 22 (7:00 – 9:00 P.M.)

SAT. OCT. 23 ( 10:00 – 12 NOON)

CURLING HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

AND ABILITIES IN A FUN, SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Dean Smith – deansmith541@gmail.com

Audrey Dorey – audreydorey2@gmail.com

Mens and Ladies - Cash Spiel - Jan 8 & 9, 2022

We are pleased to announce a Mens and Ladies Curling Event to be hosted by the Wolfville Curling Club in Wolfville N.S. during the weekend of JAN 8 & 9, 2022

Eligibility: Any curler qualifying by age for competition for Mens and Momens 2021/22 Provincial Championships - max 16 teams. Mens and Ladies teams are welcome.

Entry Fee: $340.00 per team.

Sponsor: TBA

Format: 8 end games. Each team playing min of 3 games.

Draw Times: Saturday and Sunday.

Prize $: Win cash for every game you win. Plus cash prizes.

Closing: Dec 22nd at midnight

Questions: Contact: Chair- Tony Stirling

Phone or text: 902 385-1395

Email = tstirling1395@gmail.com

Click here to download the Entry Form


Monday Jan 10

Seniors

1st Cohort-0915-1030am on Ice 4 ( 8 members)

2nd Cohort-0930-10:45 on Ice 2 (8 members)

Members

1st Cohort -7-830 pm on Ice 3 (8 members)

2nd Cohort-7:15-845 on Ice 1 ( 8 members)


Wednesday Jan 12

Seniors

1st Cohort-0915-1030am on Ice 4 ( 8 members)

2nd Cohort-0930-10:45 on Ice 2 (8 members)

Members

1st Cohort -7-830 pm on Ice 3 (8 members)

2nd Cohort-7:15-845 on Ice 1 ( 8 members)