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

Curling News

In Memory of Rob Stirling

1926-2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our oldest and longest-serving members of the Wolfville Curling Club. Rob Stirling passed away March 17 at the age of 94. More commonly known as Rob or to some of his closest friends Robbie and in the curling world known as the apple guy. Rob started curling at the Wolfville Curling Club sometime in the late 40’s or early 50’s. He and his Father A.R. Stirling, brothers JD, and David formed a competitive curling team in the early 50’s and competed in provincial play. Rob had a passion for the game and the club, he would travel throughout the Province to play in competition whether it was a 1 day or a full weekend spiel and wherever he went he took a basket of fresh apples for all to enjoy. He loved to compete against the very best players.


Success -- Memorial Bonspiel March 19-20

After 12 months of Covid shutdowns and restrictions, the Wolfville Curling Club was finally able to stage a successful bonspiel, the 1st Annual Memorial Bonspiel. This event was to celebrate, remember, and honour members of our club who have died recently. Sixteen teams signed up and played in two divisions. At the beginning of Draw 1 and Draw 2 teams lined up by their rocks. After a minute of silence, selected WCC members threw a ceremonial rock on each sheet. The rocks had on them the names John Dorman, Mac Maidens, Cal McMillan, Mike Graves, and Rob Stirling.

A new plaque of remembrance has been created and will be hung on the "Memorial Wall" in the clubhouse.

Play continued Friday night and all day Saturday for the 16 teams. All games were six (6) ends. Points are awarded for ends won and games won.


Results:

1st Place with 39 pts. - Fred, Geoff, Sam and Ben Crouse

> 2nd Place with 37 pts - The Youden's and Silver's

> 3rd Place with 32 pts - Perry Graves

> 4th Place with 30 pts - Alan Sponagle, Jim Roy, Bob Best

> 5th Place with 28 pts - Chad McKinnon Eldon Smith, Mike Mckillop, Kathy Johnson

> 6th Place with 23 pts - Kendall Merrett, Betty Mattson, Richard Urquhart

> 7th Place with 19 pts - Anne Boutilier

> 8th Place with 10 pts - Brian Boutilier

> 9th Place with 6 pts - Pat Murray

The Crouse Boys

Youden's /Silver's

Many Thanks

The Wolfville Curling Club is known across the NS Curling world as a wonderful place to visit and play. That is because of the members of this club who step up and do things to make events successful. But there are several very special people in this club.

Audrey Dorey

For over 30 years, Audrey has been giving freely of her time and talents to support the WCC. Including this Memorial Bonspiel. For this event, she planned, created teams lists, created the Draw schedule, recorded the results, tallied the scores, cooked the shredded pork, created the sliders, served the refreshments after each end (with helpers.) And more. Every WCC member ought to look Audrey in the eye and say thank you.

Betty Mattson

Betty has been our President for the past 2 and a half years. With her background in health sciences, she was exactly the right person for WCC during the Covid crisis. She paid close attention to details, to pronouncements, to changes. She built our protocols and spent many days and nights at the club helping us stay safe and open. That was again the story for this bonspiel. We were able to have this event safely and within the guidelines.

Greg Williamson, Vern LeBlanc

The bar is an important part of the hospitality, service, and finances of the WCC. Greg spends hours keeping the bar supplied, equipped, and operating. He and Vern volunteer their time to run the bar and serve refreshments. During Covid this has meant delivering drink orders to the tables, downstairs and up, so that when teams come off the ice their refreshments are ready. Again, Greg and Vern have gone well beyond to support us.

Tony and his ice makers

We are so lucky to have Tony Stirling as our ice-maker. He is one of the best in Nova Scotia and for all of us who curl at Wolfville we know it. Thanks Tony and your volunteers.

And many others

This year at every event, members have cleaned tables and chairs, sanitized rock handles, and score boards, run 50-50's, and lego counts. We have had a successful year despite Covid because of you, the WCC members.

Thanks everyone.

Images from the Bonspiel. Scroll right.....

Carousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel image

Memorial Bonspiel March 19-20

The Wolfville Curling Club is pleased to announce the Annual Memorial Bonspiel will be held at the Wolfville Curling Centre on Friday/Saturday, Mar 19, 20. 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 a new WCC Memorial Plaque commemorating our members who have passed will be unveiled. 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 audreydorey2@gmail.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

WCC UpDate Feb 22

The season is going very quickly and we wanted to highlight some important events .

Club Social-March 5,2021 at 7pm- 9pm

Come and enjoy a night of fun curling. Our social committee,Diane and Angela, are organizing a Pizza Party; Cost $5 per person .Sign up at the club as we need to know numbers in advance.

WCC Memorial Tournament-March 19 & 20-Register for this annual event to win the John Dorman prestige award and to support WCC Covid Relief . If you don’t have a team sign up anyway and Audrey Dorey will make up a team. Sign up sheet at the club. Cost $100 per team.

Maclellan Cup -March 3- We are hosting the MacLellan cup one of the oldest continuous cups in Canada since 1907. Brian Boutilier is organizing three teams for this event. View the history of the MacLellan cup at mclellancup.ca

Wolfville will be playing the winner of CFB Halifax and Mayflower games held this week. The winner for the cup will be declared on March 3 at Wolfville! Spectators are welcomed!

Closing Social April 2-The last night of curling for the WCC. A final party! Details to follow.

April 1,2021-Last Day of day /evening curling

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank the membership for their ongoing support and kindness. Without your willingness to pitch in , support changes and support the club we may not have survived this unprecedented year. Many clubs have been challenged. We have adapted to the changes and continue to have hope that we will be back to normal next year. Like curling,…….. patience is a virtue and we thank you for yours!

Wed/Thur Night Curling - Re SignUp

The sign up sheet to curl in the second session, starting the week of January 4th is at the curling club. If you are unable to sign up at the club, please email Chad to let him know you wish to play: chadtmckinnon@gmail.com .

Please let him know as soon as possible to allow him time to prepare and send out the schedule before end of the month.

WCC Covid Update

Dec 1, 2020

In reviewing the Provincial guidelines for the wearing of masks for indoor spaces , it is noted that masks must always be worn in the lounge area except removed when eating or drinking. We have not been consistently following this.

To comply with the Provincial guidelines ,commencing Tuesday December 1st masks must be worn in accordance with the indoor rules. For morning curling, masks are to be worn upon arrival until we go on the ice. Also worn returning from the ice and not removed when we are sitting at the table changing our shoes.

For evening curling / Commercial league( when bar is opened) ,same practice but when the bar is opened, your mask can be removed when your drink is served. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter. We really appreciate your support in continuing to mitigate our risks and assisting to do due diligence in following the Ministry order.

Betty Mattson, President-WCC

2021 Annual Cash Spiel

*******Note: The Cash Spiel is on hold as of Dec 9. We will let you know if we are able to hold it.********

We are planning to host our annual Cash Spiel here at the Wolfville Curling Center on Jan 8, 9, and 10 2021. Because of the time restrictions with Covid-19, we will be having 1 draw on Friday night. This will allow us to get finished up early on Sun afternoon.

As of Nov 16, we still have 7 spots left so get your entry in soon.

Call Tony at 902-385-1395 or email tstirling1395@gmail.com

Click here to download the application form for 2021.

Looking for a fun activity this winter?

Here’s what we offer at the Wolfville Curling Centre:

  • Social curling (Wed. & Thurs p.m.)

  • Competitive curling (Mon. & Tues. p.m)

  • Senior’s morning curling (Mon/Wed/Fri )

  • Stick curling (Tues. a.m.)

  • Doubles curling (Fri. p.m.)

  • Ladies morning (social curling) (Thurs. a.m.)

  • Commercial League (Sun. p.m.)

We’re offering FREE learn-to-curl clinics Oct. 26 – 29 (7 p.m.)

For more information and sign-up contact:

Dean Smith @deansmith241@gmail.com

Audrey Dorey @ audreydorey2@gmail.com

or call: 902-542-3819

Hi Curlers

Our ice is ready, and it looks fabulous ! We have finished our Learn to Curl sessions and will be starting our curling nights.

Sunday- Commercial league started last week and all is going well

Monday & Tuesday Nights- our competitive league will start this week thanks to Chad Mackinnon who has been busy arranging draws. I am sure he will be sending out more information soon

Wednesday and Thursday Social curling- Teams will be made up. This next week will be exhibition games and the following week we can start.

Thursday mornings-first session with Ladies morning started with an excellent turnout. Kathy Johnson coordinating the schedule.

Seniors Mon, Wed, and Friday- First week started. Thanks to Murray who is doing the schedule. We encourage people to commit to their requests .It is difficult to redo the schedule.

John Dorman Spiel-We had started the John Dorman Spiel to remember John This year we would like to honor him and several others who have passed away therefore we are changing the name to WCC Presents :the Annual Memorial Curling Tournament. November 20-21,2020. Save the date !More info to follow!

Wolfville Curling Club Covid-19 Guidelines for 2021

The Wolfville Curling Centre expects to open for curling this winter. Your executive have put in long hours building guidelines to make curling safe.

These guidelines have been developed for the safe reopening of the Wolfville Curling Club for curling and the use of the liquor licensed lounge, as well as to help mitigate future COVID-19 risks. Our main goal is to have a 2020-21 curling season in a safest way possible with the hopes of having an enjoyable experience for our members/guests even though it will look different this season.

Prior to opening, members will be trained by a member of our Covid Committee or a trained designate on the new procedures. The communication plan will include sharing the guidelines and any subsequent updates via email, website, social media, and posting at the club. Orientation sessions will take place on the ice during the first week of league play for each league.

The Wolfville Curling Club has developed these guidelines to agree with the approved Nova Scotia Curling Return to Play plan and the current Nova Scotia Public Health orders. The plan was created by committee consisting of the executive members and leads of divisions. This is a living document and the guidelines will be updated, and members informed of any changes, as required.

In the spirit of curling, we are striving for all members, guests, to be treated with respect and kindness. We ‘re all in this together!

Hi Curlers

Our ice is ready, and it looks fabulous ! We have finished our Learn to Curl sessions and will be starting our curling nights.

Sunday- Commercial league started last week and all is going well

Monday & Tuesday Nights- our competitive league will start this week thanks to Chad Mackinnon who has been busy arranging draws. I am sure he will be sending out more information soon

Wednesday and Thursday Social curling- Teams will be made up. This next week will be exhibition games and the following week we can start.

Thursday mornings-first session with Ladies morning started with an excellent turnout. Kathy Johnson coordinating the schedule.

Seniors Mon, Wed, and Friday- First week started. Thanks to Murray who is doing the schedule. We encourage people to commit to their requests .It is difficult to redo the schedule.

John Dorman Spiel-We had started the John Dorman Spiel to remember John This year we would like to honor him and several others who have passed away therefore we are changing the name to WCC Presents :the Annual Memorial Curling Tournament. November 20-21,2020. Save the date !More info to follow!