April 21 2022
Two and one half years after our last get-together at Christmas 2019 the Hardy Rocks finally got together to celebrate their achievements and heart breaks over the last season. 65 members got to watch the final competition of the season and see the presentation of the various awards. Team Rainbow and Team Cameron easily maintained their standings as number one and two by defeating Team Rowland and Team Leblanc in the semi-finals. Team Rainbow had the choice of rink due to their higher standing and chose to stay on the tricky sheet one. With their intimate knowledge of that sheet of ice they were able to emerge victorious in the final of the Len Beliveau Draw. Team Cameron consisting of Bob Cameron, Bob Fournier, Bryan Fritz & Susie Giles and Jim Lacey came in second place.
The assembled members enjoyed an excellent dinner of candied ham and scalloped potatoes put on by Stuart Lebaron. Special mention was made for the help of Bob Hart and Bill Sansom behind the bar and the help of Bill Louch, Dorothy Gauthier, Bob Burns, Alain Caouette and Yves Gauthier in serving the meal. Once again the constant work and attention of Allan Jones on the ice has to be commended.
Rod Hodgson, Ted Poulin and Terry Connolly thanked the Hardy Rocks for their support and gave an update on the state of the legion and new plans for raising funds.
In that vein it should be mentioned that Bill Hesketh won the 50/50 draw which netted $185 for the Legion. The bartenders tips jar registered an amazing $883 donation to the Legion (what a wonderful initiative !!) and after expenses the Hardy Rocks have donated $1,700 to the Legion. (thanks to all of you!)
When presenting the winners in the fall season some errors were made that need to be corrected:
The Bill Driver Trophy (Ham & Turkey) was won by Terry Connolly, Jean-Luc Gosselin, Richard Little and Robin Pelltier
It should be noted that Team Connolly also won the opening event
The Winnie Normandeau Trophy was won by Bill Langdon, Mike Devine, Bill Louch and Jim Lacey
For the spring season:
See below for the Memorial winners, the Spring Doubles Champions and the Tom Sayer (Day Ladder) Champions.
The Len Beliveau trophy was presented by John Spriggs at the request of Millie Beliveau who could not be present.
The draw to the button contest that brought the celebration to a close was won by Bryan Fritz.
See you all next Year! and a number of you on the golf course on May 2nd.
Feb 1 2022
The government has given the green light to restart competitive curling Feb 14. We should have the ice ready for practice by Friday Feb 11. A sign up sheet for practice will be available as soon as Allan Jones gives his OK.
NOTE: All curlers must have a vaccine passport and MUST wear a mask while going through the legion. After surveying the Hardy Rocks once again, masks will now be optional while curling and two sweepers will be allowed.
Dec 31 2021
With the latest Covid regulations now in place all scheduling of Hardy Rock Curling has been suspended until further updates and clarifications are received. The regulations outlined on December 30 for sports are as follows:
Tightening of some health measures
Starting from December 31, 2021, indoor sports are suspended unless they involve one person, two people (in pairs), or the occupants of the same private residence. The indoor facilities of ski centres are open solely to allow people to warm up or use the toilet facilities. The consumption of meals is prohibited inside snowmobile relays or adjacent buildings.
Thank you for your understanding.
The Opening event HotShots for the Hardy ROCK trophy came to a close on Thursday Dec 16 and was won by Team Connolly
The Fall Doubles competition was won by Bob Cameron and Bryan Fritz on Friday Dec 17
The Normandeau trophy was won by Team Langdon on Sunday Dec 19
Finally the Bill Driver trophy for the Ham & Turkeys was won by Team Connolly on Sunday Dec 19
It has been a crazy season but we have come through it all together. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!
See you all in January.
Many of you have been asking and the answer is YES we are curling !!
We are being cautious so curling will start later than usual. Here is the information we have to date: All curlers must show proof they are fully vaccinated. Until further notice everyone must wear a mask in the legion proper until seated and eating or drinking. Fees are the same as pre-pandemic (see attached fee sheet). The ice will be ready Oct 28 with curling starting Nov 1st. Since we haven't curled for over a year the Hardy Rocks will have a practice session / opening event the first week. The first draw will be a combined Normandeau / Ham &Turkey Draw ending with the Christmas closing on Dec 21st. Final sign-up / payment will be due Tuesday Oct 26, 2-4. Method of payment information will be sent out shortly along with the registration form and waiver.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
The Hardy Rock (Day Curlers) will have hybrid Covid rules i.e.: one sweeper and the lone sweeper wears a mask and the Skip not calling the shot wears a mask therefore he can sweep behind the Tee line. The lone sweeper on the throwing team can also sweep behind the tee line.