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  • Registration from Jun 1-8, 2020

    Online registration instructions on our new website will be emailed to you by Jun 1st.

    Please check your Spam or Junk email folder. If on Jun 1st, you have not received the email, please contact Dalal.

  • Coming soon... a new OCC website!

    You will see a preview on Jun 1, 2020 when you use the new site to register. (A hyperlink will be provided from this current homepage for registration.) 

    Both the current and new websites will be available for a period until we are ready to switch over completely. Stay tuned for more info!"

  • Spring Update - May 2020


    Dear Members,

    We hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

    We are following the news, listening to public health experts, and monitoring the latest from our political leaders for signs that life will start to return to normal.

    The upcoming months are very uncertain, but our club still needs to plan with the expectation that we will be able to begin the season in late September (if allowed by health authorities).

    Registration for the 2020-2021 Membership will begin online on Monday, June 1st. One team member must pay in full by Monday, June 8th to hold the spot for the upcoming season. If you are in a position to pay your membership fees earlier than usual, we would appreciate it.  In order to continue meeting the Club’s financial obligations, the Board has approved an increase in membership fees in line with the 2019 Consumer Price Index at approximately 2%.

    Many thanks to our tireless super-manager, Dalal, who has expertly managed our club's challenged cash flow to overcome the lost revenue from cancelled bonspiels and end-of-season rentals. Our club has already accessed an interest-free loan from our bank under the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program.  In addition, we have applied for government support through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS).  The Board has also committed to minimizing summer spending by only taking on urgent maintenance projects for the time being.

    Thanks to all members for another great year of curling at the OCC, despite the unexpected and early end to it. The Board will work with convenors over the summer to decide the best approach for wrapping up the standings in preparation for next season. Also, thank you to all league convenors for their ongoing commitment to making the leagues great!

    With your patience, understanding and support, our club will make it through this COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep you updated over the summer as we have new information.

    We’re hopeful we’ll have a great season in 2020-2021.

    Please keep practicing physical distancing and be safe!

    Yours in curling,

    The OCC Board

  • OCC closed for the season due to COVID-19 March 20, 2020

     

    Further to the messages shared over the past few days, the Board has decided that the Ottawa Curling Club will close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.  This decision aligns with the public health authorities advice

    asking that all public gatherings and events be cancelled.  We are disheartened with this extraordinary decision but for many reasons know this is in the best interest for the health of our members, staff, guests, and our club.  We look forward to next season. 

    Our Spring Meeting will be cancelled.  The Board will be sending out a digital version in the coming weeks to update our membership on financials, facilities, and other important topics. 

    We will be rescheduling ‘The 59th Gordie Perry’ tentatively to kick-off next season.  All participants for this season’s Perry event will be contacted with further details. 

    We would like to share more information on the member who had direct contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.  The potential exposure occurred outside the club on Wednesday, March 11 and the member used the club facilities the following day during the Thursday Daytime league.  The club has communicated this information directly with the Thursday Daytime league.  This member did not visit the club after Thursday, March 12 and has followed Public Health protocol by self-isolating and has been tested; results to be determined.

    We encourage you to continue to exercise an abundance of caution in these unpredictable times and to follow public health advice, as can be found here: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/index.aspx

    If you have an immediate need to collect your personal belongings from the club, please contact our Club Manager, Dalal at manager@ottawacurlingclub.com

    If you need to contact a Board member directly, please sign in to the ‘Members Only’ area on our website to view contact information at https://www.ottawacurlingclub.com/members/board

    Your continued patience and support of the Club and our community at large is greatly appreciated during this difficult time for our Nation.

    Yours in health & curling,

    The OCC Board

  • COVID-19 UPDATE

    March 15, 2020

    Members,

    Further to the message shared Saturday March 14, 2020, the Board has decided to close the Club and suspend play until further notice

    We have taken this decision to contribute to broader public health efforts and help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, recognizing that many other local clubs and operations have also closed.

    The Board has also learned that a member has had direct contact outside the club with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19. We will be communicating further information to the league within which that member played this week, so that those league members are aware, and encourage them to share this information with their social networks.

    We will communicate with you regularly regarding the status of Club operations, including future planned events and personal items left in club locker rooms. If you have an immediate need to collect your personal belongings, please contact the Club Manager at manager@ottawacurlingclub.com.

    We encourage you to continue to exercise an abundance of caution in these unpredictable times and to follow public health advice, as can be found here:

    https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/index.aspx

    Sincerely,

    The OCC Board

  • COVID-19 UPDATE

    March 14, 2020

    Members,

    As the COVID-19 situation in Canada and internationally is evolving rapidly, the OCC Board is committed to monitoring the situation on a daily basis with a view of protecting the health of our staff, members, renters, guests, and the general public.

    As of today, we will remain open for those who wish to curl and connect with friends. We will continue to exercise preventative hygiene practices and urge you to continue to do so as well.

    Experts suggest that Canada is at a crucial period in the pandemic, and now is our opportunity to limit the impact. Below is current public health expert advice on how we can each contribute to limiting the spread and impact of this virus in our community. We urge everyone to exercise an abundance of caution in these unpredictable times. This is particularly true for seniors and those with pre-existing conditions, for whom the risks related to infection are heightened.

    We continue to ask those with any flu-like symptoms, particularly a dry cough and/or fever, to refrain from coming to the Club.

    For those without symptoms, experts recommend that all Canadians:

    -        Exercise ongoing hand hygiene (i.e. wash often and for at least 20 seconds at a time) and respiratory etiquette (i.e. sneeze in your sleeve)

    -        Practice social distancing to minimize close contact with others in the community

    -        Self-isolate and self-monitor for 14 days after travelling internationally

    More information can be found here:

    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/public-health-measures-mitigate-covid-19.html

    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html

    https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/index.aspx

    Yours in good health,

    The OCC Board

  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    March 12, 2020

    The Ottawa Curling Club is aware of the ongoing COVID-19 global outbreak and we are taking preventative measures to protect our members, staff, volunteers, and guests.  

    We would like to encourage players to avoid the traditional camaraderie pre- and post- game handshakes in favour of a wave with “good game” and/or “good curling” saying. If you are ill or think you may be ill, please do not visit the OCC and utilize your league’s spares list.

    Please take responsibility for your own health and not jeopardize others’ health.  We encourage you to follow the Ottawa Public Health and the Government of Canada’s webpage on the outbreak to help you protect and educate yourself. See links below...

    Ottawa Public Health - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

    Government of Canada - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

    We are continuing to monitor the situation and will keep our members, staff, volunteers, and guests informed.


    Ottawa Curling Club Board of Directors

  • Exciting Changes to the OCC Club Championship


    The OCC Board is pleased to announce that we are expanding the number of teams that qualify for our Club Championships.

    Starting this season, the Championship draw will include 22 teams (up from 16) to increase the inclusivity of the event, recognize the quality of competition across leagues, and welcome the champions of the new Colts U5 to the event.

    The 22 teams will represent as follows:
    • Monday Open Ladder – 3 teams (no change)
    • Tuesday Women’s Business – 2 teams (increase of 1 team)
    • Wednesday Cash – 5 teams (no change)
    • Thursday Men’s – 3 teams (no change)
    • Friday Mixed – 3 teams (increase of 2 teams)
    • Saturday Open – 3 teams (increase of 2 teams)
    • University league – 1 team (no change)
    • Getting Started League – 1 team (no change)
    • Colts – 1 team (new inclusion)
    Convenors will notify their teams of how these changes implicate their specific leagues, including how qualifiers will be chosen.

    We have also eliminated the rule that previously required members who qualify with more than one team to choose only one team to represent. Such members will have the opportunity to play for multiple teams as the schedule allows.

    The Championships will take place from April 6-9, 2020 with a $500 cash prize for the winning team!
  • 59th Gordie Perry Bonspiel

    April 18 - April 26, 2020
    Entry Fee: $360 per team

    Entries paid in full by March 11, 2020 will be entered into a draw for a free entry to the 59th Gordie Perry Bonspiel.

    Enter here

  • Team Homan - 2020 Ontario Champions

    Congrats to our TEAM HOMAN (Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney, Lisa Weagle) for winning the Curl ON Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Cornwall on Feb 1, 2020.

    Good luck in the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from Feb 15-23, 2020!

    Team Homan 2020 Ontario Champions

  • OCC Members at Tankard and Scotties in Cornwall

    The OCC is well-represented this week in the CurlON 2020 Tankard and Scotties Championships in Cornwall (Jan 26-Feb 2, 2020).

    Congratulations to all the participating members!

    Scotties

    • TEAM HOMAN (Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney, Lisa Weagle)
    • Lynn Kreviazuk (Team Balsdon)
    • Cheryl Kreviazuk (Team Duncan)
    • Karen Trines (Team Duncan)

    Tankard

    • TEAM ALLEN (Steve Allen, Ritchie Gillan, Rick Allen, Kevin Rathwell)
    • David Mathers (Team Howard)

    Check out http://www.curlonchamps.ca/ for more information, and maybe we will see you cheering on our members in Cornwall!

    Team HomanTEAM HOMAN (Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney, Lisa Weagle)

    Team BalsdonLynn Kreviazuk (Team Balsdon)

    Team DuncanCheryl Kreviazuk & Karen Trines (Team Duncan)

    Team AllenTEAM ALLEN (Steve Allen, Ritchie Gillan, Rick Allen, Kevin Rathwell, Cameron Goodkey)

    Team HowardDavid Mathers (Team Howard)

  • Nominations for Life Membership

    The Board invites nominations for Life Membership for the 2019-2020 curling season. Life Membership is the Club's recognition of a member's sustained and exemplary contributions to the Ottawa Curling Club. It is awarded by discretion of the Board to active members in good standing who have long tenure and who have made extraordinary contributions to it through volunteering, representing the Club in competition, or being active in the Club's community. In exceptional circumstances, the Board will consider non-members for this honour.

    Please email Wes Blight at wesley.blight@md.ca or Dalal at manager@ottawacurlingclub.com for a softcopy of the Nomination Form. Note that the deadline for submission is February 7, 2020.

  • Euchre & Rummoli - Sat Jan 18th at 8:30 pm

    The Rainbow Rockers are pleased to host a Euchre and Rummoli night on January 18, 2020. Partners, family and friends are welcome! Games start at 8:30 p.m. sharp at The Ottawa Curling Club. The euchre format will be 6 games, with cash prizes going to the top winners and to the player with the most lone hands. There will also be a 50/50 draw and other fun prizes. 

    Cost:
    Pre-registration is $10 for Euchre or Rummoli.
    On-site registration is $15 for Euchre or Rummoli.
    Payment to be collected on the 18th prior to the start of the games.
    PLEASE PLEASE …if you register you are expected to pay even if you no-show.  We often have difficulty at the start if we are waiting for no-shows to fill a table.

    Light snacks will be provided and the club’s bar will be open.

    To pre-register email Steve at president@rainbowrockers.ca by 5pm on Friday, January 17th. Please provide players name(s) and indicate euchre or rummoli.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Team "Heather Locklear's Career" wins Trivia Night!

    It was a fantastic night of trivia with friends! 14 teams competed for bragging rights and enjoyed good vibes over pizza and beer!

    Pictured below "Heather Locklear's Career" (Winner) and "The KRICKS" (2nd place). More photos here: https://www.facebook.com/OttawaCurlingClub/posts/10157837909589709?notif_id=1578860909154065&notif_t=page_post_reaction Heather Locklears Career The KIRKS

  • Trivia Night (Sponsored by Czechvar) on Saturday, Jan 11th

    Join us for a night of trivia at the Ottawa Curling Club on Saturday, Jan 11 at 7:00 PM!Czechvar

    • - 12 rounds of 5 questions each.
    • - One round will be sound based, and one picture based. 
    • - Running time is 90 to 120 minutes.

    The cost is $10 per person. Register as a team or as an individual requesting to be placed on a team. Teams will be limited to a maximum of six players. If registering as a team, please include your player’s names and the name of your team.

    To make sure we have space for all, please RSVP to Dalal at manager@ottawacurlingclub.com by Thursday, Jan 9th.

    The event is open to everyone, so spread the word! (Prizes will be awarded to top teams.)

  • Thank you to our OCC Sheet Sponsors!

    Happy New Year! We would like to thank our 5 Sheet Sponsors for their continued support!

     

    Capital Curling Supplies / Goldline CCS

     

    Moosehead BreweriesMoosehead

     

    Conway Litigation Conway

     

    Curtis Fillier Real Estate BrokerCurtis Fillier

     

    Dominion City Brewing Co.Dominion City

  • Ottawa-Rideau Challenge

    Many thanks to Alex Birtwistle and Peter Murton for organizing another fun edition of the Ottawa - Rideau Challenge, which was played on Dec 27, 2019 at the Rideau Curling Club. Thank you to all the curlers who played for their respective clubs! (OCC retained the trophy!)

    Ottawa - Rideau Challenge 2019

    OCC Curlers

  • Christmas Season Hours

    The Ottawa Curling Club hours of operation between Christmas and New Year's are:

    - Dec, 24 to 26 and Dec 28, 29, 30, 31 and Jan.1 is CLOSED

    - Fri Dec 27th Club open for Teachers Spiel.

    All leagues resume normal activity on Thursday, January 2nd.

    Merry Christmas

  • Team Homan captures spot at Olympic trials with victory at 2019 Canada Cup

    Congrats to our TEAM HOMAN (RACHEL HOMAN, EMMA MISKEW, JOANNE COURTNEY, LISA WEAGLE) for winning the Home Hardware Canada Cup in Leduc, AB!

    Their 9-4 victory over Team Fleury earned them a berth into the 2021 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings curling trials in Saskatoon.

    Team Homan - Canada Cup 2019 Champs

    (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

  • Intention of New Sparing Rules

    Dear members,

    On behalf of the Board, we are writing to clarify the intention of the new sparing rules that we implemented at the OCC this season. As a reminder, the new rules are:

    -        Members can spare an unlimited number of times across all leagues

    -        Non-members are charged $10 per game to spare.

    The intention of these rule changes is to enhance membership benefit by allowing members more opportunity to curl; building community by encouraging teams to seek members as spares; and recognize the value of paid memberships by charging non-members a nominal fee for the opportunity to use our fantastic facilities.

    We recognize that we did not clearly communicate this intention at the beginning of the season, which has resulted in some misunderstandings and concerns amongst the membership. Rather than make a change to the rules mid-season, the Board has decided on the following forward actions:

    -        all funds generated by non-members spare fees will be donated to charity on behalf of members

    -        the Board will complete a full review of sparing rules in the spring, including a member survey, to re-evaluate for next season.

    In the meantime, we encourage all members to sign up for spare lists through the OCC site and reach out to other members when you need a spare.

    If you have concerns or comments in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to Pam Ponic, Match Director.

    OCC Board of Directors

  • Sylvie Gosselin

    On November 15th, 2019, Sylvie Gosselin passed away at the Ottawa Civic Hospital at the age of 65. She was the daughter of Yves Gosselin (deceased) and Gabrielle Noel de Tilly, spouse of Serge Labonte and mother of Francoise Labonte.

    She will be remembered by her sisters Marie and Helene, her brothers Yves and Francois, as well as 5 sisters-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

    Family and friends may pay respects at
    Kelly Funeral Home - Somerset Chapel
    585 Somerset Street West Ottawa, ON K1R 5K1
    613 - 235 - 6712
    on Saturday, November 30 from 12:30 pm until the time of the Celebration of Life in the chapel at 2 pm. For those who wish to do so, a donation to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated.

  • Capital Curling Supplies - Located on 2nd floor of OCC

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  • Team Delage wins Navan Men's Bonspiel

    Congrats to Team Chris Delage on winning this past weekend's 2019 Navan Men's Bonspiel!

    (From left to right: Alex Sprague, Jason LaMontagne, Andrew Sprague, Chris Delage)

    Team Chris Delage - Navan Men's Bonspiel winners

  • Membership Fees

    Membership fees are due Friday October 11, any unpaid membership is subject to a $50.00 penalty and loss of ice privileges.

  • Spare Rules Update - effective Oct 15

    The club's spare rules have been simplified. For all regular team based leagues, please observe the following:

    OCC Sparing Rules:

    1. Any Membership Category may spare in any club league without restriction.

    2. A non-member of the OCC may spare in any club league for a per game fee of $10 (paid at the bar)

    Note:  The OCC allows each league to set specific rules as they see fit.  Please read your league specific rules as posted on your league’s web page, but these shall be the default.

    You are encouraged to consider a member of the club when looking for a spare. Once your membership is paid (due by Oct 15!), access the members only section of the site to see contact information for all members and for a list of available spares.

    Need a refresher on club rules? Visit

    https://ottawacurlingclub.com/leagues/rules

    More»

  • Practice Ice Available This Week

    Practice ice will be available this week (Monday to Friday) on a first-come, first served basis from 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

    Please keep your practice to a maximum of 15 minutes per sheet.

    We will return to the practice reservation system October 15th.

  • 2020 Men of Curling Calendar

    Craig Savill is excited to announce that he is one of the athlete models in the 2020 Men of Curling Calendar. Every purchase from him will raise money for the Parkdale Food Centre and support community empowerment through healthy food.

    Please contact Craig for discounted calendars!

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    Find out more at: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2019/09/18/2020-men-of-curling-fundraising-calendar-now-on-sale/

  • Alex Birtwistle - 2018-2019 OCC Volunteer of the Year

    At our AGM on Sep 17th, the Danny Lamoureux Shield was awarded to Alex Birtwistle! (In recognition of outstanding contribution to the sport of curling and The Ottawa Curling Club)

    Congratulations, Alex!

    Alex Birtwistle awarded Danny Lamoureux Shield(Pictured: Alex Birtwistle with Danny Lamoureux)

  • Earle Morris awarded OCC Life Membership

    It is with great pride that we announce Earle Morris as the latest recipient of OCC Life Membership. Earle has made meaningful direct contributions to our club (as well as to the sport of curling).

    Earle was an OCC Member between 1995 and 2017 and curled competitively at our club for many years. He was an early contributor to and promotor of the Learn to Curl program. As head professional at our club, he developed and gave both coaching and playing clinics on a variety of topics. He also coached highly successful teams playing out of the OCC, Team Morris and Team Homan, as examples.

    Congratulations, Earle!

    Earle Morris and Alex Birtwistle(Pictured: Earle Morris with Alex Birtwistle)

  • Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting is taking place on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7pm at the club.

    All league schedules will be posted on-line in few weeks . League games are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 23.

    Practice ice time will be posted online when it might be available.

    Please refer to the Club Calendar for further information on dates, etc.

  • Board nominations

    In accordance with the bylaws, elections will be held at the OCC's Annual General Meeting in September for two director's position that are finishing their terms this year. The two directors in those positions, Nicole Merriman, currently serving as Treasurer, and Alex Birtwistle, currently serving as Director of Member's Services, have both indicated that they will be seeking re-election. As such, a nominations committee has not been formed this year. We are accepting open nominations for the board. They must be received in writing at the club by August 16, 2019. Two members in good standing can nominate another member in good standing. The nomination must be signed by all three and the nominee must agree to stand for election and serve a term of up to three years.

  • Sheet Sponsorships

    The board is exploring sheet sponsorships for an initial 2-year term. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring one of our five sheets, please email Eddie at echow_rsm@yahoo.com by July 24, 2019.  

  • Membership 2019-2020 Update

    The majority of our leagues are fully registered. Some teams are looking for a player or two - if you are without a team, check out the Find a Team page here:http://www.ottawacurlingclub.com/membership/findateam

    SPACE AVAILABLE on Wednesday night and Saturday morning leagues!

    The Wednesday Ca$h League has space available. (Tie games are decided by Skip's rocks.) Complete a Team signup form to register your spot today.

    Saturday Open has some flexibility for additional teams if you are interested.

  • Membership 2019-2020

    The 2019-2020 Membership is now available online Friday May 31st.

    One team member must pay in full by Friday June 7th  in order to hold the spot for the up coming season.
    Club hours:
    Monday June 3rd: 12-5 pm
    Tuesday June 4th: 12-5 pm
    Wednesday June 5th: 12-5 pm
    Thursday June 6th: 12-5 pm
    Friday June 7th: 12-5 pm

    Payment can be made in person at the club or by phone.

    Returning team policy
    Team Sign up
    Membership Sign up

  • Register for new season after Jun 1st

    Please note that our OCC webpages are reset on May 31, 2019, so look up phone numbers and emails from the membership directory before this date.

    It is important that you wait until Jun 1st to register for the upcoming season. Dalal will be available to take membership payments from Jun 3-7.

    The club will be open from Jun 3-7, so please come during this week to pick up any curling equipment in your locker that you might need in the summer or before our OCC season restarts.

    Have a great summer!

  • 58 Gordie Perry Bonspiel

    April 27 - May 5, 2019
    Entry Fee: $360 per team
    FULL

    Entries paid in full by March 15, 2019 will be entered into a draw for a free entry to the 58th Gordie Perry Bonspiel. and The winner is:
    Team Adam MacQueen

    Draw here
    Enter here

    Unclaimed Tickets:

    Ticket # 0830117
    Ticket # 0830376
    Ticket # 0830843
    Ticket # 0849425

  • OVCA Golf tournament


    The OCC summer golf tournament is a member-run event, and the organizing committee has decided to step down. There will be no golf tournament organized by OCC members this year.

    For those who are keen to play in a scramble tournament, please check out the "OVCA Swing Into Spring" Golf Tournament on May 26th at the Buckingham Golf Club: 

     

  • CLUB CHAMPIONS - TEAM LAKE

    Congrats to Team Lake on winning the Club Championship game in a very close game against Team Allen.

    TEAM LAKE (who play in Monday Ladder) are: Peter Lake, Trevor Turnbull, Earl Washburn & Ken MacDonald.

    Club Champion 2019 - Team Lake

  • WALL OF FAME - OCC LEAGUE WINNERS!

    Congrats to our Members on their League Champion Titles!

    Monday Ladder - TEAM RATHWELL

    • Graham Rathwell, Trish Scarf, Ian Rathwell, Nicole Espenant

    Monday Champs

     

    Women's League - TEAM WOLF

    • Bernice Wolf, Patti Negrave (not in the picture), Krista Leroux, Andrea Howard

    Tuesday Ladies champs

     

    Getting Started League - TEAM WHEATLEY

    • Barry Wheatley, Nathaniel McLean, Mark Miller, Marc-Andre Turcotte

    GSL champs

     

    Ca$h League - TEAM HANNA

    • David Mathers, Lynn Kreviazuk, Jenn Hanna, Lee Merklinger

    Cash champs

     

    Thursday Men's  - TEAM MULLIN

    • James Mullin, Jean-Marie Belanger, Kerry Boire, Brian Jones

    Men's champs

     

    Friday Mixed League - TEAM ANDERSON

    • Matthew Anderson, Lynn Peterson, Tom Peterson, Joanne McGraw

    Mixed champs

     

    Saturday Morning League - TEAM PORTER

    • Alex Porter, Edgar Gallant, Chris Askew, Dave Taylor

    Saturday Champs - Team Porter

     

    University, College and Young Professionals League - TEAM MISC.

    • Edgar Gallant, Jack Glover, Graham Clendenning, Dave Taylor

    University champs

     

  • The Club Championship

    2018-2019 Club Championship Draw & Rules

  • Ror Blair / Club Closing Banquet

    With Spring in the air, it's time to sign-up for The Roy Blair Bonspiel, a fun OCC event designed to mix club curlers with top skips from the region. Sign-up for your opportunity to play with some of the best players!

    Each player signs up as an individual at a specific position (3rd, should have at least three years experience), 2nd or lead. On Draft Night (Tuesday, Apr 9th), your name will be drawn and you choose a skip to play with for the bonspiel.

    Roy Blair Draw Here

    Cost is $25 payable on Tuesday, Apr 9th to Dalal and you get dinner and DJ Saturday night, as well as three 6-end games.

    This event is a lot of fun. Curlers of all capabilities are encouraged to play. It's a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow club members.

    Total of three six-end games (either Wednesday, Apr 10th and Saturday, Apr 13th or Thursday, Apr 11th and Saturday, Apr 13th). Games on Wed & Thu are 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Game on Saturday is at either 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm.

    On Tuesday, Apr 9th

    • Annual Spring Meeting (Free Drink and munchies) at 7:00 pm
    • Draft Night: Pick your own skip (be there to choose your skip. If you do not attend you will be placed where space is available.)
    • Calcutta (approx. 8:30 pm)

    Saturday night Club Closing Banquet on Apr 13th  (Dinner and DJ)

    • Tickets available from the bar.
    • Members and guests welcome
    • All for just $25
  • Help Bring the World to Ottawa in 2021

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    It’s time to Rock Our House!

    The Ottawa Valley Curling Association, the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), and Ottawa Tourism are putting together a bid to host the World Men’s Curling Championship in Ottawa at TD Place, Lansdowne Park, April 3–11, 2021. The winning bid will be announced by Curling Canada in mid-October 2019.

    As a curling community, we need to show Curling Canada support for this initiative. YOU can do this by making a $100 deposit on a full event package. The estimated cost will be $450-$500 per package which includes 21 draws, semi final, bronze medal and gold medal games as well as OC Transpo services on game days.

    Every $100 deposit strengthens our bid

    Your full ticket package deposit will help the Ottawa 2021 World Men's Curling committee make a powerful bid presentation to the World Curling Federation for Ottawa to become the 2021 host.

    For every deposit a member of our club makes, we will automatically be entered into a draw for a chance to win TWO full event packages, if you make your deposit by May 25, 2019. (Please use “OTT” as Ottawa Curling Club’s promo code to help us earn prizing!)

    Help Ottawa Make History

    Go to OVCAevents.com to make your $100 deposit. Be sure to include the promo code “OTT”!

    A full refund of your deposit will be credited back to your credit card if Ottawa does not win the bid.

  • Spring Information Night - Tuesday, Apr 9 at 7:00 pm

    REMINDER: The annual Spring Information Night will be held Tuesday April 9th at 7:00 pm, followed by the Roy Blair team draft.

  • Capital Curling Supplies - Open throughout Gordie Perry!

     CCS Open throughout Gordie Perry

  • Sports Inclusion Workshop - Sunday, Apr 7, at 5:30 pm

    Join us in the upper lounge of the OCC as Stephanie Sapienza, Sport Inclusion Coordinator for the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, conducts a workshop on inclusion in sports and all the issues LGBTQ2S+ identifying people face.

    Stephanie’s focus is on athletic communities, and a large part of her job is education. Her workshops are modeled under CAAWS (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity) standards and is part of a nationally accredited government-funded program. Stephanie would love to start a dialogue with some of our members. With more and more individuals becoming more comfortable in their own skin, there is a rise of LGBTQ2S+ identifying athletes and with that, we need to be more sensitive and aware of their needs and struggles.

    “This workshop is meant to begin conversations surrounding heterosexism (homophobia) and cissexism (transphobia) within sports and athletic communities. We will foster an understanding of the varying experience of LGBTQ2S+ athletes by introducing definitions and terms, going over “gender theory” and the differences between gender identity, gender expression, and sex at birth. This is done through both an “LGBT101” talk, as well as an activity highlighting various privileges throughout the participants life based on their gender.”

    This Sports Inclusion Workshop will take place on Sunday, Apr 7th, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The workshop is free to attend, and open to members and non-members, but please RSVP to Eddie Chow at echow_rsm@yahoo.com to register your intended participation. (Feel free to invite friends and family!)

  • Carleton Ravens men's curling team wins gold!

    Ginormous congrats to our Wednesday Ca$h League members: CAMERON GOODKEY, MACKENZIE CALWELL, MORGAN CALWELL, BRENDAN ACORN, WES STAKES & TOM SINCLAIR for earning Carleton University their 1st men’s national curling championship!

    Our guys defeated Memorial University 10-4 on Mar 19, 2019 at the U SPORTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in Fredericton, NB.

    Great accomplishment, guys! We are so very proud of you!

    Carleton Mens Curling National Champs

  • OVCA City of Ottawa Men's Bonspiel

    Thirteen OCC teams curled in the City of Ottawa from Mar 13-17, 2019, and 3 teams won an event!

    Congrats to…

    TEAM MENARD - Colonel By Trophy (3rd event): Jean-Michel Menard, Jim Stewart, Daniel Caron, Pierre Harvey

    TEAM LAMONTAGNE - Laurier Trophy (4th event): Jason LaMontagne, Colin Palmer, Alex Sprague, Paul Martin

    TEAM WESTWELL - Pontiac Trophy (8th event): Rick Westwell, Jamie Kirk, Kurt Westwell, Shawn Westwell

    City of Ottawa 2019 winner badge

  • Member Survey - Thank you

    Thank you to everyone who completed the OCC member survey. We received 252 surveys, which is an excellent response rate of 46%. The Board will present a summary of the results at the Spring Meeting on April 9, 2019.

    The random draw winner of $50 bar bucks is Holly Thomas.
  • Our CA$H League Members Need Your Help!

    Our CAMERON GOODKEY, MACKENZIE CALWELLMORGAN CALWELLBRENDAN ACORNWES STAKES and TOM SINCLAIR are headed to USport Curling Nationals!

    Monday March 4th Ticket # 369845 Claimed
    Tuesday March 5th Ticket # 370104
    Wednesday March 6th Ticket # 3589414 Claimed
    Thursday March 7th Ticket # 509210 Claimed
    Friday March 8th Ticket # 0613186
    Saturday March 9th Ticket # 0131173 Claimed

    Why do they need your help? Well, they are heading to Fredericton, NB from March 15-19 and the costs are adding up...

    How can you help? TWO WAYS!
    - The boys will be running a 50/50 raffle fundraiser from Monday, March 4 to Saturday, March 9 at The Ottawa Curling Club. Make sure you purchase your ticket!

    - They have started a GO FUND ME page and would be so appreciative if you could

    donate to help send them to USport competition! Follow this link.

    The Ottawa Curling Club is so proud of this team! GO, Carleton Ravens Curling, GO!

    Carleton Ravens Mens Curling Team

  • Tom Sinclair - OUA Coach of the Year

    A big congrats to our TOM SINCLAIR for being awarded 'Coach of the Year' for the Carleton Ravens Men's Curling Team. Way to go, Tom!

    Congrats

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