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  • Ice shed roof replacement summary

    A summary of the recent roof replacement over the ice shed and the board's decision to replace it in-season instead of waiting until the following summer has been posted on the Board Bulletins page under the “Members Only” section. https://www.ottawacurlingclub.com/members/boardbulletins

  • Team Peter Funspiel - Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Entry Fee: $50 per person

    New and experienced curlers welcome. Sign up as a team, trio, duo or single

    Included in Entry:

    • Two 4-end games (with break in between)
    • Pizza, snacks, and cash barLive music and dancing
    • Casino, silent auction, more fun and prizes

    Not interested in curling? Join us for the party ($20)!

    This unique event is a chance for a community of friend and family to come together in support of Peter Glover and his battle with ALS. We are choosing to honour Peter and raise some funds for his future care in a manner most suited to him – a party! Register here!

    ALS is a devastating terminal disease. Fortunately it’s very rare. Unfortunately Peter has it and is facing a very tough journey (for more info visit www.als.ca).

    This is his last curling season, an activity and a club that he loves, and it’s only fitting to give him a little send-off. The ALS Society states that specialized equipment, personal care and home modifications will cost an ALS family an average of $150,000. So we’re looking to help the family and we’re hoping you’ll join us. Let’s come together on this – for Peter, Pat, Jack, and Hanna – and have some fun doing it!

    Register here!
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    50/50 Draw:

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  • TEAM BIRTWISTLE - 1000 Islands Mixed Bonspiel Winner

    Congrats to our TEAM BIRTWISTLE (JAMIE BIRTWISTLE, CASSANDRA LEWIN, JASON LAMONTAGNE, STEPHANIE MCCLENNAN) for winning the 1000 Islands Mixed Bonspiel on Feb 25, 2017.

    Team Birtwistle - 1000 Islands Mixed Winner

  • RACHEL HOMAN - Sandra Schmirler MVP Award Winner

    Congrats to our RACHEL HOMAN for winning the Sandra Schmirler MVP Award at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines!

    The Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award is awarded to the top player in the playoff round. The winner is selected by members of the media, and is awarded at the victory banquet held after the final game of the bonspiel.

    Rachel MVPPhoto by Sean Kilpatrick/CP

  • EMMA MISKEW - raises $8,000 for Sandra Schmirler Foundation

    Congrats to our EMMA MISKEW for raising $8,000 through her sales of the Women of Curling calendars for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation! (And a big thank you to those who bought calendars from her!)

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  • RACHEL HOMAN wins Ford Hotshots at Scotties

    Congrats to our RACHEL HOMAN for winning the Ford Hotshots at the Scotties in St. Catharines, ON! Pictured below is Ford Canada's Mike Herniak presenting Rachel with a 2-year lease on a 2017 Ford Escape.

    Rachel Ford Hotshots

  • TEAM COOPER and TEAM ROWE advance to Intermediate Men's Provincials!

    Huge congrats to our COOPER and ROWE teams for qualifying out of the Intermediate Men Provincial Qualifier “A” on Feb 12, 2017 at North Grenville.

    Good luck in the Intermediate Provincials in Fenelon Falls from Mar 1-5!

    Team Cooper - Intermediates
    TEAM COOPER (SPENCER COOPER, DON BOWSER, RICK ALLEN & STEVE ALLEN) 

    Team Rowe - IntermediatesTEAM ROWE (GARY ROWE, MICHAEL STACHON, BRIAN BENNING & JESSE RUPPELL)

  • TEAM CHISHOLM wins Russell Women's Spiel

    Congrats to our TEAM CHISHOLM (SANDRA CHISHOLM, MAUREEN McDONALD, RUTH BUCKLAND, Christine Johansen) for winning the Russell Women’s Spiel on Feb 12, 2017.

    Chisholm - Russell Womens Spiel

  • LAUREN HORTON & CAMERON GOODKEY - off to U21 Mixed Doubles Provincials

    Congratulations to our LAUREN HORTON & CAMERON GOODKEY for advancing from the B-side of the CurlON U21 Mixed Doubles Qualifier ‘1’ at Prescott Curling Club on Feb 11, 2017.

    Good luck at U21 Mixed Doubles Provincials at the Huntsville Curling Club from Mar 10-12!

    Horton-Goodkey

  • Ottawa Curling Club 165th

    Canada's 150th birthday bash isn't the only major anniversary celebration to hit the capital in 2017.The Ottawa Curling Club turns 165 this year and a full slate of events is in the works for the weekend of Sept 23-24 to mark this momentous occasion. From its humble launch in a small building near Lisgar Street in 1851, the facility originally known as the Bytown Curling Club has grown into one of the capital's most enduring institutions. Now we're in a mood to celebrate! A committee is already hard at work planning the event with details to be announced at the club's spring meeting in April. Stay tuned to find out more.

  • Ann Delage

    December 29, 1948 - February 7, 2017

    Peacefully on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at the Ottawa General Hospital at the age of 68 years. Beloved wife of Brian for over 40 years, and loving mother of Andrew, Timothy (Pierina Chabot) and Christopher. Proud grandmother of Emelia and Lucas. Dear sister of Margaret (Ron) Seguss, and Gerald McGill (Beverley). An elementary teacher for over 40 years, Ann's career spanned to two provinces and several schools, with retirement in 2002 from St. Francis in Orleans. Special thanks to the staff at Chapel Hill Residence and 5 Northwest at the Ottawa General Hospital for their compassionate care. Family and friends may pay their respects at the
    Kelly Funeral Home-Orleans
    2370 St. Joseph Blvd.
    Orleans K1C 1G1 (613) 837-2370
    Visitation Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Mass in Memory will be held Thursday February 16, 2017 at Good Shepherd Church 3092 Innes Rd. Orleans at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation-General Campus and the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated. www.kellyfh.com

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  • Team Homan whole-heartedly supports Team Peter

    The OCC supports its provincial and national-level teams with a variety of assistance, including money, club-branded clothing, club pins, send-off parties, and 50/50 draws. Team Ontario, our very own Team Homan, has chosen to waive all that in support of OCC member and former board member Peter Glover. As you may know, Peter was recently diagnosed with ALS (www.als.ca) and the club is fundraising to help him out. Team Homan is contributing their $1200 in assistance ($200 for provincials, $800 for nationals, $200 in lieu of club-branded shirts) to Peter's fund. They are encouraging members to participate in the 50/50 draw in support of Peter, to sign up for the Team Peter Funspiel, and/or to donate directly to Peter's fund. The club wants to thank Team Homan for their generosity.

  • Carleton Women's Curling 50/50 draw

    The winning number of the Carleton Women's Curling 50/50 draw is... 2461065.

  • TEAM HOMAN wins Ontario Scotties

    Congrats to our TEAM HOMAN (RACHEL HOMAN, EMMA MISKEW, JOANNE COURTNEY, LISA WEAGLE) for defeating Team Harrison in the finals of the Ontario Scotties in Coburg, ON on Febr 5, 2017.

    Good luck in the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, ON from Feb 18-26!

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  • DAVID MATHERS wins Ontario Tankard

    Congrats to our DAVID MATHERS curling with Team Howard (Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, DAVID MATHERS, Scott Howard) for winning the 2017 Men’s Ontario Recharge with Milk Tankard in Cobourg on Feb 5, 2017.  

    Good luck in the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s, NL from Mar 4-12!

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  • OCC retains Currier Cup!

    The Currier Cup has been contested between the Ottawa Curling Club and Buckingham Curling Club since 1861. Many thanks to the curlers from Buckingham who travelled to Ottawa to compete in this year's event, and to our own OCC curlers for defending the trophy! Ottawa won 25-15.

    Currier Cup

  • TEAM MACMILLAN wins Special Olympics Provincials

    Congrats to our TEAM MACMILLAN (CONALL MACMILLAN, PATRICK GRATTON, CHRIS WHITE, KIMBERLY GORIN) for winning the Special Olympics Ontario Championships on Feb 4, 2017 in Coburg (on the same ice as the Tankard and Scotties!)

    Team MacMillan

  • LISA WEAGLE - Curler of the Year - Ottawa Sports Awards

    Congrats to our LISA WEAGLE for being recognized For Outstanding Athletic Achievement – CURLING at the 64th Annual Ottawa Sports Awards banquet on Feb 2, 2017!

    "Lisa plays the lead position on the powerful team skipped by Rachel Homan. She is recognized as one of the best at her position in the world of women’s curling as she sets up the ends for the rest of the team. She even has a shot called “The Weagle” named after her. Her team is ranked at the top in both Canada and the world and has qualified for the 2017 Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic Curling Trials to be held here in Ottawa."

    Lisa Weagle - Ottawa Sports Award

     

  • TEAM ROWE wins Rideau Men's Classic

    Congrats to our TEAM ROWE (GARY ROWE, MIKE STACHON, BRIAN BENNING & JESSE RUPPELL) for winning the Rideau Men’s Classic on Jan 29, 2017!

    Team Rowe

  • TEAM HOMAN and LYNN KREVIAZUK competing in Ontario Scotties

    Congrats for qualifying as the two highest CTRS teams into the Ontario Scotties!  

    Good luck at Ontario Scotties in Coburg, ON from January 29 - February 5!

    Team Homan

    Our TEAM HOMAN (RACHEL HOMAN, EMMA MISKEW, JOANNE COURTNEY, LISA WEAGLE)

    Team Flaxey

    and our LYNN KREVIAZUK (playing with Allison Flaxey, Clancy Grandy, Morgan Court out of Guelph CC)

  • DON BOWSER competing in Ontario Recharge with Milk Tankard

    Congrats to our DON BOWSER (playing with Greg Balsdon, Jonathan Beuk & Scott Chadwick out of Cataraqui) for qualifying as one of the two highest CTRS teams into the Ontario Tankard!  

    Good luck at the Ontario Tankard in Coburg, ON from January 29 - February 5!

    Team Balsdon

  • Saturday Morning League to become an open league in 2017-18

    The Saturday Morning league will become an open league next season, accepting teams of any mix of genders. The change was proposed, and decisively supported, by the league members in an OCC Board-administrated written survey conducted in the fall. The league members saw an opportunity to bolster league membership while simultaneously providing another option for women to curl at the OCC. The survey results were posted on the bulletin board at the OCC. In response, the OCC Board of Directors passed a motion changing the status to an open league effective September 2017. 

    As always, returning teams will have priority for league registration but there are open spots available, so start recruiting your team now!

  • TEAM SHINN victorious in Leather Works Bonspiel

    Congrats to our TEAM SHINN (BRAD SHINN, DEB KARBASHEWSKI, DAVID MCMAHON, HELENE ROBERGE) for winning the 19th annual Leather Works Bonspiel in Carleton Place on January 15, 2017!

    Team Shinn

  • LEE MERKLINGER off to Ontario Scotties

    Congrats to our LEE MERKLINGER for qualifying out of the B-side (playing with Sherry Middaugh, Jo-Ann Rizzo, Kim Veale-Tuck) in the CurlON Scottie Qualifier on Jan 22, 2017.

    Good luck at Ontario Scotties in Coburg, ON from January 29 - February 5!

    Team Sherry Middaugh

  • MIKE JOHANSEN off to Senior Men's Provincials

    Congrats to our MIKE JOHANSEN for qualifying out of the B-side (playing with Brian Lewis, J.P. Lachance, Graham Sinclair out of Rideau CC) in the CurlON Senior Men’s Provincial Qualifier in Trenton on Jan 22, 2017.

    Good luck at Senior Provincials in Lindsay, ON from February 15-19!

  • LAUREN MANN and TRISH HILL win Quebec Scotties

    Congrats to our LAUREN MANN and TRISH HILL (with Eve Belisle & Brittany O’Rourke) as their team defeated Team Larouche in the finals of the Quebec Scotties in Levis, QC on Jan 15, 2017,

    Good luck in the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, ON from Feb 18-26!

    Team Belisle

  • JEAN-MICHEL MENARD wins WFG Quebec Tankard

    Congrats to our JEAN-MICHEL MENARD (with Martin Crete, Eric Sylvain & Philippe Menard) as his team defeated Team Ferland in the finals of the WFG Quebec Tankard in Levis, QC on Jan 15, 2017,

    Good luck in the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s, NL from Mar 4-12!

    Team Menard

  • BRIAN HENDERSON wins Ontario Masters

    Congrats to our BRIAN HENDERSON (playing with Bruce Delaney, Rick Bachand & Dave Stanley out of Russell CC) for winning Master Provincials on Jan 15, 2017,

    Good luck in the 2017 Canadian Masters in Guelph, ON from Apr 3-9!

  • TEAM COOPER and TEAM ROWE advance to Intermediate Men's Provincial Qualifier

    Congrats to our TEAM COOPER (SPENCER COOPER,  DON BOWSER, RICK ALLEN & STEVE ALLEN) and TEAM ROWE (GARY ROWE, MICHAEL STACHON, BRIAN BENNING & JESSE RUPPELL) for qualifying out of the A-side in the Intermediate Men Qualifier “1” on Jan 14, 2017,

    Good luck in the Intermediate Men’s provincial qualifier in North Grenville from Feb 10-12!

  • TEAM MACMILLAN wins Special Olympics Region

    Congrats to our TEAM MACMILLAN (CONALL MACMILLAN, PATRICK GRATTON, CHRIS WHITE & KIMBERLY GORIN) for winning the Special Olympics Region on Jan 8, 2017!  

    Team MacMillan

  • New parking arrangement with Glashan School at 28 Arlington Ave

    We are pleased to announce that our members now have access to parking at Glashan Intermediate School after 5pm. (Parking lot entrance at 28 Arlington Avenue.)

    Updated parking options are below:

    Parking Options

  • OCC Club Jackets - Accepting orders until Jan 20, 2017

    OCC club jacket will come standard with club logo (full colour heat-transfer) on front left chest, “OTTAWA CURLING CLUB” in white on right arm, and your name in white on interior zipper flap.

    One time price: $125 + HST. (Orders will be accepted until Jan 20th, 2017)

    Please see Dalal for sample sizes and to place your order.

    OCC Jacket

  • Women's Challenge and Fairfield Marriott Challenge provincials

    Good luck to TEAM BUCKLAND (RUTH BUCKLAND, NICOLE MERRIMAN, KATHERINE BARBIERI, BRENDA BETHUNE) in the Women’s Challenge provincial championships at Stirling Curling Club and Prince Edward Curling Club from Jan 13-15, 2017.

    Good luck to TEAM BRAZEAU (LUC BRAZEAU, MARIO LAROUCHE, EDDIE CHOW, JOEL ROY, RICK WOODFORD) in the Fairfield Marriott Challenge provincial championships at Brighton & District Curling Club and Trenton Curling Club from Jan 13-15, 2017.

  • DAVID MATHERS OFF TO MEN'S ONTARIO PROVINCIALS

    Congrats to our DAVID MATHERS curling with Team Howard (Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, DAVID MATHERS, Scott Howard) for winning the A-side of the ONTARIO TANKARD PROVINCIAL QUALIFIER A at the RCMP Curling Club on Jan 8, 2017.

    Good luck in the 2017 Men’s Ontario Recharge with Milk Tankard in Cobourg! (Jan 29 – Feb 5, 2017).  

    Team Howard

  • Parking spots on 226 Argyle property no longer available to members

     

    At the end of November, we reported that our neighbour at 226 Argyle had chosen to reduce the number of spots that we can use on their lot. Now, the owner wants to reduce our access even further. 

    We started this relationship a few years ago with access to 10-12 spots for our evening curlers. In return, we have provided snow and garbage removal for the property, which is not an insignificant cost. The latest change would reduce our access to 4-5 spots and only for the late evening draw. The math no longer makes sense and the owner has shown no signs of being more accommodating, so we are ending the relationship.

    Effective immediately, we ask that members stop parking at 226 Argyle. We also want to warn you that the owner may install a chain between the properties that would prevent access from our property onto Argyle. (A chain used to be installed every winter prior to our current negotiated arrangement.)

    We do recognize that there will be some inconvenience as people get used to not being able to drive through. We appreciate your understanding, and ask members to be considerate about letting cars out of our parking lot.

    Despite this limitation, the OCC has run multiple draws every evening for decades. The available parking options outside the club’s lot are what makes this possible. Please be prepared to seek alternative neighbourhood parking when our lot is full: 

    1.      Commercial Parking Lot on the south side of the club lowers its rate after business hours to $3 (TBC). The meter accepts large change and credit cards and the lot is monitored.

    2.      Ottawa Police Association parking lot, on Catherine Street, is available, but has restrictions: Mon – Wed after 10pm; Thu – Fri after 5pm; Sat – Sun all day. The gates will be up when the lot is open (and free) to OCC members.

    3.      Street Parking is available on most surrounding streets, the closest of which are O’Connor, north of Argyle – free after 5:30pm and weekends, as well as Argyle itself - with metered times.

  • LEE MERKLINGER wins Asham US Open

    Congrats to our LEE MERKLINGER for winning the ASHAM US OPEN OF CURLING in Blaine, MN with Team Middaugh (Sherry Middaugh, Jo-Ann Rizzo, LEE MERKLINGER, Leigh Armstrong) on Jan 2, 2017.

    Lee Merklinger

     

  • Power was re-instated

    Everything is back to normal at the club!

  • Wed Jan 4th: Club closed for the day, Cash League cancelled due to power outage

    Due to an ongoing power outage the club is closed for the day and the Cash League is cancelled for tonight. Ottawa Hydro is projecting a 4pm restoral for power, which is not enough time to get the ice back in shape for the 5pm draw tonight. We expect to return to normal operations tomorrow.

  • Wednesday, Jan 4 - No power at club - all practice is cancelled for this afternoon! STAY TUNED

     

    ALL PRACTICE ICE IS CANCELLED this afternoon.

    There is a power failure in the neighbourhood surrounding the curling club, and current reports are that the issue is expected to be resolved by the afternoon.

  • OCC victorious in 2016 Ottawa-Rideau Challenge!

    Congratulations to our OCC curlers who gallantly fought off our formidable Rideau opponents to emerge victorious in the 2016 version of the Ottawa-Rideau Challenge!

    A huge thanks to the organizers and participants from both clubs. A fun night was had by all!

    Pictured here are the OCC skips and our club manager, Dalal, accepting the trophy.

    Ottawa-Rideau Challenge 2016 trophy presentation

  • Christmas Season Hours

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

    Dec, 23 to 27 AND Dec 30, 31, Jan.1 and 2. : CLOSED

    Wed Dec 28th: The Ottawa/Rideau Challenge at OCC.

    Thursday Dec 29th: Teachers Spiel.

    All leagues resume normal activity by Tuesday January 3rd.

  • MIKE MCLEAN, DOUG JOHNSTON, and MIKE JOHANSEN advance to Provincial qualifier January 6-8

     

    Congrats to the following members for advancing from the CurlON Tankard Qualifier 1 on Dec 19, 2016:

    MIKE MCLEAN (playing with Jake Higgs out of West Northumberland Curling Club)

    DOUG JOHNSTON (playing with Bryan Cochrane out of Russell Curling Club)

    MIKE JOHANSEN (playing with Bryan Lewis out of Rideau Curling Club)

    Good luck at the Provincial Qualifier on Jan 6-8 at RCMP!  

  • TEAM GARLAND advances to Grandmaster Provincials Mar 16-18

    TEAM GARLAND (RANDY GARLAND, JOHN MAYES, ELDON COOMBE, BRIAN CORBETT) for winning the Verve Grandmasters Zone on Dec 18, 2016. Good luck at Provincials from Mar 16-18, 2017!

  • Christmas Seasons Hours

    The Ottawa Curling Club hours of operation during Christmas and New Years are:

    Dec, 23 to 27 AND Dec 30, 31, Jan.1 and 2. CLOSED

    Wed Dec 28th The Ottawa, Rideau Challenge At OCC.

    Thursday Dec 29th Teachers Spiel.

    All leagues resume normal activity by Tuesday January 3rd.

  • Toy Mountain Christmas Drive at OCC - collection extended to Monday, Dec 19th

    Interested in helping a local family in need this Christmas, but unsure how to contribute? The OCC is making it easy for our generous curlers to support those less fortunate.

    The Ottawa Region's Toy Mountain campaign helps bring Christmas cheer to thousands of local children in need. Unfortunately, the Ottawa area is seeing increasing demand by families in need at Christmas and have seen shortages in toy donations in recent years.

    This year, Toy Mountain aims to help 20,000 children in the Ottawa area. The greatest requirement is for toys for boys and girls ages 0-2 and 11-12.

    Drop off your new, unwrapped Christmas gifts under the club Christmas tree.

    Any inquiries can be directed to Robyn at robyn.mattie@curling.ca.

    With close to 1000 regular curlers at our club, a little can go a long way.

    Toys will be collected under the tree until Monday, December 19th, 2016.

    (Cash donations will also be accepted through Dalal, and Robyn will do some extra shopping!)

    Toy Mountain

  • LAUREN HORTON & CAMERON GOODKEY going to Mixed Doubles Provincials!

    Congratulations to LAUREN HORTON & CAMERON GOODKEY for winning the B-side of the CurlON Mixed Doubles Qualifier ‘A’ at Winchester on Dec 4, 2016.

    Good luck at Mixed Doubles Provincials at the Listowel Curling Club (Feb 24-26)!

  • Congrats to JEAN-MICHEL MÉNARD and DON BOWSER   

    JEAN-MICHEL MÉNARD for winning the WFG Jim Sullivan Curling Classic on Dec 4, 2016.

    DON BOWSER (with Team Balsdon) for winning the Seker Ross & Perry Eastern Ontario Championship on Dec 4, 2016.

  • Senators Curling promotion on Feb 19th

    The Ottawa Senators are offering curling club members, their family and friends the opportunity to attend the February 19 game vs. the Winnipeg Jets at 5:00 pm at a discounted price of $20 (includes taxes/fees). Tickets may be purchased directly through Steve Horwood (613.791.6106 horwood@unopsys.com) or using code: SWEEP online at www.ottawasenators.com/SWEEP

    Tickets are limited due to availability and will be supplied on a first come, first serve basis. 

    See flyer for more details.

    Senators game Feb 19

  • More member accomplishments in the past weeks! Congratulations go out to:

    STEVE ALLEN and RICK ALLEN for winning the Glendale Cashspiel on Nov 27, 2016.

    MIKE JOHANSEN for winning the Charlevoix Senior Spiel with Team Lewis on Nov 27, 2016.

    TEAM GARDLAND (RANDY GARLAND, BRIAN EDGE, JOHN COLQUHOUN, CAL HEGGE with BOB HANNA – Coach) for winning the Navy Senior Men’s Spiel on Nov 20, 2016.

    RACHEL HOMAN for winning the Wall Grain Mixed Doubles Classic with John Morris on Nov 16, 2016.

  • GRAHAM RATHWELL wins Travelers Curling Club Canadian Championship!

    Huge congrats to our GRAHAM RATHWELL for winning the Travelers Curling Club Canadian Championship with Team Forget (curling out of Cataraqui Golf & Country Club) on November 26, 2016 in Kelowna, BC. Well done!

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