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Dear OCC Members,

Curling.rock.ornament.jpgOn behalf of the Board, I'd like to take a moment during the holiday season to express our gratitude to all the staff, volunteers and members of the Oakville Curling Club. Although the season began late, the conveners have done a wonderful job organizing the leagues and we hope you are enjoying the return to play. And, if not having success on the ice, then we hope you are at least enjoying the post-game camaraderie in the lounge. If not for all of you, the Oakville Curling Club would not be the community we all enjoy. Whatever your holiday plans, we wish you all a safe and relaxing time spent with those dearest to you. May you have a very happy holiday season.

"I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. But if the White runs out I'll drink the Red!"

James Francolini

WereBack LogoWe're Back!

That's the theme for the 57th annual Sportsman's Bonspiel which returns to action January 27-29 2023 after a two year hiatus. The Committee is excited to be bringing back this popular event with a familiar format to the past years. Our 12+ year relationship with charitable partner Sleeping Children Around the World will continue and we will add to the total of over $140,000 raised to date for this great charity.

This 32 team men's event is currently full with a wait list. We are excited to offer the participating teams a lot of fun while bringing SLEEP, JOY and HOPE to children living in poverty in developing countries through the gift of a bed kit (bed mat, bedding, mosquito net and school supplies) for a good nights sleep. Thank you to our sponsors and participants for making an impact in these children's lives.

We are still looking for a few more sponsors and volunteers to help us run this event. If you would be interested in learning more about sponsorship or volunteering opportunities please contact either Ross Scarrow or Jim Wilson via the club roster.

See you at The Sportsman's!


Lefties Logo 2023 DateThe Lefties has been running at the Oakville Curling Club for 48 years and we are making some changes to move with the times. Our event will now be held on April 21-23 and will be a 32 Team OPEN format event. We will still have all the fun, food and dancing and we welcome any Lefties to join us that weekend – we even have some right-handers come out for the fun too!

Watch for our flyer and registration coming out shortly.

oicg web croppedThe Oakville Curling Club is starting up a new, annual Bonspiel called the Oakville International Curlers’ Gathering which is based on a similar Gathering held for a long time in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Oakville Gathering will host 32 teams over a 3-day weekend in late September 2023, a little less than a year from now. Four of the 32 teams have been set aside for Oakville CC Curlers to participate in and have the opportunity to play against teams from Scotland, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, USA and other parts of Canada. The Gathering is capped with a party / banquet called a Kitchen Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lee) on Saturday night to be held at the Holiday Inn. The popular local group called Fiddlestix will provide live music for the occasion.

To participate in the Gathering, Oakville Curlers can sign up on-line on the Individual Sign-up Page on the Club’s Website. The cost per Oakville Curler will be $100 and will include a minimum of 2 games and admission to the Kitchen Ceilidh. Individual Registration is limited to 48 Oakville Curlers.

If you have any questions about the Gathering, contact Rick Brady or Dave Haigh.

Curling season begins next week! To help members prepare for the upcoming season, the Instructors will be available for a Coach on Call format during practise ice time. You can approach an Instructor and they can provide you with a two-minute tune up. If you feel like you could use some input on making you a better curler, then have a chat with an instructor. See you out on the ice!

We are pleased to report that the floor cooling was completed without incident and the ice making is well underway.

In fact, through their hard work, the ice staff has managed to gain a couple of days back. So, in addition to a season opening the week of Nov 7th, 2022, we are pleased to announce that the Club will be open the following days for drop-in practice to members only. Bar services will also be available during these times.

  • Sat Nov 5th, 10:00am - 2:00pm & 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Sun Nov 6th, 10:00am - 2:00pm & 3:00pm - 7:00pm

As the ice time is for drop-in practice, not reserved, we ask members to be conscious of & courteous to other members waiting to practice. Please share the ice with other members and limit your play to no more than 30 minutes when others are waiting to practice.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and eagerly look forward to reuniting with you on the ice!

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Angela Lukowski

Angela Mary Lukowski (Soper) passed away on October 22, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 16, 1947, in Ilford, Essex, England to Jeffrey (Jellicoe) Soper and Anne Soper (McCloud). Angela emigrated to Canada with her parents in 1953 and met her husband Mark in 1978, to whom she was happily married until her death. Angela is survived by Mark, her husband of 42 years, and siblings Steve (Joy), Chris (Viviana) and Valerie Cant (Norm). Angela was a loving mother to her children Elaine (Iain Robinson) and Brent (Nicola Felice), a cherished aunt to Ken, Liana, Trevor, and Kathryn, and beloved Nanny to Harlow.

Angela resided in Burlington, Ontario for her childhood with her dedicated, supportive parents until she left for university. Using her degrees from Western University (1969) and University of Toronto (1972), Angela became a teacher at M.M. Robinson High School in Burlington, teaching Business. After Elaine’s birth, Angela dedicated her life to her family, supporting her husband in his career and ensuring her children had a diverse upbringing. Angela was her children’s biggest supporter. She encouraged Elaine and Brent to pursue their interests and ambitions, and tirelessly ensured that Elaine and Brent got to all their activities, often with a home cooked meal in transit. Following the birth of Harlow, Angela found immense joy in being Nanny and doting on her beloved granddaughter.

Angela was an avid volunteer, dedicating her time to her children’s activities as well as March of Dimes, St. Michael’s Church, Mary Mother of God Church, St. Vincent de Paul, Oakville Curling Club, Appleby College and the Canadian Federation of University Women. As a devoted Christian, she strived to follow in Christ’s footsteps and serve others. Angela was known for her integrity and kindness while also finding humour in many life situations. Often, she was caught laughing at her own jokes.

Angela had a magnetic personality and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Prioritizing health and fitness, Angela had many active interests throughout her life, including skiing (both cross-country and downhill), biking, hiking, and found a love for curling later in life. As an astute bridge and board-game player, her playing skills were sometimes underestimated but frequently she was a gracious victor. She was often sought out for her sewing advice and took considerable pride in her work that she shared with loved ones. Angela was proud of her travels, both domestic and international. Angela and Mark were avid campers and found a community in being Alto trailer owners.

Angela made an impact on countless people through her natural warmth and compassion and will be fondly remembered by those she was in contact with.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to St. Vincent de Paul at Mary Mother of God Parish (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/society-of-st-vincent-de-paul-mary-mother-of-god-parish/

Visitation in Angela’s memory will take place at Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, on Sunday October 30th from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. 

Memorial Mass will take place at Mary Mother of God Church, 2745 North Ridge Trail, Oakville, on Monday October 31st at 11:00 am. Reception to follow.


We are looking for players to join our Monday Ladder League. Draw times are 9:00am and 11:45am. If you are interested in joining Monday Women's Ladder League, please contact Jacquie Ramier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The World Lefthanders Curling Committee were proud to host the 5th annual Lefties Golf Day on Sunday September 11, 2022, at Georgetown Golf Club.

This event was in support of Special Olympics curling athletes! The participants came with money in their pockets, and we presented $1,310 to the volunteers who are actively involved in the program.

The participation level increased to 72 players this year. A record high!


  • Champions: Leslee Vivian, Eric Kudlik, Guy Racette and Andrew Burton
  • 50/50 Winner: Grace Annab (took home $555.00)
  • Closest to the Pin (Women): Delores McCallum
  • Closest to the Pin (Men): Gordon Fendley
  • Longest Drive (Women): Janet McGuire
  • Longest Drive (Men): Steve Quigley

 Anyone wanting to receive information for 2023, please e-mail Cynthia Quigley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will make sure you receive the promotional flyer.

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As previously communicated, Chris Wai will be leaving the General Manager position as of Nov 4th, 2022.

The Club is currently reviewing the job description. Once finalized, the position will be posted on the Club site as well as various employment/job sites.

If you know of anyone interested in this position, please let them know this will be available soon.

As we move towards the season reopening (week of Nov 7th), league conveners are assembling their schedules for publication to the Club’s website. The aim is to have (close to) a full season - 20/21 games & playoffs; exception being the Sunday leagues  which play bi-weekly. To assist with this, the Club will remain open until May 6th, 2023 to provide additional ice time if so required by the leagues.

To finalize league schedules, conveners need to finalize teams. This requires members who have not completed their registration or teams which have members who’ve not begun their registration, to complete their registration (including payment) by October 21, 2022. Failure to register or complete registration may result in teams not being included in desired leagues/ladders or members being added to team rosters to fill open positions. We ask team skips to reach out to their team to confirm registration has been completed.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your league conveners/directors or the office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

Day Women: Mary St.James
Youth: Bridget Ribau
Women: Sheri Wasik
Open Leagues: Jessie Liu-Ernsting
Mixed: Andrew Skelton
Mens: Andrew Burton
Senior Men: Roy Gorka
Senators: Ken Westover 


Hi everyone,

The club has experienced an uptick in memberships, which is great! As a result there will be some new teams in the league and there are a few players who have yet to be placed on a team. If you are looking to fill a hole on your team I encourage you to take a look at the free agent list on Gamecenter.

For anyone who has not yet signed up, please do so by October 21. This will give us enough time to set the teams before the season starts. There are multiple teams with only one or two individuals signed up and those teams are at risk of being removed for teams who have paid and are waiting to join the league.

Thanks and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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John FeeneyJohn Edward Feeney   

17-Jun-1937 - 07-Oct-2022

In Loving Memory

He passed away peacefully at the age of 85 at home on October 7, 2022. He is survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 62 years, his loving sons and daughters Mark (Christine), Tim (Martine), Laurie and Kelly (Richard), and his loving grandchildren Melissa, Kathleen, Brandon, Alexie, Nick, Matt, Rachel and Bridgette.

A graduate of the University of New Brunswick in Electrical Engineering in 1961, John started his career with Canadian Pacific Railways working on the construction of the Trans Canada Microwave System. In 1964, John joined the Montreal Engineering Company (Monenco) in Montreal.

Over the 40 years until his retirement, John’s career spanned a progression of senior positions with Monenco and later with Monenco Agra, including Project Manager, Chief Electrical Engineer, Manager of Engineering, Vice President, Executive Vice President Eastern Region, Vice President Engineering & Human Resources, Executive Vice President Canadian Operations, Senior Vice President Engineering Development & Quality Management, with responsibility for a variety of major domestic and international capital projects in the fields of power generation, industrial facilities, offshore oil production and infrastructure.

John loved being involved in hockey with his sons and grandsons over the years, ballet recitals with his girls and curling at the St-Lambert and Oakville Clubs. He also enjoyed alpine ski trips, supervising any cottage projects on his Gator and water skiing with family at Lake George, New Brunswick where he spent his summers since retirement, enjoying life in the lake side community.

Please take a moment to share a memory or offer a message of condolence to the family by using the virtual guestbook.

Glen Oaks Funeral Home
3164 Ninth Line
Oakville ON L6H 7A8

Event Times:
18-Oct-202211:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Funeral Mass
St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church
47 Reynolds Street
Oakville ON L6J 3J9

Event Times:
18-Oct-202201:30 PM - 02:30 PM

We have had a busy off-season with the replacement of the ice arena floor. The subsequent delay in opening has impacted our Bonspiel schedule for the upcoming season. 

Here is the status of major events as of today. We will update as new information becomes available

Sportsmen, World Lefthanders and K4K Charity Spiel are all planned to run this season. Details will be posted on their respective bonspiel pages as they become available. 

The Delmanor Senior Men Bonspiel is set to return next year (2023). We are looking forward to welcoming you back next December for this premier event.

sherril tousawTOUSAW, Sherrill Gay (nee Newman) October 8, 2022.

Sherrill, in her 83rd year, passed away peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital with her family at her side after a brief illness. The family would like to express sincere thanks to Doctors Sidhu and Sharma and the amazing nurses that cared for her.

Sherrill is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Ross Tousaw and their children: Rick (Elizabeth) Tousaw, Jill (Brock) Furlong and Kent (Katherine) Tousaw. Sherrill cherished her 7 grandchildren: Connor Furlong, Emily (Cameron) Glaze, Madison Tousaw, Ryan Tousaw, Kailtlyn Tousaw, Jacob Furlong and Sean Tousaw.

Sherrill was born in Montreal, Quebec on May 21, 1940. She attended West Hill High School and McGill University, class of ’61. Sherrill and Ross were married on February 16, 1963 in Montreal and had their 3 children there. They have been living in Oakville since 1981. Through the Oakville Curling Club, Sherrill and Ross formed many lifelong friendships.

After raising her children, Sherrill obtained her Pharmacy Technician Diploma from Sheridan College in 1994 and is well known in Oakville as a long time employee of Halton Pharmacy.

Sherrill will be remembered for her love of gardening, cooking and birds. She attended countless sporting events as a quiet but proud fan cheering on her grandkids. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends throughout her life.

A visitation for Sherrill will be held at Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block East of Kerr Street) on October 17,2022 from 2-5 pm. Funeral service will be private.

To honour Sherrill’s memory, donations may be made to one of the following charities: Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Covenant House Toronto.


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