The Board of Directors made the difficult decision to shut down the Club for the balance of the curling season due to concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was not made lightly and the Board determined that the health of the members and staff had to be our top priority.
The club is closed until further notice, in accordance with the Government of Ontario’s declaration of a state of emergency. Club staff can be reached by email, but will not be available for in-person appointments. Members will be permitted back to the club to gather their belongings from their lockers when the state of emergency is lifted. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Board will be meeting again next week to discuss a variety of issues that come as a result of the closure. We thank you for your patience while we navigate this difficult situation.
The Jerry Sproat Senior Men’s Bonspiel was held on Wednesday March 4. We had a very successful turnout with a full complement of 32 teams. The teams enjoyed two games, a delicious lunch and lots of prizes.
We wish to acknowledge the generosity of our sponsor OAK-LAND Ford Lincoln. Their support allows us to put on the event and is a major help in covering costs for the day. We thank OAK-LAND and their representative, Dylan Istad, for their involvement with the bonspiel. OAK-LAND Ford Lincoln’s designated charity is Food4Kids an organization that works to ensure that children who don’t always have enough to eat have those needs met.
Food4Kids representative, Gayle Kabbash spoke to us and explained the origin and operation of the charity. An incredible food drive valued at $1,392 and $2,070 donated, making a grand total of $3,462 that was raised for Food4Kids Halton. They support 700 children in Halton region of which 183 children are from Oakville. A huge thanks goes to all involved in making this such a successful event.
On the ice some great curling took place. For the third year in a row, the winning team was skipped by Bob Edmondson. Don Moseley-Williams viced. Charley McFeeters played second and Doug Miller was the lead. We were happy to see Jerry Sproat and his brother Jim. Jerry was on hand to address the players with his usual witty remarks. Jerry also presented his namesake trophy to Bob Edmondson’s winning team.
Putting on a bonspiel involves many ‘to do’ items. Our committee was comprised of Fred Allo, Peter Campbell, Brian Sheridan, Leo Topolniski and Paul Stothers. We couldn’t do this without the great support of the curling club staff: Chris Wai and Casey Base. Whenever curlers from elsewhere play at our club, they rave about the ice conditions so a big thanks to Scott Foster and Kevin Mooney who, as always, do such a great job preparing the ice.
Submitted by: Paul Stothers
Team Fendley was first overall at the Bancroft TGIF Bonspiel held Friday, March 6.
Thank you to Lyn Turnbull for her hospitality over the weekend!
Skip: Janice Fendley
Vice: Sheelagh Rowland
Second: Nancy Sainthill
Lead: Julie Smith (Annandale CC)
Submitted by: Janice Fendley
The Oakville Curling Club is aware of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and we are taking measures to protect our members, staff, volunteers and guests from infection.
The Club will be taking extra precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus, including providing additional sanitizer stations throughout the Club, providing disinfectant wipes in the rink, lounge and locker rooms, and extra cleaning of rink, lounge and washroom surfaces. We encourage members to avoid the traditional pre- and post-game handshakes in favour of elbow taps or fist bumps. If you are ill or think you may be ill, please stay home and utilize your league's spare list.
Furthermore, if you or someone you've been in contact with has recently been to a high-risk area (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html), please take the necessary self-isolation measures to limit the spread of the virus. If you develop symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
For more information about COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself and prevent the spread of the virus, please visit the Government of Canada's webpage on the virus at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
Congratulations to Team Gardiner for winning the Silver Streakers event at Mississauga Golf and Country Club on February 26.
Skip: Keith Gardiner
Vice: Don Donoahue
Second: Larry O'Brecht
Lead: Stu Gunn
Submitted by: Keith Gardiner
We are gearing up for our end of year Mixed Closing Fun Spiel and we want you to join us!
- Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2020
- Cost: $300 per team (plus HST) / Dinner only guest ($50 including HST)
- Curling: 2 draws, four 4-end games (points spiel)
- Team Format: Traditional Mixed (2 women & 2 men)
- Includes: 4 games, light breakfast, lunch, dnner, prizes & dance
- Theme: Wild Wild West
- Registration: Opens Thursday, February 27 and closes March 31st
The Board of Directors is currently seeking individuals for the following positions:
- Director - Wednesday Night Ladies
- Director - Men's Leagues
Congratulations to the OCC's Special Olympics team for their 4th place finish at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay! The team would like to send a big THANK YOU to the World Lefthanders Championship Committee and the OCC Senior Men's and Evening Men's Leagues for their support!
The Board of Directors is excited to share a new club branding initiative with you.
Below, you'll find images of the Club's current logo and new refreshed designs. The updated designs incorporate critical elements of OCC logos of the past (the oak leaf, the corn brooms, the rock, the 'crest' style and the colours), while introducing much crisper and clearer design elements (font, clean edges, etc) that will translate beautifully in both digital and physical (merchandise) applications. While considering new designs, it was also very important to pay tribute to the Club's long-standing history by including "EST 1954" in the design.
For now, the plan for the refreshed logo involves building a new Club merchandising program (stay tuned for more info on that!). In the future, if the membership feels that the refreshed design is the direction we want to go, the new logo could be transitioned into all of the Club's digital and physical assets.
Over the next few weeks, you'll be seeing some informal polls at the Club to ask you what your preferred designs are (current or new). If you have any questions or comments about the design process or if you have suggestions about the designs themselves, please contact Chris in the Club office or any member of the Board of Directors.
As of March 1, 2020, all vehicles parked on OCC property are required to have an OCC parking permit. Members who do not currently have a parking permit may request one at the club office or bar.
As of March 1, any vehicles parked on OCC property that do not have an OCC parking permit are subject to Town of Oakville parking enforcement tickets and towing.
For more information, please contact the club office.
Tuesday, March 10, and Thursday March 12, 2020.
Celebrate with all your curling friends at our final Day Women In House Bonspiel of the season.
- Registration Closes: February 29 @ 11:55pm (or sooner if full)
In-House Day Women Bonspiels are open to all OCC adult female members. Preference will be given to Day Women members who sign up during the first two weeks of registration.
The Jim Wilson team has qualified for Senior Men's provincials. Team members are Jim Wilson, Ken McDermott, Chris Harris and Rob Brockbank.
Congratulations and good luck!
Skip Karen Gardiner travelled back to Toronto to join Vice Marjorie McArthur, Second Lori Freure-MacMillan and Lead Susan Day to win 3rd place at the Women’s 46th Annual Cricket Bonspiel at Toronto Cricket Curling and Skating Club on February 1.
Skip: Karen Gardiner
Vice: Marjorie McArthur
Second: Lori Freure-MacMillan
Lead: Susan Day
Submitted by: Lori Freure-MacMillan
Funeral arrangements for Patrick Lawrence Morrissey are as follows
Visitation & Tribute: Friday 14-Feb-2020
Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road W Oakville ON
Visitation: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tribute: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Funeral Mass: Saturday 15-Feb-2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Matthew Parish, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville ON
Series 4 Signup is now available.