Let members know you are available…

If you are looking to join a team, don’t wait until Fall to let people know. Sign up NOW in the free Agent section of the website. Log into the website and select Member Curling > Free Agents from the member menu. 

This is different from sparing availability; the free agent listing is intended for curlers who want to join a team for the season.

In the Free Agent section, you will see a list of leagues that have team entries. Follow directions to add your name to the list, and your preferred position(s).
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If you find a team, please remember to remove your name from the Free Agent list.

And for teams looking for players…

Check the Free Agent listing frequently. It’s a great way to recruit a new member to your team!


With sadness I am passing on news received from Leo Topolinski. 

Frank McDermott was a competitive curler and valued volunteer of the Oakville Curling Club.

The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends.” —John Cassian, Theologian

Tom Wienhold

Frank McDermott Obituary


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Members of The Oakville Curling Club will be held via video conference call, on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 at 7:00pm. Please see the enclosed Notice and Agenda, along with other meeting materials.

Details of the video conference call will be sent to Members on June 22nd, 2022, one week prior to the AGM on June 29th, 2022. Members must pre-register for the AGM.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the meeting, however, to help the video conference call run smoothly, if you know in advance that you would like to ask a question on an item in the agenda, please email the Secretary of the Club, Loraine Fedurco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by noon on June 29th, 2022.

If you are not able to attend the AGM on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 and would like to submit a proxy, please complete the proxy form included with these meeting materials and return it by email to the Secretary of the Club, Loraine Fedurco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by noon on June 28, 2022.

Meeting Materials

  1. Notice of 2022 AGM and Agenda
  2. Minutes of 2021 Annual General Meeting
  3. Minutes of the May 9, 2022 Special General Meeting: Floor Renovation
  4. 2022 Audited Financial Statements
  5. Nominations for Open Positions on the Board of Directors for 2022-2023
  6. Resolutions Passed by the Board of Directors in 2021-2022
  7. Directors' Reports
  8. Proxy Form

We look forward to seeing you at the video conference meeting!

Helen Stephenson
President, Oakville Curling Club


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We are still in need of a Vice President candidate for the June 29th AGM. Click below for a description of the position.

Executive Opening - **URGENT**

Contact the club's Vice President, James Francolini (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), to put your name forward or for more information about the Club's Board of Directors.

 


A Message from Helen Stephenson, President:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Special General Meeting on May 9th. It will never cease to amaze me how supportive OCC members are of their club. In a nearly unanimous decision, the members voted YES to replacing the arena floor during the 2022 summer shut-down period at a budgeted project cost of $952,800.

For those who were unable to attend, the following is a brief summary of the meeting. You can download the slide deck from the meeting by clicking here.


The concrete floor in the arena is at the end of its lifespan. Around 75% of the floor is the original 1956 concrete. Over the years some additions and repairs have been made, resulting in 4 independent slabs with different cooling characteristics. These four slabs are moving independently of each other, creating ridges or valleys where they meet. We also have a problem with heaving in multiple locations resulting in high and low spots. More importantly, over the past few years, the combination of heaving and the old age of the concrete, has resulted in cracks in the floor.

Unfortunately, the cracking and spalling on the old sections of the floor continue at a constant rate. In fact, the cracking on sheets 7 & 8 has recently accelerated.

Right now, the ice thickness above the concrete varies between 3/4” and 2 1/2”. So yes, that means your game has been affected by these cracks. There is also a safety concern - it leads to hot spots in the ice that make certain parts of the floor more slippery than usual.

Our biggest worry is that the cracks have exposed brine pipes and the reinforcing steel in multiple locations. It is only a matter of time before we have a brine leak. In the event of a large brine pipe leak, or a leak during the winter, we risk losing our ice for one or two curling seasons; a leak in 1 pipe means we need to shut the entire system down as we can’t isolate the sheet with the leak - there are no shut off valves between sheets.

Once we identified the problem the Renovation Committee asked other clubs for their recommendations on engineers. We were able to find the highly qualified and experienced contractor Schilthuis and the engineering firm Kalos to help us.

After breaking down all the costs and expenses, the Finance Committee calculated it will cost about $952,800 dollars to replace the floor. Our General Manager successfully applied for a $419,400 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, which will offset the cost for our members. The Finance Committee also managed to get a very favourable loan from First Ontario Credit Union.

To sum up, it is likely membership fees will be around $590 for one league next year (not incl. HST, prize levy, OCA fees & locker fees). There are a few costs we are still working on in the budget but the fees won’t be significantly more than what members paid last year for one league.

Thanks to your vote, we should be able to start the project in June and finish in time for an October 11th start to our season.

If you would like more information about the project please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Thank you to the committee members for all your hard work and hours dedicated to this project:

Finance Committee:

Harold Holloway (Co-Chair), Dan Savelli (Co-Chair), Paul Cameron, Doug Clark, James Francolini, Stuart Gunn, Tim McChesney, Helen Stephenson, Chris Wai

Renovation Committee:

Stuart Gunn (Chair), Doug Clark, Don Cook, Scott Foster, James Francolini, Cindy Harrison, Tim Hocking, Karl Mitchell, Larry O'Brecht, Dan Savelli, Helen Stephenson, Paul Sunderland, Chris Wai

Communication Committee:

Stuart Gunn (Chair), Pamela Anderson Khan, Doug Clark, James Francolini, Harold Holloway, Tim McChesney, Karl Mitchell, Dan Savelli, Paul Sunderland, Helen Stephenson

A very big thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support.


The verdict is in, the pictures taken, hands shaken and beers toasted.

Below you will find the pictures of our four winning teams.

Some comments on the finals :

Three out of the four final games were tied after eight ends with some very good comebacks to get to that point.  In the A level, the game was won by a final draw around a tight guard to the four foot.

Interesting side note : Over the years, team Grey has won senior ladder titles in all four (A through D) levels.  We think they are rooting for an increase in the size of our league next year, thereby creating an E level so they can continue their streak !

 

A Division: Matt Lawton, Don Pearson, Doug Pole, Al Kirchner

Level A Lawton

 

 

B Division: Ed Malayny, Michael Laezza, Dan Savelli, Derrick Russell

Level B Malayny

 

 

C Division: Larry O'Brecht, Stu Gunn, Larry Trimble, Mike Mikola (sparing for Barnes)

Level C Barnes

D Division: Ron Grey, Alan Morrison, Ken Westover, Tom Wienhold

Level D Grey


Celebrate the Life of Lessia Parks
Jan 14, 1941 – January 27, 2022

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Join us May 25th, 2 – 6 pm
Piper’s Heath Golf Club
5501 Trafalgar Rd. Milton, Ontario. L9E 0Z5

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A reminder to all members that we request that you empty your locker when you are finished curling for the season. This is especially important this season as we will loaning lockers to teams competing in the Canadian U-18 Championships from May 1-7.

Please leave your locker door open with the lock locked on the latch. Do not take your lock with you.


u18 championshipThe Oakville Curling Club will be hosting the 2022 Canadian Under 18 Curling Championship from May 1-7.

There are several volunteering opportunities available that need to be filled.

  • Timers - per draw
  • 50/50 Ticket Sales - per draw
  • Ushers / Club Helpers - per draw
  • Door Attendants - per draw
  • Setup - Apr 30 & May 1
  • Cleanup/Teardown - May 7 & 8

Please register your availability on-line


Little did I know that when I joined the Oakville Curling Club I would gain such a wonderful family. The overwhelming support and love that has poured out to our family regarding the loss of my oldest son Alex is something I will never forget. Each of you have carried a little of my pain to make this heartache lighter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  


 

Our deepest sympathies to Rebecca Schorr

Julian SchorrJulian Alexander Schorr Obituary

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As you might know, Halton Region is dropping its mask mandate as of midnight on Monday, March 21st. While this may seem like a welcome end to the pandemic, the Club's operations have recently been impacted by an increasing number of positive Covid cases among members and staff. These impacts have included the cancellation of many games over the last 4 weeks due to confirmed and possible exposures.

The health and safety of our members and staff is paramount to the success of the Club. As such, the Club will NOT be lifting our internal mask policy at this time. You are still required to wear a mask in all areas of the Club unless you are curling or in the lounge while eating/drinking. The current mask policy will be in place until at least the Board's next meeting in early April.

Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


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