Mark Ashley

Mark.AsheyOur good friend Mark Ashley joined Oakville Curling Club in September 2017. For someone who was only at the club for two years, he has probably met and curled with more people than most.

We are so sorry to say that he was diagnosed with cancer mid-March and passed away last week. Mark touched the lives of so many with his enthusiasm and exuberance. We invite you to come celebrate Mark’s life with us.

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Annual General Meeting

OCC.Exterior.cropped.1x1The next Annual General Meeting of the Oakville Curling Club will be on June 19, 2019 @ 7:00pm at the Oakville Curling Club.

You will receive your AGM Package via mail or email at least 10 days prior to the meeting.

If you cannot attend, please complete a proxy.  You may submit your proxy to the club via fax, mail, email or in person.  Alternately, you may give your proxy to a board member, or any other member of the club who will be in attendance.

Open Positions will be appointed or elected at the meeting.

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Evening Men Results

Friday April 26 was our Evening Men's League closing night, where we held the final playoff games for five divisions. Congratulations to all teams for another successful season, and a special recognition goes to team Tetley for winning the club championship for three straight years now.

The winning teams are:

A Division

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Ian Tetley, skip
Scott Foster, vice
Bob Reid, 2nd
Reggie Millage, lead

In the finals, Ian did not play. The lineup that night was Scott Foster, Bob Reid, Cody Maus (spare), Reggie Millage

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30th Annual Kurl 4 Kids - Raises the bar again this year!

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The Kurl 4 Kids Charity Spiel celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, hit an all new record high raising $150,125.00 for the Oakville Hospital Foundation and the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.  Such incredible generosity from all the sponsors, players, supporters, friends and family!  Thank you to all the celebrity skips that came from all over the world!

Click HERE for more information and get involved next year!  Save the Date:  April 9-11th, 2020!

Day Women Executive

Thank you to all the willing and capable women who served as our Day Women's Executive for the 2018-2019 season!
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From left to right:
Stephanie Carne, Joanne Courchesne, Maureen Pike, Patricia Hooper, Heather MacTavish, Denise Norman, Diane MacLeod, Marjorie Julia, Judy Edwards, Cindy Harrison, Susan Making, & Jean Baylis.
Absent:
Linda McDonald

2019 Senior Men Wrap-up

Team EdmondsonOur expansion this year to 40 teams has worked out quite well.  This has given us an even distribution of teams in our ladder.  Our plan is to stick with 40 teams into the next season.  Frank, Stu and Roy plan to revamp our rules a bit during the off-season, so check out the website at the end of the summer to see the changes.

The semi-finals were extra exciting this year with four games extending to an extra end.  You could tell that there were some close shots in the finals by the sound level in the lounge after some of the rocks got to the house.

We look forward to all getting back together next season, but now it is time to focus on some outdoor activities.  Enjoy the summer !

Roy

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2019 WNL League Champions

2019.WNL.champsCongratulations to all of our WNL League division winners

Our season ending evening on Wed April 17 saw some great games, great shots and a lounge full of excited spectators.

This year’s overall WNL League Champions winning team is:

  • Erika Brown, Kirsten Wall, Melissa Foster, Sandra Braunsteiner and Shari Angle.

The playoff winners in each division were:

  • A Erika Brown, Kirsten Wall, Melissa Foster, Sandra Braunsteiner and Shari Angle
  • B Gail Cosman, Cheryl Van der Kroon, Laurie Thomson and Laura King
  • C Nell Van Ymeren, Linda Savelli, Sharon Hay-Pole, Julianne Matthews and Janice Lindsay
  • D Marg Byrne, Laura Pratt, Sheila Wiebe and Paula Somers

Regards

Evelyn Gowan

Celebrating 100 incredible years Bill Finlay - and counting!!

It is a privilege to share that honory OCC life member Bill Finlay is celebrating his 100th birthday today - Saturday April 6th!!!Bill.Finlay.Jacket

He is a living legend around the Club for his contributions to the sport of Curling, his love for his family, active lifestyle, WW2 veteren, pilot (check out the link below from his 98's birthday flight!) and so much more!

Happy Birthday and welcome to the Centenarian Club Bill from all of your friends and family at the Club!! - 10 decades young!  You are an inspiration!

P.S. Don't be surprised if you drive past him on the roads as he successfully renewed his drivers license earlier this week!

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2019 Mixed League Champions

Team McLarenCongratulations to all of our Mixed League division winners. Our season ending championship weekend saw 80 teams vying for divisional bragging rights.

Our overall 2018-2019 overall season points champions were the team of David Sykes, Marjorie McArthur, David Feldstein, Gail Cosman.

This year saw a first time overall Mixed League Championship winning team. Congratulations to:

Ken McLaren, Tara McAninch McLaren, Greg Ramier, Jaquie Ramier, Hugh Murphy and Janet Murphy, with alternates Steve Corey and Helen Corey

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Ice Maintenance - Controlled Melt - Why do we do it?!

OCC.Arena.PictureOver the March break we were closed for 3 days while our Head Ice Technician (Scott Foster), Assistant Ice Technician (Kevin Mooney) and our ice team completed a 'Controlled Melt' to our ice surface.

There are two main reasons to melt the ice for maintenance purposes:

Eliminate Dirt & Impurities:

  • Despite the fact that we scrape the ice twice per day, there is still a significant amount of dirt, lint, hair, dust etc. that continuously accumulates on the ice surface, and some of that inevitably gets buried in the ice.
  • It also eliminates the many knee prints that unfortunately accumulate over time.
  • By melting the top quarter inch of ice, most of this dirt floats to the surface where it can be removed with the scraper.
  • Cleaner ice not only looks better, but it also improves the bond between the surface and the pebble, which helps the life of the pebble.

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In Loving Memory: Anne Hall

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Anne Hall (1958-2019)

(nee Creaghan)

Anne passed away peacefully at Ian Anderson House on Saturday March 16, 2019 with her family at her side.  Anne battled cancer for over 12 1/2 years and fought it with energy, tenacity and an incredibly positive attitude that was an inspiration for us and for so many others.

Dearly loved daughter of Barbara and the late Donald Creaghan of Riverview, New Brunswick.  Wife and best friend of Jeff of Oakville for 37 years.  Wonderful mother to Brendan (Stephanie Sinclair) and Lindsay (Adrian Wong).  Best Grammy in the world to Melanie and Charlie.  Dear sister of Mary (Paul Taylor) of Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Anne was a wonderful, fun, outgoing person who made good friends easily and kept them forever.  She loved curling, bridge, golfing and time in Muskoka.  Her family and two young grandchildren meant the world to her.

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TGIF Bancroft

Team.Fendley.TGIFAfter a significant win in the first game it came down to the last shot in the second end, a double take-out, which was truly a team effort. We placed second overall.

The event was held March 8 in Bancroft.

Skip: Janice Fendley
Vice: Joanne Courschene
Second: Brenda Nicholson
Lead: Lynn Briden

Submitted by:Janice Fendley

St Patrick's Day Bonspiel

Team Edmondson St P spiel winner 1st draw 2Team Edmondson won the early draw at the St Patrick's Day Bonspiel held at Thornhill Golf and Country Club March 9th.

Congratulations!

Skip: Bob Edmondson
Vice: Don Moseley-Williams
Second: Michael Skafel
Lead: Grant Clark

Submitted by: Mike Skafel

St. Catherine's Curling Club - I Am Canadian Bonspiel

St. Catherines I Am Canadian BonspielTeam Aziz started strong with a decisive victory in their first game and then were narrowly defeated by the team that went on to win for their 3rd year in a row (Team Carr from Welland). The second day Team Aziz won both games, taking 9 ends and a measure to get the final win. It was worth it as the team came in second overall.

Skip:  Jennifer Aziz
Vice:  Sarah Sils
Second:  Diane Macleod
Lead: Patricia Hooper

 

Submitted by: Sarah Sils

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