Now that the summer and heat are finally here, the kids are home and the rush of summer activities starts, I wanted to remind everyone of a few upcoming deadlines and events.
If you have a minute during the long weekend, why not take some time to register for the upcoming season? Registration is easy and can be done from the comfort of your favourite binge-watching spot or Muskoka chair. Just login to http://oakvillecurlingclub.com and follow the prompts. For those of you who have already registered, thank you very much.
Speaking of registrations, we still have room in our adult and youth summer leagues. If you or anyone you know are interested in playing, please check out our offerings. It’s a great opportunity to tune up for the new curling season and a chance to win some cash!
We also have room in our Youth Summer Camp, happening August 19-23.
Save-the-date: The world comes to Oakville! Teams from Canada, USA, China, Sweden, Scotland, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the Czech Republic gather at the annual Oakville Fall Classic (Aug 30 - Sep1) and the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard (Sep 4 - 8) to compete for the championships. With more than 60 teams vying for top prize, these spiels will be bigger and better than ever, and the OCC will play host to some spectacular curling.
Speaking of which, there is a Swedish women’s team looking for accommodations during that time while they’re in Oakville to train. If you are interested in home-hosting some up-and-coming curling superstars for a couple of weeks, please contact me.
With that, I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer. See you at the Club soon!
You are invited!
The Oakville Curling Club is pleased to invite all members to our 2019 Member's Open House being held at the club on Friday, September 13 at 7:00 PM.
Reconnect with old friends while enjoying a refreshment and snack.
Looking forward to seeing you at the club!
Our 24th year of staging camps in Canada and the USA will see us return to the OAKVILLE CURLING CLUB for our annual summer three-day camp August 23-25, 2019.
Our traditional Oakville camp draws curlers from across the United States, Ontario and Quebec to your beautiful facility. This is an adult camp, open to individuals, couples, and teams. As the annual Trillium Junior Camp and the Team Homan Junior Camp are both sold-out, we are allowing junior curlers to attend in 2019.
NOTE: The date for the Annual General Meeting has been changed.
The Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Oakville Curling Club will be held WEDNESDAY, THE 26th DAY OF JUNE, 2019, at 7:00 pm for the following purpose:
- Acceptance of Minutes of Annual General Meeting held June 20th, 2018
- President's Report
- Director’s Reports
- Review and adopt the Financial Statements for the year ended April 30th 2019, copy of which accompanies this notice, together with the Auditor's Report
- Review of the Operating Budget for 2019/2020
- Appoint Auditors and authorize the Board to set their remuneration
- Elect Directors
- Confirm the Acts of the Directors for the preceding year
- Transact such business as may come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof
In the recent Annual General Meeting Notice, we were still waiting for the audited financial statements. It was our hope that we would have them by last Saturday and thus comply with our bylaws requiring the information be provided at least 10 days prior to the AGM date.
Since we did not receive them at that time and in order to provide our members the time to review all of the materials in the AGM package and to comply with our bylaws, we will be postponing the previously announced AGM date. The Board of Directors will be meeting this Thursday, June 13th to approve the new date and a new Meeting Notice email, with the complete Meeting Package, will follow on Friday.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused with making the previous date available and hope that you will be able to attend the new date when announced.
President, Board of Directors
Oakville Curling Club
A handy reference for all of the important dates throughout the 2019/20 Curling season.
Our 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.
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:
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
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!
Our 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 !
Click Read More for winners and pictures
Congratulations 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
It is a privilege to share that honory OCC life member Bill Finlay is celebrating his 100th birthday today - Saturday April 6th!!!
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!
Congratulations 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