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Ladies One Day hosted bonspiel at the Brantford Golf and Country Club with morning coffee, lovely lunch & post 2nd game dessert. Two Eight End games were played & points were based on a Set scoring format. Highest points were awarded to Team Parks & her fine shot makers. Awesome Day!

Skip: Lessia Parks
Vice: Janice Lindsay
Second:  Lynn Downey
Lead: K J Terry

 Submitted by: Lessia Parks

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Come on out December 11 for a fun time and a good cause.

We will be doing a Calcutta as our fundraiser

  • Registration Closes: December 4 @ 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. 

Any questions contact Jennifer Aziz. 

TeamTaylor MLFEventWinner 2019Team Taylor won 5 straight games to win the 18th annual Halton Peel Masters main event. The team curled in Burlington, Milton and Orangeville on their way to the title.

Skip: Ian Taylor
Vice: Dan Leier
Second:  Bob MacDonald
Lead: David Feldstein

Submitted by Ian Taylor

 

That first snowfall must mean that curling season is well and truly upon us! I hope everyone has been enjoying the first few weeks of the season. Some early congratulations go out to a couple of our youth teams -- Team Flannery and Team MacDougall -- for their early season successes and to Team Bernot for scoring the season's first 8-ender! You can read all about member achievements and other announcements on the Member Blog.

Late last week, an email was sent to the membership from a member about a personal project that he had been undertaking and asking for donations to the Oakville and Milton Humane Society. Although the cause is commendable, the communication itself was not in line with the OCC Privacy Policy. On behalf of the Board and of the member who sent the email, I apologize for any inconvenience this caused. It is never the intention of the OCC to use your personal contact information for any purpose other than OCC business. The member would also like to apologize, saying, "My exuberance got the better of me... and in hindsight a direct email to some members as friends would have been more appropriate."

Finally, we are looking for some enthusiastic member(s) who are interested in planning and hosting the Club's annual Valentine's Day Bonspiel. The spiel is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th and doesn't necessarily have to be Valentine's Day themed. All thoughts, suggestions and ideas are welcome, as long as they come with some helping hands!

As always, good curling!

Chris.

We Need Your HelpThe Oakville Curling Club is in need of volunteers to track and monitor food and recycling waste at the U15 bonspiel November 16, 2019. The volunteers will not be required to sort or touch recycling or food waste. This is in partnership with Halton Environmental Network in an effort to curb waste at the OCC and 'green' our facilities. High school volunteer hours will be given through Halton Environmental Network. This position is open to both OCC members and non-members.

For more information please contact Helen Stephenson at helen.s@oakvillecurlingclub.com.

rock.maintenanceHello Curlers.

Historically, I have sanded the rocks on Thanksgiving weekend for the beginning of our season. This year, largely due to our new ceiling, the rocks were still performing well enough to let them go longer.

Wednesday November 13 we will be performing the first rock maintenance. It generally takes about a week for them to settle in, so take some extra extra ice and try to throw a little more rotation until they calm down.

Good curling,
Scott Foster
Head Ice Technician

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Our primary purpose in collecting personal information from you and about you is to ensure the provision of high quality products and/or services. We only collect personal information from and about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose and to permit us to conduct the Club's operations diligently.

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Flannery KW CYCOver the November 1st weekend the KW Classic Youth Cashspiel took place at 3 clubs in the KW region. This premier OJCT (Ontario Junior Curling Tour) competitive event had 56 teams (U21, U18 and U15 categories) competing in the event that spanned 3 clubs (KW Granite, Westmount Golf & Country Club, and Elmira & District Curling Club) and the better part of 3 days.

The event which began Friday morning for the U21 and U18 teams and Saturday for the U15 teams, concluded Sunday, with winners emerging for each of the five categories. Congratulations to Team Flannery from Oakville who claimed the U18 Men’s title!

Team.Bernrot.8.enderOur Monday Ladies Ladder team scored an eight ender in our Monday, Oct. 28th game.

Skip: Val Bernrot
Vice: Lois Maclauchlan
Second:  Diane Sinden
Lead: Fran Garrett

Congratulations Team!

Submitted by: Val Bernrot

Ian Awards Night editFellow Curler Ian Coutts passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. He was a long-time member of the Oakville Curling Club who cherished his time at the club and playing with so many talented curlers. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
 
Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, at Knights of Columbus Hall, 93 Berczy St, Barrie, at 11:00 a.m. Please click HERE to view the obituary
 
 

 

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Attention OCC Competitive Curling enthusiasts:

Stay in tune with CurlON events and registration deadlines.

Important:  If representing the Oakville Curling Club, all players must be registered members of the Oakville Curling Club and in good standing.

Good Curling!

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Christmas holidays will soon be upon us, which means it is time for OCC's annual Family & Friends Bonspiel 2019!

Bring your crew and join us for a wonderful day of Curling, fun and most importantly time with your family and friends.

The dates this year are:
-  Friday, December 27th
or
-  Saturday, December 28th

 

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Looking to book some Practice Ice to work on your skills outside of league play time?

MemorialTuesday, November 12, and Thursday November 14. A Celebration of Curling Friends Past and Present!

  • Registration Opens: October 18
  • Registration Closes: November 1 @ 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. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Oakville Curling Club I would like to welcome everyone to another curling season.

Our registration numbers remain strong with many of our leagues at capacity. Conveners have worked hard with scheduling and team creation. If you have any questions with respect to a specific league, please feel free to contact your respective convener.

On that note, we are still looking for players for the Monday Evening Open League. If you are interested in playing Monday evenings, even if for only a series, please contact the Club office.

A couple of changes that occurred over the summer:

  • A new low emissivity ceiling was installed in the arena.  It will provide energy savings by reducing the heat penetration from our roof to the ice (preventing approximately 97% of the heat from penetrating the barrier).
  • We also have a new Point of Sales (POS) system at our bar.  This allows us to better manage our bar sales and pricing.  While there has been an increase in bar prices as mentioned at the AGM, we are also able to ‘reduce’ prices for some drinks in the liquor section and will look to offer reduced prices in other categories (beer and wine) where possible.
  • A new Ontario law (Rowan’s Law) effective July 1, 2019 (re concussion awareness) that requires all participants (in our case curlers) under 26 (including members, guests, bonspiel participants, rental participants, etc) and their coaches and instructors to sign new documents regarding concussion awareness. If we can have members cooperation in making sure appropriate documents are completed, it would greatly be appreciated.

Volunteers always wanted (help is always appreciated for any of the volunteer activities):

  • Bingo volunteers - if anyone is interested in volunteering to help with bingo (training is provided), then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Oakville Curling Club volunteers typically on the first Tuesday each month from 6:30 – 9:00pm with 2 club representatives each date.
  • Club Bonspiels – are you participating in a club bonspiel and would like to assist or even run the bonspiel? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and we can provide you with necessary information or put you in touch with the bonspiel coordinator.
  • Other – if you would like to volunteer to help with anything else around the club, please contact the office.

We continue to look for ways to improve the club. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Have a great curling season, but most importantly, have fun!

Paul Eeles
Oakville Curling Club - President
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