Over 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.
Anne Hall (1958-2019)
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.
The second annual Jerry Sproat Senior Men's Bonspiel was held on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at the Oakville Curling Club.
Again this year, Oak-Land Ford was the title sponsor.
As a new feature this year, Oak-Land Ford chose a charity - Food4Kids Halton.
Food4Kids Halton partners with elementary schools in the area to assist children who do not have enough to eat.
Our bonspiel was successful in raising approximately $1500 in cash and gift card donations from Oakville area grocery stores. In addition, our food drive netted nearly $1300 in donated food goods, all going to Food4Kids Halton.
After 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
Team Edmondson won the early draw at the St Patrick's Day Bonspiel held at Thornhill Golf and Country Club March 9th.
Skip: Bob Edmondson
Vice: Don Moseley-Williams
Second: Michael Skafel
Lead: Grant Clark
Submitted by: Mike Skafel
Team 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.
Submitted by: Sarah Sils
This team came second out of 14 teams in the Milton Bonspiel. We even got a special trophy for second!!! Joanne Courchesne (second), Deb Seago (lead), Jennifer Aziz (skip), Sarah Sils (vice) Special thanks to Suzanne Tennier who was lead on Wednesday morning and Catherine Macmaster who played lead on Wednesday afternoon.
Submitted by: Sarah Sils
To all those who bought a "Steamie" Hot Dog today or made a donation in support of our Special Olympics Curlers...
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.
Current to date - your support has helped raise $470!!
If you missed out on this delicacy, not to worry - the next Steamie Friday is on March 22nd!
Thank you to the Senators for purchasing the cooking supplies needed to make this happen.
Special thanks to Leo Topolniski, Bob Betts, Fred Allo, Peter Maher, Jim Ritchie, Larry Trimble, Sid Krull, & Herb Probst for their culinary expertise!
We know you will do us proud!
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Team OS&B qualifies for the Senior Men's Provincial Curling Championship to be held in Brockville on February 20-24.
Skip: Jim Wilson
Vice: Paul Madgett
Second: Dan Leier
Lead: Ross Scarrow
The team made it through at the Provincial Qualifiers held Jan 26-27 at the Niagara Falls Curling Club.
Congratulations and good luck!
Submitted by: Ross Scarrow
We thank Special Olympics Coaches Lori Freure-MacMillan, Karen Lalonde and Jack Hansen for all their intensive coaching in preparation for the Provincial games and the World Lefthanders for their continued support.
Team Banton and Coaches Delores McCallum and Patti Hansen will be attending.
Good luck and good curling to the team!
Submitted by: Patti Hansen
Team Getson and Team Turner having a great time at the Harvest Goodies Mid-Winter Blues Mixed Bonspiel!
January 19 at the Milton Curling Club.
Submitted by Ray Getson
Team Johnson won the 2019 Burlington Golf & Curling Club youth cash spiel on January 13. Special thanks to coach Danny Sugimoto for all of his support this season!
Skip: Glen Johnson
Vice: Alexander Groen
Second: Alex Fitzgerald
Lead: Nolan Passmore
Submitted by: Monta Johnson
Team Lawton is looking forward to representing Oakville Curling Club at the Ontario Masters Championship in Ingersoll January 9 - 13. The team won the B final in the provincial qualifier held December 15 - 16 at the York Curling Club in Newmarket.
Skip: Matt Lawton
Vice: Don Pearson
Second: Doug Pole
Lead: Al Kirchner
Special thanks to Don Moseley Williams who stepped in on short notice to help us to victory in our final game, sparing for Don Pearson who sustained an injury the previous day.
Submitted by: Matt Lawton
Team Edmondson is honoured and pleased to represent Oakville curlers at the GrandMasters Provincial Championships March 13-16 at Thornhill Golf & Country Club. This event is sponsored by Verve.
Team Edmondson won CurlON Zone 8 held Nov 26-Dec3 at St Georges Curling and Golf. Players are shooting for back to back Championships.
Congratulation and good luck!