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Christmas holidays will soon be upon us, which means it is time for the return of OCC's annual Family & Friends Bonspiel 2022!

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:
  • Tuesday, December 27th
  • Wednesday, December 28th

 


Don't forget to register for curling! Registration is still open as we await our arena to be ready to welcome you back to curling!

Click here for information about Leagues and Fees.

Click here to register for curling!

If you don't plan to return, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to send us a quick note to let us know. We look forward to seeing you on the ice soon!


Are you interested in becoming a curling coach? Maybe you've thought about joining OCC's very own Instructor Team. Well, here's your chance to get started!

Richmond Hill Curling Club is hosting two coaching clinics this fall. Please click below for more information.

Support the next generation of curlers by becoming a coach!


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


While the crews are hard at work getting the floor replaced, Scott and Chris have been documenting some of the work in picture.  Click on the image below to view the picture album

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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


The Club has opened a project with the Ontario Sport Network and the National Sport Trust Fund. Members can donate to the floor project and receive a charitable tax receipt for their donation!622fdb42f1972b6b2e576088_OSN_Logo_Stacked_RGB_Gradient.png

Donate today by clicking here!

Donors will be recognized in the Club when the new floor is complete! For more information about the project and the NSTF, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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


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

https://www.koprivataylor.com/obituary/julian-schorr


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