Newsletter of the London Curling Club November 2008
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO WOMEN’S CHARITY CASHSPIEL
Beating the Jennifer Jones rink twice to win the 2007 Southwestern Ontario Women’s Charity Cashspiel was definitely not a fluke. Rachel
Homan’s Junior Team from Ottawa defended her title by showing everyone that she can play with the best, by beating Bingya Wang of
China, the 2008 World’s Silver Medalist. (Rachel’s Dad, Craig Homan curled at LCC in the 1980’s.)
Our Curling Club was buzzing with excitement and activity Friday. Octocber 17th and Saturday October.18th, as it hosted a total of 34
games, as well as a Celebrity Curling Clinic and a wine and cheese reception for the curlers.
We are pleased to announce that $905.95 was raised through our fundraising projects and will be donated to the London Regional Cancer
Marg Sirna and friends helped to nourish our hungry curlers and volunteers with delicious chilli, sausage on a bun and chicken soup. This
turned out to be a profitable fundraiser for LCC.
Many members were responsible for making this year’s Cash spiel a resounding success:
Barb Colbourn, Ben Mercer, Beth Dagenais, Betty Burrows, Bruce Cooper, Carol Moir, De De Cook, Donna Wakefield, Doreen Jones, Dot
MacRae, Doug Petch, Ed Jermyn, Ginet DeMarchi, Jan Murray, Janice Henry, Joan Bidinosti, Karen Lowry, Ken Novlan, Kevin Breivik,
Laura Rozon, Les Sonier, Linda Round, Mardi McLachlan, Marg Sirna, Mary Ellen Duggan, Matt Mueller, Mo Cloghesy, Penny Brown,
Ryan Mylar, Sharon Sivak, Scott Sinclair, Sheila Novlan, Terry Moir.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Sylvia Leuszler & Marlene Suzuki
LCC reps. SOWCC
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT--
Pigs!! Pigs!!! Pigs!!!!
CURL FOR THE CURE
You may have noticed the new pigs at the hog lines and have
Nov. 15th, 2008 will be the 12th and final year under the wondered what happened to the old ones??
Toronto promoter for this event at the LCC. It has been a
great success, raising thousands of dollars (approx. $41000 Do we have a deal for you!!!
last year) primarily for breast cancer research.
The antique ones will be put up for a SILENT AUCTION
Many thanks go to past convenors- Patti Cowan, the late Kit at the club. Watch the main lounge for details
Benson, Pam Harrison, and Linda Round- and to our LCC
members who have given so much to this worthwhile cause.
We hope its replacement event will continue with even more
success for many years as our own LCC spiel in support of
London and local research. If you would be interested in
helping with this worthwhile cause contact Linda Round.
-Bruce Cooper on behalf of the Board of Directors
THANK YOU CARDS
The LCC ad sales group requests your assistance in thanking our
sponsors and advertisers for their financial support of our club
activities. Their ads appear in our Rock Talk, our member
directory and wall signs. Many LCC members bring their product
and service message to us and we are particularly grateful for
their sponsorship involvement.
A supply of business card-size “thank you” cards is located in the
women’s locker room and the main lounge area. When you visit
or call one of our sponsors, please leave them a card or mention
your association with LCC. Your response lets them know their
ad message is appreciated and has value to their business.
London Curling Club
I am a proud member of le London Curling Club.
Thank you for your m
generous support through
advertising and sponsorship at our club.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS CLUB STAFF WEBSITE Eric Duggan
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Club Manager Doug Petch www.londoncurling.ca
President Bruce Cooper Office Manager Barb Colbourn firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Don Agnew Head Ice Technician Kevin Breivik
Past President Marg Sirna Ice Assistants Ed Jermyn ROCK TALK Karen Lowry
Treasurer Ray McCorquodale Scott Sinclair 519-472-1625
Secretary Jen Chapman Ryan Myler email@example.com
LONDON CURLING CLUB Matt Mueller Issue Deadlines: September 19
377 Lyle Street BOARD MEMBERS Bar Coordinator Les Sonier October 24
London, Ontario N5W 3R5 Peter Askey, Gwen Crossman, Bar Staff De-De Cook November 21
Telephone (519) 432-3882 Marnie Dickout, Sylvia Leuszler , Ben Mercer January 2
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Ken McKinley, Don Whitred, Housekeeper Janice Henry January 30
Tom Zavitz February 27
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UWO Faculty & Staff Association THAMES VALLEY CURLING LEAGUE
League We are looking for 3 or 4 curlers for our Sunday morning
men's league. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board
at the club or you can call Gary Nelson at 519-681-6233.
First of all, sincere thanks to the London Curling Club for
welcoming us into this wonderful organization and beautiful facility!
Come join us on Sunday Morning!!!
Being members is already paying dividends to us all through Learn
To Curl sessions, sparing for other leagues and a great feeling of
participation and collegiality with other members. Miller League Report
We're a very social group and we've got some exciting plans for Season began on September 29th with 22 Teams entered…an
this year. Our bonspiel on January 31st is sure to be a big hit increase of 4 teams from last season! Many new teams &
(Mike Miller is already planning the theme!) and a couple of our players have joined both our club and the Miller League.
famous Fun Nights are on the way as well.
On Saturday Oct 25th, a One Day, Two Game League Bonspiel
Although Tracey Church has formally resigned from the Executive, was held. The games were part of the regular schedule. In
we were relieved to learn that the important things won't suffer - addition to the games, the day included lunch and an
she agreed to continue to utilize her unparalleled skills in the opportunity for the league membership to renew acquaintances
shopping trip for year-end prizes. Fortunately, Tracey can't turn & meet the new players.
down an opportunity to heat up someone else's debit card!
The times of the 2 draws have been modified to 5:30 & 7:45 to
We're pleased to have a full roster of 48 curlers, but anyone take advantage of the open ice in the former 9pm time slot. The
interested in playing the occasional recreational game with us is new game times began on Monday October 20.
encouraged to consider joining our spare list, which is a little too
short for comfort at the moment. We invite men’s curlers looking for another game during the
week to consider our league. We need a couple of curlers to
Once again, thanks for having us and Good Curling to all!!! play on our newer teams. Also, we would be pleased to add
interested curlers to our Spare List. Please contact me if you
are interested (check the website for league & contact info).
Curling Etiquette Wishing everyone a fun season!
“Do not start an end unless there are 10 minutes left before the Hurry Hard!
next game” really means ……….unless there are 10 minutes Ken McKinley - Convenor
left in your allotted time.
For most draws this means 10 minutes left in your 2 hour time FRIDAY MIXED LEAGUE
If all players are in the hack and ready to throw as soon as the The 2007-2008 Club Champs for the Friday Mixed league
skip calls the shot 2 hours is plenty of time to play 8 ends. were Tom Zavitz, Sue Beckett, Dave Beckett and Sandy
Let’s be fair to all and keep within the time limits.
We are still looking for one more team for the Friday Mixed
All members and visitors must clean their shoes upon entering League. Right now there is a bye in Flight five. That will give
the club. Give Janice and Kevin a break. us thirty teams. We can
accommodate 36 teams.
Keep all dirt our of our club!!
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Curl for the Cure Card Party – October 20nd, 2008
The annual fall Card Party was once again a successful
Just a Reminder - The Annual “Curl for the Cure” Women’s fundraiser for the WDS. The upper lounge was filled with the
Charity Bonspiel will be held for the 12th and final year at the chatter and laughter of 76 ladies (19 tables) enjoying lunch and
London Curling Club on Saturday, November 15th. an afternoon of card playing.
The proceeds from Entry Fees, Pledges, Silent Auction and The event raised $556.65, which will be added to the money
Corporate Contributions will be donated to the “Rethink Breast raised last year for the future renovation of the lounge and
Cancer Charity” to fund research by Dr. Ann Chambers at the locker room areas.
London Regional Cancer Centre and to fund education and
awareness by Team Shan. The generous ladies of the WDS donated all luncheon items, as
well as providing all the kitchen help – setting up, serving and
Proceeds from the Raffle will be donated to Wellspring, in cleaning up afterwards. Convenors Connie Weir and Joan
memory of Kit Benson. Registration packages/pledge forms Bancroft chose simple decorations: silk autumn leaves and
have been distributed to the Skips of all teams who participated small gourds on bright yellow tablecloths. Twenty-seven door
in this event last year. They are also available in both the prizes, also WDS donations, were drawn for over the course of
Women’s Locker Room and Office. the afternoon.
Corporate sponsorship and donations of items for our Silent Teasdale League
Auction, Raffle, Prize Table and Participant Gift Bags are
required and will be greatly appreciated by the Organizing
Team. The Teasdale Senior Curling League began the 2008/2009
season on Oct. 9 with 13 teams. A new team of Stan Hodge, Bob
PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THIS VERY Lauchner, Dennis O’Conner and Ed Harrison is a welcome
WORTHWHILE CAUSE, WHICH TOUCHES THE LIVES OF addition to the league.
SO MANY PEOPLE EACH YEAR AND JOIN US IN THE FIGHT
TO END BREAST CANCER. PLEASE HELP US TO Two curlers that are new to the league this year are Don Cadick
CELEBRATE THE FUN, FRIENDSHIP AND TREMENDOUS and Peter Nardella. Welcome!
FUNDRAISING SUCCESS OF THE “CURL FOR THE CURE”
WOMEN’S CHARITY BONSPIEL HOSTED BY THE LCC Players are reminded to play their game within the specified time
CURLING DURING THE PAST 12 YEARS. period of 2 hours. That keeps everyone happy.
Pam Harrison, Bonspiel Co-ordinator Ron McLennan----Convenor
CURLING CLINICS --NOVEMBER 22
Beginner and New Curler Clinic Experienced and Advanced Curler Clinic
Date: Saturday , November 22, 2008 Sign-up in Date: Saturday , November 22, 2008
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am For both clinics
*** Registration at 9am*** *** Registration at 10:30am***
This clinic is designed for both beginners and newer curlers This clinic is designed for experienced or advanced curlers
(1st or 2nd year). Excellent refresher and recommended for (comfort with a balanced delivery ). Content will include a
refresher on the delivery basics, team play leading to
participants in the recent October 4th clinic.
developing a game plan. The instructors will assist with your
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NOVEMBER OCA REPORT
It’s great to be back curling again! The LCC OCA Reps traveled to the Petrolia Golf & Curling Club for
the fall meeting. OCA Competition Posters and Club Entry Sheets have been posted on the men’s,
women’s and Bantam/Junior bulletin boards. All entries are to be made on-line.
For Online Competition Entry Application 2008-09 visit the OCA Website at: www.ontcurl.com and follow the links.
Entry forms must be completed as well. Entry forms will be posted at least 3 weeks prior to the Club Closing Date. The Zone Closing
Date is a Friday. Our Club Closing will be 3-4 days prior to that. Late entries will not be accepted by the OCA. Payment must be made
with the entry. Follow instructions on the application form. Make sure you communicate with your rep.
Items Posted on Club Bulletin Boards are:
Rules Supplement for 2008-09….. Highlighted areas point out who is qualified to coach at certain levels, who can compete for
a club and disciplinary measures for inappropriate behaviour
Proposed Competition dates for 2009-10…..2010 being an Olympic year, events had to be scheduled not to conflict with the
The World Curling Federation (WCF) has been measuring the damage that knees and hands make on the
ice surface. They are considering penalties during competitions. The reps will be reinforcing this with the
curlers from time to time.
The OCA has recognized that 35% of the curlers in the province are seniors. They have put out a binder
titled, “Seniors on the Move”. This binder will be kept on the Senior Men’s Desk.
The point of delivery for the delivery stick remains at the hog line. Stick with It Bonspiels; including rules
have been posted in the lower lounge bulletin board.
There is an opening on the OCA executive for a Zone Associate. Anyone interested in the position can
read about the responsibilities on the website and apply
For the Junior and Bantam curlers, please check the bulletin board near the trophy case for information regarding
upcoming OCA events. If you would like to put a team together to enter, please see the forms for details
The first upcoming event, Junior Zones (men’s & women’s) is taking place at the Beach Grove Golf & Country (Curling
Club) in Windsor. The sign up deadline is October 31st and the event is being held November 20-21st.
Entry Forms for Senior Women, Tournament of Hearts, Best Western Challenge, Master Women and Women’s Tankard
are posted on the Bulletin Board in the Women’s Locker Room.
Teresa Easter has kindly volunteered her coaching abilities if anyone is interested in adjusting their delivery in order not
to put their hand or knee on the ice. She would be glad to do a clinic for the WDS or help individuals.
The OCA events poster with all corresponding sign-up sheets has been posted in the men’s locker room.
Our club would like to be pro active in the proposed rule change regarding knee and hand prints on the ice surface for
the upcoming 2009-10 season. A small presentation was submitted to each league regarding the sign-up procedures for
on-line entries, rule changes and future events.
Teresa Easter, Linda Peeling, Tom Zavitz & Sylvia Leuszler
OCA Reps, London Curling Club
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WOMEN'S DAYTIME SECTION NEWS
Opening Meeting – A time of socializing and sharing summer happenings preceded the opening meeting of WDS on
October 1st. The new chair Joyce Hetherington presided over the meeting and past chair Pam Harrison convened the
New members present were welcomed and introduced.
New to LCC WDS: Anya Hildebrandt
Joining us from Evening Curling: Jennifer Cuddie
To date we have 84 active members and 8 social members.
President, Bruce Cooper, and Club Manager, Doug Petch, were introduced and spoke briefly.
On hearing the presentation of reports, the realization is that the success of WDS is due to the commitment and hard work
of its members. Please note the secretary’s report posted on the bulletin board for further details.
Unfortunately 2008 Spirit of Curling Award winner, Mo Cloghesy, was unable to attend this meeting. Several members paid
tribute to her by recalling fond memories of curling together.
The Daytime Women were delighted to have Jean Walmsley pouring tea and coffee.
Opening Jitney: (Fay Weiler, Doreen Stacey) This event enables the Daytime Women to get a head start on the curling
season. Three sheets of ice were in use both days of the event.
D. D. Whittaker & Associates (Pam Harrison, Dot MacRae) Forty-eight curlers signed up for this popular event.
Young & Co, (Doris Montgomery, Donna Millar) Thursday morning curling has eight teams in contention for the trophy.
Competitive League (Jean Cameron, Karen Shearer) There are 13 teams participating in Friday’s event.
Thanks to all the convenors who work so hard to make these events enjoyable and successful.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE WOMEN’S SECTION
November 15 CURL FOR THE CURE (Pam Harrison)
November 26 FRIENDSHIP DAY (Lynda Reesor, Deanne Fitzpatrick)
November 25 BERNIE’S (Karen Lowry, Pat Bell)
November 27 BONANZA (Joanne Laws, Penny Brown)
December 10 CHRISTMAS PARTY (Linda Peeling, Marianne LaRose)
January 26 CARD PARTY (Linda Peeling)**
February 18 CURL FOR A CAUSE (Fay Weiler, Sharon Sivak)***
November 5 JEANETTES’EARLY BIRD SPIEL (Marilynne Van Buskirk,
January 14 GRANDMOTHERS’ SPIEL (Eleanor Fair, Sheila McSwiggan)
March 2 & 3 SHEILA BETKUS 2 DAY SPIEL (Marge Dool & Sharon
**Our social members are invited to participate in these events.
Serving food from mild to wild
zero trans fat … zero msg … zero lard
$12 pitcher of beer
PRIVATE DINING AVAILABLE FOR
GROUPS of 25 or LESS
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WOMEN'S DAYTIME SECTION NEWS Cont’d
*** The cause for which we are curling is UNITY PROJECT. For Relief of Homelessness in London
From the many causes suggested for our February 18, 2009 "Curl for a Cause", we have chosen UNITY PROJECT at 717 Dundas
Street. We are neighbours--they are just five buildings east of us on Dundas Street. UNITY PROJECT provides both emergency
shelter and transitional housing for London's homeless men and women. In fact, some of the women served by My Sister's Place use
this facility for night shelter. UNITY PROJECT operates with the support of the City of London and private donations. At our February
bonspiel we have the opportunity to learn more about this facility as well as donate goods, clothing and cash. Tax receipts are
available. Convening the event is Fay Weiler. She will be inviting your donations to our raffle table.
Please circle this date on your calendar. More to come.
All donations to the raffle table would be appreciated. These may be given to Fay or Sharon anytime after December 1st.
Please check the bulletin board for details of upcoming events.
Vice Chair WDS
HOLIDAY PLANT SALE!!
Miss Manner-r-r-r’s says----
We have a new supplier this year - Heritage Country
Gardens Dinna be walkin side by side
Wi yer team-mate when the
Poinsettias in 4 different sizes and 4 colours are available plus Other teams’ throwin,
a tricolour plant in the 10" pot. Lads and Lassies!
New items for sale include a Zinc Winter/holiday planter and a Staun still when another curler on
15 inch table centerpiece made from holiday greens with a Yer sheet a ice---be she auld or wee
candle in the center. Bairn--is deliverin her r-r- rock!
Order forms are available at the club and can be turned into
the LCC office or to Marlene Benny or Marianne LaRose.
Last date to order plants is Tuesday, November 25.
CAN YOU HELP US!!
Delivery date for pickup at the LCC is Friday, December. 5.
LCC AD OPPORTUNITY
We offer fresh, healthy plants directly from the greenhouse to
you. Your LCC ad sales group is looking for potential new
advertisers for our club. Several options are available: on ice
We thank you for your support!! signs; in-ice logos; bulletin boards; Rock Talk and directory
ads. All of our advertisers & sponsors are listed on our
Marlene Benny and Marianne LaRose
For an information package, call Doug Petch or Harry
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November 1 Professional Engineers
PRO SHOPPE REPORT
November 5 Jeanette's early Bird A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE THAT SUPPORTED
Bonspiel YOUR PRO SHOPPE DURING THE OPEN HOUSE AND
November 8 Kellogg Bonspiel DISPLAY WEEK. THE FLURRY OF SALES ACTIVITY WAS
November 12 Tier 65 CONSIDERABLY GREATER THAN EXPECTED AND GAVE
November 15 Curl for the Cure Bonspiel US A GREAT LAUNCH TO THE 2008-2009 CURLING
November 19 Club closed for maintenance SEASON.
November 20 Club closed for Maintenance
until 5:00 PM ALSO, A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ASSISTED WITH
November 22 Refresher Clinic 9:30-12:30 SALES BOTH DURING THE DAY AND EVENINGS AS
UWO Clinic 1:00-5:00 WELL. THE SALES LEVELS ACHIEVED WOULD NOT HAVE
November 26 WDS Friendship Day BEEN REACHED WITHOUT YOUR DEDICATION.
November 28-29 OMA Bonspiel
THE SPECIAL PRICE PROMOTION OF A PAIR OF SHOES,
GRIPPER, BROOM AND GLOVES FOR $125 PROVED TO
BE VERY POPULAR WITH AT LEAST 25 UNITS SOLD. WE
CLUB CALENDAR ARE PLANNING ON MAKING THIS PACKAGE AVAILABLE
FOR A LITTLE LONGER TO ALLOW EVERYONE TO TAKE
Even though the calendar in the directory is fairly accurate, ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT PRICE.
there have been some changes in the past couple of weeks
and there will be more in the future. OTHER POPULAR ITEMS INCLUDE THE REACTOR
BROOM, BOTH WITH CARBON FIBRE AND FIBERLITE
The most up-to-date calendar is posted at the club, and is HANDLES, THE G40 SHOE THAT IS STATE OF THE ART IN
available on the website. Please consult those avenues before TERMS OF SPORT SHOE DESIGN, AND SEVERAL NEW
calling the office. ITEMS FROM OUR CLOTHING LINE.
Thank you! SO, WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE, CHECK OUT YOUR
Doug Petch LONDON CURLING PRO SHOPPE FOR ALL YOUR
Club Manager CURLING NEEDS.
AND REMEMBER, OUR PRICES INCLUDE ALL TAXES!