Opening Clinics - Sept 23 & 24 - 7pm to 9pm Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:10

Anticipating a little stiffness after the summer? Forget how to balance properly in your delivery? Come work out those curling kinks at the free opening clinics on Tuesday September 23rd and Wednesday September 24th from 7 - 9 pm.

All skill levels welcome, but if you're a really good curler with training expertise, why not come out and help coach? Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to sign up or volunteer to coach.

 
2014 Bill and Jane Keay Opening Bonspiel Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 September 2014 19:10

This year's Bill and Jane Keay Opening Bonspiel will run on September 25, 26, & 27. You sign up as an individual, and the organizers will create the teams. Each team is guaranteed 3 games, one on Thursday evening, one on Friday evening and one game Saturday either late morning or early afternoon. We will use a straight win / loss format through the 3 games to determine the winners in each group.  The winners will then play in the finals to determine the overall spiel winner Saturday afternoon before the dinner and dance.

This event is open to ALL club members 16 years of age and older (including social members). You can sign-up for the curling and dinner/dance ($35), for curling only ($10), or for just the dinner/dance ($25).  Volunteers would be appreciated on the Saturday (e.g. dinner set-up or clean-up). To sign up to curl or to volunteer, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or see Denise in the office. Please specify your draw preference when you sign-up.

- Thurs 7:00, Fri. 9:00, Sat. ???       7 spots left

- Thurs 9:00, Fri. 7:00, Sat. ???       6 spots left

More people are signing up daily.  Reserve your spot now!

Spares are needed too!  Sign-up as a spare and tell us which games you would be available for. For a peek at The Secret Band that will be playing at the dance, follow this link ... http://www.reverbnation.com/thesecretband

Thank You,

Bill and Jane Keay Opening Bonspiel

 
Which league will you join? Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 September 2014 19:00

With many leagues beginning to play at the end of September there may still be spot for you or your team to fit in.  If any of the leagues below fit your schedule, use the links on our Contacts page to reach the appropriate league coordinators.

  • Daytime Men's and Women's leagues: various times from 9:00 am to 3:30 Monday to Friday
  • Evening Men's Draw: Wednesday evenings 9:00 - looking for a few individual players plus spares.
  • Weekend Mixed: Friday evenings 7:00 & 9:00 and Saturdays at 6:00 (rotating through the time slots) - looking for a few individual players (3 ladies & 2 men) plus spares.
  • Sunday Open Fixed: Sunday afternoons  3:00 & 5:00 (alternating between the time slots) - looking for 1 team or 2-3 individuals to complete a team.
 
Rookies Rock (adult instructional leagues for those that want a fun, no-pressure way to learn to curl):  
Friday afteroons at 1:30
Sunday Evenings at 7:00
Find out more about both of these groups by visiting our Rookies Rock Information and Schedule pages.
 
 
See our Membership Fees page for information about our annuals dues.
 
Club Coach Course - Oct 4-5, 2014 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 18:51
There will be a OCA Club Coaching Course being held at the club on Oct 4-5, 2014.
 
If you are interest please go here to register:

 
Coaches who take this two-day workshop become “Club Coach Trained”. This workshop does not lead 
to CERTIFICATION. This is a program designed to enhance the skill set of the coach or instructor who 
functions primarily at the club level but whose teams are starting their competitive experience. The Club 
Coach will be competent in training curlers from youth to masters, with skill levels of beginning to 
intermediate. The Club Coach will be proficient in planning and designing a practice/clinic, ethical 
decision-making, teaching correct curling skills, skill analysis, safety and program management.
 
Prerequisite: Must be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age at the start of the course.
 

 

 

 
Making donations to the Granite Print E-mail
Friday, 25 April 2014 19:19

On Wednesday, April 23rd we sent out a Granite E-News email to inform members  of a planned change to the way the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) handles tax-deductible donations of funds to be directed to local clubs.  The announcement that we sent out is included below.

 

The Granite Board has recently been advised that, effective May 1, 2014, the CCA will be returning to the GCC only 75% of tax deductible donations made by GCC members. The remaining 25% will be kept by the CCA and put into their CAP (curling assistance program) from which it is unlikely the GCC would get anything.

Bottom line: if any members are contemplating making a donation to the GCC and would like a tax receipt, they should act before April 30, 2014 by bringing in to Denise a cheque payable to the CCA.  

If you have any questions about making donations to the Granite contact the Treasurer at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

The following day we received word from the CCA that the start date of the change was moving from May 1st to August 1st.

The treasurer has updated the Granite's guidelines for donations to reflect the changing situation at the CCA.  You can see the updated guidelines here ...

POLICY_GUIDELINES_RE_DONATIONS_TO_THE_GCC_April_2014.pdf

As we said in the email, contact the Treasurer if you have questions about making donations to the Granite.

 

 
 

Upcoming Events

SEP
23

Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00
Opening Clinic

SEP
24

Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00
Opening Clinic

SEP
25

Thursday - Saturday
Opening Bonspiel

OCT
04

Saturday
Club Coach Course

OCT
11

Saturday - Monday
Club Closed for Thanksgiving

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