FRUDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020
The Friday morning men’s league WILL PLAY. The Friday night social league WILL PLAY tonight.
Please drive according to the road conditions. If you are not going to make it to your game, please let your skip know and try and find a spare using the link on the website "Sub Lists".
Remember to check the website by 8am in the morning and 4:30pm in the afternoon to see if your league has been cancelled or not. There are times when drawmasters have to make a difficult decision to cancel games due to inclement weather.
On Jan. 31st , Feb. 1st, and 2nd, twenty-four teams and ninety-six curlers came together with members of the Haliburton club to participate in the annual Todd’s Independent mixed bonspiel. Clubs being represented were Oshawa, York Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Highland London, Brampton, St. George’s, Elora, West Northumberland, Chelsey Quebec and Haliburton.
Members of the curling teams and spectators had an enjoyable weekend of curling, fellowship, fun and food! Many thanks to the following sponsors: Todd’s Independent, Phyllis Woodcock, a lifetime member of the club, Minden Subaru, Superior Propane and Kelly’s Fuels.
The final game of the “A” Event was very exciting to watch. The team from West Northumberland skipped by John Wynsma, vice, Lori Wynsma, second, Wayne Brander, and lead, Lori Brander took the trophy. Runners up were from York Newmarket skipped by Dan Cleutinx, vice, Sharon Cleutinx, second, Steve Bilsland and lead, Denise Bilsland. The third place team of the A event was skipped by Liam Dorey and his team from Elora.
Another great game was between York and Oshawa for the “B” event trophy. The Oshawa team skipped by JimThedorf, vice, Patricia Thedorf, second, Rick Rosnak and lead, Sharon Rosnak took home the trophy. Runners up were the York team of skip, Nadine Simpson, vice, Mark Simpson, second, Scott Whittaker, and lead, Tanya Whittaker. Third place in the B event was the team from Oshawa skipped by Blair Cowley.
Winning team of the “C” event was a team from Brighton/Haliburton skipped by Bob Smith, vice, Karin Smith, second and lead from Haliburton were Bill Keevil and Kim Burk. Runners up were from York skipped by Mark Buhlman, vice, Erika Buhlman, second, Doug Bertrand and lead, Suzie Bertrand. Third place in the C event was the team from Richmond Hill skipped by Michael Tambosso.
Winning team of the “D” event was skipped by Samantha Fuller, vice, Andrew Fuller, second Bob Hevey and lead, Lesleigh Hevey from the York Curling Club. Runner up was a team from West Northumberland skipped by Lindsay Andrews, vice, Maureen Campbell, second, Bob Campbell and lead Carrie Andrews. Third place in the D event was the team from Oshawa skipped by Derek Ferlatte.
Bonspiel Convenor, Mary Hillaby and her team of Sue Mason, Glenn Scott, Jackie Bradbury, Brian Rutherford, Wendy Hewson and Ferne Taylor want to thank the sponsors, local businesses and individuals that graciously contributed items Sir Sam’s Inn and Ski Hill, Glecoff’s Family Store, Country Pickin’s, The Wine Store Minden, Jackie Bradbury, Maple Tap & Grill, Eva Griffith and Pampered Chef, Konzelmann Estate Winery, April Martin, Abbey Gardens, Andy Glecoff, Wanda Stephen, Soyers Lake Plumbing – Brent Rutherford, The Pump Shop, Alison Curtis, Marilyn Mackenzie,Lori DaRosa, Brian Rutherford, McKeck’s, Lia’s Glass Dreams, James Hewson, Norma Kennedy, Just Wine Bancroft, Joan Eyres, Cranberry Cottage, Lakeside Golf Course and several member donations. Efforts from amazing kitchen helpers and many members of the various leagues who baked goods and made sandwiches helped contribute to the spiel’s success.
All teams commented on the terrific ice surface that was maintained by ice technicians, John Watson, Dave Moss and help from Ron Draper.
Congratulations to everyone and many teams told Mary they would like to come back next year! Check out the picture gallery for more photos of this fantastic weekend event. At the top of this home page go to "Club" and the links will follow. Choose "Picture Gallery" to find photos of the Todd's games, dance and event winners.
Congratulations on the 61st anniversary of the Men's Skyline Bonspiel. What a fantastic event that took place this past weekend at the Haliburton Curling Club. Kudos to the very hard working committee of Dave Moss, Kent Milford, David Ogilvie, Andy Glecoff and Steve Colliver. There were 24 teams altogether with 22 out of town teams that ventured to Haliburton from all over the province. Delicious meals, and fantastic entertainment from Carl Dixon on Saturday night helped make this a fabulous bonspiel and one that will have these teams coming back again next year! Congratulations to everyone.
Winners of the A Event sponsored by Haliburton TimberMart
The winning team represented Oshawa Curling Club skipped by John Bolton. Members included vice, Derek Ferlatte, second, Nick Moffatt and lead, Chris Lovell. (Convenor Kent Milford is on the far left and convenor Dave Moss is on the far right).
Runners Up in the A Event was a team from Haliburton Curling Club skipped by Owen Duhaime, vice Russ Duhaime, second, Tyler Warham and lead, Dustyn McCready-Debruin.
Winners of the B Event sponsored by Curry Chevrolet Buick GMC
The winners of the B Event represented the Peterborough Curling Club skipped by Mike Ounpuu. His team consisted of vice, Andy Staszak, second, Dale Sokolowski, and lead, Kevin Smith.
Runners Up to the B Event was a team from Niagara Falls skipped by Brian Moore, vice, Bill Lamb, second, Mark Gienow and lead, Randy Elliott.
Winners of the C Event sponsored by Walkers Home Hardware
The winning team represented Brampton Curling Club skipped by Murray Thomas, vice, Marc Winters, second, John Westland and a substitute lead from the Haliburton Curling Club, Garth Krieger.
Runners Up to the C Event was a team from Niagara Falls skipped by Jeff Glover, vice, Kevin Coons, second, Todd Denney and lead, Randy Downey.
Winners of the D Event sponsored by Hudson Henderson Insurance
The winning team was the Colliver family that comes from all over Ontario to play in this event. Steve Colliver, the skip, lives in Haliburton and his brother, Brent is from the Sudbury Curling Club. Their two boys play the front end as second, Chris Colliver and lead, Jesse Colliver.
Runners Up to the D Event was a team from Oakville/Peterborough skipped by Bob Betts, vice, James McCallum, second, Joe Ribau and lead, Peter Dillworth.
On November 15 and 16, 2019 Haliburton Curling Club hosted its annual funspiel for its members. This year it was organized by Wanda Stephen who introduced the bonspiel as the Games of Throws. As always for this members bonspiel traditional curling scoring is not used. The rules around scoring can only be explained by someone that was in attendance just look at the final scoresheet below, you figure it out!! 😊. Fun was had by all great food and comradery. The two winning teams are shown below.
Brian Rutherford, Andy Glecoff, Reg Baldwin and Rod Bradbury were the winners of Draw 1
Del Watson, Lolita Mitchell, Alison Curtis and Steve Dyce were the winners of Draw 2
On November 13, Haliburton hosted the first Ladies' 4 Town Bonspiel of the season with Laila Morse as our club ambassador orchestrating a wonderful event. It was a fun day with some geat competition. Although Bobcaygeon finished in first place, the Haliburton team of Marilou Mizzan (skip), Chrissie DeLyzer (vice), Jane Jaycock (second) and Sandy Ambridge (lead) finished in second place. Congratulations ladies! The next ladies' 4 town will be hosted by Minden, Tuesday January 14, 2020. If you wish to particpate in the next Ladies 4 Towns sign up on the bulletin board.
The 2019 AGM occurred this past Sunday October 27 with a great turn out. Mary did her usual wonderful job of recapping the year’s activities and thanking everyone involved. Kent talked to the finances and the healthy position the club is in.
There were some small changes to the Board. Kent was voted in as the new President with his first task of thanking Mary for her dedication and hard work in the last 4 years in the creation of a wonderful environment we love and enjoy. Mary will stay on the Board as the Past President continuing to author the short crisp email communications to the members. Kent explained the Board priorities for the next year will be on defined processes, member involvement, technology and continuing the development of a club vision.
A good informative meeting was the feeling of those in attendance. Light refreshments were served at the completion of the meeting.
The 2019 Curling Club Board, left to right, Mary Hillaby, Mitch Stephen, Wanda Stephen, Jackie Bradbury, Glenn Scott, Ferne Taylor, Dave Moss, Brenda Eastmure, Kent Milford and Sue Mason.
All of us at the Haliburton Curling Club are getting geared up for another very successful season.
If you would like some more information and are interested in curling please call Sue Mason (705) 754-3742. If you are a first time curler and wish to get some information about our club and the sport of curling, then please call Sue or the curling club at (705) 457-2830. We are honouring our $ 99.00 special for first time members. If you are an experienced curler and have never curled at our club this rate also applies to you.
The $99.00 special will give you one 8 or 9 week session in one league.It will depend on the time of year that you choose. See the session dates below. After the 8 or 9 weeks, you have a choice to join for one or more sessions and more than one league at the set rate.
The Haliburton Curling Club is a not for profit organization that serves the community and surrounding areas. We have a wonderful group of members that work together to have fun, get some exercise and promote the club to all their family, friends and neighbours. Our league descriptions are provided under the heading of Curling and League Information.
Session 1 - Monday, October 7, 2019 to Friday, December 6, 2019 (9 week session)
Session 2 - Monday, December 9, 2019 to Friday, February 7, 2020 (8 week session)
Session 3 - Monday, February 10, 2020 to Friday, April 3, 2020 (8 week session)
The Best Ever Bonspiel Part 4 was another tremendous success thanks to all the 72 members that participated in this end of year celebration. The weather held out and we didn't have any difficulties roasting our pigs, dining on amazing food and dancing the night away with The Recyled Teenagers.
What would a party be like without the setup crew? Thanks to everyone involved and especially to the arena who lends us all their tables and chairs. I believe we had over 100 people attend the dinner and dance!
And what would a pig roast be without the pig roasters? Thanks to Garth Krieger, Keith Clarkson, Del Watson, Rod Bradbury and Kevin Dacey who all worked together to prepare, roast and cut the pork.
The Pig's Ass event was a very close game and the two teams involved were Glenn Smith and Jacob Dobson. As you know, the pig's ass goes to the losing team and this case it was only by ONE rock! So the esteem winners of this coveted event went to the team of Glen Smith, David Ogilvie, Norma Kennedy and Michael Mardus. This team should also win the "Best Sports" award for their sense of humour and good sportmanship.
Congratulations to the team of Chrissie DeLyzer/Neil Oke, Ferne Taylor, Mike Johnson and Jackie Bradbury who placed first in the A Event. They had some really close games and they pulled through the final with a close win.
I'll tell you, they were mighty happy campers!
Runners Up to the A event was the team of Del Watson, Nathaniel Boore, Joan Hawley and Dave Chevrefils.
The winning team of the B Event was the team of Mary Hillaby, April Martin, Bill Keevil and Ted Fletcher.
Runners up to the B Event was the team of Hugh Nichol, Lolita Mitchell, Keith Clarkson and Dianne Chevrefils.
Winners of the C Event was the team of Rick Ashall, Jonah Aldom, Bob Riddell, and Jackie Gentles.
Runners Up to the C Event was the team of Dave Ablett, Don Gentles, Nancy Hughes, and Peg Devine.
Winners of the D Event was the team of Steve Colliver, Eric Hussey, Barry Hughes and Marilyn Mackenzie.
Runners Up to the D Event was the team of Kent Milford, Darla Searle, John Devine and Heather Carroll.
Thanks to everyone for all your support. The food was delicious, the volunteers tending bar, and the ladies and men making snacks all helped to make this bonspiel such a success. Many thanks to the committee of Kent Milford, Mary Hillaby, Wanda Stephen, Jackie Bradbury, and Steve Colliver. The ice team of Mitch Stephen, Doug Wagg, Garth Krieger and Ron Draper were outstanding. Many thanks to all of you.
For more pictures (including team pictures), please check out the picture gallery.
See you next year! Registration for the upcoming season will be in September. Let your friends and family know how our club has "The Best Ice in the North!"
The town of Haliburton offers a variety of opportunities for their residents to participate in during the fall and winter months. Curling is one of these activities and it is one of the most popular sports because both young and old can participate.
Our club is committed to getting future generations excited about curling and we offer an outstanding Youth program run by very talented volunteers. These members help teach and support each child in their development of the sport.
Haliburton curling club offers members a healthy cross section of recreational and competitive play by offering leagues that will satisfy their interests and abilities. Leagues are scheduled from Monday to Friday including day and night time curling. Check the website for league descriptions.
So, is it a good idea to join our club? Absolutely! We have divided the season into three sessions in order to meet your needs (ie. travel, job, health).
As our motto says, “Have fun, Meet friends, Keep fit and Stay active”.
Curling is a winter sport, played on ice. Ice is slippery, hard, cold, and wet. At Haliburton curling club, we strive to take the proper measures to ensure the safety of all our members. Every curler who steps foot on our ice should have a pair of grippers over their curling shoes to protect them from slipping on the ice. These grippers should not have any smooth surfaces on them or bits of rubber falling off. Always check the condition of your grippers and if needed, purchase a new pair from our supply at the bar. For a low cost of $ 15.00/gripper, you can ensure your safety. Be sure that your slider and gripper or shoes are clean and dry before stepping on the ice.
As well, we have all seen or heard of someone falling on the ice and unfortunately hitting their head. If you are concerned and wish protection, we sell protective head gear called "ice halos" that are light weight and comfortable. Most importantly they provide curlers with some confidence they need to stay on the ice. Ice halos do not make your head hot and the Velcro closures make it adjustable and secure.
The following are some other measures that each participant should practice for good ice safety:
- warm up before the game - stretching and warming muscles before going out on the ice can help prevent injury
- step onto the ice gripper-foot first - never use your slider foot to step onto the ice
- always be careful when stepping off the ice - always use your slider foot first
- the rule of thumb for your slider foot is LAST ON, FIRST OFF
- step off the platform onto a clear piece of ice. Avoid stepping over a rock
- avoid lifting a rock – you might lose your balance
- never stop a rock with your hand - your fingers can be crushed, especially if the rock hits another rock while you're trying to stop it
- never use your foot to stop a fast moving rock - you could lose your balance and fall. Use your broom to stop a rock
- watch for stray rocks
- keep your feet on the ice - avoid running or hopping. Walk or slide
- if you can't keep up with a fast moving rock while sweeping, just let it go. It's not worth the risk of falling.
- if you feel unwell and your balance is impaired, never go on the ice surface
Another important safety feature is to get yourself trained. At Haliburton curling club we offer training clinics before the curling season and throughout the year by our club coaches.
Let’s face it: curling ice is slippery and the possibility of falling is real, so protecting ourselves from injury is very important. Be aware! Go out and enjoy the sport, have a great game and stay safe!