Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Thursday morning mixed league WILL PLAY today. If you are unable to make your game please call your skip and try to find a spare.
The Thursday evening men's league WILL PLAY tonight.
Don’t forget to sign up for The Best Ever Bonspiel. Information is on the bulletin board in the lounge. The pig roast dinner and party will be held on Sat. April 14th.
Haliburton Curling Club's 41st Jack Roberston Memorial curling bonspiel was held March 7, 2018. This one day curling event was enjoyed by 56 curlers, mostly from our club but also guests from out of town. The bonspiel was held in honour of an avid curler, business man, Rotarian, Mason and family man who contributed much to the curling club back in the 40's and 50's. Jack was the owner/operator of the Haliburton IGA for many years. Jack's daughter, Jacqueline Metcalf spoke proudly of her father and the commitment he had for his community. She expressed her appreciation to the club for honouring her dad for the last 41 years.
Wanda Stephen was the convenor and chef extrordinaire for this bonspiel and anyone who was there just raved about her roast beef dinner and Cuban soup! Congratulations Wanda for all the hard work you put into this spiel. Everyone had a great time.
Of course, the kitchen is not just a one person job. Wanda had fabulous help from members; Jackie Bradbury, Jacqui Clarkson, Wendy Miller, Laraine Draper, Cheryl Miscio and Sue Mason.
We can't forget the cake! A carrot cake with maple icing was brought in on a piece of plywood because it was that big! Wow, Eva! Absolutely delicious and creative!
The following sponsors are appreciated for their support to this event:
Camp Wanakita, Emmerson Lumber, Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike, Wayne Hussey, Castle Antiques/Cafe, Haliburton Foodland, Hudson Henderson Insurance, Amanda Manary, Eva Griffith, April Martin and Brian Rutherford.
Congratulations to the following teams for their outstanding curling:
1st Don Wetmore, skip, Don Hillaby, vice, Terry Lawrence, second and lead, Rick Dingman
2nd Andy Gruppe, skip, Glen Carter, Dan Crawford, Jim Hopkins
3rd Del Watson, skip, Bob MacNaull, David Ogilvie, Chris Marsh
4th Kim Lewis, skip, Sheila Campbell, Cindy Campbell, Lorienn Chilese-Suchovs
Winning Team for Haliburton Lumber “Closest to the Button draw”
Kent Milford, skip, Steve Colliver, Ron Draper, Dave Williams
Congratulations on this year’s 41st Bonspiel.
The bonny Lassies along with Santa and her elves were curling up a storm on Saturday, March 3rd. Sixteen teams and 64 curlers enjoyed a great day filled with fun, good food, a lot of laughs and animation, and excellent prizes.
The Highland Lassie team of Sue Mason, me, Ferne Taylor, Jan Ashall, Wendy Hewson, Rachel O'Neill, Laila Morse, Alison Curtis, Laraine Forgrave, Barb Foote, Judy Cole, Wanda Stephen, Jackie Bradbury and Linda Boore would like to thank all the volunteers for their hard work in prepping for the day and working long hours on Saturday.
Our servers, Brian Hambley, Glen Smith, Keith Clarkson and Glenn Scott looked quite dapper in their freshly ironed white shirts! Our bartender, Garth Krieger looked mighty fine too!
A huge thank you to John Watson for preparing the ice for us along with Mitch Stephen who helped him all day.
The kitchen is a huge job and we are lucky to have such wonderful curling members that will dedicate a few hours or most of the day to help prepare the food for the curlers. Thank you to Jackie Bradbury, Dianne Kelly, Teresa Keefer, Sue Tierney and Carol Krieger.
Many thanks to Jane Jaycock for purchasing the awesome prizes and preparing cakes for dessert and to our sponsors, Amanda Manary, Arbonne Consultant and Mitch Stephen from TMS Services.
The overall winner of the Lassie bonspiel was Chris Acton from Port Perry. First place in the 1st draw was Kim Lewis and her team of Sheila Campbell, vice, Cindy Campbell, second and Lorienn Suchovs as lead.
The team placing 2nd in the first draw was Lynn Bartlett and her team of vice, Wendy Hewson, second, Brenda Eastmure and lead, Joan Brannigan. The second place finisher in the 2nd draw was Barb Martin from Port Perry.
The team placing 3rd in the first draw was Anne MacNaull as skip, Joan Duhaime, vice, Andrea Roberts, second and Linda Boore as lead. Third place in the second draw was Sharon Cain from York.
Congratulations to all the teams. Check out the picture gallery for photos of the day.
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 week session in one league. A lot of our first time curlers choose this option to see if they like the sport or not. After the 8 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 2, 2017 to Friday, November 24, 2017
Session 2 - Monday, November 27, 2017 to Friday, January 26, 2018
Session 3 - Monday, January 29, 2018 to Friday, March 23, 2018
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!