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Welcome to our club

The Ennismore Curling Club (ECC) was founded in 1974. The curling season runs from mid-October until mid-March each year. During this time there are a number of leagues and many tournaments ("bonspiels"). There are plenty of opportunities for you to come out to participate, compete or just watch the action.

The club facility is available for rentals throughout the curling season as well as summer for weddings and other social events. There is a full bar and hall on the premises that can be rented for curling which makes a great corporate outing! As a Community Partner, our club sponsors an annual "Curl For A Cause" bonspiel, with profits going to local service clubs. The club provides free instruction to students from various schools in the area. No matter what your interest, come ondown to the ECC and check out our sport and our facility!

For additional information about what our club offers, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Curling News


2018 BEL Rotary Bike for Your Hospital

Are you ready to "gear up" for a great cause?

Join us Saturday, September 15th at Isabel Morris Park in Lakefield for the 2018 BEL Rotary Bike for Your Hospital!

A fun and friendly day of cycling for all ages and abilities from novice to experienced cyclists, you can choose from a variety of distances and difficulty levels including 25KM, 45KM, 70 KM (Gravel Grinder), 78 KM and 106 KM routes.

Enter either as an individual or a team (hint - entering as a team is a great way to turn your fundraising efforts into a fantastic social event for friends, families and clubs. You can train together, participate together and join forces to fundraise together!)

Ride at your own pace with friends and family on the beautiful Lakefield waterfront and throughout the Kawartha countryside, followed by a post-race party where you can sample delicious local food and craft beers. Enjoy music and socialize with other riders while celebrating your efforts to raise funds in support of emergency  care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and  BEL Rotary's ongoing efforts to to make our world a better place through our local and international service projects!

View the flyer for more information by clicking here, or select the link below to go to the website.

Register online today at www.bikeforyourhospital.ca!


ENNISMORE CURLING CLUB GARAGE AND BAKE SALE --  A HUGE SUCCESS

 The Curling Club's arena floor was covered with dozens of tables; the tables were covered with what at least seemed to be more merchandise than ever before. And with hundreds of buyers searching for items they desperately needed, the sale earned just over $5000.00, only a few dollars short of last year's all time record. The money will provide a lot of support for the Curling Club activities.

None of this could have happened without an enormous amount of planning and work. Our Club manager, JOHN NORTON, organized crews to get the arena ready and to set up the tables, and he served as "receiver general" for drop offs. Can you imagine how many hours it takes to unpack the thousands of items people donated, sort them and set them out on the tables? And this is to say nothing of the time required to price each item. In short, the Garage and Bake Sale is a major undertaking from its beginning to the several days of cleaning up after the event.

Club members owe a large thank you to all the volunteers and to the many donors who provided items for the sale. But especially, thanks go to DIANNE HARRIS and MARILYN SMITH who headed up the event again this year and to SYRIE GARDNER  and CYNTHIA GUERIN who looked after the baking section. The host of volunteers are too many to thank individually, but notable mention needs to go to BILL INGRAM, MURRAY and JOANNE SKINNER, LINDA MURRAY and ALVA WAKEFORD who were there for many long days, and to DONNA YEOMANS who provided expert pricing help in the hours shortly before the sale began. And last but certainly not least, DOUG HARRIS, Dianne's husband, was there helping every day the work was  going on. That is beyond the call of duty.

 

 

 


Curl for a Cause Impact

Osprey Lookout

 Our 2018 Curl for a Cause dollars are already  hard at work. The Osprey viewing platform at Ennismore Waterfront Park has been refurbished. If you haven’t been there – follow the walking trail from the grassy section of the park.  You can check out the memorial gardens at the same time. Thanks to Mike Richardson for putting our donation to a good use and sending the photo. Mike advises this is just a start of the local trail work using our $5000 Curl for a Cause donation.  

 

 

ECC Recognition by Ennismore Horticultural Society

A dedication service was held on June 10 at the new memorial garden at Ennismore Waterfront Park. This garden was made possible from several donations and hardworking volunteers. Our Ennismore Curl for a Cause in 2017 was the major sponsor, donating Two Thousand  dollars! Take time to visit and enjoy this beautiful location. Congratultions to Ennismore Horticultural Society for making this happen. 

     

 


 

 Garage Sale

Annual Garage and Bake Sale

The annual Garage and Bake Sale will be held on Jul 20 and 21 at the club.  Please participate in this all important fund raiser.  

More information is available by clicking here.


 Annual General Meeting

Please click here to access the Notice of Meeting and Proxy documents pertaining to our Annual General Meeting.

Note that you must login to access these documents.


 Friday Morning Team Entry 

It’s a wrap folks! The inaugural season of the Friday Morning Team Entry League wrapped up play on March 30.

Two teams claimed Bragging Rights for their play this year. League Champions for the Regular Season were the team of Dan Deschenes, Richard Plant, Claire McArthur and Niki Julian .
Our playoff champs were Bryan Cathcart, Warren Mills, Debi Lapointe and Eric Cotter who really peaked at the end of the year!

Thanks to all teams ( and spares) our first year was a ton of fun with great competition and only a few points separating teams from week to week.

 

     


Stay-In-Touch Golf

Stay in touch with your club mates during the summer with a round of golf followed by dinner.

June 12 - Katchiwano Golf Club (1:00 PM) - Golf, Cart, & Dinner $60 

August 21 - Tamarac Golf Club (1:00 PM) - Golf, Cart $45  followed by BBQ at Gardners

Please contact Peter Gardner (292-6855) or psgardner1@sympatico.ca if you would like to join us. There are also sign-up sheets at the club.


Curl for a Cause

Last Saturday’s (Feb 17) Bowle’s Valumart Curl for a Cause was a huge success. We all won Gold as $5000, raised from the silent auction and raffle table, was presented to Mayor Mary Smith for upgrades to the trails in Ennismore and Smith townships. A big thank you to all the sponsors and curlers who contributed to this successful event. Congratulations to the overall winning team was Lucy and Mike RIchardson and Jenn and Patrick Fitzgerald  followed closely by the Randy Horton team representing the Optimist Club. Thanks to everyone – Sharon Stafford and Susan Plant – bonspiel conveners

 


Polarfest

 Curling Rock competition, sponsored by the Ennismore Curling Club at the Polar Plunge, Feb 4

  


Hit, Draw, Tap

Congratulations to Arianna LeBrun, Aiden Fraser-Freeman, Jackson Fraser-Freeman and Mackenley Fraser-Freeman who won top prizes at the Club level of the Provincial Hit, Draw & Tap competition. By scoring in the top 10 scores in the Province for 6-8 year olds, Arianna , Aiden and Mackenley also qualified to compete at the Provincial competition this Saturday in Huntsville!

If you are at the CurlON Recharge with Milk Men's Tankard , please come out around  to cheer on and see our Junior Curlers compete for the Provincial title in their age division. this Saturday10:30am 

Good curling to all three of our Provincial Curlers!

 

 


  

Try Curling.   Bring some clean shoes so you can get out on the ice and try throwing a few curling stones.  

Sunday, Feb 11, at 2:00 PM. We believe that the advantage of curling at our club is that it will keep you active and you will meet new friends. 

 


 The Glen Fiddich 

 

The 2018 version of the Glen Fiddich bonspiel was held Jan 20 with a sold-out event and more than 20 new curlers largely from the Ennismore Curling Club Learn to Curl program‎.

‎The Mike Bosilijevac rink of Linda Bosilijevac, Erika Howe-Gallagher and Michael Gallagher edged out the Jim Jobbitt rink by a quarter of a point to take the overall championship. A great day was had by all and it was amazing to see the new curlers develop strong curling skills and have a great time. 

Thanks to Marshall Aggregate Repair for their event sponsorship and to the many sponsors that generously donated so many incredible items.

‎The photo below shows the full house of curlers enjoying their first game of the day and curling career for some. 

Mike and Lucie Richardson

 

 


 

Have you been wanting to try throwing with a stick? Or do you just want to learn how to improve your delivery? 

Then sign-up for our Stick Clinic (run by our Ennismore Curling Club coaches) that will be held on January 21, 2018.

The sign-up sheet is located in the lower lounge area. 


 

Are you lost when it comes to curling strategy? Do you want  to learn new strategy?

Then sign-up for our strategy clinic (run by the CurlON Clinic Team) that will be held on January 28, 2018. 

All participants must register and complete the waiver through the following webpage prior to the Clinic:

Strategy Clinic#98:  https://oncurling.wufoo.eu/forms/z1kkw5p61p07s73/

 


The Robel

The Robel bonspiel was held on Jan 13. It was a great day with lots of competitive curling. The winning team was the Rob Lewis foursome from the Peterborough Curling Club. 

 


 

 

Congratulations to Syrie Gardner, the winner of the Continental Cup Ticket and Hotel package Raffle


Continental Cup Tickets Available

The winner (Syrie Gardner) of the Continental Cup tickets for this week in London is making the tickets for Thursday and Friday (Jan 11, 12) available to an ECC member.

If interested please contact Syrie or myself at 705-292-6855.

Peter Gardner 


Continental Cup Ticket Draw

The winner of the Continental Cup Ticket ‎and Hotel package is Syrie Gardner!!

Congratulations Syrie!

On behalf of our Youth Curlers, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who bought tickets. We were able to raise $860 for our Youth Program. This money will go towards the purchase of new Light Weight Rocks, which will help our younger curlers and encourage more kids to join our programs in the future.

 

Thank you all and enjoy your Christmas and Holiday Season

 

Sincerely,

Tara Welbourn

Junior League Convener


31st Chicken Spiel

The 31st Annual Chicken Spiel was held on December 9th. The spiel was full and a great day was had by all. Good Folks! Good Food! Good Fun!

Also some good curling! The winner of the late draw, and the overall winner, was the foursome of Larry Wood, Marilyn Wood, Diane Horner, and Wayne Horner.

 

The winner of the early draw was the team of Randy Horton, Marshall FergusonTara Welbourn, and Debbie Boulter.

 

 


Rusty Shots

Our first spiel of the year is in the books. Congrats to these four who were anything but Rusty! The team of Mike and Linda Bosiljevac, Derek Stephenson and Cathie Stalkie were the overall winners of our Russelle Toyota Rusty Shots Bonspiel.  Larry Wood's team with Marilyn Wood, Kathy Reid and Cole Murduff took the honors on the opposite draw. Lots of fun had by all, and hopefully we've all gotten the rust out of our game!

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Open House for New Curlers/New Members

Just moved to the area and want to meet people? Newly retired and want to try something new? Time to get back to a sport you tried years ago? Want an activity to help pass the winter? Maybe a date with your spouse or something to do with your friends? Or, maybe some exercise with social time? Curling ticks all the boxes.

JOIN US SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER 1:00-3:00PM

For more information, call Sharon 705-292-7402 or the Club 705-292-5200


Rink Rat/Facility Operator Assistant (7 hour workshop)

SATURDAY 28 Oct 9:00 – 5:00


NEW: DOUBLES LEAGUE

Try the new sport of DOUBLES curling with rules adapted to allow a range of players from stick curlers to those who throw from the hack. Sweeping or no sweeping. Games last about 1 hour and a half so you have time to socialize. You may not make the Olympics but you can try.

Register in teams of two (or more with substitutes) or as individuals who will be organized into teams by the conveners.

            TUESDAYS 7:00 pm -- For information: call the Ennismore Curling Club 705-292-5200


NEW: FRIDAY MORNING COMPETITIVE LEAGUE

The league is a go. Join our new Friday morning competitive league each week at 10:00am. Register as teams or individuals who will be placed on teams as positions allow.

For information call Kathy 705-292-0093


Registration for the New Season

Registration for the New Curling Season is now available online.  If you wish to register online,  Please follow the instructions below and also those on the registration pages.

Returning Members

  1. Login to the website using your username and password. If you do not remember your username and password, select “login” from the top menu and then select the “Send My User Name and Password to my Email Address” link which is below the fields for username and password.
  2. Once you have logged in, select “members” from the top menu, then select “renew membership” from the list on the left side of the page.
  3. Follow the instructions. (if there are any inaccuracies in your profile information, please correct them)
  4. Once you have completed the membership process an email will be sent to you confirming your selections and the amount owed.

New Members

  1. Select “new member sign-up” from the top menu
  2. Follow the instructions
  3. Once you have completed the membership process an email will be sent to you confirming your selections and the amount owed.

Please note that all fees are payable, in full, by October 14th, 2017.

For both returning members and new members payment can be mailed to the club (cheque payable to "Ennismore Curling Club", mail to 555 Ennis Rd, Ennismore, ON K0L 1T0), or brought to our Registration Night.  If you have any problems with the online registration process, please contact Dan Deschenes via email dan.deschenes@gmail.com or by phone: 705-657-9774.

If you do not wish to register online the annual Registration Night will be on September 15 , 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Club.  The registration form for this season is available by clicking here.

 


Garage Sale

Annual Garage and Bake Sale

The annual Garage and Bake Sale will be held on Jul 21 and 22 at the club.  Please participate in this all important fund raiser.  

More information is available by clicking here.


Annual General Meeting

Please click here to access the Notice of Meeting and Proxy documents pertaining to our Annual General Meeting.

Note that you must login to access these documents.

 


Curl for a Cause Dollars at Work 

 


We had a work bee on Saturday at the Ennismore Memorial Forest and spread about 50 yards of mulch.We were fortunate to have a good turnout of volunteers with trailers and a farm tractor loading the wood chips to facilitate the process.A lot of muscle went into the spreading as well, with the ladies working right along with the men.We are working hard to get all our ducks in a row and are ready now to advertise .We now have 5 pods measuring 8 meters by 4 meters so would be able to place 15 trees.If you have a chance to visit the park you will see where mulch is placed in a pod toward the front of the other pods  and this is where we will place the stone that will have the plaque honouring our donors.Hopefully we will be able to get the stone in by the end of May.We don't want to travel across the grass with heavy equipment until it's really firm.Our plant sale is on May 27th and we will move any hostas that we don't sell to the park to edge the pods.Our subcommittee is lucky to have Ian Deslauriers, Bill Brouwer and Mary Lou Young who are dedicated to getting this project up and running.

Many thanks again for your help,

Ennismore and District Horticultural Society 

 


April 2017 Newsletter

Click the link below to view the April 2017 newsletter.

April 2017 Newsletter


Curl for a Cause - Feb 18, 2017

 

Ennismore Curling Club’s 10th annual Curl for a Cause held last Saturday was a roaring success with the silent auction and the raffle table bringing in a record amount of $4700!  $3200 was donated to the Ennismore Optimist Club who plan to purchase two sets of Rocks and Rings for St. Martins and Chemong schools - a great idea that will help develop more junior curlers. $1500 also went into the club’s capital funds to assist in the purchase of the ice plant control system which was installed late last fall. This system is already giving the club substantial savings in our hydro usage and costs. Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and curlers who contributed and  a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped the day run smoothly.

 Congratulations to the overall winners of the day - Team Richardson – Mike, Gayle, Lucie and Paul followed very closely by the winners of the second draw were the Fitzgerald team – Jenn, Patrick, Carly and Mike.


MS Funspiel - January 28, 2017

A fun day at the club in support of a worthy cause.

Please click here for details.


Chicken Spiel - Jan 14, 2017 (spots available)

The 30th annual Chicken Spiel is on Jan 14,2017. As in previous years, returning teams are given entry priority. However, there will be spots available this year. Please click here to see details of the event, including contact info. 


Hit, Draw & Tap

Are you (or do you know) a child 6-13 years of age who is interested in curling?

Join us at the Ennismore Curling Club on one of the following dates to participate in the Hit, Draw & Tap Competition. Details can be accessed by clicking here, or on the image below.

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Russelle Toyota Rusty Shots - Nov 5, 2016

 2016 Rusty Shots

2016 Rusty Shots Winners

Winners - Mike Richardson, Gayle White, Lucie Richardson, Paul Fiol

2016 Rusty Shots 2nd Place

2nd Place - Jan Linton, Tara Welbourn, Ryan Antonopulos, Marshall Ferguson


 

Retired Teachers of Ontario Donation

 

The Retired Teachers of Ontario Peterborough District is an organization committed to improving the quality of life of seniors, enhancing services to members as well as providing group health plans for members. RTO members consist of Ontario educators, educational support staff, and college and university faculty in retirement.  The Retired Teachers of Ontario provide an annual Service To Others Grant.  This year the Service To Others Grant was awarded to the Ennismore Curling Club to support their extensive Learn To Curl Programs.

As a result of the RTO Grant, students and adults at the Ennismore Curling Club will continue to benefit from curling education and the physical, social and life skills, as well as, the team building skills the game helps to foster. This grant will further benefit the local communities as it enhances access to a barrier free inclusive curling facility for schools, families and individuals. It supports the ongoing multi-generational interaction and sharing of the curling sport that is a long-term and important part of local heritage.

Participants in the education programs include students from Chemong Public School, St. Martin Catholic Elementary, Adam Scott High School as well as an adult class in the evening.

The grant will be directed primarily to the purchase of equipment. Ontario Curling Association and Ontario Education Curriculum materials will also be purchased to support the teaching of the curriculum to the students. The adult classes will also benefit from Service To Others Grant, which supports the RTO’s goal of lifelong learning.

Additional photos are available by clicking here.


 

Club Coaching Workshop

A Club Coaching Workshop was held at ECC on Oct 22 and Oct 23. Read more about this workshop and what the participants gleaned from it by clicking here.

Club Coaching Workshop Group

     


 

Curlers for a Cause

Hospice Curlers

Pictured above are ECC members who participated in the BEL Rotary Bike for Hospice Peterborough. Proceeds from the Bike are supporting Hospice Peterborough and Bridgenorth Ennismore Lakefield Rotary's projects. The ride was held on Sept 17. Despite the "iffy" weather, the fundraising exceeded expectations.

From left to right are: Dick Plant, Bill Ingram, Susan Plant, Mike Richardson, Sharon Stafford, Lucie Richardson, Wayne Stafford, and Marshall Ferguson.

Well done!

 


 

 September 2016 Newsletter

Click the link below to view the September newsletter.

September 2016 Newsletter


 Registration for the New Season

Registration for the New Curling Season is now available online.  If you wish to register online,  Please follow the instructions below and also those on the registration pages.

Returning Members

  1. Login to the website using your username and password. If you do not remember your username and password, select “login” from the top menu and then select the “Send My User Name and Password to my Email Address” link which is below the fields for username and password.
  2. Once you have logged in, select “members” from the top menu, then select “renew membership” from the list on the left side of the page.
  3. Follow the instructions. (if there are any inaccuracies in your profile information, please correct them)
  4. Once you have completed the membership process an email will be sent to you confirming your selections and the amount owed.

New Members

  1. Select “new member sign-up” from the top menu
  2. Follow the instructions
  3. Once you have completed the membership process an email will be sent to you confirming your selections and the amount owed.

Please note that all fees are payable, in full, by October 15th, 2016.

For both returning members and new members payment can be mailed to the club (see contact info on the website), or brought to our Registration Night.  If you have any problems with the online registration process, please contact Dan Deschenes via email dan.deschenes@gmail.com or by phone: 705-657-9774.

If you do not wish to register online the annual Registration Night will be on September 9 , 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Club.  The registration form for this season is available by clicking here.


 

Annual General Meeting

Please click here to access the Notice of Meeting and Proxy documents pertaining to our Annual General Meeting.

Note that you must login to access these documents.


 

The Crispy Crunchers are Back!

Crispy Crunchers Scotland 1

The Crispy Crunchers have returned from their sojourn to Iceland and Scotland.

An account of their journey is available by clicking here (including some addtional photos).

The story of their match against the Haddington Curling Club is available by clicking here or at the Haddington Curling Club website.


Stay-In-Touch Golf

Stay in touch with your club mates during the summer with a round of golf followed by dinner.

June 14 - Tamarac Golf Club (1:00 PM) - Golf, Cart, & Dinner $55  Dinner only $15

August 16 - The Quarry Golf Club (1:00) - Golf, Cart, & Dinner $60  Dinner only $15

Please contact Peter Gardner (292-6855) if you would like to join us.


 Robert Young Construction Bonspiel

The Robert Young Construction Ladies Bonspiel was held March 2, 2016 with two draws. Curlers came from as far as West Northumberland, Marmora and Campbellford after a blustery winter storm! A warm welcome awaited all curlers, followed by tasty snacks after the curling. A full course lunch featuring roasted local veggies, marinated BBQ pork steaks, salad greens and an ice cream crumble dessert was served. Team Toni Rutland including Jane Killen, Kathy Burns, and Ruth Epping from Peterborough Curling Club won top score and was presented with the trophy.  Thanks to all the curlers for an excellent day of fun. Hope to see you next year!


Annette Thomson
Convenor Ladies League

Robt Young 1

Robt Young 2

Robt Young 3

 


March 2016 Newsletter

Click the link below to view the March 2016 Newsletter.

March 2016 Newsletter


 Curl for a Cause

The Curl for a Cause bonspiel was held on Feb 20.  The event was, once again, a resounding success largely due to the efforts of our event coordinators (Sharon Stafford, Susan Plant). Many thanks are due to the event sponsors: Bowles Valu Mart, Paulmac's Pet Foods, Medical Centre Hearing Centre, and Eastlink.

Also due thanks are the many contributors to the silent auction and the raffle table.

The recipients of this years funds raised are the Bridgenorth Beautification Committee, and the Ennismore Horticultural Society. Each organization received $2,000 from the event proceeds.

 

Curl for a Cause recipients (and our event coordinators):

Curl for a Cause

 

The winning team (Bill Murney, Annette Thomson, Steve Thomson, Dave Minty)

Curl for a Cause winners

 

A rare eight-ender was registered by the Wayne Stafford team (Wayne Stafford, Sharon Stafford, Ron Spear, Louise Martin).

Curl for a Cause 8 ender


 Member Survey

Dear Ennismore Curling Club Members,
 
In an effort to better understand the strengths of our club, the interests of our members, and prepare ourselves to market our club to potential new members, please complete the following survey which will take about 15 minutes of your time.  This survey will commence on Wed Feb 10th and remain open for 2 weeks until Wed Feb 24th at 11:00pm.  The information provided is anonymous, and if you require a HARD COPY it will be available from various league conveners.

Go on line by clicking on this Link :

 

Ennismore Curling Club Membership Survey – 2016

 

Hope you enjoy participating in directing our club's future and we thank you for your time and support.

 

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

 

Pete Gardner and Steve Thomson

 


 Bantams on to the Regionals

The Ennismore Bantam Boys defeated a Minden team 8-5 in an extra end to take first place in the A final at the Peterborough Curling Club's recent tournament. Team members include (front) Zach Hatton (lead). (Back l-r) Jane Adams (assistant coach), Liam Cole (vice), Cole Cotter (second), Hayden Tekauc (skip), Rob Adams (coach). 

 Bantam Zone Winners

 


December 2015 Newsletter

Curling Santa

Click on Santa to view the December newsletter.

 


Glenfiddich Photos

Click here to see a few shots from the Glenfiddich bonspiel (thanks Winnie)


Open Curling

More information:  Click here


Congratulations to Reg Sinclair

Click the photo below for more details.

Reg Sinclair Award Photo

 


 Russelle Toyota Welcome Back bonspiel winners

 

Welcome Back Winners             

Late Draw Winners, First Place Overall

Kathy Reid, Tom McArthur, Gayle White, Paul Fiol

Welcome Back Runners Up

 Early Draw Winners, Second Place Overall

 Betty Deschenes, Susan Plant, Dick Plant, Dan Deschenes

 

Additional Photos Available Here


October 2015 Newsletter

Click the link below to view the October newsletter.

October 2015 Newsletter


Registration for the New Season

If you haven't yet provided your registration information, please access, print, and complete the form below.  Bring the completed form (with payment) to your first (next?) game.

2015-2016 Registration Form 


Chairperson Welcome Letter  

Click the link below to view the 2015-2016 welcome letter from our chairperson.

2015-2016 Welcome Letter


September 2015 Newsletter

Click the link below to view the first newsletter of the new season.

September 2015 Newsletter




 



 

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