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GRANDE CACHE CURLING CLUB

NEWS
(Updated Sep 30th, 2014)

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Teams needed for Monday league

We are still looking for teams for the Monday league.  For those who like to complain about late draws on Thursday, Monday is perfect for you.  There is only one draw with a 7:30 start time.  Some have said that Monday is more competitive than Thursday, but not by a whole lot, so don't worry.  Yeah, you will have to play Floyd, but it's great when you beat him!  The Thursday league is full with 16 teams.  Any additional teams for Thursday will be put on a waiting list.


Who wants to put tables together?

We need a volunteer or two to screw the table tops onto the bases of the tables for the lounge.  Email the club at info@curlgc.ca if you are interested.  A special thanks to Kathy, Renee, Stacey and Jen for hauling the tables, chairs, kitchen and lounge gear  out of the storage area last Saturday.
 

Thursday League Reservation Cut-off October 2nd at 12pm

The Cut-off for team reservations for the Thursday league will be at 12pm on October 2nd.  Please note that there are currently 16 teams with reservations for the Thursday League.  Additional teams will be placed on a waiting list in the order that reservation forms are received.  Depending on the number of additional reservation forms received, the club executive will look at options to best accommodate as many teams as we can.  There currently is still space available on the Monday League.  Check the Member Information page for forms.
 

Players looking for a team/Teams looking for players

If you are looking for players for your team, check the Member List page for information.  If you are wanting to curl, and are looking for a team, check the Member List  page for information on how to add your name to the list.


Revised Start Dates

*These dates are subject to change*

Oct 6th:  Santa Clause hosts the Super Hero Invitational Bonspiel
Oct 9th: Start of Thursday League
Oct 15th & 22nd:  Novice Social League Development
October 13th:  Thanksgiving (no curling)
Oct 20th: Start of Monday League
Oct 22nd:  Start of Junior Program
Oct 29th: Start of Novice Social League


Reservation and Registration forms now available!

Check the Member Information page for full details.  Please read the information carefully before downloading your forms, as the process has changed this year.  League Reservation Forms can be submitted at any time.  Registration forms (either individually or as a team) must be accompanied by payment of membership fees and are due at the start of the season.  If you have any questions, email the club: info@curlgc.ca.


New Novice Social League

The curling club is looking to start a new "Novice" league this year.  For those that are new to curling and want to get their feet wet before plunging into a regular league, this is a great way to start.  It is also a great way to meet new people.  Everyone in this league will be new curlers, or have only limited curling experience, hence no one should feel intimidated.  This league is open to new curlers, or those that have curled 2 years or less.  The novice league has a minimum age of 16, with the exception of members of the junior curling program.  The fee for the novice league will be $100 per person (subject to approval at the club's AGM).  The league will run Wednesdays from 8-10pm, but will only begin if there is sufficient interest.  Therefore, if you are interested in curling in this league, email the club at info@curlgc.ca with your name and email address.  The curling club will supply sliders and brooms, or you can bring your own equipment.  No outdoor footwear will be permitted on the ice.  The first 2 weeks of this league will be skill development, where you will learn the basics of the game including sweeping and the delivery.  Regular league play will then follow.  The novice league development will start October 8th, with league play starting on the 22nd.  For more information call Bert at 780-827-2126.


New Registration Process

For Monday and Thursday leagues, a new registration process is in effect.  You will have the option of individual registration or team registration.  A team registration will cost $720, and is valid for up to 6 players.  There will be a additional $50 charge for teams with 7 players, and and additional $100 charge for teams with 8 players.  Teams can not have more than 8 members.  Team registrations must be paid in one lump sum, or two post dated cheques.  The curling club will no longer chase down individual team members for split payments of a team membership. Team payment may be made by individual team members, but must be made all at the same time (ie. The full team membership must be paid at one time, divided up among players however they choose).  Alternatively, you have the option of paying individually according to the fees listed on the Member Information page for adults and seniors. Note that individual memberships are not pro-rated based on the number of team members (ie. for a team of 6 adults registering individually in one league, they would each pay $180).  Discounted rates apply for those playing in a second league.


For Curling Nerds

If you are reading this, consider yourself a curling nerd.  What causes a curling stone to curl?  Check out this YouTube video on the physics of curling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CUojMQgDpM


Asham curling supplies available

Asham curling supplies are available for purchase through the curling club.  We currently have an assortment of brooms, replacement brush heads and grippers available.  Asham shoes and the rest of their products are available for order.  Check the Asham catalogue at the club or visit Asham.com to view their product line.


The
REAL reason curling is better than hockey!

Check out the YouTube video here.
 

Free WiFi available!

Free WiFi is now available at the curling club.  Internet access is sponsored by Nucleus, one of the club's new advertising partners.  Nucleus is an internet service provider (isp), and can provide internet service to Grande Cache, provided ports are available.  Residential service is $39.95/month, and business service is $49.95/month.  If you are frustrated with your current isp, give Nucleus a try.  Check their website at nucleus.com for more information.  Ask at the bar for the WiFi password.

Important:  If you obtain internet service through Nucleus, please mention that you were referred by the Grande Cache curling club.  The curling club will receive a $25 credit for each new account that is created.

 
  Advertisers Wanted

The Curling Club is always looking for Advertisers for either "In-Ice" or 4X8 wall signs.  Check the Advertising section for more information.

Attention Members:  Please help the club attract new advertisers by speaking with employers and other business people.  Have them contact Bert Opitz at 780-827-2126 for complete details.  If you own a business, please also consider advertising with the Curling Club.
 

 
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