Rainbow Rockers Curling League

Ottawa's Gay and Lesbian Friendly Curling League

New 5 Rock Rule This Season

This season our league has decided to adopt the 5-rock rule along with all other leagues at the Ottawa Curling Club, playing the same rules as the elite curling teams.

Here is a link to the rule 5-rock-Free-Guard-Zone-Rule-Change.pdf

& Curling Canada’s, Rules Of Curling For General Play 2018-2022 rules-of-curling-for-general-play

See rule 12, Pg. 17 for the 5-Rock Rule.

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Round 1 Draw Schedule

 The draw schedule is now available. See Fall 2018 – Round 1 Schedule

September Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter THURSDAY – MEET & GREET

Gear up for the 2018-2019 curling season at the annual Rainbow Rockers Meet and Greet. Pick up the season calendar; check out team rosters and sign up for clinics and/or opening day practice curling and pizza party (see details below).

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Place: Beerocracy, 340 Somerset Street W.
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2018-2019 Calendar

The new 2018-2019 Season Calendar is now available.

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2018 Bocce and BBQ Event

Looking for a great way to kick off summer? Join us for a BBQ and some Bocce Ball on Wednesday, June 20th
The cost is $10 per person (payment to be collected at the event) and includes food and bocce. BYOB but please make sure you arrange for designated drivers or public transport.

This event will be held at 221 North River Road (near the Cummings Bridge and where Rideau Street becomes Montreal Road). Arrive before 6:00 p.m., as games will start at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Rain or shine! Please note, there is no parking on River Road but several options on side streets.

Bocce is a fun and easy game to learn so beginners are welcome! Games will be played on the lawn of the park across the street along the Rideau River. Teams of two are encouraged to sign up in advance, please indicate your team with your RSVP.  Don’t know who you want to play with?  Sign up individually and be paired with another player.

Bring your friends, partners, and any new or prospective league members to give them a chance to get to know our group. Members of the Executive will be on-hand to meet people and answer questions.

We need to purchase food ahead of time and arrange the bocce teams, so PLEASE RSVP to Kevin at promotions@rainbowrockers.ca  before Friday, June 15, 2018. to secure your spot and your dinner!

April 15 Year End Banquet!

It is that time of year again where curling is coming to a close 🙁 Before we put away our shoes and brooms on April 15 we will have one last go at curling but a little different for those looking to try something new. We will be holding two QUEER DOUBLES draws and one regular draw.

If you were inspired by the Olympic Curling and would like to try your hand at our version of mixed doubles we invite you to come and give it a try. We have enough room for 20 teams of two so don’t delay in signing up. Games will be an hour and a half the faster the play the more ends you play!

Banquet will be a bit earlier we are aiming for 6:30 (give time to the last draw to get off the ice). There will be great food, prizes and merriment. Really we will have a Gay Ole time (insert giggle or groan).

Registration for Banquet and the Curling will be electronic. You can pay directly to Colin during the specify draws in the form. Please click the “Fill out my form” below and sign up. Thank you

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Nominations for the 2018-2019 RRCL Executive Committee

Update (2018-04-15): Nominations Now Closed

Nominations are now closed for next season’s executive committee. All positions have been filled by acclamation,

The Rainbow Rockers Curling League exists because of the tireless hard work of a committee of volunteers who love to curl and give back to their community. Please take the time to participate in the process of creating the executive committee for next year and help ensure the continuation of the league.

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Executive Committee are now open for the position of President, Secretary, Treasurer, Bonspiel Chair, Social Events and Promotions Coordinator, Drawmaster, and Membership Coordinator.

Only current, full time members of the league may make nominations or be nominated to serve on the committee. For more information on the roles of the executive committee, please see http://www.rainbowrockers.org/executive-committee.

Nominations will be open from 12:00 a.m. March 22, 2018 to 6:00 p.m. April 3, 2018. A member must be nominated by two or more current full-time members in order to be considered for a position on the executive committee. Members may nominate themselves. Nominees will be contacted by the election coordinator by e-mail to confirm that they accept the nomination.

In order to be accepted as a candidate for the executive committee, nominees must respond, in writing or by e-mail, confirming that they are willing to stand for election and to fulfill the duties for the entire 2018-2019 season. Responses must be received by the election coordinator no later than 9:00 p.m., April 3, 2018.

Nominations can be submitted by sending an e-mail to webmaster@rainbowrockers.ca. In your nomination message you must state your FULL name and clearly indicate who you are nominating and for which position you are nominating the person for. Failure to do so will void the nomination.

Nominations will be kept confidential until an election is announced otherwise they will be announced at the closing banquet.

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