News & Upcoming Events

Over the Rainbow Bonspiel
Thanks for your continued support of the Over the Rainbow Bonspiel, March 22-24.  The event is now full.  A waiting list has been established.  For bonspiel information, please contact Tim at [email protected]
 
 
Winter/Spring Bonspiels
In addition to our own Over the Rainbow Bonspiel, GLBT leagues from across Canada will host bonspiels over the next few months.  Registration is open for Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto with Winnipeg to open soon.  And don’t forget this year’s Canadian Gay Curling Championships (CGCC) will be held alongside the Bluenose Bonspiel in Halifax from April 25 – 28. Registration is now open. 
 
The League encourages our members to travel to other cities to enhance their curling experiences, but more importantly, to support the strength of other leagues across the country.  To help members with expenses, the RRCL offers a small amount of travel-assistance to full time members who participate in bonspiels outside of Montreal and Toronto.  This subsidy has been ongoing for several years and is again included in the 2012-13 budget.  In the past, each player received approximately $40-$50.  The total budget is divided by the number of participating curlers with funds distributed at the end of the season.
 
Links to all out of town GLBT leagues, including bonspiel information, is available on the Rainbow Rockers website (http://www.rainbowrockers.com/node/1686).  Register early to avoid disappointment.
 
 
Canadian Gay Curling Championships  – Ottawa Playdowns
Congratulations to Team Taylor who secured the Ottawa 1 qualification for the CGCC in Halifax.  Teams Guest and Mantha battle it out for the second qualifier on Saturday, January 19 at 1:00 PM. 
 
 

Euchre and Rummoli Night
Please join us for our third Euchre and Rummoli Night of the season after curling on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Partners, family and friends are welcome!

Registration at 8:00 p.m.Games start at 8:30 p.m. sharpSaturday, January 19, 2013Ottawa Curling Club
The format will be 6 games, with cash prizes going to the top winners and to the player with the most lone hands as well as a 50/50 draw and several other fun prizes throughout the night. We will also have Rummoli (a fast and easy game to learn) set up for play for those who prefer not to play Euchre.
Please email Jonathan at [email protected] to register. Please indicate which game you will play.

 
Final Round Begins February 10
Please note that only two draws are scheduled for February 10.  The third draw will take place on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 PM.  Skips, if your team is attending the Montreal bonspiel or would like a bye for February 10, please inform Patrick at [email protected] as soon as possible.
 
 
Happy New Year!
Colin Crance
President, Rainbow Rockers Curling League