Hello LGBTQIA+ curlers! I wanted to make sure you saw that the registration for our inaugural Over the RainbowSpiel LGBTQIA+ bonspiel has now opened, and we’d be absolutely thrilled to welcome our friends from the north to the event!
While we’re finalizing our event poster (hopefully this week), here are the details and links you can share with your communities.
- June 3-5 with first draw at 6pm Friday and last draw at noon on Sunday
- 24 team, open format bonspiel with A, B, C, and D events and 3 game guarantee
- Lunch and Dinner provided on Saturday, Brunch on Sunday
- Drag performance and amateur drag/costume contest Saturday evening
- Karaoke on Saturday night
- Raffles, basket auctions, and other curling games to raise money for a local LGBTQIA+ organization
- Masks optional, open to all with proof of vaccination for COVID-19
Thanks again and look forward to seeing you here or at your events coming up
Due to Covid, we have had 1 team withdraw from the OTRB bonspiel, which starts tomorrow.
We need a replacement team ASAP. If you can form a team or can be on a team, please email both:
[email protected] AND [email protected]
Let us know which positions you would be willing to play.
We will try to put together a last-minute OTRB entry. First game is 1:30pm Friday, but we can likely get some spares if you are not available for the first game.
OTRB Bonspiel Committee.
**** Canadian Gay Curling Championship Update ****
Team Taylor has qualified to be in the final 4 !! The Page Playoffs begin Saturday at 4:30pm EST (Sheet 5).
You can live stream the games from the Prairie Lily Curling website: http://www.prairielilycurling.com/live-streaming
Go Ottawa !!!
The OCC is open starting today for regular curling. As anticipated, we will play this coming Saturday February 26th to makeup for last Sunday’s missed games.
See the schedule posted on the RRCL website – effectively moving last Sunday’s games to this Saturday. Games are at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm on Saturday.
The Rainbow Rockers 3rd round will begin on Saturday March 5th – we will require 2 Saturdays this round in order to get all games played.
The following dates will be used for Round 3:
March 5th – SATURDAY
Sundays – March 6/13/27 (Note: OTRB is March 18-20)
April 2nd – SATURDAY
Sundays – April 3/10/24 (Note: no curling on Easter April 17th)
There are a few bonspiels happening around the country … If your team needs a bye for any of these dates, please inform [email protected] by this Sunday Feb 20th.
Please discuss as a team on Sunday and email the drawmaster on Sunday night. Note that one player absent from your team does not warrant a bye request.
Also, a reminder that the OTRB is proceeding as planned March 18-20. Stay tuned for further details and a call for volunteers.
***NOTE: There may be roadblock checkpoints in to downtown this weekend. Please allow for extra time to get to the curling club.