Congratulations to our League Secretary, Geoff Sheppard!

This past Friday, the Ottawa Curling Club recognized long-time member Rod Matheson and our own Geoff Sheppard as the newest (and only current) Life Members of the Ottawa Curling Club.  This is a special honour and well deserved given Geoff’s longtime and sustained contribution to the OCC.  On top of that, Geoff has served as Secretary of the Rainbow Rockers for many years and is also currently Drawmaster for the Over the Rainbow Bonspiel.  Next time you see Geoff, please thank him for his efforts in making both our league and the OCC so successful.

Christmas Banquet 2017 – Final Call

Join your fellow Rainbow Rockers for our annual Christmas Party on December 17, 2017. Chose to curl at either 3 PM or 5 PM. This fun event uses a skills format and will include the always-popular “short curling.” Sign up individually and be placed on a team. Curling will be followed by a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at 7:00 PM. Lots of prizes too!

Please advise on food allergies or special requirements.

Deadline to register is 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 13. Contact:

2018 OTR Bonspiel Registration

To register for the 2018 Bonspiel please visit Registration will open at noon sharp on Saturday, December 9th.

Update (2018-04-04): Registration for the Bonspiel is now closed.

La période d’inscription pour le bonspiel Over the Rainbow (BOTR) s’ouvrira le samedi 16 decembre à midi. Nous vous demandons de remplir le formulaire d’inscription en ligne disponible au

Mise à jour (2018-04-04): La période d’inscription pour le bonspiel est terminée.

Montreal Bonspiel: The King’s Quest Registration Opens Nov 25

Montreal ‘s Bonspiel : The King’s Quest

Time to Register !

Registrations are now opened for the King’s Quest !

Les Fous du Roi are holding their annual event February 9-10-11 th 2018 at the Saint-Lambert Curling Club 660 Oak street,St-Lambert J4P2R6

This year ,we will accept 16 teams. All teams will have 4 games and Registration is $440 per team..Registration also includes a 4 course dinner on Saturday at the Club followed by a nightcap at Stud bar .

We ask teams to be available for earlier rounds on Friday.

We have 4 available spots for a late draw for visiting teams (4.30pm Friday) ,First come First served.For more info visit our website at

Hoping to see you in Montreal in February ,and thanking you for choosing our event!

2018 OTRB Registration Opens Dec 9

(Le texte français suit la version anglaise.)

Once again this year, the Rainbow Rockers, Ottawa’s LGBTQ-friendly curling league, will be hosting the Over the Rainbow Bonspiel (OTRB) from March 16-18, 2018 at the Ottawa Curling Club.

The OTRB will be a 36-team bonspiel; all teams are guaranteed 4 games, three pool games and one event game.  Breakfast and a banquet dinner on Saturday are included in the entry fee of $400.  Friday evening we will have a social to celebrate our 13th Anniversary please join us and raise a glass.

Registration will be open as of Saturday, December 9th  at noon.  We ask that you complete the online registration at and then send an Interac e-transfer to no later than January 14th at 6 p.m.  Should you wish to send a cheque (the deadline of January 14th must still be respected), you may send it to the following address, made payable to the Rainbow Rockers Curling League:

OTRB Treasurer
c/o Steve Horwood
221 North River Rd
Ottawa ON K1L 8B6

Spots are limited, so register early!

Please note that no registration will be considered complete until payment has been received. Once received, we will send you an email informing you that your registration has been accepted. Please remember to put your team name in the comments portion of any e-transfer or on your cheque. Please, one payment per team.

It is important to know that the bonspiel schedule has games starting on Friday at 8 a.m.  All teams will play a minimum of one game on the opening day;  every effort will be made to accommodate out-of-town teams,  but unfortunately there can be no guarantee of a late start.  Once registrations are closed, your schedule will be posted on the website by Feb 4th early enough so that your teams may make appropriate travel arrangements.

Of course, this year’s host hotel is again the Victoria Suites Best Western Hotel located on O’Connor Street at Gladstone Avenue.
Rates are single or double occupancy a rate of $20/person extra.
$135/night for a standard suite
$155/night for a deluxe suite

Rate is for a single/double occupancy.  Please call the hotel at 613-567-7275 or 1-800-465-7275, quoting “Over the Rainbow Bonspiel” to book your rooms!

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the Ottawa Curling Club March 16th!

Respectfully yours

Natalie Lloyd
Chair, 2018 OTRB Organising Committee
Encore une fois cette année, la ligue de curling pro-LGBTQ d’Ottawa, les Rainbow Rockers, présentera le bonspiel Over the Rainbow (BOTR) du 16 au 18 mars 2018 au Ottawa Curling Club.

Le BOTR accueillera 36 équipes. Toutes les équipes auront 4 parties assurées, dont 3 matchs de poule et un match en phase éliminatoire. Les frais d’inscription de 400 $ comprennent le déjeuner et le banquet du samedi.  Le vendredi soir, nous fêterons notre 13e anniversaire. Soyez des nôtres lorsque nous lèverons notre verre pour marquer l’occasion.

La période d’inscription s’ouvrira le samedi 16 decembre à midi. Nous vous demandons de remplir le formulaire d’inscription en ligne disponible au puis d’envoyer un virement Interac à au plus tard le 14 janvier à 18 h 00. Si vous désirez envoyer un chèque (tout en respectant la date limite du 14 janvier), vous pouvez le faire en envoyant un chèque à l’ordre de la ligue de curling les Rainbow Rockers à l’adresse suivante :

Trésorier du bonspiel Over the Rainbow
a/s Steve Horwood
221 North River Rd
Ottawa ON  K1L 8B6

Les places sont limitées, alors inscrivez-vous tôt!

Veuillez noter que l’inscription n’est complète que sur réception du paiement. Une fois votre paiement reçu, nous vous enverrons un courriel confirmant votre inscription. N’oubliez pas de mettre le nom de votre équipe dans la case « Message » du virement Interac ou sur votre chèque. S’il vous plaît, n’envoyez qu’un seul paiement par équipe.

Il est important de savoir que selon l’horaire du bonspiel, les premiers matchs se disputeront le vendredi à 8 h 00. Toutes les équipes auront au moins un match le premier jour. Nous ferons tout notre possible pour prendre en compte les souhaits des équipes extérieures, mais malheureusement nous ne pouvons aucunement vous garantir un début plus tard. Une fois l’inscription close, nous espérons pouvoir afficher l’horaire des matchs sur le site Web dans un délai qui vous permettra d’organiser vos déplacements en conséquence.

Naturellement, encore cette année, l’hôtel d’accueil est l’hôtel Best Western Victoria Park Suites, situé sur la rue O’Connor à l’angle de l’avenue Gladstone. Les taux sont occupation simple ou double un taux de 20 $ / personne supplémentaire.
135 $ par nuitée en suite classique
155 $ par nuitee en suite deluxe

Les tarifs sont pour occupation single et double.  Veuillez appeler l’hôtel au 613-567-7275 ou au 1-800-465-7275, en citant «Over the Rainbow Bonspiel », pour réserver vos chambres!

Au plaisir de vous voir tous le 16 mars au Ottawa Curling Club!

November Newsletter

OCC Kitchen Opens this Sunday!

Great news – the Ottawa Curling Club will be opening the kitchen on Sundays from 4:30 – 7:30 PM.  A reduced menu will be featured but will still have all your favorites including nachos, burgers and sandwiches.  It is important for Rainbow Rockers to support the kitchen for it to remain open throughout the season.

Christmas Curling and Banquet

Join your fellow Rainbow Rockers for our annual Christmas Party on December 17, 2017.   Chose to curl at either 3 PM or 5 PM.    This fun event uses a skills format and will include the always-popular “short curling.”  Sign up individually and be placed on a team.  Curling will be followed by a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at 7:00 PM.  Lots of prizes too!

Register after your game on December 3 or10 or send an e-mail to Colin 

Over the Rainbow Bonspiel 2018!

This season’s Over the Rainbow Bonspiel will be held March 16-18, 2018.  Registration opens December 9, 2017 at noon (EST).  (

Interested in helping with the event and have an interest decorating and/or event planning?  Contact Natalie