Hello Curlers !
I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy, starting to enjoy the spring, and have forgotten the disappointment of our curling season ending prematurely.
The Rainbow Rockers executive team wanted to reach out to our members and spares to give you an update on the season and our plans looking forward.
Normally we have a final banquet where awards and cash prizes are handed out, but unfortunately this year under the circumstances, we cannot do this. We do however have the end-of-season prize money in the league’s bank account, and are prepared to distribute this at the beginning of next season (in person and/or by e-transfer/cheque – details TBD). We anticipate all teams in each division will be provided with a set amount of prize money in the $50-$65 range per member (5th players will receive less). Some teams played differing number of games in the shortened Round 3 so it is difficult to rank teams within divisions, and therefore we will not award a season champion for the 2019-2020 season.
2020-2021 Season Pre-Registration
Some good news is that you can “spend” your prize-money even before you receive it … by pre-registering for next season !! Much like past years, we will ask members/spares to pre-register for next season, thus guaranteeing your spot for next season. We will apply your prize money as your 2020-2021 deposit. At this point, we anticipate the OCC opening in late September, and if we once again have 40 teams (or more!), we will need to get the teams finalized early and start curling on the first Sunday possible.
You must pre-register on the following website:
We ask that ALL members and spares go to the website to indicate if you plan to return in September(on which team) or if you will be a spare for the 2020-2021 season.
If you know you cannot curl in the fall, please let us know. It will take you less than 30 seconds to let us know by clicking on the “I do not plan to register for the 2020-21 season” button.
Pre-Registration is open until May 31st. If you have not pre-registered by May 31st, your spot cannot be guaranteed. After May 31st, we will start accepting new members to place on unfilled teams.
RRCL 2020-2021 Executive Team
Fortunately, current members of the executive team have all agreed to remain on the committee for 2020-2021. However, we do need to fill the position of Bonspiel Chair. This can be a role split among 2 people if you want to team up with another individual. Please send your expression of interest to [email protected]
Details of the Bonspiel Chair responsibilities can be found at : https://rainbowrockers.org/executive-committee/
Bocce & BBQ
Our annual Bocce & BQQ event usually scheduled near the summer solstice is cancelled for this year. Not only do we not know if groups will be allowed to gather in mid-June, both the park and street are under construction.
Please stay tuned to the Rainbow Rockers website for further information on our Pride Parade participation and the Meet and Greet final-registration event in early September.
Stay safe and have a great summer !
Your RRCL Executive – Steve/Patrick/Kevin/Geoff/Chad/Jeremy/Brian.
Unfortunately we have to share the news of the closing of the Ottawa Curling Club due to the Covid-19 virus.
The Rainbow Rockers season has therefore ended prematurely. We will look forward to next season, and please stay tuned to the website for upcoming details about a summer curling gathering, subject to our health authority recommendations.
Enjoy the first day of spring on Saturday !
Hello Rainbow Rockers,
The OCC Board of Directors held an emergency meeting Sunday morning at 10:30am and have decided that the Ottawa Curling Club will be closed effective immediately. More details can be found on the OCC website.
As a result, Rainbow Rockers curling is suspended until further notice. We look forward to and hope to be back on the ice sometime soon, however, we do not know how this will play out, so please check the Rainbow Rockers website (https://rainbowrockers.org/) for more detail in the coming days.
If anyone has specific concerns or questions, please contact Steve at [email protected].
Your RRCL Executive Team.
Please be advised that the OCC is in regular operations as of Friday evening, and we expect that the regularly scheduled RRCL games will be played on Sunday March 15. Any update to this information in the next 24 hours would be posted here if necessary.
At the same time, we are very aware of the COVID-19 concerns, and ask all players to adhere to the health authority recommendations, such as not curling if you have any symptoms, and keeping distance from other players as much as possible (ie no handshakes, or other contact).
We also ask players to wash their hands after they enter the OCC on Sunday and immediately after coming off the ice before engaging in a social drink.
If players have specific concerns or questions, please direct them to Steve at [email protected]
RRCL Executive Team.
The Over the Rainbow Bonspiel organising committee is sad to announce the cancellation of this year’s event due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19.
Refunds will be issued via e-transfer. Please be patient as there are a large number for our treasurer to process.
While we are disappointed that we will be missing out on a fun weekend of curling, drinks, and entertainment, the committee recognises the importance of social distancing in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
We hope to see you all for the bonspiel in 2021.
Over the Rainbow Bonspiel Organizing Committee
Rainbow Rockers League Executive