Rainbow Rockers Curling League

Ottawa's Gay and Lesbian Friendly Curling League

2019 Bocce and BBQ Event

Looking for a great way to kick off summer? Join us for a BBQ and some Bocce Ball on Thursday, 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), the home of our new league President, Steve.  Don’t worry – Collin will be there too!  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 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 Jeremy Cheff at [email protected] before Friday, June 14th to secure your spot and your dinner!  

See You This Fall!

With spring (slowly) arriving, the 2018-2019 curling season has come to an end. This past season saw the league host the National Gay Curling Championships and the annual Over The Rainbow Bonspiel. Both events were a huge success thanks the endless efforts of the volunteers from the league and cheerful participants from across Canada who came to Ottawa this year.

The final draw schedule and rankings for this season are now on our website.

Stay tuned over the summer for our annual Bocce Ball tournament and announcements for the sign-up event in September.

Have a great summer everyone and see you all this fall!

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End of Season

It’s April… and although it may not feel like it, it’s time to wrap up another season of Rainbow Rockers curling.  Remaining draws take place Sunday, April 7, Tuesday April 9 (6:00 PM) and Sunday, April 14 (1:00 PM).  All Round 3 games must be completed and scores recorded by April 14 at 5:00 PM.


Nominations for the 2019-2020 RRCL Executive Committee

Now Closed – All positions filled by acclimation

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 2019-2020 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 26 to 6:00 p.m. April 5th (2019). 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.

Nominations can be submitted by sending an e-mail to [email protected] 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.


Follow us this weekend on Facebook

We have started a Facebook page where people can share their photos and comments and stay up to date regarding the weekend’s festivities during the CGCC & OTRB March 21-24. Please LIKE and SHARE the Facebook page with your curling friends and encourage them to LIKE & SHARE; we want to reach as many of the weekend’s participants as we can. You can find us by searching for @gaycurlingottawa on Facebook.

Also, remember you can keep up to date on scores, standings and brackets by visiting our WordPress site that can be located using the following link: https://cgccotr2019.home.blog/