Vancouver’s 26th Pac Rim Bonspiel Runs January 30 to February 1, 2009

The 26th Anniversary edition of the Pac Rim Bonspiel is scheduled to run January 30 to February 1, 2009! It is a challenge to follow-up from such a tremendous Silver Anniversary Event in 2008, but the Planning Committee is hard at work to bring you another fabulous event.
The Pac Rim Bonspiel will be limited to a total of 32 teams. Registration is open on December 1, 2008 at 12 noon. Make sure you register early to secure a spot. Registration forms can be found on the website at www.prcl.ca. Sign up as a Team or individual.
Teams are guaranteed a 3 game minimum, cash prizes, Old Farts Cup competition, Awards Banquet, Survivor Party, and more! Watch for regular updates on the website.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Bonspiel!
Carolyn Tanner
PRCL President

The OVCA Mixed Bonspiel

The OVCA Mixed Bonspiel is being held January 15-18, 2009 at area clubs.
There are three divisions: Open, Senior, and Recreational (for teams with at least 2 players who are new to bonspiels). The OVCA has asked for a couple of teams to from our club enter this fun event. For more information and the entry form, see the bonspiel website at: http://ovcamixedbonspiel.ovca.com.

Complete Schedule For Round 2 Has Been Posted

The schedule for Round 2 has been posted by the drawmaster.
Please note that there is no curling on December 14th or on December 28th, and resumes on Saturday, January 3rd.
The Christmas Funspiel and banquet will be held on December 21st.

Ottawa Participation in Toronto’s Rotators Bonspiel

Congratulations to Teams Gallant, Mantha, Taylor, Nixon and MacDonald who all participated in the Rotators Bonspiel in Toronto November 22-23, 2008.
A special note goes to Team Gallant who were B Event Finalists, Team Mantha who were D Event Champions, and Team Taylor who were D Event Finalists.

Over The Rainbow Organizing Committee 2009

This year the Rainbow Rockers Curling League (RRCL) will be hosting it’s annual Over The Rainbow Bonspiel (OTRB), March 27-29, 2009.
We are looking for committee members to help organize this year’s event. We are looking for 10-15 people to help. Current members and vacancies are listed below:
Filled Positions:
Co-Chairs of the Committee: Lee M., RRCL Bonspiel Chairperson, & Kevin F.
Club Liaison: Colin C., RRCL President
Treasurer: Steve H., RRCL Treasurer
Drawmaster & Ice Conditions: Geoff S.
Sponsorships: Lee M.
Program: Kevin F.
Secretary: Rory M., RRCL Secretary
Host : Rory M.
Webmaster: Ross T., RRCL Webmaster
Vacant Positions:
Translation: responsible for translation of all posters, program content
Printing: responsible for organizing printing of posters, programs and other materials
Theme & Decorations: responsible for recommending a theme to the committee and decorating
Ceremonies & Presentations: responsible for organizing opening and closing ceremonies and prize presentations
Draws & Raffles: responsible for organizing the 50/50 draws and any door prize raffles during the entire event
Hospitality & Entertainment: responsible for organizing entertainment, (i.e.) music and such, for Friday and Saturday nights
Members-at-large: Anyone interested in helping out but not linked to a specific area identified above
Meetings will take place approximately once a month, with regular updates requested by the Committee Co-Chairs via email. The first meeting will take place at noon, Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 at the Ottawa Curling Club.
If you are interested in volunteering, please advise Lee Mantha at bonspiel@rainbowrockers.com.
Thank you.
Lee Mantha and Kevin Falkingham
Co-Chairs of the Organizing Committee for the OTRB 2009

Curling At 2009 World Out Games

The World Out Games will be holding a competitive curling tournament next year in Copenhagen.
For more information, please see their website at http://www.copenhagen2009.org/Sport/Disciplines/Curling.aspx

Ottawa LGX

May 3, 2008: Rainbow Rockers at the Ottawa LGX
The 2008 Lesbian and Gay Expo will take place Saturday, May 3 from 10am-4pm at the Jack Purcell Community Centre. The Rainbow Rockers will be there to spread the word about the great sport of curling. Drop by and say hello and be sure to visit the many community groups, gay positive businesses and advocacy organizations.
Registration will be open to new curlers at the Expo, so if you haven’t signed up and want to secure your place, e-mail Kevin Wilson at membership@rainbowrockers.com ASAP!