Rainbow Rockers Curling League

Ottawa's Gay and Lesbian Friendly Curling League

Rainbow Rockers 20th curling season info

We are less than 6 weeks away from the Opening Day of the Rainbow Rockers 20th curling season !!

Your Rainbow Rockers Executive team has been working hard to ensure that we are prepared for the upcoming curling season!
We would appreciate the courtesy of you reading this entire post as it contains important information for the season.

Key Dates:

Sunday August 28th – Rainbow Rockers Street Curling on Bank Street (Pride Fair)
==>  If you can spare an hour or two to volunteer demonstrating how to curl on an inflatable curling sheet, please contact Kevin/Andrew at [email protected]

Thursday September 8th – Meet and Greet @ T’s Pub on Somerset Street 5pm-8pm.
==> Final curling payments are due on this date (in-person or e-transfer [email protected]). After September 8th we will fill teams with those on the waiting list.
==> Monkeypox vaccine clinic may be held at T’s the same night, if we have enough people who want one.  If you want one, please indicate it on the Rainbow Rockers FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/131121063588028)

Saturday October 1st – On-ice Curling Clinic for Beginners at the Ottawa Curling Club.
==> It is highly recommended that new or inexperienced curlers attend this clinic, to provide the curling basics. Only $10. Signup via email to [email protected]

Sunday October 2nd – Opening Day .. Pizza will be served after each draw.
==> Please look at the 2022-2023 Season Schedule on the Rainbow Rockers website.
==> If required, skips please provide a bye request for Round 1 to [email protected] by Sept 12th.

See you at Pride !

Bruce House – Looking for volunteers

Bruce House is the only organization in Ottawa with the core mission of providing housing and compassionate support to people living with and impacted by HIV. Bruce House is a small organization with a big heart and a rich history. We have continued to serve our clients throughout COVID, significantly increasing direct supports.  We are now looking to the short-term and long-term future by engaging in capacity-building and strategic planning.

We are currently seeking committed individuals who would be interested in joining our Board of Directors.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs.
  • Regularly attends board meetings and Ad hoc meetings.
  • Contribute skills and knowledge by actively participating in meetings.
  • Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
  • Is an active participant in the committee’s annual evaluation and planning efforts.
  • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization.
  • Participate in fundraising activities and community events.
  • Helps identify individual and corporate donors.

Ideal candidates would have the following qualifications/skills:

  • Previous board experience preferably in the public health or social services sectors.
  • Expertise in some combination of: strategic planning, financial management and planning, fund development, communications, legal services, social and health services.
  • Experience working with and/or understanding of vulnerable populations.

Bruce House is committed to encouraging diversity in our volunteer program.

Average estimated hours: 5 hours a month
If interested, forward your cover letter and resume to the Manager of Volunteer services and Community relations Linda Truglia
[email protected]

2022-2023 Registration

The deadline has passed for returning curlers to register, and we can now welcome new curlers to join the Rainbow Rockers Curling League.
Many have registered for the upcoming fall season, but if you have not yet registered on the WEB-SITE, please do so immediately
(NOTE: Giving your $50 deposit is NOT a registration – you must fill out the registration form on the website in addition to your $50 deposit).

We will be filling teams with new curlers based on the order we receive registrations. Avoid disappointment by registering now.

Online Registration – Rainbow Rockers Curling League

Have a great summer and stay tuned to the website for updates on the fall season… our 20th season !!

Steve Horwood.
President, Rainbow Rockers Curling League.

Rainbow Rockers Curling & Banquets – details

At each of the 2 banquet seatings, dinner will be quarter chicken/wedge fries/coleslaw/rolls/dessert. Vegetarian option available upon request when signing up.

In addition we will have several extra 50/50 prizes … maple syrup, Stroked Ego, Shoppers Drug Mart and LCBO gifts.

We will announce division standings (everyone gets a CASH prize!), draw for the hog-pot, and you may give your $50 deposit for the 20th Rainbow Rockers Season to our treasurer.  Please fill out the on-line 2022-2023 registration form on the website prior to the
banquet.(Online Registration – Rainbow Rockers Curling League)

The 5:30pm banquet is fully subscribed but we still have room for curling (doubles curling!) at 5pm followed by the 7:30pm banquet. If you haven’t yet signed up, please email [email protected] by Monday to reserve your spot at the curling/banquet.