2014 Bluenose Bonspiel

Dear curling friends,

While the summer is just getting started, we here in Halifax have been busy getting organizing the Bluenose Bonspiel 2014, which will be happening in Halifax, NS, on August 29th-31st 2014. As always, it’s going to be a great weekend of curling and we hope to see you all there!

Bluenose Bonspiel Info:

As representatives of your respective curling leagues across Canada, we’d like to share with you some information about the upcoming curling bonspiel so that you may pass along this information to your league members.

Registration for the Bluenose Bonspiel 2014 in Halifax NS is now open!

http://www.bluenosebonspiel.ca/. Register a team before June 1st 2014, and your team will be entered into a draw to receive $100 off your registration fees!


Host hotel is the Delta Halifax: https://www.deltahotels.com/Groups/Delta-Halifax-Groups/Bluenose-Bonspiel

Fly with Porter Airlines and receive 10% off. See link http://www.bluenosebonspiel.ca/travel

I hope this email reaches you well. We’re really looking forward to dusting off our curling shoes for the Labour Day long weekend. We hope that you and members of your leagues will be able to join us for some great curling and fun social events! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

All the best,

Bluenose Bonspiel Organizing Committee

Bluenose Bonspiel | Halifax, Nova Scotia | August 29-31, 2014 www.bluenosebonspiel.ca

f: facebook.com/bluenosebonspiel

CGCC and Icebreaker Bonspiel

Draw Schedule Now Available for Download
The 2014 Canadian Gay Curling Championships and the Curling with Pride Icebreaker Bonspiel will take place April 3rd to 6th, 2014 at the Granite Curling Club in Edmonton Alberta.


Trivia Night / Nationals Playdowns

Nationals Playdowns
This season’s CGCC will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from April 3-6, 2014 alongside the Icebreaker Bonspiel.  Edmonton was the first city to host the CGCC and 2014 marks the ninth year of this successful event.
The playdown to determine the two teams to represent Ottawa and the Rainbow Rockers has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 22 alongside our annual holiday curling and banquet.
Skips wishing to enter a team in the playdowns must submit an e-mail to [email protected] confirming their intentions by Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 PM.
Your submission must include the names of all four team members.  Note that at least two players must be registered, full time members of the Rainbow Rockers Curling League. The other players must be registered spares and have spared in at least one league game by March 30, 2014.  Spares may be used for playdowns subject to the above conditions.
As the playdown date is very close to Christmas, please indicate if your team has a conflict.  Should conflicts arise, alternative date(s) may be scheduled; however the event may have to be contested over multiple days.  Should only one or two eligible teams register, playdowns will not be required and these teams will be selected to represent Ottawa.
Trivia Night
The Rainbow Rockers are happy to announce our first ever Trivia Night on Saturday, November 30 at 8:30 PM.  We are pleased to have Paul Paquet, Ottawa’s foremost trivia personality, host the event.  
The cost is $10 per person. Teams will be limited to no more than six. You may register as a team or as an individual requesting to be placed on a team. If registering as a team, please include your team name and number of team members.  The event is open to everyone so spread the word!
To make sure we have space for everyone, please RSVP to [email protected] by Thursday, November 28.
Lost and Found
While enjoying the facilities at the Ottawa Curling Club, please be sure to guard your valuables and take your belongings with you after curling. Should you have left something behind, it may have been turned in to the club’s lost and found. See the bartender to inquire about lost items.   Christmas Curling and Holiday BanquetMark December 22 in your calendars for our annual Christmas feast.  Enjoy a silly game of curling at either 3:00 PM or 5:00 PM with dinner to follow at 7:15 PM.  Watch your inbox for details. 

Still a few spots open for the Pac Rim Bonspiel

A message from our friends in Vancouver
Hello friends,Thank you to all the teams from across Canada who have signed up to join us in Vancouver later this month at the Pac Rim Cup!
We’re down to our final four spots, so if there’s any other teams who are interested in coming please let them know to register ASAP.  We also have a couple of people who are looking for a team in case singles or couples are interested in joining a team, just let us know and we’ll do our best to put teams together.
As a reminder, Pac Rim Cup conincides with Whistler’s WinerPRIDE in case anyone wants to make a fabulous week of winter sports out of their trip.
To register, teams can visit our web site at prcl.ca/pacrimcup.All the best to everyone in 2014!Cheers,Johnny LaRusicPresident, PRCL