Friday mixed Christmas fun night
On the last Friday evening of mixed curling before the Christmas break, draw masters Don and Sharon MacIntyre organized a fun night. Curlers played a fun game followed by a carol sing (thank you Duane and Sharon), live entertainment (thank you to the Carter sisters), munchies and a raucous dice game. A great way to begin the holiday season!
Travelers Winners go on to the NB playoffs in Oromocto
The Travelers Curling Club Championship is an annual event for men’s and women’s curling teams who have won their respective local club championships. Winning teams from the event will be “Travelers Club Champions” and play down to produce a provincial/territorial champion from all 10 provinces and three territories, plus a separate entry for Northern Ontario, who will then compete at the national level.
Winners from the SCC for the Travelers spiel were:
On the men's side: Team of Peter Sianchuk (skip), Lary Trites (mate), Morris Carter (second) and Ron Sutherland (lead)
On the women's side: Team of Nancy Oulton (skip), Kathleen Trites (mate), Tammy Puddicombe (second) and Jane Braedley (lead)
The bonspiel is on March 11, 12 and 13 at the Gage in Oromocto. Congratulations and good luck to our SCC teams.
Massie students take to the ice
Twice a year, once in the fall and once in the winter, Massie students from Mount Allison, led by Donna Sharpe and Steve Gates, rent the SCC ice and have a go at the sport of curling. On hand to teach and help are volunteers from the club; this November volunteers were Colby Evans, Chris Maxwell, Nick Portman and Danny Fitzgerald. This is something new to virtually all these Japanese students and they really enjoy the experience. Shina Wajima's thank you letter to the volunteer instructors last fall echoes what many of us experience: "First a stone was really heavy.....it seemed not so much heavy and easy to throw but in reality it was heavier than I thought it would be and it was hard for me to throw it far away. First time,.... it did not reach the point circle because of my too weak power... Second time, I tried to throw it more strongly but it was too strong so it over the point circle..." Shina, we all know what you mean!!
Early in February a new group of 33 Massie students will be arriving in Sackville. We hope to see them at the club and hope they enjoy their taste of a new sport.
Photo: Massie students at the rink in March 2015.
Saturday afternoon pickup
Saturday afternoon, January 23rd, 6 teams gathered at the club for a pickup game followed by pizza. Low-key, low fuss, relaxing entertainment for sure. And someone was heard to say "Well, this was better than just sitting around on a weekend afternoon!" Thanks to Sarah Poirier who organized this event. Sarah has been a member of the Board of Directors now for almost 4 years, acting as Secretary and then as Games Director, and she has just recently stepped down to allow more time for other activities. Thank you Sarah!
Feb. 6: Curl for Cancer
Feb. 10: Happy Hearts
Feb 12: SCC morning men at River Hebert
Feb 20: Brown Bag Bonspiel
Feb 27: Pub Night