Thursday Mixed League Schedule

 

The schedule for the last round of the 2017 – 2018 season (how can that be??) is now available. Download here: Thursday Curling Schedule March 1 – March 22

 

On March 22nd after curling (8:15pm) we will have a pot luck meal, photo’s, prizes. See the schedule for more notes and details.

Carter's Sports Cresting Bonspiel

Carter’s Sports Cresting Bonspiel

The annual Year-End Mixed Curling Bonspiel, sponsored by Carter’s Sports Cresting, will take place March 23, 24, & 25th at the Amherst Curling Club. Six end games, open mixed format, everyone is welcome.

The First Draw starts Friday evening approximately 6:00 PM.

Entertainment provided start around 8:30 on Friday and continue till closing. Come rock out to best of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Hits while having some fun curling …

Saturday’s action begins at 9:00 AM with the Champions ship games scheduled for 6:00 PM.

The kitchen will be open for the afternoon on Saturday and everyone is welcome to drop by and enjoy the action and entertainment.

 

 

Curling Club

Nova Scotia Senior Curling Championships

The 2018 Nova Scotia Senior Curling Championships will be held next week at the Amherst Curling Club.

8 men’s and 5 women’s teams will compete in the 5 day event that will qualify teams for the Canadian championships.

Come out and cheer Ray Fowler’s team who is representing the Amherst Curling Club!

 

 

Volunteers are needed for the Hosting Committee for the Nova Scotia Senior Men’s & Women’s Provincial Championships

The Amherst Curling Club will be hosting this season’s Provincial Championships and we need a few Coordinators for the event from February 15th to February 19th, 2018.Peter Rushton has volunteered to be the Host Committee Chairperson.

A copy of the file explaining the various coordinators, positions and tasks for a successful event, can be found here as well as hard copies at the Club for your review. Some of the items listed in the file are not required or are already being taken care of.

Please take a moment to review the Championship Guidelines Booklet. If you see something that you would like to volunteer for during the event, please contact Peter Rushton as soon as possible. [email protected] 902-664-7383

The coordinator for each activity is NOT expected to perform all the functions themselves, but work with a team of other volunteers to complete the tasks.

Unfortunately, we will not be providing Kitchen Services for this event.

Grey Cup of Curling

Did you know there is a Grey Cup of Curling that is 2 years older than the CFL Grey Cup?

In 1907 the Governor General Earl Grey presented the curlers of Amherst a Grey Cup for the first Maritime Curling Bonspiel. Two years later, in 1909, he presented the Canadian Rugby Union with a Grey Cup, the same famous trophy that is now used by the Canadian Football League (CFL).

2018 Grey Cup of Curling

The 2018 Grey Cup of Curling will take place at the Amherst Curling Club January 12-13-14.

3 Games minimum guaranteed

Maximum of 24 teams with an Open Format (any combination of players accepted)

Registration deadline is January 5, 2018 and includes Banquet, snacks and entertainment.

Winners receive cash prizes (a minimum of $3200 will be given away), plus the winning team will get their names engraved on to the original Grey Cup.

Click here to see the results from last year ….

Grey Cup of Curling

 

 

 

Amherst Curling Club Newsletter – Sept 2017

Fairwell to Teresa Currie

Teresa Currie 2017Teresa has been called back to the Mother House in Charlottetown to continue her good work there and are we ever going to miss her. When she wasn’t falling on the ice and scaring us to death she was making us laugh with outrageous banter. She has led us ladies though many Ladies’ Carters’ Cresting Bonspiels and her love of life brought many teams here to play.

Teresa makes everyone feel welcome as they come in the Curling Club door and we will miss her terribly. I still find it hard to believe that after almost 40 years of her smiling face we are not going to have her on the ice this year. Teresa, we at the Club, will miss you dearly but wish you the very best in your new life’s challenge.

Amherst Curling Club Renovations

The Amherst Curling Club has recently undertaken some major renovations to our building and entrance. The renovations include the replacement of the electrical entrance, installation of an accessible washroom on the main floor and the installation of an accessible ramp entrance to our building. Following is a quick update on the progress to date.

The replacement of our electrical entrance to the building is well underway with a contract being awarded to Rayteck Electrical of Amherst. Rayteck has already started the job with the disconnection of power to the building and the installation of a temporary entrance in the parking lot. All of the old equipment has been removed and new equipment is being installed this week. Amherst Curling Club Renovations

Although this part of our renovations is proceeding well there is a delay in obtaining a critical part for the completion of this job thus there will be a delay with the installation of our ice and the beginning of our curling season. At this time we are expecting approximately a 2 week delay. We will have further updates as the project gets closer to an end.

The accessible ramp entrance has also started. If you have driven by the club lately you will notice the concrete stairs have been removed and there are screw post placed in the ground to form the foundation for the new
deck and ramp. As of September 20 we are waiting on a building permit to continue with the construction. The ramp will be mostly built by volunteers with some members already advising they will help. Paul Hawkes will be the
contact for this portion of our renovations and will be calling for help as the project moves along. If you are able to help please contact Paul.

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Oct 11 which would be a good time to come down and see what your club renovations are looking like. Any questions you may have on the project can be answered at that time.

Some of the men at the Club have been tearing down the bar to get ready for the contractors to come in. The day that I (Janice) was in Peter Rushton, Paul Hawkes, Dan Jolly and Robin Keith were hard at work and Dave’s Excavating was outside preparing the footings for the ramp.

Finally the Junior Curling Program will go ahead as usual on Tuesday and Thursday after school and the Challenge League will play on Tuesday nights this year rather than the usual Sunday night.

Download a digital PDF copy of the Sept 2017 Newsletter

 

Blueberry Harvest Festival Beer Garden

Hi everyone,Hi everyone, Hope that our summer is beginning today. I finally have flowers planted that I got from the greenhouse 3 weeks ago!!!! As you can see above, we are again hosting the Blueberry Harvest Festival Beer Garden. Paul Cormier, Joan Cameron and I are working on the details and wanted to give everyone a heads up. We are using the basic same formula as last year with a few possible changes to the layout because we have more space now that the new door at the end of the ice shed allows us to use the whole shed. A few weeks before the event we will start making calls to see who is available to help out either with the setup or with the event itself, so please mark the date on your calendar. Until then enjoy your summer and be safe. Later, J

Hope that our summer is beginning today. I finally have flowers planted that I got from the greenhouse 3 weeks ago!!!!

As you can see from the poster to the right, we are again hosting the Amherst Blueberry Harvest Festival Beer Garden. Paul Cormier, Joan Cameron and I are working on the details and wanted to give everyone a heads up. We are using the basic same formula as last year with a few possible changes to the layout because we have more space now that the new door at the end of the ice shed allows us to use the whole shed.

A few weeks before the event we will start making calls to see who is available to help out either with the setup or with the event itself, so please mark the date on your calendar.

Until then enjoy your summer and be safe.

Later,

Janice