Al Arsenault has been volunteering to look after one of the city of Ottawas outdoor hockey rinks for the past 23 years.
Rachel Homan and her team of Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle with Earle Morris (Coach)and Stephanie LeDrew (Alternate) (click to enlarge)
Frank Van Ryckeghem, Vice-President of the OVCA with the winners of the Master's Women 2013 Champions, Joyce Potter, Diana Favel, Janelle Sadler and Jennifer Langley. Picture taken at the
RAISE = Raise Awareness In Students/Seniors
The first tranche of this year's youth schedule is now available, again with thanks to Glenda Valair. For a
OTTAWA VALLEY CURLING ASSOCIATIONTentative AGENDA Annual General Meeting – Presidents DinnerMonday, September 16, 2013 – 6:00 pm (Registration at
OTTAWA VALLEY CURLING
Ian McGillis of Morrisburg (Cardinal) is the new President of the Ontario Curling
For an update on who's signed up, go
If you're interested in publicising your event, please forward the details (a poster is always useful) to the
The Rideau Curling Club was first in - with curling openings in the evening during the week. And they were closely
If you've job postings you wish advertised, please contact the
We are still seeking volunteers for the Alexander Keiths City of Ottawa Bonspiel. The board would like to thank Judy Dimilo and Chris Butler for committing to volunteer for the bonspiel.
Swedish researchers have uncovered the
Margaret Lomore (OVCA's Upper Ottawa Valley Liaison) advises that 9 clubs have shown interest in taking part in the Business of Curling workshop. As one would expect this time of year, the
Margaret Lomore (OVCA's Upper Ottawa Valley Liaison) advises that 13 clubs have now shown interest in taking part in the Business of Curling workshop. As one would expect this time of year, the
Duncan Jamieson has completed the review of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association with two "focus" group meetings and a follow-up discussion with the OVCA Board (May 6th). The Board has tasked a
This year's OVCA Annual General Meeting and President's Dinner will be held on Monday, September 16th at the RA. Invitations will be sent during early August to Club Presidents, Committee
OCA's Doug Bakes also provided a wide range of "business of curling" information at the May OCA Zone meetings. He has done an excellent job of outting together the kinds of informaiton that
The newsfeed that provides you with new front page articles has been updated.....so you will have to enter your email again - go to the upper left hand corner and click on "subscribe on ...".
One way to recognize the contribution
Last August, we started a series of web pages indicating which clubs had ice available for the 2012-13 season. Given the hits on those particular sites, it was useful to curlers looking for
The Quebec team from the Magog Curling Club led throughout the round robin, and in the championship final they showed why, dominating the game for a decisive 10-2 victory over B.C. on Sunday
Draw schedule is available
Brier profits from 1979 and 1993 (2003 Brier ran a deficit) were used to set up the OVCA Development Fund to assist member clubs in meeting their capital challenges. At present, OVCA Member
The annual Spring Orphan Clinic for Bantam and Junior players looking for a team, or teams looking for a player, will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9 to 12 at the Manotick Curling
Pictures from the Alexcander Keith's OVCA City of Ottawa Bonspiel are starting to come together - with thanks in particular to Vic and Laura Hosson and to Tom Alfoldi (plus misecellaneous
CORRECTION: The winning ticket for Friday evening's Alexander Keith's City of Ottawa
Rachel Homan, Emma
"The Navan Curling Club is pleased to announce that effective June 1, 2013 the new Club Manager will be John Steski. John will take over from Chuck Calvé who has performed the job for the
Only one more days before the bonspiel starts on the 13th. For more information on the event, go
For upcoming golf tournaments sponsored by curling clubs, go
The Competition Coach Course coming up at the Manotick Curling Centre is
With changes underway regarding support for youth curling championships by both the OCA and CCA, the OVCA has updated its policy regarding travel expenses for youth (bantam, junior and
Congratulations to Ottawa's Rachel Homan with Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle on winning the 2012 Royal LePage OVCA Women's Fall Classic. They defeated Listowel's Allison Nimik 6-1
You're invited to attend the send-off for Team Homan at the Ottawa Curling Club on Wednesday February 12 at 7:30 pm.
For the next few days, most of Eastern and Southern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes will be feeling the impact of an "Alberta Clipper" with added moisture from the Gulf - and thus a lot of
Martin Cavanagh's second article "Club Curling 101" is available
The Ottawa Curling Club is organizing a
OVCA Mixed Bonspiel 2013 - Video prepared by Shayne Morrissey.
If you aren't getting enough curling now, the Canadian Curling Association's announcement January 25th means curling fans are just a click away from watching their favourite sport from anywhere
Saturday, January 26th, 2013, from 12:30 to 3:30. Their Excellencies, David Johnston, Governor General, and his wife, Sharon Johnston, will be hosting a Winter celebration at Rideau Hall. The
We were advised late on January 24th that due to logistics, it was just too short notice to include curling in the Saturday, January 26th, 2013, from 12:30 to 3:30 Winter Celebration at Rideau
For the third
The entry / registration forms for the 2013 Little Rock Championships are now available for teams to sign-up. All of the Zone playdowns are on either March 2nd or March 3rd and the
Current registration: Open 45/48, Seniors filled, Recreation 5/8 (as of 12/24/12)
The OVCA wishes to contract with a sponsorship coordinator whose role would include soliciting business and other organizations to sponsor OVCA events and to maintain the relationship over
November 29, 2012 at the Nepean sportsplex, November 30 to December 2, 2012 at the RA Centre
The Ontario Curling Association has entered into a relationship with Altus Realty Tax Professionals regarding this year's
The R.C.M.P. Curling Club is starting a "Learn To Curl League" on Fridays at 9 PM, commencing November 16, 2012, with instruction by certified coaches. Equipment will be provided. Contact
Gananoque Curling Club opens its doors to community
September 4, 2012 -
Reminder: RCN (Navy) Curling Club will be hosting an Open Cash Spiel for Novice players in the Ottawa Valley!!
City View curling Club is looking for Bantam age curling teams to play in their Juvenile league Thursday evenings between 5:00 PM and 7:00 Pm Contact Bruce
Thirty-six top curling teams from Canada, USA, Europe and China will converge on the Brockville Country Club
The OVCA is seeking photographs (high resolution) of young curlers (under age 20) to use in promotional material. If you
Manotick Curling Centre will have 3 sheets of ice available for 2 draws Sunday evening after 5 PM for rental purposes, commencing approximately mid-October. Any league convenors interested in
The JSI OVCA Superspiel site is up - this year, teams from Switzerland, Scotland, USA, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec,
Submit a bonspiel - contact the webmaster
A unique event for the Ottawa valley, an open cashspiel for novices, will be hosted by the RCN (Navy) on September 28 to 30th. Novices (5 years or less experience) can start off
From the Cornwall Seaway Times, July 31, 2012
"The curling centre forked over a cheque for $48,000 Monday to pay off the balance of a $450,000 loan it had taken out eight years ago to
First announced in Economic Action Plan 2012, the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund provides $150 million for the repair and
An invitation to fellow curlers and friends - everyone welcome!
The Pembroke Curling Club is looking for an ice technician. This is a seasonal contract position for the 2012-13 season (TBD). The club has 4 sheets of ice and approximately 200 members. There
60+ Cash League
The Russell Curling Club is looking for a few more teams to complete a second draw. Curlers must be 60 years old by October 1st, 2012.
Teams may be ladies,
There are currently openings for daytime curlers at most of the clubs in Ottawa. The Granite Curling Club day curling is
Mr Marco Ferraro is the new Director general of Curling Quebec. It is the president of the Board of Directors of the federation, Mr John Lamere, who made the official announcement on Thursday.
A listing of junior curler event winners in competitions held during 2011-12 is available here.
The OVCA's Annual General Meeting followed by the President's Dinner will be held September 17th at the RA. The primary focus of the meeting will be performance and future direction of the
Liverpool, Nova Scotia will host the 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships January 18-26, 2014.
Do you have a picture that captures the spirit of curling in the Ottawa Valley? The OVCA is running a contest to find the pictures that best capture the spirit of curling in our clubs. The
The Board reviewed this year's experience with the OVCA Golf Tournament and while pleased with the turn-out and the service provided by the Metcalfe Golf Club, decided to not pursue a 2013
The OVCA Board has approved the following policy
EMC sports - The Arnprior Curling Club hosted a volunteer appreciation event on Saturday, June 2 to thank its directors, members current and past, and community supporters who have worked hard
The 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be moving into the K-Rock Centre February 16-24 as the country’s best women’s curling teams compete for the national title. The Host Committee is
In it's early years, the OVCA and the OCA supported the Rocks and Rings program. The program has had significant growth and is now partnered with title sponsor Capital One, the Canadian Curling
This year's OVCA Golf Tournament was held at the Metcalfe Golf Club. While the weather was a bit threatening, there were only a few rain drops to mar a very busy afternoon. Our compliments to
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The World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced that the City of Fredericton will host the 2013 World Senior Men’s...
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Calling all Canadians! Is there a local curling club that needs new lights or a new chiller? Be a hero
The OVCA recently held a volunteer appreciation BBQ for all the volunteers on the bonspiel committees. The Board also met with Managers of the City clubs to get their input on
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The World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced that the City of Fredericton will host the 2013 World Senior Men’s
The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced four inductees into the Canadian Curling
On April 14 at Royal Montreal and Town of Mount Royal Curling Clubs, Quebec won the inaugural Caledonia Cup by a
Hogline Curlers Proshop Joe Pavia presenting the trophy to Manotick Curling Club:
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Spring Orphan Clinic The Annual Spring Orphan Clinic for Junior and Bantam