Welcome to Uxbridge Curling Club Online 2014-15
Are you interested in trying something new or getting back into playing this year? We'd love to have you join our Club. We offer something for every age group and we welcome new curlers every year.
Look around this site to see what we offer. Full information about memberships can be found in the "Join Us" tab at the top of this page.
If you're looking for rental information click on the "Rentals" tab at the top of the page. Our wheelchair accessible facility offers a variety of options for rentals.
Uxbridge Curler Ray Grant Honoured at Unionville Curling Club!
Ray Grant was part of two British Consoles teams that won at the Provincial level in 1958 and 1965. Back then, no banners were given out for this achievement. This was corrected on Saturday Nov 22, 2014, when 3 banners were presented to several players and their families at Unionville Curling Club. Ray's name is on two of them!
1958 - Murray Roberts (skip), Andy Grant (vice & Ray's father), Ray Grant (second), George Rumney (lead)
1965 - Ray Grant (skip), Keith Jewett (vice), Ray McGee (second), Al Chaney (lead)
Three generations of Grants were on hand to have their photo taken with Ray.
(left to right) Ray Grant, Mary Grant, Grand daughter Carlie Grant, son Gary Grant, son Randy Grant
Saturday, November 22 saw close to 150 hungry folks come by the club to enjoy a stack of pancakes and sauages. Everyone had a great time and had a full belly before heading out to the parade. Thanks to Paul and Karen Winkel for organizing the successful event!
2014 Plum Pudding Result
November 8th saw 16 teams vie for the Plum Pudding Honours. The ice had a ton of curl and everyone had a great time. Thanks to Glen McClymont for running the event and Cheryl McClymont for leading a wonderful kitchen staff that served two delicious meals. The winning team was skipped by Gary Grant whose team amazed everyone with their precision and shot making ability. Brenda and Howard Harper as well as Paula Berthelot filled out the team. A tip of the hat to Mike LaPorte's team from the York Curling Club who won the other draw. The full results can be seen here. Special thanks to our sponsors Ron Noble Insurance and Low's Furniture both serving the Uxbridge area!
On Sunday April 6th 2014, 2 teams of ladies from our club won the OCA Women’s Tankard Provincial Banner. This is the second time that some of these ladies have won this event. The banner was presented to the teams on Friday October 24, 2014 by Bill Rourke, The Director of Finance for the OCA.
Team One; (Right side of picture)
Skip – Susan McKnight
Vice – Jennifer McKnight
Second – Karen Rowsell
Lead – Jenny Whetham
Team Two; (Left side of Picture)
Skip – Cindy McKnight
Vice – Joanne Curtis
Second – Marg McKnight
Lead – Andrea Bell
Great job ladies!
The year ahead
As usual we have a myriad of events planned.
- Check the side panel for highlighted events as the year progresses
Our Club offers several bonspiels to compete in (2014-2015 entries now open). Some are just Club events (which are a great deal of fun and a great chance to meet other Club curlers) and others that are more competitive. We offer men's, women's and mixed events. If you haven't tried out a bonspiel, why not give one a try this season. Just ask around at the Club about what might be right for you. Once you've tried one, you will be hooked!
Also consider trying out a bonspiel at another club and then inviting them back to one of ours.
Can you help?
Volunteers... we need you! Our club prides itself on our hospitality and exceptionally well run events. In order to make them happen though, we need help. If you have a few hours to spare, or are willing to help organize an event, please let us know. We never turn away folks who want to help! A few people who have helped enormously over the years have decided to step back for a well deserved break. As a result, we need some help!
Speaking of volunteers.... Syd Markham received the prestigious award Al Hachey Volunteer of the Year Award last year for all his tireless work around the Club. Well done and very much deserved Syd!
Speaking of super volunteers, Liz Smith was recently chosen as Volunteer of the Week by the Canadian Curling Association! This is amazing if you consider that there are close to 1000 curling clubs in Canada. Check this out: http://goo.gl/txa4mg
Need a little help with your game?
A clinic was held November 2 at the club for beginner curlers which was very well attended. Ray Brauch lead the clinic and helped about 30 curlers with general questions, rock delivery and sweeping. Everyone went away with a great deal more information and increased confidence.
Check out these instructional videos from the Lethbridge club for more help on basics.
Club Info Book
Interested to know more about how our club works or need a refresher? Take a look at our Uxbridge Curling Club Information Booklet
When do I play?
As in years past, schedules and other pertinent information will be found in the member's area located under the "Members" tab at the top. The password to this area will be communicated to you during registration or in the first week of curling.
Curling EquipmentThis year curling equipment will once again be available in the club through Last Rock Curling Company . The service is exceptionally quick!