February 7, 2013
The Rocking 80’s theme for our Midnight Madness Spiel rocked the club last January 25/26th. Darlene Hall-Barrett and Marc Lebrun did an awesome job organizing the 22 teams that participated especially those who had never curled before. The winners were Tony and Jane Hendrikx, Kathy and Loren Girard and Loren Pearson as their 5th
The following weekend, Saturday, February 02, the 30th annual Ladies Invitational took place at our club with teams from Buckingham, Cornwall, Huntington Que. as well as 13 other teams from various local clubs. The Full Circle 8 member band had the ladies up dancing after a gruelling day on the ice. Once again the ladies were treated royally with excellent food organized by Hazel and Raja. Here is an email sent to us: What a day we had on Saturday! Your fellow organizers, rink-keepers, score-keepers, cooks, servers, bartenders, gift-wrappers, terrific band and if I miss some I apologize. Everyone and everything was absolutely awesome. My team and I would like to join together to thank you all so-so much for the curling experience and so much more. You folks really go all out to make everyone feel comfortable and the food and service was absolutely delicious and wonderful.
Congratulations to all of you for the fantastic success of another Russell Curling Club ladies invitational. You certainly set the standard high for anyone to be able to follow. And we deeply appreciate it. We met some lovely people.
Thanks again. Enjoy the rest of the curling season. Carolle
Team Carolle Ratté (Rideau), Diane Biagé (Rideau), Carlea Knowles (Carleton Heights) and Lynda Therrien (Kingston). The winner was Audrey Taylor’s team from the RA Curling Club. A very close second was Debbie Waller’s team from the Huntington Curling Club.
The senior men’s cash spiel was held Wednesday, February 06. There were 16 teams that participated and George Farrell’s team from the Cumberland Curling Club won the 1st event and Stephan Lane’s team from the City View Curling Club won the 2nd event.
The first lottery winner was Inka Belknap. The next draw takes place on Saturday, February 23rd
There is still time to put your toonie into the 50/50 box as the next draw is not until Thursday, February 21st
Three ladies teams from our club will be participating in the 15th annual Crystal Heart Curling Classic Women’s Bonspiel that starts Thursday, February 07 and goes till Sunday, February 10th at several clubs throughout the city of Ottawa. Good luck “girls”.
A reminder that this Friday night the band “Straight Up” will be strumming away at our club. Come out for a “rocking” good time.
Here is an “eerie” picture taken after the flood!!