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2022-2023 Curling Season

 

curling cartoonPORT ELGIN CURLING CLUB

2022-2023 Curling Season

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August 31, 2022

Online Registration

We will be offering alternative curling registration options this year in an attempt to ease your registration and payment process. New will be the Online Registration. Once registration is open on September 1st, go to https://portelgincurlingclub.com and, as a returning member, click on "Members Home. At the top of the page, you will see the link that will enable you to pick what type of membership you would like and the leagues in which you’d like to play.  You can pay by e-transfer or you can stop by the curling club during our in-person registration days and pay by cheque.  Please set up your account and password on the site prior to registration.  Information on how to do this was sent in a separate email.

 Alternatively, we will be available for in person drop in registration on September 21st & 22nd from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  There will be volunteers to help you get registered through the Online website or transfer your information from hard copy  forms into the website database on your behalf.

Membership Drive Initiatives

The membership committee is working hard to attract new members and continue to have a fun and relaxing atmosphere for existing members.

  • Open House and Try Curling signs will be posted throughout Saugeen Shores starting mid September
  • Open House “Try Curling” will be held Saturday, October 22nd at the PECC starting at 10:00am-2pm
  • Social Media promotion of the Open House and Learn to Curl
  • PECC will participate in Pumpkinfest. The CurlOn curling “rink” will be there for people to try curling
  • Radio interview on 97.9 ‘The Bruce’ to discuss the Open House and Learn to Curl
  • Rotary Sign at Independent grocery with Open House & LTC information
  • Postcard with LTC information to be handed out at Pumpkinfest
  • Leisure Fair will have a booth to promote curling mid September
  • One day Bonspiel (possibly) the first week of December

REGISTRATION

The Online Registration will be open from September 1st through October 23rd.  This initiative is to make it faster & easier for those who prefer to register and pay online.  Alternatively, in person registration will be held on Wednesday, September 21st and Thursday September 22nd from 7~9:00 pm at the Port Elgin Curling Club. You will also be able to register during Saturday, October 22nd Open House but this is intended for attracting new members so please use the Online option or the two dates in September for existing members.   

Please come and bring a friend or two. Board members will be present, and if you have any questions, we will do our best to answer them.  Please feel free to forward this information to anyone who might be interested in curling. If you have any questions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact  Joel Smith  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Registration payments are due when you register. 

What does it cost?

The following are basic fees, including HST

Full Membership 2 draws -                $407.00

Full Membership 1 draw -                  $212.00

One league 2 draws -                        $315.00

One league 1 draw -                          $175.00

Junior -                                              $60.00

Learn to Curl -                                   $134.00

First Time Members get a $60.00 discount per draw for the first season of full or one league membership!!

 COVID PROTOCOLS     

The PECC will continue to follow the public health recommendations in regards to Covid Protocols for the club this year

 

NEW MEMBER INCENTIVES

As you all know, the survival of the club depends on the recruitment and retention of new members.  We will continue to offer discounted pricing to new members. There will be a $60 discount per draw for adults and $16 per draw for juniors registered to play in adult leagues.

It is up to us, as members of the club, to welcome these new curlers into our groups both on and off the ice.  The ultimate goal is to see them return year after year.  So please, let’s all be ambassadors for our club.  

 

LOCKERS

Lockers will be available for $10.00 for the season.  If you require a locker or have questions, see Gary Hamer.

 

MEMBERSHIP WORK DUTIES

Work duty will be posted in the club and requests for help will be sent electronically. Please help out when you can! We always need volunteers to work on committees such as:  scheduling, Super Spiel, special events, etc.  This is YOUR club, and any volunteer help is greatly appreciated.  Contact any Board Member for more details and watch for Work Duty postings outside the change rooms. 

 

MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

There will only be one Annual General Membership meeting this year as per the new bylaws.  We ask that all members attend the meeting that will be held Thursday October 20, 2022 at 7pm at the club.  More info to follow.

 

 

SKIP’S CHOICE LEAGUE CURLING

This league consists of teams of 4 or 5 people who decide they want to play together and enter a team in the league at the beginning of the curling season. The games are played on Thursday night but depending on the number of teams entered and the number of available nights to play, there could be a need to have some games played outside of the Thursday night schedule. There will be 2/3 flights depending on numbers. Each team will play every team in their flight. Teams will move up and down flights depending on the resulting points from the completed round robin. Points will be based on win = 2pts, tie = 1pt, loss = 0pts

 

AFTERNOON CURLING

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM non-members are welcome to play and they “pay-as-you-play” (full club members curl for free).  This is non-competitive fun for adults of all ages.   No need to register – just be at the club at 12:40 pm.

We would like to have one sheet of ice designated for Ladies to encourage some fun afternoon curling or extra practice time for new or existing members.

DOUBLES CURLING

Doubles league runs Wednesday evenings. Doubles curling is growing in interest and gaining popularity.  Mixed Doubles is now played in more countries of the world than the traditional game itself.  Beyond the obvious, a two-person team versus a four-person team, the core element of the game itself remains intact in the Doubles game.  Teams can be mixed, or of the same gender, young or mature curlers. 

More information will be available on registration night or visit www.ontcurl.com for a detailed description of the game.

 

OPEN LEAGUES

Last year we opened up Tuesday Evening for anyone interested in curling.  You will be able to sign up as a single, a couple or a team. Please contact Deb Struys.

Monday Afternoon Ladies and Monday Evening Men’s leagues will continue as per usual.

 

SAUGEEN SHORES JUNIOR CURLING AND U18 PROGRAM

Junior Curling is available for curlers between the ages of 8 & 13 years old. For more information, contact  Will Quibell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The junior program is similar to ‘Learn to Curl’ with development of curling skills each week followed by a short game to practice what was learned.  They are on the ice, Sunday afternoons from 1pm - 2:30pm.

 

LEARN TO CURL PROGRAM

Starting: Tuesday, October 25th at 6:45pm - 9:45pm.   Duration: 8 weeks. 

First 3 weeks:  classroom and on ice instruction.  The last 5 weeks you will be playing on teams.  Start time will vary.  You will be advised during week one of the on ice start time.

Cost is $134.00 and will be deducted from your membership fees if you join the club.

For more information contact: Hermina Fleet: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                                 

OPEN HOUSE

There will be an Open House on Saturday October 22nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  We invite you to join us, take to the ice and throw some rocks. Alternatively, give us a call and schedule a time the following week – Try Curling Week - to come out as an individual or with your neighbours, friends, team or colleagues – one of our experienced members will take you through the basics.

Regular curling starts on Monday, October 24th

 

SMART SERVE TRAINING  (See Smart Serve requirements on final page)

All members who wish to be behind the bar or serve as a bartender during special events are required to have their Smart Serve certification. This certification may be obtained online by going to www.smartserve.ca.

 

SPARING RULES

  1. It is the expectation that when spares are required, the following order of spare selection shall be made:
  2. All members who have signed up to be on the draws spares list.
  3. Full membership members from other draws.
  4. One league curlers.
  5. Sparing rules for play-offs will be determined by the schedulers

                Members can only spare in the draw for which they have paid their membership.

  1. If you make the play-offs you can play during the play-offs representing the team you were part of. You may also spare during the play-offs for any team that played in the draw you were part of. Members can only spare for their own draws during regular play.
  2. Single league members may spare up to 3 times each draw in any other league.
  3. Non members may now spare up to 3 times per season at a cost of $10. Funds to be collected by team skip and passed on to league scheduler who will pass on to Treasurer.

CLUB KEYS

Members can obtain a club key from the Vice President, Debbie Struys.  There is a $10.00 deposit on the key if you currently have no key.  Your key number will be recorded for future reference.

                                                                                                 

SUPERSPIEL XXXX     (This is the 40th Year )

Tentative date for Super Spiel is November 18th to 20th. The committee is looking for volunteers so please contact Susan Anderson at 519-270-1808 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to help out.

SCHEDULERS FOR 2021/22 SEASON

Skips Choice                                    Jim Barron                                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                    519-832-2034

Mon Night Men’s                              John Schmidt                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     519-708-0604

Mon/Wed Ladies                               Karen Crabbe                                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        519-389-6650

                                                          Anne Marie Raven                           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            519-832-9507

                                                                                               

Tues Night Ladies                            Jan McGarry                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   519-377-3571

                                                                                                                                                               

Wed Night Doubles                          Al & Brenda McNeill                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       519- 386-1061

 

BOARD of Directors

The Board of Directors will be working hard on your behalf to make this curling year and future years as enjoyable and economical as possible.  The board will do its best to keep you informed as to all that pertains to the club and its operation. 

The Board of Directors is a challenging place to learn firsthand how the facility operates from a business standpoint.  It also provides you with a unique opportunity to effectively participate in the moulding and improvement of policies and operations procedures affecting the club. 

Port Elgin Curling Club Board of Directors 2022-23

President                                                                                           Earl Anderson                                   

Vice-President                                                                                   Debbie Struys

Treasurer                                                                                           Ken McCulloch                                 

Secretary                                                                                           Nora Charbonneau - new

Director – House & Building                                                              Barry Lawrie                   

Director – CurlON                                                                             John Leithead - new

Director – Scheduling                                                                       Karen Crabbe                            

Director – Membership                                                                    Joel Smith - new

Director – Communications/Publicity                                               Adel Middleton - new        

Director at Large                                                                             Doug Flowers

Director at Large                                                                             Sue Buckton - new 

Director Special Events                                                                  Will Quibell - new       

Director – Rentals                                                                          Kevin Ryan  - new                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Others Who Make the Curling Club Operate

Bar Managers                                                 Sebrina Pick                       

Ice Committee                                                Ed Nicholls, Bill Thompson, Dave Cobean

Kitchen & Catering                                         Rob Lush

Housekeeping                                                Laurie Fleming

 

Updated Smart Serve Requirements

The Smart serve requirements have been updated by the AGCO, the information below outlines the new requirements. NOTE that there is a discounted rate for recertification before your existing certificate expires.

All  information is on line at   www.smartserve.ca you are also required to take the test online which will be proctored.

Recertification will begin starting on July 1, 2022,

Certificate holders must recertify before their certificate expires in order to maintain a valid certificate.   Existing certificate holders can check their certificate expiry date by logging into their Smart Serve account.

Smart Serve will offer existing certificate holders a discounted price of $29.95 to recertify if the program is completed before their existing

certificate expires.

After June 30, 2023 all issued certificates before July 1, 2018 will expire.


Upcoming Events

29 Nov 2022;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Afternoon Drop-in
29 Nov 2022;
03:30PM - 04:30PM
High School Curling
29 Nov 2022;
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Pro Shop open
29 Nov 2022;
06:45PM - 09:45PM
Learn to Curl
29 Nov 2022;
07:00PM -
Social Curling Drop-In

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League Schedules

League schedules, teams and results can all be found in the members section of the website once you LOGIN.

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Port Elgin Curling Club
818 Gustavus Street
Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C4

General Enquiries: (519) 832-2761

Interested in curling: (519) 386-2323

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Port Elgin Curling Club, founded in 1907, has a long history in Port Elgin. PECC is proud to offer a safe and fun curling experience for all.  We welcome all skill levels to come out and enjoy curling.