October 2018 Newsletter

Hello folks,

This is a reminder that all registrations should already be in by October 1st however, if you still have not signed up to play this year please get your registration in or call the LCC office and I will register you over the phone and then get your name to the convenors as they are organizing their leagues as we speak. Also, this a reminder that payment is due by the end of the first week of league play (October 19th).

It is hard to believe that we are two weeks away from the first rock travelling down the sheet to start league play. Mark has been in working on preparing the ice for us. He deserves a lot of credit as the amount of work required to get the ice ready is hard to believe. What you see prior to games is only a tiny fraction of what it takes to prepare the ice for play. He starts off by just spraying the concrete surface until he gets the floor covered. Then actual flooding takes place until he has enough ice to set the hacks, the lines and advertising signs. As last year, we will be putting in markers for mixed doubles and new this year on sheets one and two we will be putting in lines of delivery to the hog line to assist our young curlers (and some of us older curlers as well) with the set up in the hack and the delivery. It is a valuable teaching tool that will allow the thrower to get in line with the skips’ broom at the opposite end of the sheet. Thank you Mark for all that you do!!!!

If you have a “bag sign” on your property advertising curling at the club please leave them there until the end of the month. At that time, would you please return them to the club so that we can use them again next year. It may be a good idea to return them the week of October 29th prior to Halloween. Thank you to all who allowed us to place a sign on your property as we believe it gets people thinking about curling prior to registration in September.

Speaking of registration we had a busy evening on Wednesday, September 12th. The club was filled with returning members and a whole lot of new faces. It was great to see so many people reacquainting themselves with those who they may not have seen since Championship Night back in March. We must thank Wendy and Brooke Findlay who prepared burgers for the throngs of people who came out for registration night. Thank you to Anthony for opening up the bar and for organizing some new product from the Pie Eyed Monk Brewery. Thank you to all the convenors who came out to collect names and to answer questions from returning and new members. Thank you to the Board members who attended and gave an assisting hand when and where needed. Our first ladies bonspiel, the “Get Acquainted” spiel was almost filled and we want to thank Liz Gundy, Susan Ireland and Sandra Anderson for taking care of the sign ups. Last, but not least, Cathy Terry was able to fill all the spots for the Fair gates. All in all it was very busy night and a terrific start to the new season.

Message From the President:

On behalf of your Board I would like to welcome new curlers and returning curlers for another season of curling.

Our practice week October 9-12 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Tuesday to Friday) is for new curlers to receive instruction on how to curl and practice time for returning curlers . We will continue with our 4 steak nights during the year and these are fundraising events for the Club. These events and other fundraising events help keep our membership fees at a reasonable rate.

We are hosting three Curl On Playdowns this year with curling only on Saturday and Sunday. Friday night will not be required.

Our Accessibility renovations are completed, and the lift is operational. We have one phase to complete to make the club completely accessible. The Club will apply to the Chest Fund for funding to complete this part of the project.

The Board would like to thank Cathy Terry and her committee for their time and effort on the Fair Gate Fundraiser. Thanks also to the members and other individuals who volunteered their time to support this event.

We have a great Club one of the best in the province. We have a fantastic staff who are dedicated and we would like to thank Manager Dave Nigh, Ice Technician Mark West and his Assistant Nathan West and our Bar Stewart Anthony Jetten for their continued service to the Club.

This is your Club if you have any comments, ideas or concerns please contact me at anytime

Curling is Great Sport!

Good Curling and Have Fun!

John McCrae

Lindsay Fair Gates:

Lindsay Fair has come and gone and as usually we had quite a gambit of weather to deal with….wind, sun, rain nor gloom of night. Wait a minute, that sounds like the postal carriers’ motto but it suited the many changes in the weather that our volunteers had to deal with. We applaud everyone’s effort when dealing with the many challenges presented by the new system. We cannot thank you enough!!! Cathy Terry wanted me to say that she ….”would just like to give my personal thanks to everyone who came out and helped. You did an amazing job with all the changes and challenges. Thank you to one and all.”

Well Done folks…..Thank You!!! Thank You!!! Thank You!!!!!

Share the Wealth:

We are looking at a new format for the Share the Wealth Draw. As it has been in the past the Share the Wealth is a voluntary draw and for this year, this is how it will work. Every LCC adult member is arranged in alphabetical order and assigned a number. It is based on a honour system where each week you simply put your name in the provided “sign in” book and deposit a Toonie in the Toonie Bin. At the end of the week a number is drawn and if your number is picked and you have signed in you will receive 50% of the pot, the other 50% goes to the club. However, if your number is drawn and you did not pay your $2.00 and did not sign in then the money from that week carries over and the pot builds until we have a winner. Watch for the Toonie Bin and be sure to put in your toonie and sign in!!!!

Curling Clinic:

The Lindsay Curling Club is offering two (Free) clinics again through the CurlOn Clinic Team.
The Clinic Date is Saturday, October 27th, 2018.
Stick Clinic: 9:00 am, 3-hr duration, 3 CTP Instructors, 24 maximum attendees
Skills Analysis Clinic: 1:00 pm, 3-hr duration, 3 CTP Instructors, 24 maximum attendees

New this year is that you will need to register on-line, below are the links to register:
Clinic #49 - Stick Clinic:
Clinic #50 - Skills Analysis Clinic:

If you have any questions or require any further information contact:
Wendy Findlay 705-341-0244

Live and Silent Auction to be held December 7 at Steak Night!

We are holding a live and silent auction as a fundraiser for our club on the night of our December steak night. We are looking for items for auction. If you would like to donate an item, please click the link for the form and complete it and leave it with Dave at the office. We already have Peterborough Petes tickets and passes to Deer Run golf course as two of our items and we are looking for many more desirable items to auction. Also, John Ireland and myself, Susan Bianconi are looking for a few people to help on a committee to plan and execute this auction. Please let one of us know if you can help us out during the planning stages. We would like to thank Ab Carroll for volunteering to be our auctioneer. Looking forward to a fun filled, festive night on December 7th!


Many of our neighbouring clubs have been sending us flyers with information pertaining to their bonspiels. There are a couple of places where you can find the bonspiel flyers. The first place is a bulletin board in the new foyer by the lift. There are four clipboards which will have bonspiel flyers for Men, Women, Mixed and Youth spiels. The second place is the bulletin board up on the second floor just beside the lift. This will have all of the spiel flyers that we receive - they just will not be separated into the different categories. Remember for curlers to come to our spiels we need to also go to theirs. So have a look, there are many to choose from.

Speaking of bonspiels we have, at last count, four bonspiels over the next two months. "Ethel and Jeanette's Hairstyling Get Acquainted Ladies Bonspiel" starts us off on Wednesday, October 24th. As mentioned earlier, there was sign up during registration at the club and as well, the Bonspiel Committee, will also continue taking names at the Ladies Opening Meeting/Luncheon on Wednesday, October 3rd. You don't want to miss out on the first spiel of the year. There are only a few spots left! For more information call Sandra Anderson 705-328-3946, Liz Gundy 416-425-7887 or Susan Ireland 705-639-2708.

On Saturday November 3rd the club is hosting the 5th annual Epilepspiel. The entry fee for this spiel is $200.00/team or $50.00/person. Entry fee includes lunch, dinner, 2 games and prizes for all. There is also a “silent auction” going on throughout the day and there are two different draw times either 9:30 am or the second draw beginning at 11:00 am. For more information contact Thom Appleby at, Randy Parliament at or Steve at

Later next month we have the “DeNure's Ladies Spiel” on Wednesday, November 14 and on November 19th , 21st and 22nd we have the “Patron President Bonspiel” which is open to all LLC members. Be sure to watch for sign-up sheets as you do not want to miss out on these early spiels of the year.

Ontario Curling Association (OCA):

This year the Lindsay Curling Club will be hosting two OCA events that will run together on the same weekend. Last year, it was felt that we hosted too many events as it taxed our volunteer base and also leagues had to cancel their games to accommodate the events. We decided to cut down on the number of events and this year on November 24th and 25th the curling club will be hosting the OCA Master Men Qualifier as well as the U21 Men’s Challenge on the same weekend. There should be some great curling so come on out and cheer on your favorite team.

We have two Lindsay teams participating in the first OCA event of the year. The Travelers Curling Club Championships are being played in two different locations. The Women will be travelling to Port Perry Curling Club on October 19th – 21st to play in the “Restricted Zone Provincial Qualifier” and the Men will be travelling to the West Northumberland Curling Club on the same weekend to play in their qualifier. Good luck to Wendy Findlay, Marilyn Angiers, Luanne Rae and Dawn Manderson as well as Tim Raven, Mark West, Ryan Miles and Chris Miles as they attempt to move on the Provincial Championships at the K-W Granite Club on October 26 -28. We wish both teams the best of luck and good curling!!

Reminders for your Calendar:

Looking forward to seeing everyone again and the beginning of the new season!!!

David Nigh