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Fall Registration Information

From Heather Bertrand – Secretary/Treasurer:

Hi all curlers and friends!
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our annual Fish Fry. It was fantastic night that was organized and carried out by our dedicated team of directors! The curling season is fast approaching and I’ve attached the information for Fall Registration. In the coming days I will also be sending out information on Curling School, Meat Pie assembly (November 21 and 22) and Season Dates and Director Contact Information.

If you have any questions please let me know.

2017 Fall Registration Form
2017 Fall Registration Letter

Introduction to our new Secretary/Treasurer

Hello Curlers and Friends!

Firstly, I would like to introduce myself.  I’m Heather Bertrand, the new secretary/treasurer of the Norwich District Curling Club.  I began this role in May and I look forward to working, and curling, with you!
Although summer is in full swing your Board of Directors have been hard at work organizing the next curling season.
Here are a couple of upcoming events that we hope you will all be able to attend and support!
  • Club Clean Up – Saturday August 26 from 9-11am
    • A clean up of areas inside and outside the club is needed
    • Many hands make light work so please come out and help clean up the club
  • AGM – Wednesday September 6 – BBQ from 5:30-7pm, Meeting from 7pm
    • All members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting
    • The AGM Notice is attached to this email
    • The directors will again be hosting a BBQ prior to the meeting
    • New directors are desperately needed to help run the club – please consider attending the AGM and becoming a director
  • Fish Fry – Saturday September 23 from 5-7pm
    • Tickets are available for the annual fish fry!
    • Contact a director (or me at this email address) for tickets – and don’t forget to invite your friends!!!
What do directors do?
  • Directors are elected at the AGM for a three-year term
  • The Board of Directors run the business of the curling club including finances, scheduling and maintenance
  • Directors meet once per month
  • Being a director gives you the opportunity to have input into important decisions about the club
  • As a director you’ll be joining a wonderful group of volunteers who are dedicated to making this club great!
Heather Bertrand


The Public is welcome to come out to the NORWICH DISTRICT CURLING CLUB at 17 Phebe St. in Norwich,
on April 1, 2017 anytime between 1 and 4 p.m.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – just bring a clean pair of indoor shoes and we will supply the rest of the equipment for you.

Members of the Club will be there to provide instruction.
We are a thriving and friendly club, in our 60th year,
always looking for new members!
Check us out: www.norwichcurling.com or contact curlnorwich@gmail.com

Jan 2017 Agribusiness Bonspiel & Feb Arctic Ice Mixed Spiel

The NDCC has 2 excellent bonspiels coming up int he New Year.  First, the flyer on the Agribusiness Bonspiel in January, and below it, information on the the Arctic Ice Mixed Spiel in February.  Please consider signing up for one or both of them!


Events added to calendar.

Some of our curling clubs major events have been added to the calendar on here. To view them, you may have to click on “all events” located on the right hand sidebar.. and then scroll through the months until you find them. (The first one added is for Dec 7th, to give you a hint on what month it is where to start looking)

Learn to Curl!


To all Curlers and Prospective Curlers:

 Preparations for the 2016 – 2017 Curling Season are now being made.

  • Open House/Curling Introduction is Thur. October 20th and Friday, October 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • The first draw begins on Monday, October 24th

In order for the Draw Committees to make up the first draw, please return your registration form before October 22nd

1. CURLING FEES: The Directors have set the Curling Fees for the 2016-2017 season as follows:

(unchanged from the previous 3 years!! Please support our Fundraising efforts!)

Date Received: Curling Fees:

By Oct. 31st $385.00 HST included.

Couples by Oct. 31st – each $375.00 HST included.

Between Nov.1st and Nov. 30th Add $10.00 late fee

December 1st Curling privileges suspended until paid

Junior Curler: Ages 14- 21 $192.50 HST included

Junior Rockers: Grade 1 to Grade 8 $50.00 HST Included

Monday Morning Fun Curling & Stick Curling only $10.00 per day or $150 for season (with paid up membership).

You can pay with three post-dated cheques dated October 31st,, November 30th, and December 31st, in the amount of $130.00 (HST and administration fee included), if received by October 31st.

2. ** NEW ** Volunteer Bond: More hands make for lighter work. To encourage EVERYONE in the club to participate, the Club will be requesting a $50 cheque per person postdated to April 7, 2017 be presented with registration. The cheque will be returned once a volunteer task* has been performed by the member * Tasks are varied and include – Board member, Draw Convenor, Bonspiel Convenor (2 per bonspiel), kitchen duty or bar duty for bonspiel or rental, assisting ice maker (start and end of year), maintenance of club, curling school, fundraising assistance (meat pie assembly, banquet set up and assisting with auction, fish fry, etc.), OCA rep

3. NEW MEMBERS: The Directors are offering “New Members Only” the opportunity to join our club and curl their first year for HALF PRICE. A new member this year would pay curling fees of $192.50 HST included along with the one time only $50.00 Membership fee for a total of $242.50.

4. CURLING FEES PER DRAW: Any one draw can be curled for $150.00, any two for $300.00. If a curler pays by the draw, a total of $450.00 will be paid for curling all three draws.

5. PAY-AS-YOU-PLAY: PAYP – $20.00 per game ($10.00 for students) Those curlers, who choose this method will be listed on a spare list, but will not be eligible to be on a team, gain seniority or compete for a trophy.

  1. PAYMENT: Cheques made out to “Norwich District Curling Club” may be made directly to the Secretary/Treasurer, dropped off at the Club (slot in the office door or at the Open House), or mailed to the address above. Please feel free to send a post-dated cheque(s) with your registration form
  1. CURLING SCHOOL: The Club will be holding a 6-week Curling School on Wed. nights from 7:00 – 9:00 starting on Nov. 2nd (through to Dec. 7). Cost is only $50.00 . Spread the word!

New Members are always welcome!! If you know of someone interested in curling this season or in the Curling School, please provide their information to me, or have them contact me by email curlnorwich@gmail.com

Sincerely,Joanne Ross, Secretary/Treasurer, NDCC

List of Dates 2016-2017 Curling Season!!

Wed. Sept. 7 – Annual General Meeting & BBQ

Sat. Sept. 17 – Fish Fry

Oct. 20, 21 – Open House

Mon. Oct. 24 – Curling Season begins

Wed. Nov. 2 – Curling School Begins. 6 Consecutive Wed. nights

Nov. 15 & 16 – Meat Pie assembly #1

Sat. Dec. 3 afternoon Dairy Days Baby Bonspiel

Wed. Dec. 7 – Tier 55 (OCA event)

Wed. Dec. 7 – Curling School Last night

Sat. Jan. 21 – Ladies Open Bonspiel

Sat. Jan. 28 – NDCC Agribusiness ‘Spiel (formerly Farmer’s)

Sat. Feb. 11 – Artic Ice Mixed Open Bonspiel

Sat. Feb. 18 – Norpac Mens Open Bonspiel

Mar 3 – 5 OCA Event – Under 18 Men and Women

March TBD – Meat Pie assembly #2

TBD – Last Chance – Vice-Skips Bonspiel

Sat. Apr. 8 – Annual Banquet and Auction

Board of Director and Executive 2015-2016 Curling Season

Chad Arthur – President  chad.arthur1@gmail.com

Carol Clifford Past President  carcliff@execulink.com

Mark VandenBorre 1st Vice Pres  markvdb@execulink.com

Gayle Topham 2nd Vice Pres  topham@execulink.com

Deb Lemon Director  deblemon@execulink.com

Kathy Sayeau Director  saykats@gmail.com

Jamie Armour Director  jarmoua052@rogers.com

Tom Smith Director arrowgaits@execulink.com

Bud Ross Director  bross@richelieu.com

Pat Beal Director  coolart@execulink.com

Rhonda Franks Director coolart@execulink.com

Other Contacts:

Chris Fordham Ice Technician Chrisfordham38@yahoo.com

Cheryl Polfliet Custodian  cheryl.polfliet@hotmail.com

Joanne Ross Secretary / Treasurer joanne.norwich@gmail.com or curlnorwich@gmail.com

Never curled before? Try it for free at Norwich Curling Club




Anytime between 1-4 in the afternoon.


Everyone welcome” – just bring a pair of clean shoes to wear on the ice

and we will supply all the equipment.

The Norwich District Curling Club invites the public to this FREE event,

located at 17 Phebe Street (across from SAF Holland).

Members of the Club will be on hand to offer help and instruction.

We are a GREAT and FRIENDLY Club – come and check us out!!

www.norwichcurling.com or Contact us at curlnorwich@gmail.com