Some pics of Little Rockers and The Ladies Open

Catching up on some things here. Here are some photos of the Little Rockers Christmas Party they had.. and more recently, pictures from the Ladies Open, where one of the host teams, Team Ross, was the champion. Congrats!

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Arctic Ice Mixed Spiel – Feb 13th!

Join us at the Norwich Curling Club on Feb. 13th 2016 for a great day of curling, fun and friendship!

The day includes:
2 eight end games – Lunch and dinner
Morning wake up treats – A GREAT PRIZE TABLE

Entry fee – $160 per team
Two draws – 9am and 11am

Please make cheques payable to:
Norwich and District Curling Club

For info, contact Chris Fordham at 519-535-3972
Please send entries to Chris Fordham, 99 4th Concession, Unit 336

RR1 Burford, Ont. – N0E 1A0. Include contact info and preferred draw.

Skip’s name__________________________Preferred draw___________________

List of Bonspiels to Feb 2016

This will be the list of bonspiels at Norwich District Curling Club through February of 2016. (This list was also mailed to all in Zone 15). It is in PDF format.

Norwich 2015-2016 Curling Flyer-1-pdf

Farmer’s Bonspiel in Jan

Sine the Farmer’s Bonspiel is exactly one month from today as of this posting, I thought I’d better post the information about it. Click on the image to enlarge it if you can’t make any of the info out.

Farmers Bonspiel

Membership List First Draw 2015-16 and Nov ’15 Club News Added

They are found in the members only page (password protected – if you’re a member and you’ve forgotten your password or a new member and need the password to access it, fire me off an email).

Preparations for the 2015 – 2016 Curling Season

The Norwich District Curling Club

P.O. Box 871



To all Curlers and Prospective Curlers;

Preparations for the 2015 – 2016 Curling Season are now being made.

  • Open House/Curling Introduction is Thur. October 22th and Friday, October 23rd from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • The first draw begins on Monday, October 26th.

In order for the Draw Committees to make up the first draw, please return your registration form before October 24th.

1. CURLING FEES: The Directors have set the Curling Fees for the 2015-2016 season as follows:

(unchanged from last year and the year before!)

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 9th, 2016 be presented with registration. The cheque will be returned once a volunteer task* has been performed. * 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: The Directors have offered an option to curl for $150.00 (HST included) 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 will be available again this year at $20.00 per game ($10.00 for students) HST included. 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.4th (through to Dec. 9). 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

Sincerely,Joanne Ross, Secretary/Treasurer, NDCC

Bill Kozub, 1930 – 2015

Sadly, one of our longtime curling members, Bill Kozub, passed away on August 4, 2015 at the age of 85. Bill was an active curler to the end of the season this year. He will be missed. His obituary as posted is below (minus the funeral home and funeral arrangements):

KOZUB, Mr. William “Bill” – It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Bill Kozub at his home from complications brought on by cancer on August 4, 2015 at the age of 85. Bill was born in Gimli, Manitoba on April 27, 1930 to Victor & Martha (Evanchuk) Kozub. He is survived by his loving wife Helen (Abramek) Kozub of 57 years, daughter Catherine Nugent (Timothy), son Christopher Kozub (Lori), grandson Austin Nugent (Yao) and granddaughter Sydney Nugent. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Barbara Abramek and by his niece, Joanne Dyack (Denis) and was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Chester Abramek (2011). Bill began his career at the age of 18 in Niagara designing & building custom homes. In September 1963, Bill & Helen moved to Delhi where he passed on his knowledge & love of construction for 26 years as a teacher at Delhi District Secondary School, Waterford and Valley Heights. Bill was active in his community: early on as a Kinsman; as a Member of the Delhi Golf & Country Club for more than 50 years; as a curler at Delhi and Norwich Curling Clubs for more than 50 years; and with Helen, as a Member of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Parish since their arrival in Delhi. Bill & Helen travelled across Canada and through the United States and many parts of Europe. Many thanks to Dr. Nunn and his nurse, Sue; The Outreach Group and Lillian, who was Bill’s Nurse.

Here’s a picture of Bill – 2nd from the right from a couple of years ago.


Club News – March 2015

For those who may not have gotten the email a week or so ago, I thought I’d repost the club news for March 2015 that Joanne Reeves sent out.


A BIG Welcome to our newest members:

Donna Armour, Angela Chambers

Perry Couwenberg

Connie Gehring, Deanne Penny

Chris and Lauren Habbeger

John and Genevieve Ysselstein


The Club has a new condenser at a cost of approx. $18,000. The Club has had to use its reserves to cover this unexpected expense. Fundraising is more important than ever!

Thanks to Chris Fordham for the long hours he put in, and to those who helped him out.


Tues. and Wed. March 24 and 25th

$15.00 for 3 6-end games + prizes + food!

What a deal!!

Sign up sheet at the Club.

You don’t have to be a vice or skip to participate!


The Board has extended the season 1 extra week to make up for the week lost while the new condenser went in.

The last night of regular curling will be Fri. April 3, 2015



Sat. April 11, 2015

Tickets are $30.00

Meal includes appetizers,

Roast beef, chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, various salads + a wide variety of delicious deserts.


at the Silent Auction Tables and

during the LIVE auction.


The Auction is the Club’s major fundraiser.

Last year’s auction raised $9,000 – this year’s goal is $10,000.

Here’s how YOU can help

  • Buy tickets for yourself and get a group of friends to join in the fun

  • Donate items for the auction – member donations are imperative to the auction’s success.

  • ASK business colleagues and associates for donation items.

Thursday Feb 26 Trivia Night fundraiser for the new condenser!

Passing this along from Megan and Dan:
Hi Everyone,
We thought that since the club is losing revenue this week due to the problems with the ice that we should have a fun fundraising night instead of curling. We are planning a trivia fun night for Thursday night. Dan and I attended a similiar night at the Tillsonburg curling club in January and we had a really fun evening.
The cost will be $10 per person. I’ll order pizza, and we’ll have snacks and desserts as we’re playing the trivia.
Depending on numbers, teams can be any size. Maybe sign up with your curling team and we’ll put teams together based on numbers. My plan is to start around 7:15 ( latecomers can be added to the teams) and end around 9:30. Please RSVP so that I know how may pizza’s to order and how many brownies to bake!

Curling Feb. 23 to 27, 2015 cancelled

Just a re-post of an email we got from the Club:


As you may be aware, the Club’s condensor is on its last legs and will be replaced by Oxford Energy Solutions, hopefully this week. In the meantime, our ice maker, Chris Fordham, has been doing his best to “keep the ice” for the balance of the draw.  He has advised the Board that due to the deterioration of the ice, he needs 1 week to flood and repair it. The Board has made the decision to suspend curling this week and extend the curling season by 1 week.  Games scheduled for this week will be played the week of March 29th to April 4th.
On behalf of the Board, apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Joanne Ross