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

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

Carol Clifford Past President

Mark VandenBorre 1st Vice Pres

Gayle Topham 2nd Vice Pres

Deb Lemon Director

Kathy Sayeau Director

Jamie Armour Director

Tom Smith Director

Bud Ross Director

Pat Beal Director

Rhonda Franks Director

Other Contacts:

Chris Fordham Ice Technician

Cheryl Polfliet Custodian

Joanne Ross Secretary / Treasurer or

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!! or Contact us at

Club News!

The Norwich District Curling Club

P.O. Box 871




A BIG welcome to our newest members:

Christine and Cole Auchinleck,

Kim Avey, Jennifer Grant, Mike Knox,

Jon and Kathryn Peters

Karen McSpadden, Anne Romme,

and Marty Van Esch

We’re so glad that you joined us!


If you haven’t fulfilled your volunteer duty yet, there are still opportunities to do so:

  • Kitchen help for upcoming bonspiels

  • Bar duty for upcoming bonspiels

  • Board member needed

  • Sign up sheets for auction helpers will be available soon


Sat. Feb. 13th

There are still spaces available

for your “Mixed Team”

Contact Chris Fordham for details


Sat. March 5th

Sign up sheet on the Bulletin Board

$15.00 for 2 games, Food & Prizes!

Contact Lois Topham or JoAnne McGregor


Sat. April 9, 2016



Tickets are $30.00

Available from any board member

This is the Club’s major fundraiser, netting over $14,000 last year!!


Web site

and the members only area – PW ndcc1956

Bulletin Board – draw list and scores, Committees and Chairs.

  1. Telephone area – phone numbers, email addresses, board members, and season dates


Donations for the auction will be accepted soon.


Hydro costs for the past year – $21,239.51

Watt’s up with that??

Updated Curling Members List

An updated 2015-2016 list of current Curling Members at Norwich has been added to the Members List Only Page

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).