Monthly Archives: January 2015

Prizes to Junior sellers of 50/50 tickets….

With 21 registered Junior Curlers I am attempting to find a procedure via which we can recognize their efforts and successes for selling 50/50 tickets. My plan had been to share this information today at the Juniors curling but the school closure changed my intention. Effective next Wednesday, February 4, when the Juniors submit to me their sold CAS 50/50 tickets and the appropriate amount of moneys from those sales — two Juniors will each be awarded a large-pizza certificate purchased from Big G’s Pizza and Restaurant, Guysborough — as recognitions for their selling successes. The pizzas are being purchased from a donation given to Chedabucto’s Junior League by AA Munro Insurance, Antigonish.Β  The awarding process: The top weekly seller of 50/50 tickets will be given a large-pizza certificate.Β  Should there be a tie for the top weekly seller, their names will go into a hat and a draw made for that pizza’s recipient. The name(s) not drawn will again go into a hat but with the names of the other Juniors who submitted 50/50 tickets and moneys on that day. Another draw will be then made but for the second of the two large pizzas to be awarded that day. The two large-pizza certificates will be awarded at each Juniors Program’s Wednesday until the conclusion of this season’s Junior Curling Program. My advance thanks goes to the Juniors, their parents, families, neighbours and friends who assist with the selling of the 50/50 tickets — and also to AA Munro Insurance for making our awarding of pizzas possible. Our next 50/50 draw will be on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Best regards to all.


2 pair of curling shoes available to be loaned…..

Greetings Parents (Juniors).

A generous family has donated two pair of right-handed-shooter (slide foot is the left foot) curling shoes, with grippers, to our Juniors’ program; one is size 5 and the other 7.5.

On a first-come basis, if you would like to borrow a pair (for your youngster) for the balance of this season please contact me. You will be loaned the shoes to take to and from practices or games with no storage at the rink. Once this season concludes our loan-requirement, as is done with bowling rental shoes, is for you to clean the shoes and return them to the rink via me.

(As applicable, clean sneakers or curling shoes must be the only footwear to be worn on the curling surface.Β  NO STREET SHOES are permitted.)

Cheers πŸ™‚



50/50 tickets sales via Junior members…..

As is a common situation, fund-raising efforts almost always need assistance; such is the case with 50/50 tickets being one of the Chedabucto rink’s revenue efforts.


The hope is that, with all the contacts each Junior (parents) has via relatives, co-workers, friends, neighbours, etc., the voluntary sales of tickets by the Juniors will increase the dollar amounts of each 50/50 draw so as to attract more buyers to the curling rink’s 50/50 tickets.


Starting this Wednesday (Jan. 21) — with the exception of our two international guests (Emilly and Ayumi) — each Junior curler will be assigned two books as his/her task to hopefully sell.Β  On the next Wednesday (Jan. 28) I will collect whatever tickets that have been sold and also the $2.00 per-sold ticket.Β  When the two books are sold we will issue two more books and so on until the end of this curling season.


The curling rink’s next 50/50 draw is planned for February 7th.


Thank you for your hoped-for assistance.


Announcement – Webcast Partnership – NSCA Curling Broadcast Schedule

The Nova Scotia Curling Association is extremely pleased to announce that we have partnered with BellAliant Community One to bring to live action from the NS Scotties Tournament of Hearts and NS Tankard to curling fans.Β  There will be plenty of action to watch from these great events with two games from every draw being webcast exclusively on Community One.

β€œIt is a great opportunity for us to showcase our top curlers in Nova Scotia,” said Jeremiah Anderson, NSCA Executive Director, β€œIt has long been one of our goals to be able to provide this level of exposure for NS curling and with this partnership with BellAliant we are able to do just that.”

BellAliant Community One is no stranger to the curling fan as they have provided coverage from several curling events in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick already this season.Β will be providing the detailed results and standings from these NSCA events.

For more details please visit for more details.


SCHEDULE OF WEBCAST GAMES – NS Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Date Time Matchup
21-Jan-15 1 pm Sheet C – Backman vs McConnery
21-Jan-15 1 pm Sheet D – Nix vs Murphy
21-Jan-15 7 pm Sheet C – Arsenault vs Cutcliffe
21-Jan-15 7 pm Sheet D – Parsons vs Breen
22-Jan-15 1 pm Sheet C – Parsons vs Nix
22-Jan-15 1 pm Sheet D – Backman vs Curcliffe
22-Jan-15 7 pm Sheet C – Murphy vs Arsenautl
22-Jan-15 7 pm Sheet D – Breen vs McConnery
23-Jan-15 1 pm Sheet C – Breen vs Backman
23-Jan-15 1 pm Sheet D – Nix vs Arsenault
23-Jan-15 7 pm Sheet C – McConnery vs Murphy
23-Jan-15 7 pm Sheet D – Cutcliffe vs Parsons
24-Jan-15 9 am Sheet C – Nix vs Breen
24-Jan-15 9 am Sheet D – Arsenault vs Backman
24-Jan-15 2 pm Tie Breaker (if required)
24-Jan-15 7 pm Semi-Final or Tie Breaker
25-Jan-15 9 am Semi-Final (if not played)
25-Jan-15 2 pm Sheet D – Provincial Final