Monthly Archives: July 2015

Congratulations MLA Lloyd Hines, Minister of Natural Resources…..

On behalf of the Chedabucto Curling Club Community Activity Society (CAS) I extend to Lloyd Hines my congratulations regarding his appointment to the position of Nova Scotia’s Minister of Natural Resources. In his cabinet position for the government of Nova Scotia he will be faced with new and exciting challenges, all of which I believe he will meet with competence and enthusiasm.

It is my hope, even though he will be faced with the very demanding task of overseeing his ministerial department and its many responsibilities, that his ongoing and demonstrated support of the Chedabucto Curling Club Community Activity Society will continue. As I am certain you will agree, our curling facility has contributed much to our region over the rink’s 52 years of existence. With his assistance CAS’s members and supporters will be further enabled to continue to work diligently and successfully as they strive to offer opportunities and services back to our members, supporters and residents throughout our corner of Nova Scotia.

My sincere best wishes to you, Minister Hines, as you move forward within your new governmental office and with serving the people of Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie.

Sincere regards,

Ray Bates, President

Chedabucto Curling Club Community Activity Society (CAS)

Chicken barbeque, ducky race and stick pic…..

It takes many sailors to keep a ship afloat and today was a prime example of such a saying. The annual chicken BBQ, stick pic and ducky race went off 100%. The skies might have been grey, the air a tad moist but the event was superb.

From the stick pic to the BBQ to the ducky race and to all who enabled today to be another solid reason why this area is so darn fortunate to have the Chedabucto Curling Club Community Activity Society as one of its recreational options, you all did some right good!

Ducky tickets were sold far and wide by folks who simply did it because it needed to be done. To those sellers and buyers I send my thanks. To the three winners: Sharon Martin ($500.00), Ralph Bordon ($300.00) and Paige Mattie ($100.00) — and to all the others who kindly purchase the tickets: THANK YOU EACH AND ALL!

Thanks to the members and supporters who donated prizes for the stick pic; that too was a popular success.

As for the BBQ chicken; what can I say? Would delicious be sufficient? Once again the cooks did a fantastic job!

We only have slightly more that 3 months before the curling ice go back in. Have a safe, healthy and enjoyable balance of your summer.

Best regards,


Ducky race time — estimation….

After inspecting today’s high tide next to the rink, observing the water’s depth and then allowing for a time difference between Thursday’s tide time and Sunday’s estimated 11:20 AM high tide — the anticipated and estimated approximate ducky race time will be probably between 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM on Sunday.

The BBQ is slated to go for 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM — or as long as supplies last — therefore we should be able to squeeze the ducky race reasonably close to the BBQ’s commencement. Face painting and hot dogs for the kids will be available also with the help of our MODG Recreation summer students.

This is the rink’s annual major fund raiser therefore all support is vital and very much appreciated.

Hopefully I’ll see you on Sunday.


For those who still have ducky tickets and your support for Sunday is critical…..

All tickets — sold or not — must be returned by this Friday (July 17) so their numbers can be recorded on Saturday as we prepare for Sunday’s ducky race. You may leave tickets with Holly at the Boylston Post Office, at my home or at Kay’s. Please remember that this weekend’s BBQ and ducky race plus the games of chance are our biggest fund raiser of the year therefore your support is critical.


PS As of today it is very possible that we will be putting in the ducks at 11am on Sunday…. We will keep you posted. Final decision will be made on Saturday…