Monthly Archives: April 2017

Notice of Chedabucto CC AGM for Saturday April 22 at 10:00 AM….

Next Saturday, April 22, we will be having the Chedabucto Curling Club’s AGM.

The meeting’s agenda will also include reports from our rink’s expansion/renovation committees as well as the nomination committee’s recommended slate of officers for the Chedabucto Curling Club’s 2017-2018 year.

The meeting will be at the rink for a Saturday 10:00 AM start. Early into next week you will receive a copy of our AGM’s proposed agenda.

Please share this notice with members that you know do not have email service.

Thank you.


Season Closing dinner and awards for Chedabucto CC…

This is your reminder about the Chedabucto Curling Club’s season-closing dinner and awards at the St. Francis Harbour Parish Hall on Friday, May 5, 6:00 PM for a 7:00 PM beef dinner. Please contact me regarding your ticket(s) at $18.00 per dinner for all attendees.

This gathering has a limit of 100 seats and is open to all members and guests: full, social, juniors and their parent(s) plus guests and former members.

If you order a ticket you will be expected to pay for that meal. The dinners tickets ordered are what the rink MUST pay. This is not a fund raiser for the rink; we pay what the St. Francis Harbour Parish Ladies Auxiliary charge us.

Additional details will be coming your way after the Easter weekend.

Easter greetings to all. Have a safe and enjoyable celebration.


Chedabucto CC Open House 150 Celebrations April 8 2017….

Curling, a game originating in Scotland, was informally played in Canada during the 1700’s before Canada became a nation in 1867. Canada’s sport of curling became more organized when a group of Scots involved in the fur trade established the Montreal Curling Club in 1807.

We fast forward 210 years and all of us can to be involved in Canada 150 celebrations whereby we can demonstrate our pride for the many things that make Canada great.
On April 8, the Chedabucto Curling Club (CCC) was pleased to have participated in its Canada 150 celebration by hosting an open house and offering curling instructions at its Boylston facility. In addition to displaying CCC’s historical facts since its 1963 beginning, CCC members offered curling instructions to visitors by giving them the choices of participating in Canada’s 210-year-old recreational sport of curling via the traditional slide-delivery method or the delivery-stick procedure if the participant(s) had issues with knee, back or other physical conditions.
Under the direction of Michael Nicholson, CCC member and Chairman of its Canada 150 Open House Committee, the day was broken into two periods with CCC members and visitors enjoying two hours of curling instructions, socialization and refreshments in each of the day’s sessions.

The morning session participants:

The Chedabucto Curling Club’s April 8 morning participants in its Canada 150 Celebrations and Open House were (left) Ray Bates, Chuck Grady, Clare Bridge, Victoria Grady, Holly Nahrebecky, Patsy Grady, George Nahrebecky, Janice Connolly, Dannie Grady, Maurice Landry, Calum Connolly and Michael Nicholson, photo: Alexander Bridge

The afternoon session participants:

Participants of the Chedabucto Curling Club’s Canada 150 celebrations and open house held at its Boylston location on April 8 were (left) Michael Nicholson, ErvIn Murray, Bernadette Murray, Mary K. Connolly, Holly Nahrebecky, Charla Cosgrove, Chris Cosgrove, Frances Brymer, Father Dan MacLellan and Ray Bates. Photo: Maurice Landry

Expansion/renovation meeting this Wednesday, the 12th, at 7:00 PM….

My sincere apology for being a pest during Holy Week but, with last week’s membership approval to move immediately into our rink’s expansion/renovation project, our timing is critical so as to permit construction to begin ASAP. (I realize that this holy time of year will impact some for their availability to attend.)

This Wednesday at 7:00 PM there will be a meeting of the expansion/renovation committee, with executive members partaking and whomever else is able to attend. We will not be hashing over the existing plans; they have been approved as of last week.

Since last week’s general meeting, Micheal Peters and I have inspected the trusses over the club room in the rink’s attic. Peter Avery, MODG Building Inspector, was at the rink today along with George Luddington, Maurice Landry and myself. I have been in communication with Efficiency Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Health and Wellness, the RBC and Angie Travares.

My thought for this Wednesday is to bring you updates, to start getting our expansion/renovation deadlines detailed and to commence our plans for fund-raising. I don’t intend to continue to have large-attendance meetings. Smaller group can be focused on their specific tasks and report back to the main committee in a reasonable length of time.

As most of you know I am not a fan of long meetings therefore Wednesday’s meeting will be concluded by 8:30 PM or earlier. If there are still items to discuss we — who are all volunteers — will move them to our next scheduled meeting.

I hope to see a good turnout this week.    Again — I am sorry for being a pest during Holy Week.