Monthly Archives: August 2017

Acknowledgement of MODG’s financial assistance as received towards the Chedabucto Curling rink’s expansion/renovation project….


Thank you for your emails regarding the Chedabucto Curling Club Community Activity Society’s acknowledgements of the MODG’s appreciated contributions towards the curling rink’s expansion/renovation project.

We are waiting for substantial bills to arrive that deal with work already completed regarding the excavation, the foundation’s installation, the carpentry work  and the construction materials. Up until now we have been dealing with lesser capital-related amounts being paid out on behalf of the curling rink while we were waiting for the larger jobs to be commenced and completed.

I assure you that when those bills are paid and we receive the rebate assistance back from the MODG, information regarding the MODG’s contribution(s) will be acknowledged within the expansion/renovation’s financial updates.

On behalf of all members and the many others who use the curling facility I thank you and through you my gratitude also goes to the MODG for their valued and very much appreciated assistance.


Car dealership sales/business appeals and curling rink expansion/renovation…

The curling season approaches with the expansion of our rink underway — with the bills are arriving for their payments.

As of today, we have raised only the grand total $60,000 towards our $210,000.00 goal with many personalized appeal letters having been sent and gov’t departments contacted. (We really hope that the low financial-assistance response it is due to it still being summer and not reflection of a lack of support for our curling rink’s improvement needs.)

My request today is for you to make a personal contact with wherever you purchased your vehicle (and do your household’s business). My rationalization is basic: You buying your vehicle / spending your dollars gave that business the means to assist with their survival. Conversely, we need businesses’ assistance to enable the Chedabucto CC to complete our expansion/renovation challenge.

Contacts were made and then personalized letters have been sent/delivered to the appropriate recipients at Keltic Motors, Antigonish; Canso Ford, Port Hawkesbury; and Central Nova Subaru, New Glasgow, for their consideration to assist the Chedabucto CC’s financial-support appeal. (As of yesterday’s mail delivery, there have been no responses from those three dealerships. A verbal request from you if you bought your vehicle(s) at one of those three would be appreciated.)

The procedure was for a contact to have been made by someone who purchased a vehicle(s) from a dealerships regarding to whom would our appeal be sent and then that request with the accompanying information was mailed/delivered.  Considering the fact that many of us have given ten of thousands of dollars to dealerships, it would be to the curling rink’s assistance for some dollars to be returned back to Chedabucto CC as donations/advertisement expenses or whatever categories that can be used by businesses to justify their output of finances.

Your assistance is definitely required.

Thank you


(Updates: )

Walls are up….

As of Aug. 22 the walls of the new renovation piece on the club are up. Waiting on windows and roofing material now. Here are some pics from today.

Thank you Mike Nicholson. Welcome Maurice Landry…..

On behalf of all Chedabucto CC members and supporters I want to express my most sincere best wishes and thank you to Mike Nicholson as he and Cindy leave our community to embark of their Fredericton adventure. Mike (and Cindy) have been valued supporters of all that has been happening at the Chedabucto CC. Mike, in addition to serving on our rink’s executive has pitched in above and beyond the call of duty. He has also assisted with the ice making and maintenance, helped with bonspiels, assisted with our annual BBQ and ducky races, prepared food for Club events, organized our rink’s Canada 150 celebration and could also be depended upon for his wise and thoughtful counsel — to name but several of his (their) contributions to the Chedabucto CC. ( I won’t even attempt to name the many other contributions these two fine people have given to other organizations and activities.)

With Mike’s departure from the position as an executive-at-large member for our Club we needed to find someone to fill that position. I am very pleased to inform all that Maurice Landry has consented to take that position. Maurice, in addition to being very active in many events and requirements at the Chedabucto CC, is the chair of our Club’s expansion/renovation committee. Maurice diligently oversees all the needs of the curling rink’s expansion/renovation as we move forward with this challenging project. Maurice can also be depended upon to offer his assistance with the many requirements that enable the Chedabucto CC to be the fine organization and facility that we all desire. Maurice’s wise counsel has been valued as there are many things that need(ed) to be “chewed over” as we move(d) forward  with our rink’s existence. I am definitely not overlooking his wife Maureen, also a member of the Chedabucto CC; she too will continue to be as asset to the rink’s success — and to Maurice’s contributions.

Thank you Mike and Cindy. Welcome Maurice and Maureen.

My most sincere best regards to those two exceptional couples.


Recent updates on our renovations at the club….

Scott and Mike have been busy. The attached photo below was taken on Friday, August 11. (The work is being done and the bills are arriving.) The door to your left is the dehumidifier-room door that opens onto ice 1. The exposed mid point in the wall is the area where the change area will open into the lounge. The foundation’s protruding foreground is the mudroom’s entrance into the rink. The window and door on your right will be closed over with a donated window going into the location of the present entrance’s door. The small window visible to your right will be relocated to the mudroom entrance. We are getting there. It will definitely be right some good when it is completed.

Floor is complete…

As we anticipated and as happens with all renovation/construction jobs: unanticipated expenses do arise. We knew that the rink’s yard was a wet mess during all times of rain and winter slush. The reality is that a great deal of rain runs off the Reddy’s Hill road and onto the rink’s property.

The property’s elevation was examined and we saw that its slope was not working with us. So as to direct that runoff away from the rink and prevent a lot of it from running onto the property and up to the building, the decision was made to have the attached photo’s drainage weeping pipe installed and covered in stones along the length of the building and on the entire Reddys Hill side of the parking lot. That drainage pipe will carry runoff to the stream via the back of the ice shed and also out to the main roadway’s ditch thereby improving the yard’s condition. We are investigating the cost and means by which we might be able to put class A gravel onto the entire parking lot. Of course — all of this will put more expenses into the overall project therefore we must find the means to acquire that task’s necessary funding.

Stay tuned — challenges are ahead of us but we will succeed.