Club Updates

Chedabucto CC is 2019 Organization of the Year….

Each year the Nova Scotia Curling Association (NSCA) selects from within its 33 curling rinks membership one that is recognized as its “Organization of the Year”. At the NSCA’s AGM, held at the Mayflower Curling Club, June 8, the Chedabucto Curling Club (CCC), Boylston, was again selected as the NSCA “Organization of the Year”. Due to hard work and participation of CCC members and supporters, the CCC had previously received a similar honour in 2015.

Not content to rest on its laurels since 2015, the CCC, a 100% volunteer-managed and membership-owned organization, continued to strive to make itself and its welcoming facility one of which its members, supporters and community all can be proud. In October 2018 the CCC officially opened its newly expanded and renovated club house. In May 2019 the CCC completed its siding and insulation project to enhance the temperature control within its ice shed and also to project a more pleasant curb appeal.

During the 2018-2019 curling season the CCC’s Junior Curling Program was expanded to include, for the first time since its 1963 formation, a Little Rockers divisions consisting of children within the ages 6-9 years range. The past curling season also saw the development of a competitive junior girls’ team.

In addition to adults curling via the traditional slide-method, the use of a delivery stick was promoted and utilized so as to enable those with hip or knee issues to continue to participate within the sport thereby extending the age range of the CCC’s adults into the 80 years plus category.

In order for the Chedabucto Curling Club to continue to exist since its formation in 1963 many volunteers and supporters have contributed to its many successes. Two members of the CCC executive did take possession of the Organization of the Year award on June 8 but its receipt was on behalf of all those who contributed to the Chedabucto Curling Club’s successful 2018-2019 season: CCC members (adults and children), business sponsors, newspapers’ coverages, Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Sport and Recreation and the Municipality of the District of Guysborough Recreation Department.

Proudly receiving the 2019 Organization of the Year award on behalf of the Chedabucto Curling Club from NSCA President Cathy Dalziel is Ray Bates, President (left) and Maurice Landry, Vice-President.(right) (Photo: Virginia Jackson)

Trophies for Organization of the year for 2014-2015 and this year 2019.

Guysborough Players group at the curling club.

In 2013 Kate Tompkins brought her artistic talents to Eastern Nova Scotia through her formation of The Guysborough Players. Since then Tompkins and her fellow volunteer actors have performed their musicals to audiences in Guysborough, Mulgrave, Charlos Cove, Liscomb and Port Hawkesbury. Some of original members of The Guysborough Players have moved on but its present performers continue to demonstrate their love of music and providing entertainment to audiences. The performers bring their joy of theatre to each performance and also contribute more than their stage times with other theatrical necessities such as costume designs, set preparations and nutritional needs.

                  The Guysborough Players most recent packed-house performances, held on three separate evenings (May 24, 25 & 26) at the Chedabucto Curling Club, Boylston, was entitled Sister Act. In addition to thanking the 152 patrons who attended, The Guysborough Players also thank the Guysborough Pharmacy for its Sister Act ticket sales, the Chedabucto Curling Club members who assisted on site and the volunteers who rehearsed and worked so diligently to create another successful production. With the 12-months cycle already in the works for their next performance’s preparation, Tompkins welcomes inquiries about The Guysborough Players at katetompkins@eastlink.ca .

The actors pose on set at the Chedabucto Curling Club for the Sister Act: (Left to Right): Back Row: Gianna Pellerin (lights), Kate Redfern (Sister Mary Lazurus), George Madsen (Vince LaRocca & Monsignor O’Hara), Nick Dort (Joey & Sister Mary Joseph), Will Imlay (sound) and Michael Wilson (The Pope & stage management).

Middle Row: Nancy O’Regan (Lounge dancer Tina, choreographer, stage management & costumes), Joanne Anthony Jones (Sister Mary Theresa), Wanda Jamieson (Sister Mary Patrick), Jackie Briand (Deloris Van Cartier & Sister Mary Clarence), Mandy Reid (Sister Mary Robert;) Hannah Kamogawa (choir singer) and Kate Tompkins (Reverend Mother, director & production manager).

Front Row: Suki Kamogawa (choir singer) and Chris Muise (Sister Mary Michael & lounge singer Michelle). (Photo: Maurice Landry)


Tickets are moving very well for “Sister Act” at Chedabucto CC….

The three performances of “Sister Act” by The Guysborough Players are 
set to go for this weekend at the Chedabucto Curling Club. The $20.00 
admission tickets are still available at the Guysborough Pharmacy for 
Saturday’s and Sunday’s performances. Friday night is sold out.

The shows start at 7:30 PM with Happy Hours beginning at 6:30 PM.

We are grateful to Kate Tompkins and The Guysborough Players for renting 
the CCC for their rehearsals and three performances. Your support to The 
Guysborough Players and the CCC will be appreciated.

Cheers. 🙂

Ray

New sponsor on board for next season…

Thank you Computer Connection Ltd, 95 College Street, Antigonish
(902.863.3361) (Thane and Kim Sherrington) for being the Chedabucto 
Curling Club’s newest 2’x2′ sign sponsor. Having used the expertise of 
Computer Connection for years I can — without hesitation — recommend 
them for your computer’s servicing. Should you have computer issues, 
please give Computer Connection your consideration. If you use their 
services, please acknowledge to them their support of the Chedabucto CC.

Thanks.
Ray