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
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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)
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.
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.