Rainbow Rockers Curling League Bocce and BBQ – JUNE 18th

To help us maintain the curling spirit as we move into summer please join us for Bocce Ball and a BBQ.

Never heard of Bocce Ball? Not a problem! This game of “summer curling” is fun, fast and easy to learn. Let’s see if our players are as good on grass as they are on the ice!

This event will be held at 221 North River Road (near the Cummings Bridge and where Rideau Street becomes Montreal Road), the home of our league treasurer Steve on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:15 p.m. sharp, games start at 6:30 p.m. Please note that there is no parking on River Road, please park on side streets.

Bocce games will be played on the lawn of the park across the street along the Rideau River and we will be serving a BBQ, including vegetarian options. The cost is $10 per person which includes BBQ burgers, sausages, salads, snacks dessert and soft drinks/juices. BYOB but please make sure you arrange for designated drivers or public transport.

Bring your friends, partners, and any new or prospective league members to give them a chance to get to know our group. Members of the Executive will be on-hand to meet people and answer questions.

Please RSVP (including number of guests) to our new Promotions Coordinator, Shala Smith at promotions@rainbowrockers.ca before Friday, June 13, 2014.

2014 Bluenose Bonspiel

Dear curling friends,

While the summer is just getting started, we here in Halifax have been busy getting organizing the Bluenose Bonspiel 2014, which will be happening in Halifax, NS, on August 29th-31st 2014. As always, it’s going to be a great weekend of curling and we hope to see you all there!

Bluenose Bonspiel Info:

As representatives of your respective curling leagues across Canada, we’d like to share with you some information about the upcoming curling bonspiel so that you may pass along this information to your league members.

Registration for the Bluenose Bonspiel 2014 in Halifax NS is now open!

http://www.bluenosebonspiel.ca/. Register a team before June 1st 2014, and your team will be entered into a draw to receive $100 off your registration fees!


Host hotel is the Delta Halifax: https://www.deltahotels.com/Groups/Delta-Halifax-Groups/Bluenose-Bonspiel

Fly with Porter Airlines and receive 10% off. See link http://www.bluenosebonspiel.ca/travel

I hope this email reaches you well. We’re really looking forward to dusting off our curling shoes for the Labour Day long weekend. We hope that you and members of your leagues will be able to join us for some great curling and fun social events! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at bluenosebonspiel@gmail.com.

All the best,

Bluenose Bonspiel Organizing Committee

Bluenose Bonspiel | Halifax, Nova Scotia | August 29-31, 2014 www.bluenosebonspiel.ca

f: facebook.com/bluenosebonspiel

End of Season Curling & Banquet – Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wind up the season with one last game of curling followed by a banquet dinner on Sunday, April 13.  Choose to curl at either 3:00 PM or 5:00 PM and then enjoy a delicious meal of chicken and fixings along with a sundae bar for dessert.  Players register as individuals and will be placed on a team.  Following the banquet, champions will also be crowned in each of the divisions and ALL teams take home cash!  Lots of bonus prizes and extras too!  
The cost for the event is $15 for full-time members and $30 for spares and guests.  You may register after the 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM games on April 6 or by sending an e-mail to president@rainbowrockers.com. The deadline to register is April 9.  Please indicate if you would prefer a vegetarian meal or have any food allergies. 

Registration for the 2014 – 2015 Season
Full-time members have the opportunity to register and pay the $50 deposit for the 2014-2015 season at the closing banquet.  Members can register as a team or as individuals. If you do not have a full team but wish to curl with one or two other people, then please specify this on your registration. If you cannot attend the banquet or do not wish to pay your $50 deposit on Sunday, you must register on-line and send the $50 deposit to Steve Horwood (cheques made payable to RAINBOW ROCKERS CURLING LEAGUE) no later than May 15.  Details will be available on the website shortly. 
After May 15, registration will be open to spares and new members.  Registration forms for new full-time members will accepted before this date, but will be considered tentative and subject to space availability. 
Q Ball Registration
The Ottawa Q Ball Softball league is gearing up for another summer of ball.  Registration for the season will be held at Centertown Pub, Thursday April 10th between 7-9pm.  For complete details, and to get a registration form, please check out their newly renovated website: www.ottawaqball.com
Thanks for another great season!
President, Rainbow Rockers Curling League

Ranking after March 30 – Round 3

The final rankings for this season are now available. See everyone in the fall!

A Rank Points GP W L T +/- Tie Breaker
Mantha 1 11 7 5 1 1 17 Mantha 5 vs Douglas 2
Douglas 2 11 7 5 1 1 14  
Guest 3 10 7 5 2 0 25  
Crance 4 8 7 4 3 0 -3 4w Crance vs 3w Gravel
Gravel 5 8 7 3 2 2 1  
McEwen 6 4 7 2 5 0 -13  
Peloquin 7 2 7 1 6 0 -26 Peloquin 7 vs Whitaker 6
Whitaker 8 2 7 1 6 0 -15  

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Round 3 Schedule for Winter 2014 – Updated March 10th

The league schedule for the 3rd round is now available (Updated March 10th)

A copy of the schdule for download is also available.

March 30Bye:

Gravel / Douglas

Joyce / Vollrath


Connors / Williams

1:00pm  ChowBouvier MacDonaldCurrie HamiltonFilson PeloquinCrance HorwoodCoffey
3:00pm  LloydMacDonald BouvierFortier-Mantha McCamblyWarren WhitakerMcEwen NikitaLynch-Sheppard
5:00pm  JohnsonChow ForandMcGrath GuestMantha Lynch-NadeauCornelius

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Registration form to spare for the 2013-2014 Season

Registration form to spare for the 2013-2014 Season
Please download the registration form here to spare for the 2013-2014 season and complete it as soon as possible.

Curling is on Sunday from October to April draw times are – 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 pm and a few Saturdays with draw times – 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00 pm. We curl at the Ottawa Curling Club at 440 O’Connor Street in Ottawa.
If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Coordinator John W. at membership@rainbowrockers.com

2013-2014 Season Announcements


Ring in the 2013 – 2014 curling season at the annual Rainbow Rockers Meet and Greet.  Pick up the season calendar, check out team rosters and sign up for clinics and the opening day pizza party. 
Thursday, September 19, 2013
5:30 – 8:00 PM
The Albion Rooms
33 Nicholas Street (between the Arts Court and the Novotel)
The balance of your $210 registration fee ($160) is due on or before September 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM.  Payment may be made in person by cash or cheque at the Meet and Greet.  If you are unable to attend, please mail your payment by the deadline to:
Rainbow Rockers Curling League
c/o Steve Horwood
221 North River Road
Ottawa, ON  K1L 8B6
Make cheques payable to Rainbow Rockers Curling League. 
NEW THIS YEAR:  Payment may also be made by e-mail transfer to treasurer@rainbowrockers.com
All positions for the upcoming season have been filled with the exception of a skip.  If you are interested in skipping a team, please contact John at membership@rainbowrockers.com. 
On-line registration for spares will open shortly.  The fee for sparing is $5.00 per game on a pay-as-you-play basis. 
All members and spares must complete and sign a hard copy registration form for the 2013 – 2014 season.
New to curling?  Need to brush up?  Then a Beginner or Refresher clinic is for you.  Both will be held on Sunday, October 6 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  The cost is $10 per person.  Sign up during the Meet and Greet or contact Lee at bonspiel@rainbowrockers.com. 
New members are strongly encouraged to attend the beginner clinic. 
Shake off the rust on Sunday, October 6 with opening practice fun game.  Curl at either 3:00 PM or 5:00 PM and stay for the pizza party at 7:00 PM.  The event is completely free.  Sign up at the Meet and Greet.
Regular season curling starts on October 20.  The first round schedule will be posted in early October.   In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the league website, review the essentials of curling etiquette and brush up on league rules at www.rainbowrockers.com.   You are also invited to join us on Facebook.
I look forward to welcoming new and returning members to another terrific season of Rainbow Rockers curling.
Colin Crance
President, Rainbow Rockers Curling League