Year-End Banquet & Awards Evening

As previously mentioned, there will be a short AGM after the games on March 16th (Update: The AGM will be held at the banquet).  I am pleased to report that there are volunteers for all positions on the Board as all current volunteers have kindly offered to return to their current positions with the exception of Nick.  Nick has offered to be the Social Coordinator (with Marg’s assistance).
Last fall, we introduced 50/50 draws on temporary basis.  Initially, the proceeds were used to purchase club name tags and any residual to be used for social events.  Well, Eric has done an amazing job as these draws have been very successful.  As a result, I will be asking the membership for approval of their continuance. With this in mind, I would also request approval for a new position on the board- Fund Raiser who will be responsible for the 50/50 draws.  Eric has kindly offered to continue in this role should the members so approve.
Now if anyone else would like to volunteer for any position, let me know at your earliest convenience.
The year-end banquet at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club will start 6:00pm with dinner at 7:00pm.  One free drink ticket will be given out at the door.  Cedarhill Golf and Country Club is located at 56 Cedarhill Drive which is just off of Cedarview Road.  Sean has graciously agreed to be the Master of Ceremonies so it should be a fun-filled evening.  There will be trivia questions to see who is the sharpest amongst us (present company excluded) as well as the presentation of the trophies.
Thanks to all of you who have advised whether or not you will be attending the banquet.   However, if you haven’t could you please let me know by next Wednesday, March 14th.

Second Draw Bulletin

Belated Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the Second Draw for the 2017-18 curling season.

I’d like to take this opportunity to catch you up on Club news and please note that Teams and the draw schedule will follow in a separate email.

We wrapped up the first draw with a crazy night. Between the weather and the flu we were missing a total of 12 players! Everyone stepped in where needed and I’m pleased to announce the winners of the First Draw – Lorne Landreville’s team with Eric Currie, Jonathan Edwards and Cathryn Martin. While Lorne was tied for first with Dennis’s team, he won as a result of his win over Dennis during league play. Dennis and his team of Russ Mayotte, Dave Mowat and Janet Beauvais finished in second place. Tied for third place were the teams skipped by Sean
Rathwell and John Lachance. Sean’s team included Phil Loucks, Eva Berringer and Kelly Glew. John’s team included Margaret Sutton, Nick Alderman and Anne Rachlis. Congratulations to you all!

Unfortunately, due to physical ailments we’re beginning the second draw without Janet Beauvais, Jonathan Edwards and Melody Lachance. We wish them all a restful half and hope to see them either back to spare when they can or full time in the fall. This also means that we will have three 3-person teams in this draw. We’ve done our best to review the players and to make sure that teams are as evenly matched as possible.

Just a reminder that Nick Alderman has taken over from Phil Loucks as Spares Captain for the second draw. You’ve probably already seen Nick’s first call out for potential absences for this coming Friday. Many thanks to Phil for his excellent work during the first draw!

Upcoming social events include the Briargreen Challenge on January 27th. The response was excellent so each club was able to post five teams. We’ll be having a wrap-up dinner at Greenfield’s Pub in Barrhaven with live music following dinner for the wild and crazy curlers amongst us! Now, if you have not signed up and are interested in playing lease let men know so I can put you on a reserve list as there may be last minute cancellations.

And finally, please save April 24th for our year-end banquet and awards dinner. The event will be held at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. The cost of dinner was included in your membership fees and it’s always more fun with as many of you there as possible.

That’s all for now. Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday night!

Frank Urban
January 16th, 2018

Upcoming Curling Season

Friday night curling is fast approaching.

I have attached the CURLER INFORMATION AND WAIVER FORM which is to be completed and handed in Friday night. All spares are required to submit this form the night of his/her first curling event. The Board has approved a new registration fee of $170 which is a slight increase from last year. The spares fee remains the same at $5 per night. Please include your registration fee with the CURLER INFORMATION AND WAIVER FORM.

As a reminder, there is an instruction night hosted by the club 7:15 Thursday night at the Sportsplex. All new curlers, regulars and spares who would need/like a refresher are invited to attend. If you would like to attend, it would be greatly appreciated if you could let me know at your earliest convenience. To date, the following have confirmed their attendance for Thursday night:

Teresa Cinanni
Kelly Glew
Mike Glew
Cathryn Martin
Cameron Martin
Susan O’Connor
Sam Plihal
Katrin Urban

The season runs every Friday night for 18 weeks from November 3rd to March 16th inclusive except for two weeks at Christmas. December 15th is the last night of curling before Christmas. As before, the curling season is split into two halves with the second half starting January 26th. We will have 10 teams with 40 curlers.

Phil Loucks, our first-half curling captain, will be contacting you shortly (if he hasn’t already done so) to confirm the presence of the regulars for this Friday night. Spares will be contacted to fill any absences.

Our annual Meet and Greet will take place the following Friday, Nov 10.
Ann and Jonathan have graciously offered to host.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this week. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frank Urban

Fall 2017 Newsletter


Hello Curlers!   Welcome to the inaugural year of the Nepean 9th-Enders Curling Club!

In addition to a new name, we’ve adopted a logo, mission statement and tagline.

Our mission is to have fun on and off the ice.  We offer an opportunity to curl without judgment; encouraging first time and experienced curlers to play and grow together.  All are welcome.

And, tagline:  Curling Rocks!  Have fun with us!  Be Safe!

Our first curling night is coming up- Friday, November 3rd so we are just starting our recruitment drive.  Our VP Ann Alain will be spearheading this drive.  We have discussed a number of initiatives for recruiting new members so it is important to know who will be returning this year. If you could kindly advise Ann whether or not you will be available full time, part time or spare, that would greatly assist us in preparing for the upcoming year.  For spares who would like to become regular members, this is a great time to join.

As you are aware, we’re always looking for new members so we would like to ask everyone for their assistance in recruiting new members.  If you know anyone who’s interested, family, friends, neighbours or co-workers, please have them send their contact information to Ann at, your assistance is appreciated.

We plan to have another curling clinic again this year, tentatively scheduled for Thursday November 2nd.  While this is primarily intended for new curlers, other curlers who would like to refine their technique are invited to attend should space allow.

Please note that this year we will be curling on sheets F to J and we have a new starting time 7:15 pm sharp on Friday evenings.  Also please arrive at the rink 10-15 minutes before the launch of the first rock so you are ready to go at 7:15pm.  The change in time was introduced by the Sportsplex to provide more time for staff to prepare the ice.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Web Master Al Kuiper and our Vice-President Ann Allain for their work over the summer! 

Al designed our new 9th-Enders website complete with a logo as well as the Facebook Page.  Please bookmark in your browser. To join the Facebook page, enter ‘Nepean Ninth-Enders Curling Club’ in the search bar.

Ann organized the summer bar-b-que which gave us the opportunity to touch base between seasons.

I would also like to thank Sean Rathwell as he provided a very interesting historical background on the beginnings of our club which started in 1970.  To note that Sean has been affiliated with the club since 1977!  He was also kind enough to provide a club photo as well as picture of Santa Bill (Sean’s dad).