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2018 Frostbite Bonspiel – Thank you for your support

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Riverdale Spare Rules Diagram

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Photos from 10th annual CGCC & 27th annual DIOTI

The photos from every day of the Riverdale Bonspiel and the CGCC are available to share!

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The secret of good sweeping

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Welcome Curlers!

 

Montreal’s Fall Bonspiel Details

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Our friends in Montreal send details on the first LGBT bonspiel of the season!

It is with great pleasure that Les Phénix invite you to join us for our annual Bonspiel that we will host in association of the Open Double league of TMR curling club that will host the Cleghorn bonspiel. The Bonspiel des Phénix will take place at the great Town of Mount Royal curling club, where we have host the Canadian Gay Curling Championship

Please find at left the invitation – click to enlarge! – containing the details and registration form to their Bonspiel, being held the weekend of November 9-11th, 2018.

If you have any question, feel free to contact them at [email protected]

Riverdale Round 1 Schedule Posted

broom headsReady to get on the ice? Just 2 weeks left to clean your shoes, replace your broom head, and find your name tag!

Update your calendar: Round 1 has been posted on the Riverdale members page

Need a new broom head? Ask at the Royals bar before your first game

New member and need a name tag? Visit the order form on the Riverdale members page

Broom Clarification

Emails this week included details on which brooms / brush heads are allowed on the ice at the Royals this year, but due to an editing error we created a little confusion for skips. Just to ensure clarity, we are not allowing the following devices for sweeping:

  • hair brushes
  • corn brooms
  • Hardline brooms with plastic inserts

The Skips email included a link to the World Curling Federation’s rules as context, but we are not following the WCF rules which are far more restrictive. If any questions, email [email protected] any time!

Beginner’s Clinic

Riverdale & Rotators Beginners Clinic: Monday October 1, from 6:30-8:30.

Be sure to email [email protected] if you have not yet registered for the clinic.

 

Update on 2018-2019 Season Fees

Last week the Riverdale Curling League Executive Committee met to begin preparations for the upcoming season, and discussed many topics including registration, member communications, and budgets. After reviewing some financial details, it was decided by the committee to share those details with current and potential members ahead of opening pre-registration for the 2018-19 season.
We have been advised that the Royal Canadian Curling Club is increasing our ice rental fees by 17% for next year. Ice rental fees are about 75% of our annual spending, so the executive decided that we must increase our membership fees to avoid a budget shortfall. Full-year fees will be increasing to $345 per member, and half-year fees will increase to $190.
While we were able to maintain fees at $275 for many years by cutting or eliminating costs to offset ice fee increases, now that ice fees represent a more significant portion of our total expenses, we need to increase league fees in order to maintain a balanced budget.  The following graph shows the increase in ice rental fees charged by the club compared to Riverdale fee increases over the last nine seasons:  

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The Executive Committee is working to give you a great curling experience at the most reasonable cost.  While we realize that this news comes after having increased fees last season, through our discussions with the club, we do not anticipate any significant increases in ice rental fees for the next few years, and therefore we hope to minimize future membership fee increases.   As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this or any other topic, please feel free to reach out to myself or any member of the Executive Committee.
On another note, we will be opening pre-registration for returning members (full paid members from the prior season) on Monday June 19th – as a reminder, priority will be given to teams with 3 or more returning members; teams with fewer than 3 returning members will be prioritized on a pre-registration waiting list until the end of the pre-registration period.  Watch for another email with additional details once the pre-registration site is open!  
Wishing you all a great summer, and looking forward to another great season! 
Cheers,
Darren 
Darren Sutherland
Vice President
Riverdale Curling League

2018 Frostbite Bonspiel – Thank you for your support

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BREAKING NEWS:

Riverdale’s 2018 Do It On The Ice Committee would like to thank all participants and sponsors for making this year’s bonspiel a success.
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2017 Member Survey Results

After our season ended, we asked for your feedback, and did you ever deliver! Check out the results below, and stay tuned for more from the Executive Committee throughout the next season!

(Click here for 2017_Riverdale_Survey_Results in PDF format)

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www.Notasportsbar.ca

As some of you may or may not have heard, Bell (and Rogers) have implemented a massive increase in cost for licensed establishments to carry TSN and Sportsnet.

For the Royals, we would be looking at a fee of over $300/month for those channels, on top of our regular tv bill.

Please take a few minutes to check out this website below and consider sending emails to the federal government members and Bell or Rogers asking them to cancel the increase in cable fees that will have a negative impact on all curling clubs!

www.Notasportsbar.ca

 

Montreal Bonspiel and CGCC Update

Hello Toronto – a guest post from our friends in Montreal’s Curling Les Fous du Roi and Curling Les Phénix leagues:

gaycurl_logoMontreal’s Les Fous du Roi and Les Phénix have joined forces to host the 2017 Canadian Gay Curling Championships (CGCC), in conjunction with our bonspiel The King’s Quest.

Both, the CGCC and the Bonspiel will be held February 10-11-12 at the Town of Mount-Royal Curling Club (5 Montgomery Avenue, Ville Mont-Royal). A shuttle service is in the works from the host hotel to the curling club.  

Some preliminary information:

Thursday evening February 9th is a first get together at a yetl to be announced bar in the Village. The evening will also serve as early registration.

As for games they are scheduled to start first thing Friday morning February 10th, and teams must complete their registration before games.

Friday evening, opening ceremonies are scheduled at 7 pm with very special guests; also a Wine and Cheese will complement the evening.  

The Banquet is Saturday evening at John Molson Hall (1670 Notre-Dame street east, 5 minutes walking from the Stud Bar in the Village). For your benefit, the above link will provide you more info on the John Molson Hall. The evening ends with a nightcap at our sponsor Stud Bar, located at 1812 Ste-Catherine east.

Finals are scheduled for 3.30 pm on Sunday February 12th

Our host hotel is the Hôtel Lord Berri, located at 2 minutes walking distance the Metro Berri-UQAM. Code for reservation is CGCC 2017. Prices range from single and double 90$, triple occ. 100$, quadr. 110$.  Please reserve before January 26th 2017 by calling 1-888-363-0363 or 514-845-9236 . Complimentary breakfast is included.

We ask leagues to confirm before December 15th for the number of spots they are taking for the CGCC

Montreal will accept 16 teams for the Canadian Gay Curling Championships and 16 teams for the bonspiel The King’s Quest as well. Registration fees for CGCC are 500$/team of 4 and 440$/team of 4 for the Bonspiel. Fee in case of a fifth player is 100$ to cover cost of activities and Banquet.

Registrations for Bonspiel will open December 3rd 2016 on our website

Looking forward to see you in Montreal,

Denis Roy, President
Club de curling Les Fous du Roi

Guy Mazerolle, President
Club de curling Les Phénix

2017-2018 Riverdale season calendar posted

Riverdale curlers: you’ll notice something new in the 2016-2017 season calendar that Cam just posted… This year we will have a playoff weekend rather than two separate playoff weeks.

Often there’s a huge gap between playoff games depending on the timing of Easter and the club’s men’s spiel. That will not be an issue for us this year since all Riverdale playoff games will take place on the weekend of April 1-2, and our final banquet that Sunday evening — almost like a bonspiel.

Another handy benefit to this new schedule is that teams wishing to participate in the Ottawa bonspiel will be able to attend without missing the first game of Riverdale playoffs, like last year.

How will it work? Saturday will be like week 1 of playoffs…all of the quarter finals. And Sunday will be like week 2 of playoffs, with all semi-final and final games will taking place and followed by the final banquet and AGM.

Do you have suggestions for special activities or celebrations during our playoff weekend? Then talk to our Events Coordinator, Scott MacDougall.

We’re also planning something different for Sunday, February 19, which is the Family Day weekend.  It will not be a regular curling weekend as in the past…  Stay tuned for more information on that in the future!