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[updated!] Help the Royals raise $70,000 for new rocks

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Update: thanks to the generosity of members the Royal Canadian Curling Club has so far raised over $28,000!

But in order to have the new rocks in place in January, the fundraising campaign has to reach its goal THIS MONTH.

If you haven’t donated and are interested, please see below!

Did you know the rocks at our club are over 50?

Unlike humans who have to keep going (unless your 6/49 numbers turn up), curling stones need to retire earlier, and it’s time for new rocks at the Royals.

But getting the special granite from Scotland carved up and shipped to Toronto costs money, and Royals needs our help.

Here’s a message from the Royal Canadian Curling Club Board:

The Royals rocks have put in 50 years of good curling, and its time for them to enjoy their retirement. We desperately need new rocks, and that means we need you. We need to act now, to get the new rocks in play at Royals for January 2017.

How to support the campaign:

  1. Pledge $500 and name a handle*
  2. Pledge $125 a team member and have your team name(s) on a handle*
  3. Pledge $96 when renewing your membership. If every curler at Royals (club and associate leagues) pledges $96 we would reach our target.

    *Every handle purchased will be entered into a draw to win back one season’s club curling fees. Draw will take place at the AGM in September.
  4. To raise additional funds the Royals are selling advertising space in the arena. Consider helping by soliciting companies interested in purchasing space. Please contact Rob Ainsley rob.ainsley@gmail.com for more details. Our fundraising drive will be launched on Finals night. If you aren’t able to come and join the fun, but would like to support our campaign please fill out the Rock the Royals Pledge forms and return to Bill McAnally ‐ manager@rccc.on.ca

Photos from 10th annual CGCC & 27th annual DIOTI

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A message from
our amazing member
and super photographer
Gerry Lewis!

 

 

Hi curlers!

The photos from every day of the Riverdale Bonspiel and the CGCC are available to share. If you know anyone who’s not on Facebook, here are the direct links for each of the albums:

Thursday – Opening Ceremonies & Opening Draws:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153108675385953.1073742028.566350952&type=1&l=c826a74ff6

Friday – Round Robin Draws & Sofonda Performance:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153108715750953.1073742029.566350952&type=1&l=97b2d69a39

Saturday – Elimination Round & Playoffs
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153108735445953.1073742030.566350952&type=1&l=143d0989d3

Sunday – Finals & Banquet
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153108754425953.1073742031.566350952&type=1&l=1a6be8010d

Enjoy the photos!

 

Some new amazing photos have arrived as well from Jennifer Girard – check them out here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6yal2fy5wsvqhln/AABInYD0b9d9j-JVQw7L1Y_La?dl=0#/

(you can download these by clicking the “…” icon at bottom right on any photo)

Join the OutSport Toronto SCRUM!

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OUTSPORT TORONTO is holding  its 4th annual SCRUM – the conference for Toronto’s LGBT sports and recreation community – from November 22nd to November 23rd.

The keynote speaker is the courageous co-president of the Russian LGBT Sports Federation, Konstantin Iablotckii, and will be delivering a much anticipated keynote speech on Friday night.

Plus, leadership session for LGBT youth will be all about the participants helping us shape some of Toronto’s upcoming mega-events like World Pride and the Pan / Parapan Am Games. Workshops and networking opportunities will allow you to experience powerful messages to inspire you, and provide hands-on learning, enabling a stronger and more successful LGBT sport and recreation community.

Register today at www.OutSportToronto.org/conference/Scrum-2013 !

[Note: this is the same weekend as the Rotators bonspiel!]