Junior Curling Clinic – December 17, 2022
Greater Kingston Curling was happy to sponsor a Junior Curling Clinic on December 17th provided by Scott Chadwick and Patrick Janssen of Team Epping. 28 Greater Kingston junior curling members had the opportunity to learn from two of the best curlers in Ontario. Some of our adult volunteers participated in the day to improve their own coaching techniques. To see more pictures from the day, click HERE.
Greater Kingston Curling sponsors Team Hookey
Greater Kingston Curling was happy to sponsor the members of Team Hookey this season as they pursued their curling goals.
GKC Providing Additional Funding to this Curling Canada Program
Greater Kingston Curling is proud to offer additional sponsorship to the program happening this year and next at Cataraqui Golf and Country Club to introduce Black, Indigenous, and racialized youth to curling. The program is primarily funded by Curling Canada. GKC is excited about exposing more children in our area to try and hopefully love curling.
Jayne Curtis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
On December 11th, Jayne Curtis, long-time manager of the Gananoque Curling Club, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Builder category from the Ontario Curling Association. Dave Hutchison, OCA Director, was on hand to present the award. In his remarks, Dave noted “I have known Jayne and the Clare family for many years, and can’t think of a more deserving person for this honour. In fact, when we read the nomination from the GCC board, all we could say was ‘Yup, this one’s a no-brainer!’. I’d also like you all to know that Jayne’s dad Grover Clare won this award in 2009. It’s the first time in the history of the OCA that a father-daughter pair have been honoured in this way.
Also on hand was GCC president Jim Palmer, who added, “We have always seen Jayne as the heart of this club, and her working in making this facility an important part of the Gananoque community is legendary. However, it was her amazing accomplishments during this pandemic that prompted us to nominate her at this time. Jayne, and her strong staff, helped us not just survive COVID, but thrive during these challenging times. As we said in her nomination, it’s appropriate Jayne should win a lifetime achievement award, because curling has literally been her life”.
In accepting the plague, Jayne thanked her sisters, Joanne and Sandy, who have been a huge part of the club’s success over the years. “I can’t tell you how much it means that you’ve awarded me the same honour as you did our dad. I know he’s looking down and smiling.” She then called her husband Steve to the podium, adding that without his support and love she would never have been able to accomplish what she has with the club. “Steve is often ‘voluntold’ to lend a hand!”
Curling is Back!
Curling is back at all 5 GKC clubs this fall.
Click on the club logos above to be taken directly to their websites for more information on curling.
You can also check back here soon for information about Try Curling Clinics and curling opportunities at all 5 area curling clubs
Youth Curling Funding
Are you actively involved in coaching Youth Curling at one of the 5 Greater Kingston Curling clubs? You could be eligible for funding to support your participation in the Club Coach workshop at Cataraqui Golf & Country Club November 6th and 7th 2021. Contact the GKC representative at your local club.
GKC Curlers Receive NextGen Funding
GKC congratulates two of our Junior Curlers – Kibo Mulima (Team Mulima) and Kaamraan Islam (Team Prenevost) who will receive support through the Ontario Curling Council and their “Return to Training” program. Both Kibo and Kaamraan have been recipients of GKC Junior Curling Scholarships in the past. It is exciting to see local junior curlers doing well and being supported to advance their skills in curling. We wish the boys much success in their curling futures.
Check out the full article HERE.
2020 Brier a Roaring Success!
The 2020 Tim Horton’s Brier, held in Kingston February 29-March 8, 2020, was a roaring success
For a full report of this event and the benefits it brought to our city, please click HERE
Greater Kingston Junior Curing League 2019-2020
Greater Kingston Junior Curling league wrapped up a short but successful season with a one day spiel at Royal Kingston Curling Club February 1. 10 teams from the 5 clubs (Cataraqui Golf and Curling Club, Gananoque Curling Club, Garrison Curling Club, Napanee Curling Club and Royal Kingston Curling Club) participated in the the league. The event was a 3 game points spiel with the 2 Napanee teams going home victorious. The teams enjoyed a fun day of curling topped off with snacks and lunch. Thank you to the coaches, parents and clubs for helping to make this event happen.
Pictured here, the GKC Second Event winners. Left to Right are Skip Alex Splinter, Vice Abigail VanderPlas, Second Ewan Jones and Lead Zachary Griffin. Missing is Lead Liam McGarvey who shared the position for the day.
GKC presentation of a cheque for $500.00 to the Ontario U21 team skipped by Owen Purdy. Good luck at the Nationals in Langley, B.C.
Skip: Owen Purdy, third Joshua Leung, second Nathan Steele and lead Colin Schnurr. Absent is the coach John Sawchuk
GKC Presentation to Ontario U21 Team
GKC Sponsorship Recipients 2018-19
Click HERE to meet the 10 juniors who applied and qualified for the GKC Junior Sponsorship. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
Vice Chair, Greater Kingston Curling
Continental Cup 2019
The Red Team celebrates their victory in the Continental Cup. Once again the teams were deadlocked heading into the final draws and this year the Red Team won more “Skins” than the Blue Team to sweep them aside. For more event memories, click HERE.
GKC Feb Fest 2019
Visitors enjoy personalized curling tutorials at Kingston’s downtown Market Square ice rink. To see our V.I.P. hosts, click HERE.
GKC Junior League 2018-19
Congratulations to the Juniors from Napanee & District Curling Club for their undefeated season followed by the A Division Championship in the G.K.C. Playoffs ! To see more winning teams, click HERE.