Saturday, December 24, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
OF THE CURLING CLUB
As 2005 draws to a close I would like to send a warm and heartfelt thank you to all
our curling members, and to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and best
wishes for the New Year.
Withoutthe help and support of our individual members we would not
have a curling club, and it is greatly appreciated.
The last few years have been challenging for the club, yet with your support
we have come through them stronger and a much better curling club.
This past year alone, we significantly increased our membership.
Many of these efforts were focused primarily in the developing of our
programs at all levels, primary by Peter Assaff and Mike Kierstead and
the help of Rita McGrath in the Little Rock program as well as
Bud Hanley in the afternoon Seniors program.
We must not forget Emile Babineau for the U.C.T. Sunday curling,
and we look forward in developing such programs as Juniors and
Adult curling in the coming year.
Let us not forget the volunteers for their help given to Alvin Lavigne
our Special Ice Maker, without whom we wouldn’t have the pleasure of the
sport of curling.
Lastly, to the bar volunteers Thank You!
Volunteering has a significant positive difference in the growth and
development of the Curling club and hence in the quality of people's
With your support, we look forward to doing much more in the years to come.
Your Volunteer Membership Committee,
We welcome all to step up and volunteer for the good of the club.
Bulk Handling and City of Bathurst Tied
Lounsbury Hot Chevys over Rolling Stones
Alcide's Team voer Brunswick Ground Control
Ken's Team over Legion Warriors
Good Curling everyone and Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Emery LeBlanc over Jim Duncan
Jim Aubry and Ken Leaman Tied
Gerald Roy over Biff Homiak
Bud Hanley over Pat Maher
Guy Gallant over George Barclay
Good Curling All!
Don't forget next curling event is on
Thursday December 22 for this week
Monday, December 19, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Where:- The Bathurst Curling Club.
When:- December 26, 2005.
Time:- 11:00AM to 4 PM.
Who:- All citizens of Bathurst and area;
each team must have at least
three (3) family members, such as cousins,
uncles, aunts, inlaws, partners etc., etc.
Cost:-$5.00. Yes, only five dollars per team.
Notes:- Each team plays 2------4 end games.
Contact:- Curling Club at 546-5665 and ask for Emile.
See you on the ice!
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Tired all the time. Hate what you see on TV.
Well, wake up buckaroo, get a life of Curling.
Exictement and entertainment will get your
sences a-boping and a-grooving and the next
thing you know summer is around the corner.
That's when you'll be fit mentally and physically
for the beach.
Friday, December 09, 2005
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Curling a surprise hit with Olympic ticket buyers
95 per cent are already sold out Rogge confident
The Turin Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (TOROC) gave a percentage breakdown of tickets yesterday at the general assembly of the European Olympic Committees meetings in the Irish capital.
Speed skating is the only sport to be sold out for games, which run Feb. 10-26. Curling is nearly 95 per cent sold out. Luge and skeleton are the two least-popular sports, both with 79 per cent of their tickets yet to sell.
As of September, 75 per cent of all tickets sold have been to non-Italians.
Luciano Barra, the chief operating officer of TOROC, said the unsold tickets were mainly in the preliminary rounds, with finals in nearly all sports sold out.
Barra said the Dutch had fuelled the speed skating sellout by buying 38,000 tickets.
Short track speed skating has 17.3 per cent of tickets left.
However, Barra was surprised at the popularity of curling, which has 16 days of competition in a 3,000-seat arena.
"This is in the village, and many are coming from
Figure skating is the other most-popular sport, with only 3.3 per cent of tickets left.
Surprisingly, ceremonies haven't sold well, with 43.3 per cent of tickets to the opening ceremony and 54.5 per cent of tickets to the closing ceremony still available.
Nordic combined had 63 per cent of tickets left, alpine skiing had 31 per cent left and hockey had 44.7 per cent.
TOROC is targeting 82 percent of all tickets to be sold. So far, TOROC has sold 540,000 of the 1 million tickets available.
"Italians traditionally don't buy tickets two months before,'' Barra said.
ROGGE TALKS DOPE: IOC president Jacques Rogge says he's confident a solution can be worked out with the Italian government on how to punish doping at the Turin Olympics.
Rogge met with Italian government representative Mario Pescante in private at the general assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC).
"I can tell you that we will find a solution for the doping issue in the full respect of the Italian law by finding what I call intelligent solutions," Rogge said.
Italian law includes criminal sanctions for doping violations, while the IOC only calls for disqualification for any doping offence with no legal penalties.
Pescante, president of the EOC, wants the law suspended during the Turin Games from Feb. 10-26.