First Half of 2016 Season
Windup for the Corporate League
Great Time had by all!!
Summer Work Crew
Thanks Volunteers–Everyone worked hard.
End of 2015-16 Season
2016 Year-End Mini Spiel March 4, 2016
The Eastlink Curling Centre “Home of the Oliver Curling Club” held a Mixed Spring Mini Bonspiel. 32 players had a wonderful day. They played 2 8 end games, had lunch and prizes. Every player went home with a prize.
First place went to Bob Kozuback Team-
Left to Right – Randy Grandish; Jenny Rinsma; Deb Ellis; Bob Kozuback
Second George Hagel, Cathy Pidduck, Ron Brooks and Marj Hagel
Third Dale Dodge Team –
Left to Right – Don McKay; Polly McKay; Sylvia Lowe and Dale Dodge
Fun had by all!!
We thank you and your Volunteers for arranging this Spiel Cathryn Pidduck
Any player who hogged a rock was forced to
wear a fashionable accessory “the pig (hog) hat”
Ladies League Curling Champs – 2015-16
From left to right Sue Thompson-Lead; Delfina Antunes-Second; Cathy Thompson-Third; Wanda Casorso-Skip
Men’s League Curling Trophy- 2015-16
From right to left, John Chapman (skip), George Hagel, Ron Brooks, and John Echlin
Chapman has curled men’s nights for 46 years at the Eastlink Curling Centre “Home of the Oliver Curling Club” and this is the first time ever that he has skipped the winning team. Curlers don’t get older, they just get better. Photo Tony Murray
Annual Special Olympics Bonspiel-
March 4, 2016
Twenty-four Athletes participated in the Annual Special Olympics Bonspiel on March 4, 2016 at the Eastlink Curling Centre “Home of the Oliver Curling Club. Participating teams from Oliver, Vernon and Nakusp.
After two games and points were added up, the top scoring team was from Vernon and two teams in Oliver came second and third. It was a great day of fun, sportsmanship and camaraderie.
Vernon B Team – Winners: Al, Carl, Steven, coach, Ken
Wayne, Alysha, David, Mike (coach), Kyle
Angela, Tom, Sandi (coach), Alberto, Tonlin
Day League Fun Mini Spiel March 4,2016
Terry Einarson; Bob Kozubak & Randy Grandish – Fun Day Spiel Winners
Jim Cade; Polly McKay; Ed Shugalo & Phil Anderson –
2nd in Fun Day Spiel
Murray Soder; Diane Cameron, Roberta Dodge; Al Cade –
(Last last in Fund Day Spiel)
Day League Winners for 2nd 1/2 of 2015-16 Season
Dale Dodge; Marj Hagel, Don McKay & Wayne Danbrook –
Second 1/2 Winners – Kaiser Trophy
Juniors Summerland Bonspiel March, 2016
Back row: Aja Zeniuk; Brandon Paetkau & Madison Boen-Shekula;
Front Row: Evan McCollum; Kaitlyn Rouw & Joseph Trudel
Caitlyn and Brandon each joined forces with Penticton teams and Madison, Joseph, Aja and Even won two games and tied one.
9th Annual Combined Bonspiel – February 29-21, 2016
Over this last weekend Eastlink Curling Centre “Home of the Oliver Curling Club” hosted a very successful Combined Bonspiel. With 128 people participating in the event it was a busy time for everyone. A lot of laughter and cheers and sportsmanship was filling the curling rink over the weekend. Some old friends were reunited as other new friendships started up. The food, Music and dancing on Saturday night showed what great hosts Oliver is to our out of town teams.
Team Lyver from Osoyoos won the Woman’s A Event shocking everyone when Red Lyver came out of a 12 year Bonspiel retirement to lead her team to a victory over Team Casorso from Oliver. Team Tarr From Penticton won the Men’s A Event. Also a great event as this team had not played together until this year and managed to win against them Green from Summerland. Many thanks to the Sponsors, Volunteers and the players themselves for making this such a great weekend.
Ladies “A” Event Sponsored by Oliver Super Valu
Lyver Team from Osoyoos Curling Club
Skip Red Lyver; Third Marilyn Quintal; Second Jodi Campbell; Lead Bonnie Douglas
Ladies “B” Event Sponsored by Cam Rob Construction
Pierlet Team From Oliver Curling Club
Skip Cate Pierlet; Third Evelyn Clegg; Second Barb Barley; Lead Tracey Boen
Ladies “C” Event Sponsored by Gerard’s Equipment
Pratt Team From the Penticton Curling Club
Skip Michelle Pratt; Third Sharon Daniels; Second Chrissy MacKinley; Lead Krystie Dorell
Men’s “A” Event Sponsored by Crucetti’s Family Restaurant
Tarr Team From the Penticton Curling Club
Skip Daryl Tarr; Third Al Pratt; Second Vern Schelby; Lead Gord Mitchell
Men’s “B” Event Sponsored by Eastlink
Peterson Team From the Oliver/Osoyoos Curling Club
Skip Kelly Haslett; Third Don Peterson; Second Les Steel; Lead Mike Kelly
Men’s “C” Event Sponsored by Constellation Brands
Jaeger Team From the Summerland Curling Club
Skip Tyler Jaeger; Third Glen Brennan; Second Mike Rudweski; Lead Louis Costa
Prizes, Moderators, Trophies & Thank You’s
Action Shots & Social
The Summerland team listed Team Clement – Summerland, is joined by two Oliver players – Diane Tetreault who will be playing third and Sylvia Lowe who will be playing second. Tammy Brennan of Summerland will play lead. Jackie Clement took over skipping the team while Lil Blashko recovers from an injury.
The team qualified for the Provincials in Enderby by defeating the Sandra Jenkins team from Salmon Arm, last season’s BC representatives and Bronze Medal winners at the Nationals. Although it is the first season together for the team in these positions, members of the team have had good success in recent years, winning a bronze medal at the 2013/2014 Senior Women’s Provincials, with Sylvia Lowe at second, Tammy Brennan at lead, Lil Blashko at skip, and Diane Tetreault as fifth player. This team is looking forward to another very successful year at the Provincials in Richmond.
Junior Bonspiel – February 6, 2016
The Oliver Junior Bonspiel started at 9:00 A.M. and ended at approximately 4;00 P.M. We had 12 teams participate, 4 teams from Oliver, 1 combined Penticton/Oliver team, 3 teams from Penticton, 2 teams from Osoyoos, and 2 teams from Summerland. Princeton was invited but was not able to attend. There was a great turnout of adults to watch the curling. Penticton had the winning team followed by Oliver in second place and 2 teams tied for third, 1 from Oliver and 1 from Summerland. All participants received a prize and only the top 3 finishing teams received Medals. Lee and Leonard from the Oliver Kiwanis Club were there to present the medals to the winning teams. They also presented the Curling Club with a cheque in the amount of $1000.00. Eastlink and ODN were there to cover the event for the Media. The turnout of volunteers was fantastic including parents, curlers from the Oliver curling club and coaches or parents from visiting participating clubs. Everyone was invited to enjoy a hot dog or sandwich.
Ten Teams Participating: 4 teams from Oliver; 3 teams from Penticton; 2 Teams from Summerland; 2 Teams from Osoyoos;
and 1 Joint Penticton/Oliver Team.
Oliver Lions Presenting Cheque to the Junior Curlers
Gary Guraliuk of Oliver Elks presenting cheque to the Junior Curlers at the Eastlink Curling Centre “Home of the Oliver Curling Club” for the Junior Bonspiel February 6, 2016. Elk’s have supported the Junior Curling at the Oliver Curling Club for 12 years. Their donation helps replace equipment an ongoing expenses for the Junior Bonspiel each February. They raise the necessary funds through meat draws held on Wednesdays & Sundays at 4:00, Sunday Breakfast, dances and Karaoke nights. The Breakfasts are every Sunday from 8:30 – 11:00 for only $7.00. His number is 250-498-8452. On the menu: Hash Browns, Hotcakes, Ham, Bacon, Sausages, Beef, Pork, Coffee, Orange Juice, Whipping Cream & Blueberries. They work hard with few volunteers and help out Curlers, Hockey, Bursaries and assisting low income families with children to go to camp, etc. They donate over $10,000 a year and would really appreciate your support attending the meat draws, breakfasts, dances & Karaoke nights
Grades 6 and 7 Learning to Curl
Thanks to all of the club members who helped teach Grade 6 and 7 students the sport of curling. We couldn’t do it without these volunteers. The teachers have thanked us many times and I would also like to express my thanks. 21 volunteers combined to spend 120 hours with these students.