Posts Tagged ‘Fenelon Falls Curling Club’

Curling Club Raises Awareness for Alzheimer’s

January 24, 2018

A Tribute to Dana, a Bonspiel to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer’s Society, was held at the Fenelon Falls Curling Club on Saturday January 13, which was also Dana’s birthday. Curlers came together for a day of learning about how to keep your brain healthy and for friendly competition. The FFCC curling members put on a delicious meal, contributed draw prizes for the table and curled in the bonspiel. There was entertainment all afternoon by Marc Ekins, Dana’s son. Dana’s siblings, 3 sisters and 1 brother, came from Gravenhurst for the occasion, and Dana’s husband John played in the bonspiel. Fenelon Falls Curling Club managed to raise $2,400.00 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Thanks to all the club members; the Fenelon Falls Curling Club, the club with a big heart.

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Curling Club Host a Night of Celebration (Feb. 2016)

February 15, 2016

Laurie Scott MPP & Rolf Martens President FFCCOn Saturday January 30, 2016 members of the Fenelon Falls Curling Club gathered to celebrate their volunteers and the completion of renovations done, thanks to an $8,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in 2014. MPP Laurie Scott was there to meet with Club members and congratulate the Club on its commitment to the sport and promoting a fun and welcoming space to curl or host an event in.

“The Fenelon Falls Curling Club is a vital component of the community. I am pleased to see that the Ontario Trillium Foundation has awarded them a grant to strengthen and renew sports and recreation infrastructure.” – Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

Funds from the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant were used to upgrade the Club’s kitchen facilities with the addition of a commercial dishwasher and sink. This is going to make a great difference for any events held at the Club and will also increase energy efficiencies.

The Ontario Curling Tankard Banner was presented that night. This is a Provincial Competition, where men teams play against one another and the winner goes on to represent Ontario in the Tim Horton’s Briar Canadian championship. The Ontario Provincial Men’s Tankard 2015 was won by a team representing the Fenelon Falls Curling Club. This was the first time for this team to be in the Briar and although they did not win they did very well. During the nationwide telecast of the Briar, Fenelon Falls Curling Club’s name was mentioned numerous times, great publicity for our club and our village and the City of Kawarthas. Ontario Curling presents the Banner to the host club every year and this is the year for Fenelon Falls.

Fenelon Falls Curling Club is operated by volunteers. Our local sponsors and grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation enable us to provide curling to our community. Our facilities are also used for bridge clubs, various town meetings and social gatherings. We thank the OTF for their support; we couldn’t have done it without you.

The Fenelon Falls Curling Club is a non-profit sports club which was founded in 1892 and promotes physical activities through the regular curling leagues for people of all ages. The Club currently has nine leagues in operation, including one for children and youth who are interested in trying out this classic winter sport. For more information, please contact the Club, or visit the website at: www.ffcc.ca 

A leading grant making foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities. For more information, please visit: www.otf.ca

Reasons to Join Curling in Fenelon Falls

August 3, 2015

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Looking for a way to stay active while doing something you love? For those who regularly participate in curling, it’s easy to list reasons why they love the sport. Here are some reasons why anyone can learn to love curling.

1. Curling can be enjoyed by just about anyone. Curling is a sport that can be enjoyed by men and women at any age. While it involves a certain level of physical fitness, one doesn’t have to be an extreme athlete to play. It’s even possible for someone in a wheelchair to participate in curling.

2. Curling is inexpensive. Compared to many other sports like golf or skiing, curling is relatively inexpensive to do. You don’t need lots of expensive equipment and a curling club membership typically costs between $100 to $300 a year. Even gym memberships aren’t that cheap these days.

3. Curlers come from all walks of life. Curling is one of the few sports that has such a diverse grassroots base. From farmers to businessmen, people from all walks of life participate in curling all over Canada. You won’t find any pretentious elitism in this sport.

4. Curling has health benefits. Those who know nothing about curling assume that it doesn’t take much physical fitness to play. In fact, one can get a great cardiovascular workout through curling, whether throwing a rock or sweeping those of one’s teammates.

5. Curling is social. Like any team sport, curling involves a great deal of camaraderie between the four members of a curling team, as well as the teams they compete against. Joining a curling club in your local community allows you to meet people from all walks of life and socialize with them before and after games.

6. Curling is one of Canada’s most popular sports. There are over 1,000 curling clubs all across Canada, and it has been estimated that over 750,000 Canadians participate in the sport at least once a year. With so many clubs, there’s almost always one close enough to join.

7. Curling requires precision. Rather than speed or power, curling is a sport that requires great skill and precision above all else. It has been nicknamed as “chess on ice” for the amount of strategy involved in winning a game. This is one of the reasons it is so popular among both players and spectators.

8. Curling is safe. Any injury caused by curling is certain to be a minor one. Slipping on the ice or tripping over a stone is nothing compared to tumbling down a ski hill or crashing a bobsled.

9. Curling is easy to learn and understand. Scoring in curling is simply based on points, not something subjective like technique or style. It is straightforward and easy to learn, which is why it’s possible to join at any age and can be enjoyed by everyone.

10. Curling is available right here in Fenelon Falls. Come out and join the fun at the Fenelon Falls Curling Club. Registration night is on Monday September 14th,   7:30 pm.  The Club has curling leagues which includes: Men’s, Ladies, Youth, Mixed and Day Curling.

For more information visit their website at  www.ffcc.ca.

 

Team Kean’s Connection to Fenelon (Feb 2015)

February 16, 2015

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Team Kean was established in early 2014 with the main goal of representing Canada at the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics. Their vision is to become world leading in the sport of Curling.

The team consist of 4 young men from across Ontario with exceptional talent in the sport of curling. They came together with a common goal and they are on their way to achieving it.

Mark Kean put out a request to all curling clubs in Zone 5 when they had a scheduling conflict with the Zone playdowns for the Ontario Tankard in their home zone area.

Fenelon Falls Curling Club stepped up and made accommodation for Mark Kean and his team to have membership at our local curling club. This enabled Team Kean to compete in the Zone 5 competition which they won the A side.

Team Keen 2Although this is an unusual step for Fenelon Falls Curling Club,  it does suit their claim to being one of most friendly curling clubs. It also gives the community of Fenelon Falls the bragging rights to having 4 of our club members winning hearts and medals at the curling competitions.

To follow Team Kean and their progress to making it to the Winter Olympics, check out their website here.

Curling Club Supports Walk in Clinic (Jan 2015)

January 5, 2015


The Fenelon Falls Curling Club held a fundraising golf tournament here in Fenelon Falls. Tournament convenor Roger Beaven was pleased with the success of the annual Men’s Tournament that allowed them to make a generous donation the Fenelon Falls Walk in Clinic.

Roger Beaven along with Rolf Martens, President Fenelon Falls Curling Club met with Marina Hodson of Kawartha North Family Health Team, to present the funds to the community supported project.

The Kawartha North Family Health Team Walk- In Clinic is located at the Pharmasave at 53 Colborne Street in Fenelon Falls and is open to the public every Friday from 9am- Noon.