THE 2016 CANADIAN MIXED CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Newsletter Issue 1 Sunday, November 8, 2015 Welcome! Curling has been an integral part of Weston since ...
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Welcome! Curling has been an integral part of Weston since 1955. This year, on the 100th anniversary of Weston Golf & Country Club, the 2016 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships will showcase not only the fantastic curling facilities at Weston but our superb hospitality as well.

At a time when there’s great interest in attracting new people to the game across Canada, we have an opportunity to help curling grow by giving our support to a group of curlers in one of the most exciting and fastest growing segments of the game of curling — mixed curling.

We have a history of hosting major curling events. In 2003, we hosted the first combined Ontario Men’s and Women’s Provincial Championships at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. The National Sports Curling Classic, a cash spiel attracting top-class curlers such as Glenn Howard and Sherry Middaugh, was run at Weston for years. And the Greater Toronto Area has recently hosted several Grand Slam events.

I wish all of the athletes participating in the 2016 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships the best of luck and a fun time in Toronto. Toronto is a fabulous city with friendly people and, when you aren’t curling or enjoying the amenities at Weston, many other amazing things to see and do.

The Toronto Curling Association has worked hard to promote the sport of curling in the GTA. Last winter the TCA operated a successful outdoor curling rink in partnership with the City of Toronto, providing many people who’d never even seen the sport a chance to try it out, and offering curlers in the GTA a way to give something back to the game we all enjoy.

Elizabeth Woolnough Chair Host Committee, 2016 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships

Good luck and good curling!

In This Issue 


The Teams, All-Time Wins

The Draw, Keeping Score, True or False

Entertainment Q & A with the Icemaker The Victory Banquet

Thank You to Our Sponsors What’s Next? Get Connected

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Northern Ontario

Skip: Mick Lizmore Third: Sarah Wilkes Second: Brad Thiessen Lead: Alison Kotylak

Skip: Colin Koivula Third: Oye-Sem Won Briand Second: Christopher Briand Lead: Amanda Gates

Northwest Territories

British Columbia

Skip: Steve Moss Third: Dawn Moses Second: Brett Zubot Lead: Debbie Moss

Skip: Dean Joanisse Third: Shannon Aleksic Second: Tyler Orme Lead: Kelsey Steiger

Nova Scotia


Skip: Doug MacKenzie Third: Jocelyn Nix Second: Richard Barker Lead: Shelley Barker

Skip: Bob Sigurdson Third: Erika Sigurdson Second: Al Purdy Lead: Lindsay Baldock


New Brunswick

Skip: Ed Macdonald Third: Denise Hutchings Second: Peter Mackey Lead: Robyn Mackey

Skip: Charlie Sullivan Third: Leah Thompson Second: Paul Nason Lead: Joanne Freeze

Newfoundland and Labrador


Skip: Chris Ford Third: Marie Christianson Second: Cory Ewart Lead: Lauren Wasylkiw

Skip: Mike McLean Third: Brit O’Neill Second: Andrew Denny-Petch Lead: Karen Sagle


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Prince Edward Island

All-Time Wins

Skip: Eddie MacKenzie Third: Chloé McCloskey Second: Tyler MacKenzie Lead: Megan Wile







Skip: Maxime Elmaleh Third: Roxane Perron Second: Jean Gagnon Lead: Sonia Delisle


Nova Scotia

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British Columbia


Northern Ontario

Skip: Bruce Korte Third: Ros Stewart Second: Kevin Marsh Lead: Carolyn Marsh




Prince Edward Island


New Brunswick

Skip: Bob Smallwood Third: Nicole Baldwin Second: Wade Scoffin Lead: Jody Smallwood





Newfoundland & Labrador






Northwest Territories

2015 Canadian Mixed Champions, Team Saskatchewan (L-R): skip Max Kirkpatrick, third Jolene Campbell, second Chris Haichert and lead Teejay Haichert.



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The winning team will represent Canada at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship, October 15-22, in Kazan, Russia.

The Pools Pool A

Pool B






Saskatchewan (SK)


Northwest Territories (NT)


British Columbia (BC)


Ontario (ON)


Northern Ontario (NO)


Quebec (QC)


Nova Scotia (NS)


Manitoba (MB)


Alberta (AB)


Yukon (YT)


Prince Edward Island (PE)


New Brunswick (NB)


Newfoundland & Labrador (NL)


Nunavut (NU)

How does the draw work? 

Round 1: Pool A, single round robin Pool B, single round robin

Championship Round: Top 4 teams from each pool from Round 1

Seeding Round: Final seeding pool for bottom 3 teams from each pool from Round 1

Semi-finals 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd from Championship Round

Finals Gold Medal Game: winners from Semi-finals Bronze Medal Game: losers from Semi-finals

Can’t be here for the finals? Want friends and family to see you on TV?

True or False? Q1. The Canadian Mixed Curling Championship started in 1964. Q2. Ontario was the first winning team at Mixed Curling.

Rogers TV presents the 2016 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship Finals LIVE from the Weston Golf & Country Club November 14, at 4 pm.


Q3. Two teams have gone unbeaten at the Mixed Curling Championship. (Answers on page 7)

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Entertainment We’ve got some great acts playing in the Arnold Palmer Room starting at 8 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Come join us! Wednesday night: Onofrio Virdo has had a passion for classical and jazz guitar since age 13. He has played events ranging from cafes to large venues, in concerts and with symphony orchestras. Steven Wolwyn is in his second year in the Bachelor of Music program at Humber College. He also performs with the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, Onofrio’s guitar and Steven’s double bass have been described as “relaxing” and “breathtakingly beautiful.” Thursday night: Greg Wyard has been a singer, songwriter, guitarist and bass player since the age of 10. He has released three original CDs from which two songs placed in the Standard Radio National songwriting competition. An international performer, Greg has toured the US, England, Malta, Australia and Norway playing his original pop-influenced songs or covering any one of a thousand pop songs. Friday night: Bruno DiBartolomeo has been playing guitar since 1985 and teaching since 1987. A consummate working musician, Bruno has performed on several radio shows and been part of Toronto’s live music scene since 1991, including opening for Tom Cochrane. Don’t forget Saturday night: Dancing with music by DJ Marsh Mirarchi from Endless Entertainment.

The Pine Lounge and the Arnold Palmer Room

Hungry? Travel the country with our daily Canadian-themed menu offerings! Looking for something to eat? Visit the Arnold Palmer Room (upstairs from the Pine Lounge and curling) weekdays from 8:30 am to 10 pm and weekends from 7:30 am to 10 pm. In addition to the regular menu, choose from a different Canadian-themed meal for each day of the event, posted daily. Specials available only during the 2016 Canadian Mixed Championships. 6

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Q&A with the Icemaker Q. How long have you been making ice, and how did you learn? A. I am now in my 31st season full time; before that, I worked part time with my Dad. I was tutored by Don Campbell and mentored by Shorty Jenkins. Q. You just received the TCA’s Outstanding Contribution Award for 2014-15. Congratulations! What was that about? A. I have no idea, but I am honoured. I look at past recipients and it’s an impressive list, some very significant people in the world of curling. I am thrilled to receive this award.

When: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm Where: The Fairway Dining Room

Q. Where is the most interesting place you’ve ever had to make ice? What were the challenges? A. Knoxville Tennessee in the summer; the challenge is the big ball of fire in the sky. Q. Is there anything you want to say to the competitors coming to Weston for the Canadian Mixed?

The Victory Banquet

Don Powell, Chief Ice Technician

A. I cheer for shots, not teams. My goal always is to take the ice out of the equation. I truly hope every team enjoys the week, the club and the whole experience. I am so looking forward to this! Let’s go!

What’s on the Menu: Main entree is beef. Please advise at the reception desk if you have food allergies. Children up to 10 years have an option of chicken fingers, fries and crudités for $12. Dress: Smart business casual

Cost: $60 for friends, families and fans. Payment can be made at the reception desk no later than 4 pm Thursday, Nov. 12, by cash, credit or debit card. (Weston members can chit and apply to minimum.) Guest speaker: Mr. Bob Weeks, curling and golf journalist DJ Music and dancing until 1 am

True or False? A1. True The Canadian Mixed Curling Championship began in 1964 in Toronto and was held at the Royal Canadian Curling Club. A2. False Manitoba’s Ernie Boushy won the first Canadian Mixed and would go on to win his second title two years later in 1966. A3. True Two provinces have gone unbeaten at a Mixed: Alberta in 1965 (10-0) and 1969 (10-0), Saskatchewan in 1968 (10-0) and 1984 (12-0). (Questions on page 5)


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Thank you to our sponsors

What’s Next?

A special thanks to the following companies and organizations for their support!


Media Sponsors Curling Zone, Rogers Television Cable 10 Live

Platinum Sponsors

Draw 2: 2:30 pm Draw 3: 7 pm Meet the Teams: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba

Weston Golf & Country Club

Gold Sponsors StuSells Delmanor Retirement Communities Holiday Inn Airport East The UPS Store

Silver Sponsors 44th Street Brand and Certified Angus Beef Summer Fresh Salads

Bronze Sponsors Alex Kidd Constellation Brands

Supporters and Friends 2016 Scotties Classic Awards Curling Zone ExoLens Fuzion Ontario Curling Association Sonja DiMarco The Spacing Store Toronto Curling Association Weston Business Women’s Curling Section Weston Golfer Curler Day

Thanks also to all the volunteers and participants for helping make the 2016 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship a great event!

Get Connected  Tweet your photos and exciting moments @CurlingCanada, @WestonCurlCC, #CdnMixed2016

 Post your photos and check out the news at curlingcanada

 View the scores online at scoreboard/

 Find each day’s newsletter (in colour!) at 2016mixed/

 Like video? Go to and user/CurlingZone/

 Track games at www.livestones.