Riverside Ladies 2018 2019 - RA Centre

Riverside Ladies 2018 2019 - RA Centre

Riverside Ladies 2018 2019 - RA Centre

1 1 RA, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 • 613-733-5100 • www.racentre.com • RiversideLadies 2018-2019 RACentreOttawa Welcome New Members I am pleased to welcome you to RA Riverside Curling, the ladies’ daytime section of the RA Curling Club (RACC). We hope you will enjoy this season’s program of curling and social activities. You are asked to complete two important forms (enclosed): i) Member History Information Form; and ii) Riverside Curling Activity Sheet Please return these forms as soon as possible to Melody Rochon, Coordinator, Recreation Club Services at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7. If you have any questions about how to fill in the form, please call Nicole Menzies at 613-737-5895 or email her at nicolelmenzies@gmail.com. We offer many opportunities for women to curl in the daytime and you can choose your own level of activity. Our main attraction is draw curling, where teams are “drawn” by committee and each team includes players with different levels of skill. Within the draw schedule, there are also 2 opportunities each season for teams to self-form. Our draw ice is on Tuesday AM & PM; Wednesday PM; and Thursday AM & PM. You will find our 2018-2019 schedule enclosed.

We also offer fixed-team curling and encourage our members to participate in RA mixed-team curling, both described in this package. Our members get invited to in-house RACC bonspiels, and many of us play in external bonspiels as well. Our Welcome Coffee Party and Information Session for new members will take place on Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 AM in the Curling Lounge at the RA Centre. We hope that you can attend! You are also invited to our Fall Meeting and Luncheon on Friday, September 21, 2018 starting at 10:30 AM in the Courtside A Room (see enclosed activity sheet).

As a new member, you are encouraged to participate in our Instruction Program, a 4-session program that begins on Friday, September 28 and is free to novice curlers. Details of this program are on page 3. Curling fees are listed within, under the heading “Register for Curling”. If you would like further information about women’s daytime curling, please contact Nicole Menzies at 613-737-5895. I look forward to meeting you. Sincerely, Bernadette Irvine Chairperson, RA Riverside Curling 2018-2019 Riverside Ladies Curling 2018-2019 Executive Executive Officers Chairperson Bernadette Irvine Vice Chairperson Sue Sully Treasurer Patti McCabe Secretary Peggy MacLeod Archivist Terry Ananny Committee Chairs Match and Rules Karen Vandenhoven Social Sandie McArdle Awards and Photography Line Caissie Rating/Assessment Margaret Woodley Representatives House & Property Jodi Fisher Interclub Marjorie Kirk LCA Gillian Moine RACC In-Club Bonspiels Nerine Waldron Coordinators Invitationals (out-of-club) Joanne MacEwan Hallowe’en Invitational Louise Howe Fixed-Team Curling Marnie Lemieux Mixed-Team Curling Urve Mundi Website Management Lynn Gullins Instruction Linda Cartwright Membership Nicole Menzies Nominations Johanna MacPherson Bridge Thérèse Brown Golf Day Clare Gillespie New Members Membership Info Package

2 2 RA, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 • 613-733-5100 • www.racentre.com • RACentreOttawa RegisterforCurling IfyouarenewtotheRAandtheCurlingClub,registrationisatwo-stepprocess. Ifyouarealreadyan RAmemberingoodstanding,skiptostep2,below. 1. JointheAssociation New members are required to join the RA by purchasing an Association Membership. Complete details on Association Membership can be found on the RA website. Once you have joined the RA, and joined its curling club (see below), then as long as you remain an active member of the curling club, you will be considered an RA member in good standing and thus required only to renew your curling club membership on a yearly basis.

Should you have further questions about membership, please do not hesitate to contact Amanda Romozzi, Manager, Membership Sales and Service at 613-736-6228. 2. JointheCurlingClub Curling Club fees for 2018-2019 - Options for women interested in daytime curling: • Riverside (Ladies Daytime): $380 (plus HST -includes$10socialfee) • All inclusive (Riverside & Evening): $500 (plusHST-includes$10socialfee) • Friday Morning Mixed-Team only: $285 (plusHST) In addition, there is a Capital Levy Fee of $25 which will go towards the purchase of new curling rocks. This fee is to be paid by all members.

RiversideandAllInclusivememberships,above,includeaccesstoFridayMorningMixed -Teamcurling;youcan mentionyourinterestattimeofregistration,citingbarcode00000664. Please note: If you choose to register on or before August 17, 2018, you will be eligible to receive a $10 discount off your Curling dues! If you have decided to join us, please register by calling the RA (613-733-5100) or by stopping by the RA Member Services Desk (East Wing of the RA Centre) between 6:30 AM and 10:30 PM. SendUsYourHistoryForm If you are considering joining RA Riverside (Ladies Daytime) curling, please fill in the enclosed Member History Information Form and return it as soon as possible to the atttention of Melody Rochon, Coordinator, Recreation Club Services, RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7X7. Alternatively, you may leave your envelope at the East Member Services Desk of the RA with Melody’s name on it. If you have any questions about how to fill in the form, please call Nicole Menzies at 613-737-5895 or email her at nicolelmenzies@gmail.com.

SendUsYourActivitySheet In addition to registering for curling, you need to complete the enclosed Activity Sheet and return it as soon as possible to the RA Centre addressed to Melody Rochon, by mail or by hand, as described in the section above. If you have any questions about how to fill in the form, please call Nicole Menzies at 613-737-5895 or email her at nicolelmenzies@ gmail.com. If you are an experienced curler, notice the “Mini Warm-Up” section on the Activity Sheet. If you are attending the luncheon on September 21, 2018, enclose a cheque for $26 made out to RA Riverside Curling.

Riverside Ladies - New Members GeneralInformation FreeInstruction Check out details on the free instruction clinics offered to women interested in joining the Club. See page 3 for details. Lockers Lockers are available for rental during the curling season for a fee of $50 (plus HST). You must supply your own lock. At the end of the season you must empty your locker and remove your lock. For those interested in renting a locker, contact the Member Services Staff at the RA’s East Member Services Desk. Equipment In order to maintain a clean ice surface, a pair of shoes dedicated solely to curling is mandatory. Novice curlers may initially wear running shoes: be sure to scrub the soles before your first time on the ice. Carry your curling shoes to the club in a bag. Club brooms are available until you equip yourself. RefundPolicy The RA accepts cancellation of membership at any time. In order to qualify for a refund of membership dues, a member must be unable to curl due to circumstances beyond her control, e.g. illness, injury, relocation. A doctor’s note for medical reasons will be required.

To request a refund please stop by the RA’s Member Services Desk and fill out an ‘Account Modification Form’ or email info@racentre.com. There is an administration fee of $20. New Members Membership Info Package

3 3 RA, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 • 613-733-5100 • www.racentre.com • RACentreOttawa MiniWarm-UpEvent This event is for curlers with prior curling experience who are not attending the novice instruction clinics described below. The Mini Warm-Up will run September 28 as two draws. We will have 5 sheets for the morning draw and six sheets for the afternoon draw. Each draw will be a six-end game. • Friday, September 28, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM • Friday, September 28, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Curlers may sign up for both draws. Please sign up on the enclosed Activity Sheet, and remember to mark your request on your personal calendar, as you will not hear from a skip until late-September.

Luncheons/Meetings As a Riverside member, you are invited to attend our social events. For the Fall event, use the enclosed Activity Sheet to register; for the other events, tickets will become available during the season. Please note the following dates on your personal calendar. Fall Luncheon and Meeting Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:30 AM Christmas Luncheon Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:00 AM Spring Luncheon and Meeting April 12, 2019, 10:30 AM Instruction/PracticeforNoviceCurlers Free instruction clinics are offered for novice curlers on September 28, October 3, 5 & 10, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. You may take these classes even if you are still considering whether to join the Club. Instruction is progressive, so try to attend as many of these sessions as possible. To sign up, please contact Nicole Menzies at 613-737-5895.

Novices who master basic delivery of the curling rock, and who join the club, will be encouraged to attend four (4) additional Wednesday AM classes called “Learn to Curl – the Next Step”. For this clinic, novices will be joined by other members who are also working on more advanced skills. This clinic helps prepare novices to play in draw curling during the Pre-Christmas draws. During the season, ice will be available on most Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:50 AM for curlers to continue learning with the help of an instructor. Independent practice ice will also be available. See the section below on signing-up.

Friendly reminders for Draws: • Only sign up under your rated position. • If you know that you will miss half or more games in a draw, sign up to spare, or arrange to share with another curler. • Sign up to spare if you can. • Only sign up in pencil and cross out your name if changes are required. DO NOT ERASE, as erasing can affect other names or be ambiguous. • Each curler is responsible for signing up. You may ask a friend to do this for you. • It does not matter where your name appears on the sign- up sheet, though if a draw looks full, you might consider signing up for a different draw.

• Please mark all sign-up dates and your specific draw requests on your own calendar. Match committee endeavours to place all signed-up draw curlers in the time slot requested and at their rated position. However, in order to minimize the possibility of disappointing curlers by randomly drawing members out of oversubscribed draws, it is sometimes necessary to ask randomly selected curlers to move to another time slot, or “play up” in a higher position. Please consider accepting these requests or, instead, opt to play as a spare. For Formed Team Events (where curlers self-form their own teams and curlers aren’t required to play their rated positions), the team’s skip fills in the sign-up sheet.

Instruction/PracticeforAllCurlers Dates, times and sign-up sheets for instruction and independent practice will be posted throughout the season in the curling lounge. To enable us to manage instructors’ time and ice usage, please sign-up in advance, and remove your name if you change your mind. Drop-in is also allowed; you can sign-up on arrival if you find ice available. Instruction: most Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 10:50 AM. Practice (no instructors): posted as ice is available SigningUpForDrawCurlingand FormedTeamEvents The schedule and sign-up dates for all events are shown on the accompanying “Draw Schedule” for 2018-2019. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board in the curling lounge by noon on the first day of the sign-up period and withdrawn at 3:00 PM on the final day. Note: the Fall session sign-up sheets will be posted on September 10 and withdrawn at the end of the luncheon on September 21.

Curlers may sign up for more than 2 draws a week, and even two draws on the same day as long as they are not Trophy draws.

4 4 FridayFixed-TeamCurling Fixed teams (unlike drawn teams) come together by their own choice or by invitation of a skip, and usually plan to curl together for a year or more. Riverside’s fixed-team games are normally played on Friday afternoons. If the number of teams exceeds 12, other ice-times may also be used. Curlers who aren’t on a Friday Fixed team may play as spares. Those who are on a Friday Fixed team must play in at least two regular draws over the course of the season. FridayMorningMixed-TeamDraw There is a friendly Mixed-Team Draw on Friday mornings, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. It is open to all Daytime curlers: men and women. There is no requirement to sign up as a couple. Mixed curling is a great way to improve technique, play above your rated level, learn curling strategies from the opposite sex, get some extra games, meet other daytime curlers, and have fun!

Sign-up sheets for the first draw will be posted in the Curling Lounge on September 21. There will be a “Meet & Greet” on Friday, October 5 with on-ice practice and play from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. After play, coffee, tea and sweets will be available in the Curling Lounge. Draws begin on October 12. For more information, contact Urve Mundi at 613-726-7445 or urvemundi@gmail.com. Bridge Riverside Curling offers weekly bridge games for interested past and current members. This season, bridge will start on Monday, September 17 at 12:30 PM in the Curling Lounge. Bridge games overlap our Monday PM ice-time, so you’ll want to check the curling schedule before each session. For further information, contact Thérèse Brown at 613-739-5586. YogafortheDaytimeCurler This course will focus on building strength, balance and functional flexibility while improving breathing and posture to help with memory, mental focus and concentration. You do not have to be flexible or have good balance to practice yoga. The class is participant centered, with options offered to meet the student’s needs. It is a great way to improve your game.

Each yoga session consists of 10 or 12 weeks. There are no classes during the Hope-Beddoe, Crystal Heart Classic, and MacDonald/ Paterson/Roy as many participants take part in these bonspiels. Register early to avoid disapointment. Fall Session* Tuesday September 25 to December 18 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Thursday September 27 to December 20 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM NoclassesonNovember20and27. Winter Session* Tuesday January 15 to April 09 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Thursday January 17 to April 11 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Friday January 18 to April 12 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM NoclassesonFebruary7,8,March19and21. Fees: RA Curling Member $ 70.00 LifeFIT Member $ 70.00 RA Member $100.00 Non-Member $125.00 *Note:datesandtimesmaychangedependingondemand. RA, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 • 613-733-5100 • www.racentre.com • RACentreOttawa WebsiteConvenience!

Bookmark our popular website! www.racentre.com/riverside-ladies On our main page, clicking on “Draws” or “Friday Fixed” takes you to current schedules and team lists that include spares! The site also offers an array of useful Riverside curling information, links to our parent RA Curling Club site, and more. Note: for members who don’t use a computer, Riverside provides any time- sensitive information by other means. Yourpre&postsocialmeetingplace! Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Proud partners of the RA.

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5 5 Riverside LadiesDrawSchedule2018-2019 Time Slot Scheduled # Games Type * Begins Ends NoGame due to MINI WARM-UP SIGN UP! By Mail-in Friday AM/PM Mini Warm-Up Note(1) Sept 28 Sept 28 FALL SESSION SIGN UP! in lounge September 10 - 21 (luncheon), 2018 Monday PM Hope Special 5 FTE Oct 1 Nov 5 Oct8 Thanksgiving Tuesday AM Thirds and Under 5 Spec Oct 2 Oct 30 Tuesday PM Skips Draw 5 Spec Oct 2 Oct 30 Wednesday PM Fall Fling 4 Reg * Oct 3 Oct 24 Oct31 Halloween Bonspiel Thursday AM Fall Rocks 5 Reg * Oct 4 Nov 1 Thursday PM Autumn Joy 5 Reg * Oct 4 Nov 1 PRE-XMAS SESSION SIGN UP! October 1 - 12, 2018 Monday PM Team Special 5 FTE Nov 12 Dec 10 Tuesday AM Turkey Draw 4 Reg * Nov 13 Dec 11 Nov20 Hope-Beddoe Tuesday PM Harvest Draw 4 Reg * Nov 13 Dec 11 Nov20 Hope-Beddoe Wednesday PM Santa’s Hopscotch 4 Reg * Nov 14 Dec 12 Nov21 Hope-Beddoe Thursday AM Astrid Kempster, AM 5 Reg * Nov 8 Dec 13 Nov22 Hope-Beddoe Thursday PM Astrid Kempster, PM 5 Reg * Nov 8 Dec 13 Nov22 Hope-Beddoe JANUARY SESSION SIGN UP! November 19 - November 30, 2018 Monday PM Independent Practice 4 n/a Jan 7 Jan 28 Tuesday AM Jack Frost 4 Reg * Jan 8 Jan 29 Tuesday PM January Thaw 4 Reg * Jan 8 Jan 29 Wednesday PM Snowball Draw 5 Reg * Jan 2 Jan 30 Thursday AM Wee Bairn 5 Spec Jan 3 Jan 31 Thursday PM Tartan 5 Spec Jan 3 Jan 31 SPRING SESSION SIGN UP! January 2 - 11, 2019 Monday PM Independent Practice 6 n/a Feb 4 Mar 11 Tuesday AM Club Championship, AM 5 Reg * Feb 5 Mar 12 Mar5 Ottawa Ladies Tuesday PM Club Championship, PM 5 Reg * Feb 5 Mar 12 Mar5 Ottawa Ladies Wednesday PM Tulip Draw 5 Reg * Feb 6 Mar 13 Mar6 Ottawa Ladies Thursday AM March Madness 4 Reg * Feb 14 Mar 14 Mar7 Ottawa Ladies Thursday PM Spring Frolic 4 Reg * Feb 14 Mar 14 Mar7 Ottawa Ladies CLOSING SPIEL SIGN UP! February 25 - March 8, 2019 Tuesday AM Closing Spiel Mar 26 Mar 26 Trophy Play-Off Games: Astrid Kempster, AM winner v. PM winner: Tuesday, December 18 at 1:00PM Club Championship, AM winner v. PM winner: Monday, March 18 at 1:00PM Notes: (1) The mini warm-up will be played as two, one-game draws, each with 6 ends: Friday (9:00AM - 11:00AM); Friday (1:00 PM - 3:00PM) RA, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 • 613-733-5100 • www.racentre.com • RACentreOttawa AM = 8:50 AM PM = 1:00 PM * = Assessed Draw = Trophy Draw Reg = Regular Draw (forallratings) Spec = Special Draw(forspecificratings) FTE = Formed Teams Event (notadraw) The chart below includes Draws and Formed Team Events. Friday Fixed and Instruction will provide separate schedules. A list of external events will be posted on the Riverside website and the bulletin board in the curling lounge.

6 6 Name _ Telephone _ _ Email _ _ Consent to Share Personal Information I allow my email address to be included in the membership directory: YES NO I allow my name and photo (eg. team, luncheon) to be published on the RA website: YES NO Date _ Signature _ _ Fall Meeting/Luncheon Fall meeting/luncheon takes place on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:30AM in the Courtside A Room: $26.00 (includes HST) I will attend the fall luncheon: Yes ☐ No ☐ If yes, please make your cheque payable to RA Riverside Curling and enclose it with your returned Activity Sheet. Mini Warm-Up September 28, 2018 (two draws) Each mini draw will be a six-end game. Curlers may sign up for both draws. Mark the boxes below with a “√” to play, or “sp” to spare. Mark your calendar with the dates of your choice(s) as you are committing to a team like a regular draw. My rated position is: Skip 3rd 2nd Lead Unrated Assessment The Ratings Committee recommends you have 3 years at your rated position before being eligible for promotion. Do you want to be assessed for promotion this season? YES NO If yes, you’ll need to make sure you play in at least 10 “assessed” games during the season. If you would like feedback on your performance during the season, feel free to consult your skip. RA, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 • 613-733-5100 • www.racentre.com • RACentreOttawa Please complete this form and return it to the RA Centre addressed to Melody Rochon, Coordinator, Recreation Club Services at 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 by August 17, 2018. If you have any questions about how to fill in this form, please call Nicole Menzies at 613-737-5895 or email her at nicolelmenzies@gmail.com.

RA Riverside Curling ActivitySheet2018-2019 Mini A - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday, September 28 Mini B - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friday, September 28

7 7 Friday Fixed Curling Fixed teams play the full season on Fridays at 1:00 PM starting on October 5, 2018. Note: All curlers playing on a Friday Fixed team must also play in TWO regular draws. I skip and have my own team. (Name team members and their position) _ _ _ _ _ _ I am on a rink (Name your skip _ _ I am interested in joining a rink I wish to spare RA, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 • 613-733-5100 • www.racentre.com • RACentreOttawa Interclub Representative: Marjorie Kirk 613-722-3564 marjoriekirk@yahoo.ca I will skip my own HOPE team; my team members are: _ _ _ _ _ _ I am on a HOPE team; my skip is _ _ I am interested in joining a HOPE team I can spare in the HOPE SPECIAL (seedatesabove) I can spare in the HOPE BONSPIEL (seedatesabove) Rulesprécis.If team includes a rated third, she must play skip position. Lead position must be filled by a rated lead. A team’s second, third & skip positions may be filled by rated leads and/or rated seconds. See Interclub Rules for official version.

Hope Special and Hope Bonspiel Hope Special (in house): Mondays, 1:00 PM, October 1 - November 5 Hope Bonspiel (Interclub): November 20 - 22 Learn To Curl – The Next Step Advanced Clinics - Wednesday October 17, 24, November 7, 14 The topics covered include: weight control, line of delivery, advanced sweeping skills including ice reading and communication, game strategy and practice being in the house. I wish to attend this set of clinics YES NO Maybe Friday Fixed Coordinator: Marnie Lemieux 613-737-7302 marnielemieux@me.com The Hope Special is an in-house event, where self-formed Riverside teams entering the Hope Bonspiel can practice by playing against each other. Note: teams will be signed-up for both the Special and Bonspiel, unless the skip indicates otherwise. Published: August2018

8 8 RA, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 • 613-733-5100 • www.racentre.com • RACentreOttawa RA Riverside Curling 2018-2019MemberHistoryInformationForm RA Riverside Curling 2016-2017 Member History Information Form Name _ _ Address _ _ Postal Code _ _ Telephone Number _ _ Email _ _ The RA Curling Club is a member of provincial and regional curling associations that act as “governing bodies” for bonspiels they sponsor. A number of the bonspiels have specific eligibility rules with respect to the number of years curled or the club-rated positions held. We therefore ask you to fill out this form with care.

Have you ever belonged to a curling club before? Yes No We need to know how much you have curled. For the purposes of this form, ten games or more in one year is considered one year of curling. Curling History (If required, please continue on the reverse side of this form.) Dates Club / League Position Played _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Menzies at 613-737-5895. Referred by (if applicable _ Date _ _