- curling news in and around Ottawa

Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018

Willie Jeffries

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden and unexpected death of Willie Jeffries. Willie was a member of the Ottawa Curling Club and was an exceptional curler, winning many events in Ottawa and around Ontario. There will be a celebration of life for Willie at the Ottawa Curling Club on Saturday September 8th at 1:30 pm. See the obtituary here.

The Season Approaches

Carleton Heights is about two weeks away from the start of the curling season. Their summer league will be taking entries until this Friday, there are still a few available slots. The Doubles event takes place September 6th to September 9th (flyer) as does their Women’s event (flyer).

Carleton Heights Summer Leagues

The information and registration is now available for the Carleton Heights Summer League starting August 21. Cash draws in the evening, junior draws at 5 pm. See the registration form here or contact manager Alex Young

2018 OVCA Youth Symposium

The Ottawa Valley Curling Association Youth Symposium will be held on Saturday September 8th at Granite Curling Club from 9 am until noon.
Light snacks are offered in the morning & lunch provided after the meeting. This meeting is open to anyone with an interest in supporting youth curling (youth program directors & volunteers, parents, etc.) Please RSVP, forward agenda items, and direct any questions to the meeting organizer: Leslie Ashton, 613-282-6482

Shirley Adams

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Shirley Adams on July 7th. Shirley was well known for her curling skills, but was most famous for her pin and other collections related to curling.
Many of us had the opportunity to get to know Shirley at countless Canadian and World Championships. Her obituary is in the Ottawa Citizen. Visitation is on Friday July 13th,  2-4 and 7-9 at Capital Funeral Home 3700 Prince of Wales.


Challenge de Curling de Gatineau

The Challenge de Curling de Gatineau will be held at the Centre Sportif Robert Rochon and Buckingham Curling Club (which is celebrating it's 100th Anniversary) October 17-21. Teams may enter on line here. There will be 32 elite men's teams, 32 open class teams, and an international field of 20 junior men and 20 junior women playing in the U21 Crystal Slam the weekend before.

Academy of Curling

The Academy of Curling is back in Ottawa this Fall, featuring Russ Howard, Mary-Anne Arsenault and Grant Odishaw. A new format will consist of two sessions of 1½ days each - at City View Curling Club September 21-23. Poster

Capital Curling Events

See the bonspiel page for information on the Fall Open, Moosehead Open and Gananoque 1000 Islands Men's coming up this Fall.

Jack Young Memorial Men's Bonspiel

The first bonspiel listing for next season, at Carleton Heights, is on the Bonspiel Page.

Mixed Doubles League

Phil Letendre is organizing a city-wide Mixed Doubles league for next season, where individual club membership isn’t required. The league would run on weekends from October to March or April with playoffs at the end. Anyone interested please fill out this survey at
If you have any questions, email: