News 2017 – Spring Clean-up

Our apologies for the website and email difficulties we’ve experienced since the beginning of March, we hope we have resolved the issue and can move forward with ease.

Please read the following newsletter as there is date sensitive information enclosed.

Upcoming dates:

CYCA Mixed Doubles – This event had to be cancelled as we were unable the get the message out to everyone in a timely manner due to the website and email issues.  Please stay tuned early in the fall, as we will reschedule this event.  Mixed Doubles – the game.  Skills and teaching session, plus we will help match you with a Mixed Double partner for AB Winter Games Registration. 

Registration coming soon:


May 13th and 14th – YYCFit at the Round up Center (Stampede Park) – Volunteers required.
3-4 hr shifts, chatting with people, explaining about our great sport and the CYCA.  We will also have the Rocks and Rings display in our booth!   Grab a “team mate” and a parent and come and give back to our great sport!  This can go towards your volunteer hours.

May 15th – noon, deadline for the CYCA Award Nominations, please nominate your Club Coordinator or Favorite Coach today.  Send an email to
More details below.

June 14th – CYCAAnnual General Meeting at the Garrison CC 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
The CYCA Board is looking for some enthusiastic parents that have grown to love our sport and willing to give back.  We have approximately 8-10 Board meetings a year, as well as the event or duty you choose to be involved in.  If you would like more information on any of the positions, please drop an email to

June 17th – All Sport One Day – Southland Leisure Center – On ice volunteers required.  9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  We will also require drivers with a truck or van to transport rocks and brooms from the Winter Club to the Southland Leisure Center and back.
Note:  We only have a morning session this year.

September 22nd and 23rd – CYCA Casino – Deerfoot Inn and Casino  – 3 SPOTS LEFT (Thank you to those who have already signed up!  Please volunteer today!

September 23rd – CYCA Development Camp – North Hill CC 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Registration opens:  noon, Monday, August 21st
Registration closes:   noon, Monday, September 18th

CYCA Board Positions available:  President, Vice President, Secretary, Sunday League Coordinator, Members at Large.  Please check the website for a description breakdown.

CYCA Award Nominations are here and we need your feedback…

 CYCA – Rick Dunsmore / Volunteer of the Year Award
Criteria:  In recognition of your significant time and effort supporting youth curling with a positive attitude and willingness to encourage fun for everyone!

Daina Anton – Friend of Youth Curling
Criteria:  To be given for outstanding volunteer service based on time, commitment, effort, attitude and willingness.

Junior Club Coordinator
Criteria:  To be given to a Junior Club Coordinator for their time, effort, development of a vibrant grass-roots program at the club level. 

Coach of the Year Award
Criteria:  To be given for an outstanding contribution towards a positive athlete and personal development of many youth curlers over the past year.

Please email your nominations to
Deadline:  Noon, Monday, May 15th

Volunteer Refunds will be sent out July 1st 

Again, there is some “Spring cleaning” involved to have the refunds issued efficiently.

Each Family will receive an email shortly with one of the following comments in the “SUBJECT” line.  (if you have two or more children in the CYCA you will receive two or more emails)

The emails will be sent out with the following subject lines:

  • a list of people who “I have volunteered” – Thank you for volunteering. If you could please reply with your current mailing address
  • a list of people who “Prefer NOT to volunteer” – Please retain my deposit.  If you could please reply to this email as acceptance to the subject line.
    (many of these are per your registration form you submitted in fall of 2016.)
  • a list of people who “Please advise” or we will retain your deposit”

If your email differs from the volunteer commitment you’ve made, please sent a reply email with your explanation to

Double Deal offer:  Join our CYCA Board of Directors for 2017 – 2018 and we will apply your Volunteer credit for the 2016 – 2017 Season as well as the 2017 – 2018 season.

There is a $150 savings – simply for a little bit of your time.

To volunteer for our CYCA Board or either of our last two programs, please click on the link for any of these options:

Curling Camps:

Everyone should have received the Curling Camp email.
Wow, everyone is eager this season!

AB Rocks:  Both camps are both FULL!  Please feel free to register anyways, this will put you on the wait list, as well, it will help the ACF better plan for future years!

Delia Curling Camp:  offering three camps this year, the first week is full.
Register today.  (Poster and Registration Form attached)

Alberta Winter Game Trials . . .

Mixed Doubles Format – 2 person team – 1 Boy and 1 Girl
U15 as of December 31, 2017
Year of Birth 2002 – 2006

Trials – Pre-event Bonspiel is
November 4th and 5th at the Garrison CC – AB Winter games is an amazing experience and I would encourage all youth who qualify by age to give this a try !

16 Teams will Qualify for the 2018 Winter Games and move onto the event in Fort McMurray.

AB Winter Games…
February 16th to 19th, 2018
Fort McMurray, AB


Canada Winter Games…
February 14th to March 3rd, 2019
Red Deer, AB
These teams consist of traditional 4 boy or 4 girl teams.
Competitors shall be a maximum of 17 years of age on June 30, 2018.
Born on or after July 1, 2000.

Start building your team today !!

If you have any further questions, please contact
Paul Webster at

Mixed Doubles League:

Cochrane Curling Club is offering a Mixed Doubles League in the Fall

If this is something you think you and your spouse or you and your youth or your AB Winter Games Trial team might be interested in – please email or call Barb Gibson at 403-660-9765 or and she will send you a registration form.

Thursday Nights and the cost for the season is $335 / person – 18 or younger $250 / person.

The CYCA is pleased to announce that Christopher Pratt

has been awarded to be our 2017 – 2018  Social Media Ambassador, for a second term.

We look forward to another year of Christopher’s great communication

And updates in our Social Media circles.

 *** Follow the CYCA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Once SACA confirms their Playdown date schedule, we can book our ice for next season and our CYCA Posters will be updated online at


Have a wonderful summer and we hope to see you in the Fall !
Cheri Helston and your CYCA Board of Directors