News Plus April 2017

Hello Curling Families,

On the 14th of April an email was disbursed with a newsletter “link”  . . . however, it would appear that this was only received by our Coaches, not our Families.   We apologize for any confusion and missed information and deadlines.

Here are a couple of updated items since the newsletter was issued:

We have 5 spots left for our upcoming Casino . . . September 22nd or 23rd!

Friday, September 22nd
       10:00 am – 7:30 pm
       * Banker
       * Cashier

 Saturday, September 23rd
       10:00 am – 7:30 pm
       * Cashier
       6:30 pm – 3:30 am
         Chip Runner
       10:30 pm to 3:30 am
         Count Room Staff

If you interested in getting those volunteer hours… please sign up today!
Click on the following link:


If you’ve signed up for a Key Position “*” please download and sign the form (AGLC Volunteer Sheet 5401and return it to as soon as possible.

Volunteering opportunities still available:

  • May YYC Fit – May 13 & 14 and the BMO Round up Center
  • All Sport One Day – June 17th

 Please go to the following link to sign up today!

Volunteer Refunds:  will be issued after our AGM and All Sport One Day, after June 17th, but you can expect your refund prior to July 1st.

Please cut and paste the following link into your browser:

  • to advise how you would like your refund handled
  • if you are NOT going to volunteer, you also advise that the CYCA can retain your $75 deposit.

U21 Performance Center – If you’re looking for a way to get your team to the next level, this may be the answer for you !

Please email Andy Jones at

Andy apologizes, as he never applied a deadline for registrations.  He has since asked for Registrations forms (2017Apr15_2017-18 U21Proformance Centre Application) to be completed for May 1st.  I apologize again for all of our email issues that that have caused all of this confusion.

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 in Fort McMurray.

AB Winter Games…

February 16th to 19th, 2018

Fort McMurray, AB

To help you get “Started” the CYCA is offering…

Mixed Doubles session

Due to our mail issues, we will try to reschedule this immediately in the fall.

Sunday, April 30th                                             


10:00am to 12:00pm (so you can still go to the Championship Cup)

Garrison Curling Club

If you’re interested in trying the Mixed Doubles format and would like to find a partner for AB Winter Games, we’re offering a 2 hour session to give this great new sport a try and help you find a partner.

Please RSVP using Contact Us  by noon, Wednesday, April 26th  with your age / sex / years curled to and we’ll do our best to find partners for as many youth as possible

Then to keep you going…

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.

Academy of Curling Clinic – Cochrane Curling Club

Please see the poster (2017 Academy of Curling Poster v3 Final) for a great camp opportunity

The Cochrane Curling Club is very excited to be hosting the Academy of Curling Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 15 – 17, 2017 – Get you registration in as soon as possible as based on past events like this the spots will fill up quickly.

This three-day clinic will feature Russ Howard, Grant Odishaw and Laine Peters as well as other instructors.

  •      Friday night from 6 PM to 9 PM will be a clinic for curlers with 1 -3 years’ experience.
  •      Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM will be an intermediate clinic for those curlers who want to improve their skills.
  •      Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM will be an advanced clinic covering the same areas as the Saturday clinic but with an emphasis on how the team can work together.

The Friday clinic is $75, and the Saturday and Sunday clinics are $175.  There will also be a banquet Saturday night featuring Russ Howard.  Tickets to the banquet are $45.

To register for any of the clinics or the banquet please reply to this email. Your spot will be secured when your payment is received.   Cheques should be made payable to the Cochrane Curling Club and mailed to the Cochrane Curling Club, PO Box 846, Cochrane, AB T4C 1A9

Thanks so much, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask !  Cheri