The Morris Curling Club has existed since 1898, making it one of the 10 longest running curling clubs in Manitoba!
Curling Club Executives 2019-2020
Back Row: Gerald May, Darcy Lavergne, Brad Irvine, Lorne Hamblin, Curt Recksiedler
Front Row: Cheryl Waldner, Brian Recksiedler, Carol Landry, Brenda Recksiedler, Marilyn Gitzel
Missing Cara Zabudny
Past President: Brian Recksiedler
President: Brian Recksiedler
Vice President: Curtis Recksiedler
Secretary: Marilyn Gitzel
Treasurer: Marilyn Gitzel
Finance Committee: Brian Recksiedler, Curtis Recksiedler, Marilyn Gitzel
Bonspiel Director: Brenda Recksiedler
Facilities/Ice Director: Brad Irvine
Bar Director: Curtis Recksiedler
Junior Curling Director: Lorne Hamblin
Membership Director: Carol Landry
Fundraising Director: Darcy Lavergne
CCTC Director: Lorne Hamblin
Media Director: Cara Zabudny
Volunteerism Director: Cheryl Waldner
Member at Large: Gerald May
Non Executive Positions
Bar: Wendy Zinn
Ice Technician: Allan Gitzel
The Morris Curling Club established the DEKALB SuperSpiel in March 2009 with the wonderful support of Monsanto Canada and the DEKLAB seed brand. With the expansion in 2014 to include 32 women’s teams and the 2015 expansion to include 32 men’s teams, the DEKALB SuperSpiel has become one of the top 5 events on both the men’s and women’s side outside of the Grand Slam Series. The recent expansions also meant adding a second venue with curlers now curling in both the Morris Curling Club on Al Gitzel’s ice and on Greg Ewasko’s arena ice in Rosenort. The Morris Curling Club purchased a TV system in time for the 2nd DEKALB SuperSpiel so that fans could have a super viewing experience with the ability to watch any sheet from any location in the club. Every year the DEKALB SuperSpiel attracts teams from across Canada and all around the world!
The CCTC is a complete stare of the art training centre, open year-round, offering resources in fitness, physio, mental, nutrition, technical and tactical training for the beginner to the elite athlete. Using lasers, speed traps, and training gates to assist curlers and coaches in understanding the player’s delivery and the impacts on the thrown stone. Home to the first and only rock thrower, athletes at the CCTC have an opportunity found nowhere else on the globe. The ability to throw a rock consistently with the same selected line, weigh and rotation makes the Rock Thrower a wonderful tool for understanding ice conditions and how it changes with the number of thrown rocks, sweeping and other ice conditions. It helps athletes learn and understand how their sweeping impacts a thrown rock.
On December 10th, 2018 the Morris Curling Club and Cargill Curling Training Centre entered a historic partnership with the Canadian Deaf Sport’s Association (CDSA). This 4-year partnership was formed to implement the Canadian Deaf Curling Program, which includes permanent access to the Cargill Curling Training Centre and to all the equipment and training it provides. The CDSA is a registered charity – a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of high-performance Deaf and hard of hearing athletes.