Welcome & Updates
Crazy that we are halfway though are curling season already! If you are anything like me, the first half flew by! I think I have settled on my New Years resolution being, to stop taking it easy on Team Norris in our open league this next year 🙂
The Multiplex & Curl Morris will be taking a few weeks off to allow everyone to enjoy the holidays with friends & family. We will be closed for 2 weeks (Dec 23 – Jan 6). Leagues start back up on Jan 8.
Zone 4 High School Championships:
Back-to-back weekends in January (Jan 19-20 & Jan 26-27) will see high school teams from around the region compete for a spot in provincials.
School Groups: Nov & Dec
November especially will be a busy month at the club, as those in Grades 9-12 from Morris & Rosenort are scheduled to get a chance to try curling. We are looking forward to hosting both groups! If would enjoy volunteering & helping coach these groups, let me know.
Session #3: Starts Jan 8-11
New teams are welcome to join our leagues come the New Year. Please let me know if you are interested in joining a new league by Dec 31. You can expect a schedule for Session #3 to be sent out in the first week of January.
Monday: Open League @ 7:00pm
Tuesday: Junior Curling @ 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday: Stick League @ 7:00pm & 8:15pm
Thursday: Rec League @ 10:00am
Curl Morris News
Dekalb Superspiel: A Super Success
Thanks to all of our members who volunteered, sponsored the event, and came out to watch this years Superspiel!
This year saw an incredibly exciting end to the Spiel with the Women’s game being decided in an extra end and Men’s game coming down to a last shot runback. Congratulations goes out to Team Schwaller (Switzerland) & Team Horgan (Northern Ontario) for winning this years bonspiels.
A huge thanks also to those on the organizing committee. It was a pleasure to get to see behind the scenes all the work that has been done over the last 16 years to run the biggest cash spiel in Manitoba.
Team Korea Call Morris Home
For 3 weeks, we had the Deaf National Teams from Korea also come and practice. We really appreciate all our leagues and members for being accommodating when they were practicing here. Both teams competed in the Dekalb, with the Women’s team winning multiple games.
This trip was in preparation for the Deaf Olympics in Turkey scheduled for March. They wanted to get experience playing on ice conditions similar to their expectations of that event and play against some of the best teams in the world. It was inspiring to see all their hard work, as they put in 6 hour days on the ice for the full 3 weeks (not taking a day off).
Shoutout to Min (the operator of the Morris Stampede Inn) for helping translate, and facilitate their time here as well.
Japanese University Delegates Try Rock Thrower
This past month, our Open League had 2 new visitors from Japan 🙂
Thanks to Chris & Lorne’s previous work on building a rock thrower, two gentleman came for a couple days to learn the in’s and out’s of the machine and get taught on how it can continue to be used to train athletes in a competitive setting. A big thanks also goes out to Team Norris & Team Maas for welcoming & including them in your game!
Lights being Replaced
Thanks to a grant by Efficiency Manitoba and the work done by Arien & Dan, we have received funding to be able to replace all the light fixtures in the building with high efficiency LED lights.
Not only will these lights help us save on our energy costs right away, they also help improve the overall lighting in the facility. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding over the next couple weeks as this work gets completed.
That is it for me in this edition of “On the button”. If you have any questions you can now email me at email@example.com.