News and Announcements
NEW kids league set to start November 2
With the absence of a Elementary School Program Wadena RE/MAX Curling Club has started a “Kids League” for kids Grades 2 and up. The league will focus on GAMES with instruction during the games. Games will include traditional, doubles, triples and even singles. The kids membership is $50. The league starts at 4:15 to allow for out of town kids to be able to make it in time. For more information email email@example.com.
*Wadena RE/MAX Curling Club AGM results. *
Curling going ahead as planned this season with a few tweaks to address the pandemic. The club is currently working on signage and other covid measures to ensure the safety of the patrons. Some examples are NO Change-rooms, Changing ONLY shoes on location, traffic directions, players sanitize their own rocks before and after game, etc…. A full and separate announcement will be put out regarding the Covid protocols. New to the club is a Kids Instructional League Mondays 4:15-5:45 to fill the void of an Elementary program this year. The league will focus on games with instruction on the ice for Grades 2 and up).
The election of the new Board was also conducted and the Board is as follows:
Dane Ward President
Joel Rorquist Vice
Diane Bodnarek Treasurer
Michelle Rorquist Secretary
Returning Board Members:
Newly Elected Board Members:
The season long 50/50 will return this year with every member expected to sell one book of ten tickets ($100 worth). The lottery license is in process and tickets are expected to be distributed later in November for a drawing later in the season. Due to lost revenues from early closure last year, projected higher expenses due to Covid-19, and potential loss of revenues from Covid restrictions the fees have been increased to insure the viability of the club. Fees are as follows for the coming season:
Adult Member: $225
Junior Member $50 (Including Kids League)
5th/Spare/Practicing Member: $100 (Includes someone affiliating for Playdowns)
Leagues Start November 2nd and include Monday League, Kids League, Tuesday League, Premier League (Wed), Daytime League (1:00 Thursdays). School league TBD.
Event Dates (note no Banquets allowed):
November 27-29th OPEN Event (Open to all)
December 4-6 (SCT including Dunstone, Flasch, Mikush, Pomedli, Comfort and more top Sask Teams)
January 2-3 Sandra Schmirler Foundation Charity Doubles
January 3rd Junior Hit, Tap, and Draw Competition
January 6-9 Men’s
January 15-17 Junior Men’s Qualifier1 (Curlsask Provincial Qualifier)
February 1-6 Farmers and Friends
March 11-14 Ladies
March 26-27 Chicken and Wine
Team Syrota looks to Qualify for Senior Provincials. This weekend Wadena plays host to the Senior Women’s Q-Spiel #1 where 4 Senior Ladies teams will qualify for the Provincials. Local team Deloris Syrota will face 6 other top Senior Ladies Teams starting Friday January 10th at 2:30. The Final games are Sunday 1:00 with the two C-Side Qualifiers.
December 3rd, Wadena RE/MAX Curling Club: Team Glen Muirhead, with coach Al Hackner, arrived Tuesday in advance of the Farmers Edge Superspiel in Wadena. The team arrived and treated the Wadena Juniors to a short clinic after school. Kids learned some curling skills from the boys and had a lot of fun, even getting the Scots to say some tongue twisters. The team will stay in Wadena all week and play some exhibition games Wednesday 8:30 and tentatively Thursday 8:00 with their first game of the SCT/WCT event at 3:00 at the Wadena RE/MAX Curling Club.
The Scottish team is one team is a very strong field for the 3rd Annual Farmers Edge Superspiel, which is a stop on the Saskatchewan and World Curling Tours. The popularity of the event has broken past capacity this year with 2 draws needed in Foam Lake Friday to accommodate the 21 teams. Some of the best curling you will see in Saskatchewan will take place starting Friday 3:00PM in Wadena with the Final set for 3:30PM Sunday. The event is FREE to attend (with a non-mandatory silver plate collection for Wadena Junior Curling). Thanks to support from great sponsors like title sponsor Farmers Edge the top prize for the event is $5000 however the most important prize on the line is a Berth in the 2020 SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincials. With berths allocated by Curlsask, and the SCPA (Sask Curling Players Association) the top "eligible” finishing team in this event will earn a spot in the Tankard in Melville and skip the Playdown Process. (Refer to curlsask.ca for eligibility rules). Kitchen will be open 1:00 Friday, 6:30 AM Saturday and 8:00 AM Sunday. Farmers Edge Specialists will be in attendance at the event showcasing their 2020 Digital Agronomy Platform. The Wadena Curling Club is proud to have such great support from a great partner like Farmers Edge.
Foam Lake Curling Club:
Friday 5:30, 9:00
Wadena RE/MAX Curling Club:
Friday *3:00, *6:15, 9:00;
Sat 8:00, 11:15, 2:30, 5:45, 9:00;
Sunday 9:30, 12:30, 3:30
*games to be tape delayed for Access 7 Sports. Air date TBD.
RESULTS, ROSTERS and DRAW: See Program Attached or email back asking for a copy and paste version. Or Curlsask.ca. ALL RESULTS are posted live on Curlsask.ca if you would like results sent directly to you please let reply to this email.
Local Flavour would be entire Franko Team Curling out of Wadena.
Scott Comfort out of Wadena (Comfort won the Tankard Berth Spot at last years event)
Dave Zukewich (formerly Wadena) sparing on Kody Hartung Team
Garret and Drew Springer (Foam Lake) front end for Jason Jacobson.
Garret Fedak Team of Foam Lake
Glen Muirhead Scotland obviously. (Top 20 in the world, top 3 in Scotland).
Kody Hartung: Defending Farmers Edge Superspiel Champs
Jeff Hartung: 2017 Farmers Edge Superspeil Champs
Ben Gamble, Jason Jacobson, and Shaun Meachem have already qualified for Provincials at previous SCT events.
Rylan Kleiter 3 Time Junior and 3 Time U18 Provincial Championship Team
Shaun Meacham, Scott Manners, Brennen Jones, Ryan Deis, and more have Tankard Championships under their belts
Shane Vollman Saskatchewan Club Curling Champions
Farmers Edge Experts will be in attendance showing their newest technology
Access 7 Broadcasting Friday 1st two draws Friday (on tape delay) with Gerald Schymko donating his time to commentate
Attached files are the full draw and program for the Farmers Edge Superspiel
Attached picture is Team Glen Muirhead with some of the Wadena Juniors Curlers ranging from Grades 3-12. Front Left to Right Cammy Smith (lead), Kyle Smith (third), Thomas Muirhead (2nd), Glen Muirhead (Skip).