Sweeper’s Cove

Yes, it’s true. The upcoming 2008/2009 curling season is about to begin. What is stopping you? Here is your chance to “slide” down to the Ponoka Curling Club and get yourself registered for one or more of our leagues.

Submitted:

Yes, it’s true. The upcoming 2008/2009 curling season is about to begin. What is stopping you? Here is your chance to “slide” down to the Ponoka Curling Club and get yourself registered for one or more of our leagues. As advertised in last week’s news, registration is scheduled for this Thursday evening, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Why not make this your opportunity to enjoy some fun, excitement and yes, even the dreaded “E” word, some exercise, while visiting with friends acquaintances, old and new.

The executive of the Ponoka Curling Club is looking forward to a strong season which includes plans for a stick-curling league, should the registration warrant it, as well as a full complement of regular leagues including our junior program.

Stick curling can be challenging to learn as it takes a lot of skill to attain the alignment of the rock as well as the weight. It comes with its own set of rules such as the obvious one which states that rocks must be delivered with a curling stick. Some of the other rules include that sweeping is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house and that one member of each two person team stays at each end of the rink and must not cross the centre ice. As well, each of the two curlers delivers six rocks and all games are six ends. The benefits of stick curling include “evening out on the ice” for those with physical limitations and an advantage for those new to curling as they do not have to master the sliding technique.

Don’t be put off if you are an individual or a group of only two or three players. There always seems to be teams looking for people and the club is always ready to help put a team together which is a great opportunity to meet new people. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend.

The season kicks off Monday, Oct. 27, with the men’s league with the other leagues to follow in that week.

Just Posted

Ponoka County agrees to next step for Rimbey Agrim

Full time manager will help Rimbey Agrim Centre’s financial stability

Ponoka County grader lease program will continue

Bridge tender awarded, gravel work extended until September

Over 1,000 barrel racers pouring into Ponoka next week for ABRA Finals

Over a thousand barrel racers will be converging on Ponoka next week… Continue reading

Downhill Derby deadline due directly

Ponoka’s annual soapbox race slated for Sept. 7

Fashion Fridays: How to dress and feel powerful

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Discussion on grief and loss between Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper goes viral

The exchange includes emotional question from Cooper, and outlook on grief as a child

Toronto activist calling on federal parties to nominate more black candidates

Fewer than 20 black Canadians have been nominated so far, including some Liberal MPs seeking re-election

First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action thanked the feds

‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dies at 79

Actor and writer was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the 1969 psychedelic road trip movie

What could be next? Five questions in the SNC-Lavalin saga

Will police lay charges? Will report resonate with voters? Will Jody Wilson-Raybould get re-elected?

Alberta government strikes panel to advise on wage cut for alcohol servers

Panel is tasked with consolidating existing studies on the effects of a minimum-wage increase

‘Tips on steroids:’ Social media both a help, hurdle for Canadian police investigations

More than 1,000 tips were received by police in the hunt for fugitives Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky

B.C. homicide victim’s brother says he may never know why she was killed

Stetson Deese the family is preparing for the possibility they’ll be left in the dark on motive

Most Read