News and Events
Interested in Curling regularly this year??
Check out our "League Info" page and get in touch with the contact person of the league you are interested in! They will give you all the details for registration :)
Try Out Curling Open House
Interested in trying out the sport of curling?
The Highlander Curling Club is welcoming new curlers and curlers of all levels of experience to our Open House being held Oct 7th to 10th. This event is intended as a way for anyone to try the game or for previous curlers to get back to the game. Basic instructions on how to play will be provided. There are also workshops for those who wish to try stick curling and those who would like to try mixed doubles as played in the Olympics. The Junior sessions are intended for those eight years of age and up and our current junior curlers are encouraged to bring a friend.
We will be following all Covid 19 restrictions including masking and vaccinations protocols and are limiting the number of participants per session. All sessions are free and we ask that you bring a pair of clean sneakers. We hope you can join us!
Please register for the events by clicking on the links in the table!
Schedule of Events:
Thurs, Oct 7
Thurs, Oct 7
Fri, Oct 8
10-12 & 1-3
Fri, Oct 8
Sat, Oct 9
Sun, Oct 10
Sun, Oct 10
Sun, Oct 10
Volunteer Appreciation Night Postponed
This has been a difficult year for the Highlander to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic by trying to follow the ever-changing public health restrictions and in keeping our membership safe. This could not have been possible without the co-operation and support of our volunteers, league reps and members. We will not be hosting a volunteer appreciation night this spring but wish to convey a big thank you to everyone. We look forward to seeing everyone at the start of next season and hope that everything returns close to normal.
Thank You to Outgoing Junior Coordinator - Brian Nicholson
The Highlander Curling Club Board of Directors would like to thank Brian Nicholson for his many years of volunteering as the Highlander Junior Program Coordinator. Brian is stepping away after 5 years in which he has successfully built up the program by providing skillful instruction with a high level of enjoyment and always sharing his enthusiasm for the game with our young members.
THANK YOU BRIAN!!!
Myste Anderson will be taking over that role and we are quite confident that she will do an outstanding job!
2021 League Championship Trophies
Highlander Curling Club Dehumidifier Repair
The Highlander Curling Club expresses its sincere thanks to the Municipality of the County of Antigonish for their funding support through their Community Partnership Capital Grant. With the help of this grant, the Highlander Curling Club was able ensure a critical repair of their aging dehumidifier. The repair has decreased the humidity within the ice shed and has reduced the risk of falls from ice freezing on the side boards. Pictured below are Past President Len MacDonald, President Lorne Deering, Board Member Harry Daemen and Warden Owen McCarron who were all instrumental in making this project happen. Many thanks to all involved in this successful project!!
*NEW* Highlander Curling Club Sign
Big thank you to Roy Lawlor & Len MacDonald for organizing and installing our new welcome sign at the Highlander Curling Club.
It sure looks great out there with our new garbage bin and platform that was installed as part of the Aug 29th St Andrews Trails Association Community Clean-up sponsored by The Great Outdoors Fund & Unsmoke Canada. Big thanks to Harry Daeman who was a huge part of this effort!
Great News: Highlander Curling Club Opening
Interested in Curling this winter? Looking for something to do to get out of the house? Why not try Curling?
Highlander Curling Club will be opening this fall while following COVID-19 Health Protocols as determined by the Province of Nova Scotia. Click here to see the Highlander Curling Club Return to Play Documents.
Opening Date: Monday, October 26th, 2020
Leagues Available: Men's, Women's, Mixed, Mixed Open, Seniors and Juniors
Check out our League Info page for contact information for League Reps or send us an email or Facebook message for more info.
Highlander Curling Club Mourns Loss of Founding Member
The Highlander Curling Club lost a founding member with the death of John Juurlink on August 7, 2020. John was involved with the Club from day one, volunteering at every level from the ground up. He was very knowledgeable about the plant and how things worked. He was often called upon when things were broken, and he spent countless hours at the Club fixing and maintaining its inner workings. John was the "go to" guy. He served as a board member and Club president and he could be found tending the bar from time to time. John loved the sport of curling and he will be missed.
On behalf of the Highlander Curling Club membership, the Board of Directors would like to extend our sincerest condolences to John's wife Linda, who is also an integral member and volunteer in our club, as well as his family.
Nova Scotia Curl Releases Return to Play Guidlines for 2020-2021 Season
Nova Scotia Curl has released it's Return to Play Guidelines and Plan for the 2020-2021 Season, amidst the COVID-19 Crisis. Clubs across Nova Scotia, including the Highlander Curling Club must now determine the feasibility of opening this season while following the guidelines that have been approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Health. We encourage you to become familiar with the Nova Scotia Curling Return to Play Plan that can be found at the following link: NS Curl Plan. This Plan has been approved to begin at Phase 3 of the Plan as long as the epidemiology of Covid-19 remains as it is as of July 22nd.
Highlander Curling Club You Tube Channel
Highlander Curling Club now has its own You Tube Channel!!!! Check out the first cool video, as we get a "rocks view" as the stone curls down the ice, with many Highlander Curling Club members making cameos!! Huge Thanks to Board Member Edwin DeMont for creating this awesome video and our You Tube Channel, as well as Board Member Graeme Fraser for throwing the shot! **BEST VIEWED ON THE YOU TUBE APP ON MOBILE**Watch for more cool videos this season!!
Curling: A 2-Minute Guide
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