Hello TSA Members! We are very proud to have hosted the 55+ Games in August. We received great feedback from curlers as well as their friends and families. The Trolley Tours were very well attended - thank you Doreen & Jill! Everyone enjoyed the great food provided by Becky & Graham -- morning, noon & night. And the bar was hopping! Thank you Bob & Mike -- the ice was great, and the place looked fantastic. And to all of the volunteers, this event could not have happened without you. You make our club great!
Below are some kind words from the athletes.
Want to express my thanks to you and the great group of curling volunteers, we had a blast. Philip
You and your entire group did an outstanding job with this event. We could not have been made to feel more welcome and, as a competitor, the whole thing ran extremely well. Bill
Thanks again for your hard work and having a good schedule. We found everything regarding the games well organized and everybody very friendly. Maxine, Regina
Thanks to you and your crew for all your hard work hosting the games curling. Everything was top notch. Also thanks for all the pictures you sent out. They were great. They will always bring back fond memories of our time spent in Saint John, which by the way was wonderful. Murray, Margo Saskatchewan
Thanks for a well run event. Appreciated all your work and coordination. Please pass on our thanks for a job well done to all of the volunteers. We both enjoyed the trolley tour. Bob & Sherry
Thanks to your committee for all your hard work. We enjoyed our say in Saint John and the games at your club. Have a good rest. Agnes, Jeanette, Maria, Dolores, Ellen
Received the pictures -- what a great reminder of the days spent in your curling rink -- now we know for sure we were there! Thanks again to you and your volunteers for all your hard work in keeping us on track, with a big smile. Agnes
Thanks Wayne and once again a great job done by all at the event. I suspect you had a serious need to catch up on some sleep and I hope you have managed to do just that. Enjoyed our time at TSA and made many new friends who I hope we will see at this event in the future. Jim, Nova Scotia
Curling 101 September 27, 6 - 7pm
TSA is hosting our first Curling 101 session this Thursday at 6 - 7pm. This is a free event open to all ages. It is a chance to introduce non-curlers to this wonderful sport. We will also be running Rocks & Rings in 2 schools this week. Participants only need to bring a pair of clean running shoes to wear on the ice,
warm clothes plus gloves or mitts, hockey or bike helmet (required for children 12 years & younger). If you have friends, family, coworkers who may be interested in giving curling a try tell them to register with Mike at 634-7656. The session only runs 1 hour and then there is free pizza after!!
Join us for the Aloha Funspiel Sep 28 - 29! It includes 3 six end games, plus Saturday night Luau and dance with music by Oreo Jones! Extra tickets for Oreo Jones are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Everyone knows the best way to relieve sore curling muscles is to dance the night away! More info at: http://www.tsacurlingclub.com/aloha.html
TSA Open House will be:
Saturday Oct. 13 (students and adults) 1 - 3pm
Sunday Oct. 14 (Little Rocks and Juniors) 1 - 3pm
Plan to attend and bring your friends!
There will be draw prizes, practice ice, and sign ups for the various leagues.
Start think about which leagues you want to play in!
The League Coordinators will be there so plan to attend! League Coordinators:
Monday Morning Senior Men's: Terry Robart
Monday Night Mixed: Iain Sinclair and Helen-Louise Mitchell
Tuesday Day Ladies: Susan Dole
Tuesday Night Competitive: Wade Blanchard
Wednesday Afternoon Senior Men's: Terry Robart
Wednesday Night Mixed: Charlene & Steve Copeland
Thursday Day Ladies: Susan Dole
Thursday Night Men:Donnie Ritchie
Friday Morning Mixed Seniors: Drop-in
Friday Night Juniors Mixed Doubles: Jeff Stewart
Saturday Morning Crystals: Donnie Ritchie
Saturday Wheelchair: Wayne Cooper
Sunday Commercial: Sean Thompson
Sunday Little Rocks & Junior: Jeff Stewart
If you can help for an hour or so either in the lounge or on the ice,
please let Mike know.
Riverboat Oct 18 - 21
The Riverboat Classic sets sail on Thursday Oct. 18th to Sunday October 21st. Get your teams in now!
Dufferin Hall will be hosting a number of corporate events and parties through the Fall. Talk to Mike if you are looking for meeting or party space!
New Volunteer Opportunity!
The Advertising & Sponsorship Committee will find opportunities to increase revenue through ad space and event sponsorship. This helps keep our membership fees down. Charlene Copeland is looking for 4 - 5 members to join the committee. If you have sales or marketing expertise, contacts in the Saint John business community then contact Charlene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October Curling Times
The calendar of events is up for September and October. Practice ice is available, plus Mixed Doubles and Crystals drop-in sessions. Check the calendar and the descriptions for more details.
TSA (Thistle-St. Andrew's) Curling Club is located in North Saint John. Our newly-renovated facility has 8 sheets of ice -- more than any club in the area -- and includes a spacious lounge, banquet room, pro shop, locker rooms and wheelchair access to our lounge and ice. Drop by for a tour!