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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Grants to Brockville Country Club Announced

A goal of the BCC is to upgrade the "Granite Room" with air conditioning and acoustical treatment so that large banqets and shows can be hosted throughout the summer months in a proper environment. Today's announcement puts the BCC closer to that goal!!
The BCC is pleased to announce that a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in the amount of $75,000 and a second grant for $25,000 from the Government of Canada Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) has been awarded to the BCC.Making the announcement at a ceremony held at the BCC Tuesday morning (Dec 21st) were Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown and local MPP Steve Clark. Joining Gord and Steve in the photo were (from Left) Tom Russell; Executive Director of the 1000 Islands CDC; Valerie Deakin, OTF representative; Gord; Steve; Bob Larocque, BCC President and Jack Kenny, BCC Board Secretary. The local media were well represented at the announcement which should result in coverage in Wednesday's newspapers. With this announcement, the potential for a much improved Granite Room for functions this coming summer moves a step closer.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

OCA Zones in Full Swing at BCC

Competition in a combined Ontario Curling Association Zone 1 and Zone 2 event are in action as we speak at the Brockville Country Club. Eleven teams, (8 men & 3 women teams) from Cornwall and the Ottawa Curling club make up the Zone 1 teams and six mens and 6 womens teams from Brockville and the Rideau Curling Club make up Zone 2 teams.
The Brockville team consists of BCC members; (picture from left), Skip Steve Lodge, second Rob Bushfield, third Ian Soutar and lead Nate Etherington. The BCC boys won their first game and are well into their second.
A total of 16 Zones are being played this weekend at various rinks. Two from each Zone for both mens and ladies will advance to four (4) Regionals; the eastern Ontario's regional being hosted at Cornwall early January. Two from each Regional will then advance to the Provincials to be held in Grimsby, Feb 7 & 8th. From there it is to the Tankard and Scotties.
The playoffs at the BCC this weekend will be exciting. Spectators are welcome at no charge to see who will advance, as teams try to make their way to the Dominion Tankard (Mens) and Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Women). Come watch some great curling; it will be exciting!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

BCC Member "Bellringers"

For over 10 years, BCC members have come together to volunteer their time and "man" The Salvation Army's Christmas kettle outside the uptown LCBO. Ross Henniger has been the main organizer scheduling some 40 BCC members over a 5 week period (Nov 19th to Dec 24). In the picture are Yvonne Klye and John Thompson as they change shift at the BCC's Kettle location.
At the risk of missing a name, following are the BCC member volunteers: Pam Anderson, Betty Bates, Mary Begg, Tim Blake, Dave Bryer, Charlie Brady, Jack Butt, Bob Chick, Maureen Darby, Roger & Bonnie Hardy, Chris Hansen, Ernie Harper, Ross Henniger, Henry Horbay, Jack Hughes, Wayne & Bev Johnson, Fred Joyce, Yvonne Kyle, Bob Larocque, Bill Logan, Marilyn Metcalfe, Don Moore, John Nightingale, Doug Peacock, Don Presley, Dave Publow, Roger Rhodes, Kelvin Robinson, Marson Smith, Sandy Stewart, Nat Tennant, John & Gerri Thompson, Dave & Lorna Vanbridge, Sid VanderMeulen, Rod Wilkes, and Nora White. (Still a couple of spots open if you can help - call Ross!!)
The Salvation Army's Christmas drive is a great cause, and it is wonderful to see so many BCC members pulling together to be "Bellringers" leading up to Christmas.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Ontario Curling Association Zones 1 & 2 at BCC This Weekend

This weekend, December 11 & 12, 2010, the BCC will be hosting some exciting curling. It is the Ontario Curling Association's Zone 1 and 2 men's and women's competition. This will be the first step for many teams as they try to make the long journey to the BRIER and SCOTTIES.
The BCC member team of Steve Lodge, Rob Bushfield, Ian Soutar & Nate Etherington will compete. Other familiar local names include Laura Payne, Jeff & Christine McCrady. Shorty Champ Rachel Homan will also be present. Competition kicks off at 9:30 AM Saturday. Further Saturday games start at 1:00 PM, 5 PM and 8:30 PM. Sunday games start at 12 noon, 4 PM and 8 pm. Spectators are welcome and encouraged. There is no charge for spectators. Drop in to the BCC over this weekend to see some great curling. You will be glad you did!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

BCC Ladies Christmas Dinner

Tuesday evening, November 30th, was Ladies Night at the BCC as they got together for the annual Ladies Christmas Dinner. Organized by Joan Byers, some 65 of our BCC ladies were treated to a scrumptious meal of squash bisque, roasted pork loin or rainbow trout and a sticky toffee pudding. The ladies had fun socializing before and after dinner and Joan thanked the ladies present for pretty well filling her SUV with groceries and money for the food bank. It is much appreciated, especially at this time of year. From the sound level emanating from the dining room, we are sure the ladies had a great evening.