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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

BCC Curling Team Heading to Provincials

The Brockville Country Club team of skip Ron Edgely; Vice Warner Bischof; 2nd John Wellington; and lead Charlie Brady is heading to the 2015 Tim Hortons Masters Provincials to be played January 7 to 11 at the Stirling Curling Club (just north of Belleville). The top eight teams in Ontario will participate in this provincial championship for curlers over 60 years of age. Our BCC rink had to win in Zone play and Regional play, both held in Ottawa, in order to advance to these Provincials.
BCC team picture above (left to right) Ron Edgley (skip), Warner Bischof (vice), Charlie Brady (lead). Missing photo: John Wellington (2nd). Should our BCC team be successful at the Provincials they would be off to Whitehorse, Yukon for the National Championship.
The last time a BCC curling team made it to the Master Provincials was in 1992. CONGRATULATIONS to Ron, Warner, John and Charlie and the best of luck in the upcoming Provincials. The Brockville Country Club will be rooting for you all the way!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BCC 100th Anniversary History Book Nears Completion

The Brockville Country Club's 100th Anniversary Book on the history of the Club has been a year in the making. And it is just about complete. The final draft has been provided Photovisions and their target is to have the books available late in the week of December 8, 2014.
Jack  Kenny and Bob Jordan will be at the Brockville Country Club Friday, December 12, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for a book signing. Members may drop in and pick up the book they pre-ordered. Additional copies will also be available for anyone wishing to purchase a copy.
Those members who are not able to pick up their book on Dec. 12th may do so at the BCC office during normal hours beginning Monday December 15, 2014.
A public book signing and sale of books will be held at Leeds Country Books, King Street, Brockville on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The 18th Edition of the "Shorty" a Huge Success

The Brockville Country Club hosted the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic, presented by VIA Rail, September 18 - 21, 2014. A super field of curlers played to large crowds. Twenty four men's and 12 ladies' teams participated bringing the best curlers in the world to the BCC. The Epping, Gushue, Stoughton, Howard, Muirhead, Homan, Murdoch, Middaugh, Edin teams competed including last year's Shorty winner and Canada's Olympic Gold Medal winners; the Jacobs team. From Canada, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland, they descended on Brockville and the BCC.
In the ladies section, Muirhead got by Homan to advance and Middaugh got by Hastings. The ladies final saw Middaugh; winners in 2011, come through to take the 2014 ladies crown. In the men's division, Jacobs got by Bowser, Epping by Gushue, Howard by Stoughton and Casey got by Murdock. Jacobs then advance past Epping and Casey past Howard to set up the final. And again last year's champs and Olympic medalists, the Jacobs team, won the 2014 Shorty Jenkins Classic.
Congratulations to Gord McCrady Jr. and his team of Charlie Brady, Norm Saunders, Ara Papertzian, Wayne Gallinger, Bill Kyle, Lois Kaddatz, Jon Wall (of Wall2Wall Ice), Don Nielson and Ginger Dalock for organizing such a great event.
And Congratulations to the Jacobs and Middaugh teams for winning the 2014 Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic.

Brooke Henderson Plays Charity at The BCC

On Saturday, September 23, 2014, the Brockville Country Club was pleased to host Brooke Henderson, the #1 rated female amateur golfer in the world, as she played in a 9-hole charity match. The match, for the St. John Ambulance capital campaign, was organized by Dave Dargie, campaign chair, who played with Brooke and 94-year-old John Williams and Pat Markovich who won her spot in a draw.
Approximately 75 members, guests and the media followed Brooke and her playing partners around the course for the 9 holes. Three lucky juniors, Sarah Cushing, Gavin White and Owen Webster, were able to carry Brooke's golf bag for three holes each. Imagine, they can say they caddied for Brooke Henderson. Brooke's mother and grandmother were also in the entourage.
It was a great day for a good cause and a real pleasure to see Brooke play at the Brockville Country Club.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BCC Ladies Play Intersectional at Outaouais

On Monday, September 15, 2014 our Brockville Country Club Senior Ladies Intersectional Team played their match at the Outaouais Golf Club in Rockland. They report it was lovely weather and a wonderful day ... but ran up against stiff competition and finished in fourth place in the "C" divison. The four clubs included host club Outaouais (28 pts); Rideau View (23 pts), GreyHawk (19 pts) and Brockville (14 pts).
Our ladies team was composed of (l to r): Heather Morgan, Marsha Lindsay, Gay Mailloux (alternate), Susan Blanchard, Sharon Ellis, Teri DeLuis, Kellie Howe, Cathy Townsend and Sandi Stewart (coach & cheerleader).
The girls would like to thank Sharon Ellis for getting the team together through tryouts and practices. Also to Teri who won all 3 of her matches and to Marsha for winning 2 of 3.
Congratulations to all our BCC Senior Ladies Intersectional team members for representing the Brockville Country Club at the Intersectionals.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Reinhart wins Flagstick BCC Open, Adam Folco Places 3rd

The 2014 edition of the Flagstick BCC Open was played at the Brockville Country Club Saturday and Sunday September 13 & 14, 2014. All players endured a first round marred by wet, cold weather that flooded the golf course and stopped play on Saturday. Play resumed Sunday morning under much drier but still frigid temperatures.

Through it all, Dwight Reinhart of the Arnprior Golf Club won the 36 hole event posting rounds of 75 and 70 to nip Kingston junior Noah Steele by a single stroke. Reinhart birdied the last hole and shot four under par on the closing 9 holes to take the win. Tied for third place was BCC's Adam Folco and Joe Matthews of Smugglers's Glen.
BCC Pro Derek MacDonald is seen presenting the Flagstick BCC Open Stanley Thompson Trophy to Dwight Reinhart in photo above.

The Flagstick BCC Open is the third of the BMG Cup Series, the other two being the Flagstick Shootout at Smugglers and the Flagstick Open at eQuinelle. Overall 2014 winner of the BMG Cup is Allen McGee who tied for 8th at the BCC Open, tied for 4th at the Flagstick Shootout and won the Flagstick Open an eQuinelle.
Flagstick Magazine President/Group Publisher Jeff Bauder presents the BMG Cup Series trophy to overall winner Allen McGee.

The Flagstick BCC Open at the Brockville Country Club is a major event and all BCC staff are to be commended for hosting a great tournament in difficult circumstances. The photo below gives an indication of the weather conditions as the "team" discusses how to handle events Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BCC Hosts Men's Senior OVGA Inersectionals

Brockville, September 2, 2014 - The Brockville Country Club hosted the OVGA Men's Senior "F" division Tuesday in a mix of weather that ended in rain. With home advantage, the BCC team came out on top with 49 points. Greyhawk came second (32 points); Glengarry third (20 points) and GlenMar fourth with 19 points. With the win Brockville moves up a division next year and Greyhawk, coming second hosts the "F" division.
Accepting the winner's plaque from OVGA director Jim Crawford is Ray Lunsden, BCC's team captain. Members of the BCC team, with points earned in brackets, are: Paul Sloan (4), Earl Benson (4), Ron Smith (6), Brian Baker (6), Klyde Brayton (6), Ardis Lindsay (4), Dave Dargie (4), Ray Lumsden (4), Chris Boyd (6) and Dale Robertson (5). Brian McRobie was BCC's alternate.
CONGRATULATIONS BCC team for a job well done.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

O'Reilly and Ellis Win 2014 BCC Club Championships

Sunday, August 17, 2014, Brockville: The 2014 Brockville Country Club Championships were played over the weekend with winners established Sunday evening. The Men's "A" Club Champion after 54 holes played Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 15 - 17th is Mike O'Reilly with rounds of 74, 74 & 75 for a 223 total. The 2014 Ladies Club Champion is Leigh Ann Ellis shooting a 75 & 82 for a total 157 for the 36 hole ladies championship played on the Saturday and Sunday. The Ladies A+ Champion is Lucy Pouliot.
The Ladies "B" Champ is Carmon Santarossa with a total 205. The Ladies Senior Club Champ is Heather Morgan shooting a two round total of 192.
In the men's division, the "B" Club Champ is Klyde Braydon with a total 162 (83 & 79). The "C" Champ is Wayne Harper who shot at total 174 (84 & 90). The "D" Club Champ is Bill Rupert with a 185 (94 & 91). The Senior Champ is Chris Boyd shooting a total 146 (78 and.. wow! 68). And the Super Senior Club Champ is George Hamilton shooting a total 171 (88 & 83).
Congratulations to all our 2014 Club Champions and to all members who braved the elements and played in this year's 2014 Club Championships; this our 100th Anniversary Year.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cataraqui Wins 87th St Lawrence District Championship; Brockville Places Second.

In BCC's 100th anniversary year, the 87th running of the St.Lawrence District Golf Championship was hosted by the Brockville Country Club Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26, 2014. Eleven (11) golf clubs from both sides of the St. Lawrence played for the title and trophy. Each team had 10 players including one junior and one senior. And the winning team after two days of combined player points ended up being Cataraqui with the Brockville Country Club team coming second.
Teams participating (with total scores in brackets) were: Cataraqui (1219); Brockville (1256); Garrison (1300); Mississippi (1302); Cornwall (1308); Perth (1326); Smith Falls (1344); Amhertsville (1352); Gananoque (1353); Massena (1375) and Potsdam (1397).
Brockville's team was made up of (1st row, l to r) Gary Bates (organizer) Adan Folco, John Morgan (organizer); 2nd row Peter Gilder; (3rd row, l to r) Hugh Hammond, Mitch Grange, Dale Watts; 4th row l to r) Mike Paquette, Mike O'Reilly, Derek MacDonald (BCC Club Pro); (back row l to r) Dale Robertson, Zeren Tuna (Jr.). Henry Bouwhuis (Sr) was not available for the photo.
CONGRATULATIONS Team; to organizing chairs Gary and John; to all their volunteers, and to our managers Lawrence, Derek, Jason, Emily, James and their staffs for a job well done. It was a great event!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Next BCC Dinner/Show/Dance to be a Blast!

The next Dinner/Show/Dance to be hosted by the Brockville Country Club will be Saturday, August 23, 2014 and feature Freddy Vette and The Flames. This will be an encore performance by Freddy and his band and if anything like last year, the evening will ROCK! The show is tremendous and one you will not want to miss.
The show will be preceded by a served 3-course meal by BCC's chef and staff. Freddy plays all the great hits of the 50's in a very professional and energetic fashion. A large dance floor will be available to get you up and moving. Get your tickets early as this show may well sell out. Get a group together or book individually and we will handle the seating arrangements.
Call Matt or Emily today at 613 342-2468 Ext 4 or 3 and book your tickets. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BCC Ladies' OVGA Intersectional Team Plays Well

The Carlton Golf and Yacht Club was the scene of the Ladies Ottawa Valley Golf Association (OVGA) Intersectionals played Monday, July 14, 2014. Playing in the "A" division, our BCC ladies played very well taking 24 points and coming in second to the host team Carleton (30 points); Royal Ottawa (17 points) and Rideau View (13 points). Lucy Pouliot and Leigh-Ann Ellis each took 6 points.
BCC team members (from left to right): Cathy Townsend, Teri DeLuis, Lucy Pouliot, Marsha Lindsay, Sharon Ellis, Alex Hodgkinson, Emily Peters and Leigh Ann Ellis. A special thanks goes out to Marsha for organizing team try-outs and practice sessions. CONGRATULATIONS Ladies for a job well done.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BCC Intersectional Team Excells

July 13, 2014, Petawawa, Ontario: The Brockville Country Club Men's Ottawa Valley Golf Association (OVGA) intersectional team travelled to the Roanoke golf course in Petawawa, Ontario to compete in the "L" division. They took on the host Roanoke club, Champions Nest golf club (just south-west of Ottawa) and the Calabogie golf club. Our BCC team did not loose a match and walked away with 59 of the 60 points. WOW!
Members of BCC's team include (from l to r): Mike Paquette, Adam Folco, Mike O'Reilly, Rob Charbonneau, Peter Gilder, John Frost, Hugh Hammond, Mitch Grange, Kris Gregoire and Dale Watts.
Congratulations Team! With the win, BCC moves up to the "K" division next year.

Next BCC Dinner/Show/Dance set for Saturday July 19th

The next dinner/show/dance will be held in the Brockvillle Country Club's "Granite Hall" Saturday, July 19, 2014. This show will feature Spencer Evans, a talented keyboardist, clarinetist, singer, band arranger and recording artist accompanied by his band.

Preceding the show will be a cocktail hour from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM followed by another great meal prepared and served by BCC staff. All under one roof and for just $45.00 pp plus HST, grats included.
Come join the fun! Good, food; great entertainment and a dance floor to get you up and moving.
That's Saturday, July 19, 2014. Make your reservation TODAY!

A Great 100th Anniversary Celebration Day

Brockville Country Club, July 5, 2014 - The official day of celebration for Brockville Country Club's 100th anniversary was held, Saturday, July 5, 2014. And what a day it was! Events ran from 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM. A shotgun start golf event started things off; lunchtime had the Healy & Orr band playing, a group photo out on the 1st tee, presentations by dignitaries, a second shotgun start golf tournament at 12:30 PM, followed by a junior time capsule burial, dinner in the Granite Hall, golf prizes, auctions and dancing again to Healy & Orr. The weather was perfect and everyone seemed to have a great celebration.
We would especially like to thank the dignitaries, many who travelled a long way to offer congratulations to the BCC on our 100th and to present a scroll or plaque. The picture below includes:
(1st row, l to r): Bruce Wylie, JRFM and M.C.; Christine Dengel, Golf Canada; Ray Bushfield, BCC president; (2nd row, l to r): Rob Smith, councillor Elizabethtown-Kitley; Jim Pickard, mayor E-K; David Henderson, mayor, Brockville; (3rd row, l to r): Dave Mills retired Exec Dir Golf Association of Ontario; Steve Carrell, Exec Dir GAO; Steve Clark, MPP Leeds-Grenville; (4th row, l to r): Jim Miller, E-K chair economic development; Glenn Singleton, BCC general manager; Tom Hossfeld, president, Ottawa Valley Golf Association.
It was a wonderful BCC 100th anniversary celebration. Now on to the next 100th.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Kelli Trottier Dinner/Show set for June 21st

The second of the Brockville Country Club's Summer Series of Dinner/Show/Dances featuring Kelli Trottier and her Band is schedule for Saturday, June 21, 2014 in the BCC's Granite Hall.
A delicious prime rib meal will be served followed by Kelli and her troupe. Kelli is an accomplished fiddle player, singer and step dancer. Celtic, contemporary, country, folk, bluegrass and western swing music will be featured. You will want to be up and dancing.
Get a group together and come join the fun Saturday, June 21st at the Brockville Country Club. Still just $45 per person plus HST. Fine dining, super entertainment, great deal!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Buddy Holly Dinner/Show/Dance Exceptional

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - The Brockville Country Club hosted the first of their 2014 Summer Series of Dinners, Shows, Dances in the "Granite Hall" Saturday, May 10th. It was a wonderful evening.
Attended by a great crowd of some 220 members and guests, they were treated to a served 3-course meal prepared by Chef Jason and his staff and served by Emily and her staff. A very tasty meal indeed.
Following the meal and introductions by Bob Lacocque, the "Buddy Holly Lives" show was featured. The group, made up of Dave Bull (Buddy), Stuart Pike (J. I. Allison) and Marty Crapper (Joe E. Manldin) played their role exceptionally well in their Buddy Holly music, costumes; even down to a southern accent. So well in fact one person was overheard asking how the BCC were able to attract the group all the way from Texas. Didn't have the heart to say they are from Kingston.
Great show! The dance floor was very busy most of the night and with applause resulting in a well deserved encore. Perhaps we will have them back next year.
The BCC presents a unique venue for Brockville and area with a delicious meal, first class entertainment and dancing, all under one roof. Watch for the Kelli Trottier show coming up in June.

The BCC Opens for Golf Play

Wednesday, May 7, 2014: The Brockville Country Club golf course opened for play Wednesday May 7th. After a particularly hard winter that never seemed to end, the BCC course is finally open. Most courses were late opening this year and many suffered damage; the BCC amongst them. Although open, members and guests will be playing to five (5) temporary greens for a number of weeks while Lawrence and his crew repair the damage to the regular greens.

It is the BCC's 100th anniversary. And the first group to tee off in 2014 for our 100th was made up of John E. Green, Jon Kent  and Bud Steele. It was 92 year old Bud (shown at right), who took the first drive of the year in this our 100th year of operation. Congratulations guys!

Ladies Golf Section Hold Meet & Greet

Wednesday April 23, 2014: The Brockville Country Club Ladies Section held their Meet & Greet, Wednesday, April 23. A great turnout, with 72 lady members and guests taking part. A social hour was held from 5 to 6, then a very nice dinner was served by our BCC staff. Yup, that's our Emily delivering a couple of meals. The ladies were able to sign up for leagues; become members, sign for the promo league. Their slogan for the event was: "Bring a Friend and Join up Together". Great job ladies in promoting our Club.

BCC Member Volunteers Clean Up Golf Course

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - A good contingent of BCC member volunteers, on a cool and drizzly day ventured out on the golf course to help our course staff pick up the many fallen branches and to rake up leaf-laden areas. This is an annual event and contributes considerably to helping spruce up our course. This past year was especially hard on the course. Also considerable tree cutting took place over the winter resulting in additional refuse to be picked up. Many thanks to Mike Paquette  for organizing the day and to all the volunteers who braved to elements to help with the clean-up.

BCC Participates in City Trade Show

April 25 & 26, 2014 - Brockville: The Brockville Country Club took part in the City of Brockville's Home & Recreational Trade show held at the Memorial Centre Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th.
The BCC's booth highlighted golf memberships; golf green fee play, pro shop merchandise, curling activities as well as the Summer Series of Dinner/Show/Dances being held during the summer months in the Granite Hall.
Shown in the picture are Membership Committee members Susan Healey and Jim Elsasser. Also working the booth over the two day period was Roger Rhodes, Chris Hansen, Ray Dubuc and Jack Kenny.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Closing Bonspiel Marks End of Curling Season at the Brockville Country Club for 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - The curling season for 2013/14 at the Brockville Country Club has come to a close. Twelve teams and 48 members and guests participated in the closing bonspiel with 1st place going to the team of Raul Cirne (skip); Judy Stackhouse (vice); Feike Grendel (2nd) and Jackie Seeley (lead). Second place was the team of Bob Chick; Jim Bamford, Lisa Taylor and Sheryl McKim.
In league play, it was a busy closing week with many flight champions crowned.
The Thursday night Fred Blanchard League saw the rink of Harold Mooibroek (skip); Mark Peacock (vice); Fraser Coggan (2nd) and Jim Elsasser (lead) take the "A" Championship. Second place went to the rink of Al Kennedy, Warren Richardson, Mike Green and Jon O'Reilly. The consolation winner was Rob Bushfield's team with Ian Soutar, Nate Etherungton & Derek MacDonald. Consolation runner-up was Bob Chick's team including Ian Nuessy, Jim Collard and Annie Chan.
In the "B" final, Larry Burrows's team including Scott Moore, Dave VanBridger & Bob MacAdam won out over the Steve Lodge team including Gord McCrady Jr., Matt Hone & Ian McGillis.
The "C" final was won by Jon Wellindton's team which included Charlie Brady, Colin Marriott and Jim Bamford beating out the Karen Mahon team including Bob Jordan, Colleen Quinn and Brian Lawless. 
The overall BCC Curling Club Champions for 2013/14, crowned early in the week, is the team of Larry Burrows (skip), Dave VanBridger (vice), Jeff Peters (2nd) and Kevin Sayeau (lead). The rink won the title with a victory over the team of Steve Gill, Jon O'Reilly, Brian Lawless & Colin Marriott.
Before you know it, the ice will be back in and the 2014/15 season will open with the AJM Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic, bringing the best curlers in the world to Brockville. Plan to attend as well as curl the BCC this coming season. It is a great way to survive our wonderful winters!

Improv at BCC April 1 Very Entertaining Evening

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - The Brockville Country Club, on the evening of April Fools was the scene of the first-ever Uppity Improv Society performance before a live crowd. And a crowd it was. Around 100 BCC members and guests of all ages lined up in the bar area ready for the doors to the dining room area (set up with stage, chairs, lighting and sound) to open for the show.
Sixteen (16)  "improvers" performed a fast paced show and an action-packed mix of improv and sketch comedy that had the large audience continually laughing. The Uppity Improv Society was founded by Mark Oliver (far right) and Curt Geneau (at left) and currently has around 30 members.
The Uppity Improve Society is holding free drop in classes at the Brockville Country Club on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Their next performance is scheduled at the BCC for Saturday, May 24, 2014. It will surely be another exciting evening at the Brockville Country Club.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

IMPROV Show at BCC April 1st

This is NO April Fools Joke.
The "Uppity Improv Society" of Brockville is presenting its first-ever Improv Show this coming Tuesday, April 1st in the Brockville Country Club's main dinning room.

This will be something new! It will be something special! It will be something funny!
Below is the full poster advertising this exciting event
Get a gang together and enjoy some comedy. There is no ticket sales. Just come out, enjoy the fun and contribute some dollars. The poster suggests $10 per person but just pay what you can.
That is this coming Tuesday, April 1st, and it is NO April Fools Joke. Mark Oliver and his Iimprov team are bringing some new light entertainment to the BCC for our member's and  guest's enjoyment that you will not want to miss..

Monday, March 3, 2014

Brockville Country Club Hosts EOSSAA

The Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (EOSSAA) Curling Championships were hosted by the Brockville Country Club Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28, 2014. Twenty (20) teams in all participated, made up of 8 boys Teams; 6 girls Teams and 6 Mixed Teams. That made eighty (80) participants and when you added all the parents, the BCC was a busy place Thursday and Friday.
Teams came from: Pembroke (Jeanne Lajoi and Fellows); Gananoque; Kemptville; Cornwall (La Citadelle, Glengary and Char-Lan); Kingston (Holly Cross, Marie-Rivier and Regiopolis-Notre Dame); Perth; Cobden; Iroquios; Madawaska Valley and Brockville (Anges Gabriel and BCI).
Congratulations to Luc Guenette, BCC member and teacher at Anges Gabriel, and all his volunteers, for organizing a great EOSSAA event. The Brockville Country Club was pleased to be the host and congratulations to all who participated.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

St. Paddy's Day Dinner/Show Planned for BCC

A fun St. Partrick's Day Dinner & Show is planned for Saturday, March 15, 2014 to be held in the main dining room of the Brockville Country Club. And, of course, we expect many will be up and dancing as the evening progresses. A wonderful Classic Irish Buffet Dinner is planned by Chef Jason and Emily & her staff will be serving the salad and desert. A. J. Benoit is unable to play the show, so Cliff Edwards has agreed to travel from Gananoque with two of his coharts to entertain. Music by this Trio will have a mix of some Irish Classics, some Country, some Rock & Roll and some Easy Favourites.
 Come join the fun! Call Matt at the BCC office (613 342-2468 Ext 4) and book your tickets. And this would be a great opportunity for any member to use up their "minimum" F&B if not done so already. So get a gang together and come for a very entertaining St. Paddy's Day Dinner, Show & Dance at the Brockville Country Club Saturday, March 15th. Cheers! 

BCC Attends Bridal Show at Memorial Center

Sunday February 23, 2014 - The Brockville Country Club has one of the best locations to host a wedding reception in Brockville and surrounding area. A beautiful setting overlooking the golf course from the dining room and large balcony and a great kitchen that can fine tune a wonderful meal to meet an individual party's needs. And to make the point and solicit additional bookings, Emily and Jack "manned" a booth at the 2014 Bridal Show at Brockville's Memorial Center, Sunday Feb 23rd.
There was good traffic throughout the session and many potential wedding parties; some looking for a 2014 venue and others planning early for 2015. It was a good day which hopefully will bring additional wedding parties to the Brockville Country Club.

The BCC Participates in Mall Golf Show

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - Well they called it a Golf Show! With just over a week notice that the Brockville Mall would host a "Golf Show" it wasn't much time to prepare or get the word out in the community. In the end, four golf courses participated Saturday and Sunday, Feb 22-23 at the Brockville Mall. Those being the Brockville Country Club. eQuinelle, Upper Canada and Prescott. Derek and Jack manned the booth which covered all aspects of the BCC: Our great golf course; Golf memberships, Pro Shop; Training; Curling; Food and Beverage; Entertainment etc.
This was a good start and we received some very good membership leads as well as selling a little merchandise. Hopefully the mall will publicize the event next year and the Golf Show develops into a much larger event.

Monday, February 3, 2014

BCC President Ray Coaches Junior Rink to National Championships

It takes years of dedication. Ray Bushfield, our BCC President, has been coaching a men's junior team for the past two years. Last year the team lost the Ontario Final and set their goal for 2014.
The junior rink consist of (L to R), Ryan McCrady, Doug Kee, Matt Haughn and Cole Lyon-Hatcher. Ray can be seen at the back. All four players attend university and college in Ottawa. To win Ontario, the curlers had to win their zone competition in early November in Manotick. This enabled the team to compete in the regional playdowns at the Royal Kingston in late November. That win enabled the team to attend the Ontario Provincial Championships in Gananoque January 2 - 6, 2014. They won the round robin which placed them in the championship game ... which they won. So one goal met!
Ten days later Ray and his team headed to Liverpool, Nova Scotia for the M&M Canadian Junior National Championships. The 11 day event consisted of 14 junior men's teams and 14 junior women's teams representing each province and territory including Northern Ontario. The rink of Ryan, Doug, Matt and Cole advanced to the championship round but came up one win short of making the final three playoff round.
CONGRATULATIONS Ray to you and your junior team for such a great showing representing Ontario.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The BCC Launches its 100th Anniversary with Fabulous News Year's Eve Gala

December 31, 2013 - The Brockville Country Club was the scene of a wonderful New Year's Eve Gala that brought in 2014 and the Club's 100th Anniversary Year-Long Celebrations.
Two hundred and twenty (220) members and guests attended. A "Sold Out" crowd! The main dining room was full; the board room was full, and the curling lounge was full. The organizing committee, chaired by Linda Lumsden, tied it all together by beautifully decorating all sections with black & white table settings, shimmering icicles and balloons.
Chef Jason and his kitchen staff prepared a superb 3-course dinner and Emily and her staff did a fantastic job of serving the meals to all table locations spread throughout the club. Following dinner we were entertained by Tim Hallman and his band which also featured Cliff Edwards of "The Bells" fame. Speakers were positioned around the building so that all areas were in the swing of things.
The BCC was rocking. It was a wonderful evening and the New Year's Gala was a great way to launch the Club's 100th anniversary celebrations. The next Dinner/Show & Dance is January 18, 2014 in BCC's main dining room. Check the flier below; sign up early and don't miss what will be another exciting event as we celebrate BCC's 100th.