2016-2017 Youth Director: Lynda Litwin
MCC’s Timbit teams and coaches at Gananoque Bonspiel Bantam Team 2015
Andrew Carmount, Josh Colicchia, Liam Litte and Evan Roitz
See news report below.
Winners of the Year End Youth Bonspiel 2012
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMME
Thirty-two students, from Grades three through eight, curl
every Thursday (except PA days and snow days and Christmas holidays) from the
beginning of November until the week before March Break. The students walk to
the club from
No equipment is required except
clean running shoes as the Club loans them brooms, sliders and grippers.
There are at least 7 adult coaches on the ice with the curlers, as well
as a high school curler who comes out to help. In the fall. Curling skills
are emphasized. After Christmas,
everyone is put on a team and points are earned in a house league system. On
the final afternoon of curling, medals are given to the 12 curlers with the
highest points. The top 4 students also have their names put on the 'Juniors
Rock' trophy, an antique wooden curling stone donated by Barb & Vern
News Report from Gananoque – Timbits 2015
Two teams, representing the Minden Curling Club and Archie Stouffer Elementary School, brought back hardware from the Timbits Elementary School Championships in Gananoque. The bonspiel, involving 64 teams and 283 curlers, ran from April 1 – 4.
The Grade 8 team of Liam Little, Dylan Garbutt, Ben Prentice and Caden Little, coached by Scotty Boyd, Had a record of 4 and 2 and won Gold in the D Division.
The team of Evan Roitz ,Crystal Petry, Ben Pilcher and Grace Hudson (all in Grade 7), coached by Jane Boyd, went 3 and 3 and won Gold in their division as well.
All of our curlers demonstrated maturity and sportsmanship and were wonderful ambassadors for youth curling.
The curlers would like to thank Lynda Litwin and the Youth Curling Programme, along with the Minden Curling Club for financial support and extra ice time.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMME
The nine girls on
the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School curling teams practice with their
coaches every Tuesday afternoon and seven of the girls play on Monday evenings
with the Ladies' League, either as regular team members or as spares.
The two teams will enter the Gore Mutual Competition and the 'A' team
will enter the
There are not enough male curlers at the high school this year to form a team but one boy is playing on a team in the Men's League on Tuesday evenings.