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News Archive April 30, 2003 - May 22, 2004

  The following news items were previously published on the home page .

May 2004 Board Meeting                     (posted May 22, 2004)

The Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Tuesday May 18, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.
See highlights.

MCA Annual General Meeting          (posted May 9, 2004)

The 2003-04 Annual General Meeting of the members of the Manitoba Curling Association Inc. will be held at the Morris Curling Club, Morris, Manitoba on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 11:30 A.M.
The Meeting is open to all members of all affiliated curling clubs (includes Deer Lodge). 

Gord Sparkes Inducted                    (posted May 3, 2004)

Gord Sparkes, Deer Lodge Past President 91/92 and Honorary Life Member 93, was inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall-Of-Fame at the 17th annual Induction Dinner held on Sunday May 2, 2004 at Canad Inns Polo Park.  Gord was honored in the Curler-Builder category.  His lengthy curling credentials include being a member of the Barry Fry rink from Deer Lodge that were Canadian Men's Champions in 1979.  In addition to serving many years on the Board at Deer Lodge, Gord was also Scottish Tour Chairman 1983 & 1993 and Director Winnipeg Labatt Briar in 1998.  He earned a MCA Honorary Life Membership in 1993.  Click to see photo

Men's Windup 2004                           (posted April 17, 2004)

The annual Men's Windup for 2004 was held Friday evening April 16.  A large crowd turned out for the end of year presentation of curling prizes and recognition awards.....(continued)

April 2004 Board Meeting                          (posted April 16, 2004)

The Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Wednesday April 14, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.  See highlights.

Déjà Vu - all over again                              (posted April 3, 2004)

The play-off round for the Deer Lodge Men's Leagues wrapped up on Friday evening April 2, 2004 with three repeat winners from last year !  

Mike Mahon with his team of Ian Mahon, Blair Smith and Gary Bentham made it 4 years in a row by capturing the 2003-2004 title as Deer Lodge Men's Club Champions.  With Ian coaching from behind the glass due to recent surgery, the remaining members of Team Mahon overcame Kevin Gromnisky's team in the final.

Jack Gordon's  team won the President's Trophy for the second year in a row by defeating Cliff Murphy's foursome in that final.

Don Krampetz's team repeated as Consolation Trophy winners with a win over the Andrew Kelch team.

The trophies will be presented at the Men's Windup on Friday April 16.

Tuesday/Thursday Ladies  2004-2005                     (posted March 29, 2004)

The Deer Lodge Ladies Tuesday/Thursday morning league is currently looking for curlers, or teams.   Anyone interested can contact  Marylin Brown 885-6561.

Men's 2003-2004 Regular Season Results              (posted March 25, 2004)

The final results for the Men's Leagues regular season play are now posted for each of the nights : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  The winners for each night will be honored at the Men's Windup on Friday April 16.   The Play-Off round is now underway with 16 teams competing for the Club Championship, 32 in the chase for the President's Trophy and the remaining teams in the Consolation Trophy event.

March 2004 Board Meeting                          (posted March 18, 2004)

The Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Saturday March 13, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. 
See highlights.

Monday Junior Results & Playoffs                    (posted March 16, 2004)

The round robin results for the Monday Juniors are now available. Congratulations to Team Thomson as the Grand Aggregate WInner. The Play-Off round is now underway.  Please visit the Junior League's home page for all the details ...home

Mens Golf Day & Registration June 10              (posted March 12, 2004)

The posters are now up for this year's Mens Golf Day on Thursday June 10.  The bus leaves Deer Lodge for the Sandy Hook Golf Course at 9:00 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. tee off. The combined bus & green fees are $40.00.  To guarantee your seat on the bus please sign up on the poster at the club and submit your fee by April 16.  After golf the bus will return to Deer Lodge for our annual Steak Dinner and Registration Night. 
For those that wish to golf but will be using their own transportation there is a separate sign up list.
The cost for the annual Steak Dinner and Registration Night will be an additional $12.00 and is open to all members whether they signed up for golf or not.
All paid up 2004/2005 season curling applications received prior to and including June 10 will be eligible for the draw to be held at the Steak Dinner and Registration Night for a complete refund of their fees.
Your coordinators for this year's events are Mitch Njeogvan, Rae Corder and Ian Brown if you have any questions.

Lounge Chair Refurbishment Program        (posted February 26, 2004)

The DLCC Board of Directors and Past Presidents have initiated a program to renovate the lounge chairs.  We are looking to all Deer Lodge curlers and supporters to help
contribute to the success of this program through a tax deductible donation.  For details see ..Lounge Chair Program.

Men's League Curling  2004-2005               (posted February 26, 2004)

Applications are now available for curling in the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Men's Leagues for the 2004-2005 season.  Get your applications in early to ensure your favorite night.   Forms are available at the club, or online by clicking on  2004-2005 App (PDF version)  or 2004-2005 App (WORD6 version)

4th Annual Fundraiser                               (posted February 3, 2004)

The poster is out announcing this year's dinner and dance on February 28.  The tickets will be going quickly !    For details see ...Fundraiser.

2004 MCA Bonspiel Calcutta Results                    (posted February 3, 2004)

>There was a three way tie for rinks with most wins in the two major events : Bill Johnstone. Dave Johnson and Jack Gordon.
>The rink with the fewest wins (1) was skipped by Steve Kolodka.
>Sean Grassie's rink played the most games (18).
>The rinks out in 8 games with 3 wins or less were : Jack Grassie, Bruce McBeth and Paddy Gladdin. 
>Congratulations to two rinks winning trophies.  The Sean Grassie rink won two trophies : Bituminex Paving and Great-West Life.  The Dave Johnson foursome won the Coca Cola trophy.
>The rink out in 8 games with 4 wins or more was Bill Johnstone.

Sam Brown Memorial Volunteer Award                   (posted January 27, 2004)

This award was initiated by the Board of Directors in 2003 as a companion award to the HLM award.  The Sam Brown award recognizes individuals who have given freely of their time to the club on a voluntary basis over a number of years.   The first recipients of this new award were Norm and Martha Brown.  Nominations are now being solicited from Deer Lodge members for this year.  For more information and nomination forms click on .....SBVA

January 2004 Board Meeting                     (posted January 21, 2004)

The Board of Directors held their first monthly meeting for 2004 on Saturday January 17, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. still basking in the glow of the huge success of the 2004 Strathcona Sr. Men's Championship held at our club the previous week.  See  highlights

Honorary Life Member Award                      (posted January 16, 2004)

Each year at this time nominations are solicited from Deer Lodge members for the prestigious  Honorary Life Member (HLM) award.  This award primarily recognizes individuals whose efforts over a significant period of time have brought honor to the club through their contribution in an executive role in the club and/or MCA involvement,  or as a participant in provincial or national curling events.  For more information and nomination forms click on ......HLM

Starthcona Senior Men's Championship                       (posted January 16, 2004)

The final scheduled event of the 2004 championship took place on Tuesday evening Jan 14  with the Volunteers Appreciation night  at the club in the Jimmy Welsh room. The snowy weather kept the attendance down but not the spirits.  Bruce McBeth, Chairman for the 2004 Championship  recapped the success of the past week from the opening practice sessions, through the action packed curling topped off by an exciting extra end victory by Neil Andrews of Brandon, to the final closing ceremonies. The event drew close to 2ooo spectators to the club during the competition and over 30,000 page views on our web site.  There were may accolades form the curlers, the fans and the MCA.  Hats off to the Host Committee and the 100 volunteers that made it all possible. 
For a look back at the event and all the scores, etc. please click on Strathcona2004

Martin rink wins Junior Spot !                                                 (posted December 31, 2003)

Congratulations to the Mike Martin rink of Deer Lodge for winning a berth into the Target Provincial Junior Curling Championships in Swan River scheduled for January 15 to 19.  Martin defeated Adam Tumilson of West Kildonan 6-2 at the Wildewood Curling club yesterday in the final of a six-team playoff for the spot.   Mike and his team of Corey Chambers, Ryan Blundon and Alex Mitchell are members of the Men's Monday and Wednesday Night Leagues.   Their coach is Frank Mitchell.

December 2003 Board Meeting                                                  (posted December 17, 2003)

The Board of Directors held their last monthly meeting for 2003 on Sunday December 14, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. in the main floor Board Room. See  highlights

Sponsorship Program                                                                         (posted December 10, 2003)

As a community initiative AAA Alarms will be sponsoring the Deer Lodge Curling Club.  You can help the  club and save money too.  As a referral from the Deer Lodge Curling Club you are entitled to save $50.00 off the installation of a new alarm system or a new monitoring contract*.  Take advantage of this offer by faxing or mailing the special referral form to AAA Alarms today.  The form is available either at the club, or click here and print a copy from our web site.  For information on AAA Alarms services click here.
* On a 48-month contract for new customers.  Offer valid until April 1, 2004

Associate Leagues Night                                                           (posted November 30, 2003)

This annual fun night hosted by Deer Lodge to show our appreciation to all the Associate Leagues of the club took place on Saturday November 29.  This was a little earlier....(continued)

November 2003 Board Meeting                                                  (posted November 12, 2003)

The Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on Saturday November 8, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. in the main floor Board Room. See  highlights

Bring a Friend To Learn  Lessons Offered                               (posted Nov 4, 2003)

The "Association of Winnipeg Curling Clubs"  has recently distributed a poster announcing that they are holding introductory curling clinics to offer a kick start for those wanting to learn the basics of the game.      For more information visit  Hey!! Learn to Curl  .   

Semi-Annual Meeting 2003                                                               (posted October 17, 2003)

This year's meeting took place on October 9, 2003 at 7:30 pm. in the Jimmy Welsh Room.
Attendance was light   ....(continued)

October 2003 Board Meeting                                                                  (posted October 6, 2003)

The Board of Directors met on October 4, 2003 at 9:00 am. in the main floor Board Room just as the first rocks of this season's  league play were being thrown on the ice.  The honors went to the Saturday Niners League this year.  .....(continued)

Curling Rules Changes For 2003-2004                                                  (posted September 24, 2003)

At a recent Information meeting hosted by the Manitoba Curling Association, a summary of rule changes was presented.  For more information visit rules changes

Registration Night                                                                                        (posted September 12, 2003)

The club hosted a registration night on Thursday September 11, 2003  from 6 - 8:30 pm.  Representatives from the Mens, Business Girls, Friday Night Mixed, and Junior/Bantam/Little Rocks leagues were on hand throughout the night to process applications from teams and individuals.  Contact names for all the other leagues were available for referral as well.  There are still some openings but overall, leagues are filling up quickly. 

September 2003 Board Meeting                                                             (posted September 4, 2003)

The first Board of Directors meeting after the summer break took place on September 3, 2003 at 7:00 pm. in the main floor  Board Room  .....(continued)

 Curling Lessons Offered                                                                                  (posted August  20, 2003)

The City of Winnipeg Community Services Department  has recently distributed its Fall 2003 Leisure Guide.
In the Adult Sport Programs section there are two LEARN TO CURL program courses that will be offered at Deer Lodge.  For more information visit  Learn to Curl  

Curling Schedule Updated                                                                              (posted August 19, 2003)

The curling schedule for the 2003-2004 season has been updated on the web site. 
A month by month overview is available via the Calendar of Events link.
For a season summary for a specific league please visit  the  Leagues  page and follow the links for the league through to its own "Schedule" link.   

Golf  Day and Registration                                                                     (posted June 19, 2003)

Men's Golf  Day started early on Tuesday May 27 as thirty nine avid golfers gathered at the club at 8:30 a.m. to take the bus out to Pat Doyle's Sandy Hook Golf course....(continued)

Annual Meeting 2003                                                                              (posted June 1, 2003)

This year's meeting took place on May 27, 2003 at 7:30 pm. in the upstairs lounge of the club.
Attendance was light as is normal with competition from the NHL playoffs on TV....(continued)

Sam Brown Memorial Volunteer Award                                         (posted May 6, 2003)

The first recipients of this new award were honored at the Men's Windup on Friday April 25, 2003.
Norm and Martha Brown received a plaque honoring their tireless efforts over the many years they have been associated with the club.     (see guidelines)  

Threepeat for Mahon                                                                                  (posted April 30, 2003)

Mike Mahon with his team of Ian Mahon, Blair Smith and Gary Bentham have made it 3 years in a row as they captured the 2002-2003 title as Deer Lodge Men's Club Champions.  The engraving of the trophy was made simple as the four names members remained the same during this streak.  Jack Gordon's  team won the President's Trophy and Don Krampetz's team took the Consolation Trophy.

Deer Lodge  WEB site On-Line                                                               (posted April 30,2003)

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