The Highlander Curling Club in St. Andrews, along with other curling clubs in Nova Scotia, are collecting donations for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. The Sandra Schmirler Foundation donates money to Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across the country, including hospitals in Nova Scotia. Donations will be presented by the Nova Scotia Curling Association to the foundation at the Scott Tournament of Hearts in Sydney, NS in February 2019.
The Highlander Curling Club will be collecting donations until the end of January 2019. Donations can be made in person at the club bar. The foundation also collects donations on their website: https://www.sandraschmirler.org/english/
Participants of Coady’s Diploma in Development Leadership (Class of 2018) came for a visit to St. Andrews on July 13th. Seven community members came out to meet and speak with participants who wanted to know how things were done historically in our community and how they happen these days. Participants were impressed with our community centre’s cornerstone which reads “Community Spirit”. And they enjoyed learning what our 14 organizations do and how they work.
Afterwards, they were given a tour of the Highlander Curling Club and SASHA (Senior’s Housing). Sharing some photos here, but there are more to come.
Thank you Joe, Marie, Minnie, Fraser, Gerard, Bria, Brianna, Gord and Kerri-Lynn!
A huge thank you from the Highlander Curling Club board of directors for the community’s support in making the 2017-2018 season another successful year!! Thank you to all volunteers, members, individuals, and businesses who have supported the Highlander in the past.
The 2018-2019 season will run from October 14, 2018 to March 30, 2019. Information on renting the building, leagues, etc. can be found at http://www.highlandercurlingclub.com/home.html.
If you are interested in promoting your business at the Highlander Curling Club, e-mail the Highlander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Highlander Curling Club is holding a Curling Fun Day on Sunday February 18, 2018. There is no cost and you can drop in anytime between 10:00am and 2:00pm. This is an event for all ages and skill levels. Click HERE for an article in the Highland Heart paper!
The Highlander Curling Club is located at 3916 Highway 316, St. Andrews, Nova Scotia. More information on this event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/highlandercurlingclub/ or by emailing Krista at email@example.com
The Thursday mixed curling league at the Highlander Curling Club will be cancelled this evening due to road conditions. It will resume as normal on January 11, 2018.
The Highlander Curling Club hosted an Alzheimer’s Fundraising Bonspiel on December 30, 2017. Approximately $1100 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Unit at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish. Thank you to Jo-Anne Doiron and Clarita Campbell for organizing this annual event.
R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home
The Highlander Curling Club will be hosting the very popular annual women’s bonspiel called Mad for Plaid on February 10, 2018. Sign up now as spots fill up quickly! See the poster below for more information and how to register.
On December 30, 2017 the Highlander Curling Club is hosting a bonspiel to raise awareness, and funds, for Alzheimers. See the poster below for more information. To register a team contact Clarita Campbell or Jo-Anne Doiron.
A couple of local curlers played at the 2017 Travelers Curling Championship held in Kingston, Ontario November 20-25, 2017.
Andrea Heffernan, formerly of St. Andrews, represented the St. John’s Curling Club as team Newfoundland and Labrador. Their team went 1-5 in round robin play within their pool.
Jason van Vonderen of St. Andrews represented Nova Scotia, along with teammates from the Bridgewater Curling Club. They went 4-2 in round robin play within their pool but lost 5-3 to Alberta in the Quarter Final game.
Congratulations Jason and Andrea! St. Andrews is so proud of your accomplishments. Click HERE for more information on the Travelers Curling Championship.
Andrea Heffernan, third from left
Jason van Vonderen, second from left
The Adult Learn to Curl program is starting on Sunday November 12 at the Highlander Curling Club. In this 6 week program, participants will learn the proper techniques related to delivery and sweeping. They will learn the rules of the sport and will have the opportunity to use the skills they’ve learned in a game setting. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants will become more comfortable being on the ice.
Participants are only required to bring clean sneakers and warm clothes. All other equipment will be provided by the club at no additional cost. Protective head wear is available as well as equipment that can help individuals if they have back or knee issues.
If participants decide to join an adult league in January, the cost of the program will be credited toward the league registration fee.
If you are interested in registering, or have additional questions, contact Roselle Lawlor. See the attached poster for additional details.