The second half of the curling season at the Orillia Curling Club began early in 2017 with all sections either picking up right after they left off before the holidays or starting all over with new teams.
Curling activities at the Orillia Curling Club were in full swing throughout December.
Another successful “newbie” bonspiel, organized by Wendy Lou Paquette and her committee, was held last weekend at the Orillia Curling Club. Experienced curlers played as skips and vices and 24 new curlers played as the front ends (seconds and leads).
On Oct. 30, Allison Flaxey overcame curling odds to win the first Masters tournament of the season, defeating defending champion Rachel Homan 6-3 in Ottawa.
Last Saturday, the Special Olympics qualifying games in curling were held at Barnfield Point Recreation Centre, hosted by the Orillia Sunshine Rockers.
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The senior men section held their first mini-bonspiel Nov. 2 at the Orillia Curling Club.
The popularity of curling in the Orillia area never seems to wane, particularly among the senior men.
If you had a hard time getting a meal in Coldwater on the weekend, blame the curlers.
The fabulous summer weather this year appears to be continuing into September. Golfers are still out on the course and boaters are still plying the waters of Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching.