The Big Hoot Spiel
happened this past weekend
“Hoot” A Gananoque Term for a fun time
and a fun time was had by all.
Sponsored by Runnings Auto
16 teams participated in the
2 day event with
Team Robertson coming out ahead in the points
Winners of the
Tom Harrison Sportsmanship Award
Team Looney Club
Presented by Jayne Curtis
organizer of the event
Murder at GCC
A gruesome event occured this weekend at the annual end of the year banquet for the Thousand Island Curling Club. The Reverend Peter St. George (Ron Devries) was brutally stabbed just as the Thousand Islands Curling Cup and it’s accompanying $10,000 prize was was about to be presented to Team Stallone, lead by Chuck “The Mechanic” Stallone (Mike Paquette)
Fortunately Police Chief Joe Thursday (Jim Palmer) -who happens to also be president of the club- quickly deputized the banquet attendees and pitted table against table to find clues to solve this murder. As clues came to light it looked as if every member of the two opposing curling teams were suspect. As Chief Joe Thursday interviewed each team member a variety of alibis came to light and the suspects were quickly narrowed down to Sally “Sugar” Stallone (Clare Palmer). It appears that she was upset that the Reverend had refused to marry her and Jock “Junior” O’Sullivan (Jonah Paquette). Apparently she was already married (during a boozy trip to a Las Vegas wedding chapel) to Lance the son of Lady Constance Holt-Renfrew (Penny Stallan). By the end of the evening Junior and Sugar where both locked in handcuffs. Junior had tried to make off with the $10,000 prize. The banquet attendees were thanked for their assistance and the winning table of detectives were presented with their prizes.
The Reverend has returned as a member of the Stallone team but with a slightly different aura.
Chief Joe Thursday deputizing the crowd
The Reverend Peter St. George has returned to curl again!
The winning table of detectives!
Congratulations on your sleuthing
The heart of curling lies in small local clubs and within its members. The Gananoque Curling Club has over 200 members and we invite you to join in the fun. The club is open from October to April, offering four world-class sheets to curl on and a comfortable bar and banquet facility to enjoy before and after your game. Summer rentals are available from April – September. The club’s facilities provide an ideal location for members to relax, socialize and recount their game. Members and non-members alike may also utilize the club’s banquet and catering facilities for private functions including banquets, parties, and other social events throughout the year.
The Gananoque Curling Club is proud to serve
Gananoque, The Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands and surrounding area.
Our Sponsors with thanks
The Gananoque Curling Club offers a 100% accessible facility to host your event.
Room rental and/or catering service will fit your needs for any type of gathering.
Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas parties, retirement parties, company meetings and more. Check out our newly redecorated rooms.
Contact Jayne for more details
613 382 3281
Bonspiels and Events
Club members and guests can look forward to friendly tournaments or bonspiels that are held in our home club and various rinks throughout the region. Each bonspiel provides a great opportunity for members to meet other curlers and to introduce friends to the great sport of curling. Bonspiels also provide curlers with opportunities to compete at a variety of levels from competitive to friendly. Check out our club bonspiel and event listings.
Sponsorship and Advertising
The Gananoque Curling Club is a not -for -profit organization and relies on additional funding through sponsorships and advertisements. Opportunities within the club and on the website are available to have your message seen by club members, competing curlers, spectators and visitors.
Our Club succeeds because of our strong volunteer base. There are many ways to get involved in helping make events happen. This includes helping on a committee, organizing a league or bonspiel, bartending, kitchen and dining room help. Help sign up sheets for upcoming events are posted on the information board in the club lobby.