By popular demand, the "Managing and Marketing Your Online Presence" slideshow from the recent OVCA AGM is online.
The slides, presented by Greg Smith and Debra Gerylo of Pixels and Print Design, provide ideas on how to focus your Club's website, how to use email marketing, and how video can vault your website to the top of Google's search rankings.
The Academy of Curling, in association with the Glenmore Curling Club, is offering a preseason celebrity clinic on October 17-19, featuring instructors Russ Howard, Mary-Anne Arsenault and Grant Odishaw, with special guest Allison Ross.
View the poster for more details.
Carleton Heights Curling Club Announces a new program of instructions for all levels curlers.
Would you like to learn to curl or improve your game? We have set aside three sets of six Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. The first one starts October 7 and runs to November 25, the second runs from January 6 to February 10 and the third one, if there is enough demand will run from February 17 until April7.
Each session is limited to 32 curlers.
We have certified instructors who will give you the attention you need as a beginner, or experienced curler.
The cost of the program is $100.00 per person plus HST for each six week block.
The deadline for applying for the first session is October 1st.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: October 5, 2014 – An ICEBREAKER at the RCMP curling club will run from 9 to noon. This will give your team or an individual a chance to meet others and maybe find a new player. Of course you can practice as well!
League organizers will also be there.
October 26, 2014: A special event will take place that will bring registered teams close to greatness! More details once you register.
PRIZES – FOR THE ABOVE EVENTS SOME VERY COOL PRIZES HAVE BEEN DONATED BY SOME OF THE CURLING WORLD’S LEADING SUPPLIERS – another reason to register early!
November 2, 2014: All divisions begin action!
Visit their Website for more info
It may be the most important event on the curling calendar, and Senators Sports & Entertainment want to bring it to Ottawa.
Its the Tim Horton's Roar of the Rings - the Canadian Olympic trials. Senators Sports & Entertainment, in partnership with Ottawa Tourism, will be submitting a bid to host the 2017 Roar at Canadian Tire Centre.
The OVCA fully supports SSE and Ottawa Tourism in this bid and we are confident in our chances to be chosen as the host city.
Your Club President has received a link to an email that can be sumbitted to SSE for inclusion in their bid package. This letter needs to be sent by Tuesday, August 26th for inclusion.
Encourage your President to lend their support to the bid. We'll post updates as they become available on how every member of the curling community can show their support as well!
The OVCA is committed to providing competitive and fun curling events to its members. Now, its even easier to sign up for our events!
Introducing ovcaevents.com - our online registration portal!
At ovcaevents.com, you can register and pay online for our major events, such as the OVCA Mixed and the Alexander Keith's City of Ottawa.
In addition, you can sign up for our new and improved newsletter service, bringing the latest news right to your inbox.
So head on over and check it out - ovcaevents.com
The OVCA AGM will be held on Monday, September 15th at the RA Centre. Invitations will be sent by email to Club/Centre Presidents, OVCA Club Reps, and special guests in August. This year, we will hold two concurrent information sessions:
The AGM E-Binder is now available. UPDATED - AUGUST 23