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Updated October 11th, 2017
Thanks Jenn Opitz for 11 years of volunteer service as Bar & Concession Manager!
In addition to 9 years as a volunteer bartender, Jennifer Opitz served as the Grande Cache Curling Club’s volunteer bar and concession manager for the past 11 years. Jennifer donated countless hours sourcing and transporting bar and concession supplies to the curling club, ensuring the club’s coolers and concession supplies were always stocked for league play and bonspiels. She routinely contributed 30+ hours over the course of a bonspiel weekend cooking and bartending. Jennifer also spent countless hours behind the scenes year round ensuring the club’s operations ran smoothly, and always operated according to the rules and regulations of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission and Alberta Health Services. Jennifer stepped down as bar and concession manager in January of 2017 and will be missed. Thank you Jennifer for your 11 years of dedicated volunteer service to the Grande Cache Curling Club!
The new executive of the Grande Cache Curling Club has opted to make the bar manager a paid position for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
Start of curling season delayed
Due to technical difficulties with ice installation, the start of the curling season at the Grande Cache Curling Club has been delayed. Four members of the curling club executive decided to hire someone new to take over ice making duties at the curling club for the 2017-18 season. The curling club's new icemaker has no previous icemaking experience.
Grande Slam of Curling October 24th to 29th
The Masters Grand Slam of Curling from Lloydminster Saskatchewan runs October 24th-29th. Check out all the action on Sportsnet. Niklas Edin is the defending men’s champion, while Allison Flaxey is the defending women’s champ.
Gushue picks up another win
Brad Gushue was back with his regular team for the Grand Slam Tour Challenge, picking up yet another win while making it look easy. Gushue had won the Everest Curling Challenge with a drafted mixed team on August 27th. Gushue skipped a mixed team consisting of lead Lisa Weagle (team Homan), second E.J. Harnden (team Jacobs), and third Cathy Overton (team Carey). It was great to see Lisa Weagle play her famous tick shot against her regular skip of Rachel Homan.
Marco Hack inventor passes away
Marco Ferraro, the inventor of the Marco Hack, passed away on August 31st, 2017 at the age of 62. The Marco hack was introduced into major competitions in 1989, and remains the world standard for play.
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