Historical Highlights

Sustainability Fund
Ice Plant Replacement
2023 AGM

Eager Beaver Award

Hayden Brown,  CHCC’s House Chair, has gone above and beyond his duties consistently from 2020 to 2023.  Besides his normal duties of looking after all aspects of maintaining our club, he was always trying to make it better.

He took the lead on all the upgrades required to pass various building and fire inspections; installing lights, signage and more.  He took apart an old wooden storage bin and made storage racks for brooms, stabilizers, tissue boxes and water bottles. He added fold-up seats on the ice backboard to assist curlers with grippers and loose shoe laces. He upgraded the sound and TV and camera systems,  improved the look of the bar, and installed a dart board.  Just to mention a few of his improvements to the club.

Congratulations Hayden, the CHCC executive is proud to honour you with the Eager Beaver Award.

Breast Cancer Bonspiel

The Breast Cancer Bonspiel was started in 2000 in memory of Sue MacLatchy’s mother who passed away from breast cancer, in support of her sister-in-law who is a breast cancer survivor, and in the hope of a future without breast cancer for all women.

Over the 20 years between 2000 and 2019 the annual fundraiser donated $634,000 to breast cancer research through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) and then through the Canadian Cancer Society.

After several years with 16 teams the interest in the spiel was so overwhelming it was increased to 24 teams, attracting curlers from all across Ottawa. The “trophy” was the quilt which became a much sought after achievement.  It is now hanging at the club next to sheet 1.

The bonspiel won numerous awards at the CBCF and was awarded the City Builder Award by the City of Ottawa.  The bonspiel fundraiser was highly respected by the Canadian Cancer Society.

The organizing committee of Sue MacLatchy, Sherry Ostrom, Sandy Mutart, and Leona Duncan were helped by numerous volunteers over the years.

Marie-Elaine Little - Head Ice Technician

Introducing our Head Ice Technician, Marie-Elaine Little, better known as MEL.

MEL is a recent BCom graduate as well as an acting diploma graduate, with the addition of being a Level 2 Ice Technician.  She has a very long resume in competitive sports, including curling! She was taught how to do ice by the legendary Bill Duck and also got the opportunity to learn from his son, Kyle Duck while she was in Toronto this past year.

If she isn’t in a curling club, she is most likely at the gym but MEL is a big social butterfly, do not hesitate to strike up a conversation with her.

Let’s give MEL a warm welcome to the club. She is excited to work hard and continue to encourage female ice technicians!

New Rock Handles

33 new rock handles arrived last week and will be ready for game action when the club opens up for curling.

The new rock handles are part of the CHCC Sustainability Fund.  Each donation of $250 or more can be acknowledged with a personalized engraved rock handle.  We are expecting to order more handles in the next couple of months.

Each rock handle can have your name and/or message of up to 3 lines of 18 characters each.  You can pick your favourite sheet, colour, and rock number.  We will do our best to accommodate your preferences, but cannot guarantee it.


Mike Brodeur

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Head Ice Technician Mike Brodeur on Sunday, July 3, 2022 in Chilliwack, BC.

Although we only knew Mike for a short time, he will be fondly remembered as a kind and friendly person who always had time to chat about curling, ice making, or just about any other subject. He was not afraid to experiment and try new things in the pursuit of ever-better ice for our club. We greatly enjoyed working with him this past year and will miss his dedication, hard work, and most of all, friendship.

On behalf of everyone at CHCC, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Mike’s loved ones during this difficult time.