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March, Strut and Dance with Us in Ottawa’s Capital Pride Parade

The summer is about to get hotter.

Ottawa Capital Pride 2017 week begins on August 21, 2017.  The Rainbow Rockers are proudly marching in the Ottawa Capital Pride parade on August 27, 2017 with the Ottawa Qball Softball League.  Come join us!  Show up in vibrant rainbow colours, dress up your curling broom, dust off your rock head curling hats and get ready to be loud and proud!

This year’s pride parade takes place from 1:30 to 4/5:00 pm.   Groups are required to gather earlier at the march staging area which is located near the curling club on Argyle Street.  We are awaiting confirmation of when our group will receive our call time for parade staging.  Stay tuned for more details!

Are you in?  For more information, you can email Laurie at promotions@rainbowrockers.ca  AND watch for updates on our Facebook page.

Bocce And BBQ Event

What is a great way to kick off summer? How about a BBQ and some Bocce Ball on June 27th?

The cost is $10 per person (payment to be collected at the event) and includes food and bocce. BYOB but please make sure you arrange for designated drivers or public transport.

This event will be held at 221 North River Road (near the Cummings Bridge and where Rideau Street becomes Montreal Road), the home of our league treasurer Steve. Arrive by 6:15 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Rain or shine! Please note, there is no parking on River Road but there are several options on side streets.

Bocce is a fun and easy game to learn so beginners are welcome! Games will be played on the lawn of the park across the street along the Rideau River. Teams of two are encouraged to sign up in advance, please indicate your team with your RSVP.

Bring your friends, partners, and any new or prospective league members to give them a chance to get to know our group. Members of the Executive will be on-hand to meet people and answer questions. Please RSVP to Laurie at promotions@rainbowrockers.ca  before Friday, June 23, 2017

That’s a Wrap!

End of Season, 2017

Thanks again to the organizers, the curling club, the volunteers and especially to the league members for another successful curling season. See you all again in the fall!

Watch this site over the next few months for information on our summer events: bocci ball and the pride parade.

Closing Banquet & 2017-18 Registration Details

We are fast approaching the end of another great season of Rainbow Rockers curling.  Remaining draws take place Sunday, April 2 along with a special Tuesday evening draw on April 4 at 6:00 PM.  All Round 3 games must be completed and scores recorded by April 9 at 5:00 PM.

Rainbow Rockers members who are also members of the Ottawa Curling Club are encouraged to attend the Annual Spring Meeting on April 4 at 7:00 PM followed by the Roy Blair Bonspiel draft and Calcutta.

End of Season Curling & Banquet – Sunday, April 9, 2016

This season’s closing banquet will be held on Sunday, April 9.  Choose to curl at either 3:00 PM or 5:00 PM and then enjoy a delicious Roast Beef dinner including dessert at 7:15 PM.  Players register as individuals and will be placed on a team (regular curling format).  Following the banquet, champions will also be crowned in each of the divisions and ALL teams take home cash!  Lots of bonus prizes and extras too!

The cost for the event is $20 for full-time members and $30 for spares and guests.  You may register after your game on April 2 or by sending an e-mail to president@rainbowrockers.ca. The deadline to register is April 6.  Please indicate if you would prefer a vegetarian meal or have any food allergies.

Registration for the 2017 – 2018 Season

Full-time members have the opportunity to register and pay the $50 deposit for the 2017-2018 season at the closing banquet.  Members can register as a team or as individuals. If you do not have a full team but wish to curl with one or two other people, then please specify this on your registration.

If you cannot attend the banquet or do not wish to pay your $50 deposit on Sunday, you must register on-line and send the $50 deposit to Steve Horwood (cheques made payable to Rainbow Rockers Curling League) no later than May 15.  Details are available on the website.

After May 15, registration will be open to spares and new members.  Registration forms for new full-time members will accepted before this date, but will be considered tentative and subject to space availability.