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Advance Registration for Riverdale Curling Bonspiel

Advance Registration for out of town teams wishing to participate in  the Riverdale Curling Bonspiel will close on Jan 15, with general registration opening Jan 16.

The 28th annual event will be held from March 4-6 in Toronto at the Royal Canadian Curling Club (131 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON.).

The host hotel is the Marriott Courtyard Downtown, close to the village.  A discount link can be emailed upon request.

For more details on the bonspiel please visit: http://toronto.gaycurl.ca/bonspiels/riverdale-do-it-on-the-ice/.

OTRB Registration Opens Saturday January 9 at Noon

Once again this year, the Rainbow Rockers, Ottawa’s LGBTQ-friendly curling league, will be hosting the Over the Rainbow Bonspiel (OTRB) from March 18-20, 2016 at the Ottawa Curling Club.

The OTRB will be a 36-team bonspiel; all teams are guaranteed 4 games, three pool games and one event game.  Breakfast and a banquet dinner on Saturday are included in the entry fee of $400.  Friday evening we will have a social to celebrate our 11th Anniversary please join us and raise a glass.

Registration will be open as of Saturday, January 9th at noon.  We ask that you complete the online registration at http://rainbowrockers.org and then send an Interac e-transfer to   treasurer@rainbowrockers.org no later than February 7th at 6 p.m.  Should you wish to send a cheque (the deadline of February 7th must still be respected), you may send it to the following address, made payable to the Rainbow Rockers Curling League:

OTRB Treasurer
c/o Steve Horwood
221 North River Rd
Ottawa ON K1L 8B6

Spots are limited, so register early!

Please note that no registration will be considered complete until payment has been received. Once received, we will send you an email informing you that your registration has been accepted. Please remember to put your team name in the comments portion of any e-transfer or on your cheque. Please, one payment per team.

It is important to know that the bonspiel schedule has games starting on Friday at 8 a.m.  All teams will play a minimum of one game on the opening day; every effort will be made to accommodate out-of-town teams, but unfortunately there can be no guarantee of a late start.  Once registrations are closed, your schedule will be posted on the website hopefully early enough so that your teams may make appropriate travel arrangements.

Of course, this year’s host hotel is again the Victoria Suites Best Western Hotel located on O’Connor Street at Gladstone Avenue.  Two rates have been established for OTRB participants:

$134/night for a standard suite

Rate is for a quad occupancy.  Please call the hotel at 613-567-7275 or 1-800-465-7275, quoting “Rainbow Curling Bonspiel” to book your rooms!

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the Ottawa Curling Club March 18th!

Respectfully yours

Natalie Lloyd & Lee Mantha

Co-Chairs, 2016 OTRB Organising Committee