Riverdale Newsletter 2022-02-06

Team Canada curler Rachel Homan throws a stone during the Mixed Doubles Round Robin during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games on Thursday, February 03, 2022. 
Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj/COC

Hi Riverdale, 

Despite the delay caused by recent closures, we are back on the ice starting this week, so good curling everyone! Your Executive has been working hard to organize the revised season and to provide additional curling opportunities for our members. Ryan also has some exciting DIOTI details to share next week, so keep an eye on your inbox, as well as https://toronto.gaycurl.ca/

Oh, and Go Team Canada! Some official Olympic Curling info here, including our medal count, and bios on our players.


Glen Barbeau 

on behalf of the Riverdale Curling League Executive

New Dates and Upcoming Events 

On February 20th, Riverdale will be holding a beginner’s mid-season clinic, which will include an opportunity to practice form and play a game with other clinic participants. There will also be the opportunity for mixed-division pick-up/rec games for anyone interested in getting more ice time, while allowing members to play against members outside of their regular league divisions. You can sign up if you are interested here: Riverdale Family Day Jitney 

Family Day Schedule

  • Three possible draw times for the Jitney (mixed-division rec games): 9am; 1:15pm; 4:40pm. (1:15 pm most popular draw time so far) NOTE: Teams may be three players.
  • Riverdale Family Day Clinic for new curlers @ 11:15am

April Dates

  • We have also indicated that Riverdale will take Saturday, April 2 and Saturday, April 23 as dates for recreational Riverdale curling in some capacity. More information will be provided closer to the dates. If you have any suggestions for how to use these April dates, please feel free to share them by emailing Riverdale@gaycurl.ca

Riverdale Nametags have arrived!

Riverdale Nametags have arrived! They’ll be available on the piano Feb 6 and Feb 13! The next nametag order will be in October, you can submit orders next fall on the website.

Updated Schedules

The schedule from Round 1 has been moved forward intact into the new draw dates:

Former Draw DateNew Draw Date
December 19, 2021February 6, 2022
January 9, 2022February 13, 2022
Family Day Jitney and Beginner’s Clinic | February 20, 2022
January 16, 2022February 27, 2022

The updated schedule is here: https://toronto.gaycurl.ca/schedule1/ (or the online calendar version here: https://toronto.gaycurl.ca/events/month/2022-02/) Also note – we have determined that there will only be two rounds this season due to the five lost Sundays.  The new season calendar (with the dates we will play) is here: https://toronto.gaycurl.ca/members/Riverdale_Calendar.pdf 

Our finals weekend remains May 7-8, 2022. 

Interested in Volunteering with the league, or learning more about an Executive role?

For the 2021-22 Season, the Executive is looking for ways to provide more opportunities for our members to participate in and take on leadership roles within the league. There are many ways our members can volunteer their time and expertise, in both short-term, or long term capacities: volunteering at a specific event, joining a planning committee, leading a workshop, participating in a Mentorship Program, or contributing to our Newsletter. Also, if  you are interested in supporting a specific Executive, or learning more about a specific role, this is your opportunity. Please complete this form if you are interested.

Additionally, there is an official process for nominations for the Executive if this is something you may be considering for next season. Please review the information here, (Page 5 of our By-Laws) and consider campaigning! 


Do It On The Ice Bonspiel: Thank you for being a friend – a Golden time

  • DIOTI details coming next week! Pull out your caftans and shoulder pads, and get ready to clutch your pearls: it’ll be a Golden Time!