Brookfield Curling Club wraps up successful season

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Brookfield & Area Notebook, By Judy Matheson

Skyline Bridal celebrates fourth anniversary

The play-offs of the various adult leagues have brought the top teams to the winners’ circle. The silverware was awarded at the banquet on Apr. 4 at the curling club.

The Monday night winners are: Muir Fisher, with nephews Tim and Larry Fisher, and Gary Smeltzer.

Tuesday night was won by Bryan and Randi Lynn Buchi, with Kevin and Debbie Pike.

Thursday winners were Laurie Cochrane, Peter Harris, Nigel Butler and Keiver Reid.

The Friday night league winners were Ken Retson, Elmer Archibald, Stacey Harrison and Jason Steele.

The Wednesday Morning Club, which is open ended or come when you can, is for dedicated, new or occasional curlers. Several newcomers joined the ranks this year, generally icing 24 to 30 curlers on mixed teams each day. They continued to enjoy Home and Home games with: Truro, Westville, Windsor and Amherst. The social element of the game is kept in the forefront; therefore there are no play-off winners.

The Curling Classic, an open bonspiel that attracts curlers from near and far and of various skill levels, was held on March 28, 29 and 30. The four divisions declared winners as follows:

• Sportsmen’s Division: won by Laurie Cochrane, Tom van Oirshott, Ernie Glintz and Gary Doyle. Property Guys sponsored the team.

• Red Division: won by the LA Gals, consisting of Becky Shearer, Arlene Rutherford, Emily Breckon and Barb Cox.

• Gold Division: won by the MacKay’s Siding team, made up of Jonathan Crouse, Terry Henderson, Paul Crouse and Mitchell Fraser.

• Whing-Ding Division: won by The Copper Barrel team of Don (Pibby) Henderson, Kraig MacKenzie, Emily Breckon and Sylvia Kennedy.

The Junior Curling Club met on Mondays from November to March. Nineteen juniors were registered, ranging in ages from nine to 15 years. Although a younger, less experienced group this year, they were eager to learn and made great strides in improving their curling skills. Instructors Leah Bowers, and Lisa and Terry Henderson were pleased to have Meaghan Higgins assisting them this year.

Two interclub funspiels were held. Melody Sears, Dale Blois, Reagan Arseneau and Terry Henderson won the Christmas spiel, while the Closing Funspiel winners were Emily Melvin, Adrian Sheppard, Laurie Peters (granddad) and Lisa Henderson.

Emily Melvin won the award for the most draws to the four foot for the second year running.

Several badges were presented for skill development. Nicole Arseneau was chosen for The Mary and Rupe Fisher award given for “the love of the game”. The Josh Melvin award for “dedication to the game” was presented to Melody Sears.

Juniors Emily Melvin, Hunter Redmond, Chloe Bowers and Melody Sears entered the Curling Classic, where they gained valuable experience playing against some seasoned veterans.

Little Rock Curling at the Sportsplex is an introduction to curling, learning rules and becoming accustomed to the ice, rocks and brooms. The ages were six years to eight years. They curled once every two weeks throughout the season. Lisa Henderson, Mekenzy Rose, Meaghan Higgins and Hunter Redmond volunteered to carry out this program. This year the Little Rock numbers swelled to 25 eager curlers, which bods well for the future of curling at the Sportsplex and beyond.


Skyline Bridal And More has been open in Brookfield for four years. The store was originally the “Al N Jo Buy N Sell”, before becoming Skyline Bridal.

The bridal store is busy with a large choice of wedding gowns and all the accessories for weddings, with a varied range of prices. Some bridal gowns, flower girl dresses and designer floral gowns can be found at sale prices.

The business has expanded to include party rentals, as well as their wide range of dresses, prom wear, jewelry, bathing suits, etc.

The party rental department carries chair covers and sashes, candy buffet canisters and bowl rentals.

The men’s department now includes men’s and boy’s tuxedos, suits, sports jackets, dress pants, ties, dress and tuxedos shirts.

Owner/operator Josephine Grandy is available at the shop seven days a week, located at 571, Highway 2 (take Exit 12 from the 102).

Stop in anytime; you’ll be amazed by the wide selection of merchandise.

Judy Matheson is a life-long Brookfield resident and dedicated volunteer with many community organizations. To have your community news appear in her column, contact her by email at

Organizations: Brookfield Curling Club

Geographic location: Brookfield, Little Rock

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