This afternoon, FRCC's Team Andrew Wickman captured their second Manitoba Travelers Curling Championship in three years with a 5-3 win over St Vital's Dan Bender.
Wickman, joined by Jeff Tarko, Brent Baschuk, and Cam Barth, will now represent Manitoba and the Fort Rouge CC at the 2018 Canadian Travelers Championship, November 19-24, in Miramichi, New Brunswick.
Unfortunately, the results of the women's final did not go the same way for the Fort Rouge. Team Tracy Andries (Crystal Kennedy, Diane Christensen, and April Klassen) were hoping to join Team Wickman in the winner's circle, but Deb McCreanor's La Salle foursome were too much on this day.
Both teams put forth a great effort this weekend and by all accounts, represented the Fort Rouge very well.
After 11 years of friendship, personal growth, and amazing experiences, we will be parting ways at the conclusion of the 2017/18 season.
We want to thank our families for their tremendous sacrifice and support that allows us to chase our dreams. Thank you to our friends and fans all over the world as it's amazing to be noticed and loved for what we do in our sport. We hope along the way we inspired many of the next generation of curlers. Thank you to our sponsors who have been such an integral part of our yearly success - right from our early beginnings you helped give us the tools and opportunities to grow and flourish.
Many of our best memories as adults were made during this run as a team. We weren't just a team, we were so much more. From weddings, to new family additions, to celebrating tremendous wins and crazy heart thumping shots, to persevering from our biggest defeats with continued learning and support of one another... we did it all together.
We will part ways with fond reflections and we hope continued success for whichever direction each one of us should choose, on or off the ice.
Look for us on the ice in our final events of the season in the Grand Slam of Curling series. We'll play our hearts out and just maybe we can say farewell with one last title!
The Fort Rouge Curling Club will host the 56th edition of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, November 5-10, 2018, and it will be the second straight year the national four-player mixed championship has been decided in Manitoba, after Swan River staged the highly successful 2018 Canadian Mixed.
“We were thrilled to have our bid accepted by Curling Canada, and I know everyone at the Fort Rouge will be working extremely hard over the next ten months to make sure we’re ready to put on a wonderful show for the curlers and fans alike,” said Brad McLean, who will serve with Deb McCreanor as Host Committee Co-Chairs. “We love our curling at the Fort Rouge, but we also love making sure people have a good time, and I know the 2019 Canadian Mixed will have plenty of opportunities for visitors to do exactly that.”
“We’re very much looking forward to working with Curling Canada in staging this important event during our 100th Anniversary season as a club,” added Jim Macgregor, President of the Fort Rouge Curling Club. “It’s going to be an exciting time for our planning committee, staff, and members as we welcome players and visitors from across our country to ‘The Home of Friendly Curling.”
The winner of the 2019 Canadian Mixed Championship will represent Canada at the 2019 World Mixed Curling Championship.
Event details and volunteer opportunities coming soon!
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2019 Mixed Nationals Host Committee
The Fort Rouge Curling Club was host to the cutest way to kick off the holiday season!
On December 16th, we had just over 20 young associates enjoy a fun party, organized by Board member Kara Balshaw, and club members Allison Shiach and Kristin Shiach! The adults seemed to have a good time too, taking in the Magician - PJ Pajamas (Cary Tardi), snacking on the delicious (donated!) baking, fruit, candy canes and Tim Bits, getting faces painted, and of course, a visit from the big guy himself! Santa Clause made his big entrance via the ice barn and brought many smiles to the day.
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it!
Have a safe and healthy New Year!