Omemee Curling Club not ‘slipping into history’

Omemee Curling Club is revitalizing itself in an effort to boost membership

Kawartha Lakes This Week

OMEMEE - The Omemee Curling Club is not ready to ‘slip into history.’

In a press release issued Tuesday (Jan. 19) officials said contrary to recent rumours, the Club is not going to close.

President Marv McKee said nothing could be further from the truth. Although membership has been in decline and rising hydro rates have posed a significant challenge, Mr. McKee said the members are not willing to see the club fold.

“The club is making a comeback with the infusion of some new board members. We are trying to attract new curling members and are working on a number of fundraisers.”

The board of directors has been “energized by the resounding support it received at a membership meeting, where a large majority voted to keep the club going and to make it viable again. To that end committees have been struck and ideas are flowing.”  

The first big fundraiser will be a dance at the Club on May 7, with local band Rye Street. The press release notes the five-member band performs country, rock and blues and are pleased to support the Club. Further details will be announced closer to the event. Visit their Facebook page to hear their music.

Meanwhile, the Club encourages new members and those who would like to visit during upcoming bonspiels. If yo would like to try curling, come out Friday nights at 7 p.m. Bring a clean pair of running shoes and we will do the rest. Cost is $10, and you will have “fun, instruction, and a quick game.”

For more information about the Club, visit their Facebook Page or website,, or call Robert Curtin at 705-799-7156. You can also email

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