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We followed up with Cornwall Curling Club’s – PEI Junior Women’s Curling Champions to find out about their experience at the National Championship in Victoria, B.C., January 21-29. The team includes Second: Breanne Burgoyne (Clyde River), Lead: Rachel O’Connor (Charlottetown), Third: Kristie Rogers (New Haven) and Skip: Lauren Lenentine (New Dominion). Lauren Lenentine gave us the following update on behalf of the team.

After competing at Nationals, one word that could describe our emotions would be “proud”. We went to B.C. without any expectations but with a goal to make the Championship Pool. Once we achieved our goal, it was an incredible feeling. We were the first women’s team from PEI to make the championship round since 2012. That year, Sarah Fullerton finished 8th. This year, we finished 7th. We received many messages from home saying how proud everyone was, and those emotions transferred over to us.

The final result in the championship game was Alberta defeating Ontario 5-3.

Our biggest highlight on the ice would be beating B.C. and the reigning World Champions, Nova Scotia. It was a surreal moment. We all realized that we can compete at this level and we are not out of place.

Off ice, interacting with fellow athletes and sightseeing were our two favourite things. Victoria is a beautiful city, and it was nice to feel warm air for a change. We visited a coastal town called Sooke and it was breathtaking. As for meeting curlers, we made friends from across the country. In the evenings, we would all meet in the Player’s Lounge and play board games and ping pong. Some of our favourite memories were made off-ice!!

During the eight days of competition, we played 10 games together as a team. Most days we played two games, but some days we only played one. After the tournament concluded, we all took part in a mixed doubles tournament. We were paired with a male player and coach from another province/territory and we competed for top. I was paired with the lead from Northwest Territories. Unfortunately, all four of us were eliminated in the first round, but it was still an amazing experience.

Staying in “the zone” wasn’t a difficult task. As soon as you walk into the arena/club, you have a feeling that is indescribable. No matter how sore or tired you were, it all disappeared once we were on the ice.

We already knew most of the teams from the Atlantic provinces, but we met lots of new people from western provinces.

One thing that I gained personally from this experience is patience. We saw various strategies that differed from our own and by times it was frustrating. But I learned that if you wait, the right opportunities will come. Another thing we learned was how to preserve ourselves. We learned the importance of proper nutrition, hydration, and rest. These three things were crucial during the long week.

After what we just experienced, our goal next season is to win Junior Provincials and return to Canadian Juniors. We plan on travelling and competing in a few more events throughout the season to prepare for this.

Having our family and friends there as support made the experience even more special. No matter where you were, you could always hear the PEI chants! Being able to look into the stands and see all the familiar faces is a really great feeling. And without a doubt, we had the best fans!! I know their experience was just as amazing as ours.

Pat Quilty, our coach, won the Asham Coaching Award. This award is voted on by fellow coaches, and it is based on sportsmanship. Although I may be biased, I believe Pat was the best choice for this award because of all the hard work and dedication he has put into our team in the past eight years. He always shows respect for other curlers and coaches. It is very well deserved.

“I think it is an exceptional experience for our team because of our age. For such a young team to have such a good result is truly incredible. The way they handled the pressure was awesome. Having this experience can lead to many other great things.” – Coach Pat Quilty

Editors note: Thanks, Lauren, for the great follow-up story and thank you, Pat, for your input and all your efforts with the team. We extend our congratulations to you all. We will be cheering just as loudly next year. We enjoyed following reports from John Cullen @cullenthecurler especially when he tweeted:

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Rachel O’Connor, Breanne Burgoyne, Kristie Rogers, Lauren Lenentine, Coach Pat Quilty

Clyde River’s Breanne Burgoyne will be representing PEI’s Junior Women’s Curling on Team Lenentine at the 2017 National Junior Curling Championships in Victoria, B.C., January 21-29. Her teammates include Rachel O’Connor (Charlottetown), Kristie Rogers (New Haven) and Lauren Lenentine (New Dominion). Breanne, Lauren and Rachel have curled together for nine years. This year, they welcomed Kristie Rogers to their team. Coach Pat Quilty has been with them from the beginning and has spend countless hours preparing them for this achievement.

Breanne says, “Putting my excitement and appreciation into words is impossible! My team and I are so honoured to represent the Island in B.C. This honestly is a dream come true; however, this is only the beginning.”

In April 2016, they ended their season by winning the Atlantic Under 18 Championship in Halifax. As they entered this curling season, their goal was to represent PEI at the 2017 National Under 21 Championships in Victoria. They worked hard, on an off the ice, through the Summer and into the Fall. They travelled off island on numerous occasions this past Fall to compete with some of Atlantic Canada’s strongest competitors, including against the Nova Scotia team that won the world championship in 2016. They were determined to meet their goal and were focused on one outcome at the provincial play downs held in Montague over the Christmas holidays. Their dedication paid off.

There will be a Meet & Greet Fundraiser for the team at the Cornwall Civic Centre, 29 Cornwall Road on Saturday, January 14th, 5:00-7:30 p.m. (storm date – January 15th). Chili and snacks to be served. Donations to cover expenses will be graciously accepted, and a Gift Basket will be drawn for on January 17th. For any additional information, please contact Jennifer Lenentine at jenlenentine@hotmail.com or call (902) 393-2625. Make sure to follow @TeamLenentine on Twitter.

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We congratulate Cedric Stead on receiving his Duke of Edinburgh Award. He is shown here being presented with the Award by Lt. Gov. Frank Lewis. (Photo credit: Brian Simpson)

Cedric is the son of Steven and Lisa Stead, Clyde River.

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Student Biz PEI provides support to students between 16-24 years of age interested in starting their own summer business.

Qualifying students receive $1,000 to offset startup costs to get their business off the ground, access to up to $1,000 in repayable loan (if needed), and upon successful completion of the program a $500 contribution towards their post-secondary studies.

In addition to the financial support, Student Biz PEI provides the students with mentorship and training in business planning, financial management, advertising and marketing. This mentorship and training will help build the foundation for each student to successfully operate their business throughout the summer. Students across PEI are eligible to apply, as well as students attending school off island but planning to return for the summer.

Applications are being accepted from now until February 20, 2016.

For more information, you can visit their website at http://www.centraldevelopmentcorp.com/student-biz/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Student-Biz-PEI-892049457579712/

Twitter @CentralDevelopm

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Leonard Cusack’s presentation was excellent yesterday and we had our highest turnout yet at 70 people, including folks with ancestral connections to staff or patients at the sanatorium in Emyvale. Leonard did a thorough job of capturing this important and all but forgotten time in our history in the book, A Magnificent Gift Declined: The Dalton Sanatorium of Prince Edward Island, available at the UPEI Bookstore.

So many young lives were cut short with TB in the early part of the last century and, in some cases, parents lost many of their children. To honour their brief lives, I thought we could gather some names of those from Clyde River and neighbouring communities on our website as a memorial.

Please send information to vivian@eastlink.ca. Include their names, parent’s or spouse’s name, the year of their death and their age or as much of this information as you have. We also welcome you to send photos and add any memories or stories you know of them. Please check back to this page as we build our memorial.

Amy and Albert Mayhew-Amy Ann Beer Mayhew, died 1904, age 29, daughter of James and Mary Ann (Livingstone) Beer, and her husband Alfred Edward Mayhew, died 1900, age 29. They were married in 1895. (picture featured)

“…He was patiently and tenderly nursed by his wife. Three years later her own health began to fall and it soon became apparent that the disease which has claimed her husband had fastened itself upon her, also.” (newspaper clipping)

-Angus and Jane Darrach lost seven children to Tuberculosis: Hector (age 19 1862), Sarah (age 30 1865), Mary (age 22 1866), Jane (age 19 1866), Angus (age 19 1866), Archibald (age 19 1870) and Duncan (age 26 1875). Buried St. Catherine’s Pioneer Cemetery

-In letters of Mary Ann MacDougall Darrach, she mentions in a March 17, 1905 letter the death of Mabel Cruwys from Kingston who lived in Boston and was only married 6 months to John Edwards before she died of consumption. Buried Kingston Cemetery.

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Murchison Park 3We will be closing up Murchison Place Park on Saturday, October 17th, 9:00 to 12:00 noon. We invite volunteers to join us to help out and enjoy a beautiful fall day in Clyde River. Feel free to take along some bulbs for planting. We suggest you wear work gloves. Refreshments will be served. If it is raining, the close up will be the following Saturday at the same time.

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A popular yearly feature on our website is news about graduates from Clyde River or with connections to the community. To be featured, please send in your digital photo (jpg format) and brief answers to the following questions:

  • What school did you graduate from? We welcome high school to post doc graduates.
  • What degree/special recognition did you receive?
  • What are your immediate future plans? e.g. Are you going on to further education or looking for a career? If you are now looking for a career opportunity, what career?
  • If going on to further education, what school and program? What are your future career plans?

Remember that an important part of building your future career is networking, so let us know what you are up to and maybe we have a valuable connection for you. Please send your information to vivian@eastlink.ca.

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The Clyde River Council has once again applied for funding to hire a summer student under the provincial Jobs for Youth program. Young people living in Clyde River who are 16 years of age or older and interested in being considered for the position must be registered with the P.E.I. Employment Development Jobs Agency. Register online – link here.

The successful candidate will be employed for 8 weeks in July and August doing a variety of tasks including lawn and garden maintenance.  The Council hopes to know by early June if their application is approved.

If you have any questions, please contact Bruce Brine at clyderiver.cic@pei.sympatico.ca or 675-4747.

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The Central Queens Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation is hosting a Parent–Youth Outdoor Camp the weekend of May 29-31 for youth aged 10-13 accompanied by a parent. The camp will be held at the Riverdale Scout Camp on Riverdale Road in Green Bay along the scenic West River.

Activities throughout the weekend include tutorials on bait-fishing and fly-fishing, fly tying, archery, orienteering as well as canoeing. Campfires and campfire cooking will be included if the forest fire index allows.

Accommodations and food are provided. Registration is $30.00 (non-refundable) per child. Space is limited. For more information or to register contact Nancy Durant, at 902-675-3277 or nancy.durant@bellaliant.net.

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Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 4.01.04 PMClyde River’s Renee Dahn will perform at the Indian River Festival on Saturday, June 28th at 3:00 p.m. The concert entitled a “Celebration of Island Musical Talent…Tomorrow’s Stars Today” will highlight the Singing Strings Orchestra and winners of the PEI Kiwanis Provincial Music Festival with solos from vocalist Melissa MacKenzie, Sanu Lawt on piano and Renee Dahn playing violin. The Purcell Dahn family invites friends and neighbours to come out to the concert and support our young musicians. It’s going to be a grand Saturday afternoon on the Island. Click here for more details.

The Indian River Church is located on Route 104 in Indian River, near Kensington.

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