Well hello to the East Hants Youth Links curling group (firstname.lastname@example.org) that is now curling on Thursday afternoons at the EH Sportsplex from 3:30 to 4:30. The Coordinator, Danielle Shreenan, makes it all happen from a Youth Links Registration perspective. The program information was published and in conjunction with East Hants Curling Association (EHCA) youth curling was born. If you have been following East Hants Curling Association, www.easthantscurling.ca, the EHCA Facebook page, or the Laker Newspaper you will know that EHCA was granted $15,000.00 by the CTC Jumpstart Program in July 2021 to purchase three sets of junior stones to progress curling for the youth in East Hants. The Youth Links Program is free.
The EHCA also has a limited supply of curling shoes for weekly use and plenty of brooms, gliders, sliders for the Youth Links curlers to use. The upfront cost is minimal, and curling shoes are recommended for a much better curling experience. There is a Sportsplex regulation that requires youth to wear a helmet while on the curling ice.
There are presently Danielle Shreenan, Terry Isenor, Carrie MacDougall, Pam and Doug Taylor, Paul and Rhonda MacDonald, Crystal Randell and Harold MacNeil instructing the youth. If you have time and curling experience and want to help you are most welcome to join this draw to the button group.
The first four weeks were used to introduce curling to the youth (Modified Learn To Curl), more than 95% for the first time. The Youth Links curlers want to play games so that begins on 2 December 2021.
The Youth Links Program is planned to continue until mid to end March 2022. Give it a try.
The EHCA also wants to let the community know that the ice is available to try out curling from 1:00 - 3:00 PM and to avail yourself of the ice you can call any member of the BOD whose name you will find on the website www.easthantscurling.ca. There are five sheets and equipment available.
To all you adults, seniors, youth, anyone out there who has never thrown a curling stone and wants to, contact EHCA to make happen.
Hurry Hard and please support EHCA to get a dedicated Multi-purpose Curling Facility constructed attached to the current EH Sportsplex. The Business Plan is on the website.
Harold MacNeil, President