McCarville Shines at the Scotties!

What a week! The FWCC nation were glued to their televisions as our Krista McCarville team represented Northern Ontario at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ontario. McCarville and rink-mates Kendra Lilly, Ashley Sippala, Sarah Potts, Oye Sem Won Briand and coach Lorraine Lang were exceptional finishing the round-robin with a record of 8 wins and 3 losses. Their record qualified them for the play-offs where they knocked off Chelsea Carey's Team Canada squad in the 3 vs. 4 page play-off. McCarville then lost to Ontario's Rachel Homan (the eventual event champions) in the semi-finals. McCarville settled for fourth place as they dropped the bronze medal match to Carey.

Congratulations Team McCarville! FWCC, Thunder Bay and Northern Ontario are very proud of you!

Photo by Andrew Klaver courtesy of Curling Canada

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Statement re: City of Thunder Bay Recreation and Facilities Master Plan

After a review of the City of Thunder Bay’s proposed Recreation and Facilities Master Plan the Fort William Curling Club wants to clarify comments made in a recent media story that the curling club will indeed work with the City of Thunder Bay in relation to the recreation and facilities master plan and fully supports the recommendation to test the feasibility of adding curling to any new investment in community ice should it be decided it is not economically viable to maintain the curling club within the Fort William Gardens Complex.

 

The possibility of a new facility would be an opportunity that the board and membership of the Fort William Curling Club would be interested in should that prove to be the best scenario for the City of Thunder Bay and the members of the Fort William Curling Club. We look forward to working with the City of Thunder Bay in exploring the idea of a new, modern, fully accessible curling facility being added to an existing arena on the south side of the City. We would be supportive of the Delaney Arena site for a new club as opposed to the Port Arthur Arena location.

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McKellar Students Have the Hammer!

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