News and Events

Beginner Clinic - October 15th

The Highlander Curling Club is hosting a two hour beginner curling clinic for new curlers (curlers with no experience or those who started last season) on the afternoon of Oct 15 from 1:00-3:00 pm. 

To register, please click on the link below:

External link opens in new tab or windowBeginner Clinic Registration Link

Funding Announcement!

Highlander Curling Club is pleased to announce that it has received $185,000 from partnership of all three levels of government under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) program for green initiatives at the Club. The initiatives include: an LED Lighting Upgrade, a Heat Pump Upgrade, Attic Insulation and Solar PV Installation.

Highlander Curling Club is extremely thankful for the funding and is excited to implement these measures to make our space more energy efficient!!

Curling Season is just around the corner!! Registration this year will be online via Sport Hub!

We encourage you to set up your account (adding additional profile information, accepting participation waivers, etc.) so that when we open registration for this season in September, you will be all set to sign up quickly and easily! You will also be able to register yourself and other members of your family for other activities with other organizations, all in one place!

You will find a “how-to” document attached here that will help walk you through the process: External link opens in new tab or window

A video showing the process can be found here: External link opens in new tab or window

If you have any trouble at all or any questions when setting up your account, email External link opens in new tab or for support. 

Congratulations to Bronze Medallists: Team Nova Scotia 65+ Mixed Team

Congratulations to Team Nova Scotia  having won the Bronze Medal in the 65+ Division at the Canada 55+ Games last week defeating BC.  Left to right : Audrey Dorey, Jack Machielsen and Leona Williams (Highlander Curling Club), Tony Stirling.

Good Luck to Highlander Representatives Attending the Canada 55+ Games - August 23rd-26th, 2022

Best of Luck to two teams with Highlander Curling Club representatives as they head to Kamloops, BC to compete in the Canada 55+ Games from August 23rd - 26th, 2022!!
Highlander will be cheering you on!! Check out news from the games at their website: External link opens in new tab or window
Women's Team (R-L): Skip - Linda Juurlink; Mate - Iris Stanley; Second - Joyce VanBerkel; Lead - Liz MacEachern
Mixed Team (L-R): Skip- Tony Stirling; Lead- Audrey Dorey; Mate- Leona Williams; Second- Jack Machielsen.

Year End Winners 2022

 As the curling season draws to a conclusion, leagues are handing out their hardware! Check out all the winners in the photos below. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing everyone out on the ice in 2022-2023!!!

 Highlander Curling Club Volunteer Highlight: Linda Juurlink

 Highlander Curling Club is a volunteer-run club and is lucky to have many dedicated members. One of these members is Linda Juurlink. For 20+ years, Linda has been offering curling instruction to new curlers and members alike through a multi-week Learn to Curl program and through her Friday morning skills sessions. Linda graciously volunteers to organize the cleaning of the club facilities on Friday mornings and in return for those who help her, she offers free skills sessions and ice time for new and returning members. The Highlander Curling Club is grateful for all of its volunteers and wants to especially recognize the contributions of Linda! Thank you for all that you do Linda; your dedication to our club does not go unnoticed!!

Linda Juurlink instructing at Highlander Curling Club

Highlander Curling Club Mourns Past President Gordon Morrison

Members of the Highlander Curling Club were saddened to learn of the passing of Past President Gordon Morrison. Gordon graciously gave of his time to serve on the Board of Directors in 2009-2010 as a Board Member, from 2010 - 2012 as Vice President and from 2012 - 2015 as President. He will be sadly missed around the rink. Condolences are extended to his family and friends. Gordon's obituary can be found at the following  link:

The Highlander Curling Club is grateful to receive a donation from the Municipality of the Co. of Antigonish as part of the Covid Re-start program. Pictured is Club President Lorne Deering and Club Treasurer Clarita Campbell accepting the cheque from Warden Owen McCarron.  The Highlander expresses its sincere appreciation to the Municipality of Antigonish for their support.

Highlander Curling Club Members Roy and Roselle Lawlor created this awesome Santa scene of Santa curling against Team Gushue! Check out our Facebook Page to see the link to the shout-out they received from Team Gushue on their page! Way to go Roy and Roselle!!!


Are you school-aged and interested in Junior Curling? It's not too late to sign up! Check out the League Info page for more information!

2021 Provincial Mixed Championship

Congratulations to Team Burgess of Truro CC who won the 2021 Provincial Mixed hosted this past weekend at the Highlander!
Pictured Left to Right: Craig Burgess, Colleen Pinkney, Todd Burgess, & Shelley MacNutt

Interested in Curling regularly this year??

 Check out our "League Info" page and get in touch with the contact person of the league you are interested in! They will give you all the details for registration :)

Also check out our "COVID-19 Protocol Documents" page to get details on vaccine requirements and more!

Thank You to Outgoing Junior Coordinator - Brian Nicholson

 The Highlander Curling Club Board of Directors would like to thank Brian Nicholson for his many years of volunteering as the Highlander Junior Program Coordinator. Brian is stepping away after 5 years in which he has successfully built up the program by providing skillful instruction with a high level of enjoyment and always sharing his enthusiasm for the game with our young members.


Myste Anderson will be taking over that role and we are quite confident that she will do an outstanding job!

2021 League Championship Trophies

Highlander Curling Club Dehumidifier Repair

 The Highlander Curling Club expresses its sincere thanks to the Municipality of the County of Antigonish for their funding support through their Community Partnership Capital Grant. With the help of this grant, the Highlander Curling Club was able ensure a critical repair of their aging dehumidifier. The repair has decreased the humidity within the ice shed and has reduced the risk of falls from ice freezing on the side boards. Pictured below are Past President Len MacDonald, President Lorne Deering, Board Member Harry Daemen and Warden Owen McCarron who were all instrumental in making this project happen. Many thanks to all involved in this successful project!!

*NEW* Highlander Curling Club Sign

Big thank you to Roy Lawlor & Len MacDonald for organizing and installing our new welcome sign at the Highlander Curling Club.

It sure looks great out there with our new garbage bin and platform that was installed as part of the Aug 29th St Andrews Trails Association Community Clean-up sponsored by The Great Outdoors Fund & Unsmoke Canada. Big thanks to Harry Daeman who was a huge part of this effort!

Great News: Highlander Curling Club Opening 

 Interested in Curling this winter? Looking for something to do to get out of the house? Why not try Curling?

Highlander Curling Club will be opening this fall while following COVID-19 Health Protocols as determined by the Province of Nova Scotia. Click here to see the Highlander Curling Club Return to Play Documents.

Opening Date: Monday, October 26th, 2020

Leagues Available: Men's, Women's, Mixed, Mixed Open, Seniors and Juniors

Check out our League Info page for contact information for League Reps or send us an email or Facebook message for more info.

Highlander Curling Club Mourns Loss of Founding Member

The Highlander Curling Club lost a founding member with the death of John Juurlink on August 7, 2020. John was involved with the Club from day one, volunteering at every level from the ground up. He was very knowledgeable about the plant and how things worked. He was often called upon when things were broken, and he spent countless hours at the Club fixing and maintaining its inner workings. John was the "go to" guy. He served as a board member and Club president and he could be found tending the bar from time to time. John loved the sport of curling and he will be missed.

On behalf of the Highlander Curling Club membership, the Board of Directors would like to extend our sincerest condolences to John's wife Linda, who is also an integral member and volunteer in our club, as well as his family.

External link opens in new tab or windowJohn Juurlink Obituary

Nova Scotia Curl Releases Return to Play Guidlines for 2020-2021 Season

 Nova Scotia Curl has released it's Return to Play Guidelines and Plan for the 2020-2021 Season, amidst the COVID-19 Crisis. Clubs across Nova Scotia, including the Highlander Curling Club must now determine the feasibility of opening this season while following the guidelines that have been approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Health. We encourage you to become familiar with the Nova Scotia Curling Return to Play Plan that can be found at the following link: External link opens in new tab or windowNS Curl Plan.   This Plan has been approved to begin at Phase 3 of the Plan as long as the epidemiology of Covid-19 remains as it is as of July 22nd.

Highlander Curling Club You Tube Channel

 Highlander Curling Club now has its own You Tube Channel!!!! Check out the first cool video, as we get a "rocks view" as the stone curls down the ice, with many Highlander Curling Club members making cameos!! Huge Thanks to Board Member Edwin DeMont for creating this awesome video and our You Tube Channel, as well as Board Member Graeme Fraser for throwing the shot! **BEST VIEWED ON THE YOU TUBE APP ON MOBILE**Watch for more cool videos this season!!


Curling: A 2-Minute Guide


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