Ed Ruether Memorial Bonspiel



The Fairview Curling Club will be hosting the Memorial Spiel in late Feb with a maximum of 24 teams. It is an Open Format – Men’s Ladies or Mixed. Entry Fee is $240. With banquet tickets included.

Ed was a member, volunteer and past President of our club. His carpentry skills can be seen throughout the club as reminders of his pride in the Fairview Curling Club.

Our club has been using curling rocks that came from the old club before the current one was built in 1972. It has come time to plan for the future to replace those curling rocks. The cost to replace rocks and handles and freight is approximately $50,000. We received two generous grants to help us in our plan. The Country of Clear Hills has donated $2500. and the M.D. of Fairview has donated $15,000. Most recently we have received notice from the Town of Fairview that they will donate $15,000 towards the purchase of our rocks. Proceeds from this bonspiel will help us with adding to our goal.

We continue to bring new members into our club. Our schools have free access to ice us during the day. This season we are seeing FHS and STM bringing in all classes grade 7 through grade 12. Junior Programs run three days a week for the entire season with 62 young curlers registered.

We will not be soliciting local business. However, should you wish to support our cause we will gratefully accept your donations. Your support is so appreciated. Whether it be cash donations, door prizes, silent auction items or other ideas you may have. In order to be acknowledged in our handout, we require that our committee is notified regarding donations by Feb. 18th. Donations will be accepted after this date and will do our best to acknowledge late arrivals.

Supper will be held at the Legion Hall on Saturday Feb 25th. Doors open at 5:00 PM. We encourage everyone to join in on the auctions, silent auction and raffle items. Banquet tickets will be available from Fairview Curling Club Lounge and Cheryl Biegel for $25.



Cheryl’s Column

Between The Sheets Feb 8 2017


The Crop Production Services Farmers and Merchants Bonspiel is over for another year. Thank you to you and for coming on board to make our annual spiel great. Als, thanks to all our other amazing sponsors for making this bonspiel one of the best of the season!


Congratulations to the Syngenta team of Murray and Linda Watchorn and Amie and Lance Schultz for taking first in the A by defeating Kramer Custom Ag team of Harrison MacDowall, Shannon Burns, Sue Madden and Jeannie Kramer.   Syngenta defeated the Prairie Coast team of Rob and Carol Banach and Cliff and Laurie Wagner. Kramer Custom Ag defeated Venning team of Dylan, Morgan Watchorn, Dale Venning and Jay Fox. This game came down to fantastic shots by both teams.


On the ‘B’ side Fairview Printing of Karla and Gord Macleod, Joel White, Guillaume Allard. Leanne Stucklschwaiger subbed in for Karla for Sunday games. They defeated the Sturling team of Doreen Chalmers team of Tom Calkins, Noel Armstrong and John Milne in the final. Fairview Printed defeated

SJ Kramer Farms family team of Billy, Darcy, Bonnie and Jessie in the finals. Doreen defeated the team of Glenn Somerville, Glen Whitney, Jessica Simpkins and Tom Spicer on the way to the B final.


R & R Insurance and their team of Eileen, Kevin and Kamryn Lund and Alison Renneberg defeated Agro Source from Dawson Creek skipped by yours truly and team of Ryan Bell, Emmalee Gelech and Jaxon Swift.  R & R team defeated Doug Luck, Wayne and Joe Ruether and John Nedohin in an extra end in the semis.  Agro Source defeated Ken and Rachel Szmata, Ralph Moskalyk and Vic Chelich.


We had several juniors and sturler’s joining in for the weekend. And we are so proud they helped to fill our bonspiel and had a great weekend of curling! Who says that because you can’t get in the hack it means your bonspieling days are over.  So happy to see Doreen Chalmers, Tom Calkins, Noel Armstrong, John Milne, Willie and Joanne Walisser, Norm McLachlan and Vic Chelich enjoying the weekend. Sorry if I missed anyone. There is nothing like a bonspiel weekend at the club, seeing the social aspect for all curlers, whether beginners, all ages enjoy the game from the 12 to almost 90, all levels of curlers, those who curl weekly, those who come out for the weekend bonspiel and those of us who love to win or lose!  To be part of the bonspiel it satisfying for all.


Why more don’t come out and give it a try is beyond me. It is truly a Canadian game that is important to our community. A great winter sport for all ages, every physical ability!


Our next event is the Ed Ruether Memorial to be held Feb 24-26th.  We are supporting new rocks for the curling club this year.  Those who aren’t able to curl or make the whole weekend can purchase supper tickets to support our cause of new curling rocks.


The Junior Bonspiel will be held March 10 and 11th.   We will have Gary Leatham on the bag pipes to pipe in our Junior teams for the spiel on Friday evening.


The Ladies will follow on St. Patricks day weekend of Mar 17th -19th with ‘Anything Goes’ as the Theme.


Stay tuned to curling on TV this weekend, as the final Tankard Teams win their way to the Brier! The Scotties Tournament of Hearts completed all finals this weekend.

Cheryl’s Article


Between The Sheets Feb 1 2017

The Corporate Challenge was held Jan22nd.  CNRL’s team of Corinne Jorgensen, Jerry Zaderey, Craig Reigling and Dwayne Adams took first place. Close behind was Alberta Government Services, team of Colin Bentley, Rachel and Ken Szmata and Simon Tatlow.  The Alberta Health Services Acute Care team of Jody Schrafnagle, Judy Obrigewitch  and Jennifer Frank came in third place. Thank you to everyone for coming out on a Sunday for some fun!


This past week the Jiffy Lube Scotties was held in St. Alberta.  Trisha James and her team of Michelle Gnam, Raeleigh Milner and Chelsey Whitney represented our club.  They had close games which came down to last rocks and finished at 0-3. 


Morgan Watchorn played with Delia DeJong and her Grande Prairie team. They had tight games as well but ended with an 0-3 record.


This coming weekend is the CPS Farmers and Merchants Bonspiel.  Everyone is welcome to join in on this bonspiel.  It’s a great weekend of curling, door prizes, banquet, breakfast, draw to the button prizes and more!  There will be a comedian Saturday evening.  Join us by calling the club by Thursday evening. We are accepting first 24 teams.


During the day our ice is keeping filled up with school classes from all schools.  It is wonderful to give them all the opportunity to be on the ice. 


We have recently received two grants towards purchasing new rocks for the club. Our many thanks to Clear Hills Country for $2500. and M.D. of Fairview for $15,000. towards our goal of $45,000.  We have a lot of work ahead of us but we will get there.


Our Ed Ruether Memorial Bonspiel will be held February 24-26th.  Ed was all about keeping our club up to date.  We hope that our members will come out and support this bonspiel as we work towards our goal.  We will forward more information and details next week. 


Our Junior Bonspiel will be held Mar 10th& 11th.  We look forward to filling the 16 team event with local teams, so this is something to think about and discuss with your junior curler!


From Cheryl Biegel’s Newspaper Colum

Hoping you’ve had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and wishing everyone the best for 2017!

What’s new for us – Monday Evening Fun League beginning at 7pm starts January 16th.  Open to all ages, all levels of players looking for a fun night on the ice. We do prefer to have set play rather than drop-in. If you are interested in joining as a team or an individual, please let us know what works best for you by calling the club.  We will not turn anyone away!  We had a great group of new curlers who came out for our Adult Learn to Curl earlier in the season.  If there is more interest for a session such as that again, please let us know.

Our club comes alive with bonspiels for the balance of the season. Starting Jan 7th we have a full day of curling with twelve teams in the Canwest Group Benefits Junior Division of the Pomeroy Peace Curling Tour takes to the ice. Come out to the club and show your support as we have four local teams taking part.

Family Bonspiel goes Saturday Jan 14th. If we have 12 teams or more we will start play with one draw on Friday the 13th.  This spiel is for all ages. A point system is used rather than regular scoring.  It’s all about fun and getting parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends playing together.  We encourage all families to come out and play. If your child would like to play, please contact the club and register them and we will make certain everyone has the opportunity to play. The entry fee is $100. We’ll wind up the day with supper and prizes for all children playing.  I would like to encourage Hines Creek, Worsley and Whitelaw families to come and join us for this fun day. When I was in Hines Creek School in November I had many students express their enjoyment of curling with family when they had ice in their club. Please accept this invitation to come out for this event!

The Corporate Challenge will be held Sunday Jan 15th. Plan your business teams now. It’s a fun, casual day for curlers and non-curlers to come out and play the game. Each team will play fun 4-end games. Businesses that work and play together come out ahead.  Join us for the fun!

Wishing good luck to Team Knieval at Junior Men’s Provincials starting January 4th. Our local curler Chris Doll is a member of the team skipped by Lane Knieval along with Lyndin Stone and Matthew Grant.

Congratulations to local Ladies team, Trish James, Michelle Gnam, Raeleigh Milner and Chelsey Whitney on taking the ‘B’ side of the Ladies District. They advance to Ladies Provincials later this month. The ‘A’ side was won by Grande Prairie’s Delia DeJong who Morgan Watchorn plays with.

Our Farmers and Merchants Bonspiel will follow the first weekend in February.