CANADIAN BRANCH CURLING



Quebec Poster

OVCA Poster

History

Winners
Governor Generals Trophy
A double rink event played in the Ottawa region with Quebec champions meeting OVCA champions
2018 to 2019 Schedule
Quebec registration closing date   December 7, 2018
OVCA registration closing date   November 26, 2018
OVCA provincial play downs   Starts December 8, 2018 - Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club
Quebec regional play downs   January 12/13 - Lachine curling club
Quebec provincial finals   February 2, 2019 - Lennoxville/Sherbrooke
Finals   February 17- RCMP Curling Club in Ottawa
Governor Generals Event Registration
Eligibility: The two teams must be members of the same club and be affiliated with the Canadian Branch

Quebec Registration

OVCA Registration - Closed

2018 Winners - Dalhousie Lake
Major Nic St-Amant presents the trophy to:
Team 1: John Wilson (skip), Andy Hall, Jim Slinger and Ken Wilson
Team 2: Bill Woods Jr. (skip), Bill Woods, Rob Kennedy and Don Chassé
2018 Runners-up- Ormstown
Teams skipped by Simon Rember and Scott McClintock

2017 Winners - Ormstown
Team 1: Simon Rember Shawn Blair Shane McRae Eric Houle
Team2: Scott McClintock Taylor Lamb Tim Rember Kirk Feeny

2015 Winners - Navan
The Navan curling club played the Quebec champion Point Claire in the Governor Generals final Saturday February 14, 2015 and came away with a 24-14 win over 10 ends at the RA Centre Curling Club.
This is the third win in four years for the Navan Curling Club and second consecutive win.

The Navan team consisted of: Kelly Oka Skipping Navan 1 and throwing third stone, Jason Camm and playing third and throwing skips stones, Mark Steski throwing second stone and David Scott throwing lead stones. Navan 2 had John Rothnell Skipping and throwing lead stones, Ken Rielly playing third and throwing skip stones, Todd Reilly throwing third stones and Greg Camm playing second stone.

Congratulations to Navan on their victory and congratulations to Pointe Claire for winning the Quebec final and reaching the Governor Generals Final. 
 
History
Since the Earl of Dalhousie was reported as a member of the Québec City Curling Club in 1828, the sport has included many famous figures within its ranks, such as Sir John A. Macdonald, Lord Aberdeen and Lord Strathcona.

The vice-regal support of the governors general was especially significant. Lord Dufferin (1872–78) was an ardent proponent and had a rink built at his own expense at his official residence, Rideau Hall. In 1880, he instituted the Governor General's Prize, one of Canada's coveted curling trophies. His successors also sponsored the sport, adding to its prestige.

The first match was played in 1874 with games lasting 21 ends


1919 team with either the District or Governor General Trophy

Pictured from left to right, back row: Oswald Black, Tom Hissock, Russell Webb, Arthur Green, and Dave McArthur. Front Row: Rev. William Clements, Robert Sutherland, and Benjamin Webb.
The eight men are all dressed formally in suits with five standing in a row behind three seated men.
Rev. Clements and Mr. Webb are each holding a broom, and the trophy is on the floor in front of Mr. Sutherland.
Two rocks flank either side of the trophy.