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Day Ladies Wrap Up - 2018-2019

Mayflower Day Ladies Wrap

By: Faith Piccolo

Mayflower Day Ladies had another banner year.  We picked up eleven new members, which brings our number up to 85. But there’s always room for more.

We had a social season filled with festive parties, luncheons, fun and games….and cake.

We started our season with the opening luncheon in September; then there was a Hallowe’en party at the end of October; we celebrated in December with a Christmas luncheon and sing-a-long led by Susan Crooks. We sat around our electronic TV fireplace and had a grand old time.

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Photo: Christmas in Myers rm.

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Photo: Joanne, Ruth, Karen and Susan at xmas party.

In March we celebrated St. Patrick, with the wearing of the green, pizza, Irish Coffee, and of course cake.

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Photo: Sandy, Dianne and Frankie in Green mode.

In between all the social events we found time to curl twice a week, and after our games we lounged in the Myers Room, enjoying coffee/tea, sweets and sometimes nutritional snacks, or whatever was on offer from whoever was on coffee duty. You might detect a theme in our calendar of events…just about every event includes food. Maybe that’s what’s bringing in all those new members.

We also took part in the Metro Bonspiel in November, along with teams from Halifax Curling Club and Dartmouth Curling Club.  We didn’t win the big prizes, but we did make a respectable showing.


Mini Metro winners: Gail Hayes, Mary Ellen Cox, Colleen Reimer and Margaret Atwood.

2nd Consolation Winners: Karen Jay, Kay Cormier, Mary Ellen Shea and Donna Wong.  (Take note of Metro dates for next season; it’s one week earlier than usual Nov. 4,5,6 and 7.)

Our Mayflower ladies had a win in Senior Womens this year.  The team of Brenda Nearing, Marge Mackay, Karen Rompkey, Judy McMahon took that honour.

Photo: Senior Womens team

We had some major changes in the Myers Room in the past year.  Over the summer a team of volunteers made some real improvements to our kitchen by painting the cupboards.  It looks wonderful and bright and inviting.  We also got new counter tops and taps.

The Myers Room is the scene of so many happy times for Day Ladies.  Just recently we celebrated the 80th birthday of one of our most valued members, Marg Cameron.  We marked  her milestone with cake, of course.

Photo: Margaret Cameron

Photo: kitchen facelift.

We are happy to report that almost 75% of Day Ladies wear some protective headgear on the ice; either the full helmet, (which comes in wild and wonderful colours)  or a reinforced beanie or headband.  All provide some protection.  And yes, they do leave you with hat-head, but the security is worth it.

Photo: Ladies with Lids.

We will finish off our curling season on April 4th with a luncheon, of course, and since we’ll  have a captive audience we will hold our annual general meeting directly after.

And after curling is finished for the season, we get together once more on the golf links.  The Mayflower Dayladies Golf Tournament is held in early June.  See Karen Romkey to sign up.

Ciao for now.

Photos by: Heather Salmon and Faith Piccolo.

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Founded in 1905, the Mayflower Curling Club is a landmark in Halifax's rich history. In 1912 the ice shed was used as a morgue for victims of the infamous Titanic sinking, and just five years later the club was destroyed in the devastating Halifax explosion. The Mayflower, which houses six sheets of ice for leagues of all levels, is one of the most well-known clubs in Canada. We embrace all levels of curling from beginners to competitive and we hope to see you on the ice soon.