OUR CLUB

North Bay Curling is a welcoming and community-oriented club located on Trout Lake Road in beautiful North Bay, Ontario. Our club has been in existence for over 50 years, where we are committed to teaching, to developing, to encouraging and to promoting the sport of curling. Our non-profit organization is home to nearly 350 members who enjoy an assortment of membership options, organized play opportunities, instructional programs, and various events.

Our facility consists of 6 sheets of quality crafted ice, along with a wide range of services to meet the needs of all curling enthusiasts. Our seasonal operation boasts a number of great features including, but not limited to...

  • Organized league play

  • Bonspiels and social events

  • Full-time professional management

  • Spacious bar and lounge

  • Instructional programs and lessons with our nationally experienced Curling Professional

  • Extensive office hours

  • Prop Shop

  • Practice ice

  • Hall and ice rentals

  • Member lockers and change rooms
     

 

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OUR TEAM

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Laura Johnston
General Manager

Laura brings to this position years of experience working in a not-for-profit organization at the Fire Marshal's Council of Ontario, as well as bookkeeping and marketing experience with G.E.M. Contracting.  Laura's background in education is Law and Business Administration from Ottawa University and Algonquin College. 

 

Laura has been a member of the North Bay Granite Club since 2014.  Obtaining her National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Competition Coach in 2019 as her previous role of Regional Curling Professional at the Granite Club from 2019-2022.  

 

Proud wife and mother of three children.  Laura was first introduced to curling at age 5 from her Grandfather at the Prescott Curling Club. Highlights from curling competitively, include a silver medal at the Canada Winter Games for Team Ontario in Bathurst, NB; winning the Junior Toronto Curling Association earning a trip to Switzerland; and most recently, playing vice on Team Northern Ontario at Mixed Nationals 2020 in Saguenay, QC. Privileges such as Brockville and Area Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, recipient of Quest for Gold Bursary, and the camaraderie of teammates are her most memorable.  Laura also played recreational tennis during her high school years.

 

Laura is looking forward to being involved, working with the Granite Members, key stakeholders and community dignitaries sharing with them her passion and love for the sports of curling and tennis!

 

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Laura McKenzie

Sports Coordinator

Laura has a combination of academic and professional experience that will allow her to make a positive contribution to the North Bay Granite Club. Laura completed her Master of Human Kinetics in Sport Management at the University of Ottawa where she gained experience with various organizations including the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group, Canadian Armed Forces Sports Program and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Prior, Laura attended Nipissing University where she earned her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree. Her community involvement in North Bay includes playing for Nipissing Lakers Women’s Hockey Program, conducting many research related projects within the youth sport community and acting as a volunteer hockey coach with the North Bay Ice Boltz. Laura looks forward to contributing towards the growth of curling and tennis in North Bay.

 

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Regional Curling Professional

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Bruno Bin
Ice Manager

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Ashley & Jeremy Bin
Ice Technicians

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Jim Lisk
Ice Technician

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Peter Welsh
Custodian

Peter offers a variety of qualities along with experience to make a great addition to the North Bay Granite Club team. For 15 years, Peter worked at GT French Paper in Hamilton as an Inventory Control Specialist in the shipping department. In his role, he possessed the ability to work efficiently and independently, along with being able to adapt to different situations. Peter is hard-working and reliable and looks forward to making a positive contribution to the North Bay Curling and North Bay Tennis facilities. In his spare time, Peter enjoys fishing, snowmobiling, and music.