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Last Minute Gifts for the Curler on Your List

Nugget Column #13 – Tuesday December 22nd, 2015

With three days remaining until Christmas, we’re officially in last minute gift-buying mode and we have the solution to your problem so relax, take a breath, and give us a call at for the curling fan on your shopping list.

With the Granite Club playing host to the 2016 Northern Ontario Provincial Men’s Curling Championship February 10th – 14th, an easy stocking stuffer might come in the form of an event pass that will allow your loved one access to all round robin games, tiebreakers, semi-finals, and the championship final for only $80. The event, which is to feature 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists Team Brad Jacobs, is certain to provide excellent curling with the winner advancing to the Tim Horton’s Brier March 4th – 13th, 2016 in Ottawa.

And how about that?! With the Brier being so close to home this year, consider sending your sports fan to the biggest show in curling. Ticket packages can be viewed at and include single draw tickets from $19.50 – $24.50; Opening Weekend Mini Packs (single ticket to each of the first five draws) for $119; Championship Weekend Mini Packs (single ticket to each of the final six draws including potential tiebreakers) for $189; or Classic Full Event Packages (all twenty-two draws and complimentary admission to the patch) for $499. You can also call 1-877-788-FANS to inquire or purchase.

With every new year comes the need for a new calendar, right? So why not support the Curling Canada Foundation and the North Bay Granite Club with every purchase of a 2016 Spirit of Curling calendar. This $20 calendar contains a full events guide showing all of Curling Canada’s national championship events and additional events from around the world.

Finally, be sure to visit our pro shop for the latest curling equipment from a range of popular manufacturers.

Balance Plus’ LiteSpeed Broom is leading the way in the sweeping category with its lighter patented tapered handle and lighter compact head weighing in at a feather-like 295 grams. Other brushes are 40%-60% heavier than the LiteSpeed, which sells for $210.

If it’s a treat for the feet that you are in the market for; consider upgrading to Goldline’s Quantum Shoe line. The Quantum E Shoes were added in 2015 featuring man-made uppers that provide comfort and warmth at an affordable price ($220 + Sliders). Quantum shoes feature a disc based slider system and are worn by elite curlers such as Brad Jacobs, Kaitlyn Lawes, and Alina Paetz.

To act on any of the provided ideas please leave a message at 705-472-6740 or call 705-499-0254.

At the end of the day it’s the thought that counts. On behalf of your extended family at the North Bay Granite Club we wish you and yours health and happiness; time spent with friends and family; hearty home-cooking; at some much deserved rest and relaxation.

League play will be put on pause after tonight, and resume on Monday January 4th, 2016.

Bobby Ray General Manager North Bay Granite Club

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