Thistle-St. Andrew’s In The News
October 2, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thistle St. Andrews Celebrates the Completion of the Fully Accessible Curling Facility with Canadian Government Support
[Saint John, NB, Oct 1] — Thistle St. Andrews, a renowned curling club in Saint John, is delighted to announce the successful completion of its accessibility project, making the facility fully accessible to all. With the invaluable support of the Canadian Government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund, this project has transformed the club into a welcoming and inclusive space for individuals of all abilities.
Key Highlights of the Accessibility Project:
- Two-person Lift Installation: The centerpiece of this accessibility initiative is the installation of a state-of-the-art two-person lift, that services all three floors of our facility. This lift is a game-changer, enabling the public, club members, and visitors to access all areas seamlessly.
- Accessible Bathrooms: The project also includes the construction of accessible bathrooms, ensuring that our facility is fully equipped to meet the needs of everyone.
- Locker Room Accessibility: The lift provides access to the lockers on the bottom floor, enhancing convenience for our club members and participants.
- Main Lounge and Banquet Room: With the lift’s operation, the main lounge and banquet room on the upper floor are now easily accessible for events, gatherings, and tournaments.
Government of Canada’s Support:
Thistle St. Andrews is deeply grateful for the government’s commitment to promoting accessibility and inclusion in our community.
“We are thrilled to have completed this transformative project that underscores our commitment to inclusion and accessibility. With the generous support of the Canadian Government, we are now more than ever, a place where everyone can come together, enjoy the sport of curling, and build lasting memories,” said Club President Daniel Armstrong.
About Thistle-St. Andrew’s:
Thistle-St. Andrew’s has been a pillar in the curling community for almost150 years. Our mission has always been to promote the sport of curling and create a welcoming environment for all. This accessibility project is a testament to our commitment to these ideals.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund.
January 4, 2019
For Immediate Release
The road to the 2019 Canadian Men’s and Women’s Curling Championship begin next weekend at Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club in Saint John.
On the Men’s Tankard side the field is highlighted by former provincial winners Terry Odishaw, Jason Vaughan and Paul Dobson. Former Canadian Junior Champion and multiple New Brunswick Scotties Champion Andrea Crawford and defending Champion Sylvie Robichaud lead the female contingent chasing the Provincial Scotties title.
The Preliminaries begin on Friday January 11th with the first draw at 7 pm. The finals are scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 2. Results will be available at http://www.curlingzone.com/events.php#1 .
The qualifying teams will advance to the provincial finals later this month in Moncton. The winners from those events will wear the New Brunswick colours at the Tim Horton’s Brier and the Scotties Canadian Championship.
Our curling facility gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Canadian Curling Association through its Curling Assistance Program.