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Africa Rocks! Annual Bonspiel | 2016

Farm Radio International

Saturday, 26 November 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Africa Rocks! Annual Bonspiel | 2016

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Have fun for a great cause! A fundraising bonspiel is being held to support Farm Radio International. No experience necessary! It’s a great event for family and friends.

Even in 2016, radio is still the best way to provide information about farming, environmental and health issues to rural communities across Africa. Farm Radio supports more than 600 radio partners who reach millions of African farmers at a cost of pennies per listener.


Registration from 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Curling lesson at 8:45 a.m.
Games begin at 9:00 a.m. 

Event ends at 4 p.m.


Rideau Curling Club

715 Cooper St., Ottawa, ON  K1R 5J5 


$60 per person (includes 3 – four end games, lunch and door prizes). A $30 receipt will be sent out by mail. If you raise $200 your entry fee will be waived. There will be a prize for the top fundraiser.


Please do not hesitate to contact Brenda Jackson at 613-761-3646 or with any questions or concerns you may have. 

Farm Radio International

Farm Radio International is a Canadian charity working with 650 radio broadcasters in 40 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity. We help African radio broadcasters meet the needs of local small-scale farmers and their families in rural communities. To learn more please check out our website:





How do I register a team of four for this event?
There are two ways. If you want to pay together simply select the "Team of 4" option above. Please add the names of the other team members when you submit your registration (this is the last question in the submit form). Alternatively, each team member can register separately. Simply select the team that you want to be on from the drop down list when you register. If you don't see your team name that means you are the first one to register from your team. Pick a team name and add it to the system.
Do I need a team of four to register?
No you don't! You can register as an individual and we will add you to a team with 3 other players! Or if you and a friend want to register, you can register individually and let us know that you want to play together. We will then put you with a team of 2 other players.  Don't be shy!  Join us!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. Please bring your printed ticket (or download the EventBrite app on Android or iPhone) so we can scan the bar code on it. This will speed up registration.


Can I invite people to the Bonspiel?
You sure can! Just send them a link to this page. If you want them to be on your team make sure they select your team name when they sign up.


What are my parking options at the event?
There is ample parking at the Rideau Curling Club and some street parking in the neighbourhood.


Do I need special equipment or shoes?
If you are new to curling, please just bring a pair of clean running shoes or flat boots. We will put tape on the bottom of one of one of your shoes to help you slide on the ice. It gets cold in the rink, so we recommend that you bring a warm sweater/jacket and a pair of gloves/mitts. The curling broom is provided.


Who participates at this event?
Ottawa Farm Radio International staff, FRI supporters and friends participate.  Everyone is welcome!


Can I donate to Farm Radio International without signing up for this event?
Yes!  Please go on over to and click the "Donate" button.


Where does the money go?
In addition to funds raised at the amazing silent auction and raffle, $30 from each ticket will go to Farm Radio International's overseas program in Africa to:

  • Produce radio scripts for use by hundreds of African broadcasters
  • Provide broadcasters with unique training programs
  • Work with radio partners to plan and broadcast new programs for farmers
  • Give farmers a strong voice on the airwaves.


Can I volunteer at the event?
Yes!  Please contact Brenda Jackson at 613-761-3646 or for more details.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Brenda Jackson if you have any questions at or 613-761-3646.


How much of the price of the ticket goes to Farm Radio International?
$30 of each individual ticket goes to Farm Radio International. You will receive a charitable tax receipt in the mail.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person.  Please contact Brenda Jackson at or 613-761-3646 so that we can update our registration list.

Have questions about Africa Rocks! Annual Bonspiel | 2016? Contact Farm Radio International

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Rideau Curling Club
715 Cooper St
Ottawa, ON K1R 5J5

Saturday, 26 November 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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Farm Radio International

Farm Radio International is an award-winning Canadian non-profit organization that harnesses the power of radio to serve African farming families and communities. By working with existing radio stations across Africa, we reach tens of millions of small-scale farmers with life-changing information and provide opportunities for their voices to be heard.



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