Aug 24th Memo to the members:

When are we opening the club?
The Club will open on or by Monday, November 2, 2020.
The delayed opening will help us to save money on opening
costs such as utilities and staff. It will also save wear and
tear on the compressor, as it won’t be fighting with the
warmer weather in September.


If all goes as planned, with no issues, there
may be ice the week prior for some practice.

How much is it this year?
We’ve attached a Membership Registration Form.
There is also still an opportunity for modest savings if you pay
by September 30, 2020.
The Manager is at the Club every Monday,
from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., to accept fees and forms.
Please note: In the event that our curling season cannot proceed as planned on November 2, 2020, all pre-paid
registration payments will be refunded upon request.

Is it safe to curl this year?
Yes, it is.
The Manager and your Board of Directors have been
working diligently to ensure that the club can operate
safely for our members and our staff.
The following will be implemented to make sure we’re all
safe:

 Social distancing measures and indicators throughout the facility

 Increased Sanitation everywhere, all the time.
 New Gathering Limits (50 persons on the ice)

(50 persons in the Lounge)

So, what has changed?
Not too much for most of us.
The schedule will change slightly to allow proper
sanitation between curlers. The biggest change
will be for those that are accustomed to curling
in the morning.
In an effort to compress the scheduled hours of operation,
which again saves us quite a bit on utilities, staffing and
wear & tear, Day Curling will now begin at 1:00 p.m.
Most evening Leagues remain unchanged.


There’s a complete list at the end of the email that describes our changes, based on Government
Guidelines and recommendations from the Ontario Curling Association, or “CurlON”.

What about the Kitchen?
Yes…..we will have a Kitchen.
Chef Tim and his family are looking forward to re-opening.
The Hours of Operation of the Kitchen will depend on the
number of members that sign up for each section.
Please feel free to speak to Jordan, our Manager,
or your Section Representative as to what you would
like to see in terms of Food Services.

Are we still having the BBQ?
Absolutely!
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

What can I do to help?
We’re glad you asked….
We expect our membership to shrink a little;
some aren’t ready to re-join sports and
social activities…..some are living in the U.S.

We need to work together to maintain revenue,
control costs and limit waste.
Here are some ways that everyone can help to keep the club safe and
accessible for all:

 Contact our Manager, Jordan, or your Section
Representative with any questions or suggestions
 Come to the BBQ!
 Become a Club Volunteer (more details to follow)
 Pay your Membership Dues as soon as you can
 Join our Board of Directors

(we always welcome new members!)
 Come to the A.G.M. – November 15, 2020
(There’s always free wine & cheese there!)
 Tell your friends and neighbours about Curling!
(we always need members. Tell them about the wine &
cheese)
Thanks for reading this email.
Rules and Regulation Mandated by Government of Ontario:
1. 1 Sweeper per rock
2. Locker rooms are closed (as of 8/10/2020)
3. 50 people per league
4. No use of Shared equipment. (no community brooms, grippers, sliders…. etc.)
5. Masks are mandatory inside the building, unless you are seated at a table, eating or
drinking. The OCA and NFCC strongly recommend the use of masks on the ice,
however they are not mandatory at this time.
 
With the ongoing efforts to create a safe space, Jordan is working with the government and the
OCA to ensure we are up to date on the protocols.
Starting in September, Jordan will provide weekly updates and a video to show you what had to
change and what a safe and friendly curling club will look like. 
 
Stay tuned for more information in September.
Jackie Lynch, President