I would like to thank the Oakville Curling Club board for having the confidence in me to lead this club. Having been a member since 2008, I have watched the transition and improvements this club continues to make. This club is awesome in so many ways. From world class ice and ice maintenance, with state-of-the-art ice making equipment, to spectacular events and leagues all season long. But the best part of the Oakville Curling club are the members and volunteers. Their undying devotion to the game and this club has kept the club in an enviable financial position, year after year, so we can keep making improvements.
My vision is to keep making incremental improvements. One of those ways is through food. As a native of Thunder Bay, both curling facilities there have Chinese Food restaurants in them. Would I like to see that here? Maybe. If we could outsource the kitchen area to a local restaurant and our membership could get food, that would be fantastic.
I can see "Friday Night Fish Fry" for our mixed leagues happening. "Wednesday Wings", Tuesday and Thursday Beer and a Burger. This is all pie in the sky at the moment.
I am also a lover of the arts. I would love to see amateur and professional musicians developing and showcasing their talents here at the club. My hope is that the membership embraces some of these cultural events and visit the club for food or drink on a night that they normally do not curl.
My end goal is to make this club even better and more accessible, one member at a time. I have an open-door policy, so please walk in and introduce yourselves and let me know your ideas. Better yet, bring your friends, introduce them to this great game and we can all have a beverage together.
Good luck and good curling to all.