On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Oakville Curling Club I would like to welcome everyone to another curling season.
Our registration numbers remain strong with many of our leagues at capacity. Conveners have worked hard with scheduling and team creation. If you have any questions with respect to a specific league, please feel free to contact your respective convener.
On that note, we are still looking for players for the Monday Evening Open League. If you are interested in playing Monday evenings, even if for only a series, please contact the Club office.
A couple of changes that occurred over the summer:
- A new low emissivity ceiling was installed in the arena. It will provide energy savings by reducing the heat penetration from our roof to the ice (preventing approximately 97% of the heat from penetrating the barrier).
- We also have a new Point of Sales (POS) system at our bar. This allows us to better manage our bar sales and pricing. While there has been an increase in bar prices as mentioned at the AGM, we are also able to ‘reduce’ prices for some drinks in the liquor section and will look to offer reduced prices in other categories (beer and wine) where possible.
- A new Ontario law (Rowan’s Law) effective July 1, 2019 (re concussion awareness) that requires all participants (in our case curlers) under 26 (including members, guests, bonspiel participants, rental participants, etc) and their coaches and instructors to sign new documents regarding concussion awareness. If we can have members cooperation in making sure appropriate documents are completed, it would greatly be appreciated.
Volunteers always wanted (help is always appreciated for any of the volunteer activities):
- Other – if you would like to volunteer to help with anything else around the club, please contact the office.
We continue to look for ways to improve the club. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.
Have a great curling season, but most importantly, have fun!
Paul EelesOakville Curling Club - President