Important Information Regarding 2020/2021 Curling Season
With the arrival of shorter days and only a few weeks left in the golf season, I’m sure many of you are starting to think about curling.
The pandemic will have an impact on curling, just like so many other things in our lives. Our first concern was whether or not enough people are prepared to curl at all this season. Accordingly, we undertook a survey of as many members as possible to ascertain their intentions. A strong majority of respondents indicated a desire to curl in 2020 – 2021, although many of those responding made their interest in curling conditional on appropriate risk mitigation procedures being put in place.
Based on the results of the survey, your executive team has undertaken the task of preparing the curling facility and the establishing the procedures needed for curling in 2020 -2021. There are quite a few administrative and other steps to be taken in preparation for the return to curling. For those interested in reviewing the comprehensive guidance being provided by Curl BC, you can view it on their web site ( https://www.curlbc.ca/resources/covid-19-resources/
Because this is something none of us has had to deal with before, your executive decided to delay the start of the season to ensure we had time to put everything in place. Accordingly, the start of curling is now scheduled for the week of November 15th.
Your executive proposes to send out a detailed package of information regarding the return to curling, including details of formal acknowledgements and waivers required from participants, physical distancing arrangements, sanitation, draw times, and registration procedures. This will likely happen in the third week of October.
We also anticipate that registration will likely be handled “on line” this year in order to minimize physical contact.
We propose to hold an Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 commencing at 7 pm. The meeting will be held in the Curling Centre’s arena in order to allow for adequate physical distancing. (There will not be ice in the arena at that time.) Attendance will be limited in accordance with British Columbia government guidelines, which at the moment means a maximum of 50 persons. We anticipate that those unable to attend in person may be able to participate through the use of an on-line video app. A formal notice and further details of arrangements regarding the Annual General Meeting will be sent out shortly.
Yours in Curling,
The Invermere District Curling Centre provides a welcoming, affordable environment for people of all ages and abilities to build friendships, sportsmanship and skill development through the sport of curling. The Centre operates as a year-round facility responsive to the needs of the community