Just an update to let everyone know what’s happening at the Curling Club. Being as the club is currently shut down the Board/Executive decided it was a good time to start Phase 1 of our Accessibility/Inclusiveness building project, namely the construction for the installation of an elevator. The timing for the club is perfect, and as it turned out, the timing for Hoelzler Construction to do the work was also perfect. A crew of 6 volunteers did some pre-work, moving things around, completing demolition, and completing site preparations in order for construction to begin ….. and begin it did on March 29th. In the pictures you can see that the “Junior Room” and bleachers have been gutted, new construction has started, and the glass upstairs has been removed.
What you can’t see is all the re-routing and upgrading of the electrical work both upstairs and downstairs and other assorted tasks. We also had Alison Duddy join us last week to do an accessibility audit of our club. It was an excellent meeting and she gave us so much guidance on things that will need our attention, and so much support for what we are doing. Thanks, Alison!
Due to the scope of the project it’s been broken down into phases. Phase 1, the elevator shaft construction, will be completed by the end of May. Phase 2, the purchase and installation of the elevator, will have to wait until we procure more funds, but we are hoping to have it done before the season begins in the Fall. Future phases will include upgrading all our washrooms, making accessibility to the ice surface smooth with a ramp, and making the entrance way accessible with new automatic doors and a level entrance pad.
The Board/Executive wishes to extend a big “thanks” to everyone who has already volunteered time. In the future we may need more volunteers, and probably more financial backing, so stay tuned as we move forward with this very exciting and important project at our club.
All information and documents related to the Williams Lake Curling Club’s COVID Safety Plan and Return to Curling Plan, along with any updates that have resulted from announcements made by Dr. Bonnie Henry, can now be found in the “COVID-19 Info” tab at the top of our main page. We will endeavor to keep all info current. If you can’t find an answer to a question please don’t hesitate to contact Ken Hall (Manager) via phone or email.
Please click on the “Curling I/O Registration“ link at the top of this page for all info and instructions. If you are due to receive a refund due to the cancellation of the 2nd half of the season it will be completed through Curling I/O and the method of payment you used will be credited your refund balance.
RECENT PAGE UPDATES
Home Page – April 2nd, 2021
Bonspiel Page – Nov. 20th, 2020
New Curlers – Ethics, Etiquette & Rules – April 8th, 2020
Curling I/O Registration – Oct 14th, 2020
COVID-19 – February 7th, 2021
OTHER TYPES OF CURLING
STICK CURLING LEAGUE – This has become so popular that Stick Curling is now two days every week …. Mondays starting at 11am and Thursdays at 1pm. Bill Rand is the organizer and he asks that curlers arrive about 30 minutes early so that teams can be determined and equipment obtained. Everyone is invited upstairs afterwards for some great social time! For more info click here.
DROP-IN CURLING – This has become a very popular activity for family and friends on Saturday evenings from 7 – 10pm. Cost is only $10/person for non-members and members curl for free. The club supplies all equipment needed, including lessons, for beginners and people wishing to try out this amazing sport – all players have to wear is some warm/stretchy clothing and clean indoor runners to wear on the ice (please carry these in … no outdoor footwear allowed on the ice!). Come on down and join us when the season starts in November.
MANY VOLUNTEERS KEEP THINGS ROCK’N
Managing the lounge, making the ice, running many programs, doing the maintenance, hosting Christmas Parties (6 this year!) and serving on the executive …. all these things have something in common …… these are all done by club members who volunteer their time …. and what a great job all these people do!!! All members get to enjoy a fantastic facility, both on and off the ice, thanks to the many hours of volunteer time put in by fellow members. If you see people behind the bar, coaching school kids, making the ice, fixing things, hosting newcomers, and just taking care of things at the club, say THANKS! Without all of our volunteers we couldn’t have such a great club!!! Everyone is invited to help! Throughout the season there will be many more opportunities for members to step forward and help out in some little way that makes a big difference. Please consider giving a few hours of your time to help make our club the best it can be so we all continue to enjoy this great Canadian sport. Again, thanks to all you volunteers out there … all of your efforts are greatly appreciated!!!! The Curling Club is the place to be 6 days a week, thanks to you!
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
If you want more info, after thoroughly checking out our web page, you can follow us on FaceBook (Williams Lake Curling Club), email the club at email@example.com, or phone us at (250) 392-4636. Someone will get back to you promptly! Please remember to tell your friends about all of our great leagues and programs! Good curling …..
- New curling season to start in October, 2021.