Williams Lake Curling Club, Williams Lake, BC

WORK BEE

The Curling Club’s annual Work Bee is on Saturday, September 14th from 9am – noon.  Come one  …  come all!!!  We have a beautiful facility and with member’s help we can keep it in great shape for years to come!  There will be plenty to do with both inside and outside chores on our list.  We will need a few weed eaters, lawn mowers, rakes, shovels, etc. for the outside work, so please bring some items if you can.  There will be coffee and goodies on site!!!  Make this a priority on September 14th and let’s get our club ready for the upcoming curling season!

CLUB NEWS

The Curling season is almost upon us and the new Executive, headed by Mike Pedersen (President), has been busy throughout the summer as they prepare for the upcoming 2019 season.  For the complete list of the new Executive, Directors & Team Reps please click here, WLCC Executive 2019-2020.  A couple of things that have to happen are the registration of teams and the cleaning and prepping of the club for this year.  Please see above & below for info on both of these items.

As is always the case, the new Executive will be building on our strengths from the past and working towards registering a larger and more diverse membership.  As such we are going to be actively targeting the younger populations in our community with leagues and events aimed at getting more young people into the club while maintaining/improving our club for current members and more “experienced” players.  We will also be working hard to build our Junior and School programs, with a look to the distant future for these young players to become members who enjoy a life-long winter sport.  Of course, we will be asking for members help in these areas  …  talk to your friends, colleagues, and family, get people involved by bringing them out to try the sport during our opening week (October 7th – 11th), tell families with children about our Junior programs, and share information from our FaceBook and web pages.  Be involved by volunteering some time to come and help coach new members  …  young or old  …  and constantly be positive and vocal ambassadors of the Williams Lake Curling Club.  “It takes a village to raise a child”, and the same goes for keeping a vibrant not-for-profit club like ours going!

An update on our Manager’s position – we currently do not have a Manager for the Curling Club but the Executive continues to search for a suitable candidate.  In the interim, the Executive has a plan, with people in place, so that we can continue to operate our club in an efficient and effective manner.  Our hope is to have a Manager hired in the near future.

CURLING SEASON

Registration for the Williams Lake Curling Club 2019-2020 season will be held October 7-11, 2019, from 6-8:30pm.   As in past years, all fees must be paid during this week.  Please pre-register your team roster by phone (250) 392-4636, or email (wlcc@shaw.ca) during the month of September.  It is the Skip’s responsibility to make sure that their team’s fees are paid in full as teams can’t be added to the league schedule until this is completed. 

It is our hope to have our leagues starting on October 15th, which is the Tuesday right after the Thanksgiving Holiday.  At this time the plan is to have the Fun/Social League on Mondays, the Ladies League on Wednesdays, Men’s is on Thursdays, and the Mixed League is on Fridays.  We are looking to add a Doubles League on Tuesday nights and the fate of the Sponsors League is unknown but there could be a change happening for this league.  We are also looking at starting a Drop-In League on Saturday evenings and will be looking for volunteers to help run this league.  So much happening now that September is almost upon us!

LOOKING AHEAD  

This year’s Curling season: 

October 7th, 2019 to

 March 13, 2020