Message from the President
Update from the President – October 20, 2020
Curling is a GO in Grande Prairie!
Serge Martin announced today that the curling season will formally start November 16th, 2020.
He added, “We are impacted by Covid 19 protocols, and will always comply with all rules and regulations, as we place the first priority on the safety of our curlers, fans and staff.” Our Board believes we can open our facility in a safe and Covid compliant manner.”
“We have engaged Colin J Griffith & Assoc., who has kindly volunteered his services, he undertook a thorough review and analysis of the financial impacts of operating our facility in this new environment, which was very helpful in reaching our decision to commit to operating our facility for this season. He will be continuing for a period of time as our Interim Executive Director to assist in the necessary preparations for the upcoming season.” Martin continued.
Given the goodly number of registrations to date, we anticipate we will have in the range of 70 teams participating in our regular leagues this year, including the increasing popular Stick Curling, as well as, Seniors’ Leagues, Rotary Leagues, youth, school children and special Olympians.
Colin Griffith added “Our facility offers a great social and recreational opportunity for all of our curling community, fans and spectators. Our full-service Lounge will be in operation and we welcome our business organizations and social groups to book our excellent facilities for social events, Christmas parties, special occasions, corporate bonspiels as well as meetings and conferences.”
The City of Grande Prairie is nearing completion of installation of the new ice plant which will be commissioned in early November. Griffith added “The City of Grande Prairie needs to be recognised and credited for the major investments and their operational support to the Curling Centre over the past decade. It has been exemplary and is well appreciated by the community at large, as well as our curling community”.
Yours in Curling,
Board Chair – Grande Prairie Curling Centre