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It will not be news to anyone that life, as we know it, has changed in the last 5 months but, notwithstanding this, we all look forward to the new Curling season. The BCC Board of Directors has been watching, listening and agonizing over the last number of months as to how to make this happen, given the significant ongoing (and continuously changing) risk situation. We believe we have a solution that best fits within the framework of some considerable limitations.
The Province has determined, as of this date, that indoor gatherings will be limited to 50 people at any one time;
Masks must be worn within indoor public spaces;
We are each entitled to an unchanging ‘bubble’ of ten individuals; and
Social distancing of 2 metres needs to be maintained where possible.
1.Q… Is the Board considering offering some type of “Membership Hold and Donate” where members would elect to NOT play but make a donation to fees to assist club financially?
If members wish to donate to the club to ensure its future financial viability, there are a number of ways to do so. Presently, the National Sports Trust Fund (tax deductible donated funds previously used for the Ice Pad renovation) is still active. Any donations to the fund can be used by the club for a variety of projects and, as mentioned, is a tax-deductible donation. Please contact our Manager for details.
2.Q… The Tuesday and Wednesday evening late draw schedules are moving from 8:15 to 8:30. We have lost some curlers over the years because they get home too late after the post-game some social. Is there a way to change this?
The Board is doing its best to come up with solutions to a number of these issues but it should also be realized that members themselves have the ability to help solve these problems as well. Members and convenors have the ability to come together and run their league in whatever way that they feel will serve the curlers best. Consideration should be given to playing 6 ends as opposed to 8 ends so as to accommodate those who work the next day.
3.Q… What happens to our memberships for the season if, due to COVID, curling has to be suspended for a period of time or, worse case scenario, the club is forced to close?
The Board of Directors realizes our club must remain flexible and open to the changing issues associated with Covid 19. A number of options to consider if required are:
At the discretion of the member, the balance (based on a prorated season) or any portion thereof, can be donated to the club (as per question 1).
At the discretion of the member, the balance (based on a prorated season) would be carried forward to the 2021/2022 season membership.
At the discretion of the member, a refund will be issued based on a prorated season.
Please contact our Manager for details.
4.Q…Will we be using the change rooms?
YES. A couple things to mention here. Covid 19 protocols keep changing on a regular basis. Presently, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) has given us the green light to use the locker rooms. A few members have mentioned they feel the locker rooms should be "out of bounds". The issue with that being the overcrowding of winter boots and coats at the front entrance thus compounding the health and safety distancing issues. There will be boot trays and coat racks available at the main entrance for those who wish to avoid the locker rooms. Please note, our members are free to conduct themselves in whatever manner they feel suits their needs.