UPDATED 07 JANUARY 2021
The club will be closed for curling activity for the duration of the Province of Ontario's 28-day lockdown, which began December 26, 2020. Please stay tuned for additional updates as we near the end of the lockdown period.
UPDATED 11 DECEMBER 2020
Re: Simcoe Muskoka Goes to Stage Control - Red
Good afternoon BCC members,
In light of today’s announcement by the provincial government that Simcoe Muskoka is moving to Stage Control – Red, we want to assure you that the Board of Directors is working diligently in this difficult time to ensure the long-term health and viability of your Barrie Curling Club.
According to the Government of Ontario’s Covid-19 Framework, Stage Red unfortunately means we must halt curling activity for a period of at least 28 days, effective Monday, December 14.
The Board of Directors met on Dec 7 and are committed to resumption of curling in the 2020/21 season as both government restrictions and financial realities allow. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and communicate next steps as we have a clearer understanding as to how long our shutdown will last.
In regard to the membership fees you have paid, we will have the following options available should we sustain a significant loss to our scheduled activities. Any amount would represent a prorated season. Those options will include:
- Contribute unused fees to club operations;
- Credit of the unused portion of your membership fees toward 2021-2022 activity fees;
- Donate unused fees to the National Sport Trust Fund for a charitable tax receipt;
- Refund unused fees.
Fee calculations will be available at a later date.
Board of Directors
Barrie Curling Club
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Updated 22 October 2020
Below are links to the forms that must be signed by (or for) ALL curlers.
Curlers OVER the age of majority must sign and submit BOTH FORMS.
Curlers UNDER the age of majority (or their parent/guardian) must sign and submit the Declaration of Compliance ONLY.
Declaration of Compliance - For ALL curlers (parents/guardians to sign off if curler is under the age of majority)
Release of Liability Waiver - For curlers over the age of majority
You have 3 options to sign and submit:
- Sign and submit electronically using the above links;
- Print, sign and bring a paper copy to the club;
- Sign printed copies available at the club.
Forms must be submitted by 31 October 2020
Check this space for all the need-to-know info as it relates to leagues, memberships, and more for the upcoming curling season.
September 8 - Registration opens (12pm)
October 19 - League play begins
YOUTH CURLING REGISTRATION (ONLINE)
Adult Registration Form
Check the club calendar
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated October 9, 2020
PDF document: FAQs
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.
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