Special Notice regarding Smoking at BCC.
The Board of Directors has received enquiries regarding smoking outside our New Street entrance. As most are aware, the municipality has a by-law which prohibits smoking within 9 meters of the entrances to buildings on municipal lands. As we lease our land from the city, the by-law is applicable to BCC. To that end we have posted non-smoking stickers at our entrance.
Not only is smoking in the front of the building a by-law infraction, it is also disrespectful of our non-smoking members. Furthermore, the accumulation of butts makes the entrance somewhat unsightly.
We request that smokers refrain from smoking in front of the building on New Street and suggest that smokers move to the West side of our building where we have placed a wall-mounted, butt disposal, container for your use. This “smoking area” should be accessed from our front entrance rather than our west-side door to maintain proper security for the men’s locker room.
Details and Sign up Sheet in the Meeting Room
Santa is coming to BCC!!
Sunday, December 7th will be the BCC Annual Children’s Xmas Party. This is a fun event for the kids!. Registration is on the website using the procedure below.
Important : On the website sign in as a member, the click on “Sections”, then click on “All Members”. You will find a complete itinerary for the event along with information on how to register your kids or grand kids for the party.
NEW at the Bar:
Try some of the new offerings at the bar or self serve food counter!
At the bar we now have Great Lakes Brewery Canuck Pale Ale, Triple Bogey Lager, Sleemans Dark Ale, Cameron’s Auburn Ale and Nickelbrook Blonde Ale on draft.
At the self serve food counter we now have a variety of chips, Chicago Mix popcorn, butter tarts, chocolate chip banana cake, pretzels and more!.
Sandwiches and wraps that can be easily heated in the microwave are also available at the bar.
On December 16 the club will be hold a Wing Night from 7-11pm. The menu will include a platter of wings for a table of 8, a team platter or an individual serving, There will also be draft beer specials. More information will be in the next update. No reservation will be required. Come out and watch some curling and enjoy a platter of Donna’s wings!
Used Gripper Bin in the Lounge.
There is a bin of used grippers in the club lounge. The club uses these grippers for the occasional novice clinic or corporate event where we have to make sure a group of non-curlers is outfitted to curl safely. They may also be used by some members who are taking advantage of the $99.00 trial membership.
These grippers are worn out and have been donated to the club by various members who have purchased new ones. They are ok to use occasionally for special events, or the five week trial membership, but they are not to be used on a regular basis. Old, used grippers can start to disintegrate and leave little bits of debris on the ice causing picks. In addition, they have lost much of their grip so they are not safe to use regularly.
A set of new grippers can be purchased for $25.00 including the tax in the Club’s Pro Shop. You can pay for them at the bar or in the club office. The club only carries Tournament or Asham grippers. If you prefer another brand you can visit one of the curling suppliers website and make a purchase. We have listed some of the popular sites below.
Goldline click here. Balance Plus click here.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Hamilton and District Bonspiel
The Hamilton and District Bonspiel will be held from January 12-18, 2015. For information on the bonspiel Click Here
The sign up sheets are posted in the locker rooms and must be completed by Nov. 29.
November 30 Grey Cup Party
December 1 Business Women’s Xmas Party – Lounge Reserved
December 3 Senior Ladies Bonspiel
December 5,6 Canadian Front Enders
December 7 Children’s’ Christmas Party
December 13 Bantam Bonspiel
December 14 Little Rock Bonspiel
December 15 Women’s Day Section Fun Day
December 16 Wing Night
December 16 + 18 Men’s Day Section Christmas Bash
November 26 5:00pm – 6:30pm
November 29 8:30am – 9:30am
November 30 8:30am – 9:15am
BCC Club Jackets by Runback!
Just in time for Christmas! The BCC will again be offering club jackets for purchase through the Pro Shop. The jackets will be offered in 4 colours this year and are illustrated below. There will be a supply of Ladies and Men’s sample jackets available at the Pro Shop so you can determine your size. To order, fill out the order sheet provided and leave it at the club office or at the bar. Your jacket will be ordered and delivered in time for Christmas and you can pay for it when you pick it up.
These jackets will only be available for a limited time so be sure to place your order soon! The cost is $149.95 for the base jacket with the BCC Club Crest. There are some options available such as your name or favourite number for a nominal charge.
Jackets are also available in purple, red, and green.
Contacting the Club Manager by Email
Periodically members will want to contact Brian and they click on “reply” to the Weekly BCC Update when they receive it. When your email is received, there is a chance it may get lost in the many vacation notices, bounce backs or notices of delayed emails received each week when the newsletter is sent out to 800+ addresses.
All members are welcome to email Brian at anytime. The best way to contact him is to compose a new email, and send it to [email protected]. He will then receive it as a separate item and respond as soon as he can. Thank you for your cooperation.