Message from the President
As we move into “Step 3” of the Province’s plan for re-opening we are pleased to announce that the BCC is currently ahead of provincial trends with members reporting over 86% having been vaccinated and a further 10% indicating that they expect to be fully vaccinated before the start of the season!
Based on current trends, and the Province’s plan for re-opening, we are currently anticipating that we will be able to start the season at the regular time and with a “normal” curling game. That being said, as the safety of our membership is of paramount importance the Board has voted, and it has been unanimously approved, that in order to curl this season all members will be required to show proof of having received two doses of the COVID vaccine prior to the start of the season.
We currently have multiple scenarios which will allow us to implement the appropriate policies, guidelines and procedures for the start of the season based on the circumstances at that time. We will provide further details closer to the start of the season as what this “new normal” will look like.
We can advise, however, that if we are in the “Re-Opening” stage of the Provincial plan, which we currently anticipate will be the case, masks will not be required anywhere in the Club. With membership being fully vaccinated and enhanced cleaning protocols in place we believe that we will be able to enjoy curling safely without the need for masks. That being said, members are welcome to continue to wear masks if they prefer to do so.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and to an exciting and social season!
Your BCC Board
How to Make your Donation
As you know, the Board has requested a contribution of $200 from each adult member in order to ensure that we are able to weather the closure of the club until the fall of 2021. As part of the process of collecting the donations we need specific information from each member on how you want to handle your donation.
We Need To Hear From Each of You
We will need everyone who has not already contacted the Club to do as at their earliest convenience.
As a reminder, you can donate more than $200.
For those who have already contacted us to let us know that you would like to donate your entire 2020/2021 season fees we thank you for your generosity. If you have previously contacted us with your selection you don’t have to contact us again.
Your options are spelled out below. Please make your choice and then email Paula or Jim in the office so we can record your choice and update each persons account.
Two options to make your initial donation
1 Mail or drop a cheque at the club or e-transfer directly to the club.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Use the NSFT Link below to donate through the program and receive a charitable tax receipt. You will get a receipt for the full amount you donate mailed to you at tax time by the NSFT.
Note: To donate $200 to the club you must pay $210 through the NSFT site. You can donate more than $210 if willing.
You can pay with credit card using this method.
Your options if you have already paid some or all of your Membership dues and have an existing balance on your Account.
3. Let us know how much of your balance you want to donate and if we can leave any remaining as a credit on your account or you want a refund cheque.
4. We can donate through the NSFT program on your behalf, you just need to tell us how much of your balance you want to contribute. The NSTF will mail you a tax receipt at tax time.
If you have already sent us a post dated cheques we have stopped depositing them and will destroy them or you can arrange to pick them up from the office.
We realize that the pandemic has impacted people’s finances and invite anyone with concerns to reach out to Jim and we will do whatever we can to assist you. These discussions will be held in the strictest confidence.
We reviewed the program charges and it will cost $210 through the program for the club to receive the requested $200 Donation. If you like you can also just pay the club the $200 directly and avoid the $10 surcharge but you will not get a charitable receipt.
Thank you for your support.
Project #185 – Burlington Curling Club
PROJECT NAME – Donations To Keep Club Operating
Due to forced closure we are going to need funds to remain in operation until Oct 2021.
The proceeds from this fundraising will be used for the following cause(s):
Pay Utilities: Hydro, gas and water bills. Telephone, internet. Pay Insurance. Day to Day operational costs. Pest control, office supplies, security.
You need to pay $210 through the link for the club to receive a $200 donation from you.
Welcome to Our Club
The Burlington Curling Club is one of the finest curling clubs in Ontario with five sheets of quality curling ice, first-rate food and beverage service, and a friendly atmosphere that fosters the love of the game on and off the ice.
If you are interested in membership information, please go to the “Club” dropdown box and click on “Membership” to access information on the Burlington Curling Club Leagues, 2020-21 membership rates, and our $99.00 introductory special.
We also offer an introductory Learn to Curl league for people new to our sport. See details below.
If you are interested in joining the BCC, please go to the “Club” drop-down box, then to “Membership Form”. Fill out the form and submit it. There is no cost to do so. You will be contacted within a few days confirming the receipt of your application. Many of the BCC sections have short waiting lists so it is important to apply early.
You can contact the Club Manager, Jim Holland anytime at 905-634-0014 or jwhbcc@gmail
The Burlington Curling Club gratefully acknowledges a Trillium Foundation grant of $67,900 that has allowed us to update our ice plant and remove the mold infected areas of the club. This will provide both energy savings and a safer environment for our curlers.
If you click on the link above you can download a PDF of the latest guidelines for reopening curling clubs that our curling associations have released..
If gives you an idea of how our game will be affected and some of the steps, we as a club, will have to take to open. Most key steps are noted above in Andre’s message..
Videos to show Game Flow
CurlON has created a couple very short videos just to show you the flow of a game with the covid procedures in place. One sweeping, where to stand when other team is throwing and one skip in the house etc.
Click on the links below to view.