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Updated Covid Policy for All Ages

Summer 2022

Provincial law no longer requires proof of vaccination for members of any age and, as such, our vaccination tracking has been suspended. 

At this point we expect to see a complete return to normal curling for winter 2022/23. 
If anything changes on this we will update this space.

 

Great news, Little Rock’s Curling will be starting up again on Saturday February 19th

February 17, 2022.

As always the time will be from 10:00 to 11:00.

Given the availability of Covid vaccines for kids over 5, the Club will require all participants over the age of 5 to be vaccinated as we do the adults.

Because of the delay in starting up again in the new year, the Club is providing this programme free of charge for the remainder of the season.

If your children want to a bring friend to the club to try curling, they are more than welcome to do so as long as vaccination requirements are met.

We hope to see everyone again on February 19.

 

Allenford Curling Club to Suspend Curling Until the New Year

December 20, 2021.

With the Covid rules changing daily and Omicron spreading like wildfire, the Board has decided that the prudent thing to do is to suspend curling for the remainder of 2021.

The Board is meeting this week and will be discussing contingency plans for January and beyond.  We will keep you updated as to plans.

I have had a number of questions about our order of rapid tests from the United Way.  I got an e-mail from them today saying that the demand for the tests overwhelmed their supply (ie they received 20% of what they requested) and that they have prioritized front facing and organizations dealing with vulnerable populations first.

None of this is what we all wanted to hear but it is better that we stay safe.

The Allenford Curling Club Board wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Rodger Dougall
Allenford Curling Club 

 

The Allenford Curling Club invites Members wishing to learn more about Curling to a FREE Skills Improvement Clinic

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12th FROM 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Instructor:  Chris Ransom
Junior Coordinator, Allenford Curling Club
NCCP Competition Coach Certified.

SESSION 1:  1 Hour
Topics:

  • Basic skills review
  • A refresher of the skills taught at the Beginners Clinic in November
  • The Sliding and Stick Delivery
    Hitting the broom – Line of Delivery
  • Grips and Turns – Confused about inturns and outturns?
    Let’s talk about “clockwise” and “counter clockwise”
  • Importance of follow through

Snack / Coffee Break…15 minutes

SESSION 2:  Till 3:00pm            
Topics:

  • Basic Sweeping – The how and why
  • Basic strategies

Ice is available till 3:00pm for Members to practice skills and ask questions.

Chris will be available, I-Pad in hand to provide feedback through visual delivery analysis, sweeping analysis, hack setup, or to answer your questions.

 

 

 

Our Annual Christmas Cake Sale is now concluded and it has been another record breaking year with well over 500 cakes sold!!

Allenford Curling Club Christmas Cake

We wish to thank the Club members, friends and others who purchased cakes this year.
This sale has evolved into one of the Club’s major fundraisers.

The Board of Directors of the Allenford Curling Club also want to express our appreciation to the ladies who volunteered their time and baking expertise to make this event the repeated success that it has become;
Sharon Foreman
Lesley Wood
Mary Dougall                    
Julie Ransom
Donalda Fisher
Lois McCulloch
Susan Fair
Carol Lee

 

 

$26,400 Ontario Trillium Foundation Community Building Fund Grant helps the Allenford Curling Club safely reopen after a 20 month Covid shutdown

Allenford Curling Club receives $26,400 Trillium Building Fund Grant

Allenford, Ontario – November 10, 2021:

Recently, the Board and members of the Allenford Curling Club learned that they had received a year-long, $26,400 Community Building Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The funds will be used to help the Club purchase equipment and modify its procedures to allow for the safe reopening of the Club as Covid restrictions lessen. In addition, it will help cover some fixed expenses until the Club can rebuild its membership to the pre-pandemic level.

“As a curling club in a small community the Board of Directors was concerned that Allenford Curling Club would not be in a financial position to reopen this year but with the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s support we are able to make the reopening happen.” – Rodger Dougall, Secretary, Allenford Curling Club.

Funds from the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will allow us to purchase the necessary equipment to sanitize the club easily and allow our ice crew to more safely install and maintain our ice surface. As well, it will help us cover start-up costs that would have been very difficult to fund otherwise.

“Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, residents of the Allenford, Sable Beach and surrounding communities will have a safe space to exercise and socialize over the winter.”