We hope this email finds everyone healthy and well during these unique times.
We are touching base to let you know that your Management Team along with members of the GEWC Board continue to work together to ensure a Safe Return to Play come this fall. Our number one focus is the safety of our membership and to ensure that each and every one of us feel comfortable and secure coming back into our club.
Thank you to those that participated in the virtual AGM and to those that took part in our club survey. If you didn’t receive our email regarding our survey, please click on the link to complete:
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We have been working closely with Curling Canada, Curl BC and Via Sport, to create safety protocols and guidelines that are specific to curling. The official “Return to Curling Guidelines” are scheduled to be released to curling clubs on July 6th. Our next step is to take these guidelines and make them specific to our club with our Covid-19 Safety Plan. All of the these “sport-specific” guidelines will be compliant to those set forth by the governing Heath Authorities as per the directive set out by Dr. Henry and her team of experts.
With regard to current complexities and unknowns, the GEWC board and management team will review all of the key variables to establish an appropriate date to begin installation of the curling ice. Our overall objective is to have minimal, to no impact on the start date of league play. As some of you may already be aware of, we made the decision at our last board meeting to not host our annual GEWC Open Summer Spiel this upcoming Labour Day long weekend.
New this season, will be a mandatory “Membership Orientation” session to welcome you all back into the club going over the safety protocols we have put in place. Dates and times for these sessions will be outlined in a future communication piece.
Bonspiels /events will most certainly look different this upcoming season, we will need to wait to find out what the rules will be in terms of hosting events in the weeks and months to come, and what the format of these events may look like.
If anyone has any questions or concerns please email the club at email@example.com
Take care everyone!
Your management team,
Dean and Shannon Joanisse