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Posted: January 12, 2021

Curling Centre board cancels rest of season

The Cranbrook Curling Centre board of directors today announced it was canceling the season as COVID-19 restrictions continue.

“As you probably know Dr. Bonnie Henry extended the public health order restricting sport, including curling, until at least February 5. Since that announcement, the Board of Directors have deliberated on the effect this will have on the curling season. After considering the financial considerations, the short length of any remaining season, the effect the shutdown will have on the number of returning members, and the low probability of actually being able to reopen on the fifth, the board has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the season,” stated Club President Mark McDonald on Facebook.

“I’m sure each of you share our disappointment in this decision as we would all rather be curling – the one silver lining is that if it turns out to be the wrong decision; that means we’ve all done one heck of a job kicking COVID-19 to the curb – so please prove us wrong!

“I would like to acknowledge everyone who played a part in our fall session. From the league coordinators, to those who helped with the COVID-19 planning and building preparation so that we could all curl safely. A big thank you to Kath our club manager for all the effort she has put in this year, those who helped in the bar, and to the ice crew for making it all possible. Most importantly a thank you to each of you for coming out, following all the new safety guidelines, and making a very memorable season!”

McDonald said the board will meet again on Jan. 18 to review the progress of the ice removal, discuss the refund process, and begin preparing the building for other uses during the off season.

“As a board we will then focus on the start of next season, when we plan to come back better than ever before!” McDonald concluded.

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