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Welcome to the Ontario Curling Council Newsletter

Thank you for subscribing to the Ontario Curling Council newsletter!  One of the overwhelming suggestions from this summer’s HP Survey was that the OCC communicate to you via a newsletter.   This is the first edition of our newly minted newsletter.  We hope to publish monthly.  Please feel free to forward this to whomever you think will be interested.  Also, if you’re getting this as a forwarded email, consider signing up for your own copy on our website.  

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Ontario Curling Council Holds AGM and Elects a New Councillor
The OCC would like to welcome Ivan Strachan to the Board of Directors.  Ivan was elected at the AGM held July 13, 2020.  Thank you to outgoing Councillor, Rick Meraska for his five years of service on the Ontario Curling Council. 

Instagram Announcement

Another big message the OCC has received from you is that Facebook and Twitter just aren’t enough!  You want us on Instagram as well!  We have heard you and have now launched our Instagram page.  The link to our profile is at the bottom of this newsletter and our handle is @oncurlcouncil Check it out!

Inside Sheet with DJ Brooks

We thought it would be fun to engage some of Ontario’s best curlers with you!  We’re arranging video interviews with some of Ontario’s stars and we need your questions. So far we’ve lined up Krista McCarville, Lisa Weagle and Emma Miskew and more are coming!  Please consider submitting a question for these curlers and hopefully we’ll get your question up on the show!  Video questions are very welcome!  Episodes will air on our Youtube channel (handy access provided below!) and on our social media platforms.  Look for our first episode early in August.

The Inside Sheet

Inside Sheet Question Submission

OCC Youtube Channel

Update on Returning to Play

Our Members - CurlON and NOCA have been busy communicating with member clubs about Covid-19 restrictions and Return to Play Guidelines.  The Ontario Curling Council has been acting as a conduit between clubs and the Ministry of Heritage, Sport , Tourism and Culture Industries including sitting on Ministry advisory panels, advocacy groups.  Clubs that have questions about the Ministry’s Return to Play Restrictions/Guidelines are encouraged to ask those questions of CurlON and NOCA so that we can forward them to our Ministry consultant and keep a record of those clarifications for all clubs.  Please visit the OCC Covid page for information.

Course Calendar

We’ve received lots of interest and questions about training courses in the fall.  The OCC is working with willing clubs to schedule both coaching and Ice making workshops and of course we recognize that the pandemic situation makes planning extremely difficult.  If your club is interested in hosting a course please contact us!  There is no risk at all for scheduling a course of your choosing.  Here’s what we have on the calendar so far!

Club Coach Youth

Orangeville Curling Club - October 24, 2020

Club Coach

London Curling Club - October 3-4, 2020

Ottawa Granite Curling Club - September 19-20, 2020

Once again, running these workshops will depend on the ability of the hosts to open their club AND on the provincial guidelines regarding gatherings as they develop.  Don’t forget, there is NO RISK for signing up for a workshop!  If you are not feeling well, or if the workshop is cancelled because of local regulations, you will be issued a full refund.

Coaching Workshops

Summer Webinar Sale

Don’t forget, we have our summer webinar sale on now!  All archived webinars are free to view and if you want to get those PD points, the cost is just $6.99 +HST this summer only!

We’re Asking You

In each newsletter, we’ll be asking a question of you!  We’ll select answers and include them in our next newsletter!  This time around, we are asking:

How does your club support competitive curlers from your club, be it juniors or adults?  What thoughts and suggestions can you share? 

Click HERE to submit your answers!

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