Curl BC Business of Curling Symposium weekend a success

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June 12, 2013 (ISN) – Curl BC would like to extend a big “thank you” to everyone who attended the Curl BC Business of Curling Symposium from June 7 to 9 and the AGM on June 9.

It was a very successful event, attended by curling delegates from across the province.

Seminars and workshops covered a wide range of topics, including liquor licensing, grant writing, ice-making, social media, energy saving and having an effective board of governors.

Elisabeth Walker-Young, Curl BC’s Educational Programs Manager, said: “What I saw was a lot of was curling centres sharing ideas and best practices. From ways to thank volunteers after larger events to larger capacity issues like the best solution for power plants for ice making.

“Sharing went on during and after presentations. For example, after learning about energy saving, Christine Dubois from Invermere revealed their centre shared their power plant with the hockey facility across the road. ‘The system is built under the road and we share the costs’, she told another club who is facing the financial and logistical issues involved with upgrading or replacing their power plant.

“I think this sharing of ideas was one of the largest successes of the 2013 Business of Curling Symposium.”

Elisabeth added: “We also invited representatives from curling clubs to play active roles on various panels and presentations. The feedback was very positive. It gave other delegates ‘real’ examples of what worked, how it worked and what some hiccups were. As a result, for future years, Curl BC will look to implement more of these co-facilitated sessions.”

For the first time, Curl BC Annual Award winners were honoured at a special banquet on Saturday night, which was also well received.

It was a great weekend to celebrate a great sport!

Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the banquet