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Welcome to the Ultimate Canadian Experience

Welcome to the ultimate Canadian experience, as the Almonte Curling Club kicks off the new 2018-2019 curling season. As your new President I am excited to welcome all new and returning members to another curling season. As part of the executive it is our mandate to provide a platform of encouragement for all members to be successful.

We are continuing with long established programs of Little Rocks and Junior level play, long standing Wednesday and Thursday league play and with our new growing Tuesday morning league, traditional day curling, and we continue to grow the Monday evening drop in league… if you want to throw rocks we have a league for you.

Once again we will have the comprehensive 12 week Learn to Curl Program. This program has been a tremendous success over the last two years, as it introduces new people to the wonderful game of curling. It is truly amazing to watch these new curlers progress week over week

Following what was started last year we are developing the ACC as a Friday night destination point for members and friends to drop in and curl or socialize and talk about this great game. We have set aside various dates for the fastest growing curling event of Mixed Doubles. Come out and try it… it’s fast paced, strategic and a whole lot of fun. As well as the Friday Mixed Doubles, the ACC will also have Friday dates set aside for drop in bring a friend to curl evenings. This will be a great way to introduce friends to this roaring game.

As in the past years our Safety Program will be a priority to keep our curlers safe, as in all sports curling does have risks associated with it …. this Safety Program is not intended change the way you curl it is a program of awareness, so I encourage everyone to look out for each other.

At the ACC we are still updating our lounge atmosphere which was started last year with new paint and improved coat storage, this year we plan to have new murals above the glass to add a little color as well as the addition of new tables.

We continue to use social media to let you know what is happening around the club please visit our Facebook, Twitter and Web pages for club updates, features and everything ACC

As you know, Curling Clubs across Canada run on volunteer power and without this enthusiastic group of people it is difficult to run daily operations at the ACC, so a HUGE Thank You to all the people who make things happen to enhance your curling experience. As the saying goes many hands make light work so feel free jump in, you will find it extremely rewarding.

As in previous years you have noticed we have sponsor ads in the ice and on the walls, we have two new sponsors on the score board, and advertisement in the members booklet has been revamped. These sponsors are local businesses who have been very generous in supporting our club, so please keep them in mind when you are shopping.

Have a GREAT year curling. We are the ACC!

Steve Conlon

President of the Almonte Culring Club