President’s Message

Welcome to a new season of curling in Almonte

Once again the Almonte Curling Club is kicking off a new season with unbridled enthusiasm and excitement. We have several initiatives that will have a significant long term positive impact upon this great game in our town.

Once again, early in the season, the ACC is scheduling Learn2Curl, a comprehensive
12 week instructional program. This program was very successful last year, resulting in
many new curlers being introduced to the game, and a significant increase in
membership. We anticipate that the Learn2Curl program will be a resounding success
once again in Almonte.

This season, we are adding a Tuesday morning mixed league, as a result of a very
successful trial run last spring. We are also exploring a Friday evening mixed league to
provide flexibility and opportunities for curlers who desire another evening of curling fun.

This season, the ACC is going to continue to build upon the Safety Program which was
initiated last seaon. Like all sporting activities, there is some degree of risk in curling. We will continue the development of a Safety Program which promotes the
understanding and correct application of safe curling skills and equipment.

We are opening this new season with a fresh new look in the lounge area. A group of
skilled volunteers built a new closet and boot shelf at the front door, and repainted the
entire lounge area.

We will continue to make the most of Social Media opportunites to communicate local
curling information to our members and guests.

The ACC has leagues for all levels of curling and for all ages. Check out our web site or
follow us on Facebook to see the array of choices, and the bargain fees for each.

The ACC runs on volunteer power. Thank you to all of those who contribute their time
and talents to help make our club a success and a fun place to curl.

Please take a look at our Sponsor’s ads in our member’s booklet, in the ice and on the
walls. These local businesses are supporting our club and the great game of curling, so
please keep them in mind when you are shopping.

Art McKay,
President – Almonte Curling Club