Looking Ahead to the 2009-10 Season
One of the main changes for the upcoming season is the club’s curling calendar. The 2009-2010 season will be a little different than normal due to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that will unfold in our backyard… in the Vancouver Olympic / Paralympic Centre.
Such a big event taking place right beside our club will have an impact on our 2009-2010 season, and we expect next season’s key calendar dates will be as follows:
* League Play starts...
Sept 13, 2009
* Holiday Break...
Dec 23, 2009 to Jan 2, 2010
* League Play hiatus...
Feb 8, 2010 to Mar 2, 2010
* League Play finishes...
Apr 11, 2010
The reason for the league play hiatus is to due to the logistical impact on the neighbourhood surrounding the club.
From February 8th to March 2nd, there will be road closures, traffic flow changes, restricted access to our club plus many of our club members volunteering with the Games. We have confirmed with VANOC staff that the impact of the Paralympic Games will less than during the Olympic event.
A number of our members have already been inside the facility as volunteers or spectators during the 2009 World Wheelchair and World Junior Curling Championships. Like them, we will get a chance to rub shoulders with curlers and spectators from around the world next February and March.
Overall, members can be assured that every league will still have the opportunity to have the same number of weeks of curling.
Some of our club’s special events have been move from their traditional dates but the Board of Directors is still providing a regular schedule of events. The final calendar details are now available by clicking the "Events" link on the menu to the right.