We are ready to start the second season in our new home at Hillcrest Centre - the legacy facility from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The VCC External Affairs Committee, Board of Directors and staff worked closely with the Vancouver Park Board to prepare the Club for the move to our new home, and we are still ironing out the final wrinkles after our first season.
The major tasks, though, that were undertaken to ensure the VCC's new home is one that we can all be proud of included planning for the conversion of the curling club space from the 2010 Winter Games facility, writing and approving a Business Plan based on the principles approved by the membership at the 2009 AGM (which is complete with a long list of furniture, fixtures, and equipment that were sourced and purchased), securing a loan to fund the up-front costs associated with the move, working on a large number of facility conversions and updates, and much more. The Club has has also been working over the past six years to finalize an Operating Agreement between the VCC and the Vancouver Park Board. We have a signed MOU that outlines all of the major details for the Operating Agreement, and discussions continue to complete negotiations so that an Operating Agreement can be ratified.
Be sure to take a moment and visit the sections listed on the menu to the left so you can learn more about the VCC's new home.