To all Members, Guests, and Staff of The Heather Curling Club
In concern for the safety of our members and staff regarding the COVID-19 (corona virus) and preventing its spread – The Heather Curling Club Executive have voted to cease the day to day operations of the club and cancel all remaining curling activities for the remainder of the curling season effective today (March 16, 2020).
The decision to close The Heather Curling Club for the remainder of the season was not an easy decision but was a decision that had to be made. The safety and health of our membership, guests, and staff is of the highest importance. Further communication will be on the website and through our league representatives.
Please stay healthy, and contribute to the collective efforts in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
To All Curling Leagues at the Heather Curling Club:
With the identification of the COVID-19 virus in Manitoba, it is important for everyone to exercise good common sense in terms of self-monitoring for symptoms, wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds, cough or sneeze into your arm, and follow recommended advisories from our public health officials.
At the present time, we do not feel it is necessary to suspend the day-to-day club operation, including league play and special events. This may change if the virus become more extensive in Manitoba.
As we proceed cautiously, we are asking our teams to consider the following:
Abstain from customary pre/post-game handshakes and consider other methods for communicating.
Strongly advise all teammates to restrict their participation if feeling ill. Do not attend the curling venue if you show any symptoms associated with the virus.
We hope that this virus has been contained, but the reality is that all of us in our daily lives run the risk of coming in contact with someone who may be sick. Please be safe.
An update from Curl Manitoba can be seen here. A general set of precautions is provided below:
Congratulations to the Linrottzky team from the Commercial League for winning the Club Championship playoff final against the Foausse team from the Men’s League. The winning team, comprised of Don Stott, Kevin Sawatzky, Greg Sawasky, Ashley Linden and Richard Ross will go one to represent the Club in the Travelers Curling Club Championship playdowns in the fall.
The Durand team from the Heather Curling Club won the Lafarge Construction trophy in the 2018 Manitoba Open Bonspiel. Congratulations to Cyrille Durand, Lousie Durand, Réal Durand and Michel Durand-Wood. Réal and Michel curl in the Wed 8:15 Men’s/Open League and Cyrille while Louise curl in the Masters League
We are attempting to set up a Club wide spares list for all members and all leagues. This will make it easier for more members to take advantage of our unlimited curling membership at the Heather. If you are interested in having your name on this list, please contact Brian Miller, who has volunteered to maintain the list. Please email Brian and provide your name, phone number and indicate which of the leagues from the following list you would like to spare in. You can do this easily by simply cutting and pasting your choices from the list below into your e-mail to Brian. He will then add you to the list for the draw times you have selected. Our target is to have a useful list published to all leagues by the end of October.