Top News

Digby curling club looking for a little help

The Digby Curling Club prepares for the 2011/12 season.
The Digby Curling Club prepares for the 2011/12 season.

None

The Digby and Area Curling Club is looking for a little help.

With the curling season drawing near they need a few more people to step up and look after several key committees.

The club is holding a semi-annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the future of the club and who can help with what.

“We just need to know that people are still interested,” said president Louise Reynolds. “We can’t run the club with just a handful of people doing all the work so we need to hear from people who want to be involved and who want to support the club.”

They have someone to run junior curling but they are looking for someone to run senior curling and the student curling.

And someone is looking after the Lobsterspiel but they are hoping someone can step up to look after the Shamrockspiel.

Besides the committee heads, they are also looking for a vice president to sit on the executive and a bar manager.

The club has about 40 current members and has enough money to pay their lease to the Digby Area Recreation Commission.

“Money isn’t the challenge,” says treasurer Judy Wilson, “We just need some help – a few people are feeling a little discouraged and we need to boost that up, we just need to hear from people, ‘Yes I’ll be there to do my part’.”

The club and Digby Recreation have offered special programs over the past two years to grow the membership like teen curling, elementary school curling, and family curling.

‘We were hoping that would spark some interest and stimulate growth,” said Bob Powell, director of Digby Area Recreation Commission. “But it just hasn’t translated into a growth in membership.”

Powell says it’s a fun sport and growing in popularity across the country.

“It has great media coverage, you can watch exciting curling on TV all winter, we’ve hosted some big curling events right here, so people have been exposed to the fun it offers,” he said. “And most people around here have curled at one time or another, it’s the kind of sport you can play from elementary age to 87.”

Wilson says it’s also an ideal winter sport for seniors, children and the whole family.

“It’s a wonderful winter activity when you can’t get outside,” she said. “We’re Canadians — winter is too long to just hibernate and watch TV.”

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Contact and other information for the Digby and Area Curling Club

The Digby and Area Curling Club is looking for a little help.

With the curling season drawing near they need a few more people to step up and look after several key committees.

The club is holding a semi-annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the future of the club and who can help with what.

“We just need to know that people are still interested,” said president Louise Reynolds. “We can’t run the club with just a handful of people doing all the work so we need to hear from people who want to be involved and who want to support the club.”

They have someone to run junior curling but they are looking for someone to run senior curling and the student curling.

And someone is looking after the Lobsterspiel but they are hoping someone can step up to look after the Shamrockspiel.

Besides the committee heads, they are also looking for a vice president to sit on the executive and a bar manager.

The club has about 40 current members and has enough money to pay their lease to the Digby Area Recreation Commission.

“Money isn’t the challenge,” says treasurer Judy Wilson, “We just need some help – a few people are feeling a little discouraged and we need to boost that up, we just need to hear from people, ‘Yes I’ll be there to do my part’.”

The club and Digby Recreation have offered special programs over the past two years to grow the membership like teen curling, elementary school curling, and family curling.

‘We were hoping that would spark some interest and stimulate growth,” said Bob Powell, director of Digby Area Recreation Commission. “But it just hasn’t translated into a growth in membership.”

Powell says it’s a fun sport and growing in popularity across the country.

“It has great media coverage, you can watch exciting curling on TV all winter, we’ve hosted some big curling events right here, so people have been exposed to the fun it offers,” he said. “And most people around here have curled at one time or another, it’s the kind of sport you can play from elementary age to 87.”

Wilson says it’s also an ideal winter sport for seniors, children and the whole family.

“It’s a wonderful winter activity when you can’t get outside,” she said. “We’re Canadians — winter is too long to just hibernate and watch TV.”

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Contact and other information for the Digby and Area Curling Club

Recent Stories