After much discussion and debate, the Manotick Curling Club Board of Directors has unanimously decided, with deep regret, to cancel all further curling and events this season, effective immediately.
Many members of the curling club are part of a vulnerable demographic and some are at-risk individuals. We have had some members and staff express concern about continuing to curl/work at this time. The health and safety of members and staff is our paramount concern, and we cannot justify continuing operations given the possibility that it may put members and staff at risk of contracting the virus.
In accordance with Ontario’s decision to close schools and the City of Ottawa’s decision to close many public buildings, the Board believes that it is prudent and socially responsible to cease all further club activities. We are not alone in making this difficult decision. We understand from CurlON that many curling clubs have made this same decision to close recently.
Further information will be sent out in the near future regarding the determination of league champions, when to collect your belongings from the club, refunds for the closing spiel, and so on.
The ice plant has been turned off.
Stay safe and healthy!
Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:30pm