If you asked any one of our curlers, they’d tell you we are proud of our curling facility. It’s home. We have history and a future. We are a part of our community and we are Fort Frances proud.
Not only are we a center for lifelong curling, but we are also a venue for community events that include weddings, socials, trade shows, ‘Celebration of Life’ memorials, and more.
Proudly we are one of the greenest clubs in Canada with the installation of our Geo-Thermal heating and cooling system and our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. Our system runs our ice plant, heats our facility in the winter, and cools it in the summer.
You can find us at the northern end of Portage Avenue. 800 Portage Avenue is the address but if you’d like to drop us a line we’re at Box 27 Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M5.
And … we’re quietly introducing our new look and name. We’ll still be the Fort Frances Curling Club for legal purposes but we think our new name suits us better for who we are and want to be. Curl Fort Frances Community Centre! Our Moose is kind of fun with a bit of twinkle in his eye. Our colors have been freshened up a little but continue to show our strong association with the Northern Ontario Curling Association. And lastly, our new name. Curl Fort Frances began with our new website a few years back. We want to build on who we are as a Curling venue but grow as a facility for our community as a whole. It will take a little getting used to, but we’ll see you at the Centre! Thank you to the designer of the original moose. We hope you like what we’ve done! And thank you to Jon Denby, who brought us the latest moose.
Mission & Values – check back
Objective The objective of the Club shall be to promote the game of curling in the community, in the province, and to promote fraternal goodwill with the other curling clubs.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors The Annual General Meeting is set for September 2023. There are usually elections for spots on the board. Consider joining a great group of volunteers. Thank you to all who have served their club in the past and those who put their name forward to serve in the future. If you can not attend, consider taking part by proxy.
Club Manager – Rick Grenda firstname.lastname@example.org . During the off season, our manager is at the club most days from 9-10:00 am. But to be sure, call ahead to 274-6667 and make an appointment to connect with Rick. During the curling season, Rick can be found at the club ahead of the daily draw. If Rick is away, one of our friendly bar staff will do their best to assist you.
Along with our Club Manager, our staff consists of bartenders, ice technicians, and a custodian.
Volunteers – Volunteers are integral to the success of our club. Volunteers sit on our board as well as many committees. Volunteers assist with putting in the ice and taking it out at the end of the season. Many of our volunteers help clean the club before and after events, including those held by our community.
Kitchen Services – We are looking for a candidate to provide kitchen services for the 2023-24 season ~ head to the home page for more info or call and speak with our Club Manager. Consider our facilities for more than just the curling season. There are so many possibilities!
Donations NEW! You can now donate by ETransfer. Use email@example.com when setting up the Etransfer. In the message section, please note ‘Donation’ and which campaign it is meant for. ie. Roof, Memorial, Junior Curling.
Memorial Fund – donations graciously accepted in memory of a loved one who has passed. Depending on the donation, an
Teaming Up to Rock the Roof – We did it! You did it!
The Fort Frances Curling Club has some great news and we’d love to share it with you!
The Teaming up to Rock the Roof fundraising campaign will draw to a close as of December 31st, ahead of schedule. The campaign surpassed the $25000 mark, thanks in part to a generous donation from our friends from the International Falls Curling Club.
It started with a drip and another. Big rain meant buckets to catch those drips. Diligent volunteers inspected and then brought in experts to assess the roof and the work needed to make it right again. Repairs were completed in 2019 with a loan from Curl Canada. Like most not-for-profit groups, it takes a village to make a plan happen.
Fundraising itself began in 2019. Raymond Roy spearheaded the campaign along with members of the Board of Management. The goal was to raise enough funds to pay back the Curl Canada loan. Letters, emails, and more were sent out. Tax receipts were made available for donations through Sport4Ontario.ca.
To each and every one who contributed to the campaign, thank you. Donations came in from our curlers, past curlers, local businesses, and organizations from Fort Frances and surrounding communities.
When we began this campaign in the spring of 2019, no one could have predicted what the next 2 years would bring. Through it all, our community remained positive.
Like a good curling game, we called the shot, threw the rock, and swept it to the button. Good curling!