Fort Frances Curling Club

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About Us

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 life long curling, but we are a venue for community events that include weddings, socials, trade shows 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.

Above all we are most proud of the curlers who make our club what it is: our members, our volunteers, our board, and our staff.

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 2021- 2022

From left to right

Kristine Sinclair, Raymond Roy, Wilf Belluz, John McEvoy, Ron Silver, Christine Denby, Patti Boileau, Donna Bohler and Barb Roy. Nov 2020

Staff

Club Manager – Rick Grenda ffccmanager@gmail.com

Along with our Club Manager, our staff consists of bartenders, Icemaker and 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 have extended the deadline to apply to October 1st. Please contact the club for full details. The successful candidate would be working with a progressive Board of Management and providing food for a wonderful bunch of folks!

Donations NEW you can donate by ETransfer. Use ffccmanager@gmail.com when setting up the Etransfer. In the message section, please note ‘Donation’ and which campaign it is meant for. ie. Roof, Memorial, Cleaning fund.

Memorial Fund – donations graciously accepted in memory of a loved one who has passed. Dependent on donation, an acknowledgment will go up on one of 2 boards at the Club.

Cleaning Fund – During these times of Covid19, our club, like other facilities and businesses, has seen an increase in cleaning expenses. We have not transferred that expenses to our members. If you would like to donate to our Cleaning Fund to help defray additional costs, the club would be very grateful. If you happen to see Chlorox wipes while shopping and would care to donate those, that would be awesome. Wipes are used in many spots but especially with wiping down rocks before play. Your donation of Chlorox wipes can be brought to the Manager.

Teaming Up to Rock the Roof – in support of our fundraising drive to raise funds to make much-needed repairs to our roof, a donation can be made by credit card at Sport4Ontario.ca. A tax receipt will be issued immediately and sent by email.

Thank you to the Fort Frances Times for the great photo and wonderful write up.

Avis family steps up in support of the Fort Frances Curling Club. “Longtime Curling Club advocate Roy Avis has come forward with a donation of $2000 in support of the Rock the Roof campaign. The funds, received by Club Vice President Raymond Roy, will help retire the $25000 loan debt incurred when critical repairs were made to the roof. The loan from Curl Canada came with very favorable terms, but the time has come to begin repayment. The contribution from the Avis family and West End Motors elevates contribution so far to $11000 (now at over $13000 12/12/20) with a further $14000 still to be raised. Club members have been generous in their support and Roy hopes that alumni curlers will also consider making a donation. This year’s club membership stands at about 235 with a little bump from Snowbirds staying put, but a definite loss of US based members who are unable to cross over the border to curls this season. Raymond Roy noted that beyond the financial contributions through the years, Roy Avis, a Lifetime Member honouree, was also instrumental in helping to build the Club in 1992, and sat on the executive fulfilling many roles over a span of more than 30 years.”

Community Partners

Northern Ontario Curling Association

Town of Fort Frances

Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce

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