PACC Management Update

April 28, 2015

Dear Peace Arch Curlers,

What a great year and congratulations to all the teams who competed during the 2nd Annual Day of Champions.  Next season looks to host full draws with some openings for the Saturday Open and Wednesday Night Open Novice leagues. If you know anyone who is interested let them know and we will train them to curl. The year will not be as busy with extra provincial events so we will be able to have some clinics to help new curlers improve their game, as well as clinics for skips and intermediate curlers who want to raise the level of their game.

Peace Arch Curling Club has faced many challenges and with the dedication of its Board of Directors and support of the members at large we have turned a financial corner.  We are still working on a better relationship with the City of White Rock as we still have financial obligations to them as well as a loan with Scotiabank.  Part of our club success is due to our manager/ice technician Kent Bird and our friendly bar staff led by Della Bird.

Our contract with Kent will continue into the next season but with some modifications. Under Kent’s contract he is allowed as a contractor to seek additional employment. Kent has accepted a position with the Abbotsford Curling Club as manager but wishes to continue to support Peace Arch. The board has accepted his proposal for the 2015-2016 season to continue to have his company maintain the ice as well as provide managerial services. Della will be the new face in the office and Kent will continue to oversee the operations for a couple of nights and supervise our ice maintenance. He has also stated that he will be able to be present for our bonspiels and other events as needed.

The Board of Directors will continue to listen to your concerns during this transition, however, we have complete trust in Della to fulfill daily duties as well as the current ice tech team in ensuring our ice continues to be a quality surface.

Under the Societies Act we must have an Annual General Meeting. It is schedualed for November 1 and the club is always looking for new ideas and members for the board. Looking forward to see you all on registration day September 12.


Ross Scott, President