Members of Curl BC benefit from being part of a network of curling centres. Members can get expert technical and marketing advice from Curl BC staff and learn how to take advantage of funding opportunities through the BC Curling Centre Assistance Program.
Members are also able to host Curl BC events, which include the prestigious Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship and the Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western.
Download the Curl BC Membership Services & Benefits brochure.
If you are a current member facility with a request or you are a non-member facility interested in becoming a member, please contact Curl BC CEO Scott Braley at ac.cblrucnull@yelarbs or Participation Manager Penny Bartel at ac.cblrucnull@letrabp. Call Curl BC at 1-604-333-3616 or 1-800-667-CURL.
Facilities Contact Form
Current member facilities are asked to complete this form and return it to the Curl BC office by December 1st with affiliation fees payment. This provides Curl BC with the current and correct contacts within your centre.
The Curl BC Board of Governors selected a new method of calculating affiliation fees at their January 2012 meeting. These changes take effect for the 2012-2013 curling season.
There will be three options for curling facilities to calculate their affiliation fees: using the previous season’s reported active participants, using the three-year rolling average of active participants or using last year’s fee plus 10%. Curl BC will invoice the lowest of these three options.
- Affiliation fees are due on December 1st
- If your membership drops by more than 20%, your centre can request an audit. However, a written audit request and a minimum of 50% of the fees must be received by Curl BC by November 15th.
- A late penalty fee of 2% to a maximum of 10% is applicable after December 1st.
To request an audit of your curling centre’s participation numbers, contact Curl BC Participation Manager Penny Bartel at ac.cblrucnull@letrabp. Audit requests must be made in writing.
Active Curler Reporting
This is a sample template for supplying membership information. Once the membership information is provided to Curl BC, it is the job of the Participation Manager to strip the names, leaving only the initials. This kind of data is often referred to as ‘Headless Data’. Headless data is collected on a province-wide basis from all sports organizations. Membership reports are due annually to Curl BC by February 15th.
Drop-In Participation Form
This is a sample template for recording the service curling facilities provide to the community through school group visits, drop-in instruction, etc. Please record any and all groups that visit your facility and receive instruction of any kind. This does NOT include regularly scheduled groups as these should be in your “Active Curler” reports.
A Member Facility or Region can contact Curl BC to set up an internet meeting using GoToMeeting to discuss and review the requirements for membership reporting. Please contact Penny Bartel, Participation Manager, at ac.cblrucnull@letrabp 1-800-667-2875,or 604-333-3620, if you want to set up a GoToMeeting.
BC Activity Reporter
Curl BC receives access to the BC Activity Reporter which takes the “headless data” collected by all sports organizations (see Active Curler Reporting) and coordinates it with Census data, Parks and Recreation Data, Commercial and Industrial data, and other provincial data from other community sectors. Curl BC will be able to download information for curling clubs and regions to help them with marketing programs. This could allow, for example, centres to be able to distribute material that takes into account local demographics, local businesses, languages, recreation preferences, schools etc.