Dear curlers of Québec,
I hope you and your loved ones are keeping well and remain in good health.
The 2019-2020 season ended abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Significant events, both for Curling Québec and Curling Canada, are postponed indefinitely or cancelled from several club calendars, a situation which has affected many among you. Some clubs in our province are facing a revenue loss that may have a significant impact on their future. I want to emphasize that you can count on the full support and cooperation of the Curling Québec team at this difficult time. Our current priority is to keep you informed of all possible solutions that may be of help in the near future. We are in constant contact with our provincial and national partners, and we are carefully examining all announcements emerging at this time from provincial and federal government bodies concerning funding and stimulus packages.
In parallel, we have chosen a positive and proactive approach to this crisis as we move forward in the planning for a complete 2020-2021 season. Our team is working together with the Boards of clubs and regional associations alike over the coming weeks to complete this objective. All relevant information concerning competition calendars, schedules, regulation, training workshops, etc., will be published as it becomes available to ensure you can adequately plan ahead.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation for the numerous initiatives that have sprung up by many of you recently. Podcasts, online leagues and tournaments, fundraising, blogs, etc.: now more than ever, standing together in solidarity with each other and coming together for curling, is paramount.
On a personal note, I secretly still hoped to throw a few rocks this year even though my gear has remained in my bag. I took it all out one last time today, before storing it away for the summer, and I threw the last rocks in my living room with the two best sweepers in the world 😉 We encourage you to share with us the photos of your last rocks with the hashtag
Please follow government measures, stay safe, and we hope to see you all back on the ice real soon.
To read the complete letter, in French only, please click here.