What does the future of curling look like in Quebec? The best way to predict the future is to create it ourselves! Don’t miss this incredible club development opportunity! Presented by Curling Quebec in collaboration with Curling Canada, this content-packed weekend event will be very beneficial for all board members, club managers and anyone with an interest in developing our sport. Together we will explore innovative ways to ensure that your curling club is reaching its full potential and is evolving with our ever-changing society.

The weekend will kick off with an innovation fair on Friday night from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. This will be a great networking opportunity, where club representatives will be asked to give a short presentation (max 2 minutes) explaining one of the unique things that their club does. This could be an initiation activity, a recruitment event, a summer revenue generating idea, etc. A panel of judges will be on site to vote for the best ideas. Prizes will be awarded to the top three clubs.

The official programming is still being finalized for the rest of the weekend, but you can expect to hear presentations about finances and risk management, membership recruitment and retention, women in curling, marketing and much more! Further details will be announced as we lead up to the event.

This opportunity is available for only $125 ($150 after February 29th) plus applicable taxes. Your registration includes hors d’oeuvres on Friday night, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks on Saturday, as well as a continental breakfast and snacks on Sunday.

All presentations will be given in French, however we’ll be happy to answer any questions in English throughout the weekend.

You can register easily online by completing the short registration form available here:

For more information, please contact Alanna Routledge: alanna.routledge@curling-quebec.qc.ca

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved for Symposium participants at the Comfort Inn Pointe-Claire for the price of $189 + taxes per night (required to book for both Friday and Saturday night). The group rate is valid until March 25th. Reservations can be made:

By phone: 514-697-6210 (Please mention the group name “Curling Québec”)
On the website: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/VX03T6
By email: cn334reception@sunraygroup.ca (Please mention the group name “Curling Québec”)

Speakers

Guy Hemmings : Ambassador of the sport, multiple provincial men’s champion, two-time Brier finalist, shares his love for the game by commentating for RDS. Guy will be presenting on two topics during the symposium:

    • Understanding the successful journey one takes from discovery to loyal, long-time participant and optimizing this pathway for others to follow.
    • Understanding the difference between price and value which is essential to the success of a club.

 

Sylvie Béliveau is the Director of Gender Equity in Sport at Égale Action. Égale Action’s mission is to make the Quebec sports system fair AND egalitarian for girls and women and to support them in developing their full potential.

How do we deal with the imbalanced numbers of men vs women in curling? What can we do to recruit more women? We’ll explore many possibilities together with the help of the results from scientific research projects performed by Égale Action and Lab PROFEMS.

Audrée Dufresne is a lawyer and partner at Cain-Lamarre, and advises employers in labor relations, governance, crisis management and compliance. She also has over 20 years of curling experience and is a valuable member to Curling Quebec’s Board of Directors.

Together, we have the power to shape the future of curling in Quebec. Now is the time to pause and think, embrace change, and embark on a continuous journey of what needs to be done to grow curling.