Registration now open for 2017 Business of Curling Symposium

By Rebecca Connop Price

Registration is now open for the 2017 Business of Curling Symposium, which will take place from June 2-4, 2017, in beautiful Kelowna, BC.

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The weekend will feature seminars and workshops on variety of topics that are relevant to curling centres across the province. On-ice sessions are also planned in order to facilitate hands-on learning. Planned topics covered on the ice include learning mixed doubles and how to integrate it into your club’s programming, leading a successful adult learn to curl program and building successful junior programs and leagues.

There will also be opportunities to learn about revenue generation for your club including marketing ideas, grant writing and best practices when determining fees and rental rates.

Sessions are also planned targeting club management topics, such as insurance and liquor licensing requirements. A session on hosting provincial and national events is also planned.

Danny Lamoureux, who runs The Business of Curling program at Curling Canada, said: “While many of our Business of Curling sessions are stand-alone presentations and, while they greatly benefit your club’s operations, we strongly encourage you to join us for the entire agenda.”

“The beauty of these multi-day sessions is not necessarily the great information you will glean from our presenters but the priceless networking opportunities and relationships you will experience just by ‘hanging’ around your fellow board and staff members from other clubs. Full participation is the topping on a great weekend.”

The weekend will also feature an opening address from keynote speaker Kathy Henderson, the CEO of Curling Canada. She will talk about how to build the curling brand.

Also on the agenda on Saturday, June 3, is the 2017 Curl BC Awards Banquet, where great volunteers, builders and athletes are recognized.

In addition, Level 1 and 2 Ice Technician courses are planned with the Level 2 starting on May 31 and the Level 1 starting on June 1.

All this content is available for the price of $350 per participant, which includes accommodation based on double occupancy at the Best Western Hotel and Suites in Kelowna.

Discounts apply for more than one delegate per club.


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