Dear Capital Winter Club Curlers,

 
The 2018/2019 curling season will be another busy season for the Capital Winter Club.  We are hosting 3 National Championships, 2 Provincial Championships, introducing a new Doubles League, hosting Marc Kennedy for a Fundraising Dinner and Youth Development Camp, welcoming teams from around the world for an International Junior Slam and again welcoming the CFL to the club through the Jake Thomas Celebrity Curling Classic.
 
When the curling season ends, the summer brings with it a lot of other projects. The Fredericton Pickle Ball Association and Fredericton Roller Derby Clubs, make the Capital Winter Club their home. 
 
Our Board and staff completed a strategic plan for the next 3 years.  One of the key outcomes was to rebrand the club and create partnerships within the community. On September 16th we unveiled our new logo.  This logo will complement our traditional coat of arms.
 
As you approach the club you will notice another of this summer’s projects.  The ice shed has been insulated and new siding installed.  This will help us better regulate the temperature better in the shed, and help Joe improve on what is already arguably the best ice in the Maritimes.
 
Last year many great ideas and suggestions came from our Membership survey.  As a result we are venturing into a new partnership with Picaroons, Grimross and Greystone and we will now have 3 craft beers on tap.  We will also have new wines and have made the switch to keurig coffee so it is always fresh for all to enjoy.
 
You will also notice that the Delta has partnered with the club, and has not only sponsored a new Celebration of Champions corner, but also donated a TV and furniture.
 
Many curlers don’t get to see is how busy Sunday’s are at the CWC.  Our Youth Development program is bursting at the seams and this summer a few of our Little Rock’s families wanted to give back to the Club.  They brought in supplies and rearranged the proshop.  It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint, material and a few shelves will do.
 
As you are aware, on August 31st the CWC saw our long time manager Ann Grant retire. Ann will be missed and as a Board, we want to again thank her for her years of dedication to the CWC.  There will be a book set up at the club the first two weeks of the season for any members to sign and write notes of thanks to Ann.  Please make your way to the "Delta Celebration of Champions Corner" and join us in sending Ann our well wishes. 

Moving forward, the Board is presently taking the time to restructure the position of Manager to fit the ever growing demand of our renovated facility and growing sport.  Until a replacement is found, the Board of Directors will continue to oversee the day to day operations of the club.  On a volunteer basis, Board member Jaime Watson will be assuming the administrative duties at the club and David McCafferty will be handling purchasing and accounting.

We are also welcoming UNB, 4th year student, Byron Mullen who is majoring in recreational management to our family.  Byron will be working at the club from 9am to 5pm, learning what it takes to manage a club.  Please take the time to welcome Byron.  As well Alex Sutherland, will be our Guest Services Coordinator.  Alex will be overseeing our functions and bar services.  All of your favorite bartenders are back and so is our Chef Ben.  
 
It is business as usual and I look forward to another fun filled season of curling.

Steven Kelly,
President
Capital Winter Club Board of Directors