President’s Message

Greetings to the Curling Community!

My name is Fern Conelley and I am the President of the Winfield Curling Club. This is my 3rd year of holding this position and I have been a member of the Curling Club for the past 22 years. During that time, I have held many positions on the board of directors and have volunteered throughout the years within the club.

Throughout the season we host 3 major bonspiels. The Mixed in November, the Ladies in January, the Seniors in February and the Men’s in March. All of these spiels are arranged and managed by a group of hard-working volunteers, the club manager and our ice technician. Participating in these events leads to good curling, good food and good times.

Our curling club would not have the successes it has without our manager Wolf De Smet who works endlessly to ensure the events and leagues all run smoothly. He is an asset to our club brings much experience and knowledge to the organization. We are truly thankful he moved to our community and applied to be our manager. Wolf is always looking to build our membership and promoting our club within the curling community.

If you have not heard it has been said “We have the best ice in the Okanagan Valley”! Thank you to Darren Heath who has been our ice technician for many years. His knowledge and experience shall not go unnoticed.

Now to the Board of Directors and the Membership. These people are the backbone of our club. The many volunteer hours and willingness to assist in any way possible is to be admired. Many members have served on the board, not just for one year but many. Their knowledge and support continually keep this club running to the specifications and regulations of the governing societies, district, and Curl BC. They put in countless hours and are always willing to help out.

As you can see we are a club that is always putting their best foot forward so that the membership can come and enjoy the sport of curling. Whether a beginner or well-seasoned curler please follow us on our website or Facebook to ensure you are aware of all the upcoming and engaging events. Our club is also available for rentals throughout the season and not just for curling. Do you need a meeting place, want to host a party or event please contact Wolf De Smet for further information.

In closing, we have a great club and you are invited to “Play on our Sheets”  any time!