On behalf of the Westridge Board of Directors we would like to thank each one of you for a great season of curling and for supporting our local club. We look forward to seeing you again next season. As you are ambassadors of our club, spread the word of curling to others.
We want to share some of our successes and even a few challenges with you. We got some new curlers this year and some that came back to curling after more than 20 years away from the game. So, talk to your neighbors, friends and family about signing up next year. You might not know who was a curler or who might want to get into the game. The more people/teams we get, the more fun the leagues will be. The club saw a number of private function where those present had a great time whether it was their first time or 100th time on the ice.
Congratulations to all the winners of each league. Next year we might be adding a mid-season bonus for the leaders, details to come next season.
Thanks to all the volunteers who put in their time and talent to make everyone's experience that much better. There was a number of functions put on this year from Bonspiels to Tea Days, Wind Up Party and Casinos. It takes a number of volunteers to make all of the events happen so thank you. Thank you to the league reps and those that provide their time and talent to our junior curlers, without you it would be very difficult to run this club.
Thanks to all those who volunteered on our board to try and make it a better club overall. We all try our best to make the club better. Not every time do we make the right decision in the end, but we all try based on the information we have at the time. We are learning from our successes and our challenges. Thanks to all those who helped with the upgrades, we again had many this year. 2016/17 saw upgrades to the viewing area, new rink heaters and now looking at a new compressor and changing the cooling system out. As of today, we still have the old Freon in the system that is being phased out. So as you can see, it was a very busy year.
Thanks to Vern for all his effort with the ice and to Dianne and her team in the lounge, they did a fantastic job this year.
If you are interested in helping out next season let a current board member know. Everyone is invited to help make our club successful. If you have suggestions to help make Westridge even better, please let us know. Check our website for information for the 2017/18 season, AGM and registration night will be the first part of September.
Hope to see you all next season,
Michelle, Vice President
And the entire Board