Curling clubs continue to be much more than just a facility for recreational sports as proven by the Stayner Curling Club, who have contributed $4000 to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation.
It’s just one example of how facilities province wide go the extra mile for their communities.
The charitable donation was funded through the Foodland Bonspiel – an annual event at the Stayner Curling Club which draws members, new curlers and sponsors from the local region. A combination of sponsor cash, donations, 50/50 draws and entry fees helped to amass the handsome $4000 donation.
“In the modern era of curling in Ontario, curling facilities play a roll greater than just an ice-rink.” says CurlON Executive Director Stephen Chenier. “They’re vibrant communities that hold an incredible amount of weight in their cities and towns.”
“The Stayner Curling Club is a glowing example of what facilities can accomplish when they embrace the skills and leadership of their members,” Chenier continued; “it starts from within.”
Members Jessica Metheral and Cassie Clair are both employed by the Collingwood General Hospital, and when speaking with Ian Adams of The Wasaga Sun/Simcoe.com, were quoted “Since we both work at the hospital, we thought it would be appropriate.”
The Foodland Bonspiel has a varied history of supporting different community initiatives, but the Collingwood General Hospital came up as an immediate recipient of this year’s proceeds.