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2020 TCA AGM Recording

Thank you to all who attended the 2020 TCA AGM.

A recording of the AGM can be accessed via the following link and passcode:

Meeting Recording:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Ga4gVrZNVQejdRCTAxJ97iKho3jIOd5DWRVD-MeKcIzpn5cbOS9C0_huXTzYKr6P.b2cRAwefFHCWeMdk

Passcode: 6r9?UngU 

Here is a link to the TCA 2020 Annual Report

TCA Annual General Meeting 2020

The Toronto Curling Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The meeting will be held on Zoom and will start at 7 p.m.

The meeting is open to curling facility managers, club member representatives, our committee members, special guests and curlers from our TCA member clubs.

Registration is required in advance and may be completed by emailing to TCA Secretary Jackie Deschenes at jackied@oshawagolf.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

AGM Agenda

1.              Call to Order

2.              Report on Credentials 

3.              Approval of Agenda 

4.              Approval of 2019 AGM Minutes

5.              Acknowledgements/Updates

6.              Financial Statements

7.              Championships Update 

8.              WECC Update 

9.              Communications Update 

10.           CurlON Update 

11.           Outstanding Contribution Award Presentation

12.           Election 

13.           Q&A Session 

14.           Adjourn Meeting 

Call for volunteers to join the TCA Board and Committees

As part of our engagement effort, the TCA is looking for individuals who are passionate about curling to join our team of volunteers who serve on our Board and committees. Bring your skills and planning expertise to a team that is driven to achieve results. If you are interested in putting forth a nomination, please email TCA Secretary Jackie Deschenes at jackied@oshawagolf.com.

Outstanding Contribution Award

Does anyone at your club deserve some recognition? Now’s the time to nominate them. 

Once each year, we stop to recognize the many contributions made by those individuals who keep the curling clocks ticking.   

The TCA’s annual Outstanding Contribution Award is awarded to a member of a GTA club for anything from their on-ice accomplishments to their efforts organizing open-competitive club leagues—and everything in between.

Don’t let this season’s good deeds go unnoticed — nominate someone now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCA

Deadline for 2020 submissions is September 1, 2020

Danielle Inglis

President, Toronto Curling Association

647-523-1264

For more information on the TCA’s response to COVID-19, please visit our website at www.torontocurling.com/COVID-19/

TCA Events- Aug 14 Update

TCA Championships and Interclub Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the TCA Business Women and Day Ladies Championships, set to be played in November, have been cancelled.

At this time, the TCA Goldline Youth Championship is full; they have an event plan and will keep monitoring the situation to be sure all restrictions and guidelines are met.  Please check back in atwww.tcayouthchamps.com for more information.

We are continuously monitoring the evolving COVID-19 guidelines from Curling Canada, CurlON and the provincial/municipal health authorities to ensure the viability of running future events safely for all participants, organizers, volunteers, and curling facilities.

The TCA Interclub league is also under review as we strive to provide safe programming for our younger curlers.

We truly appreciate the support of our sponsors, Championship Chairs and committees, as they have been working towards providing a safe return to curling.

Please continue to monitor our COVID-19 page on the TCA website, as we provide regular updates: www.torontocurling.com/COVID-19/.

COVID-19 Update - July 21

TCA News on Safe Return to Curling Regulations and Guidelines

First off, we hope this message is finding everyone well. It’s been a very busy past few months as we have been sorting through a variety of updates and information. I am pleased to share with you an update regarding COVID-19 and the impact on curling at TCA clubs.

· *MOST IMPORTANT** The direction from the federal and provincial government regarding COVID-19 guidelines is being updated daily, so TCA clubs will be adjusting their re-opening strategies accordingly. Please keep checking back with your home club (website and contact info can be found here: https://torontocurling.com/clubs/) and on our website www.torontocurling.com/covid-19 for the most updated information. 

The TCA has been working with each curling facility, as well as CurlON and Curling Canada, to share information about the safe return to curling this fall. I am providing a couple of important updates and clarifications that we encourage you to carefully consider: 

· Many people have been curious about how decisions are made. Once federal and provincial guidelines regarding businesses re-opening are provided, the TCA and TCA clubs are able to react and adapt.

· TCA events and programs are under review and are pending more information provided by the government. We will update you as soon as more information becomes available. 

· Many clubs have been surveying members for their thoughts on returning to curling. These surveys are important to clubs, as they are using this information to guide their decisions on re-opening in the fall. We thank everyone who has taken the time to provide their feedback to their home clubs and encourage you to continue doing so going forward.

· The Return-to-Play Guidelines from CurlON can be accessed here: https://torontocurling.com/covid-19/ It’s also important to note that the Return-to-Play Guidelines set out by CurlON and Curling Canada are not hard and fast rules, but rather a guide on how to re-open safely

· CurlON has a helpful FAQ section that is being updated daily. We encourage you to visit it for the most up-to-date information. The link to it can be accessed here: https://torontocurling.com/covid-19/ 

· Each curling facility has its own unique factors and therefore there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to new rules and regulations that will be in place at each club. Each club will have to decide which approach they will have to take to re-opening based on many factors including physical layout of the curling facility. It is of the utmost importance that you watch for communications from your club on what next season will look like.

· The TCA and TCA club managers continue to meet on a bi-weekly basis to share information, best practices and work together to find a safe return to curling. We thank all TCA club managers for their dedication, thoughtfulness and team spirit in working towards a safe return for curling in Toronto and the GTA.

We will be updating https://torontocurling.com/covid-19/, at minimum, on a weekly basis going forward. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to TCA President Danielle Inglis at danielle.inglis@torontocurling.com.

Sincerely,

Danielle Inglis

TCA President

CurlON COVID-19 Update - July 8

Return to Play Guidelines available from July 6th

CurlON released the Return to Play guidance document on July 6th. The document is very detailed and will guide our sport for the anticipated curling season. CurlON has recorded and distributed the Return to Play Townhall webinar previously scheduled to be presented on July 8th. Townhall webinar meetings scheduled for July 8th were cancelled.

Link to Return-to-Play Townhall webinar

A Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ) document was also distributed on July 8. If you have more questions for CurlON, please email to them using the email. covid@ontcurl.com

More Townhall webinars will be scheduled as required.

Working together we will all achieve the desired results. Looking forward to productive discussions.

Passing of Hugh Murphy, TCA Past President.

It is with incredible sadness that the Toronto Curling Association has learned of the passing of Hugh Murphy. Hugh was a former TCA President and also the recipient of the 2019 TCA Outstanding Achievement Award. 

Hugh was the consummate volunteer over the past 22 years as a member of TCA clubs and put in thousands of hours developing curling in the Greater Toronto area. He was also a past Board Member of the Ontario Curling Association (CurlON).

In particular, Hugh was a strong advocate for youth curling, running the junior program at Oakville for a number of years, chairing the highly successful Optimist bonspiel and coaching several bantam and junior teams. In his time as TCA President, Hugh was instrumental in bringing the outdoor curling to the City of Toronto and for adding the Mixed Doubles to our TCA line up.

Hugh was not only a staple in the curling scene at Oakville C.C. and Mississaugua G&CC, but was also a competitive curler with highlights including competing in the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship with his wife Janet.

We will always remember Hugh’s passion for the game and zest for life.

Our thoughts are with Janet, his children Jestyn and Hale and his extended family and friends.

Hugh Murphy
Mixed Doubles Curling Hugh and Janet Murphy

Outstanding Contribution Award for 2020


Does anyone at your club deserve some recognition? Now’s the time to nominate them.

Once each year, we stop to recognize the many contributions made by those individuals who keep the curling clocks ticking.  

The TCA’s annual Outstanding Contribution Award is awarded to a member of a GTA club for anything from their on-ice accomplishments to their efforts organizing open-competitive club leagues—and everything in between.

We’ve been doing this for years!  (Click here for the proof!) Earl Hushagen won the award in 1973…and the list of award winners is truly impressive.   Don’t let this season’s good deeds go unnoticed — nominate someone now!

Deadline for 2020 submissions is September 1, 2020
The award is presented each fall at the AGM by the TCA.

TCA Outstanding Contribution Award Form

Olympics Deputy Chief Umpire - Michele Gower

Congratulations to the TCA’s Michele Gower, who has been named by the World Curling Federation (WCF) as the Deputy Chief Umpire for the 2022 Olympic curling competition in Beijing!

Please read the WCF’s announcement for this news

WCF Beijing Olympic Officials

COVID-19 Update

The TCA continues to work in partnership with our provincial and national associations as conversations continue about return to play guidelines for this fall season. The TCA will continue to share updates as more information becomes available. 

Please see the links below for COVID-19 resources:

Temporary Wage Subsidy, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) and the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

New TCA Logo Design Contest

Toronto Curling Association 2020 Spring Contest

Are you an enthusiastic curling fan and/or participant?

Does helping an organization illustrate their brand excite you?

Could your creative design skills help promote curling in the GTA?

If so, the Toronto Curling Association (TCA) has an exciting opportunity for you!

We are looking for ideas to help us develop a new logo this fall that better reflects who we are and our mission. You can use your preferred media (original drawing, photography, video, writing) to share your ideas.

Some background about the TCA:

  • The Toronto Curling Association (TCA) is a volunteer organization dedicated to building the health of the sport of curling in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for our generation and the next.
  • Our Mission Statement is to ensure that curling clubs prosper and grow across the GTA.
  • The TCA organizes events and competitions for curlers of all ages, responds to member and public inquiries, and raises funds to support the promotion of curling.
  • There are 24 curling facilities in and around the Greater Toronto Area that are members of the TCA.

Contest period:

The TCA Spring Logo contest will launch on May 8, 2020 and run until June 12, 2020.  All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on June 12, 2020. Entries are to be submitted using the attached entry form. Entries will be accepted from Ontario residents only.

Judging:

A panel of judges representing various TCA member clubs will be selected to judge the entries. Judging will take place from June 15-26, 2020.  The winning entry will be announced by the TCA on June 29, 2020.

Award for winning entry:

The winner will receive $300.

For more information, please contact Melissa Hogg Cunningham at Melissa.hogg@rogers.com.

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