Good Day to you East Hants Thursday curlers.
I hope your summer has gone extremely well and you were able to travel, camping, family and generally are having a good time decompressing with a tea, coffee, glass of your favourite vino: homemade or store variety, beer, rum and pepsi, etc, etc. EHCA BOD's wanted to get you back in the curling frame of mind and thinking of your next draw to the button.
The following are milestones dates for East Hants Curling Association. August - Date to be determined - First meeting of Board of Directors to kick off year.
15 September - Registration at the East Hants Sportsplex - 7 to 9 PM (full payment via cash or cheque, highly preferred)
6 October - First day of curling
20 October - Annual General Meeting following evening curling league game
5 November - Saturday - Community Curling Day 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM - OPI is Louise Parker and she will need your assistance. Plan to play a game or two that day and to enjoy the events. Cost $2,250.00 and EHCA are working on sponsorships.
19 November - Saturday - Annual EHCA Auction - Shooters Bar and Grill Enfield - Terry Isenor/Lawrence Williams coordinating and will need assistance with evening event. Reminder: obtain items for auction if you are able.
This year EHCA and East Hants Youth Links will be offering FREE curling for up to 40 local youth under a Sport Nova Scotia grant received for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. EHCA received a grant of $14,474.78 and the funds are allocated to pay for ice time, 40 brooms and 20 pair of shoes. East Hants Youth Links will be coordinating registration.
Registration will be completed on 15 September at the East Hants Sportsplex.
EHCA's one and only John Csutorka, past President and Secretary, moved to the Moncton, New Brunswick area and he was a very strong contributor: scheduling, standings, web page, jack of all trades, freezer, carts, and other repairs he unceremoniously completed to keep the game alive and well. John is and will be missed greatly!
Remember, it takes a TEAM EFFORT to make curling a fun, exciting, a good experience and as such the Board Of Directors is always in need of help. Think of joining: honestly not a lot of work if the old saying is applied: many hands make for light work.
EHCA forwarded a letter on 5 July 2022 to East Hants Municipal Council, MP Kody Blois and MLA John MacDonald to request putting forward a funding proposal to Canada's Green and Inclusive Building (GICB) Program for the funding and construction of a new Multi-purpose Curling Facility attached to the EH Sportsplex. Watch the EHM Council Meetings agenda and talk to your District Councilor about supporting the EHCA initiative. More to follow.
HURRY HARD and looking forward to throwing stones at and with you in OCTOBER 2022.
Harold MacNeil, President, EHCA