When you enter the Golden Curling Club this year you will notice a new ceiling and more energy efficient lights which have been installed in the facility.
The project started a few years ago when members of BC power smart group did a walk though at the facility and recommended the new lights which would save the club money over time.
The group of volunteers who run the club also realized that the ceiling itself was in dire need of repairs when paint was flaking off and falling on the ice.
The club applied for a grant through the Columbia Basin Grant who ended up helping the club out with a $28,000 grant.
“When something like this comes up with the Columbia Basin Trust where we can do the work that is needed to the building it is a great thing,” said club member David Wachna.
As of August 30 the work on the ceiling and lighting was completed and plans have started to have a kickoff to the new season on October 17. A registration night will be held on October 6 at 7 p.m. at the curling club for people interested in curling this year. This year will see some great events at the club including a funspiel on the Grey Cup weekend and an open bonspiel which is going to held in February.
The board members from the club wished to thank the CBT. A statement released to the Star partially read, “The Golden curling Club gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Columbia Basin Trust which delivers social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin.”
The group also wished to thank Darcy Monchak and Ron Oszust who worked diligently with the club to help them get the grant.
The Golden Curling club is the oldest curling club in British Columbia dating back to 1894.