Oliver Curling Club - Oliver, British Columbia
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N 49° 11.044 W 119° 32.562
11U E 314715 N 5451029
Quick Description: Oliver Curling Club is home in the Eastlink Curling Centre at 735 McKinney Road.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/8/2020 6:12:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM12YKF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:

"HISTORY OF THE OLIVER CURLING CLUB
On October 29, 1970 the Oliver Curling Club was officially opened. Curling had begun several weeks earlier, but “just for the record” they cut a ribbon and invited dignitaries from neighbouring curling clubs to formally mark the opening of the four sheet ice surface. And a bonspiel in progress, complete with visitors from all over the Okanagan gave it a kind of “crowning glory” moment.

The new $85,000.00 building didn’t just “happen”. Many people put in much volunteer time and money under the persistent and confident leadership of the first president, Eric Bastian and his entire curling board.

The rink was officially “born” at a meeting in the summer of 1968 when a committee of about 10 ardent curlers decided to go ahead and sell debentures. Volunteers spent hundreds of hours doing the labour and businesses provided free service or materials. Bill Seidler was the building contractor and made sure the job was properly done.

In 1993 the club went high tech into a geothermal thermal system which drastically cut power bills saving the members much money.

In 2005 a large grant was received from the government to help install Olympic size ice. A major renovation took place within the building restructuring much of the downstairs and upstairs."
Source: Oliver Curling Club


OLIVER CURLING CLUB
COMMEMORATES THE FOUNDING
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
OFFICIALLY OPENED IN
DECEMBER 1970
BY
PRESIDENT EPIC BASTIAN
WITH EXECUTIVE MEMBERS:
VICE-PRESIDENT DICK GOODALL
SECRETARY STU MOULD
TREASURER DAVE FRANCIS -
-DIRECTORS -
BILL ANDREWS
ALEX BAUDER
ROY BECKER
RON D'ANDREA
FRED FRITZ
ED RUCK

WE REMEMBER THE MANY VOLUNTEERS
THAT BUILT THE CURLING FACILITY. AND
TODAY WE CONTINUE TO SALUTE THE MANY
VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE HELPED ALONG THE WAY.

Transcribed from plaque

The plaque is located in the main lobby of the Oliver Community Centre.

The Oliver Curling Club celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2020. As best as I can determine their are four sheets of ice. Curlers are welcome at any skill level or even first time curlers are welcome. The club offers lessons, and a variety of leagues

Curing Clubs throughout British Columbia are celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Curling BC.

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Hours of Operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 6:00 AM

Public or Private Access: Public

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