Team BC Crowned Travelers Canadian Champions

 

Congratulations to Vic Shimizu, Cody Tanaka, Trevor Bakken and Mark Yodogawa for winning the gold medal at the 2018 Canadian Travelers Club Championship!  The national event was held November 19th-24th in Miramichi, New Brunswick.  Our Richmond team, representing British Columbia, went 6-0 in the round robin play.  They finished first in their pool which gave them the bye into the semi-final where they went on to beat Ontario 5-3.  From there they went on to the gold medal game defeating Nova Scotia with a commanding score of 8-3.

The teams’ record was 8-0 for the week making them the only team in both the women’s and men’s events to go undefeated!  On top of that, Cody Tanaka, who throws last rocks on the team while Vic Shimizu calls the game, was named MVP of the event.

The team won the BC title back in April by winning the BC competition side of the Pacific International Cup held at our club annually.  They also won the PIC final beating the International side winner and becoming the overall 2018 PIC champions.  This is the second year in a row that BC has won the Canadian title at the Travelers on the men’s side (last year, Bart Sawyer’s rink from Nanaimo won), but this is the first time the overall PIC champion has been crowned Canadian champion!  We are proud of these long-standing members of Richmond and we are looking forward to hanging up their Canadian banner in our rafters!

 

 

 

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New General Manager Announcement

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are happy to announce that our new Club Manager, Ken Thiesen will be joining the Richmond Curling Centre on Monday, November 12.  Ken joins RCC with an extensive background in sports and recreation.  Please stop by and introduce yourself to Ken.  Welcome aboard Ken!

 

 

 

 

 

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2018 Annual General Meeting

NOTICE TO MEMBERS & CURLERS

You are ALL invited to our 2018 Annual General Meeting.

To be held on Wednesday, November 7th, in the lounge at the Richmond Curling Centre.  Registration begins at 7pm.

Please come and find out all of the latest on management changes, mandatory refrigeration regulations, areas where volunteer help is needed, and what the future of our building and curling in Richmond holds!

We encourage your input in helping us to improve our curling club and to grow in membership!

We hope to see you all there!

 

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, you can contact Louise Young, Secretary of the Board of Directors at 604-271-8512 or email: louise.young@shaw.ca

 

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thank You Message- To Doug!



On behalf of the staff and the Membership, the Board of Directors wishes to thank Doug Bradley for his 20 years of service to the Richmond Curling Club. We appreciate his dedication and all that he has done to better RCC over the years, making us a proud curling and community facility. The Membership is grateful to Doug for his dedication on and off the ice. We wish Doug well in his future endeavours and send our very best wishes to him and his family, upon entering into this new chapter of his life.
Doug’s official last day was Sept. 8/18. He will continue to graciously assist the club in an unofficial capacity during the interim transition period.

 

 

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Job Opportunity- Facility Coordinator

Join our team at the Richmond Curling Centre for the 2018-2019 Season.

The Richmond Curing Club is a well established active curling club

with 8 sheets of ice and a membership of all ages and abilities in Richmond, BC.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Club Manager or a Club Management Committee the primary

responsibilities are to coordinate:

  • The installation, repairs and maintenance of the ice plant
  • The installation, removal and maintenance of 8 sheets of curling ice from the start of September to the end of April.
  • The maintenance, repairs and installation of the building and all building systems

Responsibilities are for the full year but a flexible and variable schedule depending on the time of year and seasonal nature may be accommodated.

Starting Date:  Immediately

Qualifications:

  • Certified Refrigerator Operator or Fourth Class Power Engineer
  • Ability to work with and take direction from a volunteer Club Management Committee or a Club Manager
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective physical plant and building operating procedures and processes
  • Excellent understanding of all governing regulatory requirements and applicable codes
  • Ability to maintain an inventory of fixed and freestanding equipment
  • Ability to install, maintain and record plant, equipment and building maintenance and repairs
  • Ability to make written report to the Club Manager and/or Club Maintenance Committee of  status of plant, equipment and building
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to supervise and schedule maintenance staff and volunteers
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work shifts and be on call for emergency
  • Experience with ice-making and maintenance including installation and removal
  • Certified Ice Maker would be an asset or willingness to become certified
  • Good understanding of the sport of curling would be an asset

This is a salaried/contract position and will be determined by the skills and knowledge of the successful candidate.

Please reply via e-mail and resume to:

Chris Chute, President

ctchute@shaw.ca

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Business as usual

Dear Curlers, Members, and Community,

We would like to inform you that even though our facility is undergoing a staff transition period, there is still staff in place to continue with business as usual. The General Manager Doug Bradley, and Assistant Manager Kim Dennis are moving on to new endeavours. We are in the process of hiring a new Club Manager for the 2018-2019 season.

We would like to welcome back Kelly Shimizu to her Office Manager role, looking after the proshop, rentals, and leagues. In addition we would like to introduce Theresa MacDonald as the new Bar Manager, and league support. Our Chef Moe Sana and Head Ice Technician Lawrence Layton are also on staff for the upcoming season.

We would like to communicate that any bookings of rentals and events that have been made by senior staff are still scheduled and confirmed, any information about the booking has been made available to the staff taking over. If you have any questions or concerns about a rental booking please contact Kelly Shimizu kelly@richmondcurling.com.

We are doing our best to make this transition period and season start-up as smooth as possible. There are a number of questions coming into the office at this time, so we do ask for your patience in receiving answers to any questions you may have.

We will continue to offer our leagues, ice rentals, event rentals, and catering services to our members and to the community.

Sincerely Yours,

Richmond Curling Centre Staff

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Board Communication August 28th, 2018

Dear Members and Curlers.

 The Richmond Curling Club Board of Directors wishes to inform all Club Members and Club Curlers that both the General Manager and the Office Manager have recently resigned. 

 The office will be staffed by Kelly Shimizu (kelly@richmondcurling.com)  and Theresa MacDonald (theresa@richmondcurling.com) and, in the interim, until a new General Manager is hired and the transition completed the overall management will be undertaken by a Board Management Team. Lawrence Layton will continue to manage and maintain the ice and building as before and Moe Sana will continue with the food and catering services.

 The facility has passed all the Technical Safety BC plant requirements and the Board of Directors is undertaking a search for a new General Manager that will encompass the technical and administrative knowledge and experience required to manage the facility,  programs and services going forward.  

 League play will start as expected with no changes impacting on play.

 

 Richmond Curling Club Board of Directors

Chris Chute, President
ctchute@shaw.ca

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Club Manager Position Available

 

RCC Club Manager

 

 

 

 

The Richmond Curling Centre Club Manager Roles & Expectations

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Club Manager’s primary responsibilities are to manage the daily operations of the Club including membership services, administration and staffing, advertising and communications, fundraising, facility rentals, leagues and bonspiels.

Responsibilities are for the full year, however, a flexible and variable schedule is often required depending on the time of year.

Start Date: Immediately

Key Qualifications:

  • Business or non-profit management experience with leadership skills in customer and/or member-focused organizations
  • Experience with establishing and maintaining effective operating procedures and processes including: strategic planning, building operations, programs, administrative, financial management, and membership growth.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with innovative ideas and the ability to motivate others
  • Ability to recruit, supervise, schedule and evaluate staff and volunteers
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Good understanding of the sport of curling
  • Experience managing volunteer resources
  • Ability to work with and take direction from a Board of Directors
  • Certified Refrigerator Operator (RO) or Class 4 Power Engineer (or an interest in working towards such certifications) would be an asset
  • Experience with ice-making and building management would also be an asset.

This is currently a salaried position (contract may be considered depending on the applicant).

Please provide a cover letter and resume to the attention of:

Chris Chute, President
ctchute@shaw.ca

 

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General Manager Retires

The Richmond Curling Centre would like to thank our General Manager Doug Bradley for his 20 years of dedication and service to our facility, members, community, and sport. His commitment to promoting our club, providing access to our sport, and shaping our role in the community is the legacy that he leaves behind. From all of the staff, members, and volunteers we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

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