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Curl BC hosting Professional Development sessions this Sunday

The Curl BC AGM is this Sunday June 17. Prior to the AGM, Curl BC will be hosting two Professional Development sessions, one on Curling I/O and one on Enhancing Club Safety.

Both sessions will be taking place at Fortius Sport & Health at 3713 Kensington Ave., Burnaby in the Forum on the second floor (opposite the Curl BC office). If you would like to attend one or both of the sessions, please email Lindsay at lshannon@curlbc.ca or Melissa at msim@curlbc.ca

Curling I/O
Sunday June 17, 9:00-9:45am 

Led by Curl BC Member Services Manager Melissa Sim, this session will introduce and show how Curling I/O works. Curling I/O was designed by Curling Canada to help curling centres automate their registration system and provide more and better information about their clientele. There will be opportunities to ask questions.

Enhancing Club Safety
Sunday June 17, 10:00am-12:00pm
With John Marcellus and Ian Welle

After the fatal Fernie ice rink ammonia leak, Technical Safety BC and WorkSafe BC launched inspections of all ammonia facilities throughout the province to prevent a comparable incident from happening again. Many curling clubs are struggling to meet obligations arising out of the inspection reports issued by either Technical Safety BC and/or WorkSafe BC. Although the inspections were targeted at ammonia refrigeration facilities, all clubs will benefit from the discussion on how we can create the safest working environment for our ice techs, club managers and volunteers and the safest playing facility for our members.

John Marcellus has worked in various roles throughout his career, which began in construction and evolved into Public Works and eventually the Recreation and Parks industry. Graduating from Lethbridge Community College, he has worked as a Director of Operations and is presently the Superintendent of Arena Services for the Regional District of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. He is the President of the Recreational Facilities Association of BC which represents a number of facilities, plant owners, operators and stakeholders in the province. In this role he has been active in advocating and communicating with a number of agencies that address the changes, issues and opportunities that recreation facility professionals are challenged with today.

Being born and raised on Vancouver Island has not stopped Ian Welle from working around the globe. Having worked on and managed projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, Ian has honed his skills by engineering products for the mining, biomedical, robotic, and mostly recently the green refrigeration industry. Ian has taken his passion for the planet and worked on designing green refrigeration systems which provide 100% heat recovery for facilities. In the last year, Ian has spent a lot of time working hand in hand with both Technical Safety BC and WorkSafe BC to design new energy efficiency facilities with low GWP refrigerants, and upgraded existing ammonia facilities to ensure long term viable refrigeration plant operation.

The AGM will follow the above Professional Development sessions at 1:00pm. Please register for the AGM here: https://curlbc.wufoo.eu/forms/s1aroxnx1mz3oub/ If you cannot attend in person, you can listen in and vote electronically.

If you will be voting for your club at the AGM and you are not your club’s president, please have the president sign the 2018 Curl BC AGM Vote Designation form (https://www.curlbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Curl-BC-AGM-Vote-Designation.pdf) and return the signed form via email to lshannon@curlbc.ca by June 17, 2018, at 1:00pm

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