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Business of Curling

The Business of Curling Program was developed and designed by Curling Canada. The purpose is to support curling centres and their business operation best practices and procedures. As our environment constantly evolves so must our startegies and operations to meet the demands of our curlers and communities.

Curl BC offers a variety of Business of Curling development opportunities for member facilities including:

  • Virtual Sessions
  • In-Person Symposiums
  • Individual support
    • Grant Writing
    • Fundraising Strategies
    • Strategic Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Bylaw Review
    • Governance
  • Resources

Anyone with any questions about Business of Curling opportunities can contact Curl BC Member Services Manager Kim Dennis at

Lunchbox Bites

Our Future Curlers- The Importance of Data Collection

In this session participants will learn about “Our Future Curlers” and how data collection influences the decisions, services, and programs in our curling facilities.

Presenter: Oksana Kishchuk ~ Director of Strategy & Insights at Abacus Data

Oksana works in the market research industry for clients in a variety of sectors including sport, tourism, generational change, and member & stakeholder relations. Oksana believes in the value of data and research to concretely measure the world around us, and bring sense to things that seem less concrete like perceptions, behaviours and actions. Now based in Ottawa, Oksana was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she grew up in a curling family.

  • June 14th 11:30am (PST)
  • Contact Kim Dennis for access to the presentation

Legal Issues In Curling

This session will focus on waivers, off season facility use, website photos, and open disucssion.

Presenter: Steve Indig of Sport Law

Steve Indig, BRec, LLB, began his career with Sport Law in 2003, immediately after being called to the bar as a lawyer. Steve has had the opportunity to work with over 650 national, provincial, and local sport organizations providing consulting and legal services related to governance, employment, contracts, policies, disputes, and privacy. He is a regular guest speaker and presenter at AGMs, conferences, and workshops, and also acts as a mediator and adjudicator.

  • June 21st 10:30am (PST)
  • Contact Kim Dennis for access to the presentation

Leading the Way: LGBTQI2S Inclusion in Sport

Presenter: Canadian Women in Sport

This workshop provides attendees with the opportunity to understand what LGBTQphobia is and how it can hurt their organization.

This workshop provides sport leaders, including coaches, athletes, officials, with the opportunity to understand what LGBTQphobia is and how it can hurt their organization. From understanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and two spirit (LGBTQI2S) language and dealing with sensitive issues such as same-sex relationships amongst teammates, to reviewing policies and practices to ensure they are equitable, this session allows for an open and honest conversation about LGBTQphobia and the important role sport leaders, including coaches, can play in making sport more accepting of sexual and gender diversity.

  • June 22nd 10:00am- 11:30am (PST)

Strategic Planning

This will be a series of 3 live sessions going through the strategic planning framework and action planning. Staff and board members are encouraged to attend these sessions to update a current plan or create a new one. Breakout rooms will be used to give facilitated working time to build on the presented content. Summary notes of each session will be available, these sessions will not be recorded.

Facilitator: Cindy Piva of Thrive Business Strategies

Cindy Piva is the owner and founder of Thrive Business Strategies, and works with successful Business Owners, CEO’s, and Company leaders to help the CEO’s who are motivated to grow their business,  blaze a path to greater success, work more On their business than In, overcome barriers to growth, make their company more valuable, and enjoy their business and their life.


Date and Facilitator: to be announced

Member Facility Support

Member Facilities can request individual organizational support from Jack Bowman a Curling Canada Business of Curling Facilitator. Curl BC covers the honorariums for organization’s engaging and utilizing Jack’s services.

These services include:

  • Grant Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising Strategies
  • Risk Management
  • Governance
  • and more

Contact Jack Bowman for more information via email

BC In-Person Symposium 2023

The Business of Curling Symposium is a professional development and networking conference for representatives of curling clubs.

The Symposium is an ideal setting to:

  • share ideas and network with other curling centre managers, volunteers, members and board of director representatives
  • find out the newest trends in curling centre management, program deliverables, communication styles and more

2023 Business Of Curling Symposium

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    • Conference Package
    • Resource Material
    • Meals
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