Public Invited to Grand Re-Opening of CVRD’s Curling Centre

The public is invited to attend the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) curling centre grand re-opening on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Upgrade work has been taking place since late spring of this year and the facility is opening in time for the curling season.

Project cost of the improvements is $1.9 million, which was given electoral approval. Energy-efficient building, seismic, and mechanical upgrades add an estimated 30 years of life to the facility, and ensure that a multipurpose year round building, with curling as its main focus, is available to the residents of the Comox Valley. Project components include construction of a new slab, a new refrigeration plant and improvements to social areas. Design work was carried out by Bruce Carscadden Architect and construction work performed by Kinetic Construction.

“This project has come in on time as well as under budget, and we share in the excitement that local and visiting curlers have to enjoy a rejuvenated and improved curling facility with all new electrical, mechanical and refrigeration equipment plus an upgraded social area,” said Ken Grant, Comox Valley sports centre commission chair.

The public is welcome to attend the grand re-opening event, which will be held from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. There will be a brief ribbon cutting ceremony followed by the official throw of rocks. Members of the public can take a tour of the building, have some refreshments, and also try their hand at throwing a curling stone. In conjunction with the grand re-opening, the Comox Valley Curling Club will be offering a “learn to curl” clinic on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. – noon and on Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for ages 12 years and up. The cost is $30 per person and pre-registration is required by calling (250) 334-4712. The CVRD’s curling centre is located at the exhibition grounds at 4835 Headquarters Road in Courtenay. 

More information about the facility can be found at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/curlingcentreupgrades and for information about the Comox Valley Curling Club visit www.comoxvalleycurling.com .

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media Contacts:
Darcy Walters
Senior manager of recreation facilities
Tel: 250-334-9622, ext. 242

Robyn Butler
Marketing specialist
Tel: 250-334-9622, ext. 224