Contrary to some rumours that have circulated this week, a final decision regarding the status of the curling club component of the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club has not yet been made.
“We had an information session where we shared the state that the sport is in, but there is follow-up to be had to ensure all are informed,” noted Idylwylde General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Tom Arnott via text correspondence on Wednesday. “Then it will go to a vote of the shareholders, most likely in August.”
Arnott had previously confirmed that legwork had been done to examine the on-going viability of the curling component of the historical club, which would include an investigation of alternative uses of that particular section of the venue.
In the end, he has noted that this is all part and parcel of ensuring that a financially responsible approach is taken to the overall operation of the club, and that members are provided all of the relevant information in order to make the necessary decisions.
While the Idylwylde has been home to countless curling success stories over the years, the more recent past has seen their programs produce an absolute bevy of junior curling champions, most notably, many of whom continue to be showcased in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Tim Hortons Brier, or a variety of other national playdowns.