Curling Canada has allocated funds from certain championship events for the purpose of providing financial assistance to the membership of the Curling Canada including Provincial / Territorial Member Associations and affiliated curling facilities.
This funding is known as the Curling Assistance Program (C.A.P.).
C.A.P. targets projects designed to grow the sport at the community level or to assist capital projects critical to the operation and health of the Curling Canada’s membership.
Curling Canada would like to thank the thousands of volunteers who have unselfishly donated their time and energy contributing to the success of our national championships, which ultimately funded this program.
C.A.P. Application Assistance Synopsis
(a list of tips that may come in handy as you prepare your application)
C.A.P. REVIEW TEAM
The Review Team will consist of five reviewers plus Curling Canada Director, Curling Club Development. The Review Team will meet once a year between the application deadline and the announcement of successful applications. Any contact to the Review Team will be made to the Curling Canada Director, Curling Club Development who will act as the Case Manager for this process.
Please direct any questions about the application process to Curling Canada:
C.A.P. Program Director
1660 Vimont Court
Orleans, ON K4A 4J4
Toll free: 1-800-550-2875 x116
Review Committee Members
BRIAN COWAN, BES, MBA, Chartered Director
Brian was elected to the Board of Curl Ontario (now called the Ontario Curling Council) in 1998 as a Director, became Chair in 2002 and held that position until his retirement in 2009. Brian has been active with the Curling Canada National Development Committee since 1999 and has assisted curling associations in the development and implementation of their Strategic Plans. He was on the Board of the Guelph Curling Club for six years as a Director, President and Past President. Having recently retired from an active business life, Brian is involved with Innovation Guelph where he uses his background in marketing, sales, business development and finance to assist new ventures in the commercialization of their products and services. Brian is also active in the community where he is Vice-Chair of Guelph Hydro Incorporated and is a member of the local Planning Board.
Fran has been an active member of the Dixie Curling Club since 1966 where she not only finessed her skills as a player; she also became a Director on their Board (1983-1987) and Club President (1986-87). She coordinated the Dixie’s Junior Program from 1981-1996 and was Host Committee Chair for the Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2007. Fran had a 16-year involvement at the Ontario provincial level of curling (1991-2006) serving as a Director and President of the Ontario Ladies Curling Association, Director and President of Curl Ontario and Director and President of the amalgamated Ontario Curling Association. Besides having competed at national championships, Fran is also a Certified Level II Coach and Level I Official. Fran continued her contribution to curling at the national level of the sport both as a member of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors (2005-2010) and Board Chair (2008-2009). It was during this time that she served as a member of Curling Canada’s International Committee to the World Curling Federation.
MARK INGLIS, MBA, BA
Mark Inglis is principal of York Urbanist and is a recreation planner, urban designer and landscape architect. His work has taken him across Canada and to international assignments for city buildings and parks design. Mark has intimate knowledge of curling club construction and in operations such as business planning, programs, refrigeration and lighting. Some of his projects in recreation have involved advisory services to curling clubs. While his off-hours recreation has been badminton, tennis, squash and hiking, his passion is curling. For over 10 years, he has been instrumental in Junior curling programs and competitions in which his children were involved and he found himself inspired by them to compete himself.
Darrell brings considerable experience to this committee as he has been involved in all areas of the game including player, coach, icemaker, committee volunteer, member of Board of Directors, Club President and until recently as a curling club General Manager. His coaching and instructing has taken him all over the world including Korea, Europe, US and Canada, European and World Championships. Darrell has two points he is especially proud of – introducing curling into Korea (1995) and re-introducing curling to Hungary in 2002. As the club manager for the Lethbridge Curling Club (1997-2010), Darrell was a member of the host committee for three Canadian curling championships and two provincial curling championships. He also chaired the 2008 Canadian Men’s Amateur Golf Championship. Darrell has also been involved in the sport as a facilitator / advisor for the Curling Canada Business of Curling program. Darrell is currently the Competitions & Development Officer for the World Curling Federation.
Andy is president of a large family-owned business in the clothing and footwear industry. He has been a member of The Royal Montreal Curling Club since 1996 and served on the Board of Directors for 8 years. Andy was president of RMCC for 2 years including 2007 when the club celebrated it’s bicentennial. He was chairman of the organizing committee for the Canadian University Curling Championships when it was held at Royal Montreal in 2009. Andy is a past president of the Lower Canada College Alumni Association, past president of the St. Nicholas Antiocian Orthodox Church and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Cedars Home for the Elderly.
Additionally, Curling Canada reserves the right, and your participation in the program implies consent, to share general information about curling facilities or Member Association success stories resulting from a Curling Assistance Program grant. Curling Canada will not, however, divulge financial or personal information connected to these success stories when issuing press releases, web blogs or any other public communication vehicles without prior consent.