Author Archives: Danny Lamoureux (page 16)

Author Archives: Danny Lamoureux

Wrap-around memberships!!!

February 5, 2009

I was asked back in 2005 to do an abbreviated Business of Curling presentation to the United States Curling Association back in 2005 in Bismarck, ND. I met Jon Wilson from the USCA who worked in club development area and he had a couple of terrific examples of new member recruitment that he gave me permission “to steal”.  I’d like to share them with you as they are incredibly good and even better, they work.

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Volunteers, what would we do without them!

January 9, 2009

I am always amazed at the time and commitment contributed by the average Canadian curling club volunteer. While I am not much of a fan of the statement “we’re different”, I am going to use it here anyway because our curling club volunteers really are different!

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Parity in curling leagues and more…

November 5, 2008

I have had a number of e-mails in the last month concerning league set-ups, round robin draw formats, the buzzer / bell / light rule as examples.

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Rising from the ashes… Curling Beausejour

October 7, 2008

It is one of the biggest turnaround stories in Canadian curling. As early as 2000, Curling Beausejour in Moncton was a club that seemed headed for bankruptcy.

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Get Taken Out By Someone You Just Met!

September 7, 2008

This season, I can’t wait to be taken out by someone I just met. Now, I hope that intrigues you a bit because that is the intent of that phrase – to solicit a response. It is that time of year when almost every curling facility in our country begins the fall advertising campaign to promote curling in their building and to attract new customers.

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The Tartan Curling Club – they get it!

August 25, 2008

We have had amazing response from club manager’s and board members about the corporate curling stuff that was in the Business of Curling blog two weeks ago. I have permission to share with you a letter from Scott Comfort, the manager of the Tartan CC in Regina, SK.

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Corporate, charity, group curling – who knew!

August 11, 2008

At a dinner party recently, I was introduced to a friend of a friend who, when she found out I worked in curling, commented that her small group of amateur musicians had decided to try curling as a group activity.

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10 Ways We Can Change The Curling World

June 30, 2008

If you're looking for a way you can impact the Curling World, here's the Top 10 List of Ways We Can Change the Curling World

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Who Said A Cocktail Had To Have A Kick To Be Something Special

June 15, 2008

The food and beverage operation of any curling facility in this country has undergone significant changes in the past decade.

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Qui a dit qu’un cocktail doit être corsé pour être spécial

June 15, 2008

L’exploitation de la nourriture et de la boisson dans n’importe quel centre de curling dans ce pays a subi des changements considérables ces derniers dix ans. Ces changements proviennent de deux tendances importantes hors du contrôle des gérants et des conseils d’administration. Le sont-ils?

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Burlington Announced as Host of the 2010 Canadian Mixed

April 21, 2008

The 2010 Canadian Mixed will be hosted by the Burlington Golf & Country Club in Burlington, Ontario, November 14-21, 2009.

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