The issue of working relationships between the CCA and the OCA surfaced this past week when at least two of our member clubs received letters from Patricia Roy, Chief Operating Officer of the CCA advising that ".....OCA member clubs are not eligible to be part of the CCA’s Club Development Fund until the OCA is back in good standing. ……..“.
Greg Stremlaw, CEO of the Canadian Curling Association, responded to questions posted by Elaine Brimicombe (President, OVCA) regarding the CCA decision with "I can confirm that the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) did pass a motion declaring that the Ontario Curling Association is a Member not in good standing with the CCA. This comes as a result of an ongoing investigation into recent conduct of the OCA, and is compliant with CCA By-Laws that were approved by the Member Associations. The investigation continues, and no further comment on the findings will be made until the completion of the investigation.
To your other point, one of the very many privileges of the CCA, as the sole governing body for the sport in Canada, is the Club Development Fund.
Unfortunately, this privilege is also one that has been suspended until the OCA is placed back in good standing."
We understand that competitions are not currently impacted by this motion. Further we understand that the OCA is taking the matter seriously and will be meeting this coming weekend. The OVCA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.