One way to recognize the contribution your volunteers make is through the Ken Thain Award. Ken was a very fine curler in his own right, and curled competitively out of the Granite Curling Club. In 1977, he took on the role of Secretary Manager of the OVCA. He was very well respected and considered quite firm but fair. Quite organized, he conducted the Association’s business efficiently and effectively. Ken was someone you could always turn to for an answer.
It has been ten years since the last Ken Thain award was presented. The OVCA board of directors would resurrect the award and present it at the OVCA Annual General Meeting, to be held at the RA Centre on September 16, 2013. For more information, go to the President's Newsletter or to the Ken Thain Award.
Last August, we started a series of web pages indicating which clubs had ice available for the 2012-13 season. Given the hits on those particular sites, it was useful to curlers looking for opportunities. So, when your club has worked out it's ice allocation for 2013-2014 and identified such opportunities, please contact the OVCA webmaster.