Huntley Curling Club is a proud member of the community and the sport community. We understand the importance that sport plays in Canadian society, it brings neighbours and community together in so many different ways. It’s a community that supports each other, win, lose or draw. A community that gives back and a community that supports sponsors and donors.
As a community club, HCC offers competitive, recreational and social curling programs for all ages and abilities. We strive to deliver programs that have no barriers to participation. In doing so, we adhere to the Sport for Life philosophy. Our Learn to Curl program introduces the sport to new participants and teaches fundamentals to all. As a persons’ confidence and abilities progress there is both a competitive pathway that leads towards Olympic level sport as well as an Active for Life pathway to enjoy our sport for decades.
While we have many champions at the club, our membership consists primarily of community members who understand the importance of healthy living. Thereby dramatically reducing rates of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, speeding recovery from acute illness or injury and delaying the onset of dementia.
The dollars spent in support of community sport and physical activity represent a strategic investment in the health and wellness of Canadians. Having a more active population with relatively modest levels of physical fitness represents potentially billions of dollars in savings to our healthcare system. Many of the health benefits from physical activity begin to accumulate with as little as two 30-minute bouts of exercise per week (Bolandzadeh et al., 2015). It has also been shown that active people are happier and healthier people (Blumenthal, 2007) and they suffer less depression and mental illness, and they are more resilient and resistant to disease. Sport and Recreation is critical, especially during a pandemic, and we look forward to seeing everyone back at the club later this year.
To achieve our Active for Life vision requires strategic investments in both human resources and facility. HCC has an extensive facility management plan that includes property, plant and equipment. Our Play if Forward Fundraising Campaign is key to providing our community with a safe and accessible facility to train, compete, enjoy recreational programs and socialize for years to come.