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Fundraising Program to Reduce COVID-19’s Impact on Curling des Collines

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the global economy, including here in Canada. Curling des Collines (CdC) is not immune and is suffering from the negative effects of this pandemic.  Despite the special measures taken to ensure the safety of members, staff and volunteers, CdC had to put the season on hold after only three weeks of activity. The centre remained open for training and practice sessions while waiting for red zone sanctions to be lifted, but despite all their efforts, the last restrictions imposed by authorities in mid-January forced its closure for the rest of the season.

The dedicated Board of Directors (Board) manages the budget of this four-sheet curling centre, with extreme care and thoroughness.  Membership fees are its main source of income, and most of the operational costs consist in paying the loans taken out for its construction since, with the exception of the ice technician, all work is done on a voluntary basis. The first two seasons were quite successful with over 500 members, making it one of the major clubs in Quebec and the National Capital Region. Moreover, it was recognized by Curling Québec, with provincial tournaments slated for March.

The pandemic was a game changer. The season was finally cut short after three weeks, leading to the reimbursement of membership fees. Furthermore, the lack of revenues stemming from the bar, rentals and tournaments resulted in substantial loss. The centre only benefited from a meager Quebec program and was not entitled to other subsidy programs to reduce the loss. Such a loss will inevitably impact the most important Western Quebec curling centre in the long term if the Board does not take action.

To reduce the impact of COVID-19 and ensure the sustainability of the curling centre, the Board is implementing a fundraiser with a goal of raising $100,000. To this day, many members have generously responded to the call by remitting all or part of their membership fee. The rest will be raised by soliciting former members and other interested parties in the Gatineau and Collines de l’Outaouais business communities who deeply care for Curling des Collines and wish to maintain a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of the community.

The whole population’s contribution is being sought. Any amount or sponsoring will be accepted and appreciated. For individuals, a donation to Curling des Collines of $25 or more may give them the right to a tax exemption, as a result of a program negotiated with Sports Québec.  To benefit from this program, donors must complete the Sports Québec Form which is available through the Donations Committee. Tax receipts sent in February 2022 will be applicable to 2021 taxes.  

If you do not want a tax receipt or if you are from business community, please make your check payable to Curling des Collines and mail it to:

Curling des Collines

104 Old Chelsea Road

Chelsea, QC, J9B1J3

You may also make an Interac transfer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and specify that the payment is a COVID-19 donation without receipt.

Curling des Collines has faced many challenges in its journey leading to the construction of the centre, it has enjoyed two great years of operations, and now, thanks to the population’s support, it will overcome this new challenge and be ready to deal with the 2021-2022 season, hopefully with the return of its current and former members, as well as the addition of new members.       

If you have any questions, or need a Donation Form, please contact the Committee by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 819-866-3031 and a member of the Committee will answer you expeditiously.


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104 Old Chelsea Road
Chelsea, QC
J9B 1J3

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Phone: (819) 866-3031

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