As you are all aware, the concern about spread of COVID 19 (Coronavirus) is affecting everyone, perhaps around the entire world. And right now the problem is very close to home.

A number of teams entered in the Goldline City of Ottawa Men’s Bonspiel are travelling from areas where the virus is more prevalent than in Ottawa. In addition a lot of curlers in the bonspiel fit into a higher than normal vulnerable demographic and many have already expressed their concern about participating in the bonspiel. It does not make sense to continue with the event if it puts participants at risk of contracting the virus.

So, it is with deep reluctance and regret that the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association has decided that the Goldline City of Ottawa Men’s Bonspiel will not take place as originally scheduled.

We will be providing full refunds to each team by way of a credit to the credit card that was used to pay the entry fee. However, this may take a week or so to complete so please be patient with us.

We appreciate your understanding and we hope to see everyone back for next year’s bonspiel.

Peter Smith
Events Coordinator
Ottawa Valley Curling Association