A Winnipeg curling club is closing up after 95 years in the community.
The operators of Victoria Curling Club on William Avenue say that although they own their building and land, don’t have any debt and still have money in the bank, the reality of debt isn’t far off.
VCC president John Muir says based on their current and projected membership numbers, they wouldn’t be able to sustain themselves beyond another season.
“With no loans or line of credit available, we couldn’t operate in good conscience next season knowing we might not have the cash flow to operate the entire season, or that any kind of expense,” Muir said. “An ice plant failure, an ice house heater failure, or a blown club house furnace would surely shutter the club mid season.”
The club’s assets will be donated to a non-profit group or registered charity, as per its constitution.