The sport of curling in Iroquois Falls could be swept through the house into history even before this season starts.
The future of the Iroquois Falls Curling Club is hanging in the balance. The results of an online survey could decide whether it will stay in existence.
Club president Dude Giguère says the membership has dropped below 80 curlers. The club depends on membership fees and operates totally on a volunteer basis – there are no salaries.
“We’re just trying to get a general idea of how many people are interested in maybe curling and what they would like to see done at the curling club,” he says, “if we get the go-ahead to have curling in Iroquois Falls again this year.”
Despite maintaining an optimistic outlook, Giguère admits that the club’s future is in doubt.
“Yes it is,” he agrees. “It’s hard as a non-profit organization to be able to provide curling if the numbers ain’t there.
Giguère adds that you can only run a deficit for so long, while trying to cover the costs of running the club.
You can indicate your interest in curling by responding to the survey on the club’s Facebook page by September 15th. The club executive will make a final decision later in the fall.