Initiatives and Funding

Since 1999, the NACCS has supported the following initiatives and Funding:

      1. ACF Executive Director Funding – Total funding: $102,000 (three-year funding 2000-2002)
        Funding Conditions: The ACF Executive Director to carry out his/her duties that includes the following:
        a)   Pursue prudent business opportunities to develop revenue streams that will ensure sufficient funding for the continuation of the Executive Director position after August 2002,
        b)   Champion the “Business of Curling” program and assist ACF Member Associations in the organization, promotion and operation of the initiative and,
        c)   The ACF executive director continually searches for and reviews opportunities to reduce operating costs for the ACF and its Member Associations.
      1. NACA – Total funding $35,542 (2000/01)
        a)   Re-design of the NACA website.
        b)   Funding for the 2000 Medicine Hat Provincial Men’s television coverage loss.
        c)   Subsidy to the NACA club’s for CCA affiliation fees to offset the CCA increase.
      1. NACA – Communication Grant – Total funding $89,050 ($48,000 2001/02) + ($41,050 2002/03)
        Funding Conditions: Assist the NACA with the delivery of services and development and maintenance of the NACA Handbook, Curling News, Incentive Program, Website and Club visits.
      1. Kevin Martin Curling Academy (KMCA) – Total funding $16,167.84 (2000)
        In 2000, the NACCS partnered with the KMCA.  Funding costs included video analysis equipment, promotional materials, camera and tripod, videotapes, insurance, etc.The investment into the KMCA was intended to provide instruction and video analysis for all levels of curlers, recreational or competitive using it as a revenue stream.  Unfortunately, there was little interest and the program was cancelled and the assets sold back to KMCA.
      1. Curling Rock Investment – $15,179.59 Profit
        In 2001 the NACCS purchased 10 sheets of used rocks.  Through rental and sale of the rocks, the NACCS made a profit of $15,179.59.
      1. NACA – Technical Development – Total funding $4,000 (2002/03)
        Funding for the technical development courses that the NACA provides (coaches/instructors, officials and ice technicians).
      1. Scot Tour – Strathcona Cup 2003 Competition – Transportation Grant$700
        Under the auspices of the Canadian Curling Association and the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, fourteen men’s teams from Scotland curled across Canada in January 2003.  This competition is one of, if not the oldest, international curling competitions in the world and 2003 was the 100th anniversary of Scotland’s first curling visit to Canada.  The Thistle Curling Club hosted the Western contingent of these Scottish teams (7 teams).
      1. 2005 Brier Start-Up Costs – $2100
        Meeting expenses, laptop, trip to the 2003 Winnipeg Worlds to meet the Canadian Curling Association.

2005 BRIER FUNDS DISTRIBUTION:

1.   Canadian Curling Association $967,802
2.   Athletes Assistance Fund $177,047
3.   Domestic Development Fund $315,107
4.   Alberta Curling Federation $219,450
5.   Northern Alberta Curling Association $204,250
6.   Hector Gervais Scholarship Fund
– Silent Auction & Other
– Brier Profit
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$  15,000
$  41,000
7.   Sandra Schmirler Foundation $  53,155.25
8.   NACCS Legacy Fund $490,200
9.   42 NACA Curling Clubs 50/50 Ticket Sales $145,875

 

      1. Purchase of Electronic Handles – $75,407.02 (December 2005)
        These handles were purchased from funds raised at the NACCS casino that was held in September, 2004.
        Electronic Handles have been acquired to be used at Alberta Provincial Championships, to allow Alberta’s competitors to become accustomed to playing with electronic handles that are used in National and World Championships.  Electronic Handles will make for a more professional event and reduce the number of volunteer officials required while eliminating subjective hog line violation calls.
      1. 50/50 Proceeds from the Brier
        The NACCS applied for and received approval to operate the 50/50 raffle for each of the curling draws at the 2005 Brier.
        Net proceeds from this raffle were to be divided up equally among the curling clubs in Northern Alberta who chose to provide volunteers for 50/50 and program sales in conjunction with the Brier Committee.
        The total proceeds split among the 42 participating clubs was $145,875 which came to $3,473 per curling club.

2007 WORLD MENS CHAMPIONSHIP FUNDS DISTRIBUTION:

1. Canadian Curling Association $268,272
2. World Curling Federation $268,272
3. Alberta Curling Federation $  84,805
4. Northern Alberta Curling Association $  96,636
5. Hector Gervais Scholarship Fund $  19,327
6. Canada Revenue Agency $123,799
7. 51 NACA Curling Clubs 50/50 Ticket Sales $130,560
8. NACCS Legacy Fund $  88,800

 

      1. World Senior Championships
        The Thistle Curling Club applied for and received approval to host the 2007 World Senior Curling Championships for both Men and Women money and requests assistance from the Northern Alberta Curling Championship Society (NACCS) for seed money and a grant to host this event.  NACCS agreed to provide a total of $22,500 in funds to the Thistle Curling Club.  $7,500 as a grant and $15,000 as seed funds – to be repaid from profits from this event.
      1. 50/50 Proceeds from 2007 Worlds
        The total proceeds split among 51 participating curling clubs was $130,560 which came to $2,560 per curling club.

2009 OLYMPIC TRIALS FUNDS DISTRIBUTION:

1. Canadian Curling Association $1,580,670
2. Athletes Assistance Fund $   167,536
3. Domestic Development Fund/Olympic Curling Fund $   100,000
4. Alberta Curling Federation $   161,267
5. Northern Alberta Curling Association $     96,778
6. Hector Gervais Scholarship Fund $     16,129
7. City of Edmonton $   200,000
8. 65 NACA Curling Clubs 50/50 Ticket Sales $   124,542
9. NACCS Legacy Fund $   235,503

 

      1. 50/50 Proceeds from 2009 Olympic Trials
        The total proceeds split among 65 participating curling clubs was $135,395 which came to $2,083 per curling club.  The NACCS incurred operating costs of $10,853 to run this 50/50 project.
      1. Utility Grants
        All curling clubs in the NACA were eligible to apply for utility grants up to $850 in the year 2008.
        68 clubs applied for a total of $54,400.
      1. Saville Centre Junior Rock Storage
        The Saville Centre applied for and received a $6,000 grant to assist in their junior rock storage facility.
      1. Canada Revenue Agency
        A GST bill of $123,799 from the Canada Revenue Agency for events held in Edmonton prior to and including 2007 was assessed and paid by the NACCS Legacy Fund.
      1. Sep 1, 2010 – Aug 31, 2011 Approved Funding
        – Chiller for Hay Lakes Curling Club ($4,810)
        – University of Alberta Team Uniforms for 4 teams ($3,626)
        – Two curling kits for the Continental Cup ($1,121)
        – Junior curling equipment for various clubs ($5,881)
        – Business of Curling Symposium ($5,253)
      1. Sep 1, 2011 – Aug 31, 2012 Approved Funding
        – Junior curling equipment for various clubs ($12,000)
        – Course fees for Coaching/Instructing Courses for various clubs ($10,000)
        – Advertising/Marketing grant ($15,000)
      1. Sep 1, 2012 – Aug 31, 2013 Approved Funding
        – Junior curling equipment for various clubs ($9,244.70)
        – Course fees for coaches & instructors for various clubs ($8,585.00)
        – Deaf Curling ($1,500.00)
        – Club Advertising grant ($10,452.75)
        – NACA Provincial Team grants ($17,500.00)
      1. Sep 1, 2013 – Aug 31, 2014 Approved Funding
        – Junior curling equipment for various clubs ($5985.00)
        – Course fees for coaches & instructors for various clubs ($6702.60)
        – Curling Club Facility Study ($18,000.00)
        – NACA Provincial Team grants ($16,500.00)
        – Junior Clinic ($2050.00)
      1. Sep 1, 2014 – Aug 31, 2015 Approved Funding
        – Junior curling equipment for various clubs ($13962.45)
        – Course fees for coaches & instructors for various clubs ($7750.00)
        – Misc. – e.g. Rocks & Rings set for special needs group, timing devices (1127.70)
        – NACA Provincial Team grants ($17,500.00)
      1. Sep 1, 2015 – Aug 31, 2016 Approved Funding
        – Junior curling equipment for various clubs ($8860.74)
        – Course fees for coaches & instructors for various clubs ($1325.00)
        – NACA Provincial Team grants ($17,000.00)
      1. Sep 1, 2016 – Aug 31, 2017 Approved Funding
        – 2017 Men’s World Champions Recognition ($31,919.00)
        – Club & Competition Coach Workshops ($4,385.00)
        – NACA 100th Anniversary book ($10,000.00)
        – Edmonton Youth Curling Association ($20,000.00) First year of three
        – NACA/ACF Business of Curling Seminar ($18,900.00)
        – NACA Provincial Travel Grants ($25,007.00)
        – Curling Club Junior Curling Equipment Grants ($5,740.00)
      1. Sep 1, 2017 – Aug 31, 2018 Approved Funding
        – Club Coach Workshops ($2,125.00)
        – Curling Club Junior Curling Equipment Grants ($14,805.00)
        – NACA 100th Anniversary Book ($3,380.00)
      2. Sep 1, 2018 – Aug 31, 2019 Approved Funding
        – Canmore Business of Curling Symposium ($20,715.12)
        – Edmonton Youth Curling Association ($20,000.00)
        – Scholarships ($1,000.00)
        – NACA 100th Anniversary Book ($78,518.33)
      3. Sep 1, 2019 – Aug 31, 2020 Approved Funding
        – Canmore Business of Curling Symposium ($1,200.00)
        – Edmonton Youth Curling Association ($20,000.00)
        – Scholarships ($2,000.00)
        – NACA 100th Anniversary Book ($42,731.84)
        – Club Coach ($1,087.50)
      4. Sep 1, 2020 – Aug 31, 2021 Approved Funding
        – Edmonton Youth Curling Association ($20,000.00)
        – Scholarships ($6,500.00)
        – Edmonton Area Curling Clubs Advertising ($7,481.25)
        – NACA 100th Anniversary Book ($7,951.29)
        – Curling Alberta Rock Handle Batteries ($3,602.51)