you for your question.
Curling Club Facility is situated on City of Parksville land and the
municipality has long term plans for the site that do not include a curling or
arena facility at the Community Park. To account for this, funds are being put
into reserves for the eventual removal of the facility per the terms of the
Lease between the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and the City of Parksville.
RDN 2018 Recreation Services Master Plan for the Oceanside Area provides the
following direction around curling facilities in the District:
is recommended that District 69 Arena continue to operate as a curling facility
for as long as the facility is available. The growth of the Parksville Curling
Club and popularity of the sport in District 69 indicates that the facility
provides the greatest benefit in its current use.
RDN should work collaboratively with the City of Parksville, the Town of
Qualicum Beach, and curling stakeholders to determine the best long term course
of action for curling infrastructure in District 69. As indicated on the
previous page, the City is currently developing a master plan for the
Parksville Community Park site which may provide further clarity on the future
of the District 69 Arena site (the RDN’s lease of the Arena site expires in March
2018). The future state of the curling facility in Qualicum Beach will also
impact the curling landscape and needs in District 69. Ongoing communication
between all stakeholders (City, Town, RDN and curling clubs) should occur to
determine the most suitable future approach.
Implementation Tactics and Strategies
Continue to support the use of the facility in its current use.
If possible, provide input into the City of Parksville’s Community Park master
plan process. Remain current on the status of the project and potential
Collaborate with curling stakeholders to determine long term options and
associated costs to sustain sufficient curling opportunities in District 69.
Work with the local curling clubs to identify and pursue provincial and
national grant funding for major facility renovations and capital improvements.
find a link to the Recreation Services Master Plan background documents page where you can find the Master Plan: getinvolved.rdn.ca/recmasterplan/documents. The section on Curling
starts on page 43 (pdf page 55).
note, since the approval of the Master Plan in 2018, the lease for the land
where the facility is located was renewed for another 5 Year Term. Also,
in 2019 the Curling Cub replaced the chiller at the facility as part of the
capital infrastructure replacement program. Under the terms of the
Lease Agreement between the RDN and the Parksville Curling Club, the Club
is responsible for all capital and operating costs at the facility.