Another season is around the Corner

    Hello All Tam Heather Members,

    I hope everyone is doing well and having a great Summer, it has definitely been a hot one!

    First off, welcome back to our returning members and WELCOME to our new members, we are happy to have you as a part of the Tam Fam!  Registration is going well and we are pleased to have members returning back to the tennis bubble and back on the curling ice.  

    After the last few seasons of ups and downs, we wanted to bring everyone up to speed on how we will be proceeding for this upcoming winter season.  This season, there are a number of important changes that should be reviewed in advance.  In addition to some club processes and administrative transitions, Tam Heather remains dedicated to the safety of our members and staff; we will continue to monitor and pivot as required. 

    Please see below for all club updates:

    Club Process/Administrative Transitions

    • All membership fees are required to be paid in full before the season starts in order to curl or play tennis (Membership status will not be active until fees are fully paid)

    • All tennis members must have a credit card on file for pre-authorized payments for court bookings

    • All chitting at Tam will be phased out of by the end of December 2022-Payment methods exclusive to cash, debit and credit card will begin as of January 1, 2023

    • If you wish to continue to chit until the end of December, you will need to have a pre-authorized credit card on file for automatic monthly billing

    • The kitchen (Damiano) will have a separate debit machine for food purchases

    Health & Safety Updates

    • Proof of vaccination will no longer be required

    • Tam Heather will continue to follow all Public Health and Provincial recommendations, mandates, and changes that are put in place   

    • If Covid restrictions are reintroduced, a notice will be sent out to all membership with the required information and changes  

    • Masking will be up to each individual and their comfort level

    • Club lounge will remain in the double table set up for social distancing when able 

    • Curling will return to regular gameplay for the start of the season and remain unless indicated otherwise by health officials

    • 2 sweepers allowed, sweeping behind the tee line allowed, 8 end games reinstated.  Bell rule will still apply

    • Disinfectant wipes will be made available to sanitize rocks before play, should you wish to do so.  Staff will no longer be sanitizing rocks before each draw (this will allow for 8 end games to be played)

    One final item, Tam is looking for some part time ice staff for this coming season.  If you, or someone you know, is looking for part time evening and/or weekend hours, please send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  No experience necessary, all required training will be provided, must be comfortable working on the ice surface.  Come and join our amazing team of Ice Technicians and learn the other side of curling.    

    Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions you may have.  I wish the entire Tam Fam a wonderful remainder of the Summer.  We look forward to seeing everyone this Fall.