With the Sept 22 implementation in Ontario of a vaccine passport system for indoor settings, you will now be required to provide a Proof of Vaccination document together with appropriate personal identification before being allowed entry to Tam Heather; for both the tennis dome and the clubhouse/arena. Note that the final dose of any vaccine combination must have been taken at least 14 days prior to the date at which you enter the club.

    This information will be reviewed by a Club staff member the first time you enter the club. Here’s how it will all work:

    1. All registered members, except those tennis members who already received their QR code back on Feb 17, will receive a dedicated QR code from CurlON via email within the next week. You will receive an email from Tam Heather on the day that we request the QR code on your behalf in order that you know to expect it. On that same day, you will receive an email from CurlON with your QR code. The QR code can be saved to your smartphone or printed for scanning upon entry to the tennis dome or clubhouse/arena.

      CurlON developed this touchless APP for member clubs to help them align to the Ontario Government Regulation 364/20 that required clubs to keep contact information for each person that enters their facility (similar to restaurants and bars). The APP manages the data in a similar fashion to a boarding pass for air travel. The only information maintained in this database as per legislation is your name, email address, and phone contact along with your gender as a statistical marker. No other personal information is gathered and all data is kept, as per regulation, for a total of thirty (30) days and then deleted. The data is kept in a secure server that is only accessible by two CurlON staff members when requested by a Health Official for contact tracing.

      CurlON is dedicated to the safety of participants at all member clubs and this no-charge APP is one of the measures put in place to allow clubs to abide by the tracing Regulation and Proof of Vaccination mandate with minimal impact on the operation of the club.

      Note to Tennis members: You will notice the distinct curling theme of the QR email. This APP was provided by the Ontario Curling Association for use by its member clubs; hence the curling references. But it will serve the same purpose for any sport or facility where pre-screening is required.

    2. Upon entering the tennis dome or clubhouse/arena, you will need to read the posted COVID screening questions and, if able to answer No to all questions, scan your QR code from your phone or printed copy on the scanner at the doorway. If it is your first time entering the club, you will also be asked to present your Proof of Vaccination documents for viewing by the staff member manning the door. If you do not have your Proof of Vaccination documents, or if your documents do not fulfill the Ministry Vaccination requirements, you will not be allowed to enter. So please be sure to have the correct documentation with you the first time you visit the club.

    3. If your documents are acceptable the staff member will update the tracing APP to say “YES”, the member has fulfilled the Ministry vaccination mandate. For each subsequent return visit, the APP will record them as a fully vaccinated and club confirmed participant.

    4. If your documents were not acceptable, the APP will be updated with “NO”. and the APP will show a message of “Check-in Failed. Not vaccinated” and record this at each subsequent attempt to check in.

    5. Staff members will continue to monitor the entrances until all members have provided the appropriate Proof of Vaccination.

    6. This same process will be utilized by our weekly Rental leagues and clinics, and for any bonspiels/tournaments (if/when a decision is made to resume hosting such events).


    Tam Heather Club Members

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    First Day to Place ORDER - Mon. Sept 20/2021 Last Day to Place ORDER - Fri. Oct 1/2021

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    Signature Baked Beef & Chicken Pot Pies (single serving) $7.50 each

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    (Reheat thawed @ 325 degrees for 40-45 mins.)

    Beef Lasagna ½ pan = $22

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    (Reheat thawed @ 350 degrees for 45 mins)

    Note: If you would like to portion the Lasagna yourself to freeze, let us know and we will not freeze it.

    (Items come frozen so they can be reheated & served).

    Payment Options: CASH upon pick up or E-TRANSFER prior to pick up to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE TAM HEATHER KITCHEN


    This notice is being sent out because many members have already registered and this league was not available at time of registration. The deadline for league registrations has now passed, so you will not be able to register for this league on-line. But fear not!!! Instead, please contact the league captain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 647-897-5454 to let her know of your interest.

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    The Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club will be held on MONDAY, THE 27th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2021, at 7:00 pm for the following purpose:

    1. Acceptance of Minutes of Annual General Meeting held September 28th, 2020, copy of which accompanies this notice

    2. Director’s Reports

    3. Review and adopt the Financial Statements for the year ended April 30th 2021, copy of which accompanies this notice

    4. Elect Directors

    5. Confirm the Acts of the Directors for the preceding year

    6. Transact such business as may come before adjournment

    The meeting will be held virtually.

    Dated at Scarborough, Ontario this 16th day of September, 2021.

    By Order of the Board of Directors.

    Dennis Welbanks
    President, Board of Directors

    Login to see AGM Documents and more information.


    gavelTam Heather’s 2021 Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 27 at 7 p.m. Due to the current indoor gathering restrictions and for the safety of our members and staff, the meeting will be held virtually.

    This year’s meeting will be held via ZOOM. All 2021-2022 registered members will receive an email with a link to the meeting during the week prior. This email will also provide links to the AGM package (i.e. Agenda, Minutes from the 2020 AGM, Financial Statements).

    Given that this meeting is being held virtually, the Board would like to ask members in advance to provide any discussion items that they would like to have added to Monday’s agenda as new business. Many members may have the same question(s), so getting them added to the agenda beforehand helps ensure your item gets addressed. We only have 2 hours for this meeting (people have to go to work in the morning), so we only have a limited amount of time for each question. Getting your question in advance will allow the Board to work on an answer beforehand which should also help save time.


    As we mentioned in a previous registration email, returning members will be given a 2 week priority period (from Aug 23 to Sept 7) in which to register and guarantee placement in their respective leagues. So time is running out.

    Good news!!!  Registration has only been open for 2 weeks and we’ve already exceeded the number of registrants from last season. Jason returns to work starting tomorrow as he and Luc start work on installing the curling ice.

    Also, here is a link to our updated Curling Safety Measures,

    Cheers,

    Doug


    wilfIt is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Wilf O’Connor on August 19 after a brief battle with cancer.

    Wilf was a long-time member at Tam Heather, including serving on the Board as Treasurer. Our condolences go out to his wife, Ida, and the rest of Wilf’s family.

    Additional details are available at

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?pid=199901531

    A funeral Mass will be held at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church at 2234 Ellesmere Rd., Scarborough, on August 27th at 11:00 a.m. 


    bill lamIt is with great sadness and regret that we inform you of the passing of Bill Lam. After a very long and courageous battle with cancer, Bill passed away on Saturday July 31, 2021. Bill was 63 years of age. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Paula, who supported him daily throughout his illness and his son, Jason, and daughter, Christine.

    Bill very much enjoyed physical activities, and notwithstanding a one year sabbatical that he required for health treatments, he did not let his illness prevent from engaging in some of his favourite activities. He remained a committed attendee at the gym; played golf frequently in the warmer months – often with his son, Jason, and with members of Tam Heather; and, as we best knew him, a member and an active supporter of Tam Heather.

    A long term member and true friend of Tam Heather, Bill served on the Men’s Committee serving as Draw Master for the Tuesday Night Rated competition. He also served on the Sunday Sinners Committee, organizing the Tag Draw each week.

    As was Bill’s request, the funeral service was limited to family only. Bill’s family has requested that, for those who wish to remember Bill, donations be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


    On-line registration for the 2021 – 2022 tennis season will open at

    9:00AM on Monday August 23, 2021

    Things to keep in mind:

    Registration 

    • Members interested in league play are requested to complete their registration no later than September 15 in order to give league convenors time to make up their schedules.   
    • Registrations are usually not complete until fully paid. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we will not be taking payment at this time. You will be notified when payment is due.
    • Members who rolled all or a portion of last year’s payment over to this season will see their credit appear when they reach Step 5, the Review step before submitting their registration.
    • A new Capital Levy ($25) has been added this season. This is being done to raise money for future Capital Improvements that are not the responsibility of the City (i.e. furniture)

    We hope you are having a safe and enjoyable summer!

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve been receiving more and more inquiries asking when we will start accepting registrations for the 2021-2022 winter tennis and curling season. They have come mostly from Tam members, but also from members of other clubs who have been displaced by their previous clubs’ closure or decision to no longer run a curling program, leaving them in need of a new home. We've heard from many members about what the Club's policy should be regarding vaccination verification requirements or "passports", and how that should extend to permitting or not permitting unvaccinated individuals from playing. The intent of this email is to clarify the Board's position on this.

    Vaccinations offer a tremendous public health and safety benefit, particularly for those with pre-existing health conditions. As such, the Board strongly encourages all of our members to be vaccinated and have implemented a policy requiring all members who are eligible to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to be fully vaccinated.


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    We're thrilled to extend our congratulations to Lena from Beaverton, Ontario, who is the winner of week four's Bonus Prize Draw! 

    Make sure you don't run out of time to be entered in the final Bonus Prize Draw and the draw for the MEGA JACKPOT of over $36,000, both taking place this Sunday at 5pm!

    If you've already bought your tickets, thank you! To date we've raised a total of over $72,000, with half of the proceeds benefitting community tennis programs that support players of all ages, abilities, and skill levels. 

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    CurlOn recently notified member Clubs that their Ministry contacts have confirmed that capacity limits are 100% for Sport, meaning if we were to start curling today, we could run full leagues on the ice using all 8 sheets. In addition, Step 3 of the Province's 3-Step Reopening Roadmap came into effect today and allows for 50% capacity for other areas of the club, specifically the lounges. So, after-game socializing is also a go.

    This is definitely encouraging news as it answers, at least for now, one of the 3 most-asked questions, specifically “What will be the gathering limits?”

    Which brings us to the other two (2) most-asked questions for which we still do not have answers.

    Question number 2 is “Will it be a requirement that one be fully vaccinated in order to join?” The answer to this one was clarified somewhat by yesterday’s announcement by Premier Ford rejecting vaccine passports and forced vaccinations. The Canadian Curling Association has scheduled a webinar later this month where clubs will receive additional legal advice on this issue. So, more to come on this one.

    Question number 3 is “Will I have to wear a mask while curling?” This one is also unanswerable at this moment. Last season, we were required to wear masks at all times during the game as we were told that “masks prevented transmission”. This is still the contention of the Government’s health “experts”. Vaccination does not change this, as it does not prevent transmission. Some clubs adopted a less strict masking protocol on the ice last season, allowing players to lower their masks when delivering and when sweeping. CurlOn has been working on Return to Play guidelines for the upcoming season and expects to release these shortly. So, more to come on this one as well.

    Which brings me to the final question many of you have been asking; “When will on-line registration be available?” Our best guess at this point is sometime mid to late August. By then, we hope to be able to provide more details on what to expect for the upcoming season.

    So, stay tuned … much more to come.

    Cheers,
    Doug


    We are excited to announce that the 10th Annual Tam Heather Ladies Golf Tournament will be held on Friday September 10th, 2021.

    This year the tournament will be acknowledged as The Sandra Bruce Memorial Golf Tournament.

    The tournament will again be held at Remington Parkview Golf Course and this year we will be playing the Valley Course.

    Check in is between 8:00 and 8:30 AM. We should be in carts and ready to go for the Shotgun Start at 9:00 AM.

    The cost per person is $120.00 and includes: Morning Coffee, Greens fees for 18 holes of golf - Scramble Format, Shared Power Cart and Dinner following the tournament.

    There will be course contests, prizes for the first, second and third place teams, and draw prizes.

    There will also be a special event this year: a LOONIE AUCTION in support of the GOGO’s. Bring a bag of loonies with you!!

    The tournament is open to all female members of the Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club, and friends.

    As a result of COVID we are asking teams to register as foursomes. By doing so your team members will be aware of the vaccination status of each person on the team. We don’t feel comfortable putting teams together for this reason. Please note that carts are shared and do not have a divider.

    We would also request that one person in the foursome be responsible for registering all four members of the team and for e-transferring payment for all four members of the team.

    If you are a single, double or three-person team you can submit your name to Donna Terry at the email address below and she will put you in contact with other people looking to make up a foursome.

    Registration is now open and participation is limited to the first 17 foursomes who register.

    The point of contact for registration and e-transfer of payment is Donna Terry. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    This email is being circulated to several different lists and we apologize in advance as you may receive this information more than once.

    Looking forward to a wonderful and fun day!

    2021 Golf Tournament Planning Committee
    Donna Terry
    Lorna Higgins
    Anne Jackson
    Carolyn Nixon
    Janet Gammon


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    Contact Us

    Tam Heather - Curling & Tennis Club

    Location:  730 Military Trail Toronto, Ontario M1E 4P7

    Phone: (416) 284-9251 
    Fax: (416) 284-0690 
    Email: [email protected]

     

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    Club Information

    Tam Heather, or the “Tam” as we call it, is an active friendly club located in the Morningside and 401 community of Scarborough. Tam Heather opened in 1973 as a curling club with eight sheets of ice, then two years later in 1975, the club expanded by adding five tennis courts, three of which were covered in the winter with a bubble. Thirty four years later, in 2009, a four court year-round covered structure was built.

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