We hope you have safely arrived to your homes, families, friends or new obligations in other cities and countries. The 4th World Curling Congress in Belgrade is finished and we have done our best to make it new, different, pleasant and memorable for all of us. We are very proud that it was the biggest of four WCF congresses with more than 140 delegates and guests from 47 countries. Please accept our apologies if anything was not as it should or wasn’t up to WCF or your personal standards.
All the philosophies, religions, self improvement techniques are teaching us to be honest, sincere and to be who we really are. We are thankful to the WCF who has decided to hold the 4th World Curling Congress in Belgrade and to all of you who have been our guests for the opportunity to share with you who we really are, our thoughts and emotions, our culture and our knowledge, to show you our city and our country, to have you feel the spirit of hospitality and friendship of Serbian people.
On the tenth anniversary of membership in the WCF and the first stone delivered in Serbia we are very happy to have started building our first curling arena and to have some of you help us do that. In the next few weeks we will be signing the final contract for the land where we have started building and we hope you will help us with your expertise or with fond raising activities among your curlers and member clubs.
This was a great opportunity to have you experience our knowledge and approach in organising big events, diplomatic, PR, media and other communications, promotion of our sport and activities especially among the young and passion for curling and Olympic values and ideas. We have been sharing all of it as much as we could as WCF members and we are hoping you will give us the opportunity to do so even more through the WCF Board and other WCF bodies.
We hope we didn’t tire you to much with our programs, dinners and rakija and we hope you had a fun, creative and inspiring experience at the congress.
Belgrade and Serbia can offer sport tourism, wilderness and adrenalin tourism as well as hunting and fishing, SPA, medical and dental tourism, archeological and historical tourism and many more at great prices, so please come again to our country where you have curling friends you can count on. If you are just passing through Serbia, call us and let us take to lunch or just a cake and a coffee…
After a week of intensive socialising in Belgrade, sharing ideas, experience, friendship, food, drinks, loughs and some "hard labour" building a first small wall of our future curling hall, everybody went home. So, we started feeling sad.
Come and visit us any time for as long as you want. We will be here for you. You are always welcome.
We invite you to follow our news at www.curling.rs and https://www.facebook.com/serbiancurling
and we will be uploading the curling video clips on Youtube in few days.
Once again thank you and the WCF. Hope to see you soon dear friends!
Cheers - Živeli!
Dara, Miodrag & MarkoS