World's oldest curler turns 100!

Lola 100 birthday

The world's oldest active curler, VCC member Lola Holmes, turned 100 years old on Sunday, Sept. 16. She held a party for family and friends at VCC, and will be celebrating again on her first day of curling, Monday, Sept. 24 with the Vancouver Ladies' League. Happy birthday, Lola! Click here for a Curl BC story about Lola.

Team needed for new Tuesday Intermediate League

The Vancouver Curling Club is running a new six-team league this season on Tuesday nights for intermediate curlers, most of whom have spent two years in our Monday Novice League. The league will operate with two 10-week fall and winter sessions, and the fall session begins on Oct. 2. We are looking for one more team to fill the league. If you are interested, contact Richard Brower at msc@vancurl.com or 604-874-0122.

Brad Burton is VCC volunteer of the year

Smokey gets award

Brad Burton (right) received the VCC volunteer-of-the-year award Sept. 4 at the AGM from President Brent Forbes. Brad has been the long-time head coach of the VCC junior program on Saturdays. Brad is generous with his knowledge and experience in the sport, always willing to teach and help people get better, no matter what their current skill level.

Learn to curl

The Vancouver Curling Club offers learn-to-curl programs on Saturday evenings throughout the season. There is also a junior program on Saturdays and a high school program on Wednesdays. For more information, go to http://vancurl.com/lessons-clinics.

Elementary school students can curl on Oct. 19 Pro D Day

Elementary school students eight years and older are invited to try curling at the Vancouver Curling Club on Friday, Oct. 19 from 12:45 to 2:45 pm. There is a province-wide professional development day on that date, meaing all Vancouver-area students will have the day off from school.

The cost for the program is $15.00 plus GST and includes instruction and equipment. Students need to bring clean running shoes and warm, loose-fitting or stretchy clothing. You can sign up individually or indicating if there are other students you wish to curl with. Click here to register and pay online.

Leagues looking for curlers

If you need help finding a league to curl in next season, feel free to contact Membership Services Coordinator Richard Brower at 604-874-0122 or msc@vancurl.com. Links to leagues looking for curles will be posted below as we hear from league reps. 

Norwesters (senior men) - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am

Saturday Novice - Saturdays 7:00 pm

Sunday Open  - Sundays 6:45 pm

Shamrock (men) - Sundays 9:00 am   Looking for individual curlers and spares

North Shore Mixed - Sundays 9:30 am

Vancouver Ladies' League - Mondays 10:00 am

Vancouver Senior Men - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:45 pm

Tuesday Women's League - Tuesdays 6:45 and 9:00 pm     Spares needed

North Shore Ladies' League - Wednesdays 10:00 am

High School/Youth Program - Wednesdays 4:00 pm

Pharmacists - Thursdays 4:30 pm     

B&B - Fridays 8:15 pm    Looking for individual curlers

Saturday Junior Program - Saturdays 11:30 am

Purple & Gold - Sundays 4:15 pm    Individuals and pairs needed

Thursday Open - Thursdays 6:45 and 9:00 pm     Individual curlers needed

Engineers - Saturdays 8:30 am   Looking for individual part-time curlers

Motors League - Tuesdays 4:30 pm    Looking for spares

Tuesday Intermediate League - Tuesday Evenings

 

Thiessen Blog: Five-Rock FGZ a Positive Change for Curling

In September 2017, the World Curling Federation membership voted overwhelmingly to change the Free Guard Zone (FGZ) rule as of the 2018-19 season to the five-rock FGZ rule, a change from the four-rock rule that has been in place in Canada since 2002, and the rest of the WCF since 1993.

Brazilians finish with a 3-4 record at world mixed doubles

Marcio at world mixed doubles

VCC curler/ice tech Marcio Cernquinho finished tied for fourth in his pool, representing Brazil at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Sweden, April 21-28. Marcio and his team mate, Aline Goncalves of Whitehorse, had a 3-4 record, including a close loss to Canada, but missing the playoffs.

Read our April newsletter

The April edition of Totem Tales, our monthly newsletter, has been sent to inboxes. You can also read it online at https://bit.ly/2ENbEH6.

Robertson team wins VCC Championship

Robertson team

The Scott Robertson team from the Pacific Rim Curling League has won this year's VCC Championship, defeating Paul Dunkin's Super Seniors League team in seven ends in Thursday night's (April 12) A event final. Left to right are lead Michael Anhorn, second Kevin Mintenko, third Greg Ohashi and skip Scott Robertson. The Shorty Sellars team from the Motors League won the B final. Go to our VCC Championship page for more complete coverage. 

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