Men Win Bronze at Lower Mainland Travelers Club Challenge Playdowns

The men's team consisting of Jeff Guignard (Skip), Brock Tully (Third), Dustin Koch (Second), Nick Kuit (Lead), and Ron McKay (Alternate) won their first two games on Friday against Port Moody (9-3) and Langley (9-2). They suffered a loss to Delta Thistle (8-5) on Saturday morning, however if they win against Tunnel Town at 4:30pm they will make it into the Semis.

In an exciting tie breaker 9-8 Team Tully won its way into the Dominion semi-finals. They're playing the home club Richmond team. Behind 6-2 after end 4, took 3 on a flash by the opposition skip and drew for the 3rd point. They then stole 1 to claw their way back. Delta took 2 and Vancouver took 2. 8-8 going into the last end without hammer. Jeff Guignard guarded a centre line rock in the 8 foot. Opposition skip peeled. Jeff tapped 8 foot rock into top 4 foot. Delta skip called draw but was heavy. That's the story. Team Tully at 11.

On Sunday they played Richmond, the home club and suffered a loss that sent them to the Bronze medal game. The top 3 teams proceed to the Pacific International Cup (PIC). Team Tully came out on top against Cloverdale to secure the bronze and the berth to the PIC. CONGRATULATIONS TEAM TULLY!

The Women's team consisting of Shelley Birston (Skip), Allison Dendoom (Third) Siobhan Robinson (Second), and Krista Frazee (Lead) unfortunately lost their third and final game at the same time this article was published. On Friday they beat Delta Thistle (8-0) and on Saturday were victorious against Tunnel Town (9-2), however fell to Coquitlam on Saturday afternoon.

Great work ladies, and good luck to the men at the PIC.

For a full list of results: http://www.bcclubchallenge.ca/mainlandcomp.php

2014-15 VCC Membership Survey Open

Invitation for Club Members to Complete Membership Survey

The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank you for curling with us this season. On behalf of the board and the staff, thank you for your support in the Last Draw Lounge, the Pro Shop, and at Club Events.

The VCC strives to improve our membership services each year. Your feedback is critical for providing insight into how the Board of Directors and VCC staff members can make the Club a terrific place to curl and spend time with friends and colleagues alike.

Please take five minutes to fill out our 2014-15 Membership survey. At completion, you will be entered into a draw for a new Hardline Broom (Valued at $150). Your email address can be entered (optional) at this time and is necessary to win the prize, however anonymity is STRICTLY regarded. The email addresses will be separated from the survey responses.

Link to Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2ZW2M6Z

Thank you,

Ann, Shirley, Ryan, Norm, and the VCC Board

VCC Championships -- 2015

League play is coming to a close, and the ice shed is bustling in anticipation over which teams will represent their respective leagues in the 2015 VCC Championships.

This long-standing tradition at the Vancouver Curling Club gives a representing team an opportunity to bring honour to their league by emerging as the Club Champions. This four-day bonspiel runs from Monday, April 13th to Thursday, April 16th, 2015, and exhibits draws at 6:30pm and 9pm each day except for Thursday, which has one draw featuring the A and B final events at 7pm.

The Club encourages all members and their family to come out and support these teams as they curl toward the 2015 Club Championship. The lounge will be open from 5:30pm daily with food and drink features.

This event is unique as it pairs "unlikely" teams against each other. On Monday the 13th at 6:30pm one of the draws will feature the Blind and Visually Impaired Team "Camozzi", a very successful team in the Canadian Blind Curling circuit, up against a team from the Junior Development League.

We look forward to a great week of curling and hope to see you there!

Recognize VCC All-Stars

Every year, the Vancouver Curling Club (VCC) selects up to two individuals who have contributed to the betterment of the entire Club, for outstanding volunteer efforts throughout the season. Nominations are received as a written submission to the Special Events Committee citing the activities and reasons for the nomination. For more information, or to nominate someone please click here

Also, the Club regularly recognizes a member who has dedicated much of there time over the course of the Club's past to the betterment of our Club and the curling community. We'd love to hear from you if you know of someone that deserves this honor. Click here for a list of current Honorary Life Members

This year marked the second and final year that the Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel has donated proceeds to the Pets and Friends charity. We are currently looking to nominate a new charity for the next two Skins Bonspiels. If you know of a smaller, Lower Mainland based charity that could benefit from this event, please let us know.

All nominations can be directed to president@vancurl.com

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