VCC Seeking Junior Ice Technician

The Vancouver Curling Club is currently seeking two full-time positions to start immediately for an annual term:

  • Junior Ice Technician

Click here for more information about these exciting job opportunities.

Affordable curling at the VCC

The VCC strives to make curling affordable for people at differing stages of life out of respect for a diverse membership that includes youth, students, people entering the workforce, people established in their careers, and retirees.

To put the cost of curling in perspective, we calculated the average cost of curling per week and compared it with other popular entertainment and fitness activities. To read more about this and other topics to get you back into a curling frame of mind, check out the September edition of The Backline

Start of 2014-2015 season coming soon!

New to Curling?

The Vancouver Curling Club welcomes all levels of curlers to enjoy the roaring game. We have opportunities for people to try the sport in clinics or group rentals, and also have a wide range of leagues – from beginner to competitive. Click here for more info about the game and how you can get involved at the VCC.

Looking for a League?

The VCC has 20 different leagues running this season, with a full range of competitive and social opportunities for everyone young and old. While some of our leagues are already full with a waiting list for the season, others have space and are ready to welcome new members. Click here for a full summary of the Club's leagues.

Join Us at Our Open Houses

Start the 2014-15 season off right by visiting the club at one of our public Open Houses. Bring your friends and family to try the sport of curling, learn about the VCC and what we have to offer, and much more during our next Open Houses on Sept. 7 & 13 from 10am to 4pm.

  Get Tuned Up for the Season

Work off the summer rust with the many clinics we offer - great learning opportunities with skilled, knowledgeable coaches. The Basic Skills Clinic is a two-evening affair on Sept. 10/11 or 15/16, and our Intermediate Clinic is one-evening on either Sept. 9 or 17.

Building Our Junior Program

Our Junior Development Program is continuing to expand, so we're seeking curlers 10-18 years old to join. The program runs Saturday mornings and provides young curlers a chance to learn the game, develop skills and have fun.

To learn more about the league and to register, check out the Junior Development page here.

 

Click here for our Calendar and links to more info on what's happening at the VCC in September and for the rest of the 2014-2015 season.

Ready, Set, Curl - Tips for your Speed of Play

With the new season knocking at our door, we wanted to offer some tips for one of the biggest challenges for league play: game speed. Most leagues play games in two hour time slots. Strategy is often determined by expecting to play eight ends, and we want to ensure we get them all in before our time runs out. Listed below are some great tips to save time and keep the game moving.

Help plan the 2014 Harvest Bonspiel

Planning is now underway for the Harvest Bonspiel, the VCC's first exciting event of the season that runs from Nov. 7-9 (inclusive).

Do you have some creative ideas and are interested in joining the Harvest organizing committee or volunteering at the event?

We're looking for some enthusiastic people to participate in delivering a fantastic event. Join us for our first meeting:

  • When: 6:30 pm, Aug. 7 
  • Where: Last Draw Lounge at the VCC 

If you can't attend the meeting but would like to be involved, contact Craig at harvest@vancurl.com.

*Click here for more info about the 2014 Harvest Bonspiel.

2013-14 VCC Successes Abound at All Levels

The 2013-2104 season was a successful one for many different VCC teams and individuals who were representing the Club at competitions from Ottawa to the Comox Valley, and many places in between.

This season was a unique one for the Club because for the first time in recent memory, there were VCC teams at three different national championships. We would like to congratulate Team Switzer, Team Gibson, Team Schneider and Team Thompson for representing the Club so well on the national stage.

New Honorary Life Member and 2014 AGM Wrap-up

Thank you to all Club members who attended the 2014 Annual General Meeting on June 4. Everyone's comments and feedback during the meeting were appreciated as members' opinions and participation are vital for a membership-driven organization like ours to thrive and succeed.

A very special thank you to our outgoing Board members for their dedication over the past few years. The following members gave very generously of their time and professional skill sets over the past three years (and in some cases more) to help the VCC get settled into our new facility at Hillcrest Centre:
  Scott Allen   Keith Budd   Kathy McInnes   Duncan Shearman   Wayne Sutherland

Kathy McInnes - Honorary Life Member  

Additional kudos are extended to Kathy McInnes for being elected by the membership as an Honorary Life Member. Kathy’s contributions to the Club and the sport of curling during her tenure are endless but some of her key achievements include: serving multiple terms on the Board, including one year as President and three as Secretary; helping run and coordinate two different leagues for many years; playing a leading role with many of the Club’s special events for more than two decades; working with a small group of others to help preserve and document the Club’s rich history; volunteering with the 2009 World Junior and Wheelchair Curling Championships as well as the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; and much more. Congratulations Kathy, and thank you for everything you have done and will continue to give to the Club.

Two other individuals were also honoured at the 2014 AGM; Jen Lucas and Jason Tusor were named the female and male volunteers of the year. Their respective contributions from March 2013 to February 2014 were quite impressive and extensive. Thank you to both of them for giving so freely of their time and contributing positively to the VCC.

  LtoR: Jason Tusor, Mark Robinson, Jen Lucas

Lastly, congratulations to the new Board members who were elected during the AGM. Please click here to view the Club's Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 season.

 

AGM & Annual Volunteer BBQ is June 4

The VCC's Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 4 from 7pm to 9pm and is open to all VCC members to attend. Our AGM is an important activity for our member-run organization. It provides the Board an opportunity to summarize its activities for the year, and it also gives members a chance to voice their feedback. In addition, a number of positions on the Club’s Board of Directors are up for election at each AGM. To learn more, please click here.

Did you volunteer at the Club last season? The annual VCC Volunteer BBQ will take place from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on June 4 (before the AGM). All volunteers of the 2013-2014 season are invited to come down and enjoy a drink and BBQ meal and socialize with other members. Please RSVP to Christopher via email cordog@vancurl.com

Reminder: Locker Clean Out Deadline Friday May 16

As a reminder, the locker clean-out deadline is Friday, May 16. All members that have occupied a locker this past season are required to remove their belongings by this day. Note that the Club's operating hours have now shifted into off-season mode. Below are the times that you will be able to stop by the Club to gain access to clean out your locker:

Tuesday, May 13: 2pm to 10pm
Wednesday, May 14: 5pm to 9pm
Thursday, May 15: 2pm to 10pm
Friday, May 16: 10am to 5pm


Christopher or Norm will be in the Pro Shop, lower lounge or upstairs in the Last Draw Lounge area. Enjoy your summer!

PRCL Team Ordog are 2014 VCC Club Champions

The season-ending VCC Championships have come to a close and Team Ordog from the Pacific Rim Curling League are the 2014 Club Champions.

This year's edition of the annual event saw 19 of the Club's 20 leagues - each with their own unique and diverse membership - come together to compete for the ultimate Club prize. On Thursday evening, the final four battled it out in the A and B finals.

Team Ordog members featured on the right are (L to R): skip Christopher Ordog, third Scott Robertson, second Greg Ohashi and lead Logan Chinski.

 

In the A final, Team Ordog captured the crown of VCC Club Champions by defeating Thursday Open (1) in a tie-breaker extra end. The game was back and forth throughout, with the final result hinging on the game's final shot.

 

One sheet over, the B final featured Team Carpenter (Thursday Open 3) and Team McKenzie (Shamrock 2), with the latter becoming the VCC 2014 Club Championship B Winners.

Pictured on the left, Team McKenzie are (L to R): second Kris Wright, lead Kevin Leask, third Rob Goble and skip Jerry McKenzie.

Click HERE for full event results.

A big thank you to all our members in each of our leagues for an amazing 2013-14 season. Great curling everyone!

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