Featured above is the commemorative photograph that was taken during the Club's 100th Anniversary celebrations on October 12 and 13 where current and past members of the Vancouver Curling Club gathered to celebrate. There was a Gala Banquet on the Friday evening as members past and present, honorary life members, provincial championship winners and more gathered for a fabulous meal and celebratory evening. Saturday then featured a Celebrate the Decades funspiel where the ice shed was filled with curlers ranging in age from 17 to 83 and many of the participants dressed in vintage curling attire to honour the VCC's 100 years.
Many kudos are extended to the weekend's organizing committee led by Kathy McInnes and Jen Lucas. All of the efforts put in by volunteers and staff ensured that the centennial celebrations were a wonderful affair.
There have been a few other news articles on the radio and television over the past couple of weeks celebrating our centennial celebrations. Thank you to the local media and our curling friends for helping us to spread the news.
- Vancouver Courier provided a summary of our 100th Anniversary plans.
- Vancouver is Awesome paid a visit to the Club to learn about the roaring game and help spread the news about our 100th anniversary.
- Westender gave a brief update to their readers in the few days leading up to the celebrations.
- Curl BC help promoted the VCC's centennial celebrations on both their regular and Facebook sites.
- Canadian Curling Association featurd the Club's 100th Anniversary on their homepage.
- News 1130 helped promote our weekend celebrations on the day of the event.
- Vancouver Sun had a short mention on the day of the event to promote our funspiel.
As we get ready to host centennial celebrations for the Club on October 12 and 13, we encourage everyone to learn more about our game and Club through the stories below.
Have you wondered about how to best explain the different reasons why many of us enjoy the great game of curling?
Long-time Club member and honorary life member Keith Switzer (featured on the right, circa 1987) and new member Katherine Louman-Gardiner did a fantastic job celebrating our sport during a recent in-studio interview with Rick Cluff on CBC Radio One.
Have you seen some of the amazing archival footage that was part of the recent CBC News feature about the Club's 100th Anniversary?
Check out the link to the right to watch the chat that CBC News had with VCC honorary life member Pat McSherry and current president Scott Allen about the growth of the roaring game at the VCC.
On September 20, the Vancouver Curling Club will once again be filled with the rumble of rocks, the screams of skips, and the clinks of beer glasses. Our 100th season kicks off with our Thursday Open League and will be followed by the rest of our 20 leagues over the coming weeks.
We are thrilled to be able to welcome so many new and returning curlers to the VCC's second season in the Hillcrest Centre. It has been a busy road over the last few weeks to get us up and ready, but it is shaping up to be a memorable season. From our Harvest and Doubles Bonspiels to the Barry Naimark Charity Skins and VCC Championships, and everything in between, this will certainly be a season for the history books. You can find more information about our events, both big and small, on the Events Page of the website.
To all our members looking to work out the summer kinks: Thursday, September 6 is our Members-Only Open House. Come out to the Club from 6:30-9:00 pm and be among the first to try the ice. The Last Draw Lounge will be open if you want to enjoy a drink after your first throws of the season.
For those interested in obtaining a locker for the 2012-13 season, registration will be in the Lower Lounge starting at 6:30 pm. Due to the limited number of lockers, they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and you must share with another member.
Any members looking to get some practice time in before their games start, the Open Ice Schedule has been updated in lead up to the kick-off of league play on September 20. Come on out and work off the rust before everything is on the line.