Season-Ending Greetings from the Manager

 
To the VCC members, coaches and volunteers,

Thank you for a great 2009-10 curling season. The only drawback, though, is that it is now officially over.

Members, coaches and volunteers: if it was not for your cooperation this season I would not have been able to do my job and, for that, I am quite grateful. There were probably many days during the season where the last thing you needed was to see me approaching you with my gleaming look but, members, you all were always accommodating.

2010 VCC Championships

Congratulations to Team Faa! For the second straight year, skip Chris Faa led his team to the title of Club Champions. Curling with his Thursday Open team in this year's event, Chris was joined by third Brad Blackwell, second Sean Ramsay and lead Steve Lewis as they captured the title in the A Final over Team Bos, also of the Thursday Open League.

In the B Final, Team Juniors (from the club's junior program) captured the B title with a spirited win over Team McGregor of the Pharmacists and Travelers League. Our B Champions, from the Junior Program, were a team of three made up of skip Harry Yau, third Maxim Langlais and and second Aaron Lao.

Please click here to learn more about the event and to download the complete game results.

Team Canada Raffle and Follow-up on Games-time passes

Now that the Olympic and Paralympic Games are over, we wanted to make sure that all club members are aware of a couple of items:

First, all club members who purchased an early-bird membership pass for Games-time access are able to receive a refund starting on Monday, March 28th. Refunds will be processed between 11am until 6pm each day, and anyone who purchased a pass is entitled to a refund less $1.00 - due to the pricing restructure.

Second, we want to make sure that all club members are that fund-raising for the Capital Development Fund continues through until the end of season.

We have our unique Team Canada Raffle where you can win a chance for a one hour curling lesson with a member from either Team Martin or Team Bernard (as well as many more fabulous prizes).

Please click here to learn more, and be sure to purchase your tickets from the bar or from the office for a chance to win and to support the club at the same time.

Welcome Back!

A message from VCC Club President, Jan Bos...

Welcome back!

Today marks our first day back from the league hiatus, and we are looking forward to another month and a half of curling at the Vancouver Curling Club.

I wanted to take this opportunity to provide the membership with an update on: * the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, * our Team Canada Raffle, and * a difficult decision recently made by the board regarding the Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel.

Congratulations to Team Canada

As the Olympic Games come to a close, the VCC would like to congratulate Team Martin and Team Bernard on their Gold and Silver medals. We were pleased to work with the CCA to help provide a home for Team Canada and their families during the 2010 Winter Games... and we are looking forward to cheering on Team Armstrong at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

The VCC and the 2010 Winter Games

The start of the 2010 Winter Games is just under one month away, and the Vancouver Curling Club has recently finalized a couple of outstanding agreements so the plans to welcome the world to the VCC and provide unique opportunities for our members to experience world-class curling are now available.

Please click here to learn more about the activities planned for the VCC in February 2010. The club will certainly be a buzz with curling action on the ice and on the screens in the lounge, and all of the funds raised will be contributed to the club's Capital Development Fund.

Happy New Year

Now that the new year is upon us, the staff and board at the VCC wish to extend Happy New Year wishes to all of our members and our friends.

The club is now open again after our holiday break, and we have a full month of curling ahead of us before our league hiatus begins on February 8th.

Be sure to check back here soon and to read the upcoming issue of “The Backline” for complete details on the club’s plans during the league hiatus from February 8th to March 2nd. We have some very interesting activities in the works for both on and off the ice.

Happy New Year!

VCC Club Challenge Playdowns halfway finished

The first day of qualifying took place on Saturday, November 21st to determine the VCC men's and women's teams to represent the club at the Lower Mainland division of the Dominion Curling Club Championships of British Columbia.

The women's reprsentative has been determined and Team Inglis will represent the VCC. The team is made up of skip Sharon Inglis, third Sharon Carefoot, second Pat Upper, lead Debby Volbrecht and fifth Dianne Petrant.

Thank you for supporting the Sandra Schmirler Foundation

The VCC's Sandra Schmirler Day took place on Saturday, November 21st, and club members and community members alike came on down to the Vancouver Curling Club to celebrate the sport of curling.

The day was a busy one that had the club's Junior program taking place, the start of the VCC Playdowns for the Dominion Club Challenge, teams from the Blind League playing an exhibition game, community members 'having a go' on the ice and a number of club members who took advantage of the open ice to practice their skills.

The Recession’s Not Quite Over Bonspiel!

The The Recession’s Not Quite Over Bonspiel! wrapped up play this past Sunday. Thank you to all of the participating teams, and to the organizing committee led by Dan May.

The event winners were as follows:
A Draw:
Winner - Team Schneider  /  Runner up - Team Thompson

B Draw:
Winner - Team Lubin  /  Runner up - Team Chapman

C Draw:
Winner - Team Styba  /  Runner up - Team May

D Draw:
Winner - Team Ritchie  /  Runner up - Team Bos

To download the completed draw from the event, please click here (excel file) to view the final results.

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