New directors, honourary life member and bonspiel charity

The Vancouver Curling Club held its AGM on Tuesday, September 5. Three new directors are now in place with former director Craig Coyne returning to the Board and newcomers Brock Endean (Pacific Rim) and Jim Carpick (Pharmacists) signing on. Leaving the Board are past president Hamish Macdonald and Mark Trowell.

An honourary life membership has been awarded to Jen Lucas, whose many contributions include:

  • Serving on the executive as president, secretary and past president
  • Chair of two committees
  • Primary contact with the City of Vancouver in negotiating an operating agreement in the new facility at Hillcrest Centre
  • Negotiating a loan for the new facility after working with seven financial institutions
  • Volunteering at many specials events including provincial championships
  • Coaching and introducing the game to new curlers
A new charity to support in the annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel has been named. KidSafe provides nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed.

Registration for 2017-18 season

Some VCC leagues have changed their registration process for the upcoming season, now offering online registration in combination with VCC's annual membership/waiver form that all VCC curlers must fill out each season. We also now have an online form available for curlers wishing to purchase a practice membership. For more information go to our registration page.

Warriors on Ice

It’s common amongst playdowns curlers to joke about how many curling team jackets they have accumulated in their closet from years of competing. Many times over the years they find themselves changing teams or line-ups, resulting in the purchase of yet another team jacket. I have a collection of jackets myself.
 

Lounge Servers Wanted!

The VCC is currently seeking Bartender/Cooks for daytime and evening shifts Monday through Sunday (and as required for special events) to start at the end of August 2017 until the end of March 2018.

New Helmet Recommendations from Curling Canada

Representatives of Curling Canada’s 14 Member Associations approved a motion that endorses the immediate release of a Curling Canada statement to encourage Canadian curling clubs and facilities to acknowledge a concern about head injuries and concussions, and urges clubs and facilities to implement helmet-use initiatives in beginner and novice curling programs, and that helmets are strongly suggested for all in the Under-12

VCC Brazilians finish 3-4 at world mixed doubles

Brazilian mixed doubles

VCC Brazilian curlers Anne Shibuya and Marcio Cerquinho tied for fourth in their pool with a 3-4 record at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Lethbridge, April 22-29. Event coverage can be found at http://www.worldcurling.org/wmdcc2017.

Forrest team wins VCC Championship

The Andrew Forrest team from the Thursday Open League has won the annual VCC Championship and the Brock Tully team from the Super Senior League took the B event. Photos and more info can be found on our VCC Championship webpage

VCC team wins silver at Pacific International Cup

Forrest team

Congrats to the VCC men's team of Andrew Forrest, Andrew Gray, Dave Marchant and Kris Davis, silver medalists in the BC pool at the Pacific International Cup in Richmond, losing a close final to Nanaimo. For all the details go to www.picup.ca.

VCC juniors at BC high school championship in Smithers

VCC juniors Bill Lou and Marcus Dee were curling in the BC High School Curling Championships in Smithers, Mar. 2-4, as members of the St. George's boys' team. St. George's finished with a 3-4 record. Kelowna won the event. More info is on the Smithers Secondary Facebook page.

Charity Skins Bonspiel a great success!

Thanks to the generosity of participants, the 20th annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel, held this past weekend (Mar. 3-5), raised $3,400 for the St. James Music Academy for inner-city youth. The finals were exciting with the A final coming down to a 13 skin carry over with a draw to the button to win. Congratulations to Team Brown - Chris Brown, Craig Whitaker, Makoto Tsukishima and Hamish Macdonald!

Other events were won by: B Final: Team Gardner - Paul Dunkin, Mickey Bishop, Rob Gardner and Jurgen Wolter. C Final: Team Tully - Brock Tully, Jeff Guinard, Chris Faa and Nick Kuit. D Final: Team McKenzie - Jerry McKenzie, Rob Goble, John Meier and Bill McGinty. Congratulations everyone!

A special shout out and thank you to VCC Special Events Committee for coordinating such a fun and worthwhile event!

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