Elementary students can try curling on April 27 Pro D Day

The Vancouver Curling Club is offering elementary school students, 8 years and older, something to do on the Friday, April 27th professional development day. Come try curling! Sign up individually or let us know who you want to curl with. We provide instruction and the curling equipment for $15.75 per student including GST. You get a lesson on curling and then get to play a game. Sign up for two-hour sessions starting at either 10:00 am or 1:00 pm. Click here for the online registration and payment forms. 

VCC members can bring guests to try curling on April 7

VCC members are invited to bring guests to try curling during Bring-A-Friend Day on Saturday, April 7 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The lounge and pro shop will also be open during this event. Some instructors will be on hand to help those groups that may need it, but VCC members must accompany their guests on the ice throughout the one-hour session. Sessions are available starting at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 pm. Click here to request a time.

VCC curler at Canadian senior men's March 24-29

Lepine team

VCC curler Stan Walker has won the BC senior men's title for the second year in a row, as third on the Craig Lepine team that won the final on Sunday, Feb. 25 over Wes Craig. The Lepine team will represent BC at the Canadian Senior Men's Curling Championship, March 24-29 in Stratford, Ontario. The other VCC senior men taking part in the BC event missed the playoffs, as did the VCC senior women with the Thompson team at the BC senior women's championship in Enderby. Online coverage is at http://bot.curlbc.ca/web for both events.

VCC curler finishes 3rd at Optimist BC championship

VCC curler/employee Ardis Mellor-Laing made the playoffs and finished in third place at the Optimist U18 BC Curling Championship in Salmon Arm, March 13-18. Ardis was third on the Everly Royea team out of Langley. The Jaelyn Cotter team from Vernon won the championship. Online coverage is at http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/CompRR?compid=2709.

March newsletter now available

The March edition of Totem Tales, our monthly newsletter, has been emailed out. You can also read it online at http://bit.ly/2Im6N2j.

VCC curlers at BC masters men's championship

Some VCC curlers competed March 6 -11 in the BC Masters Men's Curling Championship in Creston. The event, for those 60 years plus, included VCC curlers Ken Watson, last year's champion, Paul Dunkin and Mickey Bishop. The Craig Lepine team won, defeating the Rob Koffski team from Kelowna in the final. Koffski's team included former world champion Pat Ryan at third. Lepine also won the BC senior men's title this season for curlers 60 years plus.

Robertson and Mintenko win doubles spiel

Doubles winners

The Jin & Toni C. team (Kevin Mintenko, left, and Scott Robertson) won the A event in the Doubles Bonspiel on Saturday, Feb. 17, defeating VCC curler Marcio Cernquinho and his Brazilian team mate in the final. 

Bednarz team wins Charity Skins Bonspiel

Bednarz team

The Mike Bednarz team from VCC won the Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel, March 2 - 4. Left to right are Doug Poulin, Peter Lang, Mike Bednarz and Scott Weber. Results are posted at http://www.vancurl.com/2018-charity-skins. The bonspiel raised over $3900 in cash to support this year's charity, KidSafe.

VCC on Breakfast TV!

Watch as Riaz Meghji, host of Breakfast TV takes on the women's Korean curling team.  Thanks to VCC members Colin Chan, Richard Brower and Brad Burton who got Riaz up and sliding.  Click on http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/curling-101/ to watch the fun!

Curl BC seeking nominations for annual awards

The nomination process is now underway for Curl BC's annual awards that recognize and honour individuals, teams and businesses for their outstanding contribution to the sport of curling. For more information, go to https://www.curlbc.ca/recognition/curl-bc-annual-awards/.

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