This week is National Coaches Week (Sept. 17 - 25) and a good time for us to thank our VCC coaches. We have over 20 coaches at VCC who handle the rental groups and learn-to-curl programs, clinics and lessons. All are Curl BC certified and range in age from high school students to retirees. Thanks VCC coaches! Without your help our club wouldn't be able to offer the wide range of services and programs we provide.
VCC is hosting an advanced competition clinic aimed at helping teams considering entering playdowns feel more prepared and confident. The clinic, set for 2:15 pm to 6:15 pm on Saturday, Oct. 8, will be run by Karen Watson and Robbie Gallaugher, both level 3 certified coach. Watson has also coached at provincial championships and Gallaugher has curled in the playoffs at the BC men's championship.
New this season, VCC is offering seven-week sessions of doubles league curling on Saturday nights. The first session runs Sept. 24 to Dec. 17. There will be separate registration for a winter session running on seven Saturdays from Jan. 7 to April 1. For more information and registration, visit our Saturday Night Doubles League page.
Dave Shortill from the Kerry Park CC near Duncan has won the mixed event championship at the Americas Masters Games, defeating Richmond's Vic Shimizu 7-4 in the final. Shortill's team included VCC curler Jan Bos at second, along with third Donna Langlands and lead Crystal Murray.
VCC skip Keith Switzer won the bronze medal after qualifying through the C event for the playoffs, but losing the semi-final to Shortill.
The Island Girls, composed of curlers from various Vancouver Island communities and skipped by Lynne Noble, have won the women's event of the Americas Masters Games at VCC. The Steve Wright team from Royal City CC and Kelowna has won the men's event.
The mixed event is now on until Sunday. For all the results and information, go to http://amgcurling.curlbc.ca/.