Employment Opportunity: VCC seeks Bookkeeper

VCC is currently seeking a part-time bookkeeper to start immediately for an annual term: September to mid-May, with reduced hours June through August.

As the Bookkeeper your role is central in overseeing the financial operations of the Vancouver Curling Club. Your bookkeeping responsibilities will include processing accounts payable/receivable, bank reconciliations, preparing sales tax returns, processing payroll, and generating month end financial statements. In addition, the bookkeeper supports the Senior Administration team with effective financial processes, communication practices, organized filing systems (both hard copy and digital) and reporting.

As the ideal candidate you will possess a University degree or college diploma, preferably with emphasis on financial management. Professional experience with retail and membership based organizations is an asset, but not required. You will have a minimum of five years of bookkeeping and financial reporting experience, general understanding of GST and PST, knowledge of QuickBooks and online payroll systems. In addition, you have a proven level of professionalism, accuracy, attention to detail, multi-tasking and problem solving capabilities, excellent communication skills, and the ability to adjust to the changing needs of the organization. 

This position is currently 15-20 hours per week September to mid-May, with reduced hours June through mid-August.  Compensation is $17 to $20 per hour based on experience.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé expressing interest in the position, to hr@vancurl.com. 

Try curling on the September 9-10 weekend

VCC is offering free one-hour sessions to try curling on the afternoons of Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 with instruction and equipment provided. To request a session for up to eight people fill in this form.

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.

Club Coach Workshop at VCC

The Vancouver Curling Club will host a Club Coach Workshop on the September 9-10 weekend. We invite curlers who are interested in sharing their passion for the game and enhancing their skill set to register at https://www.curlbc.ca/club-coach-2017-vancouver/

The Club Coach Workshop focuses on the club curler. Participants will learn:

  • How to make ethical decisions and emergency action plans
  • How to recruit and recognize volunteers
  • Curling techniques, skill analysis and introductory strategies
  • How to start a junior program
  • How to coach teams to their first bonspiel
  • How to work with special interest groups

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.

Leagues looking for curlers in 2017-18

Information here will be updated as league reps provide it. Click on the league links below for more details and contact information about leagues looking for curlers and teams for the 2017-18 season.

Monday Novice (Monday evenings)

Saturday Novice (Five-week sessions on Saturday evenings)

Norwesters Senior Men (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am)

Pharmacists & Travelers  (Thursdays 4:30 pm)

Tuesday Women  (Tuesday evenings)

North Shore Day Ladies  (Wednesdays 10:00 am)

Point Grey  (Wednesday evenings)

High School/Youth Program (Wednesdays 4:00 pm)

Vancouver Senior Men  (Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 pm)

Pacific Rim (Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings)

Sunday Open  (Sundays 6:45 pm)

North Shore Mixed (Sundays 9:30 am)

Junior Program (Saturdays 12 noon)

453 League spares only (Fridays 6:00 pm)

Saturday Doubles (Saturdays 9:15 pm)

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.

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

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