Open house on Mar. 25 is full

Our open house scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 25 is now full. If you wish to be put on a waiting list to try curling, email the number of people in your group and a preferred time, either 2:15 pm or 3:15 pm, to Richard Brower at msc@vancurl.com. 

This event is registered with and supported by the Participaction 150 Play List.

Participaction 150

 

Bring-A-Friend to curl on Saturday, April 8

VCC members are invited to bring friends, family and acquaintances to try curling on the afternoon of Saturday, April 8. Members can book an hour on ice to share with a group of up to eight people, starting at 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm or 5:30 pm. Some instructors will be on hand to provide help if needed and equipment is provided. The lounge will be open as well. Click here if you are a VCC member wishing to book an hour of ice time.

BC seniors finish 4-5 at Canadians

The BC senior men's tean, including VCC curler Stan Walker, finished up the week with a 4-5 record at the Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Frederiction, NB. BC was 3-3 in their pool round robin, tied for third with PEI and Newfoundland, but those two teams advanced to the championship pool as they had both defeated BC. BC was then 1-2 in their seeding pool matches. The playoffs will be played on Saturday, Mar. 25. The BC team pictured below is, left to right, Craig Lepine, Stan Walker, Craig Mcleod and Mike Pellech.
BC senior men

Watson wins BC masters men's title

Watson throwing

VCC curler Ken Watson has won the BC Masters Men's Curling Championship, Mar. 7-12 in Cranbrook, while skipping a team from Chilliwack. Ken's team now advances to the Canadian Masters Men's Curling Championship, April 2-9 in Guelph, Ontario. For all the results from the BC championship go to http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/CompRR?compid=650.

Cecilia wins bronze at world deaf event

Deaf team

VCC curler Cecilia Tung has won a bronze medal as fifth player on the Canadian women's team at the third World Deaf Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia, Mar. 5-12. Ceclia was part of Team Jamieson from Edmonton. She is the first BC woman to be part of the deaf national team. 

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!

VCC curlers second at BC Mixed

Three VCC curlers were on a team out of Richmond CC that finished second at the BC Mixed Curling Championship in Parksville, Mar. 2-5. Jaime McLaren, Heather Hansen and Chris Chute teamed up with Richmond skip Aaron Watson, losing the championship final to three-time former BC mixed champion Tom Buchy from Kimberley.

The Andrew Forrest team from VCC (Becky Abbot, Dave Marchant and Alison DenToom) went 1-3 in the triple knockout event.

Coyne and Graham win Doubles Bonspiel

Graham and Cracker

VCC curlers Craig Coyne and Kayla Graham won the A event in the Doubles Bonspiel on Saturday, Feb. 18, beating VCC juniors Ardis Mellor-Laing and Marcus Dee in the final. For all the results go to the Doubles Bonspiel page.

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