Former national coach making presentations at VCC

Bill Tschirhart

Bill Tschirhart, a former national development coach for Curl Canada, will be at VCC on Saturday, Nov. 25 for two off-ice sessions:

10:00 am to 11:30 am - "What Are You Thinking?"

"The success of a curling shot depends as much if not more upon what you do before you step in the hack than what you do after you step into the hack," says Bill. "I've tried to encapsulate what we've all heard from sport psychologists at one time or another, but into a workable, understandable package. It has resonated well!"

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - "The Strategy & Tactics Workshop"

The workshop is not about what shots to play, but rather identifying the strengths of a team and making sure the team plays to those strengths. "The workshop is very revealing to teams," Bill says. "The participants will be empowered by me following the session to conduct the workshop for their teams."

VCC members pay $18.00 for one session or $30.00 for both. Non-members pay $20.00 for one session or $35.00 for both. Click here for registration and online payment. 

Harvest Bonspiel registration now open

Click here to register for the open format Harvest Bonspiel. Space filling up fast!


Harvest Bonspiel

Learn to curl at VCC

We have all sorts of opportunities for people of all ages to learn to curl this fall at VCC and/or curl with other novice curlers. For more information, go to the instruction section of the website.

Found in the city archives

Here is something club historian Kathy McInnes came across on Facebook, from the City of Vancouver archives. The old building down the street at Dinmont and Midlothian (33rd Avenue) was the first curling-dedicated facility that VCC had. It was on its last legs when the 2010 Winter Olympics came along, leaving the legacy of the new facility we occupy today.

1949 souvenir program

October Totem Tales is out

Our monthly newsletter, Totem Tales, for October can be found at If you are a VCC curler and haven't seen it in your inbox, then check your spam filters or let Richard know at

VCC curler wins Vernon cashspiel

VCC curler Jeff Guignard has won the Prestige Hotels Classic cashspiel in Vernon, winning $5,000. Go to


Jeff Guignard


Curl BC high performance coach giving lessons at VCC

Will Sutton Curl BC high performance coach Will Sutton is now offering lessons at VCC. Will can provide half-hour lessons to individuals with video delivery analysis or video sweeping analysis. He can also run a team practice with two additional team practice plans to take away for use later. Click here for more information and online booking.

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.

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