Two VCC teams competed in Richmond over the weekend at the Dominion Mainland Club Challenge. Team Schneider and Team Birston took aim at qualifying for the provincial event that begins this Wednesday. Team Schneider finished at 2-2 and did not qualify out of their pool.
However, Team Birston managed to force a tie-breaker with Team Richmond by finishing at 3-1 in their pool. Team Birston was victorious in the tie-breaker and went on to win the semi-final against Golden Ears. The win secured a spot at provincials! We wish them good luck and good curling!
Read more about how Team Birston came together in the Vancouver Courier article: Birston PICS her spot with new team.
For the third consecutive year in a row, the Vancouver Curling Club's Team Schneider solidified their hold as the undisputed Canadian Gay Curling Champions.
During the intense all-Vancouver re-match, Team Schneider (Skip Stephen Schneider, Third Shawn Eklund, Second Shelley Birston and Lead Glenn Smith) came out on top against long-time rivals Team Thompson (Skip Aaron Thompson, Third Jack Holmes, Second Brian Oldham and Lead Mark Trowell). Both teams are long-time members of the VCC and the Pacific Rim Curling League.
This year's event (which also included the Icebreaker Bonspiel) was hosted by Edmonton's Curling With Pride at the Granite Curling Club, where the inaugural CGCC was held in 2005 with Thompson taking the very first CGCC title.
We are extremely proud of the skill level displayed at the gay National level by our VCC teams. Congrats Team Schneider for a well-earned three-peat!
It is with heavy hearts that the Vancouver Curling Club staff and Board of Directors announce the passing of our much admired Honorary Life Member and two time Past President Ron Avery.
VCC members are invited to share wine, friendship and anecdotes at a celebration of Ron's life to be hosted by his family at the Marine Room of the West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre at 20th and Marine Drive on Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Ron’s legacy with the VCC will be discussed at length in the May edition of The Backline.
On Saturday, April 5, the VCC Member ‘Bring-a-Friend’ Day will be happening out on the ice. Bring along a friend (or two!) interested in trying out curling for the first time. All they need to bring are clean (indoor) running shoes and a few layers of warm clothes. Experienced coaches will be out on the ice to help demonstrate the sport.
Are you curious about the other types of leagues at the Vancouver Curling Club? The VCC has more than 20 different leagues that vary in the format and time they run each week, to gender and age mix, social events and prizes.
Come meet league reps and ask questions during the ‘Meet The Leagues’ event, also on April 5. There will be complimentary food/snacks and a FREE raffle for a brand-new Fibrelite broom!
- Bring a Friend Day: 10-4pm | Ice shed
- Meet the Leagues: 12-2pm | Last Draw Lounge
Click here for more info about both events. See you at the Club on April 5!