Brad Burton is VCC volunteer of the year

Smokey gets award

Brad Burton (right) received the VCC volunteer-of-the-year award Sept. 4 at the AGM from President Brent Forbes. Brad has been the long-time head coach of the VCC junior program on Saturdays. Brad is generous with his knowledge and experience in the sport, always willing to teach and help people get better, no matter what their current skill level.

World's oldest curler turns 100!

Lola with presidents

The world's oldest active curler, VCC member Lola Holmes, turned 100 years old on Sunday, Sept. 16. She held a party for family and friends at VCC on the day, and then celebrated again on her first day of curling, Monday, Sept. 24 with the Vancouver Ladies' League. She received a plaque from VCC, marking the occasion, from president Ron McKay (left) and past-president Brent Forbes (right).  Click here for a Curl BC story about Lola,  click here for a CBC story and click here for a StarMetro Vancouver story. Click here to view pictures from the party with league members on Sept. 24.

Learn to curl

The Vancouver Curling Club offers learn-to-curl programs on Saturday evenings throughout the season. There is also a junior program on Saturdays and a high school program on Wednesdays. For more information, go to http://vancurl.com/lessons-clinics.

Elementary school students can curl on Feb. 15

Elementary school students eight years and older are invited to try curling at the Vancouver Curling Club on Friday, Feb. 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. There is a curriculum implementation day on that date, giving Vancouver-area students a day off from school.

The cost for the program is $15.00 plus GST and includes instruction and equipment. Students need to bring clean running shoes and warm, loose-fitting or stretchy clothing. You can sign up individually or indicating if there are other students you wish to curl with. This program is now full. To be put on a waiting list send an email to msc@vancurl.com.

Thiessen Blog: Five-Rock FGZ a Positive Change for Curling

In September 2017, the World Curling Federation membership voted overwhelmingly to change the Free Guard Zone (FGZ) rule as of the 2018-19 season to the five-rock FGZ rule, a change from the four-rock rule that has been in place in Canada since 2002, and the rest of the WCF since 1993.

Brazilians finish with a 3-4 record at world mixed doubles

Marcio at world mixed doubles

VCC curler/ice tech Marcio Cernquinho finished tied for fourth in his pool, representing Brazil at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Sweden, April 21-28. Marcio and his team mate, Aline Goncalves of Whitehorse, had a 3-4 record, including a close loss to Canada, but missing the playoffs.

Read our April newsletter

The April edition of Totem Tales, our monthly newsletter, has been sent to inboxes. You can also read it online at https://bit.ly/2ENbEH6.

Robertson team wins VCC Championship

Robertson team

The Scott Robertson team from the Pacific Rim Curling League has won this year's VCC Championship, defeating Paul Dunkin's Super Seniors League team in seven ends in Thursday night's (April 12) A event final. Left to right are lead Michael Anhorn, second Kevin Mintenko, third Greg Ohashi and skip Scott Robertson. The Shorty Sellars team from the Motors League won the B final. Go to our VCC Championship page for more complete coverage. 

VCC in article on experiencing Winter Olympic sports

The Vancouver Curling Club is part of an online article about experiencing various Winter Olympic sports in Canada. Click here to read the story on the Canadian Affair website.

German team visits VCC

German sweeper

The German men's curling team was practising at VCC just prior to heading to Las Vegas for the World Men's Curling Championship. Read more about the team on the German Curling Association's website at http://www.curling-verband.de/news/p8vpqy.html. A translated version of the story should be available.

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