Waiting list for doubles bonspiel

Doubles bonspiel

The bonspiel is now full, but we are taking names on a waiting list. Go to http://vancurl.com/2018-doubles-bonspiel for information.

VCC curler tried to kick Canada out of world championship

Marcio Cerquinho

VCC curler/employee Marcio Cerquinho is second on the Brazilian national team that took on Glen Howard in a best of five series Jan. 11-13 at the Continental Cup in London, Ontario. The Americas Zone Challenge pitted Brazil against Canada with the winning country earning a spot in the Ford World Mens' Curling Championship. Canada could have been knocked out of competing in the world championship, but won three straight games over the Brazilians. Click here for an explanation of how this all came about.

Chinese teams at VCC

Harbin team

Two teams and a coach from Harbin, in northern China, have been practising at VCC this week. The women's team competed in VCC's Harvest Bonspiel, Oct. 27-29, while the men's team played in the Dogwood Bonspiel at Royal City CC the same weekend.

VCC curler at world championship qualifier

Chinese Taipei team

Left to right: lead Ting-Li Lin, second Brendon Liu, third Nick Hsu, skip Randy Shen

Thursday Open League curler Nick Hsu is in Erina, Australia representing Chinese Taipei at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship, November 2-9. Hsu is playing third on the team, which includes two other Lower Mainland curlers, Randy Chen and Brendon Liu. Former VCC employee Chris Ordog is also competing with the Australian team. Men's and women's teams from nine countries are competing to qualify for their respective world championships. Event information and live streaming of games can be seen by clicking on the link.

Thompson team wins Harvest Bonspiel

Congratulations to the Aaron Thompson team from VCC, winners of the Harvest Bonspiel, Oct. 27-29. All the results can be found by clicking here.

Thompson team

Left to right: Aaron Thompson, Jack Holmes, Stephen Bailey, Gerald Gunn

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

November Totem Tales is out

Our monthly newsletter, Totem Tales, for November can be found at 

VCC curler wins Vernon cashspiel

VCC curler Jeff Guignard has won the Prestige Hotels Classic cashspiel in Vernon, winning $5,000. Go to http://www.worldcurl.com/post.php?postid=779.

 

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.

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