VCC curler finishes 3rd at Optimist BC championship

VCC curler/employee Ardis Mellor-Laing made the playoffs and finished in third place at the Optimist U18 BC Curling Championship in Salmon Arm, March 13-18. Ardis was third on the Everly Royea team out of Langley. The Jaelyn Cotter team from Vernon won the championship. Online coverage is at

March newsletter now available

The March edition of Totem Tales, our monthly newsletter, has been emailed out. You can also read it online at

VCC curlers at BC masters men's championship

Some VCC curlers competed March 6 -11 in the BC Masters Men's Curling Championship in Creston. The event, for those 60 years plus, included VCC curlers Ken Watson, last year's champion, Paul Dunkin and Mickey Bishop. The Craig Lepine team won, defeating the Rob Koffski team from Kelowna in the final. Koffski's team included former world champion Pat Ryan at third. Lepine also won the BC senior men's title this season for curlers 60 years plus.

Robertson and Mintenko win doubles spiel

Doubles winners

The Jin & Toni C. team (Kevin Mintenko, left, and Scott Robertson) won the A event in the Doubles Bonspiel on Saturday, Feb. 17, defeating VCC curler Marcio Cernquinho and his Brazilian team mate in the final. 

Bednarz team wins Charity Skins Bonspiel

Bednarz team

The Mike Bednarz team from VCC won the Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel, March 2 - 4. Left to right are Doug Poulin, Peter Lang, Mike Bednarz and Scott Weber. Results are posted at The bonspiel raised over $3900 in cash to support this year's charity, KidSafe.

VCC on Breakfast TV!

Watch as Riaz Meghji, host of Breakfast TV takes on the women's Korean curling team.  Thanks to VCC members Colin Chan, Richard Brower and Brad Burton who got Riaz up and sliding.  Click on to watch the fun!

VCC curler at Canadian senior men's March 24-29

Lepine team

The BC team that included VCC curler Stan Walker finished with a 5-4 record at the Canadian Senior Men's Curling Championship, March 24-29 in Stratford, Ontario. Walker  is third on the Craig Lepine team that won the BC senior men's title for the second year in a row. The BC team missed qualifying for the championship pool, but finished on top of the seeding pool. Ontario won the championship.

Curl BC seeking nominations for annual awards

The nomination process is now underway for Curl BC's annual awards that recognize and honour individuals, teams and businesses for their outstanding contribution to the sport of curling. For more information, go to

Guignard team qualifies for the BC mixed

The Vancouver Curling Club team of Jeff Guignard, Heather Hansen, Steve Forrest and Michelle MacLeod has qualified for the AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship, April 19-22 in Richmond. Results from the regional playdown, held Feb. 9 - 12 in Richmond can be found at

February Totem Tales newsletter is out

The February edition of Totem Tales, our monthly newsletter, has been emailed to VCC curlers. You can view it online at

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