Blind curling organizer wins News 1130 Unsung Hero award

Carol Kent has won two volunteer-of-the-year awards from VCC for her work organizing the blind curling program. Now, after being nominated by blind curler Linda Weber, she has won an Unsung Hero award from News 1130 radio station. Click here for the complete story.

Eight-ender scored on Friday night

Hanafin 8-ender

It's not too often you see the VCC scoreboards with eights on them, but it happened in the first end of a B&B League game on Friday, Jan. 12. The Mike Hanafin team stole the eight points. "To their credit, our opponent tried to draw for one instead of just hitting an open rock, but they were a bit heavy," Hanafin said. Left to right are Hanafin, lead Sherry Cavallin, second Dick King and third Fred Cleutinx. 

Waiting list for Charity Skins Bonspiel

The annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel, Mar. 2-4, is full now with 32 teams, but we are taking names on a waiting list. For more information and registration go to

Gibson with BC team at Scotties

BC Scotties team

Front row left to right are skip Kesa Van Osch, third Marika Van Osch, second Kalia Van Osch and lead Amy Gibson. Back row are coach Bill Tschirhart and fifth player Rachelle Kallechy.

Amy Gibson, a practice member at VCC, is lead on the Van Osch team representing BC team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, Jan. 27 to Feb. 4. Tune in to TSN for televised games or follow the action online at

Waiting list for doubles bonspiel

Doubles bonspiel

The bonspiel is now full, but we are taking names on a waiting list. Go to 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

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