VCC coach works with BC wheelchair champs

Brad with wheelies

Congrats to VCC curler and coach Brad Burton on being part of the BC wheelchair championship winning team this past weekend (Jan. 27-30) at Richmond. Brad coached the Gerry Austgarden team that now heads to the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Quebec, April 24-30. With Brad in the photo, left to right, are lead Janice Ing, second Bob Macdonald, third Darryl Neighbour and skip Berry Austgarden. For details on the BC Wheelchair Curling Championship go to

VCC curlers in BC mixed doubles, Feb. 2-5

The BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Kelowna, Thursday, Feb. 2 to Sunday, Feb. 5, had 28 teams entered, including four teams of VCC curlers: Shelly Birston/Shawn Courtorielle, Danyelle Bernier/Daniel Dabiri, Andrew Forrest/Becky Abbot and Stephen Strathdee/Michelle MacLeod. The winners were Jeff Richard and Sarah Wark. For event details and coverage go to

Watson at Canadian Masters in Guelph

Watson throwing

VCC curler Ken Watson started with four straight wins as the skip of team BC at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Guelph, Ontario from April 2-9, but ended up finishing with a 5-5 record, out of the playoffs. Click on the link for online coverage, including live streaming.

Watson won the BC masters title Mar. 7-12 in Cranbrook. Info on that event is at

VCC Brazilians challenged USA for a spot in world championships

Four VCC curlers were in Duluth, Minnesota Jan. 27-29 as part of the Brazilian men's and women's teams challenging the USA for spots in the 2017 world curling championships. Isis Oliveira, Alessandra Barros and Anne Shibuya Gervan curl on the Brazilian women's team skipped by Aline Goncalves from Whitehorse, and VCC ice tech Marcio Cerquinho is third for the Brazilian men's team skipped by Marcelo Mello of Sherbrooke, Quebec. 

Cecilia wins bronze at world deaf event

Deaf team

VCC curler Cecilia Tung has won a bronze medal as fifth player on the Canadian women's team at the third World Deaf Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia, Mar. 5-12. Ceclia was part of Team Jamieson from Edmonton. She is the first BC woman to be part of the deaf national team. 

Enter the VCC men's playoff for Mainland Club Challenge

The men's playoff to represent VCC at the Mainland Club Challenge in Richmond will run the week of Saturday, Mar. 25 to Saturday, April 1. The registration deadline is noon on Mar. 10. More info and registration at

Andy Serink dies

Andy Serink, a longtime VCC member and president from 1990-93, has died at the age of 90 years old. The funeral will be on Friday, Jan. 6 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road in North Vancouver. 

A picture of Andy can be seen at Obituary and funeral info is at

VCC curlers finish second and third at BC Scotties

Congrats to VCC curlers Sandra Comadina and Lindsay Hudyma for their strong showings at the BC Scotties in Duncan. Lindsay skipped her team to a second place finish in the round robin with a 5-2 record. Comadina, who plays lead for the Diane Gushulak team that was 4-3 in the round robin, got through a tiebreaker, the quarter-final, and a semi-final win Hudyma, but ended up losing the final to the Marla Mallett team that lost only one game all week.

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