December Totem Tales newsletter is here

The December version of the Totem Tales newsletter has been sent to inboxes. Read it online at http://bit.ly/2kEDTmO.

Try curling for free on Saturday, Jan. 13

The Vancouver Curling Club is opening its doors once again to the public to come try curling for free on Saturday, Jan. 13. Sessions run from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm with instruction and equipment provided. Registration for this event is required. Click here for more information and registration.

Four VCC curlers have qualifed for BC Scotties

Four VCC curlers will be in the field at the BC Scotties, Jan. 2-7 at the Victoria Curling Club. This past weekend (Dec. 8-10) in Hope, Holly Donaldson and Lindsay Hudyma earned a berth in the women's open playdown there. See the results at http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/Comp?compid=1665. VCC curlers Diane Gushulak and Sandra Comadina have also qualified through their team's ranking in the Canadian Team Ranking System, based on points earned in cashspiels.

Holiday funspiel on Dec. 30 is full!

Seems a one-day funspiel during the Christmas break was a good idea! This bonspiel is now full. If you want to be on a waiting list, send an email to msc@vancurl.com.

Xmas spiel poster

 

VCC curler repeats as Brazilian mixed doubles champion

Marcio Cerquinho

VCC curler Marcio Cerquinho has won the Brazilan mixed doubles championship for the second year running, capturing the title with Aline Goncalves in Toronto, Nov. 15-19. They now advance to the World Mixed Doubles Championship, April 21-28 in Sweden. Cerquiho will also be on the Brazilian men's team that is challenging Canada, skipped by Glenn Howard, for an Americas' spot in the world men's event. The best-of-five challenge takes place during the Continental Cup, Jan. 11-14 in London, Ontario.  

Curl BC offering webinars for curlers

Curl BC is offering webinars through its high performance program that VCC curlers can take take part in for $20 plus GST. Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions to expert coaches and sports nutritionists. For more info go to https://www.curlbc.ca/high-performance/calendar/.

The Ontario Curling Council is also offering coach and athlete webinars which are open to curlers across the country. Find out more at: http://www.ontariocurlingcouncil.com/blog/occ-webinar-series-for-coach-and-athlete-development/.

 

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

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