VCC juniors Bill Lou and Marcus Dee were curling in the BC High School Curling Championships in Smithers, Mar. 2-4, as members of the St. George's boys' team. St. George's finished with a 3-4 record. Kelowna won the event. More info is on the Smithers Secondary Facebook page.
Thanks to the generosity of participants, the 20th annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel, held this past weekend (Mar. 3-5), raised $3,400 for the St. James Music Academy for inner-city youth. The finals were exciting with the A final coming down to a 13 skin carry over with a draw to the button to win. Congratulations to Team Brown - Chris Brown, Craig Whitaker, Makoto Tsukishima and Hamish Macdonald!
Other events were won by: B Final: Team Gardner - Paul Dunkin, Mickey Bishop, Rob Gardner and Jurgen Wolter. C Final: Team Tully - Brock Tully, Jeff Guinard, Chris Faa and Nick Kuit. D Final: Team McKenzie - Jerry McKenzie, Rob Goble, John Meier and Bill McGinty. Congratulations everyone!
A special shout out and thank you to VCC Special Events Committee for coordinating such a fun and worthwhile event!
Three VCC curlers were on a team out of Richmond CC that finished second at the BC Mixed Curling Championship in Parksville, Mar. 2-5. Jaime McLaren, Heather Hansen and Chris Chute teamed up with Richmond skip Aaron Watson, losing the championship final to three-time former BC mixed champion Tom Buchy from Kimberley.
The Andrew Forrest team from VCC (Becky Abbot, Dave Marchant and Alison DenToom) went 1-3 in the triple knockout event.
Congrats to VCC curlers for winning the top Division 1 league title in the Optimist Junior Interclub Curling League this season. Front row left to right are Danyelle Bernier, Ardis Mellor-Lang, Daniel Dabiri and Marcus Dee, holding another banner for the VCC rink. Also in the picture is VCC coach Luke Opacic, who was filling in for Brad Burton.