Still planning to curl at 100 years old!

Lola sweeping

Lola Holmes was 99 years old when this picture was taken last season. We're looking forward to having a centenarian on the ice next month. See our August Totem Tales newsletter.

Try curling on Sunday, Sept. 9

Beginner curling

Come try curling on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 9 for only $5.00 per person with instruction and equipment included. Click here for more information and the online registration and payment form.

Double Back Bonspiel

VCC is hosting its first full doubles bonspiel to kick start the season. The Double Back Bonspiel is on September 7-8, 2018 at the Vancouver Curling Club and is open all players.  

This is a great opportunity to dust off your shoes, clean your broom and stretch the leg muscles you didn't use while sitting on the beach.

Click here for more details and registration

Learn to curl

The Vancouver Curling Club offers learn-to-curl programs on Saturday evenings throughout the season. There is also a junior program on Saturdays and a high school program on Wednesdays. For more information, go to

Elementary school students can curl on Oct. 19 Pro D Day

Elementary school students eight years and older are invited to try curling at the Vancouver Curling Club on Friday, Oct. 19 from 12:45 to 2:45 pm. There is a province-wide professional development day on that date, meaing all Vancouver-area students will have the day off from school.

The cost for the program is $15.00 plus GST and includes instruction and equipment. Students need to bring clean running shoes and warm, loose-fitting or stretchy clothing. You can sign up individually or indicating if there are other students you wish to curl with. Click here to register and pay online.

Curl BC coaching course at VCC Sept. 8-9

Become a certified club coach by attending the Curl BC workshop at VCC on the Sept. 8-9 weekend. For more information and registration go to

Thiessen Blog: Five-Rock FGZ a Positive Change for Curling

In September 2017, the World Curling Federation membership voted overwhelmingly to change the Free Guard Zone (FGZ) rule as of the 2018-19 season to the five-rock FGZ rule, a change from the four-rock rule that has been in place in Canada since 2002, and the rest of the WCF since 1993.

Brazilians finish with a 3-4 record at world mixed doubles

Marcio at world mixed doubles

VCC curler/ice tech Marcio Cernquinho finished tied for fourth in his pool, representing Brazil at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Sweden, April 21-28. Marcio and his team mate, Aline Goncalves of Whitehorse, had a 3-4 record, including a close loss to Canada, but missing the playoffs.

Read our April newsletter

The April edition of Totem Tales, our monthly newsletter, has been sent to inboxes. You can also read it online at

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