2011 Harvest Bonspiel - A Resounding Success

The first-ever bonspiel in the new home of the Vancouver Curling Club wrapped up on Sunday, November 6 with Team Apex Pest Control (on the right) claiming the champions’ title for the 2011 Harvest Bonspiel.

A fun weekend was had by all participants and spectators both on and off the ice.

2011 Harvest Bonspiel Champions - Team Apex Pest Control

Celebrating Leo Hebert

Members young and old, faces of the Club’s past and present were on hand this past Saturday afternoon for a very special ceremony. Leo Hebert was presented with the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a curler in the province of British Columbia, a lifetime membership from Curl BC.

Leo Hebert presented with Life Membership plaque Pictured to the right (accompanied by the Brier trophy), Leo was presented the honour by Jim Mann, the Chair of Curl BC’s Board of Directors and a long-time friend of Leo. Jim spoke about the wide-ranging impact that Leo has had on the sport of curling, the province of BC, the city of Vancouver and the Vancouver Curling Club. From his seven provincial championships that span across the decades and his national and world championship honours from 1964 to the establishment of blind curling in this province and coaching done at all levels, Leo is truly deserving of this special acknowledgement.

Crazy Eights! Third Eight-Ender in the New Facility

As the Club wrapped up the first full month of league play, there was yet another eight-ender - the third of our young season in our new home and the fifth in less than a year for the VCC.

Team Make It Work achieved the special feat in the third end of their game on October 24 at 9:45pm. Playing on sheet one, skip George Hall, third Kevin Jervis, and second David Thill were incredibly excited with their accomplishment.

Make It Work Eight Ender

Employment Opportunity - Executive Director (now closed)

The Vancouver Curling Club, a member-focused nonprofit association and home to a world-class eight-sheet curling facility with off-season potential, is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Directors, will be responsible for operational planning, administration, financial management, marketing and sales, sponsorship development and measuring results against goals.

Please click here to download the posting for a complete list of the areas of responsibility and the accompanying list of qualifications. Application deadline is 5 pm PST on November 4, 2011.

Please provide a cover letter and résumé in confidence to hr@vancurl.com. No phone calls please.

Improve Your Skills

Now that we are into our third week of league play, many members may be wondering how they can improve their games. We have the answer for you!

The VCC is continuing the successful monthly clinics on a variety of intermediate topics throughout the season, and the first one starts this month.

Running from 9.30-11.30am on Saturday, October 22, the clinic topic is Game Planning and Team Strategy.

Please click here for complete details and to register.

Twice as Nice - Second Eight-Ender in less than 24 hours

Team Gerhard Eight Ender

Only one day after the first-ever eight-ender was scored in the new home of the VCC, the feat was matched! That's right, the first two eight-enders at Hillcrest Centre were achieved within 18 hours of each other.

Playing in the third end, Team Gerhard scored their eight-ender on sheet 4 at 1:35pm on October 4, 2011. Pictured to the left, skip John Gerhard, third John Bell, second Bill Burrell, and lead Barrie Brown have managed to score the fourth eight-ender at the VCC in the past 10 months.

Eight-Ender Rings in Second Week of League Play

In only the second week of league curling in the brand new home of the Vancouver Curling Club, the first Eight-Ender was accomplished by "North of 40" of the Pacific Rim Curling League!

North of 40 scored their eight-ender at 7:56pm on October 3, 2011 while playing the fourth end of their game on sheet five - the first-ever eight-ender at Hillcrest Centre.

The third eight-ender at the VCC in the past 10 months, North of 40 achieved this rare feat with Skip Rick Feeney needing to throw a draw on his final stone. "In 35 years of curling, this is the first time I have ever had an 8-ender," said skip Rick Feeney."It's a once-in-a-lifetime achievement!"
 

Team North of 40 Eight Ender

Welcome to Your New Home

With the end of September upon us, it means that league play for the inaugural season in our new facility begins soon. September 25 is the first day of league play so the Club's staff and Board of Directors are looking forward to seeing the facility in full action and jointly welcoming VCC members (new and returning) to our new home.

The month of September has already seen hundreds of new curlers as well as VCC members walk through our doors and try the sport during our open houses and clinics. There is an excitement in the air as almost all of our leagues have expanded since last season (and some already have a wait list). We have a new menu, expanded draught taps, HD televisions, comfy couches, and floor-to-ceiling windows that make visiting the Last Draw Lounge before or after your game a must-do item.

Come on Out to Enjoy the New Home of the VCC

Team Faa - 2011 Lower Mainland Club Champions Come try curling for free as part of Sports Day in Canada. From 1-5pm this Saturday, September 17, there will be activities for kids and adults on and off the ice.

Click here for more details.

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