VCC Men and Women at Senior Playdowns

The VCC would like to congratulate Team Miller and Team Bain for representing the Club at their respective playdowns this past weekend.

Team Miller (Karen Miller, Shelley Birston, Dianne Petrant, Kathy McInnes, and coach Pat McSherry) were attempting to repeat their success from last year when they qualified for the Senior Women's Provincial Championships and captured the silver medal). Unfortunately, their playdown journey came to an end short of their desired goal. After going 1-1 on day one, Team Miller battled valiantly to come from behind but lost both their games on the Saturday. Please click here to learn more about Team Miller's results.

Team Bain (Croft Bain, Paul Dunkin, Bill Dauphinee and Gary Lubin) also saw their playdown journey end sooner than they wanted after losing three close games on Thursday and Friday at the Senior Men's Provincial Championships. Please click here to see Team Bain's results.

In addition to Team Miller and Team Bain, other teams playing during the Senior Women's and Senior Men's Regions 8-11 playdowns included VCC members. Team Gessner (who qualified for the provincials), Team Hanafin, Team Johnson, Team Shimizu, and Team Steffin had at least one VCC member on their team as they played in the Senior Men's event. Meanwhile, Team Smiley (who qualified for the provincials) was coached by the VCC's junior program coach and lead intermediate clinician, Brad Burton.

Want to Represent the VCC with your League Team?

Do you yearn for competition, but don’t have the time or drive to take your weekly curling addiction to Provincial Playdowns? The CCA and The Dominion have started the Dominion Curling Championships so that club-level teams can compete in hopes of qualifying for a national championship.

Dominion Curling Championships

In February, the VCC will hold playoffs to determine our representatives for the Lower Mainland Division and that’s where you and your team come in. Your team must be all men or all women and play together regularly in one of the VCC's leagues to be eligible.

Sweep your way over to the event page for complete details and to register.

New League at the VCC

The VCC is pleased to offer a new half-season league that will focus on teaching the game and provide some unique experience both on and off the ice.

The School of Rock will begin play on January 11 and run for 15 weeks until April 18. Playing each Wednesday and alternating between 6:45pm and 9:05pm, this small league will allow players to receive instruction, try all positions on the ice, experience different game formats and enjoy some fun off-ice activities.

What Does the VCC Mean to You?

As we enter the holiday season, we know that people are inundated every year with requests for donations for many causes. Donations to any cause are a personal and private choice. Some choose to donate because a disease or issue has impacted their life in a meaningful way, some choose because the fundraising request letter, event or story touched them, some choose because it seems like a good idea and the tax break is beneficial. There are many choices and many reasons so why do we ask you to think about the VCC?

VCC Men at Provincial Playdowns

The VCC was well represented at this past weekend's Men's Provincial Playdowns. Team Schneider (Steve Schneider, Rick Feeney, Shawn Ecklund and Glenn Smith) and Team Marchant (David Marchant, Andrew Gray, Noah Grant and Kris Davies) represented the club as VCC teams. Unfortunately, they did not qualify but, between them, had a number of very close games throughout the weekend.

New Executive Director Starts on December 13

The Club's Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have selected the new Executive Director. Willa Thorpe will begin her tenure at the VCC on December 13 so please take a moment to read the letter of introduction (linked below) to learn more about Willa, the position and the process undertaken to select our newest team member.
 
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VCC Team Continues to Make its Mark

After winning a silver medal in the Tim Horton’s BC Senior Women’s Curling Championship in Kamloops last season, Team Miller of the Vancouver Curling Club is back at it this fall hoping for a return to the provincials.

Team Miller is off to a good start by winning the Cloverdale Ladies Bonspiel on Nov. 18-20. “We played some really tough games,” said Skip Karen Miller. The competition included some other teams that are competing on the provincial circuit. “It gave us some strong practice and also gave us a chance to measure our team against a couple of other strong senior women's teams.”

VCC Members Making a Difference

This week marks the start of the 2011 Dominion Curling Club Championship. It is being held this year at the Richmond Curling Club from November 21-26, and a number of VCC members are playing key roles as volunteers at the event.

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.
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