The Club Moves Soon

As the summer is now upon us, we wanted to let everyone know that both staff and the Board of Directors are working hard to prepare for the move to our new home. We will be moving from our current club to the new facility in late July / early August, and we are aiming to have as smooth a transition as possible in our first curling season in the Hillcrest Olympic / Paralympic Centre this fall.

Employment Opportunity (now closed)

The Vancouver Curling Club is looking to fill a new position as the Club prepares to move to our new facility. The Manager of Membership Services will be responsible for the lounge and food prep operations, the pro shop, and the customer-service aspects of the VCC's leagues, bonspiels and more.

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 Monday, July 4th at 4pm PST.

Thank you for the 2010-2011 season

A message from the Club's outgoing president...

I would like to thank all our members and volunteers for a great season in 2010-2011.

The VCC is, at its core, a club – and a club is defined by the actions of its members. For my time on the board, on the whole, the actions of people I have been involved with have made me proud to be a member of the VCC.

2011 AGM Reminder

To: All members of the Vancouver Curling Club

2011 Annual General Meeting
June 1, 2010 at 7:15pm
Location: The Last Draw Lounge at the VCC (4460 Dinmont Ave)

Last Rock Delivered on Dinmont Avenue

On Saturday, April 30th, the Vancouver Curling Club hosted a fond farewell and tribute to our old building and 62 years of league play, bonspiels, clinics and good times at the Vancouver Curling Club on Dinmont Avenue with the Last Rock Ceremony.

More than 100 people were in attendance - including honorary life members, past presidents, provincial champions, world champions, and current club members from many of the VCC's leagues - as everyone had a chance to revisit the Club's history through the memorabilia on display, celebrate the throwing of the last rock (ever) in the ice shed, toast the grand, old building and then watch the lights go off in the ice shed for the final time.

Team Faa has a Great Run at Provincial Club Finals

After winning the Lower Mainland division of the Dominion BC Club Challenge, Team Faa spent their Easter weekend challenging teams from across the province and the western United States.

Competing at the Pacific International Cup / BC Dominion Club Challenge Provincial Finals, Team Faa finished in a four-way tie for second following round-robin play. After winning their two tie-breaker games in convincing fashion, Team Faa moved onto the medal round. Unfortunately, it was there that the team's spectacular run came to a grinding halt on the Sunday morning.

Team Faa are Lower Mainland Champions

Congratulations to Team Faa for capturing the Lower Mainland Division of the BC Dominion Club Challenge.

The team finished the round-robin portion tied for first in their pool with 2 wins (over Port Moody and Abbotsford) and 1 loss (to Coquitlam). They won a set of coin tosses so Team Faa had only to play one tie-breaker, and they defeated Coquitlam in that game to advance to the semi-finals.

Pictured left to right, Allen Ho (lead), Sean Ramsay (second), Jan Bos (third) and Chris Faa (skip) earned a one-point win over the 2008 Champions from Golden Ears to advance to the final. Once there, they played very well to hold a three-point lead heading into the final end, and they captured the title with a 5-2 win over Langley. Team Faa - 2011 Lower Mainland Club Champions

Final Countdown to the Last Rock

April 30th is fast approaching... and that means time is running out to purchase your raffle ticket to be the final person to throw a rock in our current facility. Who will the winner be?
Meanwhile, have you marked off April 30th on your calendar to attend the Last Rock Open House and the Last Rock Ceremony?

Season-ending VCC Championships

The final competitive curling event at the current location of Vancouver Curling Club was played on April 6th. Eight teams remained in the season-ending VCC Championships as the semi-finals and finals of the A and B draws were played.

Congratulations are in order for Team Bos from Sunday Open and Team McGinty from the Motors League for capturing the A and B Championships, respectively.

Jan Bos has the honour of throwing the final rock in competition at our current building, and it was needed in the eighth end of the A Final to ensure that he ran Team Lutes out of rocks. Team Lutes, from the Thursday Open League, made their way to the final by beating Team Dunkin from the Super Seniors League in their semi-final. Team Bos, though, became 2011 Club Champions by first beating Team Miller of the Tuesday Women's League in the A semi-finals. They then built a 4-0 lead after three ends, a 6-2 lead after six ends, and an eventual 6-5 win over Team Lutes in the A final.

Team Bos is skip Jan Bos, third Brian Oldham, second Dave Marchant, and lead
Darcy Greiner.

The Skins Needs a New Charity

Each year the VCC holds the Barry Naimark Annual Skins Bonspiel . This is a fun event which allows curlers to try a different format and to contribute to a local charity.

The goal of the Club is to find a charity where a $2,000 - $4,000 donation can really make a difference, and now is your chance to submit the name of a worthy charity.

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