VCC curler at Canadian senior men's March 24-29

Lepine team

The BC team that included VCC curler Stan Walker finished with a 5-4 record at the Canadian Senior Men's Curling Championship, March 24-29 in Stratford, Ontario. Walker  is third on the Craig Lepine team that won the BC senior men's title for the second year in a row. The BC team missed qualifying for the championship pool, but finished on top of the seeding pool. Ontario won the championship.

Curl BC seeking nominations for annual awards

The nomination process is now underway for Curl BC's annual awards that recognize and honour individuals, teams and businesses for their outstanding contribution to the sport of curling. For more information, go to https://www.curlbc.ca/recognition/curl-bc-annual-awards/.

Guignard team qualifies for the BC mixed

The Vancouver Curling Club team of Jeff Guignard, Heather Hansen, Steve Forrest and Michelle MacLeod has qualified for the AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship, April 19-22 in Richmond. Results from the regional playdown, held Feb. 9 - 12 in Richmond can be found at http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/Comp?compid=2713.

February Totem Tales newsletter is out

The February edition of Totem Tales, our monthly newsletter, has been emailed to VCC curlers. You can view it online at http://bit.ly/2BJNdNJ.

Blind curling organizer wins News 1130 Unsung Hero award

Carol Kent has won two volunteer-of-the-year awards from VCC for her work organizing the blind curling program. Now, after being nominated by blind curler Linda Weber, she has won an Unsung Hero award from News 1130 radio station. Click here for the complete story.

Eight-ender scored on Friday night

Hanafin 8-ender

It's not too often you see the VCC scoreboards with eights on them, but it happened in the first end of a B&B League game on Friday, Jan. 12. The Mike Hanafin team stole the eight points. "To their credit, our opponent tried to draw for one instead of just hitting an open rock, but they were a bit heavy," Hanafin said. Left to right are Hanafin, lead Sherry Cavallin, second Dick King and third Fred Cleutinx. 

Waiting list for Charity Skins Bonspiel

The annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel, Mar. 2-4, is full now with 32 teams, but we are taking names on a waiting list. For more information and registration go to http://www.vancurl.com/2018-charity-skins.

Gibson with BC team at Scotties

BC Scotties team

Front row left to right are skip Kesa Van Osch, third Marika Van Osch, second Kalia Van Osch and lead Amy Gibson. Back row are coach Bill Tschirhart and fifth player Rachelle Kallechy.

Amy Gibson, a practice member at VCC, is lead on the Van Osch team representing BC team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, Jan. 27 to Feb. 4. Tune in to TSN for televised games or follow the action online at http://www.curling.ca/2018scotties.

Waiting list for doubles bonspiel

Doubles bonspiel

The bonspiel is now full, but we are taking names on a waiting list. Go to http://vancurl.com/2018-doubles-bonspiel for information.

VCC curler tried to kick Canada out of world championship

Marcio Cerquinho

VCC curler/employee Marcio Cerquinho is second on the Brazilian national team that took on Glen Howard in a best of five series Jan. 11-13 at the Continental Cup in London, Ontario. The Americas Zone Challenge pitted Brazil against Canada with the winning country earning a spot in the Ford World Mens' Curling Championship. Canada could have been knocked out of competing in the world championship, but won three straight games over the Brazilians. Click here for an explanation of how this all came about.

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