Named after the late Barry Naimark, who was a longtime VCC member and part of the Lyall Dagg foursome that became world curling champions in 1964, the Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel is an opportunity for curlers to play the game they love, have fun with their friends and meet other members, all while raising funds for a local charity.
The Korean women's team was on hand, preparing for the World Women's Curling Championship in Prince George, so they entered and won the annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel. Left to right are skip Gim Un Chi, third Um Min Ji, second Kim Su Ji, lead Seol Ye Eun and alternate Seol Ye Ji. They defeated a VCC team skipped by Kip Greenlaw in the A event final.
B event winners, left to right: Keith Switzer, Eric Hagen and Nick Parrotta. Dick King is missing from the photo.
C event winners, left to right: Craig Coyne, Heather Lawrence, Patrick Prade and Liz Ingram.
D event winners, left to right: Connie Leung, Jevons Tang, Deena Szostak, Jeffery Timmins, Ryan Thummel.
Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver-based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status. They support and assist LGBTQ+ /HIV+ refugee claimants in the Lower Mainland through facilitated peer support, referrals, system navigation and accompaniment.
Rainbow Refugee: www.rainbowrefugee.com
Reg. Charity # 833497209 RR 0001