Newsletter - September 2022

VCC team wins cashspiel final over reigning world champions

Grandy Team

Left to right: Sarah Loken (lead), Lindsay Dubue (second), Kayla MacMillan (third), Clancy Grandy (skip)

Last season, the Kayla MacMillan team that practices at VCC finished second in the BC Scotties. For this season, they recruited Clancy Grandy to skip the team and the results have been impressive. Clancy, who has moved to Vancouver from Ontario, led the team to a championship final win at the Curling Stadium Martensville International on Labour Day. They defeated the reigning world champion, Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni, 7-1 in the final, picking up $10,000.

It was the second time the two teams had met in a cashspiel final over a short space of time, as Tirinzoni beat the VCC team in the Summer Series in Quebec on Aug. 29. Those two quick finalist results have given the new team a world ranking of 21st.

Clancy is available to coach VCC curlers. Contact membership services coordinator Richard Brower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604-874-0122 to book a lesson.


Get more out of your practice with Klutch Curling

The Klutch Curling app can now be used on sheet 1 at VCC. Download the app to your phone and you can get:

  • Real-time data on each shot
  • Analysis of rock rotation
  • Tracking of push/pull
  • Breakdown of line of delivery
  • Accurate split time
  • Fun for all skill levels


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New board members following AGM on Sept. 12

Seven member were elected to the VCC board of directors at the annual general meeting on Sept. 12. Corrie Belanger, Craig Coyne, Diane Gushulak and Deena Szotek joined as new directors and Dale Bradley, Ron McKay, Paul Tofolli rejoined after their terms had expired. Floyd Bardell, Ricardo Bortolon, Andrew Forshner, Luke Opacic and Scott Robertson continue their director terms. Colin Chan has stepped down as president, but continues on as past-president. Tim Dudra and Dave Sawrey have completed their terms.

A new executive well be elected at the first board meeting following the AGM.


Shamrocker Brian Bishop awarded an honourary life membership


Brian Bishop (left) with VCC president Colin Chan at the AGM on Sept. 12

VCC curler Brian Bishop has been elected as an honourary life member by his peers, it was announced at the AGM on Sept. 12. Brian’s history at VCC goes back nearly 60 years, as he curled as part of his high school physical education classes. He has been a VCC member for 50 years,a league representative for the Shamrock League for over 25 years and served on the board of directors. Brian helped recruit curlers to both his league and VCC. He has been a participant in many bonspiels and events, 


Keltie Worrall wins two awards


Keltie Worrall receiving her volunteer-of-the-year award at the annual general meeting

Keltie Worrall was presented with the VCC volunteer-of-the-year award at the Sept. 12 AGM. Keltie was recognized for her volunteer service over the past two years, as no award was recognized in 2021. Keltie contributed to the preservation of assets and positioning of the Club for return to curling operations through her work on government subsidies and resolution of payroll and commodity tax issues. In addition to her work as Point Grey League representative, Keltie provided key transition support to the new treasurer and operations team.

Keltie has also been presented with the Curl BC Judie Roberts Friendship Award. From the Curl BC website:

Keltie’s work at the Vancouver Curling Club has been fundamental to ensuring the club had the financial resources and structure to operate on a post-pandemic basis, allowing the flexibility to focus on growing membership and streamlining processes. Keltie calculated the Federal COVID wage subsidies (the CEWS program) for the club, which was a key revenue source for the club during a period where there was no general manager or staff, and little cash inflow. With her extensive tax background, she also provided oversight and background to help resolve payroll and commodity tax issues as they arose.

Congratulations to Ketie for the well-earned awards!


Please register if you haven't already!

VCC curlers are asked to complete an online league registration form before heading out onto the ice this season. With most leagues getting underway, please make sure you have completed online registration for any and all leagues you will be curling in this season. You can do so by visiting our registration page. Some tips to help you out:

  • You are required to fill in a league registration form on the VCC website prior to curling in that league.
  • You need to fill in a registration form for every VCC league you will be curling in this season.
  • Some leagues collect their league fees online and some don't, but you will pay annual club and association fees to VCC online when your register or in person at the pro shop sometime after registering.
  • You won't be charged again for the annual VCC membership fee when you are registering in two or more leagues.
  • You won't be charged twice for Curl BC and Curling Canada association fees if you have already registered for a VCC league or paid these association fees on the Curling I/O system through another curling club
  • If you are registering to curl at another club that is not on the Curling I/O system - Royal City for instance - then you will be paying the Curl BC and Curling Canada association fees through VCC. Keep your VCC receipt of payment for association fees to present to the club not on Curling I/O and that club will either not collect the fees or provide a refund.

Contact Richard Brower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604-874-0122 if you run into any difficulties completing your online registration.


Contact Richard if you need help finding a league or teammates

Our membership services coordinator Richard Brower is a curling matchmaker, helping leagues and curlers find each other or trying to put curlers together to form teams. If you are looking for a league or team to join, contact Richard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604-874-0122. Richard can also provide advice on a suitable league or program for you.


Register for November learn-to-curl programs and novice leagues

VCC is offering learn-to-curl programs on Saturday afternoons starting Nov. 5 and Mondays at 4:30 pm starting Nov. 14. For more information and registration go to our learn-to-curl webpage. The second of our five-week Saturday Novice Leagues will also begin Nov. 5 with games this season in the afternoon, rather than 7:00 pm.


Still spots open in the doubles league on Saturday evenings

A new Saturday Open Doubles League will run for two 10-week sessions in the 2022-23 the season with separate registration for each. The first league runs Oct. 1 to Dec. 17 (no curling Oct. 29 and Nov. 19) with draw times a mix of 7:00 pm and 8:40 pm. This league is open to all levels of curlers. Click here to register for the fall session.


Looking for curlers in the new Saturday Rec League and Saturday Novice League

VCC is offering a new Saturday Rec League at 7:00 pm this season that is aimed at new and novice curlers but open to all level of curlers. There will be two separate fall and winter 10-week leagues with the fall league beginning Sept. 24. We are looking for two more curlers to fill out a couple of teams, so please register if you are interested or call Richard in the pro shop at 604-874-0122.

The Saturday Novice League that runs at 4:45 pm for five sessions, beginning Sept. 24, currently has nine teams, so we're looking to put one more team together. Registration is being held open to see if we can get to 40 curlers.

Contact Richard Brower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604-874-0122 if you'd like more information.


 Be one of the first to get a new VCC club jacket

 Club Jackets

 Try on one from our full sizing set in the pro shop, then order one custom designed specifically for you.


Gushulak and Prade prevail in Double Back Bonspiel

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Diane Gushulak and Patrick Prade went undefeated to win the Double Back Bonspiel, Sept. 9-10. There were 16 teams taking part from local curling clubs as well as Portland, Oregon. Full eight-ends games were played and the power play was put into use several times. There were a number of close games that left viewers pounding on the windows with delight. Another one-day doubles bonspiel is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25.


 Registration open for Harvest Bonspiel

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Information and registration on our Harvest Bonspiel webpage.


Curl on New Year's Eve

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The Hog-Many Bonspiel always fills up and registration is open now!


Curling rule changes introduced

For 2022-2026, Curling Canada has made a few changes to the Rules for General Play. The rule changes are minor compared to the 2018-2022 quadrennial. The impacted areas are touched moving stones after the hog line, displaced stationary stones, sweeping of stones by the non-delivering team and sweeping motion. Curling at the VCC is played under these rules unless otherwise noted by the league or bonspiel organizers.


Women's lockers still available

The men's lockers sold out quickly, but we still have lockers available in the women's locker room. Click here to book one online.





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