March Newsletter

VCC curlers win BC Curling Club Championship

Club Champions

Congratulations to Team Guignard for winning the BC Curling Club Championship, Mar. 6-10 in Kamloops. The team is made up of VCC members - skip Jeff Guignard (far left), third Chris Faa, second Patrick Prade and lead Chris Gomes. They curl in a league at Richmond CC, but wear VCC team jackets! All four team members have lost previous BC Curling Club Championship final games in past seasons, so this win will feel good.  They will represent BC at the 2024 Everest Funeral Concierge Canadian Curling Club Championships, Nov. 17-23 in Barrie, Ontario.


25th Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel

The 25th annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel, Mar. 8-10, raised over $4500 for Camp Choice BC. Thirty-two teams took part, including three from Marpole CC and one from Denver. 

A Event Winners

A event

Hack Jobs, left to right: Conran Cosgrove, Al Masson, Alan Ehrenholz, Kevin Jeffers
B Event Winners

B event

TeamDubeau: Bobby Dubeau, Floyd Bardell, Alex Volkov, Vito Melo, Bryan Wagner
C Event Winners

C event

My Broom is Hollow, left to right: Kevin Rathberger, Eric Cessford, Rob Berg, Tom Sayer 

D Event Winners

D event

Sweeping Beauties and the Beast, left to right: Sanya Oh, Cher Choi, Jon Benjamin, Wade Carpenter


Thank you note from Camp Choice BC

On behalf of everyone at Camp Choice BC, we are immensely grateful for the support and generosity shown through the 25th Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel. The remarkable effort of raising over $4,500 goes beyond just a monetary contribution; it represents a beacon of hope and opportunity for vulnerable youth at risk.
A heartfelt thank you to each of the 32 teams that participated, including our guests from Denver, for their competitive spirit and camaraderie. Your involvement is a testament to the power of community and collective action. Our volunteers, staff, and sponsors deserve our deepest appreciation for their commitment and hard work that ensured the success of this event.
This generous donation will enable our camp to proceed in August at Zajac Ranch for Children, a vital step in providing these young individuals with a nurturing and empowering environment. The experiences and memories created at the ranch are invaluable, offering a chance for growth, learning, and joy that every child deserves.
We are so grateful for your contribution to making this possible. It is through the kindness and dedication of communities like ours that we can make a significant difference in the lives of those who need it the most. Thank you once again for your generosity and for believing in our mission. Together, we are creating a brighter future for vulnerable youth at risk.


Spring league curling available for both regular and doubles curling

Spring league curling was a hit when we tried it last year, so we're offering it again this season. There are regular curling leagues on either Monday/Wednesday evenings or Tuesday/Thursday evenings. Plus, we've also added a new spring doubles league at 9:00 pm on Tuesdays.


VCC hosting Curl BC competition coach course with a discount for women

Curl BC has received a Via Sport coach legacy grant that is designed to remove barriers in coaching and promote woman in coaching. As a result, VCC will be hosting a Curl BC competition coach course on the Apr. 6-7 weekend that offers women a 70 percent discount. Just go to the link below and type in coachlegacy in the discount code space. Men are welcome to register at the normal price of $184.40.

The lead facilitator will be VCC member and former coach Heather Beatty. Competition coach credentials allow you to coach a team at a provincial championship, be an instructor at events like Curl BC Rockslide Camps, gain valuable knowledge and skills to start or continue your coaching journey, understand and implement the national standards in coaching, and also join the VCC coaching staff. Contact Richard Brower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in coaching at VCC.

Registration link:


St. George's curlers win BC high school title

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Congratulations to the St. George's boys' team that won the BC high school curling championship in Kelowna, Feb 28 to Mar. 2, defeating Salmon Arm 9-8 in the final. The St. George's team, skipped by Cameron Heng (centre), curls on Wednesdays after school at VCC.


VCC junior curlers win bronze at BC Winter Games 


Junior curlers from the Vancouver Club represented zone 5 at the 2024 BC Winter Games in Quensnel and came home with a bronze medal. The boys' team, coached by Suzanne Malfair, had skip Brody Dhaliwal, third Sean Brennan, second Jericho Bond and lead Aldan Wong. Congratulations!


Curling Day in Canada: Draw to the Button 


We had a great time during Curling Day in Canada on Feb. 24, trying out Canada's Big ShootoutVCC participants covered the pin six times with draws from Kevin Jeffers, Brian Weinfeld, Robin Wong, Angelica Perez Anzures, Soren Hau and Patick Prade.  Watch here. 


Last chance to book a rental for April 

As we wind down the curlng season, we still have event rentals available, with a 10 per cent discount, in April. Book your spot here.  

Canadians' baseball season brings parking restrictions

 The Vancouver Canadians start up their season in April, meaning parking restrictions come into place for Hillcrest Centre users. Home game days are April 9-14 and April 23-28. Be aware that you may have to park on the street or pay for parking on those days.



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4575 Clancy Loranger Way
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About VCC

The Vancouver Curling Club is located at Hillcrest Centre in the facility that hosted the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games curling competitions. With eight sheets of ice in a modern, bright and accessible building, the VCC has over 1,700 members who participate in 28 weekly leagues.

The Vancouver Curling Club acknowledges that we operate on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish First Nations who lived here before us and continue to live here.

To be a leader in community-focused curling.

To cultivate an environment where community members come together to deliver positive curling and social experiences for people of all ages and abilities.

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