April Newsletter

B&B team wins VCC Championship

VCC Champs

Slider In - B&B League, left to right: skip Danny Laurence, third Kyle Vance, second Sam Orr, lead Kristin Defer, fifth Nathan van der Molen-Pater 

A team of curlers from the Friday night B&B League are the 2023-24 VCC champions. The Slider In squad defeated the PRCL team Oh My Guard, skipped by Scott Robertson, in the A event final. Robertson is a former VCC Championship winner.

This year, for the first time, the championship was divided into two 16-team divisions, based on league team performances in last year's championship. The winners of the inaugural President's Cup are the Wade Carpenter team from the Purple & Gold League. They defeated a Motors League team skipped by Robin Wong in the A event final.

The draw and results from both events can be viewed at VCC Championship.xlsx. Click on the tabs at the bottom to move between the two draws.

Prez Cup

Andrew Forshner (far right) VCC president, presents the new President's Cup to skip Wade Carpenter(far left), third Dusan Milovanovic, second Cher Choi, and lead Jon Benjamin.


VCC curlers support Marpole CC partnership

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the member feedback survey regarding the Marpole Curling Club partnership. We're thrilled to share that the results show overwhelming support for the partnership, with 62% of respondents viewing the partnership as favourable to VCC and its members. It is also great to see that 46% of respondents have utilized the Marpole CC facilities this past season.
Looking ahead, please keep an eye on your inbox for the end-of-season member survey that will be sent out before the end of April. 
VCCMCC Partnership


VCC junior coach wins curling scholarship


Erin Fitzgibbon, a junior and little rockers coach at VCC and a BC champion, is this year's recipient of the Gordon Hooey Memorial Scholarship. Click here for the Curl BC story.


Volunteer for the Invictus Games next February at VCC


VCC will be closed to league curling Feb. 6-12 next season while hosting the wheelchair curling event in the Invictus Games. You can sign up to volunteer for wheelchair curling or any other sport by visiting the Invictus Games volunteer program webpage.



Recognizing league champions

Each year, most VCC leagues declare a league champion for the season. Here are some of our league champions from the 2023-24 season. 

Engineers' League

Engineers League champs

Left to right: Warren Banks, Kent Martin, Aidan Shirley, Al Lens (skip). The Lens team defeated the Curtis Brock team in the A playoff final. The B event winning team, skipped by Art Bailey, went the whole season undefeated until they lost a playoff game to Brock. Al Lens has been working as an ice tech at VCC and Marpole CC this season, but will be returning to Merritt next season to be the curling club's ice technician.


Purple & Gold

Purple Gold champs

Stone Cold Crazy, left to right: Mark Lee, Guido Amantea, Ian Baart (skip), Oren Samuel, Sara Kohan


VCC Senior Men

VCC seniors

The VCC Senior Men’s League has a points-based competition amongst its members, with points earned for wins and ties as curlers are placed on different teams throughout the season.  This year there was a tie, so the Fletcher Cup was presented to co-winners Tim Ma (left) and John Sinclair (right).


Pharmacists and Travellers


Left to right: Michael Kuss (skip), Jericho Bond (lead), Adam Klaassen (third), Margaret Hilson (second), Ian Sauder (presenting the award)


Blind and Visually Impaired


Left to right: Dave Vis, Pat Willing, Monica Nelson, Henry Vis, Fraser Hiltz. The Blind League sent a strong team to Edmonton for the Westerns, hosted by the Granite Club.  Skipped by Fraser Hiltz, Henry Vis as third, Dave Vis as second, Monica Nelson as lead, and coached and guided by Pat Willing, they had an undefeated record in the round robin. In the semi-finals, they were half an inch away from an eight ender.  However, in the finals they lost to the other BC team from Prince George, but it was a hard fought match.


Motors League


Left to right: James Gardner (second), Floyd Bardell (lead), Patrick Prade (skip), Vitor Melo (fifth), Bobby Dubeau (third)


Granville Island

Granville Island2

 Left to right: Andy Anderson, William Hui, Megan Muir, Neil Blackadar (skip), Morris Wai


 Sunday Open

Sunday Open

Left to right: Chris Brown (skip), Tony Cheong (third), Sandra Oh (second), Jen Lucas (lead)



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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.

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