Rocks & Rings program racking up big numbers

It was a record-breaking year for the highly popular Rocks & Rings indoor curling program. A record number of participants were involved in the Rocks & Rings program in 2013-14. (Photos, courtesy Rocks & Rings) Rocks & Rings, which allows kids to be introduced to curling in a school setting using curling equipment adapted for gymnasium floors, visited 1,456 Canadian schools during the 2013-14 school year, involving 228,162 students, not to mention their family members, teachers and school staff. “The Rocks & Rings program is an amazing way to expose curling to … [Read more...]

Former CCA president Dr. Maurice Campbell passes away

Former Canadian Curling Association president Dr. Maurice Campbell has passed away at the age of 94 in Trois-Rivières, Que. Former Canadian Curling Association president Dr. Maurice Campbell. Dr. Campbell, a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as well as the Governor General's Curling Club, served as CCA president for the 1970-71 curling season. In addition to his work as a builder of the sport of curling, he was an active participant, and threw lead rocks for the Quebec team skipped by Bob Lahaie at the 1958 Macdonald Brier in Victoria. Dr. Campbell also was active in the Canadian … [Read more...]

Rivals on the ice but friends off the ice

April 7, 1997: The Hartford Whalers vs the Buffalo Sabres. Wayne Primeau runs over goalie Sean Burke, and the two start to mix it up, goalie vs player. Nolan Thiessen, left, and Kevin Koe won a Canadian championship together last March, but this coming season they'll be on different teams, both hoping for a second straight win at the Tim Hortons Brier. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns) As Canadians we naturally know what happens next, as we are well-versed in the basic code of conduct in hockey circles — someone from Hartford is coming to aid their goalie. True to form, the Whalers players … [Read more...]

Three individuals given Life and Honorary Life Memberships

Three individuals have been honoured by Curl BC with Lifetime and Honorary Lifetime Memberships. Jim Mann, a past President and Chair of Curl BC, has been honoured with a Lifetime Membership with Curl BC for his many years of volunteer service with various curling organizations throughout the province. The dedicated curler was part of a group of club curlers who created the Pacific Club Challenge 15 years ago and was a founding member of the Pacific International Cup 14 years ago. He also recently served a one-year term as a Governor on the Canadian Curling Association Board of Governors. Jim … [Read more...]

Getting up to speed with anti-spam legislation

Canada's Anti-Spam Law* (CASL) was passed in December 2010 and is expected to come into force on July 1, 2014. Once in effect, the CASL is intended to protect Canadians from receiving unwanted communications while ensuring that businesses can continue to operate and compete in the marketplace. If your curling centre sends out email communication, your centre may be affected by the new legislation. The advice you will need to follow will defer depending on whether your organization is a business, non-profit or other group. If you would like to know more about it, please visit the links … [Read more...]

Curl BC honours curling heroes at awards banquet

Dedicated curling volunteers, amazing athletes, and fantastic sponsors were all honoured at a special Curl BC event. The 2014 Curl BC Annual Award Ceremony and Banquet was held earlier this month at the Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn. Among those honoured were Sonja Gaudet and Ina Forrest, Paralympic gold medallists from Sochi, and Jim Cotter, Brier silver medallist and Curl BC's 2014 Male Athlete of the Year. The event recognized the great volunteers and builders in our sport, as well as our high performance athletes. There were also awards handed out to a provincial and regional sponsor of … [Read more...]

Bowman wins CCA Award of Achievement

Longtime curling volunteer Jack Bowman has been named winner of the 2014 Canadian Curling Association Award of Achievement, it was announced today. Jack Bowman has been named winner of the 2014 CCA Award of Achievement. The Victoria resident, who chaired the CCA's Board of Governors for the 2010-11 curling season, capping his five-year stint with the board, will be formally presented with his award at the CCA Hall of Fame & Awards Gala on Aug. 26 in Niagara Falls, Ont., during the inaugural CCA Summit. “I never got involved with the sport of curling for awards or recognition; I … [Read more...]

New eligibility requirements for BC Club Challenge

The Dominion Curling Club Championship has new eligibility requirements for 2014-15 and has been rebranded the Travelers Curling Club Championship. The change has taken place as a result of The Dominion now being a part of Travelers Canada. The event's new logo features Travelers' signature red umbrella, surrounded by curling rings. “Through its partnership with the Canadian Curling Association, the Travelers brand received a tremendous boost during the 2013/2014 Season of Champions” said Leigh Armstrong, event chair. “Now that Canadian curlers are aware of the transition, … [Read more...]

Boucherville to host second straight Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

Boucherville, Que., will play host to the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship for the second straight year, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association. Canada's top wheelchair curlers will once again gather in Boucherville, Que., for the 2015 Canadian Championship. (Photo, Morgan Daw) The 12th wheelchair nationals will be staged April 27 to May 3, 2015, at Club de curling Boucherville in Boucherville, Que. The 2015 Canadian Wheelchair Championship will again be organized and operated by Défi sportif AlterGo, a Quebec-based organization focused on raising awareness of … [Read more...]

Key West Ford Premium Curling League accepting entries

The Key West Ford Premium Curling League is accepting entries for the 2014/2015 season. The league takes place at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster and is administered by that club. Entry packages submitted for consideration MUST include ALL of the elements asked for in the application form. Incomplete forms will not be considered. The entry deadline is July 31, 2014. Click here to download the entry form. more … [Read more...]