New governors join the Curl BC Board

New governors have been elected to sit on the Curl BC Board for a two-year-term. Two new Governors at Large – Peter Muir and Jim Skrenek – were elected for a two-year term by the Curl BC membership at the AGM on Saturday, June 14. Along with Paul Addison, who was elected at last year's AGM, the three Governors at Large are the first governors to be elected by the membership as a whole instead of members from a particular region. Peter Muir is Treasurer of the Port Moody Curling Club and Treasurer of Curl BC's Region 11 group, while Jim Skrenek is the President of the British … [Read more...]

Spaces still remain on Kelowna ice technician course

There are still spaces left on the Jet Ice Technician Program that will be taking place at the Kelowna Curling Club from July 5-6, 2014. BJ Gagnon, Curl BC Provincial Ice Technician, will be leading the course. Date: July 5-6, 2014 Registration deadline: June 29, 2014 Price: $300.00 + GST ($315.00) Having trained and certified ice techs can be a great investment in your club, and a real benefit to your members! Please click the link below to register now! http://www.curlbc.ca/2014-curl-bc-ice-technician-level-1-course-kelowna/ A Level 1 course lasts two days, and contains information on all … [Read more...]

Parksville and Port Alberni to host provincial curling championships

The TV cameras will be rolling into Parksville when the Parksville Curling Club hosts the top 16 junior men's and women's curling teams for a provincial championship. The 2015 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships will take place from December 29, 2014, to January 3, 2015. The Junior Men's and Junior Women's finals on January 3 will be televised on Sportsnet. The event features under-21s competing for the chance to travel to the 2015 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Championships, which take place in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, January 24 to February 1. Jim Hoffman, who will be chairing … [Read more...]

Curl BC offers fitness sessions with trainer Ewa Bailey

Curl BC is offering fitness sessions with trainer Ewa Bailey. The fitness sessions are being offered to High Performance Program athletes for a cost of $15 plus GST. You can register for any number of sessions. The dates are: Thursdays: July 3, July 10, July 17 and July 24 at 7:30 pm Tuesday, July 15, at 7:15 pm Registration is through Ewa at ewa.bailey@gmail.com. You MUST register no later than the Sunday prior to the workout. There needs to be a minimum of five athletes for the event to go ahead. These sessions are also open to non program athletes at a cost of $20 plus GST. ...read … [Read more...]

Kelowna to host 2015 AMJ Campbell Van Lines Mixed Curling Championship

The Kelowna Curling Club will be hosting the top Mixed curling teams in the province when the 2015 AMJ Campbell Van Lines Mixed Curling Championship heads to the city. The event, which will feature eight teams competing in a triple knockout draw with a four-team page playoff, will take place from March 19-22, 2015. The Mixed curling teams, which feature two men and two women, will be battling for their chance to travel to nationals in Toronto in November 2015. Jock Tyre, Manager of Kelowna Curling Club, said he was looking forward to welcoming the top Mixed curlers in the province to … [Read more...]

Field set for 2014 Canada Cup of Curling

The first steps toward the 2018 Winter Olympics will be taken in early December at Encana Arena in Camrose, Alta., and a who's-who of Canadian curling will be on hand. Olympic champs Brad Jacobs, left, and Jennifer Jones are headed to Camrose for the 2014 Canada Cup of Curling, presented by Meridian. (Photos, CCA/Michael Burns) The 2014 Canada Cup of Curling, presented by Meridian, scheduled for Dec. 3-7, will not only feature both defending Olympic gold-medal teams (Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg), it will feature the reigning champions of the Tim Hortons … [Read more...]

Changes are being introduced to BC Scotties

Changes are being introduced to the Scotties BC Women's Curling Championship, presented by Best Western. The changes have been introduced in response to feedback from teams who felt the competition's round-robin format was too lengthy. The Curl BC board voted in favour of changing the competition from a 10-team round robin format to an 8-team triple knockout competition with a page playoff. The teams can qualify for the championship in the same way as last year, but there are fewer berths. One berth is allocated to the returning champion and two berths are allocated to the Canadian Team … [Read more...]

Kamloops Curling Club’s Corryn Brown wins Spirit of Sandra scholarship

A competitive junior curler from Kamloops has been awarded one of the 2014 Spirit of Sandra $5,000 junior curling scholarships through The Sandra Schmirler Foundation. Former Canadian junior champion Corryn Brown was named as one of six winners yesterday (Wednesday, June 11). “Once again, we were thrilled with the applicants and had a very difficult time selecting just 6 scholars”, said Theresa Breen, Foundation Chair. “Last year's scholars all enjoyed success both at school and on the curling ice. They also all held highly successful fundraising events and showed a wonderful … [Read more...]

Cowichan Rocks to host 2015 Tim Hortons BC Juvenile Curling Championships

The province's top under-18 curlers will be heading to Lake Cowichan for the 2015 Tim Hortons BC Juvenile Curling Championships. Sixteen juvenile teams will descend on the Vancouver Island community from March 5-8, 2015. Cowichan Rocks is no stranger to hosting the under-18 age group – this will be the third juvenile curling championships staged at the venue. Linda Blatchford, Manager of Cowichan Lake Recreation, will be spearheading the event. She said: “We like to invite curlers to our community and the kids' event is a good way to showcase the young talent that is out … [Read more...]

Free professional development sessions offered ahead of AGM

Free professional development sessions are being offered ahead of the 2014 Curl BC AGM. The AGM is scheduled for Saturday, June 14, at 3:30pm. To register, visit http://www.curlbc.ca/2014-agm/. The meeting will take place at the Best Western PLUS Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre, 319 North Road, Coquitlam, BC. Participants can listen in over the phone. Prior to the meeting, four professional development sessions are being offered. We hope you will join us for these free sessions! Presentations will run concurrently from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and 2:15pm to 3:15pm for those interested in taking part. … [Read more...]