Nominate your curling centre for Kraft Celebration Tour cash

Calling all curlers! Is your curling centre badly in need of an upgrade? Does it need new lights or a new ice plant? Be a hero and nominate your community for the 2014 Kraft Celebration Tour today and you could get some cash for the work. WHAT IT IS: The Kraft Celebration Tour WHY: Because you could be among the Top 10 Canadian communities selected this year to receive $25,000 for a community project that builds a better place to play and inspires Canadians to become more active. TSN will also shine the national spotlight on your community with a live broadcast of SPORTSCENTRE right in your … [Read more...]

Generous donors made scholarships possible! Applications now being accepted

Thanks to the incredible support of the curling community, “For the Love of Curling” scholarships are now available for young elite curlers. Do you know a deserving young curler? Are you a student who could use some help covering your academic and curling costs next season? The application process for the “For the Love of Curling” scholarships is now open to talented young curlers who will be enrolling or continuing to study at a Canadian university or college. These scholarships were funded by generous Canadians who purchased a “Got Gold?” T-shirt during … [Read more...]

Peace Arch Curling Club to host 2015 BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

White Rock, BC – The Peace Arch Curling Club will host the top Mixed Doubles curlers in the province when it hosts the 2015 BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. This is the third year of the competition, which debuted at the North Shore Winter Club in 2013 and ran at the Golden Ears Winter Club in 2014. The 2015 event will run from January 29 to February 2. It is an open event so the format will depend on the number of teams who sign up. Kent Bird, the manager of the Peace Arch Curling Club in White Rock, said the teams will enjoy their time at the club. “We have a fantastic … [Read more...]

Nanaimo to host 2015 BC Masters Curling Championships

Nanaimo, BC – The top Masters curlers in the province will be heading to Nanaimo in 2015 for the BC Masters Curling Championships. The Nanaimo Curling Centre will host the event, which will feature 16 teams, from March 3-8, 2015. The Vancouver Island facility is no stranger to Masters events, having hosted the national masters event in 2008 and the Pacific Coast and BC Interior Masters Associations (PCMCA and BCIMCA) combined championship in 2014. Denise Wood, manager of the Nanaimo Curling Centre, said everyone was looking forward to welcoming the masters curlers. “We have a lot … [Read more...]

Your curling centre can host top curlers in BC

Your curling centre can host the top curlers in the province when you host a Curl BC event. The deadline is nearing for your chance to bid for 2016 events. Bids are due in on June 1, 2014. All nine 2016 provincial championships are up for grabs, including the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men's Curling Championship and the 2016 Scotties BC Women's Curling Championship, presented by Best Western. Curl BC is also looking to find a host site for the 2015 BC Wheelchair Curling Championship. A number of host sites for other 2015 events are still being confirmed. There are enormous benefits to … [Read more...]

BC’s wheelchair curlers finish just out of playoff contention

BC's wheelchair curlers finished just out of playoff contention after they lost a close tie-breaker game to Team Alberta. The team was hoping to bring BC its fifth Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship since the inaugural event in 2004 – but it was not their year. BC Skip Darryl Neighbour, third Frank La Bounty, second Vince Miele, lead Alison Duddy and alternate Gary Cormack finished round robin play tied with Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan with 5-4 records. The result prompted two tie-breaker games. The tie-breaker between BC and Alberta's Jack Smart was a thriller. It featured … [Read more...]

Brazilians make their home on North Shore ice

Their country might be known for its soccer stars, but that's not the sport that's capturing the imagination of an increasing number of Brazilians in Vancouver. Curling is starting to become a treasured past-time for more than a dozen ex-pats based in Vancouver. The Brazilian Curling Club, as they have dubbed themselves, are currently based at the North Shore Winter Club, but they may be visiting a bonspiel near you. That's because the 17 regular Brazilian curlers are determined to learn as much as they can about the sport and improve their game in a short span of time. Raphael Monticello is … [Read more...]

Manitoba wins Canadian Wheelchair Championship

Manitoba's Dennis Thiessen and his Assiniboine Curling Club team are the 2014 Canadian wheelchair curling champions after stealing four ends on the way to an 8-5 victory over the defending champion, Quebec's Benoit Lessard, on Sunday afternoon in Boucherville, Que. 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Champions, Manitoba: Dennis Thiessen, Mark Wherrett, coach Tom Wherrett, Jamie Anseeuw, Melissa Lecuyer (Photo Morgan Daw) “What an unbelievable feeling,” said Thiessen who was backed by third Mark Wherrett, second Melissa Lecuyer, lead Jamie Anseeuw and coach Tom Wherrett. “We … [Read more...]

Quebec through to the final

Defending champion Benoit Lessard will lead his Quebec team into the finals of the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship after defeating Ontario's Mike Munro in the Page 1-2 playoff on Saturday afternoon at the Club de curling Boucherville. Lessard and his team of Carl Marquis, Sébastien Boisvert, Johanne Daly and coach Germain Tremblay scored a single in the first end and stole the next two ends to lead 5-0 at the fourth-end break. Leading 6-2 in the eighth, Quebec hit out for the win. Ontario – Munro, Mark Ideson, Katie Palalunga, Christine Lavallee, Tony Reynen and coach Chris … [Read more...]

Playoff teams set at Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

The playoff teams are set after a dramatic finish to Day 5 at the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Que. Ontario's Mike Munro delivers his rock during Draw 9 action at the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Que. (Photo Morgan Daw) In a head-to-head battle between the two leaders in the final round robin draw, Quebec's Benoit Lessard came from behind to defeat Ontario's Mike Munro 6-5 and claim first place and last-rock advantage in the Page 1-2 playoff game. Lessard trailed 5-1 after five ends but climbed back with a score of three in the … [Read more...]