Curl BC launches new Endowment Fund branding

Curl BC has launched new branding for its Curling For Life Endowment Fund. The fund, which was set up by a group of dedicated curlers with the purpose of supporting the long-term growth and development of the sport, has doubled in size since 2010. The new logo has been designed to showcase that curling is a sport for life, and can be enjoyed at any age. The cyclical nature of the logo depicts how the fund can support curling in perpetuity. The purpose of the fund is to ensure all generations of curlers benefit from curling now and in the future. The capital, which started at $10,000 when the … [Read more...]

Scotties stars Rachel Homan and Renee Sonnenberg to feature at Kelowna camp

Adult curlers are being invited to sign up for the Four Foot Curling Camp in Kelowna from June 27 to 28. Four Foot has been running camps in the BC for over 30 years, and is headed up by Canadian National Women's Coach, Elaine Dagg-Jackson. This year Elaine is bringing in 2013 & 2014 Canadian Scotties Champion Rachel Homan and 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials Competitor Renee Sonnenberg to add to the already star-studded coaching staff. The Four Foot Camp will run two days prior to the Annual Canada Day Weekend Spiel at the Kelowna Curling Club. For the first time it is open to … [Read more...]

Grants of up to $2,000 available to BC curling centres

Curling centres in BC can now apply for grants through the Local Sport Development Fund. Grants of up to $2,000 are available for programs that aim to increase access to British Columbians through the Local Sport Development Fund. This could include opportunities such as facilities establishing a youth division; a new program that requires specialized equipment; coach training; or introducing curling to local schools. Visit the viaSport website for more information, and contact Penny Bartel at pbartel@curlbc.ca for assistance with your application. The deadline for applications is June 4, … [Read more...]

Future curling stars can get scholarships through CCA program

Some of Canada's future curling stars will be the beneficiaries of a new program of post-secondary scholarships, the Canadian Curling Association has announced. The “For The Love of Curling” scholarships were funded through the support of Canadian curling fans, who purchased T-shirts through the CCA's successful “Got Gold” campaign in March. “We were blown away by people's generosity during the Got Gold? Campaign,” said Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer for the CCA. “Our original goal was to sell 600 T-shirts and provide six scholarships. When … [Read more...]

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...]