Learn how to make curling ice with Provincial Ice Technician BJ Gagnon

There are only a few days left to register for the Jet Ice Technician Program Level 1 Workshop that will be taking place at the North Shore Winter Club. The 2014/2015 Jet Ice Technician Program will host its first workshop of the year on May 10 and 11, 2014, at the North Vancouver-based club. This workshop will be facilitated by BJ Gagnon, Curl BC Provincial Ice Technician. The Level 1 ice tech course lasts two days and contains information on all aspects of curling ice maintenance, such as using a scraper and burner, plus sweeping and pebbling techniques. Please click the link below to … [Read more...]

Quebec and Ontario tied at the top

With seven draws completed in the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, the defending champions from Quebec look determined to defend their 2013 title after scoring two big wins on Thursday at the Club de curling Boucherville. Magog's Benoit Lessard, with his team of Carl Marquis, Sébastien Boisvert, Johanne Daly and coach Germain Tremblay defeated Saskatchewan's Darwin Bender 8-2 on Thursday morning, and went on to steal a lopsided 11-3 win over B.C.'s Darryl Neighbour in Draw 7. Team Quebec skip Benoit Lessard prepares to deliver his rock at the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Championship in … [Read more...]

Jack Bowman honoured with prestigious CCA award

Jack Bowman has been given a Canadian Curling Association Award of Achievement. The long-time curling volunteer from Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island has been recognized for his contributions as a builder for the sport. The first CCA Award of Achievement was given out in 1991 and since then fewer than 30 people have won it – making it one of the most prestigious curling honours in the country. Jack said: “I'm thrilled to be recognized for this award and I'm pleased that the Curl BC Board and staff felt that I deserved to be nominated.” Jack Bowman After many leadership … [Read more...]

Leaders start to emerge in Wheelchair Championship

The standings are beginning to take shape at the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Que., as undefeated Ontario continues to lead the pack after three days of competition, with Quebec and Saskatchewan close behind. Ontario's Mike Munro (5-0) continued his winning streak on Wednesday, defeating Alberta's Jack Smart 10-3 to cap off a perfect day that began with an 8-4 win over Northern Ontario's Gino Sonego (2-3) in the morning draw. Close behind is Quebec's Benoit Lessard (4-1), the defending champion from the home province, who won two games on Day 3 of the round … [Read more...]

Ontario and BC lead the way at wheelchair championship

With three draws complete in the round robin at the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, British Columbia and Ontario remain undefeated at the top of the standings, while defending champion Quebec suffered its first loss to slip to second place in the standings. Ontario skip Mike Munro gets ready to call the shots during Draw 3 action of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at the Club de curling Boucherville (Photo Morgan Daw) In the morning draw at the Club de curling Boucherville, Quebec's Benoit Lessard and his team from the Magog Curling Club powered over Joanne … [Read more...]

Former CLCA president Sharon Renner passes away

A former president of the Canadian Ladies Curling Association, and a member of two curling Halls of Fame, has passed away. Sharon Renner Sharon Renner (Knox) died last week at the age of 73 after a battle with cancer. Renner served as president of the Canadian Ladies Curling Association for the 1983-84 season, a term that included her hometown of Charlottetown playing host to the 1984 Scott Tournament of Hearts. She was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame in 2009. In addition to her tireless work for the sport of curling, … [Read more...]

Quebec steals a win to open Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

The first day of competition at the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship is complete in Boucherville, Que., with last year's champion – Benoit Lessard of Quebec – coming from behind to steal a 6-5 win over Nova Scotia's George Horning. Lessard of Magog, Que., along with teammates Carl Marquis, Sébastien Boisvert, Johanne Daly and coach Germain Tremblay, got off to slow start against Horning and his team from the Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville, N.S., (vice Laughie Rutt, second Steve Parfitt, lead Paige Fougere, alternate Steve Auld and coach Stew Slauenwhite). Horning … [Read more...]

Four candidates nominated to run for Governor-at-Large positions

Four candidates have been nominated to run for election to sit on the Curl BC Board of Governors.<v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:shape id="Picture_x0020_1" o:spid="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://www.curlbc.ca/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif" style='width:.6pt;height:.6pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata … [Read more...]

Celebrate with your curling heroes!

A special celebration to honour the winners of the 2014 Curl BC Annual Awards has been organized for June 14. The awards presentation and banquet will take place after the Curl BC AGM at the Best Western PLUS Coquitlam Inn. Awards, including Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Curling Centre of the Year, and many more, will be given out at a fun-filled event. The event will feature a celebrated guest speaker, a chance to rub shoulders with some of the top curlers and coaches in BC, and a delicious three-course meal. If you would like to take part, tickets are $40, and … [Read more...]

Free video analysis and personal training with provincial coach and specialists

Curlers can get a free video analysis session with Curl BC Provincial Coach Melissa Soligo and Curl BC Consultant Coach Katie Witt at the North Shore Winter Club. The sessions will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014, between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the North-Vancouver-based club. The opportunity is available to all athletes from Curl BC affiliated clubs. Athletes must book in advance with Melissa Soligo at mksoligo@curlbc.ca. Spaces are limited. On Sunday, May 11, 2014, there will be an opportunity to meet with Curl BC's Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Conditioning Specialist in … [Read more...]