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Archives for May 2009

Kelly Scott Selects New Lead

Source – Vancouver Sun May 28, 2009

Kelly Scott and her team have made their pick, choosing Jacquie Armstrong of Vancouver to join the squad for the 2009-10 curling season and November’s Pre-Olympic Trials.

Curl BC High Performance Workshops

The Curl BC High Performance Program is offering the following workshops:

Strategy By Linda Moore

•What you need and how it impacts on strategy
•Making a plan
•Skips techniques

June 4th, 2009 6:30 – 9:30 pm Richmond Curling Club
June 11th, 2009 6:30 – 9:30 pm Vernon Curling Club

The cost for non-program members is $50 per team, or $12/individual. There is no charge to program members. Please sign up via email, indicating which course you will be attending, to mksoligo@curlbc.ca and sdelver@curlbc.ca

Team Dynamics By Bill Tschirhart

•How to get your team working to the best of its ability

June 11th, 2009 6:30 – 8:30 pm Richmond Curling Club
June 25th, 2009 6:30 – 8:30 pm Vernon Curling Club

The cost for non-program members is $50 per team, or $12/individual. There is no charge to program members. Please sign up via email, indicating which course you will be attending, to mksoligo@curlbc.ca and sdelver@curlbc.ca

Canadian Curling Association Finalizes the 2009-2010 Season


OTTAWA, May 20, 2009…The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced the sites of the three remaining national championships for the 2009-2010 season.

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GM Club Coaching Grants

The Coaching Association of Canada is pleased to announce that the General Motors Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grant applications are now back online!

Dedicated to supporting athletes at all levels through coaching excellence, General Motors’ Making Dreams Possible Program provides one hundred $2,000 club coaching grants and ten $10,000 high performance coach grants to community sport clubs and high performance coaches nationwide on an annual basis.

This fall, another 50+ $2,000 grants will be awarded to community sport clubs across the country for coach training and development. The application deadline is September 21, 2009.

For helpful hints on applying click here

Apply Now

Recreational Infrastructure Program

The federal government now has the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program up and running.

OTTAWA, May 11 /CNW Telbec/ – Statement by Jean Perrault, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que:

“FCM welcomes today’s launch of the Recreational Infrastructure Canada RInC) program.RInC will create thousands of jobs across the country on projects that repair aging recreation facilities. With speedy project approvals, RInC can get funding to front-line infrastructure projects quickly enough to put shovels in the ground this construction season.

Not only will that help boost the economy, but it will deliver ongoing health and social benefits to cities and communities across the country. Quality hockey rinks, swimming pools, and other recreation facilities keep Canadians active, bring members of the community together, and give our children access to healthy pastimes.

The launch of RInC, and the addition of recreational infrastructure as an eligible category under the Building Canada Fund, opens the door to an increased federal role in building healthy, physically active cities and communities.

Almost half of Canadians are overweight or obese. One in 10 children is overweight, and the trend is growing. This has serious consequences,because excess weight is linked to many diseases and to premature death. Because one of the leading causes of obesity and related health problems is lack of physical activity, one of the most important ways to combat obesity and ensure the health and well-being of citizens is to enable physical activity.

Participation in sport and recreation is also widely accepted as a powerful contributor to personal and social development, particularly for individuals deemed to be ‘at risk.’ An increase in sport activity can result in better performance in school, reduced crime rates and reduced use of illicit drugs.

As project proposals are submitted and reviewed for RInC funding, the federal government must continue its efforts to secure cost-sharing agreements with every province and territory. Municipalities welcome the federal government’s commitment to provide one-third of project funding,but this funding must leverage matching contributions from provinces and territories so that municipal stimulus projects receive adequate funding.Under a full and fair funding partnership, municipalities can put the RInC program to work creating jobs and improving recreation facilities in all parts of the country.”

For further information:

Contact Maurice Gingues at 613-907-6395, mgingues@fcm.ca


Gayle Gyles Selected in the top Six for Sports Mom of the Year

Congratulations to Gayle Gyles for being nominated for Sports Mom of the Year. She not only nominated she was selected in the top six.

“Gayle is the mother of the third on Team Shimizu, Kayte Gyles, plus the No. 1 supporter to team members Kelly Shimizu, Janelle Sakamoto and Julianna Tsang. Besides supporting her daughter … Gayle has travelled with the team all over the province as a mother, a cook, a nutritionist, a psychologist, a team manager and the team accountant.

She’s been very committed to making sure that the team is well fed and that members have enough energy to play three games a day. Gayle would cook them breakfast, even if it meant that she had to wake at 5 a.m. to cook a dozen eggs for four girls, plan for their lunches and prepare their dinners …

Gayle has dedicated her time at home to reading … books on how to deal with mental toughness and how to be able to just get out on the ice and play your own game and to stay focused. Before each game, Gayle would get the team to complete a mind map that showed all the thing they wanted to focus on … When preparing for nationals, she got thousands of pins and thousands of giveaways to put into nice packages to give to other teams.”

Source: Vancouver Sun, May 9, 2009 


Northern Coaching Conference May 23-24th

PacificSport Northern BC is putting on a Coaching Conference in Prince George May 23-24th.

Topics include team building and the art and science of team briefing. And will be facilitated by Dr. Merry Miller.

For more information please download the attached document or contact Kristen Harrott.

Northern Coaching Conference Info Package

Williams Moving & Storage Mixed Draw Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2009 Williams Moving & Storage Mixed Curling Championships Air Miles Draw!

Team Quesnel from Ashcroft Curling Club: Paul Quesnel, Janet Quesnel, Ray Bewza, Andrea Bona
Team Roy from Richmond Curling Club: Randy Roy, Lynn Toews, Phil Rodriguez, Maureen Roy
Team Swift from Langley Curling Club: Doug Swift, Kathy Swift, Dean Geiger, Debbie Geiger

Each team is awarded 1,000 AIRMILES Reward Miles, compliments of Williams Moving & Storage.


New Horizons for Seniors – Up to $25,000 available in Funding

This Human Resources and Skill Development Canada (HRSDC) program that provides funding to help ensure seniors benefit from, and contribute to, the quality of life in their communities, through active living and participation in social activities.

The Program funds projects that help improve the quality of life for seniors and their communities – from enabling seniors to share their knowledge, wisdom and experiences with others, to improving facilities for seniors’ programs and activities, to raising awareness of elder abuse. There are two types of funding available under this program that BC curling clubs qualify for: Community Participation and Leadership, and Capital Assistance.

Community Participation and Leadership Funding provides one-time, start-up grant funding for community-based projects that enable seniors to play an important role in their communities. It encourages seniors to contribute their skills, experience, and wisdom in support of social well-being in their communities, and helps to reduce their risk of social isolation.

Capital Assistance Funding helps non-profit organizations to upgrade the facilities or equipment they use for existing seniors programs and activities. This enables seniors to continue to lead active lives by participating in programs in their communities.

Deadline for Application is June 12, 2009

For more information, contact Penny Bartel or visit the HRSDC website

Accepting Applications for Technical Program Volunteers

We are now accepting applications for Master Learning Facilitator, Provincial Officating Coordinator, Provincial Ice Technician and Provincial Head Statistician for the 2009-2010 Season. See below for the job descriptions.

Please submit your applications to our Technical & Education Coordinator by Friday May 30, 2009.

Master Learning Facilitator

Provincial Officiating Coordinator

Provincial Ice Technician

Provincial Head Statistician

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