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Archives for October 2009

High Performance clinic reminder

Please visit our High Performance Registration Calendar to sign up for our upcoming clinics across the province. Our presenters include Elaine Dagg-Jackson, Kevin Rouck, Jack Hockey and Michael Dahms. Click here to the calendar.

Coaches who are interested in joining the Curl BC Coaching Network can find out more information here.

CSC Pacific Billet Program

The venues are complete, the tickets have been purchased, and the torch has arrived. In less than four months, Vancouver is set to host the largest and most unifying sport event in the world. For our Canadian athletes, this will be the opportunity of a lifetime: to compete at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, at home, in Canada, with the support not only of immediate family and friends, but an entire nation.

In an effort to support the Canadian team and to help our athletes reach their goal of being the best in the world, Canadian Sport Centre Pacific (CSC Pacific) has created the CSC Pacific Billet Program. [Read more…]

Local Sport Development funding available to start or expand community sport opportunities

2010 Legacies Now is dedicated to strengthening arts, literacy, sport and recreation, physical activity, accessibility and volunteerism in communities throughout BC. The Local Sport Program Development Fund will provide up to $2,000 to support new and expanded programs that increase opportunities for new participation in community sport. Applications are now being accepted for the first round of funding. The next deadline for applications is Friday, November 13, 2009, 4:00pm. Applications may be submitted, individually or in partnership, by community sport organizations, municipalities, or Aboriginal communities. Program Guidelines are available on the 2010 Legacies Now website www.2010legaciesnow.com

The Local Sport Development Fund is supported by the Province of BC through the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport.

Criminal Record Review Act & Curling Clubs

The Criminal Record Review Act is designed to help protect children from individuals whose criminal record indicates they pose a risk of physical or sexual abuse.

Under the Criminal Records Review Act all individuals (current or new to their position or circumstance) who work with children, or have unsupervised access to children in the ordinary course of their employment, or in the practice of an occupation, or registered students in a post secondary institution who will work with children, and who are employed by or licensed by, or receive operating funds from the provincial government are included under the act.

If your curling club receives any provincial government funding, you are included in this act. [Read more…]

Upcoming High Performance Courses

Please visit our High Performance Registration Calendar to sign up for our upcoming courses across the province. Our presenters include Elaine Dagg-Jackson, Kevin Rouck, Jack Hockey and Michael Dahms. Click here to the calendar. 

Coaches who are interested in joining the Curl BC Coaching Network can find out more information here.

CCA announces Shannon England to participate in 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

From the CCA…

The Canadian Curling Association (CCA), in collaboration with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), is pleased to announce that Shannon England, husband of the late Sandra Schmirler, has been selected as a torchbearer in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay [Read more…]

Kenzen Long Shot Contest

How far do you think you could throw a curling rock if there were no back boards to stop it?

Come find out on Nov. 28th at the Richmond Olympic Oval. For just $20 you can purchase a ticket to throw a curling rock on a sheet of ice that is over 400 feet long. The speed skating ice at the Richmond Oval will be transformed into a curling sheet for one day only. [Read more…]

New Curling Program Comes to Town

Capital One Rocks & Rings program brings curling to Vancouver schools

Burnaby, BC (October 15, 2009) – The Capital One Rocks & Rings is expanding its program to British Columbia in an effort to get Vancouver-area youth moving during the school day. This new program will expose curling to children and families that would otherwise not receive the opportunity, with the ultimate goal being increased participation in the sport. The program will be offered at no charge to the participating children. [Read more…]

Martin vs. Geall Skins Game

A reminder for all lower mainland curling fans that they can attend the Kevin Martin and Sean Geall Skins Game free of charge at the Royal City Curling Club tomorrow night, Thursday October 8th at 7:30pm. This game will kick off the 10th Annual Westcoast Curling Classic which begins Friday morning and wraps up on Monday afternoon.

Medicine Hat awarded 2010 Canada Cup of Curling

Released from the CCA October 2, 2009.

The City of Medicine Hat will stage the 2010 Canada Cup of Curling, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA).

The Canada Cup, which brings together 10 of the best men’s and 10 of the best women’s teams in the country, will be played November 30-December 5, 2010 at the Medicine Hat Arena. It will mark the first time that the Canada Cup, in its eight-year history, will be contested as the first event in the CCA’s Season of Champions, rather than being played in the middle of the curling season. [Read more…]

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