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Archives for April 2010

Curl BC Annual General Meeting – June 12, 2010

Click here to view the 2010 AGM documents

For those attending the AGM via teleconference, please phone 604-278-1792 at 1:20pm to join the meeting.

Curl BC’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Richmond Curling Club on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Similar to last year, development sessions (topics below) will be offered in the morning for those who wish to attend. We will also have Moira Gookstetter as our keynote speaker during the lunch break covering the topic of philanthropy.

Please click here to complete and submit your registration form to Robbie Gallaugher by May 27th.


9:30am: Coffee, tea & water served at Richmond Curling Club

10:00am – 11:00am: Concurrent development sessions – choose one (Governance) & (Marketing – Leveraging 2010) –

11:15am – 12:00pm: Concurrent development sessions – choose one (HST & Finance) & (Canadian Sport for Life)
11:15am – 12:00: New Board Member orientation

12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch (complimentary)

12:30 – 1:15pm: Keynote speaker– Moira Gookstetter, Philanthropy

1:20pm: Teleconference call-in

1:30pm – 3:30pm: AGM

3:30pm: Wine & Cheese (complimentary)

3:35pm: Curl BC Board Officers’ elections

Curl BC High Performance Support Program 2010/11

Curl BC, supported by our funding partners, provides an assortment of programs and services to all athletes and coaches in the Province. These resources enable athletes and coaches to first identify their training and development gaps, and then find ways to narrow those gaps, as they aim to reach their level of excellence. Our goal is to ensure athletes and coaches from BC are among the best in Canada and the world by providing high quality programs from the Canadian Sport for Life LTAD stages ‘Training to Train’, ‘Training to Compete’ and ‘Training to Win’.

The Curl BC High Performance Support Program is open to all athletes and coaches in the province, [Read more…]

Cloverdale teams to represent BC at The Dominion Curling Club Championships

SURREY, April 27, 2010 – The Pacific International Cup, held at the Richmond Curling Club from April 21-25, 2010, played host to 20 men’s and 16 women’s teams representing curling clubs from across the province and from Alaska down to Texas.  In the end, two local curling teams from the Cloverdale Curling Club will represent B.C. at the Dominion Curling Club Championships held in Charlottetown, P.E.I. in November 2010.  Cory McLaughlin, and teammates Danielle Callens, Crystal Murray and Corri Roberts, defeated Richmond’s Team Thompson in the final on Sunday to advance to the national competition; while Stu Harris, with teammates Dean Lunn, Todd O’Dell and Bob Crocker, defeated Team Black from Penticton to advance as the men’s representative.  It is the first time in the PIC’s 13-year history to have both champions from the same curling club. [Read more…]

Curl BC coaching positions available

Curl BC is currently seeking certified coaches interested in one year contract Regional or Assistant Regional Coach positions. Reporting directly to the Provincial Coach, the Coaches will be integral players in the development and delivery of Curl BC’s High Performance program. The successful applicants will be responsible for the preparation and implementation of intermediate to high performance programs including training camps and clinics for athletes and their coaches in conjunction with the Provincial Coach. [Read more…]

Duncanby Lodge raffle winners

Congratulations to Wayne McAlpine from the Chilliwack Curling Club who won the grand prize draw in the Curl  BC / Duncanby Lodge fishing trip raffle. Wayne’s prize is a four-night all-inclusive fishing trip valued at $7,000.

Congratulations also goes out to Sean Mahoney from Vancouver who won an iPod nano donated by Kenzen (Sato Canada).

Canadian Direct Insurance renews title sponsorship of BC Men’s Curling Championship

Curl BC is pleased to announce that Canadian Direct Insurance has renewed its title sponsorship of the BC Men’s Curling Championship for another 3 years.

“We’re very glad to have Canadian Direct Insurance back on board with us for another three years. They have been a wonderful sponsor and a key to the success of our BC Men’s Championship. The savings they have provided to Curl BC members on home and auto insurance have added a great value to our membership,” said Scott Braley, Curl BC’s CEO.

The Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship was held in [Read more…]

Curl BC awards deadline is fast approaching

The deadline for Curl BC Annual Awards is fast approaching. Friday April 30th is the last day to submit your nominations!

The link to make nominations online is:


Please encourage nominations from your club, volunteers, friends and fellow curlers!

Qualicum Curling Club to host the 2011 Masters’ Curling Championships

Richmond, BC (April 21, 2010) – Curl BC is pleased to announce that the 2011 Master Men’s & Women’s Curling Championships have been awarded to the Qualicum Curling Club. These events will run from March 10 – 13, 2011. The top eight men’s and top eight women’s master curling teams from across BC will play in pools of four with the top two in each pool advancing to semi-final playoffs.

The Qualicum Curling Club opened in 1965 and most recently hosted the 2008 Williams Moving & Storage BC Mixed Curling Championship presented by Merit Travel. It is also home to the 2006 BC Master Women’s Champions of Irene Creally, Eileena Cottingham, Bibianne Dzuba, Joyce Hancock and Liz Hendricks.

Kimberley & Kamloops to host the 2011 BC Wheelchair and Senior Curling Championships

Richmond, BC (April 14, 2010) – Curl BC is pleased to announce that the Kimberley Curling Club will host the 2011 BC Wheelchair Curling Championship, February 3-6, 2011, and that the Kamloops Curling Club will host the 2011 BC Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, February 20-26, 2011. [Read more…]

Farewell Ray Turnbull

After 25 years of commentating on TSN’s curling coverage, Ray Turnbull is retiring. Curl BC would like to thank Ray for his continued contribution to the sport of curling and wish him a very happy retirement.

Click here to view Ray’s farewell interview on TSN.

Click here to read The Vancouver Sun’s article on Ray and his history in the sport.

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