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Archives for October 2010

Win a $2,500 shopping spree at Best Buy

Canadian Direct Insurance is at it again this season, offering more great prizes to Curl BC members.   [Read more…]

Visit the BC women’s championship website

The host committee of the 2011 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western has launched their event website. Visit http://2011bcscotties.ca to find out how to purchase tickets, how to volunteer and view other infomation about the event.

Click here to download the event poster.

BC athletes pose for charity in 2011 women’s curling calendar

BC’s Sarah Wark & Darah Provencal will be Miss June & Miss December in the 2011 Women of Curling Calendar. The calendar is available to order online from http://www.micalendardemo.com/woc/ with all proceeds going to Shoot for a Cure.

Shoot for a Cure, which is also supported by the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) is committed to finding a cure for spinal paralysis. The campaign also strives to increase awareness of the Paralympic sport of Wheelchair Curling.

The 2011 Women of Curling are:

December 2010: Colleen Jones, Nova Scotia
January 2011: Ashley Miharija, Ontario
February: Cheryl Bernard, Alberta
March: Chelsea Carey, Manitoba
April: Jill Officer, Manitoba
May: Kari MacLean, Ontario
June: Sarah Wark, British Columbia
July: Andrea Leganchuk, Ontario
August: Trica Affleck, Prince Edward Island
September: Sabrina Shibley, Ontario
October: Kristy Jenion, Manitoba
November: Teri Lake, Nova Scotia
December: Darah Provencal, British Columbia

Read more about the calendar:
The Vancouver Sun article by Kent Gilchrist

The Curling News article

Wenzek & Gunner advance to Canada Winter Games BC playoff

Both the Daniel Wenzek & Zetteh Gunner teams were victorious this past weekend at the Curl BC Canada Winter Games Backdoor Qualifier event at the Cloverdale Curling Club. Five girls teams and six boys teams competed to advance to the Canada Winter Games BC playoff to be held at the Vernon Curling Club Nov. 5-7. [Read more…]

2011 Women 55+ Incentive Program Grants

Call for applications.
Application Deadline: November 9, 2010
Click here to visit the ProMOTION Plus website to download the application form.

ProMOTION Plus and BCRPA are excited to announce incentives of up to $2,500 for sport programs that target non-active women 55 and older.

The Women 55+ Incentive Program Grant was developed to provide opportunities to participate in sport for non-active women age 55 and over in all regions of BC. The programs can be focused on a single sport or can be designed to provide exposure to a multi-sport experience for women 55 years and over. The goal of the program is to provide opportunity and access to positive sport experiences for non-active females 55 years of age and over. Program participants will be encouraged to sign up for leagues, clubs or programs which encourage sustainable healthy and active lifestyles. Partnerships with other organizations/municipalities/Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) are encouraged. 

The Women 55+ Incentive Program is a partnership between ProMOTION Plus and the BC Recreation and Parks Association with the support of 2010 Legacies Now, the Provincial Government of BC and the Canadian Federal Government through the BC Sport Participation program

Community Sport Hero® Awards presented by EnCana

The Community Sport Hero® Awards presented by Encana honours the outstanding sport volunteers in communities across British Columbia. Founded in 2001, the prestigious awards recognize coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to grow and develop amateur sport at the community level. The dedication and leadership of these individuals have allowed athletes and communities to grow and shape sport in British Columbia and inspire others to become involved in sport.

Thanks to a partnership with Encana, the program visits one BC community each month with the intention that the award ceremony will remain in the community as an annual tradition of volunteer recognition. [Read more…]

Kelowna to host the 2011 International Children’s Games

Congratulations to the City of Kelowna on being awarded the 2011 International Children’s Games. The Kelowna Curling Club will host the curling competition of the Games.

Click here to visit the event website.

The New Science of Curling – The Future of Curling

The Canadian Curling Association has released findings from their recent pre-Olympic work with the science of curling.


If you aspire to become a champion, you really need to find out how this new science can improve your performance.

When? Where?
November 13-14 at McArthur Island Curling Club, North Kamloops

What you’ll learn:
• Mental Skills from Dr. John Hogg, professional Sports Psychologist;
• The bio-mechanics of an efficient and effective delivery;
• Tactical targets and a unique work shop to fine-tune your game plan;
• Enhanced and effective brushing techniques;
• Elite practise drills;

Plus you’ll also get the opportunity to test out these new methods in situational play.

Space is limited to only 12 teams, so register now to avoid disappointment. [Read more…]

40% off website design for Curl BC affiliated curling centres

Curl BC is pleased to announce a new partnership with Hurricane Web Design. Hurricane Web Design is now offering a 40% discount to Curl BC affiliated curling centres, on a 5-page website, customized to their centre.

Founded by Cary Blackburn in 2000, Hurricane Web Design Ltd. (formerly Hurricane Web Publishing) is a full-service web design, website maintenance, social media strategy and search engine optimization studio located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Their mission is to fuse great design, customer service and affordability together for their clients. [Read more…]

Anita Cochrane passes on

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Anita Cochrane. Anita Cochrane cropped

Anita passed away Tuesday night at 6pm with her family by her side. In her final few weeks, she rested in her parents’ home and remained her positive self.

Anita had a very public battle with cancer for many years and was an inspiration to those around her. She was awarded the 2010 Curl BC Coach of the Year Award and was one of the founders of the recently announced Curl BC Curling for Life Endowment Fund.


3875 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, BC, V6R 1B3
Situated on Jericho Beach at the end of Point Grey Road

1pm – 4pm

Due to the number of people Anita touched throughout her life, the family is trying to estimate how many people to expect for refreshments etc. If you plan to attend, please email anitacelebration@gmail.com to confirm your attendence prior to Wednesday Oct. 13th.

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