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Archives for October 2011

Check out the updated member login page

The Curl BC member login page has been updated with resources for everything from funding to bonspiels to marketing. Contact Robbie Gallaugher at rgallaugher@curlbc.ca with your name and centre for your password.

Click here to be redirected to the member login page.

BC athletes model for charity

BC’s Sonya Gaudet & Shannon Aleksic will be in the 2012 Women of Curling Calendar. The calendar is available here to order online.

Gaudet & Aleksic join fellow BC curlers Darah Provencal & Sarah Wark in this honour, who both posed for the 2011 version of the calendar.

Proceeds support Shoot for a Cure which committed to finding a cure for spinal paralysis. The campaign also strives to increase awareness of the Paralympic sport of Wheelchair Curling.

Click here for more details.

M&M Meat Shops extends title sponsorship of juniors’

M&M MEAT SHOPS EXTENDS TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF JUNIORS

OTTAWA, October 27, 2011…The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced that M&M Meat Shops has extended its title sponsorship of the Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships through the 2014-15 season.

M&M Meat Shops, Canada’s leading retail chain of specialty frozen foods, began its title sponsorship of the Juniors in 2006 in Thunder Bay. It is also a full sub-sponsor to the CCA’s Season of Champions.

“We would like to genuinely thank M&M Meat Shops for their continued support and extensive leadership of junior curling in Canada,” stated the Chief Executive Officer of the CCA, Greg Stremlaw. “M&M Meat Shops is to be applauded for their role to ensure long-term stability of this wonderful Season of Champions event and its continued exposure to curling fans across the country.” [Read more…]

$30 million Community Recreation Program to support new infrastructure

The BC Government  recently announced a new $30 million Community Recreation Program to support initiatives for new recreation instrastructure. Curlers interested in building new curling facilities can click here for more information.

Get your CCA event tickets

October 30th is the deadline to purchase Double Impact ticket packages for three of the marquee events on the 2012 Season of Champions schedule.

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts… the Tim Hortons Brier… and the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship are all heading west. And, Double Impact delivers the best value on the best seats in the house for every event!

Double Impact gives you the chance to experience twice the excitement in half the time: two tickets for the first 11 draws, the last 11 or a few of each.

The Old Classic full event pass will still be available after the October 30th deadline.

CLICK HERE to purchase Double Impact ticket packages.

Fort McMurray to host 2013 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors

FORT McMURRAY, Alberta, October 20, 2011…The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced that the City of Fort McMurray will stage the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships.

The M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors will be played January 31-February 10, 2013 in the Suncor Community Leisure Centre at MacDonald Island Park. The championships will be hosted by the MacDonald Island Park and Oilsands Curling Club. It will also mark the eighth year of title sponsorship by M&M Meat Shops, Canada’s leading retail chain of specialty frozen foods.

“The Canadian Curling Association is pleased to announce, for the first time, that we are bringing a national championship to the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray. Fort McMurray and their passionate curling enthusiasts worked hard to demonstrate that their community was ready to host the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors and we look forward to showcasing Canada’s best junior curlers there in 2013,” explained Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Curling Association.

Currently, 13 men’s and 13 women’s teams, representing the 10 provinces plus separate entries for Northern Ontario, Northwest Territories and Yukon, participate in a round robin, leading to playoffs.

However, for the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors, the CCA’s 14 Member Associations will have the opportunity for the first time to qualify for the national championships. [Read more…]

CCA Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Corryn Brown who is the CCA’s Athlete of the Week. Click here to view the spotlight.

Victoria awarded 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship

VICTORIA, BC, October 18, 2011…The City of Victoria, British Columbia has been awarded the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, it was confirmed today in a joint announcement by the World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA). 

The championship will be held at the 6,500-seat Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre from March 30-April 7, 2013, the same venue which hosted the very successful 2005 Ford World Men’s, which drew 116,167 fans for the event in the first year when the men’s and women’s world championships were once again separated.

Kate Caithness, President of the World Curling Federation, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Victoria for the 2013 Ford World Men’s Championship. Previous events held at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre have been hugely successful and a great platform for what is one of the pinnacles of the curling calendar.

“Our Member Associations will be delighted to return to Victoria in the knowledge that Canada will put on yet another first class event for the World to enjoy.”

It will be the 21st time that Canada has staged the World Men’s championship since 1959, the fifth time it’s been hosted by the province (1966, 1987, 1998 and 2005) and the second time in Victoria.

“In collaboration with our partner, the World Curling Federation, the CCA is delighted to have the beautiful city of Victoria host another major curling championship,” explained Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Curling Association.

“The Ford World Men’s Curling Championship was highly successful in 2005, and we believe that Victoria is primed to build on this success in 2013 as they host the world.” [Read more…]

Kelowna sport workshops

The following workshops in Kelowna are available for anyone interested. 

Get a deal by registering for all 6 modules with course barcode 120635 ($295 – save $65) or register for any of the individual modules as listed below:

Leading Drug-Free Sport Date: Oct. 14, 2011
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Sport Kelowna Centre
Fee: $40/person Course barcode: 120629

Managing Conflict Date: Oct. 21, 2011
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Sport Kelowna Centre
Fee: $40/person Course barcode: 120630 [Read more…]

National & Int’l Championships in BC

BC is proud to be hosting four national/international events this season in Richmond, Cranbrook, Langley and Abbotsford. [Read more…]

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