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Archives for May 2012

Sport Matters Group Applauds Inaugral National Heath & Fitness Day

Curl BC is happy to support National Health & Fitness Day this Saturday, June 2nd.

Ottawa – The Sport Matters Group applauds the efforts of MP John Weston and fellow members of the Parliamentary Fitness Initiative to launch National Health & Fitness day on June 2nd, 2012. This day will serve to encourage all Canadians to pursue healthier lifestyles by increasing their participation in physical activity, recreation and sport.

Mr. Weston has worked with local government and other partners to create a day dedicated to celebrating health and fitness and encouraging Canadians to be physically active. Mr. Weston will be engaged in a number of activities in his riding that day. A Private Member’s Bill will also be introduced in the House of Commons afterward.

“SMG strongly supports federally-led initiatives such as the annual National Health & Fitness Day”, said Chris Jones, Senior Leader of the Sport Matters Group. “I want to commend the tireless work that John has done with his colleagues, Peter Stoffer, M.P., Kirsty Duncan, M.P. and Pascal-Pierre Paille, M.P. to promote the benefits of physical activity with Members of Parliament from all sides of the House. These events reflect our Parliamentarians’ understanding of the benefits of sport and physical activity for Canada. We are currently facing an inactivity crisis. Canadians are increasingly sedentary and face growing levels of obesity and related chronic illness. Participation in sport and physical activity can help Canadians get physically fit, thereby increasing their overall health and ultimately reducing skyrocketing health care costs. We would encourage all Canadians to get active on June 2nd, in recognition of National Health & Fitness Day.”

Community Gaming Grant deadline extended to June 3

Due to technical difficulties, the Sport deadline for Community Gaming Grant applications has been extended from Thursday May 31 to Sunday June 3.

Volunteers needed for Burnaby street party

The IN Turn Curling Store (formerly “On the Rocks”) is in need of volunteers to help run a curling demonstration booth at this year’s Hats Off Day in North Burnaby this Saturday. The event runs from 10am – 2pm and is always fun for everyone involved. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Anyone interested can contact Michelle Hunt at sales@theinturn.ca or 604-294-4044.

British Columbia is rocking with Capital One Rocks & Rings!

Three years ago, Curl BC signed an agreement and brought the Capital One Rocks & Rings program to the Metro Vancouver region as a pilot project. It proved to be such a success that it has been expanded, and by the end of this curling season, should have the program in every region in BC!

During the pilot year of 2009-2010, the Capital One Rocks & Rings Program had over 15,000 school children introduced to the sport of curling in their school, in the Metro Vancouver area. Last season (Year 2) the program was expanded to Vancouver Island, North West BC, Thompson Okanagan, and the Kootenay East regions and visited just over 20,000 students. Click here for more.

Kamloops curler accepts invite to work Sochi Games

Dianne Barker has been tabbed by the World Curling Federation to serve as an on-ice technical official during the Games that are to run from Feb. 7-23, 2014. Click here for the full story.

Canadian Paralympic Committee and RBC Insurance Announce Recipients of 2012-13 Recruitment Program Fund

OTTAWA – The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012-13 Recruitment Program Fund, presented by RBC Insurance and supported by the Government of Canada’s Sport Support Program. This year, a total of $346,500 in funds will be distributed to 51 sport organizations across the country.

“It’s inspiring to see the time, effort and energy these organizations have committed to creating and enhancing programs that encourage athletes to become more active in sport at the community level,” said Neil Skelding, president and CEO of RBC Insurance. “We are extremely proud to be involved with the Recruitment Program Fund and believe that through this program, we will see more Canadians with a disability compete on the world stage and pursue their Paralympic dreams.” [Read more…]

Thompson River University looking for curlers

Thompson River University is currently looking for curlers to join a university team. The team will compete at the CIS/CCA University Championships held in Kamloops, March 20-24, 2013.


  • 27 years of age of younger
  • a student of TRU for the 2013 winter semester, taking a minimum of 3 courses

Anyone interested should contact Brenda Nordin at nordin1@telus.net by June 15, 2012.

2014 hosting bids due June 1

Bids to host 2014 BC Curling Championships are due Friday June 1st.

Hosting a Curl BC Championship has many benefits for facilities and their members. Some of the benefits are:

  • Added revenue brought into the centre
  • Community awareness of the sport and facility
  • Relationship building with local businesses and politicians
  • Entertainment from the best curlers in the province
  • Opportunity for member development and certification through officiating & statistician courses
  • Opportunity for members to earn credit for practical officiating & statistician hours to become eligible for work at future national and international events
  • A stepping stone for the facility to host future national and international events
  • Opportunity to build team spirit amongst your membership and encourage future member involvement in your facility

Click here to find bid forms on our hosting page. Please submit your bid to host or expression of interest to hbeatty@curlbc.ca.

Nominate Your Community Today for a Chance to Win $25,000

Calling all Canadians! Is there a local curling club that needs new lights or a new chiller? Be a hero and nominate your community for the 2012 Kraft Celebration Tour by following the easy steps below: 

WHAT: The Kraft Celebration Tour

WHY: Because you could be one of 10 lucky Canadian communities this year to receive $25,000 from Kraft Canada to help renovate a recreation facility in your neighbourhood AND have TSN shine the national spotlight on your community with a live broadcast of SPORTSCENTRE right in your hometown. The Kraft Celebration Tour takes place this summer from August 17-26 and each of the 10 winners will be a stop on the cross-country tour.

HOW: To nominate your community, it takes 5 minutes and 3 easy steps – [Read more…]

2012 Curl BC award recipients

Curl BC is pleased to announce the Curl BC award recipients for the 2011/2012 season. Nominations were received from Curl BC members across the province and winners were selected by the Curl BC Awards & Recognition Committee.

Recipients will receive their awards at the Curl BC Annual General Meeting at the Richmond Curling Club at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Media representatives are invited to attend these presentations. Lunch will be provided at 12:00pm.

Curling Centre of the Year: Nanaimo Curling Centre

Junior Female Athlete of the Year: Kalia Van Osch, Nanaimo Curling Centre

Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Tyler Tardi, Langley Curling Club

Female Athlete of the Year: Kelly Scott, Kelowna Curling Club [Read more…]

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