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Classifieds: Penticton Curling Club seeking Club Manager

Job posting

The Penticton Curling Club is seeking a Club Manager. This is a full time position from Sept. to April and part time from May to Aug.   We are a 6 sheet facility with a fully operational lounge and kitchen. We have 360-400 members with room to grow.  We offer both recreational and competitive curling leagues.

Knowledge of member organizations with an understanding of curling an asset.  An understanding of Quickbooks and other on-line systems required.


Supervise staff, conduct and maintain the business affairs of the Penticton Curling Club and interact with members/guests including;

  • Marketing and Communication-maintain an active membership data base, interact with members to answer questions in an effective and timely manner. Promote curling and the use of the building to the community
  • Event Management-Plan for curling and other non curling events to be held at the club
  • Finance and Administration-knowledge of Quickbooks and some basic bookkeeping skills are required.  Daily processing of all sales, member charges, payment of invoices and tracking of receivables
  • Staff Management-schedule ,train and motivate staff in a manner that results in excellent service and safe proper performance of duties
  • Liase with Ice staff to ensure proper maintenance and effective use of the ice area
  • Demonstrate cooperative behavior working with the needs of Board of Directors and membership
  • Facility Maintenance-establish procedures for building maintenance and cleaning.  Manage resources effectively, ordering consumables as required for the entire facility to ensure proper lounge operation and to ensure cleanliness standards are upheld
  • Organizational Awareness-effectively manage the organizations resources (staff, materials, assets and budgets)  through measurement, planning and control of resources to achieve maximum results

Excellent remuneration and will be based on resume.

Please send resume to l.mccrae@shaw.ca

Learning opportunity for curling coaches

Coaches interested in learning more about coaching in top level competitions should check out the coaching symposium to be held in conjunction with the Grand Slam of Curling in Abbotsford on Nov. 2.

Click here for more information.

SOAR Program visits Quesnel

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Multi-Sport SOAR Program heads to Quesnel elementary school. Minister for Community, Sport and Cultural Development in attendance

SOAR (Sharing Our Activities and Resources), a multi-sport collaboration between Tennis, Golf and Curling, set for four-day interactive session at Red Bluff Lhatko Elementary in Quesnel

Richmond, British Columbia (BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF)- The cooperative multi-sport program SOAR (Sharing Our Activities and Resources) will be in Quesnel, British Columbia from October 6-9, 2013 to deliver grassroots Tennis, Golf and Curling programming with the Minister for Community, Sport and Cultural Development Honourable Coralee Oakes in attendance. SOAR, a collaborative multi-sport delivery program created by British Columbia’s Not-for-Profit bodies representing Golf (British Columbia Golf), Tennis (Tennis BC) and Curling (Curl BC), brings age-appropriate modified equipment to elementary schools to promote participation in each sport. The program visits remote areas of the province at an affordable cost to schools.Funded by viaSport, SOAR, in partnership with the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, will be visiting the Red Bluff Lhatko Elementary School in Quesnel starting Sunday, October 6th with a full-day comprehensive certification program for interested community sport individuals who seek to facilitate all three sports following the departure of the program. Complimenting the theory education will be practical, in-class sport whereby leaders will be mentored in the delivery of all three sports to Red Bluff Lhatko Elementary students starting with Tennis on Monday, October 7th, Golf on Tuesday October 8th and Curling on Wednesday October 9th.

Attending Monday’s in-class Tennis programming will be the Minister for Community, Sport and Cultural Development Honourable Coralee Oakes. Oakes, the MLA for Cariboo North and a resident of Quesnel, will get the opportunity to witness the implementation of  fundamental movements in alliance with the Canadian Sport 4 Life Model.

“Learning a sport is something that stays with a child for a lifetime,” said Oakes.

“Just like riding a bike, learning to swing a golf club or throw a curling rock sticks with you. That focus on skill development for lifelong benefit is what makes SOAR such a valuable program. Our government strongly encourages healthy, active lifestyles for all British Columbians. We want kids to develop confidence in their abilities, and the SOAR program is a perfect fit.”

Also in attendance over the four days of SOAR programming will be Sue Griffin, Executive Director of Tennis BC who, like the Honourable Coralee Oakes, sees value in a collaborative approach to delivering grassroots sports to all communities in the province.

“Working together with our partners in SOAR provides Tennis BC with a unique opportunity to deliver key fundamental movements in sport to young children in a fun, interactive environment,” stated Griffin.

“If they have fun while learning basic movements, hopefully we’ll inspire them to continue to be active and encouraged to play.”

Playing an integral role in continued sustainability of the SOAR program in the northern regions of British Columbia is the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council. Through a contribution agreement with SOAR, the Council has made avail key funding that provides the opportunity for SOAR to enter schools like Red Bluff Lhakto Elementary at a very minimal user fee. As a result of in-class introduction to the three sports, children experience and learn skills to use at local facilities within their community.

“Many smaller Aboriginal communities throughout the province don’t have access to Tennis, Golf or Curling facilities. This unique program has been a great opportunity for Aboriginal Youth to try a sport that they may not have otherwise had the opportunity to experience,” mentioned Joe Akerman. Manager of Regional Engagement with the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council.

“The SOAR facilitators are well trained over a 4 day period and do a great job of including all participants, whether they are a seasoned athlete or new to the sport being presented.”

SOAR will continue to travel throughout British Columbia during the 2013-2014 school year. For more information on bringing SOAR to your community, please contact Kathy Gook, Director of School Golf with British Columbia Golf at kathy@britishcolumbiagolf.org

Click here to learn more about the SOAR program at Red Bluff Lhatko Elementary


British Columbia Golf – a member-based organization governed by the British Columbia Golf Association (BCGA) – is the governing body of amateur golf in British Columbia and functions for the benefit of all golfers in the province. British Columbia Golf fosters and promotes the sport of golf, preserves the traditions and history of the game and provides a leadership role for the sport in British Columbia. British Columbia Golf’s Playground to Fairway (P2F) School Golf Program brings adapted equipment into the hands of tomorrow’s golfers. To learn more, visit www.britishcolumbiagolf.org


Curl BC is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in British Columbia. Curl BC is also responsible for the championship system that declares provincial representation at National events. In cooperation with its Members, Curl BC provides service to both competitive and recreational curlers, including a variety of adaptive groups.  To learn more visit www.curlbc.ca


Tennis BC is a non-profit, provincial sport association responsible for leading the growth, promotion and showcasing of tennis in British Columbia.   With our partners, we lead the growth of tennis by enhancing the profile, participation, and experience in all regions of British Columbia. To learn more visit www.tennisbc.org 


For media inquiries:
Christopher McGrath
Manager, Communications and Marketing
British Columbia Golf
604 346 8003


Call for Volunteers

The Grand Slam of Curling is coming to the Abbotsford Entertainment Center Oct. 30-Nov. 3rd.

Volunteers are needed for for set-up, officiating, stats, ushers, 50/50 sales, ice crew and clean-up. For those interested in volunteering there is an information meeting being held at the Abbotsford Curling Club on Tuesday October 1st or you can contact the club at abbycurlingclub@shaw.ca for more information.

New Postings on Classifieds Page

We have recently updated the Curl BC Classifieds page with two new job postings. There are positions available at the Cloverdale Curling Club and the Qualicum & District Curling Club.

Click here for more information.

Funding Opportunity: Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) is a new, two year national program that will invest $150 million into improving existing community infrastructure across Canada. Western Economic Diversification will invest over $46 million under CIIF into Western Canada. Not-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding to improvement of existing community infrastructure, including community centres and recreational facilities.

In order to be eligible to apply at least 50% of the total eligible project costs must come from other sources than the federal government and all work must be completed prior to March 31, 2014.

Applicants seeking less than $250,000 in funding from CIIF will receive priority.

The application deadline is August 2, 2012*

*There will be a second intake period in November if funding is available

To find out more about the application process, please visit: http://www.wd.gc.ca/eng/13771.asp

Funding Available for Multicultural Projects

$750,000 available for non-profit societies and community-based organizations for “Multiculturalism” projects

To promote the participation and engagement of all cultures across the province, the Province of British Columbia will support communities in honouring the diverse cultures that shape British Columbia through the Multiculturalism Grant Program and through EmbraceBC Program Funding. Grants to a maximum of $5,000 are available in two streams: (A) Cultural Expression and (B) Capacity Building.

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Job opportunity: Administrative Assistant

Curl BC is seeking an part time Administrative Assistant for 20-25 hours/week

Start Date: August 2012

Deadline for applications: Monday, July 30, 2012 to sbraley@curlbc.ca

Job Location: Our office is located in the Sport BC Building in Richmond (#293-3820 Cessna Drive), however, we will be moving locations in April 2013 to the Burnaby Lake area.

Position Description:

Reporting to the CEO, the Administration Assistant will be the lead on office administration duties, supporting all staff.

A team player, the Administrative Assistant will be a self-starter, have excellent computer, organizational and listening skills, and pay close attention to detail. They will also have strong and personable communication skills. Event planning skills are also beneficial to this position.

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Curl BC Rockslide Summer Curling Camp for Juniors an Overall Success

August 25, 2011

One week ago today the Curl BC Inaugural Rockslide Summer Curling
Camp for Junior curlers was underway! Overall the camp was a resounding

We were thrilled to host the camp with the assistance of the Vernon Curling
Club and the City of Vernon who provided facilities, food and 5 sheets of ice
for the camp. Curl BC’s provincial coach, regional coaches and assistant regional
coaches were on hand to coach the athletes and mentor four up-and-coming
young coaches, who themselves encouraged and coached the junior curlers at the
camp. Everyone contributed to helpful and informative in-class sessions, amazing
on-ice learning, drills and game play opportunities as well as team building and
fitness testing.

Thanks to Goldline for outfitting the campers and coaches. Thanks to Duncanby
Lodge and the CCA for providing goods to the online auction that helped fund this
camp. To Team Scott and guest instructor Jim Cotter who both joined us to share
their experiences and motivate everyone at the camp; thank you!

Thanks to the campers for registering and giving 100% to every session over the four days.

Photos can be found on the Curl BC facebook page.

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