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Application deadline for Gordon Hooey Scholarship approaching

The deadline to submit applications for the Gordon Hooey Memorial Scholarship is coming up on January 31, 2019. [Read more…]

2019 BC Junior Curling Championships field complete

With the junior open playdown finished, the field is now complete for the 2019 BC Junior Curling Championships. [Read more…]

More teams headed to 2019 BC Juniors after regional playdowns

Seven more teams qualified for the 2019 BC Junior Curling Championships last weekend through the junior regional playdowns. [Read more…]

Connect Hearing signs sponsorship agreement with Curl BC

Curl BC is pleased to announce the signing of a three-year sponsorship agreement with Connect Hearing, a BC-based company that will be the title sponsor of the BC Masters Curling Championship. [Read more…]

BC Men’s and Women’s Curling Tours close, first set of provincial berths determined

The 2018-19 BC Men’s and Women’s Curling Tours have come to a close, and the standings for the tours’ inaugural season have been finalized. [Read more…]

Seniors Start Curling at Delta Thistle Curling Club

Adult and youth Learn to Curl programs are increasing in popularity in clubs around BC, and this season Delta Thistle Curling Club has implemented a new Learn to Curl program focused on a different demographic: seniors. [Read more…]

BC wins men’s gold at 2018 Travelers Curling Club Championships

British Columbia has won men’s gold at the Travelers Curling Club Championship for a second year in a row. [Read more…]

Ashley Home Store Classic games to be livestreamed

A selection of games from the Ashley Home Store Curling Classic, a World Curling Tour and BC Men’s Curling Tour event being held at Penticton Curling Club from November 23 to 26, will be livestreamed online. These games are as follows: [Read more…]

Team Armstrong wins 12th Annual RCD International Wheelchair Bonspiel

Wheelchair curling made its Paralympic debut at the Turin 2006 Paralympics, and a few months after the Turin Games, the first International Wheelchair Bonspiel – Canadian Open was hosted by the Richmond Centre for Disability.

This November marked the 12th year for this acclaimed wheelchair curling event, which was once again held at Richmond Curling Centre. The event is one of several large North American wheelchair curling competitions that take place annually in mid to late November.

Eleven teams from across Canada and three teams from Korea competed for the gold medal from November 14 to 18. The teams featured a number of athletes with experience competing both nationally and internationally, as well as a number of Paralympic medallists.

“The event this year went really smoothly,” said Richmond Centre for Disability Executive Director Ella Huang. “We had a record high of 14 teams.” As a non-curler, Huang was excited by the complexity of the sport and the tight competition.

Jim Armstrong’s team of Darryl Neighbour, Collinda Joseph and Reid Mulligan won the gold medal with a 4-1 win over Team Canada 2 (Mark Ideson, Ina Forrest, Jamie Anseeuw, Marie Wright, Dennis Thiessen) in the final. Neighbour is from Richmond, and also won the event last year with Armstrong on Team Adanac. Both Neighbour and Armstrong have represented BC nationally several times.

Team Canada 1 (Gil Dash, Jon Thurston, Ellis Tull, Alison Duddy, Darwin Bender) won the bronze medal with a 5-3 win over Team Korea Rookies B (Baek Hyejin, Kwon Sungwoo, Lee Youngsuk, Lee Hyeonchul) in the third place draw.

Over 40 volunteers helped at the event as rock cleaners. Curl BC Member Services Manager Melissa Sim and Curl BC Education and Camps Coordinator Kim Dennis ran the volunteer training, which included a Learn to Curl session.

The Richmond Centre for Disability is already looking forward to the 13th Annual International Wheelchair Bonspiel – Canadian Open, which will take place in November 2019.

Photos from the event can be found on the Richmond Centre for Disability Facebook page and the Curl BC Facebook page.

More information about the Richmond Centre for Disability can be found at http://www.rcdrichmond.org/

Curling receives over $1 million from province in capital project and community gaming grants

Gibsons Curling Club, Powell River Curling Club, Penticton Curling Club and Terrace Curling Club are all recipients of Capital Project Grants from the province of BC. [Read more…]

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