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BC Curling Tours wrap up, first set of teams headed to provincials determined

The following teams have cliniched automatic berths to provincials:
2019 BC Junior Men's Championship  
Team Tardi & Team Carpenter (BCCT)
2019 BC Junior Women's Championship
Team Daniels & Team Reese-Hansen (BCCT)
2019 BC Men's Championship
Team Geall (defending champion), Team Cotter (CTRS), Team Barry (BCCT), Team Tardi (BCCT)
2019 BC Women's Championship
Team Van Osch (defending champion), Team Brown (CTRS), Team Wark (BCCT), Team Gushulak (BCCT)
More on the BC Junior Curling Tour →
More on the BC Men's & Women's Curling Tours →

BC Club Challenge registration now open

Registration is now open for the Mainland, Island South, Island North, Okanagan, East Kootenay and West Kootenay regionals for the 2019 BC Club Challenge! Registration for the North/Region 5 and North/Region 6 regionals will open soon.
Register Now →

BC wins men's gold at Travelers Club Championship

For the second season in a row, BC has won the men's gold at the Travelers Curling Club Championship!
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Team BC at 2019 Canadian Mixed in Winnipeg

Team BC progressed to the Championship Pool at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship and finished the tournament with a 5-5 record.
More information →

12th Annual International Wheelchair Bonspiel

Team Armstrong won the 12th Annual International Wheelchair Bonspiel - Canadian Open, hosted by the Richmond Centre for Disability at Richmond Curling Centre.
Keep reading →
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Connect Hearing signs sponsorship agreement

Curl BC is pleased to announce the signing of a three-year sponsorship agreement with BC-based company Connect Hearing.
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2019 Canadian Wheelchair Championship update

This season Curling Canada will pilot a 14 team Canadian Wheelchair Championship, and BC will be sending two teams to the 2019 competition.
Find out more about the pilot format →

Seniors Start Curling at Delta Thistle Curling Club

This season, Delta Thistle Curling Club has implemented a new Learn to Curl program focused on seniors.
Keep Reading →

November 2018
In this Issue

Introducing the new Curling Connection!

Curl BC is very excited to share the first edition of the new Curling Connection with you! We hope you will enjoy the new format. An archive of the newsletter will still be kept on our website. Any questions can be directed to Liz at lmontroy@curlbc.ca

Message from the CEO

Welcome to our newly formatted Curling Connection. We hope you will find it easier to read the articles you are most interested in and, of course, we would appreciate receiving any feedback you have on this new approach.

There has been lots of great progress towards Curl BC's Vision 2020 Strategic Plan confirmed over the past month as follows:
  • Over $1M contributed to curling, including 33 clubs, through BC Community and Capital Gaming grants over the past year
  • Connect Hearing established as the title sponsor of the BC Masters Championship. Deal includes $250 for each club that hosts a Connect Hearing educational clinic (up to 20 in total)
  • TV and streaming coverage confirmed for the 2019 BC Men's, Women's, Junior and U18 events (more exposure for youth curling)
  • Club fundraiser established with the Sandra Schmirler Foundation of which 50% will be allocated to a BC curling club development fund
  • Almost 2,000 room nights booked through Best Western over the past year resulting in over $50,000 in savings for Curl BC members
We look forward to hearing how your curling season is progressing and how we can help.

Sincerely,
Scott Braley

December Events

Junior Regional Playdowns
Nov 30 - Dec 2

Junior Open Playdown
Dec 7-9 | Ashcroft

Competition Coach Workshop
Dec 7-9 | Salmon Arm

Women's Open #1 Playdown
Dec 14-16 | Tunnel Town

Men's Regional Playdowns
Dec 14-16

Optimists' Getting Started
in Curling Camp

Dec 15 | Golden Ears

Jet Ice Technician Level 1 Course
Dec 15-16 | Cloverdale

2019 BC Junior Curling Championships
Dec 27 - Jan 1 | Vernon

Are you ready for the winter roads?

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Did you know that when Curl BC members purchase a policy with belairdirect, they are also supporting curling in BC? Call 1.844.357.1970 and mention that you are a Curl BC member to learn more.

In Remembrance

After a brave battle with cancer, Terry Miller peacefully left us on October 25. Terry was a well loved man with a sense of humour, a friend to many, an avid curler (Brier 1965), golfer (5 handicap) and traveller. He was a math teacher at Magee Secondary for many years. Terry will be deeply missed by his son Allan (Paula), brother Barry (Pat), granddaughters Kristin and Jenna, many friends, and his Parksville Curling Club and golfing buddies. At Terry's request, no service will be held.

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Coaches: Don't forget about your PD points!

NCCP certified coaches need to acquire a certain number of PD points in order to maintain their certification. The first round of PD point expiration is on January 1, 2019. Contact Kim at kdennis@curlbc.ca for more information. Find out how to obtain PD points here.

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