For the second year in a row, Team Neighbour has won the BC Wheelchair Curling Championship. Both Team Neighbour and Team Austgarden will represent BC at the 2019 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship. Keep Reading →
Taylor Reese-Hansen has been named as a finalist for Sport BC's College Athlete of the Year Award. Tyler Tardi has been named as a finalist for Sport BC's Junior Male Athlete of the Year Award. Keep Reading →
Every three years, the Provincial Government has viaSport conduct an evaluation of the approximately 60 Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) to determine funding levels for the following three years.
I am delighted to let you know that Curl BC scored an average of 89% in the following four categories measured by 44 criteria:
Sport for Life (Participation): 86%
Excellence (Performance): 86%
Coaching and Officiating: 92%
This means Curl BC moves up from a top 10 to a top five rated PSO in BC, which positions curling well for funding over the next few years.
There are lots of people to thank for this, but in particular I would like to thank our hard working staff and Board who are supported by an amazing network of volunteers and contractors at our 80 clubs throughout the province.
They all do it for the love of the sport and nothing rates higher than that. Thanks very much, well done, and we look forward to continuing to work with you to develop and grow the sport in the lead up to the 125th anniversary of curling in BC in 2020.
As I’m writing this, I have just witnessed Team Daniels and Team Tardi do us proud again on the national stage. Congratulations to these fine young people and their coaches. It just doesn’t get any better than this. I look forward to seeing many of you in Quesnel and to some exciting announcements in the coming weeks in the lead up to 2020.
Curl BC is saddened to hear of the passing of Lorraine Gagnon, a BC Senior Women's champion (2011) and BC and Canadian Master Women's champion (2018). Lorraine was born in Qu'Appelle, SK on August 11, 1957. She passed peacefully at home on New Year's Day (January 1, 2019). Lorraine was very active in the curling community and competitive curling. She was a huge supporter of youth curling. Whether it was reading a book, travelling, curling or spending time with family and friends, Lorraine loved life. A celebration of life was held on January 12. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to support Kerry Park Junior Curling.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Curl BC Awards!
We are currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Curl BC Awards! Submit your nominations for the following awards today:
The second part of our two part webinar series on Community Gaming Grants is coming up this month! Sign up today for Part 2: Writing Successful Applications (Feb 21, 10am). Email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2019 International Tankard volunteer nominations now open
The 2019 International Tankard will be hosted by Abbotsford Curling Club. Region 8, 9, 10 and 11 clubs can nominate volunteers to take part in this annual event. Submission deadline is February 16. More information can be found here.