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BC's best compete in Quesnel for BC Championship titles

The 2019 BC Men's Curling Championship, presented by Barkerville Historic Town & Park and Nufloors, and the 2019 Scotties BC Women's Curling championship, presented by Best Western and Nufloors, are in full swing at the West Fraser Centre in Quesnel. 
Find out more about the event →
Find out more about where to watch the finals →
Follow along with live scoring →

Tardi claims gold, Daniels silver at Canadian Juniors 

Team Tardi won a third straight gold medal at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships at the 2019 event. Team Daniels won the junior women's silver. Congratulation to both teams!
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Neighbour wins 2019 BC Wheelchair Championship

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.
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12 teams attend inaugural U15 Challenge Cup

Twelve teams from around the province participated in the first ever Curl BC U15 Challenge Cup at Kamloops Curling Club earlier this month. 
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Registration now open for 2019 Rockslide Summer Camp

Sign up today for our annual Rockslide Summer Curling Camp at Kelowna Curling Club!
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Ina Forrest named to Team Canada for 2019 Worlds

Armstrong's Ina Forrest will be competing with Team Canada at the 2019 World Wheelchair Championship taking place March 3-10 in Scotland. 
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Curling Day in Canada

Curling Day in Canada will be taking place on February 23, 2019!
Find out how you and your club can be involved →

Reese-Hansen, Tardi named Sport BC award finalists

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.
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The story behind Invermere's Bonspiel on the Lake

Invermere & District Curling Centre's unique and popular annual Bonspiel on the Lake took place earlier this month.
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2019 West Coast Blind Curling Association Playdowns

Congratulations to Kelowna on winning the 2019 West Coast Blind Curling Association (WCBCA) Provincial Playdowns earlier this month at 100 Mile House Curling Club!
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2019 BC Police Curling Championship

Congratulations to Team Hockley on winning the 2019 BC Police Curling Championship!
Find out more about the BC Police Curling Association →

January 2019
In this Issue

Message from the CEO

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%
  • Organizational Readiness: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.

Sincerely,
Scott Braley

February Events 

Senior Open Playdown
Feb 1-3 | Peace Arch

U18 Regional Playdowns
Feb 8-10

BC Club Challenge Regionals
Feb 8-10

Master Open Playdown
Feb 9-11 | Cloverdale
Find out who has already qualified!

Mixed Kootenays, Thompson-Okanagan, North, Island Playdowns
Feb 15-17

Mixed Lower Mainland Playdown
Feb 16-18 | Cloverdale

2019 BC Senior Curling Championships
Feb 19-24 | Trail
Find out who has qualified!

2019 BC Firefighters Curling Championship
Feb 20-24 | Parksville

U18 Open Playdown
Feb 22-24 | Ashcroft

2019 BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
Feb 26 - Mar 3 | Abbotsford
Find out who has qualified!

2019 BC High School Curling Championship
Feb 28 - Mar 2 | Golden Ears

Meet the Athletes videos 

Check out the next three videos in our Meet the Athletes video series:

In Remembrance:
Lorraine Gagnon

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: 

Upcoming Community Gaming Grant webinar

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 kdennis@curlbc.ca for more information.

Competition Development Workshop in Richmond

Curling Canada is holding a Competition Development Coaching Workshop in Richmond from February 22 to 24. More information can be found here.

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

UBC Health, Outdoor & Phys. Ed. MEd

Are you a health or physical educator who works in schools or other sites of learning (such as curling centres)? Check out UBC's Master of Education in Curriculum Studies: Health, Outdoor & Physical Experiential Education!

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