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June, 2022
In this Issue:


- A Message from the CEO
- Ice Tech News
- Rockslide Registration Open
- LunchBox Bites
- Curling I/O
- External Sports Credits
- Invictus Games
- Curling Day in BC
- U18 National Championship
- Beaver Valley Report
- Victoria Book Sale
- Duncan Fundraising Drive

Ice Tech News


Ice Technician Courses are back!
 The two year break allowed the
program to be updated and we are
excited to be hosting courses once
again under their new titles.

- Ice Tech Assistant (replacing
  level 1)
- Club Ice Technician (replacing
   level 2)
- Competition Ice Technician
   (replacing level 3)

Our first Club Ice Technician
Course
is scheduled August 12th-
16th in Kamloops BC.
Visit here for more information on
upcoming courses: 
https://www.curlbc.ca/programs/ice-
technicians/
.



Curl BC volunteer positions
Mike Merklinger was successful in
his application for the Championship
Ice Technician role, and Norm Scott
was successful in his application for
the Education Ice Technician role.
A big thanks to both for helping run
these new programs!
Curl BC is happy to announce
that Tracy Boyd was the successful
candidate for our Wheelchair Curling
Coordinator volunteer position.
Congratulations and good luck,
Tracy!

Rockslide Registration
Now Open

 
Rockslide Rumble Camps,
presented by Curl BC and the
Optimist Clubs of BC, are camps
filled with fun, friendship, and curling.
These are zone-based curling camps
built on the foundational skills of our
annual Rockslide Summer Camp.

Youth participants aged 9 to 18 will
learn the latest in technical skill
development, strategy, team
dynamics, mental performance, and
get to connect with athletes and
coaches from across their region,
and the province.

This year, we’ll be holding four
Rockslide camps around the
province:

Parksville, August 18th – 20th 
Registration link: https://bc.curling.io/en/events/12311-
rockslide-rumble-camp-at-parksville-
curling-club


Kamloops, August 27th – 28th
Registration link: https://bc.curling.io/en/events/12360-
rockslide-rumble-camp-at-kamloops-
curling-club


Chilliwack, September 3rd – 4th
Registration link: https://bc.curling.io/en/events/12414-
rockslide-rumble-camp-at-chilliwack-
curling-club


Cranbrook, November 5th – 6th  
(a registration link will available in
the coming weeks)

In addition to on- and off-ice
development and training sessions,
youth participants will receive
lunches, a Rockslide Rumble T-shirt,
water bottle, and journal.

Lunchbox Bites

Our new Business of Curling series
is on the way, details coming soon.
Information will be updated on our website here: https://www.curlbc.ca/programs/busi
ness-of-curling/

Curling I/O


Simplify your club registration and
league management with Curling I/O.

Curl BC can help transition your
club:
- Free service for all members to
access the software
- Online payment fees may apply
https://www.curlbc.ca/resources/cur
ling-i-o/

- Link to YouTube video: https://youtu.be/OkCEKfmKr4U

External Sports Credits

The External Sport Credentials
Program gives high school students
the opportunity to earn graduation
credits for approved levels of
competition as an athlete or coach.

To obtain your verification letter
for Athlete 10, 12, or Coach 11
credits  contact Kim Dennis
at kdennis@curlbc.ca

Beaver Valley Curling Club Report

 
We reached out to the elementary school in Fruitvale and invited the school kids to come have an introduction to curling in the Beaver Valley.

It was a tremendous success, we had 350 kids, grades three through six, come through our club and held 12 classes over 4 different Fridays.
We had 14 curling club members come and support the school kids each session.

Kids were very enthusiastic and had a blast. A couple of the classes came back for a second session.

We have proven if we ignore the kids growing up, they will also ignore us. We know we need them.

- Ed Wilcox

Invictus Games bring Wheelchair Curling to BC


The Invictus Games—a multi sport event for wounded, injured, and sick military personnel, both active and retired—are on their way to BC in 2025. For the first time, they will include adaptive winter sports including wheelchair curling.

Yesterday, an announcement was made at Rogers Arena by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and BC Premier John Horgan that the federal and BC governments would contribute $15 million each for the games, which will take place in Vancouver and Whistler.

Read on...

A Message 
From the CEO


At Curl BC, one of the most
important things we do is to hold our
Annual General Meeting. It allows us
review the past twelve months and
set a course for the coming year.

Scheduled for Thursday, June 16th
at 7:00pm, the 2022 AGM is an
inclusive event open to everyone
holding membership at a Curl BC-
affiliated curling club. While only club
presidents—or their designated
representatives—have voting power,
we encourage all curlers to attend.

Elections are also an important part
of the AGM. This year, I’m happy to
report that we have two talented
candidates for the Curl BC board,
Brenda Sims of Brackendale and
Michael Dudar of Duncan. They’re
running to take the chairs of our two
retiring governors, Dale Gregory and
Terry Hawes, and we thank Dale and
Terry for their service to curling in
BC.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19
pandemic, we will be holding the
AGM on Zoom. To take part, please
register at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/re
gister/WN_7Z3wGRRmSeq37qs0eF
brAQ


If you’re a club president or other
duly-designated voting delegate,
please also register at this link:
https://forms.monday.com/forms/5be
64a808bfd173870532be755a8686d?
r=use1


I’d like to encourage everyone to join
us at the AGM, it promises to be an
informative and productive meeting,
and it’s a vital step in the process of
securing a successful future for the
sport of curling in BC.

Scott Braley
CEO
sbraley@curlbc.ca

BC Teams mix it
up at U18 National
Championship

 
Congratulations to all our teams who
competed at the 2022 Curling
Canada U18 Championships in
Oakville, ON – Team Gracelyn
Richards (Girls BC1), Team
Elizabeth Bowles (Girls BC2), Team
Adam Fenton (Boys BC1), and Team
Chris Parkinson (Boys BC2).

At the end of pool play, Team
Bowles
and Team Parkinson finished
outside the top three, and advanced
to the consolation round. Team
Parkinson were 3-3 in pool play but
unfortunately did not advance to the
championship round because Team
Northern Ontario 1 had a better
cumulative last stone draw for the
week. Team Bowles went 2-4 in pool
play, defeating New Brunswick #2
and Manitoba #2.  

With Team Richards and Team
Fenton
finishing in the top three of
their pools, both advanced to the
championship round. Team Fenton
was defeated by Team Northern
Ontario 1 in the start of
championship play, followed by a
loss to Team Alberta 1 in the
consolation round. Team Richards
defeated Team Nova Scotia #1 for a
third-place finish overall, winning the
bronze medals.

At the awards ceremony, Gracelyn
Richards was awarded the Erik
Bundgaard Spirit Award and the
Balance Plus Fair Play Award was
given to coach Brad Fenton.

Great job, great effort, and
congratulations to all our BC teams!

Save the Date for
Curling Day in BC -
coming November 5th

Curling Day in BC is an opportunity
for clubs throughout the province to
celebrate our sport. The first Curling
Day in BC took place on Nov. 7,
2020, to coincide with the 125th
anniversary of curling.

The Curl BC staff and Board of
Governors  encourages your club to
recognize this day by throwing a fun
event for your community.

Record-Setting
Book Sale at Victoria
Curling Club


The Victoria Curling Club was the
site of a massive book sale on May
14th and 15th.

A long-standing tradition, the Times-
Columnist Book Sale has been held
at the rink for 25 years, and this
year’s event has grown to see the
number of titles available top
500,000. In all, more than 300
volunteers delivered and set up a
record-setting 256 pallets of books.

Sales of the books, which were
divided and displayed in 40 different
categories, were all priced between
$1 and $3 went towards literacy
programs on Vancouver Island.

Duncan Curling Club
Fundraising Drive


Following the catastrophic failure of
their ice plant in January, the
Duncan Curling Club has been
working overtime to raise the money
needed for repairs and re-open for
curling.

With a fundraising goal of $207,000,
the club will be holding the Save Our
Rink Golf Tournament, Dinner,
and Dance
at the Cowichan Golf
Course on Saturday, June 18th.

The nine-hole tournament—which
offers a $10,000 hole-in-one
challenge—begins at 3pm with a
shotgun start. Dinner and dancing
follow at 6:00pm with live music
(Joint Chiefs, AKA Eagle Eyes),
amazing food, and a silent and live
auction. For more information,
please click https://event.auctria.com/b5a21ce4-
d5dd-447a-aa11-d9f702f7250c/


The club is also offering incentives
for various donation levels:
$200 – star imbedded in ice
$300 – name on top side one half
curling rock
$500 – above + name on donor wall
$750 – above + large name on wall
& 10 practice ice
$1000 – above unlimited practice &
larger name
 
To inquire about incentives, please
email Susanne.grundison@shaw.ca

A GoFundMe page has also been
set up to accept donations:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-
save-the-duncan-curling-club
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