Business of Curling Symposium Itinerary

By Rebecca Connop Price

We are excited to announce that the itinerary has been created for the 2017 Business of Curling Symposium.

And there is lots to look forward to, including grant writing, implementing mixed doubles at your club and generating advertisers and sponsors.

The event takes place from June 2 to June 4, 2017, at Kelowna Curling Club and the Kelowna Best Western Inn and Suites.

Anyone interested in signing up should register at https://www.curlbc.ca/2017-BOC/

Draft Business of Curling Itinerary

Friday, June 2, 2017
Business of Curling Symposium 4:00-6:30 PM Registration
6:30 -06:35 PM Welcoming & Opening Remarks – Curl BC
6:35 – 7:30 PM Keynote Speaker
7:30 – 7:15 PM Symposium Introduction
7:15 – 10:00 PM On Ice – Mixed Doubles
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
Business of Curling Symposium 9:00 -10:00 AM Understanding Club Development 2035 – Danny Lamoureux How to Run a Successful Adult Learn to Curl Program ON and Off ICE
10:00 – 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 – 11:15 AM Accessing Grants Liquor Licensing Update How to Run a Successful Adult Learn to Curl Program ON and Off ICE
11:15 – 12:00 PM 40/60 Project
12:00 – 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 PM Gaming Investing in Our Youth – building a successful junior program
2:00 – 3:00 PM Marketing – Curling Fees & Rental Fees
3:00 – 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 – 4:00 PM Event Hosting – National & Provincial Championship Ice Making Club Coach Youth
4:00 – 5:00 PM Intro to CC new member system
5:00 – 5:30 PM BREAK
5:30 – 6:00 PM Cocktails
6:00 – 7:00 PM Awards banquet
7:00 – 9:00 PM AWARDS
9:00 PM Silent Auction Ends
9:00 – 9:15 PM Silent Auction Awarded
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Business of Curling Symposium 9:00-10:00 AM “Taking the Pulse of BC Curling” Club Coach Youth
10:00 – 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 – Noon Risk management Generating Advertisers/sponsors Club Coach Youth
12:00 – 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 – 3:00 PM AGM
3:00 – 3:30 PM Board Meeting – voting & new member orientation

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Team Lepine and Team Noble capture BC Senior titles

By Rebecca Connop Price

Team Craig Lepine and Team Lynne Noble will represent BC in the Canadian Senior Curling Championships in New Brunswick after they captured the BC titles over the weekend.

Team Lepine, hailing from Langley, Vancouver and Penticton curling clubs features skip Craig Lepine from Surrey, third Stan Walker from Vancouver, second Craig McLeod from Penticton and lead Mike Pelech from Surrey. The team, coached by 2015 Senior Canadian champion Karen Lepine, went undefeated through the tournament and defeated the defending champions from Kelowna and the Kootenays, Team Koffski, in the final.

Silver medals were awarded to Team Koffski, with the bronze going to Team Craig, from the Glen Harper Curling Centre in Duncan.

On the women’s side, the Vancouver Island team of Lynne Noble, representing Qualicum & District Curling Club, beat the home club favourites, Team Jenkins, in the final. Skip Noble was joined at third by Penny Shantz, from Parksville, second Colleen Robson from Courtenay, lead Kathy Branch from Comox and fifth Jackie Clement. Team Noble finished the round robin in third place, but defeated second-ranked Team Cowan in the semis and finished off with a 7-5 win over Team Jenkins in the final, who had been undefeated until then.

Team Jenkins were awarded the silver medals with the bronze going to Team Cowan.

Eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams from across the province took part in the competition.

The 2017 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships take place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, from March 18-25.

To see the end-by-end scores, visit http://playdowns.curlbc.ca.

The full roster of teams is available at https://www.curlbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BC-Seniors-Roster-for-Media-Feb-21.pdf.

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Kamloops camps prepare young curlers for competition

By Rebecca Connop Price

Two curling camps designed to prepare young curlers for competition are taking place at Kamloops Curling Club.

Curlers can take part in either a Podium Preparation Camp or a BC Winter Games Preparation Camp, depending on their skill level and experience. Both camps take place on March 24.

Date? March 24, 2017
Time? 9am to 5pm
Where? Kamloops Curling Club, 700 Victoria Street
Cost? $35 per curler
Coaches FREE! But must pre-register
Register? https://www.curlbc.ca/coursescamps/podium-preparation-bc-winter-games-prep-camp/okanagan-u18-camp/

The two streams are:

1) Podium Preparation Camp: For youth with 1-2 years of curling experience who are interested in exploring curling competitions but have limited experience with it. Topics to include: Anatomy of a Curling Team; Fitness for curling; Ice technical analysis and improvement; and Introduction to BC curling competitions.

2) BC Winter Games Preparation Camp: For youth with 3-4 years of curling experience who have some competitive experience but not at a multi-sport games (BC Winter Games). Topics will include: Mental preparation; Team Dynamics; Nutrition; Ice Technical analysis; and Competition.

The Podium Preparation Camps and BC Winter Games Preparation Camps are part of a Provincial Long Term Athlete Development Initiative targeting youth athletes, 18 and under. The purpose of the camps is to assist athletes, coaches, and parents at the “Learn to Train” and “Train to Train” stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model prepare for and compete successfully in their first competition or multi-sport games experience.

Anyone with any questions about the camp should contact Penny Bartel at pbartel@curlbc.ca.

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2017 BC Senior Curling Championships start in Salmon Arm

By Rebecca Connop Price

The best senior curlers in BC have gathered in Salmon Arm for the 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships.

Eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams from across the province are vying for the opportunity to represent BC at the 2017 Canadian Senior Curling Championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

On the men’s side, most of the team that won last year’s event will be back to defend their BC title. Kelowna’s Rob Koffski will skip the team made up of defending champions Dave Stephenson (Kelowna), Don Freschi (Trail) and Fred Thomson (Nelson). The team made it through to the championship round at nationals last year when they were skipped by Bob Ursel. They will be joined in Salmon Arm by another team with a Kootenays connection – Team Kent, from Cranbrook and Elkford.

The men’s teams from the Lower Mainland include Richmond’s Team Moss, Royal City’s Team Wright, Langley/Vancouver/Penticton’s Team Lepine and Royal City/Langley’s Team McArdle.

Representing the north will be Quesnel’s Team Plant and representing Vancouver Island will be Duncan’s Team Craig.

On the women’s side, Teams Richter, Cowan, Deputan and Lepine will represent the Lower Mainland. Karen Lepine, who skipped a team which won gold nationally in the 2014-15 season, is at the helm of a new team in 2016-17. This year’s team includes Susan Beuk, who also won gold nationally in 2014-15, as well as Claire Morrison and Karen VanOs.

One women’s team will be supported by a home crowd, with Salmon Arm’s Team Jenkins winning the Okanagan berth.

The women’s team representing the Kootenays is Team Nichol from Castlegar Curling Club, and the women’s team representing Vancouver Island is Team Noble, from Qualicum and District Curling Club.

Team Bulleid from Terrace rounds out the women’s roster.

To follow the scores at the championships in Salmon Arm, visit http://playdowns.curlbc.ca. The first draw started at 2pm today with the championships wrapping up on Sunday, February 26.

The full roster of teams is available at https://www.curlbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BC-Seniors-Roster-for-Media-Feb-21.pdf.

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Fundraising raffle project for curling centres launched

By Rebecca Connop Price

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A province-wide raffle project has been launched with the aim of helping curling centres raise money.

The project has launched today with a pilot that includes Richmond Curling Club, Golden Ears Winter Club in Maple Ridge and Comox Valley Curling Centre.

More curling centres across the province are expected to come on board with future licences.

The raffle is the result of a partnership between Curl BC and the three curling centres taking part in the pilot. 5050 Central (formerly Pointstreak) is the gaming service provider.

The raffle will be a weekly draw during the curling season and will see curling clubs participating in a coordinated raffle. The fundraiser has the potential to benefit learn to curl and junior programs, Curl BC members (as prize winners) and help grow the sport across the province.

Participating clubs will get 45% of revenue generated in a week. The prize winner will get 40%. The remaining 15% will be used by Curl BC for 5050 Central’s royalty payment and the cost of central office equipment.

The raffle proceeds that go to the club can be used for youth curling and/or learn to curl programs.

Tickets can be purchased at participating clubs at 1 for $2, 3 for $5, 7 for $10 for a maximum estimated weekly sales total of $4,000-$5,000.

Participating clubs can still run their own separate ticket raffles.

Curl BC would like to talk to any club who would like to participate in future licences.

Here are some of the details:
· No need for your club to purchase any equipment
· Equipment lease fee of $34/month per club (only in season)
· If the club does not have reliable wifi, a cellular plan with Bell is available for an additional $20/month
· Clubs will be supplied with
o Android LTE tablet – Samsung Galaxy
o Wireless ticket printer
o Wireless screen – 19” to 21”
· All bank transactions between the clubs and Curl BC will happen electronically once a week after each raffle

If you would like to talk to Curl BC about participating, please contact Scott Braley, Curl BC CEO, at sbraley@curlbc.ca.

If you would like to purchase any tickets, please visit Richmond, Golden Ears or Comox Valley curling centres. Tickets can also be purchased at the Curl BC office in Burnaby.

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