Opportunities for ice technicians

By Rebecca Connop Price

There are plenty of opportunities available for ice technicians and people looking to train to become ice technicians.

Not only are there a number of jobs advertised on the Curl BC Classifieds Page, but there are also plenty of opportunities to learn new skills or upgrade your certification.

If you are an experienced ice tech or you have experienced ice techs at your club who would like to take their Level 2 training, they can sign up to one of our events below. New ice techs that are interested in getting their Level 1 can also sign up below. Levels 1 and 2 cannot be done at the same time.

Event type Date Location Cost Entry deadline*
(11:45pm)
Level 1 Aug 26-27 Port Moody $315.00 August 10th, 2017
Level 2 Aug 24-27 Port Moody $420.00 August 10th, 2017
Level 1 Sept 16-17 Powell River $315.00 August 25th, 2017
Level 1 Sept 16-17 Abbotsford $315.00 September 1st, 2017
Level 2 Sept 14-17 Abbotsford $420.00 September 1st, 2017
Level 1 Sept 9-10 Vernon $420.00 August 26th, 2017
Level 1 Oct 14-15 Lake Cowichan $315 October 1st, 2017

Your clubs may also be interested is our Ice Tech Mentorship Program to address some of the specific needs of your club. Please see below for more information on having one of our World Class instructors visit your club.

Curl BC is pleased to offer additional mentorship to member clubs and centres beyond traditional Ice Tech courses. After your Ice Techs are trained consider having one of the world class ice techs from our team visit your centre to support your club with your specific needs for 1-3 days of mentorship. More information on this program can be found here:

https://www.curlbc.ca/ice-technicians/ice-tech-mentorship/

Having Trained and Certified Ice Tech’s can be a great investment in your club, and real benefit to your members!

Email Will Sutton at wsutton@curlbc.ca for more info.

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Curl BC welcomes new board for 2017-18 season

By Rebecca Connop Price

Two new board members have joined the Curl BC Board and one has been named a Life Member following the 2017 Curl BC AGM.

Tracey Amy joined the board after members from the Kootenays (Region 1 and 2) chose her to sit on the board as a regional Governor for a two-year term. Tracey, who has been curling for 26 years, is a mortgage advisor with the Royal Bank of Canada, and a past president of the Cranbrook Curling Centre.

Another new Curl BC Governor, Gord Judzentis, is returning to the board after a three-year absence. A Life Member of Curl BC, Gord hails from Region 6 and is involved with the Smithers and Terrace curling clubs. He was elected to the board by members in Region 5 and 6, which includes clubs along Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George as well as Quesnel, Wells, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House.

Two Governors at Large were re-named to the board. Michelle Ramsay, who was initially elected to a one-year term in 2016, has been brought back for a two-year-term. Michelle is a former competitive curler and a marketing professional with BCLC. The other Governor at Large to be re-named to the board was Paul Addison, the board’s chair. Paul, a retired civil servant, is a member at Glen Meadows Golf and Curling Club. Paul and Michelle were both named to the board when they ran for the positions unopposed at the Curl BC AGM on Sunday, June 4.

Teri Palynchuk was re-elected to the Curl BC board for a two-year term by members from Vancouver Island. This is her second consecutive term on the board as a Governor, and she was previously a Regional Representative for Region 9, which includes her home facility, the Nanaimo Curling Centre.

Terry Vandale, from Elkford, continues on the board as Past Chair. During the AGM, members voted unanimously in favour of naming her a Life Member of Curl BC.

In recent years, Terry has been a unifying force within curling, starting with her work on the amalgamation of the men’s and women’s curling associations into Curl BC in the 1990s. She also helped with the transition of the Curl BC Board to its current governance structure that culminated in 2015. She chaired the Curl BC Board from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2012 to 2015.

During her tenure on the Board, Terry provided assistance to every board subcommittee. She not only provided guidance but also rolled up her sleeves to work with enthusiasm to tackle all issues affecting the sport. Terry chaired the Competition and High Performance Committee where she used her knowledge and wisdom to guide changes to Curl BC rules and competitions in a manner that balanced the needs of Curl BC with those of our athletes.

Peter Muir, from Port Moody, and Janice Mori, from Vernon, continue to serve as Governors at Large. George Horner and Dale Gregory round out the board as regional Governors for the Okanagan and Lower Mainland respectively.

Following the AGM, the board members re-elected Paul Addison to chair the board. Peter Muir and Teri Palynchuk were named the vice chairs for 2017-18.

Visit http://www.curlbc.ca/about/board/ for contact information.

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Register now for ice technician training

By Rebecca Connop Price

Curl BC has scheduled a number of Jet Ice Technician workshops in the fall.

A Level 1 Jet Ice Technician Workshop is planned for Lake Cowichan October 14-15, 2017. To register for this workshop, please click this link https://www.curlbc.ca/level-1-ice-tech-workshop-lake-cowichan/.

We have also scheduled a Level 1 Jet Ice Technician Workshop in Powell River September 9-10, 2017. To register for this workshop, please click this link https://www.curlbc.ca/level-1-ice-tech-powell-river/.

The full 2017-18 Jet Ice Technician schedule is available at the below link. We currently have workshops scheduled in Port Moody, Abbotsford, Vernon, Powell River and Lake Cowichan. Visit https://www.curlbc.ca/ice-technicians/ice-technician-courses/.

In addition to Ice Tech workshops Curl BC is pleased to offer additional mentorship to member clubs and centres beyond traditional Ice Tech courses. After your Ice Techs are trained consider having one of the world class ice techs from our team visit your centre to support your club. More information on this program can be found here: https://www.curlbc.ca/ice-technicians/ice-tech-mentorship/.

Anyone who would like more information about the Ice Tech programs at Curl BC can contact Will Sutton at wsutton@curlbc.ca or call 604-333-3622.

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Curl BC partners with Canucks Autism Network

By Rebecca Connop Price

Canucks Autism Network is partnering with Curl BC and other provincial sport organizations to put on Multi Sport Camps across the Lower Mainland.

And curlers are invited to volunteer to help out!

Three camps involving curling will take place this summer.

  • Tuesday – July 11th (9:00am – 2:15pm) Vancouver Multi Sport Camp – Memorial South Park (Turf Field)
  • Tuesday – July 18 (9:00am – 2:15pm) Coquitlam Multi Sport Camp – Town Centre (Cunnings Field)
  • Tuesday – July 25 (9:00am – 2:15pm) Surrey Multi Sport Camp – Newton Athletic Park (Field #4)

The Multisport Summer Program is a great opportunity for participants with autism, and their siblings, to try a variety of sports activities in a fun, safe and highly supportive environment.

For more information about the program visit http://www.canucksautism.ca/Programs/Sports_Programs/Multisport_Summer_Program.htm.

If you would like to help out, please contact Curl BC Participation Manager Melissa Sim at msim@curlbc.ca or call 604-333-3620.

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