Three curling gold medals for Fraser Valley at BC 55+ Games

By Rebecca Connop Price

The Fraser Valley was at the top of the podium three times at the BC 55+ Games curling event staged in Coquitlam earlier this month.

The 55+ Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams all hailed from the Fraser Valley. The other gold medalists were a Men’s 65+ North Island team and a Mixed 65+ South Island team.

The winning 55+ Men’s team was a Langley team with Bill Nickerson, Kevin Jeannotte, Al MacKinnon, Bill Tallentire and Kent Royer.

The winning 55+ Women’s team was composed of Aldergrove’s Claire Morrison, Surrey’s Karen Lepine, Coquitlam’s Terry Parent and Langley’s Betsy Terpsma.

The winning 55 + Mixed team was composed of Dianne and Russ Knutson of Chilliwack and Kerri and Victor Miller of Hope.

The winning 65+ Men’s team was composed of Courtenay’s Daryl Wright and Reg Tressel and the Comox duo of Jack Holden and Dan Carroll.

The winning 65+ Mixed team had Ron and Joan Danderfer, as well as Val And Barry Turner, of Victoria.

The lone 65+ Women’s team, who hailed from the Fraser Valley,was awarded a gold medal as well.

The event, chaired by Curl BC board member Dale Gregory, took place at the Coquitlam Curling Club from Sept. 20-24. One game from the event was broadcast on Shaw TV.

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Source:: http://www.curlbc.ca/three-curling-gold-medals-fraser-valley-bc-55-games/

      

Free ice tech seminar for volunteers, ice techs and managers

By Rebecca Connop Price

Canada Curling Stone, Jet Ice, and Curl BC are partnering to deliver a six-hour Ice Tech workshop on Sunday, Oct 23, from 10am-4pm at the Golden Ears Winter Club in Maple Ridge.

The six-hour workshop touches on:

  • Stone Maintenance
  • New Stones
  • Water, Paint & Logos/Full Houses
  • Scraping
  • Specific questions from your club.

Agenda:

9:45-10:00AM – Registration
10:00-11:30AM – Canada Curling Stone
11:30-12:15PM – Lunch
12:15-1:45PM – Provincial Ice Technician BJ Gagnon
1:45- 2:00PM – Break
2:00-3:30 PM – Jet Ice
3:30-4:00PM – Questions and Networking.
To register for this workshop visit http://www.curlbc.ca/ice-technicians/ice-technician-courses/seminar-registration/.

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Will Sutton at 604-333-3622 or wsutton@curlbc.ca.

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BC in the spotlight for three major national curling events

By Rebecca Connop Price

The start of the 2016-17 curling season is here and it’s an exciting one.

The national curling spotlight will be shining on BC for three major events this season, including the Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge in Cranbrook from November 8-13 and the Travelers Curling Club Championship in Kelowna from November 20-26.

Our juniors will also be in the spotlight this season when the 2017 Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships are staged in Esquimalt. The event takes place from January 21-29.

The call for volunteers for this event is still out there, so please consider signing up. Visit http://www.curling.ca/2017juniors/volunteers/ to lend a hand.

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Source:: http://www.curlbc.ca/bc-spotlight-three-major-national-curling-events/

      

Curl BC’s new partnership with Shaw TV gives exposure to athletes

By Rebecca Connop Price

A new partnership with Shaw’s Community Access network, Shaw TV, will give more exposure to Curl BC athletes and our sponsors and partners.

The partnership will see Shaw broadcasting the final four games of the 2017 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship in Abbotsford, and the final four games of the 2017 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship in Duncan.

This will mean a total of eight games being televised, more than any previous season.

Shaw will broadcast the games on its 42 community TV stations across Western Canada. The events will also be broadcast on Shaw Direct satellite coast to coast and promoted in advance to Shaw customers on 19 specialty channels.

The 2017 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, will be hosted at the Glen Harper Curling Centre, home of the Duncan Curling Club, from January 18-22, 2017. The televised games will be broadcast on January 21 and 22.

The 2017 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship will be hosted at Abbotsford Curling Club from February 8-12, 2017. The televised games will be broadcast on February 11 and 12.

Scott Braley, Curl BC CEO, said: “We are excited to be working with Shaw TV, and look forward to the increased exposure this new partnership will bring.”

This marks a return to broadcasting Curl BC events on Shaw TV. Championships were broadcast on Shaw TV from 2007 until 2013. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, shows were broadcast on Sportsnet.

Braley added: “We are proud that this will be the tenth season that Curl BC championship events will be featured on TV. Thanks to the hard work of our staff and our host committees, our televised men’s and women’s events have become streamlined, professionally run sports events.”

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Source:: http://www.curlbc.ca/curl-bcs-new-partnership-shaw-tv-gives-exposure-athletes/

      

Free webinar gives officials update on 2016-17 season

By Rebecca Connop Price

Curl BC’s Officiating Coordinator Patti Caldwell will be delivering an Officiating Update for the 2016-17 Season via Webinar.

The webinar will be broadcast using Adobe Connect on Oct 16, 2016.

This webinar will:
-review the brush head moratorium and sweeping changes
-cover concussion protocol
-facilitate discussion on how to keep our database up-to-date
-facilitate discussion on our plans for Level 1 and 2 officiating courses throughout the province.
-facilitate discussion on around mini-clinics for players and coaches

Where: Online via Curl BC webinar program Adobe Connect
When: 1:00pm on October 16, 2016
Registration: Free to all Curl BC members

To register, visit http://www.curlbc.ca/officiating-certification/2016-17-update-webinar/.

Once you are registered you will be sent further instructions on how to access the webinar.

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