Congratulations to the Wes Craig Senior Men´s Team, 2014 B.C. Senior Men´s Champions . This past weekend the team played in the Tim Horton´s B.C. Senior Men´s Curling Championships held in Comox. The team completed the competition undefeated. Congratulations to Wes Craig, Blair Cusack, Tony Anslow, Kevin Britt and Coach Roselyn Craig.
Congratulations to our Senior Mens Teams who played this past weekend in Campbell River. We were well represented by teams Cohen, Craig and Tuson. Jay and team lost in the B qualifier but Wes Craig, Blair Cusack, Tony Anslow, and Kevin Britt were the A qualifiers and will be vying for the Provincial Championship at the Comox Valley Curling Club Feb 17-23 Good Luck Team Craig.
The Scott Tournament of Hearts begins in earnest on Saturday. The Van Osch Team will face Team PEI at 11am our time and Team Alberta at 4pm please cheer loudly at your TV´s when appropriate Good Luck to Kesa, Stephanie, Jessie, Carley, Patti, and Cindy have a great time we will be cheering you on.
Thank you on behalf of the Van Osch Team to all who attended on Saturday bought raffle tickets or supported the team in any way.
|2014-01-23:||Team B.C. Junior Men have completed the Championship Round at the M & M Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The team defeated Manitoba 8 to 6, which was Manitoba´s first loss in the competition. Team B.C. has a record of 5 wins and 5 losses, congratulations boys.|
|2014-01-23:||Team B.C. Women´s Send Off/Fundraiser is being held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., VCC upstairs lounge, admission is $10.00, B.C. Jackets will be presented at 7:30 p.m., followed by live music from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Please come and support the ladies.|
|2014-01-21:||Canadian Junior Men´s Championships, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.|
Team BC Men, Cameron, Ryan, Brook, Alexander and Coach Don defeated the undefeated New Brunswick team 9 to 7 in the final round robin game. The win game our team a berth into the Championship Round of 8 teams. Good luck to our guys as they continue their journey. The top 3 teams will move on to the playoffs, teams carry over their win loss record from round robin play. "Go Team BC"
Congratulations to Chris Baier, Josh Hozak, Corey Chester, Andrew Komlodi and Glen Jackson, the “A” Qualifier at the Men’s Playdown Open Event held at the Salmon Arm Curling Club, Jan. 10-12/14. They will join VCC club mates team Dangerfield at the Canadian Direct Insurance, B.C. Men’s Curling Championships at the Vancouver Curling Club, February 5 – 9, 2014. Good Luck to both teams.
|2014-01-12:||Congratulations to team Van Osch - 2014 B.C. Women´s Champions. Skip: Kesa Van Osch, Third: Stephanie Baier, Second: Jessie Sanderson, Lead: Carley Sandwith and Coach Cindy Tucker. The team competed in the Prince George B.C. Scotties defeating six time B.C. Champion Kelly Scott 5 to 4 in the final by stealing the 10th end. The team played extremely well all week finishing the round robin in first place. The team will be heading to Montreal as Team B.C. to compete in The Soctt Tournament of Hearts - The Canadian Women´s Curling Championship, February 1 - 9, 2014.|
|2014-01-11:||Good Luck to Team Van Osch, they will be playing Kelly Scott in the final of the BC Women´s Scotties, Sunday, January 12th at 5pm. The game will be broadcast on Sportsnet.|
|2014-01-10:||Please be advised that there will be evening hockey games at the Save on Foods Arena on the following dates: Friday, January 10th and Saturday, January 11th and Friday, January 17th and Saturday, January 18th.|
|2014-01-08:||Good Luck to our three women´s teams participating at the Provincial Women´s Championships in Prince George this week: Teams: Jensen, Van Osch and Wark|
BC Junior Men’s Team – Send Off Reception
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Place: VCC Upstairs Lounge
Everyone is welcome, help us celebrate another
Provincial Championship, and send Cameron,
Brook, Ryan, Alexander and Don off to the
Canadian Junior Championships in Liverpool,
Nova Scotia, January 18 to 26, 2014.
Refreshments will be served.
|2014-01-01:||Congratulations to team De Jong - 2014 B.C. Junior Men´s Champions. Skip: Cameron de Jong, Third: Brook Calibaba, Second: Ryan Cassidy, Lead: Alexander Horvath and Coach: Don McMullen. The boys competed at the B.C Provincial Junior Championships in Chilliwack December 26th to 31st, 2013. Team de Jong defeated the Tyler Tardi rink from the Langley Curling Club 10 to 5 in the final. Team de Jong was strong all week completing the competition with a record of 8 wins and 1 loss. The boys and Don will be heading to Liverpool, Nova Soctia as Team B.C. Junior Men on January 16, 2014. Good Luck guys and bring us back a Canadian Championship.|
|2013-12-30:||Our Junior Men´s team de Jong will play in the BC Junior Men´s Championships Final on Sportsnet Pacific at 3pm Tuesday, December 31st. The team completed round robin play with a 6 win, 1 loss record and won the semi final game against our club mates team Reid. Team de Jong will face the Tyler Tardi team from the Langley Curling Club. Best of luck to Cameron de Jong, Brook Calibaba, Ryan Cassidy, Alex Horvath and Coach Don McMullen. Congratulations to team Reid winning the Bronze Metal and Congratulations to our Junior Women´s team Jensen winning the Bronze Metal. A great showing this past week by all of our junior teams.|
VICTORIA SENIORS CURLING LEAGUE
58th Annual SENIORS BONSPIEL
Men Aged 55 and Over
Tuesday January 28 to Friday January 31, 2014
Limited to 32 Teams - Daytime Draws Only
Four Events - Cash Prizes - Banquet Wednesday Night
Entry Fee $180.00 - $45.00 Deposit
Info Contact Al Orton - 250-721-0890
VCC will close for the holidays at 4:00pm on Friday, December 20, 2013 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 9:00am. Enjoy the holidays and Happy New Year!
Sunday, December, 15th VCC Men´s Playdowns Update. There is still one berth remaining to the Provincial Men´s Curling Championships. Sunday´s Semi Final Game begins at Jason Montgomery vs. Jay Tuson, a final game is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. if required. Line scores are available at Playdowns.com.
Thank you to the Chief Umpire Kathy MacKenzie, assistant umpires Phil and Don and Paul for looking after the draw board. Volunteers are never given the amount of thanks they deserve. VCC greatly appreciates you time and dedication.
|2013-12-15:||Stop by the pro shop for a good selection of holiday gift ideas, we have some new stock, also 2014 Men of Curling Calendar is available, we have limited quantities. A great stocking stuffer.|
Congratulations to Neil Dangerfield, Dennis Sutton, Darren Boden and Glen Allen, the "A" Qualifier at the Men´s Playdowns at VCC. They will represent VCC at the Provincial Men´s Championships in the new year.
There is still another berth to the Provincials to be won. Saturday, Dec. 14th games are at 9:00am., 2:00pm. and 7:00pm. There are six teams remaining in the competition. Come to the club and watch some great curling games, admission is free and the coffee shop and bar will be open to serve you.
Regular curling resumes today. Thank you for your patience while the mechanical issues were dealt with. Repairs have now been completed. The coffee shop will also be open to serve you.
The Men’s Island Playdown begins tomorrow at VCC. We are pleased to host this event. There are 7 teams registered, 5 teams represent VCC and all 7 teams have VCC members on them. Come down and watch some great curling, enjoy a meal and/or a drink in the bar, admission is free. Draw times are as follows: Friday, Dec. 13th, 9:30am, 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Saturday, Dec. 14th, 9:00am, 200pm, and 7:00pm. Sunday, Dec. 15th, 9:00am and 2:00pm. Good luck and Good Curling to all participants.
Congratulations to VCC Ladies Teams Qualifying for the BC Ladies Championships in Prince George January 6 - 12, 2014.
Skip Shawna Jensen, Third Merit Thorson, Second, Tatianna Simicic, Lead Jade Shultis
Team Van Osch
Skip Kesa Van Osch, Thrid Stephanie Baier, Second Jesse Sanderson, Lead Carley Sandwith
Skip Sarah Wark, Third Michelle Allen, Second Simone Brosseau, Lead Rachelle Kallechy
Congratulations to VCC Junior Teams Qualifying for the BC Junior Championships in Chilliwack December 26 to 31, 2013.
Qualifying on the men´s side:
Thank you to teams: Croteau, Henderson and Silversides for a great showing and representing VCC. There were some close great played games by all.
Good luck to our junior teams heading to Coquitlam Nov. 29, 2013 to December 1, 2013 for zone playdowns. VCC is well represented with 5 junior men’s teams and 2 junior ladies teams participating. Six junior men’s teams and six junior ladies teams will advance to the B.C. Junior Championships in Chilliwack, December 26 to 31, 2013. You can check scores and results on Playdowns.com.
Please Note the updated dates for the Thunderbird Spiel we have returned to the typical weekend this years dates are March 13-16.
Proshop has some great gift ideas, I´m sure Sudsy would love to buy many of you new grippers please think about how your equipment may impact the ice. Members of VCC get preferred pricing. Now in stock Ultima Mens and Womens Curling Shoes just $90 +tax.
Good Curling Everyone
|2013-11-18:||Congratulations to our Ladies Teams who took all three spots available in Cowichan over the weekend. All three teams compete in our Tuesday Select League. Good Luck in Prince George Jan 6-12 Teams Jensen, Van Osch, and Wark.|
Please note hockey game start today @ 7pm so parking will be limited. Thanks!
Congratulations are extended to Keith Dagg on being inducted to the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame. I had the pleasure of attending the dinner on Saturday evening where 8 very deserving individuals and groups were honoured. Keith´s efforts to support and grow sport in this community were applauded and rightfully so, seems like he was often a Bridesmaid in Curling events in which he competed but his love of this sport as well as golf and soccer have helped put Victoria on the map, and continue to keep it there. Congratulations Keith well deserved.
|2013-10-21:||The Getting Started League got started this past Saturday and it was great fun for all Thanks to Andy, Chuck, LeAnn and John for your patient instruction the comments form the newbies were all very positive.|
The club Cafe will be open 8 am until 7pm Monday through Thursday, Friday 8am to 9pm Saturday 8am-2pm, and Sunday 8am to 1pm.
We will be offering sandwiches in the bar for those that are hungry after an evening draw.
Please support the Cafe, your patronage will keep it viable. This week´s specials Monday grilled Bacon and Cheese, Tuesday Chicken Burger and Potato Salad, Wednesday Chicken Salad Sandwich, Thursday Sheppards Pie, Friday Pork Roast w mashed potatoes, veg and gravy
Getting Started League Starts This Saturday 11:30am
We have some novice and newer curlers that want to learn more abouit our great game. We have 8 available Saturdays before Christmas. Just $5 a game but a great chance to meet some new curling friends.
Please be advised in accordance with our liquor license, VCC Club members must sign all non-members into the bar, this includes all curlers who are not VCC club members, spectators and visitors. A sign in book is located in the bar at the top of the stairs to the left on a table below a yellow and red sign. Non- members must be signed in by a member for each visit to the bar. We ask for your cooperation in following this condition of the liquor license. Under the age of 19 are only permitted in the bar during open hours if they are participating in the curling event, such as league play or a bonspiel. If they are not participating in the event under 19 year olds are not permitted in the bar during open hours. All those 19 and under must leave the bar by 10 p.m, Thank you.
Don McMullen, President VCC
Hi Everybody I hope you are all getting used to the idea that curling time has arrived, a couple of small but important reminders.
Please register online I cannot express how important that is please complete this at home to avoid long excruciating lineups. Please make sure to enter your information correctly and follow down to the bottom of the registration where you can submit and post a proposed invoice. This invoice will include suggested amounts for league fees but does not include items such as parking passes, or ancillary league fundraising fees that apply to some leagues.
You´ll never miss a shot on Ice 2 again!!! That is literally a bold statement but it is true our sheets now correspond to our new curling rocks so what was once Sheet 1 is Sheet A, Sheet 2 is Sheet B, so if you are checking your schedule online please follow the pattern if you get to Sheet I you´ve gone to far and risk hitting a parked vehicle.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.
|2013-09-18:||Please join me in welcoming our new Office Assistant Deanna Jones. Deanna began her new position on Monday, September 16th. Please stop by the office and introduce yourself and say hello. Rebecca will continue to work in the office on weekends and a few shifts in the bar. Thank you to Rebecca for getting us through a difficult period. Don|
Well as I write this Al and Kevin are applying a flood to sheet C, yes there will be some modest changes this year. The new rocks which we are all excited to use have precipitated a minor change the rock handles will be identified by numbers 1-8 as usual but the sheets will be specified A-H.
For those of you who haven´t registered online either as an individual or team please do so today don´t delay any longer, your league coordinators are anxious to see how many teams they have for the leagues. Registering is very easy if you can open and read this email you can register.
There are still openings in several leagues so perhaps this year you broaden your depth of play and meet some other great curlers from the community. Sunday Night and Tuesday Night Ladies are both accepting new members.
Café and Bar
We will be offering refreshments and nourishment to you are members starting next week. With the start of the regular curling leagues you´ll see that our full menu will be offered with tasty daily specials while next weeks menu will be somewhat limited. We hope that you enjoy the changes we have made to the café and that you support that segment of our business. Your comments are always welcome.
The pro-shop offerings are pretty scant at the moment but will increase in the coming weeks. We will however be offering a full range of curling supplies from the major manufacturers if there is a specific product you know you need please let me know and I will order what would like.
Al and the ice crew are working hard to have the ice ready for late this week. Also a reminder if you have not done so please register both teams and individual players on your team online ASAP. Registering in advance will save you time when you attend the office to pay your curling fees.
We are in need of volunteers to assist with our Novice Clinic being held on Sept. 23, 25 and 26. Besides on ice instructors and supervisors we require greeters, people to assist with equipment, provide information regarding our leagues. If your league is looking for new curlers this is a great opportunity to come out and meet the participants and promote your league. If you can possibly assist one or more of the evening please contact the office and give your name. We would really appreciate any assistance you can offer. Thank you. Don
Hi everyone just wanted to say Thank you to all who are registering on-line, you can print your invoice from the registration page and bring along when you wish to pay. The plant start up is tomorrow so please include us in your prayers.
This Friday Sept 6 at 7pm here in the Stones Throw Lounge there will be a meeting of anyone interested in playing in the Mixed Friday League there is space for three mopre teams and or individual entry to fill teams. Please secure you spot as soon as possible by registering your self and your team on this website.
Online registration has become a reality for this season please avoid the lines and register securely at home at your convenience. Thanks to Rebecca McAdams and Doug Muir for your technical assistance. Day 1 is nearly in the books for me, Thank You for all who stopped by to say hi I appreciate your patience if I didn´t quite have an answer to your query.
VCC Novice Clinic
VCC will be offering a 3 night Novice Curling Clinic. The clinic will be held on Monday, September 23rd, , Wednesday, September 25th, . The first two evenings will be demonstrations, instruction and practice. Thursday, September 26th from to will be a practice game with instructors assisting.
The game night is optional and will depend on the number of participants interested. The cost of the clinic for the entire 3 nights is $30.00 per person including GST. If you join any VCC curling league we will apply the $30.00 toward your league fees. If you are interested in taking part in the clinic, please contact the VCC Office after September 4th to register.
Hello VCC members and curlers:
The office will re-open on Tuesday, September 3/13, that is the start date for our new general manager Mike Morrissey. We have short listed candidates for the full time office assistant position; however, I don’t expect a person to be hired until later in September. In the mean time Mike will be on his own in the office for the next few weeks, with the assistance of Rebecca our part-time office assistant, and a Board of Directors’ Transition team. One of Mike’s goals is to modernize the office and registration process, this cannot be achieved for this curling season, so individual and team registrations will need to be done by filling out forms. We are asking for your patience as we get the curling season up and running. You will notice improvements and changes over the upcoming months as we work to enhance your curling experience.
Don McMullen - President
|2013-08-26:||Please see the Fees list for the prices of the league fees. This is registration form to fill out before you arrive with payment on registration day.|
VCC is seeking a volunteer coordinator/instructor for our Junior Program on Tuesdays, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The volunteer must be able to coordinate the junior program as well as instruct and lead other volunteer instructor/coaches. We require a person with curling experience and preferred “Club Coach” or NCCP Level 1 coach certification or higher. Please apply by email with a cover letter stating your qualifications to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCC is accepting applications for coordinators/instructor for our "Getting Started" League and School Program. You must be able to coordinate the programs as well as instruct and lead volunteer instructors. Required is someone with curling experience and preferred "Club Coach" or NCCP Level 1 coach certification or higher. The Getting Started league requires 2 hours Saturday mornings. The school program hours vary depending on bookings. These positions are compensated with an hourly honorarium. Please apply by email with a cover letter stating your qualifications to: email@example.com. Note: Applicant´s are welcome to apply for both positions.
|2013-08-22:||The VCC Board of Directors is pleased to advise that we have hired a new General Manager, Mr. Mike Morrissey; he will begin his new position on September 3, 2013. Mike is coming to us from Newfoundland & Labrador. Mike has several years’ managerial experience. We look forward to his expertise and leadership. Please join us in welcoming Mike to VCC.|
Ice Installation Complete: September 20th (Friday)
|2013-08-07:||Victoria Curling Club Centre has confirmed the following Playdowns and Bonspiel dates:|
VCC Junior Bonspiel: Dec 7-8, 2013
Men’s Island Playdowns: Dec 13-15, 2013
Senior Men’s Bonspiel 55+: Jan 28-31, 2014
Masters Men’s & Women’s Island Playdowns: Feb 7-9. 2014
Ladies Daffodil Bonspiel: Mar 6-9, 2014
Men’s Thunderbird Bonspiel: Mar 20-23, 2014
VCC Employment Opportunity
The VCC is now accepting applications for a full time Office Assistant for a term certain employment contract from August 15th to May 31st, annually, wage dependent on experience. Please email a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please write: "Office Assistant Application". The closing date for this opportunity is Friday, August 23, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Please note we are only accepting applications via email. The job description for this position is below:
JOB DESCRIPTION – Office Assistant
Effective Date: September 16, 2013 (Negotiable)
|2013-07-28:||The VCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Al Sutherland will be returning as our head Ice Technician. Al and his crew will also be responsible for maintenance and custodial functions. With Al´s ice expertise and our new curling rocks it promises to be a great curling season. Al will begin preparing the building on August 1, 2013.|
|2013-07-24:||Please "like" our Facebook Page. Search for Victoria Curling Centre in your Facebook search bar. You will find information, stories and photos through the years.|
|2013-07-12:||The 2013 VCC Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday July 20th. The meeting will start at 11:00 am and all VCC members are invited to attend.|