Get your CCA grant application in

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January 9, 2013, (ISN) BC curling centres looking to boost their business have until January 11 to submit their grant application to the Canadian Curling Association.

A maximum of $17,000 is available through the CCA’s Curling Assistance Program in two categories: Bricks & Mortar and Business Development.

BC curling centres that have succeeded in their applications in the past include Nelson, Nanaimo, Glen Meadows, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Princeton.

Visit for more information about the application process.

Want to curl, have fun, and work with kids? 

Sports enthusiasts from the Lower Mainland are being recruited to work with elementary-school-age children to encourage them to be more active.

Training is currently scheduled for Sunday, January 13, at Ranch Park Elementary School in Coquitlam, followed by three days of a mentorship opportunity, to put into practice what is learned at the training.  For more information or to register for the program (  or call Penny Bartel, Curl BC Participation Manager, at 604-333-3620 or email ac.cblrucnull@letrabp.

Completion of the training program as well as a criminal record check is a prerequisite to working with SOAR.

The instructors will run:

•The Capital One Rocks & Rings program, which is a gym-based curling game for 6 to 12-year-olds.

•The Playground to Fairway (P2F) School Golf program, which introduces basic golf skills to school-age children with a focus on fun.

•The Learn & Play program, a fun tennis program aimed at younger children which uses mini racquets and foam balls.