Curling get-away winners announced

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June 12, 2013 (ISN) – There was a lot of interest in our three packages up for auction: a) tickets and hotel for the Masters Grand Slam of Curling in Abbotsford; b) tickets and hotel for the 2014 WFG Continental Cup in Las Vegas; and c) tickets and hotel for the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier in Kamlooops.

Congratulations to the winners of our online auction!

Thanks to the donations from our partners and to bids from our members, Curl BC was able to raise $1,495 for the Curling For Life Endowment Fund.

The winner of the Masters Grand Slam of Curling tickets, plus $300 in Best Western hotel vouchers, was Peter England.

The winner of the 2014 WFG Continental Cup tickets, plus $300 in Best Western hotel vouchers, was Sue Cawley.

The winner of the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier tickets, plus $300 in Best Western hotel vouchers, was Greg McCune.

Congratulations again to all the winners.

Register for Optimist Highpoint Division 1

The Optimist Junior Interclub Curling League is now accepting applications to Highpoint Division 1 for the 2013-2014 season.

To apply:

1. Download the document here. 2. Print out the Player Score Sheet (page 5), Achievements Sheet (Bonspiels, Skills, Other, Coach) (page 6), and Entry Form (page 3). 3. Complete each sheet with all of the required information printed clearly with dark ink (athletes are encouraged to fill these out themselves) 4. Scan and email to or fax to 604-533-2820.

Mail originals with sponsor club junior coordinator signature to:

Optimist Junior Interclub Curling League #328 – 19528 Fraser Hwy Surrey, BC V3S 8P4.

The application deadline is Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Business of Curling Symposium weekend a success

Curl BC would like to extend a big “thank you” to everyone who attended the Curl BC Business of Curling Symposium from June 7 to 9 and the AGM on June 9.

It was a very successful event, attended by curling delegates from across the province.

Seminars and workshops covered a wide range of topics, including liquor licensing, grant writing, ice-making, social media, energy saving and having an effective board of governors.

Elisabeth Walker-Young, Curl BC’s Educational Programs Manager, said: “What I saw was a lot of curling centres sharing ideas and best practices. From ways to thank volunteers after larger events to larger capacity issues like the best solution for power plants for ice making.

“Sharing went on during and after presentations. For example, after learning about energy saving, Christine Dubois from Invermere revealed their centre shared their power plant with the hockey facility across the road. ‘The system is built under the road and we share the costs’, she told another club who is facing the financial and logistical issues involved with upgrading or replacing their power plant.

“I think this sharing of ideas was one of the largest successes of the 2013 Business of Curling Symposium.”

Elisabeth added: “We also invited representatives from curling clubs to play active roles on various panels and presentations. The feedback was very positive. It gave other delegates ‘real’ examples of what worked, how it worked and what some hiccups were. As a result, for future years, Curl BC will look to implement more of these co-facilitated sessions.”

For the first time, Curl BC Annual Award winners were honoured at a special banquet on Saturday night, which was also well received.

It was a great weekend to celebrate a great sport!

Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the banquet and don’t forget to sign in and “like” Curl BC.

Stay tuned for more updates from the weekend.