|This Saturday, April 15 is your chance to throw like a pro and win prizes in the Ford Hot Shots event at the VCC. Just like the pros at the Scotties and the Brier, you have a chance to put your curling skills on display for free. All you need to do is register ahead of time, so please click here for more information and to register.
Ford will also be on hand in the Hillcrest parking lot so you can test-drive some of their cushy rides for a good cause. Ford will be donating $20 to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for each test drive so tell your friends and family to come on out.
|Public Open House||
Running simultaneously this Saturday, April 15 from 10am to 4pm, is the final Public Open House of the season. All are welcome to come on out to enjoy the roaring game and experience the thrill of throwing rocks at houses. Instruction sessions will be available (30-minute sessions at a cost of $10) for those who’ve never tried the sport.
Anyone visiting the Club during the open house sessions is encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and be sure to bring clean shoes. Kids, teens, adults and seniors are all welcome!
The VCC plans to host a very special event in the fall of 2012 to honour the Club’s cetenary. We are proud to have been a part of this city’s social fabric since 1912, and we have many great stories to tell.
So now is the time to provide your input as a meeting of the planning committee for the VCC 100th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm, and all Club members interested in helping out or contributing ideas are welcome to attend.
The arrival of spring doesn’t mean an end to key freezes, tap backs and hit and rolls. Members can keep on playing the roaring game in April in the new Thaw Draw Spring League.
Starting on Tuesday, April 3 (6:45 to 9:00 pm) and lasting for five weeks, the Thaw Draw offers VCC members an opportunity to enjoy the game and get to know other members of the Club.
“We’re using the pick-up sports model,” explains Brad Blackwell, Manager of Membership Services. “Curlers can show up and play a game with other league members in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.” The league also provides an opportunity for newer curlers to get more experience.
You can register for five sessions or show up each Tuesday evening until May 8 (no curling on April 24). Cost is $10 for each session or $40 if you register for all five evenings of curling. Please email Brad or stop by the Pro Shop to sign-up.
This past weekend saw the expanded Barry Naimark Charity Skins take over the VCC. Everything about the 15th annual event was larger than in the past including how we grew to 48 teams and were able to raise more than $5,000 for this year's charity, Aunt Leah's Place.
Congratulations to Team Bourdage (featured on the right) for their impressive display on the ice throughout the weekend as they marched through the draw and took home more than $600 in Skins winnings.