2012 Harvest Bonspiel Rocked the House

The 2012 Harvest Bonspiel has come to a successful conclusion and Team Hogabuam are this year's champions.

Pictured on the right, the winning team was (LtoR): skip Wayne Hogabuam, third Karen Host, second Brian McInnis, and lead Betty Dharmasetia.

We were pleased to host another sold-out event, so thank you to all 32 teams for taking part, including a number of teams joining us from other clubs such as San Francisco, the Evergreen Club in Portland, Richmond, and Marpole. Congratulations to all of the event winners - a full list is copied below - and the complete event results are available by clicking here. Lastly, a photo album has been posted to our Facebook page.

 

Canada versus Scotland at the VCC in January

Strathcona Cup Logo

The creators of curling are coming to the Vancouver Curling Club in January 2013 when a hoard of Scottish curlers descend on the Club. The VCC is proud to be a host club for the 2013 Strathcona Cup Tour - a tradition dating back to 1902 that sees curlers from Canada and Scotland compete every five years.

This unique event has grown over the decades and is a fun-filled competitive affair. The 2013 Strathcona Cup marks the largest event yet with over 427 games that will be played across Canada as three different groups of touring Scottish curlers complete tours of the west, central and eastern Canada.

VCC Celebrates 100th Anniversary

VCC members past and present celebrate the Club's 100th anniversary

Featured above is the commemorative photograph that was taken during the Club's 100th Anniversary celebrations on October 12 and 13 where current and past members of the Vancouver Curling Club gathered to celebrate. There was a Gala Banquet on the Friday evening as members past and present, honorary life members, provincial championship winners and more gathered for a fabulous meal and celebratory evening. Saturday then featured a Celebrate the Decades funspiel where the ice shed was filled with curlers ranging in age from 17 to 83 and many of the participants dressed in vintage curling attire to honour the VCC's 100 years.

Many kudos are extended to the weekend's organizing committee led by Kathy McInnes and Jen Lucas. All of the efforts put in by volunteers and staff ensured that the centennial celebrations were a wonderful affair.

There have been a few other news articles on the radio and television over the past couple of weeks celebrating our centennial celebrations. Thank you to the local media and our curling friends for helping us to spread the news.

  • Vancouver Courier provided a summary of our 100th Anniversary plans.
  • Vancouver is Awesome paid a visit to the Club to learn about the roaring game and help spread the news about our 100th anniversary.
  • Westender gave a brief update to their readers in the few days leading up to the celebrations.
  • Curl BC help promoted the VCC's centennial celebrations on both their regular and Facebook sites.
  • Canadian Curling Association featurd the Club's 100th Anniversary on their homepage.
  • News 1130 helped promote our weekend celebrations on the day of the event.
  • Vancouver Sun had a short mention on the day of the event to promote our funspiel.

Help Spread the News about the VCC

As we get ready to host centennial celebrations for the Club on October 12 and 13, we encourage everyone to learn more about our game and Club through the stories below.

Have you wondered about how to best explain the different reasons why many of us enjoy the great game of curling?

Long-time Club member and honorary life member Keith Switzer (featured on the right, circa 1987) and new member Katherine Louman-Gardiner did a fantastic job celebrating our sport during a recent in-studio interview with Rick Cluff on CBC Radio One.

Keith Switzer, VCC Honorary Life Member (circa 1987)
 

Have you seen some of the amazing archival footage that was part of the recent CBC News feature about the Club's 100th Anniversary?

Check out the link to the right to watch the chat that CBC News had with VCC honorary life member Pat McSherry and current president Scott Allen about the growth of the roaring game at the VCC.

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