To: All members of the Vancouver Curling Club
2013 Annual General Meeting
June 5, 2013 at 7pm
Location: The Last Draw Lounge at the VCC (4575 Clancy Loranger Way)
Our annual general meeting is coming up in two weeks and the Board of Directors encourages your presence. The AGM provides VCC members an opportunity to learn all that went on at the Club over the past year, to ask questions and to provide input into future decisions. As a membership-driven organization, your feedback is critical.
The Club is pleased announce that Norm Scott has been selected as the Club's new Ice Shed Manager. Norm will begin his tenure at the VCC on July 22, and is looking forward to joining the team.
To learn more about Norm's background as well as the process undertaken to select our newest team member, please click here.
Congratulations to Team Schneider for successfully defending their Canadian Gay Curling Championship. After capturing the crown at home last year, VCC's Team Schneider - skip Stephen Schneider, third Shawn Eklund, second Shelley Birston and lead Glenn Smith) - traveled to Halifax for the 2013 national event. Once there, they faced off against teams from across the country and met VCC's other entrant in the finals - Team Thompson.
In a rematch of the 2012 final, Team Thompson was looking to exact revenge, and they came oh-so-close. It was a hard-fought battle as Team Thompson - skip Aaron Thompson, third Jack Holmes, second Brian Oldham and lead Mark Trowell - took their event-long undefeated streak into the final. It was there, though, Team Schneider came from behind to steal two in the eighth end to win 6 to 5.
Congratulations to both VCC teams for making the final of the Canadian Gay Curling Championship for the second year in a row, and we look forward to hanging another banner in the ice shed. Complete event results from the 2013 Canadian Gay Curling Championship are available here.
Twenty-four teams started the week, representing the Club's 19 leagues and bringing together the Club's diverse membership. On Thursday evening, the final four were left standing in the A and B finals.
In the A final, Team Broad captured the crown of VCC Club Champions by defeating Team Faa (Thursday Open) 6-5. The game was a back and forth affair, with great shot making by both teams and the final result hinged on the game's final shot.
Meanwhile, the B final featured Team Hill (Shamrock) and Team Chan (High School). Team Chan started the game strong building a 5-1 lead after three ends, but Team Hill clawed their way back so it was 7-4 after seven ends. Team Chan eventually ran Team Hill out of rocks in the final end to become the VCC 2013 Club Championship B Winners.
Pictured on the left, Team Chan - who finished 4th at this year's BC High School Provincials - are (L to R): skip Matt Chan, third Kevin Chen, second Benny Jiang and lead John Dinh.
Please click here to download a copy of the final event draw. Special thanks to Granville Island Brewing for providing a majority of the prizes for the 2013 VCC Championships.