The VCC offers members the opportunity to recognize another member who has made a significant impact on the Club through volunteering or other resources. The Club’s Honourary Life Members and Volunteer of the Year are individuals we recognize for their important contributions.
Our Honourary Life Member Sub-Committee reviews all applications and makes a recommendation through the Board for a vote by the membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June. The recommendations are then voted on by the members in attendance.
For Volunteer of the Year, the Special Events Committee reviews all written submissions and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors, who have final approval. The chosen volunteer(s) will also be honoured at the AGM.
If you know of a member (or members) deserving of these honours at the VCC, forward their name and a summary of their contributions to email@example.com by Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (*Indicate either HLM or VotY in the subject heading.)
On March 8 and 22, the Club held a playdown event to determine the men's and women's teams that will represent the VCC at the Lower Mainland Club Challenge. The event saw four men's and two women's teams compete for the chance to compete as Team VCC in Richmond from April 11-13. Congratulations to Team Schneider and Team Birston!
Team Schneider went 3-0 in the double-knockout event, and Team Birston won the best-out-of-three match up with two straight wins. They will now play in the Dominion Club Challenge Lower Mainland playdown event April 11-13 at the Richmond Curling Club. The top teams from there qualify for the provincial playdown event April 16-20, also in Richmond. Good luck and good curling!
Skip: Stephen Schneider
Third: Shawn Eklund
Second: Brant Amos
Lead: Christopher Ordog
Skip: Shelley Birston
Third: Allison DenToom
Second: Siobhan Holladay
Lead: Krista Frazee
Congratulations to Brock Tully and Rebecca Turley (pictured), winners of the A Event in the Annual VCC Doubles Spiel! The event had 32 teams competing in four events that resulted in an action-packed day of doubles play. The event raised $1200 for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation! Thank you to our VCC members for your attendance and to the out-of-town teams who made the trip to our Club - it was wnderful to have you! Notably, we saw teams from Chilliwack, Richmond, Marpole, West Vancouver and even Alaska! Congratulations to A-event runner ups Mark Robinson and Siobhan Holladay and all of the other event winners (below)
A Winner: Rebecca Turley and Brock Tully (VCC)
Congratulations once again to Team Forrest (pictured) on winning the 17th Annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel! The event was a great success, raising $5000 for Pets & Friends. Look for a full article on the event in the next issue of the Backline!