Register today for Pink Broom 2014

Teams of 8 curl in a “Continental Cup” style of play and the team that earns the most points becomes Pink Broom Champions! All players are encouraged to wear their team colour. Rock the Rainbow!

2013 Pink Broom Champions

2013 Pink Broom Champions

The event takes place Saturday, November 22, 2014 (10:00 am to 5:30 pm).

New to curling? This is the perfect bonspiel for novices: no pressure games, meet new friends, and try different variations of curling!

  • 4 four-end games
  • Traditional curling, doubles, skins curling
  • Skill Shots challenge
  • Fabulous prizes, lunch included!
  • Register as an individual and invite your friends!
  • Early bird registration: $35 per player!

Learn more and register today at prcl.ca/pink.

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Expression of Interest for CGCC Playdowns

As many of you know, the PRCL has been well represented at the National level and has won the Canadian Gay Curling Championship (CGCC) for the last three years in a row — Can we make it four in 2015?

Three-time National Champions - Team Schneider.

Three-time National Champions – Team Schneider.

Two Vancouver teams can qualify for the 2015 CGCC to be hosted in Toronto  from March 5-8th, 2015.  Teams can consist of any PRCL member in good standing (i.e. it does not have to be your regular league team).

If you have a team interested in qualifying for the 2015 CGCC in Toronto, contact us with the names of your team members no later than midnight Friday Oct. 17th, 2014.

Please review our updated CGCC Nationals and PRCL Playdowns Rules and Guidelines for more detailed information.

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Team Photos and Name Tags

Are You Ready for Your Close Up?

The PRCL will be taking team photos this Sunday and Monday (Sep 28 and 29) before your game.

 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your game with your full team (including fifths) to have your photo taken. 

Bring your smiles, wear your uniforms (if you’ve got one), and show your sense of humor.  Each team member will get a copy of your photo, and some of you may even see yourselves on the cover of next year’s season guide . . .

Say My Name
The league provides name tags to all our members. If you don’t have a name tag, please let us know via email at pacrimcurling@gmail.com no later than October 1, and we’ll make sure to order you a new one.

 

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Notes on summer changes at the Vancouver Curling Club

If you have not yet read the September edition of the VCC Backline, the head ice technician, Norm Scott, offers some insight to the changes that have occurred over the summer, including:

  • Removable hacks, to help keep the ice cleaner
  • ‘Re-textured’ rocks, to help generate more curl

Be sure to introduce yourself to Norm when you see him at the club. He’s a very friendly guy, and always open to constructive feedback on the ice conditions!

We’re also very pleased to welcome Ann de la Hey as the VCC’s new General Manager. Ann was kind to join us at our Registration Party at Numbers, but if you haven’t met her yet do say hello.

The PRCL would like to thank all the VCC Directors for their hard work over the summer, including our PRCL reps David Thill, Gerhard Maynard and Mark Trowell. Past-PRCL president Jason Tusor has also been active getting us leagues setup, so kudos to him as well! Be sure to buy them a beer next time you see them.

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Round One Draw is now available!

The season kicks off September 21 and 22, so be sure to check your first game time at prcl.ca/draw.

Opening day reminders:

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first game to check-in and to hear important announcements.
  • If you have not yet paid your registration fees, please do so before your first game at prcl.ca/paypal.
  • We need a signed waiver for everyone on your team before you can play, so please complete the VCC’s Waiver online before your first game (no waiver, no curling!).
  • Please take 5 minutes to review the rules of play for our league.

Novice Boot Camp starts Sep 22!
If you are new to curling and would like to get some free lessons, join us at the PRCL’s Novice Bootcamp every Monday evening for Round One!

PRCL members will lead you through the basics of curling, and is designed for curlers who have less than 1 year experience.

These one-hour lessons will take place concurrently with league play on Monday nights. All teams in Division F are automatically enrolled (they will play a shortened 1 hour game immediately following).

Everyone welcome! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Registration for the 2014/15 Season

Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight for our Registration Party at Numbers, we had an amazing crowd on hand tonight! We’re also pretty close (if not at) 48 teams for the season!

We will keep online registration open to add people to our waitlist. If you haven’t already signed up, click here to learn more about our 2014/15 season and place your name on our waitlist.

And if you have yet to pay your league fees, you can pay them online with a credit card.

We’ll be in touch soon with information about our 2014/15 season. See you on the ice in just a few weeks!

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Registration Party at Numbers: Wednesday,September 3 (6 to 9pm)

numbers001Interested in giving curling a shot, but would like to find out more information? Join us at Numbers on September 3 at our Registration Party, everyone is welcome!

This is also a great opportunity for members from past years to join us, catch up with friends, and start training for the upcoming season (training as in beer, pool and darts, naturally!).

We’ll be taking new signups as well as payments from members (cash, cheque and credit card).

Be sure to mark yourself as “Going” in our Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/366963390117587/

See you at Numbers on Wednesday, September 3 (6 to 9pm)!

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2014/15 GLBTQ Bonspiel Calendar

Is your team looking for a fun opportunity to travel, meet some new friends and do a bit of curling? Check out all the amazing GLBTQ-friendly bonspiels happening across the country this upcoming season at gaycurl.ca.

Bonspiel des PhénixThe first bonspiel of the season, Bonspiel des Phénix, is hosted by our friends at le Club de curling Les Phénix from November 7 to 9, 2014.

Teams that register before October 4 will receive $40 off their registration fee. For more information and to register, please see their web site.

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PRCL and Queer Active partner to make curling affordable for queer youth

qa_logo_blue_green_3The Pacific Rim Curling League (PRCL.ca) and Queer Active (queeractive.com) today announced a new partnership to help LGBTQ youth start curling.

Curling requires specialized facilities and ice fees can be a barrier for youth participation, particularly students who are often on a limited income.

“Queer Active is on a mission to empower queer youth through sports and fitness. We are very excited to partner with the PRCL to fund a new youth curling team starting with the 2014/2015 season,” said Aaron Thompson, Treasurer of Queer Active.

First-time curlers aged 16 to 25 are eligible for the bursary and will pay only $68 to play six months of curling.
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PRCL at Pride 2014

PRCL at Pride 2014!With a new dance routine memorized we set off in the 2014 Vancouver pride parade. What a gorgeous day, and amazing pride!

Thanks to all the supporters and those who cheered us on, we all had an amazing time!  If you have any great photos of our crew, please share them on our Facebook page.

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