Registration for the 2014/15 Season

Online registration is now open! Learn more about our 2014/15 season and register today!.

We’re also please to announce our Registration Party will take place at Numbers Cabaret on Wednesday, September 3 from 6 to 9pm! Come join us for a drink, learn all about our league, and register for our upcoming season!

See you on the ice in September!

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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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Employment Opportunity at the Vancouver Curling Club

The VCC is seeking a 6- month term Interim General Manager with possibility of extension. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Interim GM will be responsible for planning, administration, financial management, marketing, sponsorship, and measuring results against goals. More information is available at vancurl.com/about/jobs.

Provide cover letter and résumé in confidence to hr@vancurl.com. No phone calls please. Applications will be considered starting July 10, 2014.

 

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Show Your PRCL Pride

PRCL’s favourite summer event is just around the corner, and we are looking for volunteers! The 36th Annual Pride Parade is August 3rd 2014, and we need 10-15 participants to show Vancouver just how much fun being a PRCL member is!

From taunting the crowds with cheeky slogans to “throwing” a few stones on the pavement, our entry is sure to be a hit. We’ll ask a few of you to learn a choreographed march, and the rest can just show up and dance.

If you can participate, email pacrimcurling@gmail.com by July 13 and tell us if you have some time (one single day of rehearsals) to learn the choreographed march or just want to be a part of our entry on the day.

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Help the PRCL Build a Better League

The Pacific Rim Curling League has very supportive season and event sponsors.  Through partnerships with our sponsors, we have been able to provide in the past year:
  • Entry fees for the #1 and #2 seeds for the Canadian Gay Curling Championship
  • Nametags for new members
  • Printed copies of the PRCL Season Guide
  • Lower Pink Broom entry fees (reduced from $40 to $30 per player)
  • Lower Pac Rim Cup entry fees (reduced from $400 to $360 per team)

The above items are just the start of what we can do by partnering with local businesses!

 

We need your help

 
Through your support, we can continue building relationships with our community to keep fees low and help us create an even better community for our league and our sport.

 

And by helping connect sponsors with the PRCL, you can earn discounts on your membership fees.

 

The PRCL will provide members a 10% “finders fee” for their assistance in connecting us with a new sponsor for season or event sponsorship*.

 

The PRCL is committed to ensuring sponsor visibility throughout the full season of league play (from September to April) and during signature events, including the Pink Broom Cup of Curling, the Pac Rim Cup and the Wind-Up event. The reach potential encompasses hundreds of curlers and spectators.

 

If you know of a business (or person) who would be interested in partnering with the PRCL, more information is available on our website, or you ask us via email at pacrimcurling@gmail.com.

 

Help us build a better league!

* Finders fee will apply in the situation where the PRCL secures a new sponsor (not active in the past 2 seasons) through the active participation of a PRCL member (i.e. participation in meetings and emails with potential sponsors).   Offer only applies to season or event sponsorship packages secured as outlined in our sponsorship package on our website.  Sponsorship commitment must be a cash commitment, and does not apply to “in-kind” donations.  Finders fee will constitute 10% of the value of the sponsorship pledge and must be applied to 2014/15 PRCL membership fees.  The PRCL Board of Directors will have final decision over whether or not to award a finders fee to a PRCL member.  But please don’t lawyer language us, let’s just do good things together.

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Three PRCL Members Join the VCC Board

Congratulations Mark Trowell, Gerhard Maynard, and David Thill on being elected to the Vancouver Curling Club’s board of directors. Thanks to everyone who came out to this years AGM to support them.

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Stack the vote: Raise the PRCL’s voice at the VCC AGM!

Many of the concerns expressed by PRCL members are issues that are dealt with at the Vancouver Curling Club level.  Things like:
  • Increasing ice fees for league and bonspiel play
  • Ice conditions
  • Season length
PRCL members comprise nearly 20% of the VCC’s membership. We need PRCL volunteers working at the club level to be our voice.
How to Help:
  1. Go to the VCC AGM on June 4th at 7pm at the club, and vote PRCL members on to the VCC Board of Directors.
  2. Put your name forward to be a VCC Director at the VCC AGM.
  3. Get involved on one of the VCC’s committees (External Affairs, Finance, Fundraising, Human Resources, Membership and Communications, and Special Events and Volunteers).
We are very excited to have David Thill and Mark Trowell put their names forward for the VCC Director positions at the AGM, help us stack the AGM to make sure they get voted in.
For the VCC Board of Directors to be truly representative of the club, we need a third PRCL member to put their name forward.  Curious about what being a VCC Director is like?  Email VCC President Mark Robinson at president@vancurl.com.
See you at the AGM on June 4, 7pm!
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Team Ordog 2014 VCC Club Champions

Team Ordog members (L to R): skip Christopher Ordog, third Scott Robertson, second Greg Ohashi and lead Logan Chinski.

Team Ordog members (L to R): skip Christopher Ordog, third Scott Robertson, second Greg Ohashi and lead Logan Chinski.

For the second year in a row, a PRCL team has won the title of VCC Champions.

The annual event saw 19 of the Club’s 20 leagues – each with their own unique and diverse membership – come together to compete, with Team Ordog earning the Club’s most coveted prize.

Team Ordog captured the 2014 crown of VCC Club Champions by defeating Thursday Open (1) in a tie-breaker extra end. The game was back and forth throughout, with the final result hinging on the game’s final shot.

Congratulations gentlemen, truly a great way to end an amazing season of curling.

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