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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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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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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PRCL 2013-14 Season Results

PRCL 2013-14 League Champion and A-Division Winners: Make It a Double (Jack Holmes, Aaron Thompson, Brian Oldham and Mark Trowell)

PRCL 2013-14 League Champions and A-Division Winners: Make It a Double!! Jack Holmes, Aaron Thompson, Brian Oldham and Mark Trowell.

With two exciting draw-to-the-button’s during the PRCL 2013-14 season finals, the following teams are the new champions of their divisions:

  • Junction (Division A): Make It a Double!
  • Numbers (Division B): Team Broad
  • Morneau Shepell (Division C): Oh My Guard!
  • Savoury City (Division D): Baby Broomers
  • The Lazy Gourmet (Division E): Tight Ends, Loose Morals
  • Kermodi Living Art (Division F): Curl Jam

The full play-off draw is on our Draw and Results page.

Congrats as well to our League Champions (based on total season points), Make It a Double!!  We will be updating the Winner’s Circle in the next few days with full team rosters, so stay tuned!

Last night also saw Carolyn Tanner inducted in the PRCL Honour Roll for 2013/14 (Honour Roll section will be updated shortly).

The night at Junction wrapped up with presenting the Member’s Choice awards, voted by you:

  • Best Team Uniform: Sweepy Time
  • Rookie of the Year: Andrew Lee
  • Most Fun Team to Play: Ladies of the VCC
  • Best Team Name: Hay Curl, HAAAY!
  • Most Improved Team: Tap That (started in D-division, ended in A-Division play-offs)

Thank you to all our members for another amazing season and great curling everyone.

Also, special thanks to our dedicated PRCL Board members: Clayton Berquist, David Devine, Gerald Gunn, Heather Kisbee, Johnny LaRusic, Casey Smith, Glenn Smith and Jason Tusor (Graphics design: Christopher Ordog and Dylan Waite).

See you all on the ice for the 2014-15 season!

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Three-peat for Schneider at 2014 Canadian Gay Curling Championship

Three-time National Champions - Team Schneider.

Three-time National Champions – Team Schneider.

For the third consecutive year in a row, the Pacific Rim Curling League’s Team Schneider solidified their hold as the undisputed Canadian Gay Curling Champions.

During the intense all-Vancouver re-match, Team Schneider (Skip Stephen Schneider, Third Shawn Eklund, Second Shelley Birston and Lead Glenn Smith) came out on top against long-time rivals Team Thompson (Skip Aaron Thompson, Third Jack Holmes, Second Brian Oldham and Lead Mark Trowell). Both teams are long-time members of the PRCL.

This year’s event (which also included the Icebreaker Bonspiel) was hosted by Edmonton’s Curling With Pride at the Granite Curling Club, where the inaugural CGCC was held in 2005 with Thompson taking the very first CGCC title.

We are extremely proud of the skill level displayed at the gay National level by our PRCL teams. Congrats Team Schneider for a well-earned three-peat!

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Play-off schedule is out!

The play-off schedule is now posted on the draw page.

A few notes and reminders:

  • Teams that play the Monday, April 7 draw at 6:45pm and win will immediately play their semi-final draw at 9pm.
  • There are no ties. For playoff games, a tie is broken through a draw to the button. One player from each team throws one rock, and the closer rock to the button wins. Teams may sweep their own rocks, but cannot sweep an opponents rock behind the T-line.
  • If your team is not available to play on Monday, April 13, please consider offering your next game to the last team you lost to. We’d rather no one win their division “by default”!

After the play-off finals on April 13, join your fellow PRCL members for food and drinks at Junction Pub at 1138 Davie St. from 6 to 9pm to wrap-up a fantastic season!

Best of luck to everyone in the play-offs!

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VCC Bring a Friend Day / Meet the Leagues (April 5)

Bring a Friend Day is at the VCC Saturday, April 5.

Bring a Friend Day is at the VCC Saturday, April 5.

On Saturday, April 5, the VCC Member ‘Bring-a-Friend’ Day will be happening out on the ice. Bring along a friend (or two!) interested in trying out curling for the first time. All they need to bring are clean (indoor) running shoes. Experienced coaches will be out on the ice to help demonstrate the sport.

Are you curious about the other types of leagues at the Vancouver Curling Club? The VCC has over 20 different leagues that vary in the format and time they run each week, to gender and age mix, social events and prizes.

Come meet league reps and ask questions during the ‘Meet The Leagues’ event, also on April 5. There will be complimentary food/snacks and a FREE raffle for a brand-new Fiberlite broom!

Bring a Friend Day: 10-4pm in the Ice shed
Meet the Leagues: 12-2pm in the Last Draw Lounge

Click here for more info about both events. See you at the Club on April 5!

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