Welcome to the Comox Valley Curling Club!
JUNIOR BONSPIEL APPROACHES!
COTé EDGES WHYNOTT TO WIN RONNIE LISTER MIXED BONSPIEL!
The Ronni Lister Mixed Bonspiel wrapped up Sunday afternoon in dramatic style as Norm Coté edged out Steve Whynott in the Courtenay Kia Championship final in an exciting finish that nearly went to an extra end. Congratulations to the Norm & Laura-McLeod Coté, Kim Richards, and Ed Bellrose! In the Boston Pizza B Event final, the Daughters and Dads team Richards did what they do, get a lead and run with it effortlessly. Way to go Keelie and Adam Duncan, and Gracelyn and Darren Richards! Taking home the GOAT Radio C prize was Deb Morrissey; salutations to Deb & Mike Morrissey, along with Lori and Lorne Ross! Last but not least, the Thrifty Foods D Final was won by Ken Rodonets and his team (Johanne Moreau, Travis Hurst, and Marie Eldridge). The requisite shoutouts to our amazing sponsors, all 29 teams who came out for a super fun weekend, the great ice provided by Gord and his crew, the bar staff and food concession for their quality provisions and service...but a special thanks this year goes to Mixed bonspiel chairperson Allan Bridges who has completed his third year running the event, and has done a fabulous job bringing his inimitable relaxed hospitality and good nature to lead this event. Also the club's best mustache. Thank you Allan and to everyone!
CVCC PRO SHOP SHOE CLEARANCE SALE!
Curling shoes! We have them! 20% off ALL IN STOCK shoes For the rest of the month of January 2019!
We have a good selection of syles and sizes for the beginner to the pro from Asham, Balance Plus, Goldline, Hardline, & Olsen!
Need anything else from the Pro Shop? We are doing orders with all of the main curling suppliers this month, get your special orders in now!
Lonnie Schopp repeats as Ladies Bonspiel Champions!
Our Ladies Open Bonspiel finished moments ago, with Campbell River's Lonnie Schopp squad repeating as Shearlocks A Event Grand Champions! Congratulations to skip Ashley Nickel-Chapman, Lonnie, Cynthia Lu, and Kelly Bleu! Taking home the Brian McLean GMC B Event prize was the mutt squad (their words!) Fab 50 team from Howe Sound, Royal City, and the CVCC. Congrats to Marnie Jepson, Dianne Gauthier, Christine Mathews, and Lesley Hruby! A thrilling final saw Amber Dufour (with Joanne Moreau, Brenda MacPherson, & Christine Dunn) take home the Bosley's By Pet Value C Event! Last but not least, Gloria Sandberg (with Lori Ross, Liz Hodgson, & Moira Rockwell) won the Dave Odamura Royal LePage D Championship! Special thanks to bonspiel chair Donna Ehrmantraut and her amazing crew for making this such a great weekend off and on the ice! Thanks to all 24 teams and all 96 ladies for the fun comraderie and great curling!
Holden cleans up at the 50+ Bonspiel!
Our 50+ Invitational Open Bonspiel recently wrapped up, and here are the champions for 2018! Congratulations to the A Event winners - Skip - Jack Holden, 3rd - Mary Holden, 2nd - Tom Shaw, Lead - Amber Dufour. Taking home the B Event glory was Skip - Boyd Weir, 3rd - Bill Jensen, 2nd - Bob Sable, Lead - Ester Rurak. Well done!
Ladies Diamonds Are Forever Bonspiel on now!
Please note the address typo on the graphic above. CVCC is at 4835 Headquarters (not 835).
HANGOVER BONSPIEL APPROACHES!
PASSEY SCORES 8 ENDER IN HANGOVER LEAGUE!Malcolm Passey took the rarest of things and grabbed an 8 ball just minutes ago (Saturday Nov 10) here at the Hangover League. It’s been two years since Darren Richards took one here in the Monday Open League. Congrats and high fives and a jug of beer to skip Malcolm Passey, 3rd Michael Francetic, 2nd Rick Zuchetto, and lead Don Nickason!
BERNES WINS AGAIN!
The Royal Lepage Men's Open Bonspiel wrapped in style today, with the Assante Wealth Management grand prize going to one undefeated team...our champions this year are from Campbell River, the Craig Bernes team! Winning the Colonial Countertops B Event was Dean Thulin, also from Campbell River. Taking home the Island Truss C prize was our very own Richard Tanguay team. The D Event went to the often photographed Ray Michell team. Congrats to all of the winners, all the runner-ups, all the people who came and joined yet another great party. Extra thanks to bonspiel organizers Richard and Jayne Tanguay, Mike Morrissey, and their many volunteers!
BATTLE FOR THE AGES!
Provincial Masters Champions Team Dufour battle u18 Junior Winter Games Gold Medal Medalists Team Richards at ICEBREAKER OPEN HOUSE!
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
BC Ladies Masters (60+) champions Team Dufour (skip Amber Dufour, with Mary Holden, Mickey Colburn and Elaine Starchuk) will face off against U18 BC Winter Games gold medalists Team Richards (skip Gracelyn Richards with Chanelle Meeres, Keelie Duncan and Bryn Woloshyn) in this special battle for the ages, no to mention interclub provincial champion bragging rights. The oldest girl on the Richards Team is all of 14, so while this may seem like a spectacle, it is truly a rare occasion to have such a fun but fierce game with accomplished curlers of such a wide generation gap.The rest of the festivities include free on ice instruction for new curlers, demonstrations of the new Olympic sport of doubles curling, hourly prize giveaways, food and drink specials and live entertainment. The icebreaker event and Dufour vs Richards game is free of charge. All are welcome to come and visit the friendly home of curling in the Comox Valley.
TANGUAY BRINGS HOME GOLD!
Say hello to the Gold Medal winners at the 55+ Winter Games that just wrapped up in Kimberley/Cranbrook! Representing the Comox Valley, congratulations to Richard Tanguay and his team: Blair Cusack, Rick Thomson, and Terry Woloshyn!
INTRODUCING THE MEDICINE SHOPPE SUNDAY FUN LEAGUE!
Well this is exciting! We are thrilled to announce the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Comox as our official league sponsor and partner for our new Sunday Fun League! As our Gladstone Friday Fun League is in high demand, this new beginner friendly league is a perfect place for anyone who can't get in to that night. Families, new & experienced curlers, businesses, all skill levels and genders are welcome! The focus is on fun and learning the great roaring game! The League runs in two ten week rounds. The first round begins September 30th, the second round January 6th. Preference for spots is given to 4 player teams, but we will put together singles, couples, or threesomes together to complete a team! Register now!
REGISTRATION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 1!
Here are your options!
1) REGISTER ONLINE
NEW MEMBERS: Click New Member Sign Up under the Membership+ menu. Fill in your information, pick your leagues, total it up, pay now, or pay later. Any problems please let us know, any miscalculations please let us know!
RETURNING MEMBERS: Login to your membership dashboard, under the Membership+ menu select "Renew Your Membership", and away you go.
2) DROP BY OR CALL THE CLUB
We'll be in the office through September until the ice is ready. We're happy to assist you in person, on the phone, or via email, with your registration.
3) REGISTRATION NIGHTS!
Want to see some friendly faces and register in person? From 6 PM to 9 PM on Thursday September 6, Monday September 10, and Wednesday September 12 we will be hosting registration socials upstairs in the Extra End Lounge. There also is a Senior Social League specific registration from 10 AM to 2 PM Friday September 14.
Please be aware all members must register before league play begins. Please do not show up to your first game without having registered. Thank you! Can't you almost smell the ice?!
LEARN TO CURL CLINIC!
Register online here. Or call or email us! Space is limited!
WE'RE 60! ICEBREAKER OPEN HOUSE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
COACHES WANTED! WE'LL PAY YOUR WAY!
REGISTRATION FRENZY COMING!
In person and online registration for our upcoming season begins on September 1, 2018. We have a two night Learn To Curl Clinic on September 25 & 26, and our Icebreaker Open House 60th Anniversery Party is on Saturday September 29th. Regular league play begins on Thursday September 27. We have amazing opportunities to curl in a number of leagues and are thrilled to get curlers of all experience levels, abilities, and ages on the ice. Check back here daily for all the news! Curling is for EVERYONE!
TEAM DUFOUR CONQUERS BC!
Can you say PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS?! We thought you could! Congrats to Team Dufour for going undefeated and winning the PCMCA and BCIMCA Ladies Masters in Kamloops! Well done, in fact, super well done to Amber Dufour, Mary Holden, Mickey Colburn, & Elaine Starchuk!
NORTH ISLAND CLUB CHALLENGE CHAMPS CROWNED!
Winners of the North Island Club Challenge, the Kim Jonsson team from Campbell River! Congrats to Kim, Lonnie Schopp, Cynthia Lu, and Kelly Bleau, who edged the CVCC's Val Schulz (with Melanie Rait, LeeAnne Alberti, & Mare Michell) in an extra end. Thanks to the other participating Club Champs from Fort Rupert and Powell River!
On the Men's side, Parksville took home the big prize, holding off the scrappy Craig Bernes team (with Shawn Holland, Trevor Buckingham, & Ron Freeman) from the CVCC. Congrats to Parksville's Tom Freeman, David Sakai, Warren Gionet, & Darryl Sneddon, and best of luck at the Pacific International Cup!
BEST DRESSED AT PORT ALBERNI GILLIGAN's ISLAND MIXED SPIEL!
We're always here to salute CVCC curlers' special accomplishments! Winners of Best Dressed team at the Port Alberni Mixed Gilligan's Island themed bonspiel that wrapped up March 19: Rob Calder, Diane Calder, Joan Hunter and Brian McCallum! Who is who?!
ELECTION OF OFFICERS RESULTS!
Quorum was met at the meeting and membership has elected the folowing individuals to serve the CVCC for the 2018/2019 season. Taking office May 1 is:
PRESIDENT: Sharon Walker
VICE PRESIDENT: Adam Duncan
SECRETARY: Lesley Hruby
TREASURER: Theresa Brydon
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & MARKETING: Mark Peill
DIRECTOR OF CURLING & MEMBERSHIP: Chris Tolton
FACILITY DIRECTOR: Craig Bernes
DIRECTOR OF BONSPIELS & SOCIAL: Katlyn Tolton
DIRECTOR AT LARGE: Mike Morrissey
Enormous thanks goes to our outgoing executive for the dedication, spirit, and leadership shown as the club has come through some challenging times and got us pointed in a positive new direction. Specifically Duffy Simpson, Steve Thurber, Sharon Meeres, and Kim Jonsson, with support from league and committee representatives Allan Bridges, Lana Riva, Mickey Colburn, Mike Morrissey, Shelley Brown, & Ron Pearce.
Thanks must also go out to the committee responsible for drafting the new structure and Director positions. In no particular order: Lesley Hruby, Sharon Walker, Mike Morrissey, Harvey Jenkins, Jayne Tanguay, Lorne Stefan, and Duffy Simpson.
League and other representatives are to be confirmed and announced ASAP via process of each individual league group (ladies, men's, mixed, Junior, Curl BC, Senior, etc).
Thanks to all who came out for the Election of Officers and helped to usher in the next era at the CVCC!
MARCH MADNESS AT THE PRO SHOP!
15% OFF EVERYTHING!
Sale ends March 31
BURGER & BREW FUNDRAISER FOR TEAM RICHARDS MARCH 1!
Fresh off their gold medals at the BC Winter Games, show your support for team Richards on their future travel expenses at the u18 BC Provincials, and the Canada Winter Games. Come on down to this send off party! Get an autograph from the girls! Win a raffle prize! Have a burger and a beer knowing you are supporting some talented young curlers realize their dreams!
TEAM RICHARDS WINS GOLD AT BC WINTER GAMES!
Congrats to Keelie Duncan, Bryn Woloshyn, Chanelle Meeres, Gracelyn Richards and coach Sarah Hassall, who went undefeated at the BC Winter Games and won the gold medal today!!!
BERNES & SCHULTZ WIN CVCC CLUB CHALLENGE!
The CVCC Club Challenge wrapped up today, here are our Club Champions moving on to the North Island Club Challenge. Val Schultz (with Melanie Rait, Mare Michell, and Keelie Duncan) won a tight battle over Deb Morrissey (with Lesley Hruby, Lori Ross, & Jenn Zbinden). On the Men's side, the minnows that were great white sharks today, showing that on any given day anything can happen. Craig Bernes, Shawn Holland, Trevor Buckingham, and Ron Freeman knocked off the heavily favoured Ron Schmidt team (with Norm Cote, Mike Meeres, & Darren Richards) in a best two games out of three. Congratulations and thanks to all for entering the Club Challenge and the true spirit of club curling on display. We had some real excitement here today!
CVCC's JORDAN KOSTER & REESE-HANSEN TEAM WIN BC JUNIORS!
A hearty congratulations to former CVCC curler Jordan Koster, who just won the BC Junior Ladies Championship upsetting the heavily favoured Sarah Daniels rink in an extra end! Follow the girls at the Nationals in Shawinigan January 13 - 21! Reese-Hansen wins BC Junior Ladies Championship!
Here is a fun animation of team Reese-Hanson from when they won the B Event at our Ladies Run To The Roses Bonspiel a few weeks ago!
Here's the MAP to lead you in the right direction.