Juniors at BC Winter Games in Quesnel
Left to right: Arianna Wu, Chloe Yuen, Yalda Tabesh and Sharlotte Wong, with coach Brian Fitzgibbon
We are wishing good luck and good curling to these Zone 5 team members as they compete at the BC Winter Games Lhtako Quesnel 2024, Feb. 23-25. This team of curlers from the Marpole CC and Vancouver CC junior program has been training every Saturday at Marpole with coach Brian Fitzgibbon.
Marpole ladies qualify for BC masters event
Left to right: skip Laura Rampton, third Janice Robinson, second Cindy Waller, lead Karen Morley
Cafe back in business
After serving up soup and sandwiches at our two recent bonspiels, the Marpole CC cafe is now open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with a limited menu. Check the board in the cafe for menu items being offered.
Chelsea serves up another soup and sandwich order.
The Thursday Day Ladies now can have lunch at the club.
Club Championships coming up
Club closure on Feb. 15 should help maintain good ice
The Marpole CC was closed to curling on Thursday, Feb. 15 so that our ice technicians could flood the ice and do some maintenance scraping. The goal is to continue on with the improved playing conditions we've seen this year. Head ice technician Norm Scott feels the deterioration in ice conditions that took place towards the end of last season won't happen again this season.
2024 Marpole Ladies' Bonspiel rocked January
Diner food, poodle skirts and pink satin jackets were on the agenda for the annual Marpole Ladies' Bonspiel under rockin' 1950s theme. There were 28 teams competing over four days, including teams from Seattle and Squamish.
A Event sponsored by Waller Construction Limited
Winner: Poodle Skirts / Seattle Granite CC
Lisa Rauliuk, Lori Markham, Jiyoung Lee, Mijung Wick
2nd - Pink Ladies, Seattle Granite CC
B Event sponsored by Van Sports and Physiotherapy
Winner: The Rolling Rocks / Royal City Curling Club
Gabriela Farias, Isis Regadas, Melissa Sampaio, Ana Teodoro, Barbara Zbeetnoff
2nd – Mick, RCCC & VCC
C Event sponsored by Taku Resort and Marina
Winner: Rockin’ Around the House / Royal City Curling Club
Dianne Gauthier, Estafana Quintero, Amy Edwards, Emma Baker
2nd – They Who Must Not Be Named, VCC
For the first time in many years, we offered a lunch service
at our diner counter. Great fit with this year's bonspiel theme.
TESAC Funspiel returns in a big way in February
It was a busy Saturday, Feb. 3 as 24 teams curled almost non-stop in the annual TESAC Funspiel.
A big thank you to our fabulous ice crew, Bree and Jeremy, and bar staff Marilyn and Spencer, who ended up working the afternoon/night shift on his own. We appreciated that people helped clear tables, since he was very busy at the bar!
A Box winners
Left to right; Warren Threlfall, Beckie Gibbons, Mike Gomm, Linette Chatsky
Only Sweepers in the Building swept into first by only a few points to win the coveted Carl Anderson trophy.
A Box second
Are You Sheeting Me, left to right: Pablo Navarro, Merit Thorson, Emily McMillan, Paul Keelan
Countdown to the 2025 Invictus Games in Vancouver and Whistler
Prince Harry smiles after delivering a stone from a wheelchair, while Michael Bublé looks on. Photo: Invictus Games Foundation
The Vancouver Curling Club hosted a one-year countdown event on Friday, Feb. 16 with special guests: Invictus Games patron Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and Canadian singer Michael Bublé of Burnaby. They met with Invictus Games training camp competitors during a wheelchair curling demonsration.