Victoria Curling Club
I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the 2016-17 curling season.
Your Board of Directors has been working diligently to ensure we continue to make enhancements at the club. There have been a number of changes that you probably have noticed.
First, our new Head Ice Tech, Cody Hall, has been busy since August preparing the best ice surface possible. There are new hacks to get familiar with and no more ropes separating the curling sheets. The new ice is fast and has a strong curl at the end. As you probably have noticed, it takes a little adjustment to get comfortable with the new ice, but Cody is keen to make VCC curlers happy. Cody is a perfectionist when it comes to ice making and so far the comments from the majority of curlers has been very positive. Cody has moved his family down from Courtenay and is committed to making us the best curling ice on Vancouver Island. Please say hi to Cody when you are next at the club, so we can all make him feel welcome to Victoria.
The new curling season registration process appears to have gone very smoothly this fall. General Manager Ken MacDonald and April have worked hard to streamline the process for the benefit of all. When you have 19 leagues and 750 curlers with various needs, it sometimes can be a challenge.
I would also like to thank our many volunteers that are the lifeblood of our club. The various league reps, drawmasters, social coordinators and many more who give of their free time to make it all happen. Special thanks to Barb Roemmele for assisting with registration and Sharon Kelly and Margo Pajunen for their hard work in the pro shop. It looks great and sales are up.
The 2017 Canadian Juniors Curling Championships are being held in Victoria from January 21st to 29th at the Archie Browning Centre in Esquimalt. The local organizing committee is seeking another 75 curlers to join us as volunteers in this important event. Young curlers and their parents from across Canada will be coming to Victoria and it is a unique opportunity for us as local curlers to show off our west coast hospitality. Please go to http://www.curling.ca/2017juniors/volunteer/ Thank you.
Thanks as well to Ola and Mark of Good Fellows Café. As a curling club, we are very fortunate to have such a good food service. Ola and Mark have expanded their menu this year and have added a range of Polish take home foods. Please take advantage of their daily and weekly specials. Thank you.
Good curling and see you at the club.
Victoria Curling Club
1952 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4C2