The season kicks off September 21 and 22, so be sure to check your first game time at prcl.ca/draw.
Opening day reminders:
- Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first game to check-in and to hear important announcements.
- If you have not yet paid your registration fees, please do so before your first game at prcl.ca/paypal.
- We need a signed waiver for everyone on your team before you can play, so please complete the VCC’s Waiver online before your first game (no waiver, no curling!).
- Please take 5 minutes to review the rules of play for our league.
Novice Boot Camp starts Sep 22!
If you are new to curling and would like to get some free lessons, join us at the PRCL’s Novice Bootcamp every Monday evening for Round One!
PRCL members will lead you through the basics of curling, and is designed for curlers who have less than 1 year experience.
These one-hour lessons will take place concurrently with league play on Monday nights. All teams in Division F are automatically enrolled (they will play a shortened 1 hour game immediately following).
Everyone welcome! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
If you have not yet read the September edition of the VCC Backline, the head ice technician, Norm Scott, offers some insight to the changes that have occurred over the summer, including:
- Removable hacks, to help keep the ice cleaner
- ‘Re-textured’ rocks, to help generate more curl
Be sure to introduce yourself to Norm when you see him at the club. He’s a very friendly guy, and always open to constructive feedback on the ice conditions!
We’re also very pleased to welcome Ann de la Hey as the VCC’s new General Manager. Ann was kind to join us at our Registration Party at Numbers, but if you haven’t met her yet do say hello.
The PRCL would like to thank all the VCC Directors for their hard work over the summer, including our PRCL reps David Thill, Gerhard Maynard and Mark Trowell. Past-PRCL president Jason Tusor has also been active getting us leagues setup, so kudos to him as well! Be sure to buy them a beer next time you see them.
Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight for our Registration Party at Numbers, we had an amazing crowd on hand tonight! We’re also pretty close (if not at) 48 teams for the season!
We will keep online registration open to add people to our waitlist. If you haven’t already signed up, click here to learn more about our 2014/15 season and place your name on our waitlist.
And if you have yet to pay your league fees, you can pay them online with a credit card.
We’ll be in touch soon with information about our 2014/15 season. See you on the ice in just a few weeks!
Interested in giving curling a shot, but would like to find out more information? Join us at Numbers on September 3 at our Registration Party, everyone is welcome!
This is also a great opportunity for members from past years to join us, catch up with friends, and start training for the upcoming season (training as in beer, pool and darts, naturally!).
We’ll be taking new signups as well as payments from members (cash, cheque and credit card).
Be sure to mark yourself as “Going” in our Facebook Event:
See you at Numbers on Wednesday, September 3 (6 to 9pm)!
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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.
The 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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The 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.
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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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 email@example.com. No phone calls please. Applications will be considered starting July 10, 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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 email@example.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.