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Learn to Curl, Open House & Funspiel on September 10th

Port Moody Curling Club (PMCC) is starting off the new season with a bunch of fun events. In the afternoon, we are running a Learn to Curl clinic. It is a great way for beginners to learn the game. By the end of the day, you will know enough to be able to play a game and maybe you will want to join a league.

In the evening, we are holding our annual Open House. People can sign up for their leagues and enjoy a beverage at the bar. Representatives from each league will be there to sign up your team, or find a team to get you on. You can pay your league fees at this event, and we encourage everyone to come out and do so.

During the Open House, we will be running a Funspiel. Come out and throw a few rocks to get ready for the new season!  We will be compiling teams for this event based on who wants to play and when people show up. It's only for fun so play as much or a little as you want. If you have just taken the Learn to Curl clinic, then this event will be a great way to play your first game, meet some new friends, and decide on a league to join!

Sign up for the Learn to Curl clinic here 

Hope to see everyone at one of these events.

40 and Fabulous!

PMCC’s 40th anniversary season is now behind us, and what an awesome year it was!

Ice conditions were the best they have been in years due to a mid season tune-up by the professionals from Smart Ice Consulting. Huge improvements were made to the dreaded sheet 6, and the rest of the ice saw big improvements as well. Sharpening of the rocks resulted in more curl and more strategic play. With better ice maintenance by the stellar Port Moody ice staff, the improved conditions persisted for the remainder of the year.

This year’s bonspiel was a spectacular event. Tons of thanks and credit to the many volunteers who put in a lot of time and effort towards a fantastic 70’s party. Tell your friends that they will not want to miss the 2016/2017 bonspiel which will be held November 25 - 27, 2016.

This year Port Moody boasts of two Club Members who played on the BC Women’s Scotties championship rink and a top junior player skipped his multi club team to the Division One Optimist Champions. Two fantastic achievements – we are so proud!!

Under new (Club) management this year the Port Moody Curling Club bar was great place to socialize. Drinks were reasonably priced and the company was a pleasure. Under the guidance of Peter Muir’s financial management, we actually came out a little ahead. Next year we expect that we will have some funds from the bar to put towards club improvements.

Moving Forward To 2016/2017 and Beyond!

Exciting News!! Next year the Port Moody Curling Club will once again host a Ladies League! This new Daytime Ladies League is hoping to see 6 to 8 teams competing on Thursday mornings. As President I am so pleased to see the return of the Ladies League and hope that this will be the start of a new wave of expansion.

Steps are underway to obtain the necessary funding to make our curling experience even better. If all goes as planned Port Moody Members will soon enjoy improved new rocks and improved rink conditions with the installation of heaters designed to reduce the humidity on the ice. With improved ice conditions we can then turn our attention to improving the lounge and by extension -- our events.

New Faces!

Finally, I am happy to welcome our many new additions to the Board of Directors. New faces bring new ideas and a new approach toward making this club great.

As a start the new Board will be combining the Learn to Curl and the Annual Open house into one event scheduled for September 10, 2016. To kick of the new season, the Club will host a mini fun spiel for new and old Club Member’s to get back into the swing of things. Watch the Club website for details.

Have a wonderful summer and see you soon for a fantastic start to our next 40 years.

Kevin Perry
President PMCC.

If you like throwing stones ~ Drawing on Ice ~ Being taken out

Beginners to experienced players, why not come out and join in the fun we are having!

Curling is a social sport on and off the ice, it offers a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones

It's the perfect winter ice-breaker (rain-breaker)

Our weeknight Men's and Mixed leagues welcome players with all skill levels

Our daytime Men's and Mixed leagues welcome senior players with all skill levels

Our Junior program develops players skills, game knowledge and promotes general good sportsmanship

Calling All Ladies

Port Moody is bringing back a Ladies League! The league will start Fall 2016 and will be Thursdays 10am to noon. We are looking for all positions, no experience necessary! If you can’t make all games, we have 5 person team options and spares as well! The curling club also offers a Learn to Curl Clinic & Mini Funspiel September 10, 2016 to get you started! For Ladies League inquiries, contact Tracey Crawford-Smith at Te83Vhycu7~IJw%4bQsgA5`N@mLl1-R/ED]#[oG2'@V_lBsc/+kB!RDhU-!EHzc?Yuv68!|.

Our teams in the Travelers BC Club Championship

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Ladies - Skip Leila Wallace, Third Marybeth Rodgers, Second Mary Dyk, Lead Kathy Bolton
Men's - Skip Stephen Hyndes, Third Dave Graham, Second Stephen Cop, Lead Gary White

Club Events Calendar

10 September 2016
   Learn to Curl Clinic

10 September 2016
   Open House/Funspiel

25 to 27 November 2016
   Open Mixed Bonspiel

18 March 2017
   Club Championship &
   Annual General Meeting