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 2017-18 NEWS

 

 

2017-18 REGISTRATION DETAILS

Our annual Registration Night has been postponed to October 13, 2017.  Yes, Friday the 13th...

All new curlers and current club members are encouraged to attend

Our new chefs will be rolling out the red carpet to your tastebuds ...  providing a Tapas Bar Dinner!

(ta-pas = small savory dishes, typically served with drinks at a bar)  We'll have plenty of gluten free and vegan options, and will feature: Hummus & Cucumber Bites, Skewered Fruit Kabobs, Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs, Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups, Coconut Shrimp, Cheese Ball Bites, Smoked Salmon Crustini, Antipasto Skewers, Balsamic Beef Crostini, Mini Twice Baked Potato Skins, Buffalo Chicken Croissant, Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread, Chocolate Ganache Tarts, Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices and Peach Crumble Pie. 

 For only $20 each, you'll enjoy the tapas and a free beverage!

 You must RSVP dinner at 250-782-4080 or by email to dccurl@shaw.ca on or before Tuesday Oct 10th 

 

Please review the "Our Leagues" tab on website menu for full details on our upcoming curling leagues.

 

In summary, our regular leagues remain as is, with a couple of exceptions:

1.  Wednesday Ladies starts slightly earlier (6:30 pm)

2.  "Learn to Curl" Leagues are moving back to a weeknight (Monday or Wednesday options, 6:30 pm) 

3.  We are starting a NEW Doubles League, every second Friday.  You don't have to be a Mixed team, but we'll use the Mixed Doubles rules.

 

Are you new to curling, or need a refresher?  

In our Learn-to-Curl options, all gear and instruction are included, and are rates are incredible:

(a) a 5-week fall season for only $50 or (b) a 10-week winter season for only $100.

 

 This is going to be another great year!

  

  

 

Sept 15, 2017 update

Delays in Ice Pad replacement Project

"Curling should start by late November 2017" 

   Expected completion is now mid November.  Unfortunately, construction delays have impacted our seasonal start-up.  However, we recognize this is a significant long-term benefit for our facility and community, and are working cooperatively with the City of DC to see it completed in a timely and professional manner.  Thanks to Canada 150 who contributed $500K to kick-start this project!

We are looking forward to a significantly improved facility - everthing on the ice side of the glass will be virtually brand new!

 



  

August 9, 2017

$15,000 cheque presentation from browns' Chevrolet Buick GMC

 

Browns' chose us as a benefactor in their annual charity golf Cash Scramble occurring June 9-11, 2017.  

Thanks to Aaron Powell and his crew at browns', as well as all our club volunteers who assisted to deliver this great community event!

  



 

MAY 30, 2017 AGM

Membership ratified our "new" Constitution and Bylaws - see copy below

Election of new Board of Directors completed - see full list at "Board of Directors" link

Another good news Annual GM Report is at "From the Manager" link

 




2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - NOTICE TO MEMBERS


 * Meeting agenda includes: special awards presentations, constitution changes, annual financial reports,

a season wrap-up and election of new Board Directors. 

All good news!!

Links to the full, and "Coles Notes" versions of the constitution/bylaw changes are below  

 

 AGM Notice and Motions - May 30 2017

Explanation of Changes - New Constitution/Bylaws

2017 proposed - Constitution/Bylaws 

existing Constitution and Bylaws - as of May 1 2017 

 



 

Check out our live camera feeds - you can now watch curling at our club from a home computer or mobile device.  

Instructions below.

 

  Live Camera Feed of DC Curling Club Sheets on a Computer:

 ***MUST BE USING INTERNET EXPLORER BROWER 10 OR ABOVE FOR THIS OPTION***

  http://70.74.73.185/

   username: guest

   password: curling 

 

  Live Camera Feed of DC Curling Club Sheets on a Mobile Device:

  /data/130/documents/Mobile Device Viewing Instructions.pdf

 





2016-17 NEWS

 

2017 Alberta Senior Provincials - Final Results.pdf

 

                                          

 Senior Provincial Curling Schedule:

 http://www.curlingprovincials.com/default.aspx?p=seniorscheduleofevents

 

 Mens Standings and Live Scores:

 http://northernalbertacurling.com/playdown/1136

 

 Womens Standings and Live Scores: 

 http://northernalbertacurling.com/playdown/1135

 

     



 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Feb 14-19, 2017 - Alberta Senior Mens and Ladies Provincials

Feb 24-26, 2017 - Ladies Annual Bonspiel

March 10-12, 2017 - Mens Annual Bonspiel 

(see bonspiel page for details and entry information) 

    



 

Our 44th Annual Cash Bonspiel was a huge success!  38 teams in total, and over $12,000 in cash prizes were awarded.  Edmonton's Team Scoffin claimed the Competitive Division title and Team Jade Cash ATM of Grande Prairie (Serge Martin) earned the Challenge Division.  Team Scoffin members include former Dawson Creek residents and junior champions Tristan Steinke and Jason Ginter.  And we had 10 teams in the Junior round-robin Division!!  Special thanks to chair Tracy Steinke and a huge number of volunteers for their assistance over the weekend.

See press release for full details.

 Press Release

 Team Scoffin 2016


 

 

 

 Email dccurl@shaw.ca or call the club at 250-782-4080 to sign-up!  

Then pop in and register !!

 

 

 

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A great 2015-16 season!

Membership up 28%

May 17, 2016 - Annual General Meeting - ALL GOOD NEWS - Presidents report, Financial reports, and General Manager reports all presented.  See "From the Manager" section of this website for the highlights and the entire GM Report.  New Executive was elected - see "Board of Directors" link to left.

 


 

March 31, 2016 - New Club Champions crowned...  For the first time since our playoff format commenced in 2011, our club champs are from the Mens League.  Congrats to Team Bourassa - Don Bourassa, Jeff Ginter, spare Neil McDonald (for Eric Smart) and Mike Readman.  Team Bourassa used a big 4-ender to topple a tough Team Hegge (John Hegge, Dennis Meier, Ron Moch and Brad Richardson) in the final.  

Since 2011, our club championship pits the top two teams from each of the ladies, mens mixed and commercial leagues in a single elimination playoff.  

 


 

DCCC Alumni and former junior champions Tristan Steinke and Jason Ginter represented the University of Alberta at the National Curling Canada / CIS University Championships in Kelowna Mar 20-23.  As defending national champs, the U of A Golden Bears went undefeated (8-0) in round robin and semi-final play but lost the championship final to a good Wilfred Laurier team.  Settling for silver is tough anytime, but after going 17-0 over two years at nationals, they lost THE game that would have sent them to Kazakhstan as Team Canada for the World Universiade in 2017.  Tough break men, but so much to be proud of...  In addition to a national silver medal, three of their team were named to the first team all-star squad, including Jason who averaged an amazing 90% for the entire week.  Great reps from our junior program at the DCCC!

 


 

March 5, 2016.  We are pleased to announce a partnership with RICHARDSON PIONEER! Our facility is in need of a number of upgrades and as such, we are in the midst of creating a renewable 3-5 year capital improvements plan.  RICHARDSON PIONEER recognized our need and have stepped up in a big way with a significant donation of $25,000.00!!  These funds will be used for facilty improvements. 

 


 

Our annual MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual Mens Bonspiel took place Mar 4-6, 2016.  24 teams competed, representing Taylor, Spirit River, Grande Prairie, LaGlace, Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.  The highest # since 2007, a positive sign of our new growth.

The event was highlighted by the announcement of RICHARDSON PIONEER's $25,000.00 donation for facility upgrades; a very significant and generous community-minded gesture!!

Results: (all in order - skip, third, second, lead)

A EVENT:

Winners – Richardson Pioneer: Jeff Ginter (DC), Jeremy Clothier (FSJ), Sterling Middleton (FSJ), Calvin Zrymiak (DC)

Runner-up – Darrel Veiner, Barry Homme, Ken Lee, Dave Akeroyd – all from DC

B EVENT:

Winners – Don Bourassa, Glenn Roszmann, Neil McDonald, Eric Smart – all from DC

Runner-up – Tom Adams team from DC

C EVENT:

Winner – Rogers Trucking team from Taylor – Darcy Turnbull, Curtis Rogers, Rhynn Eggers, Rob Fuhriman

Runner –up – Arctic Spas team from Taylor, skip Doug Kimmie

D EVENT:

Winner – Rob Griffith (DC), Ken Powell (Grande Prairie), Eric Weetman (DC), Rick Mortenson (DC)

Runner-up – FSJ Home Hardware Building Centre team – skip Glen Godberson from (FSJ)

E EVENT:

Winner – Warren Rechenmacher, Mark Heartt, Glen Hogberg, Oleh Dutka, all from DC

Runner-up – Don Delainey team from DC

 


 

Dawson Creek member and staffer Murray Lawrence earned a trip to the Juvenile Provincials as last rock thrower for Team Tremblay of FSJ.  Team Tremblay won the "Peace A" berth on Feb 6th at Districts.  Provincials were March 4-6 in Lacombe, Alberta.  The boys finished the 6-team event with 2 wins, 3 losses; something to build on...  As an FYI, Team Tremblay has trained occasionally as a team at the DCCC and have supported our spiels and events throughout the 2015-16 season.

 

 

Dawson Creek member Rob Griffiths represented the PCA A at Alberta Masters Provincials with his brother Colin at the helm - Feb 24-28 at High River, AB.  The Griffith squad lost a tough semi-final... Congrats Rob!!

 

Our 2016 annual ladies spiel was a success!  Feb 19-21 saw 16 teams take to the ice in a true triple KO format to qualify an 8-team Championship event.  In the end, it was Team Smithard - Shirley Smithard, Michelle Wingerak, Sue Lavoie and Rimitta Benning who emerged as champions after defeating Team Suderman in the final.  Some incredible costumes in the themed letter "A" were a highlight of Saturday's events...

 

A 20+ year high of 32 teams was the highlight of an awesome Farmer's / Mixed Annual Bonspiel on Jan 29-31 at the DCCC.  Marlene Maxwell and her crew of Garnet Berge, Cheryl Ireland and Glenna Beamer emerged as spiel champs, but the big winner was the DC Curling Club as we put ourselves back on the map as a destination of choice for bonspieling teams. Terrific sponsor support, combined with exceptional volunteers and a party spirit rocked our club all weekend.  Way to go everyone!!

 

Dawson Creek Team Veiner with skip Darrel Veiner, 3rd Nick Palinkas, 2nd Brad Richardson and all-star lead Glen Roszmann earned a trip to Coaldale for AB Senior Mens Provincials, Feb 16-21 by winning the B event of the Districts!  Congrats!  Team Veiner finished tied for fourth, one game out the playoffs.

 

Dawson Creek resident Tristan Steinke defended his Junior Mens Provincial title and represented Team Alberta Jan 23-31 in Stratford, Ontario, at the Canadian Junior Mens National Championship.  The boys finished only one game out of the playoffs at 6-4; tied for 4th in Canada!   News article at http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/sports/dawson-creek/dawson-creek-s-tristan-steinke-an-alberta-provincial-junior-curling-champ-for-second-straight-year-1.2150600

 

Dawson Creek's Murray Lawrence won the PCTour Challenge Division Championship as third (throwing 4th) for juvenile Team Tremblay.  A great achievement for such a young team!! And they are $2000 richer as a result!!

 

Dawson Creek's Taylor Dutka won the PCTour Junior Division Championship as part of Team Smith.  Congrats Taylor!!  News article at http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/sports/dawson-creek/junior-curling-rocks-the-peace-1.2151946

 

Dawson Creek's Jeff Ginter, with local curlers Tracy Steinke, Mark Heartt and Wayne Radke were semi-finalists in the Competitive Division at the PCTour Championships.

 

We had a record 40 teams enter the 2015 Dawson Creek Cash Spiel (our 43rd Annual) on Nov 27-29!  Over $16,000 in prize money was awarded.  Kurt Balderston of GP/Sexsmith claimed the top prize of $2500 in the competitive division. 

 

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CLUB UPDATES

FACILITY REPAIRS:

The City of Dawson Creek has scheduled our ice pad replacement for the summer of 2017!!

 

OUR LOST SEASON:

As we close the books on an unexpected and unfortunate 2014-15 year, our Board of Directors has approved the refund of all 14-15 curling dues and advertising investments.  This is a significant decision, and the right one, however it will challenge our club finances moving forward.  Please bear with us as we sort through this process in the most prudent manner.  Most importantly, recognize we want and need all of our former members and advertisers to return, and for each to bring a friend!

The optimism within our club is at an all-time high going into NEXT SEASON!!  

 

 

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