North Shore Winter Club to host 2011 BC Junior Curling Championships
Curl BC is pleased to announce that the 2011 BC Junior Men’s & Women’s Curling Championships have been awarded to the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver. This event will run from December 27-31, 2010.
The top eight junior men’s and women’s teams in BC will battle for the titles and berths into the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Calgary, AB, January 29 – February 5, 2011. The BC Championships will begin with full event round-robins followed by three-team playoffs.
The BC Junior Curling Championships have produced seven national junior championship teams skipped by Jerry Caughlin (Oliver – 1961), Sandra Plut (Kamlops – 1982), Jodi Sutton-Green (Oliver – 1986), Julie Sutton-Skinner (Oliver/Kelowna – 1987), Mike Wood (Victoria – 1988), Dean Joanisse (Esquimalt – 1989) and Brad Kuhn (Kelowna – 2000). Most recently, Dailene Sivertson’s Victoria foursome won silver at the 2010 Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championship.
The North Shore Winter Club was first formed in 1958 as a combined skating and curling rink. It had 10 sheets of ice, four of which could be converted into skating ice. In 1991 the 10 sheet facility was dismantled and a new 8 sheet rink was constructed. In 1999, they merged with the North Vancouver Recreation Commission’s curling program to provide the only public venue for curling on the North Shore.