PRCL Summer Social at The Fountainhead: July 21st, 7pm to 9pm

Interested in joining our league?
Want to meet the new Board of Directors?
Find out more about the PRCL’s upcoming 2015/16 season?

Come join us at The Fountainhead (1025 Davie St) from 7pm to 9pm.

We’ve had many members ask about having a summer get together, and here it is!

We’ll be hanging out by the dart boards in the lower area. It will be a pretty informal gathering, but we’ll see about having some snacks around.

This is also a great way to support our new Gold Season Sponsor, the Fountainhead!

We’ve created a Facebook event where you can mark yourself as attending (and “Like” our Facebook page if you have not already!)
https://www.facebook.com/events/591613390981569/

Hope to see a good crowd at the Fountainhead next Tuesday!

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PRCL 2014-15 Season Results

PRCL 2014-15 League Champion, A-Division Winners and Pac Rim Cup Winners: Make It a Double! (Jack Holmes, Aaron Thompson, Brian Enns-Oldham, Mark Trowell, Jeff Berg, Travis Cooper)

PRCL 2014-15 League Champion, A-Division Winners and Pac Rim Cup Winners: Make It a Double! (Jack Holmes, Aaron Thompson, Brian Enns-Oldham, Mark Trowell, Jeff Berg, Travis Cooper).

After another exciting season wrapped up, the following teams are the new champions of their divisions for the PRCL 2014-15 season:

  • Junction (Division A): Make It a Double!
  • Numbers (Division B): The Adam Casey Experience
  • Kermodi Living Art (Division C): Gunnar
  • Mediaco (Division D): While you were sweeping
  • Cobbett & Cotton (Division E): Plan C
  • Queer Active (Division F): Sweeping Disorder

The full play-off draw is on our Draw and Results page.

Congrats as well to our League Champions (based on total season points), Make It a Double!  We’ve updated the Winner’s Circle with full team rosters!

Last night also saw Barry Watt, Verne Enright and Vern Gelette inducted in the PRCL Honour Roll for 2014/15 (Honour Roll section will be updated shortly).

The night at Junction wrapped up with presenting the Member’s Choice awards, voted by you:

  • Best Team Uniform: Asstrogliderz
  • Rookie Team of the Year: Rock of Ages
  • Most Fun Team to Play: Devils with Brooms
  • Best Team Name: Fifty Sheets of Gay
  • Most Improved Team: Tight Ends, Loose Morals
  • Most Outstanding Spare: Kirsta Frazee

Thank you to all our members for another amazing season and great curling everyone.

Also, special thanks to our dedicated PRCL Board members: Clayton Berquist, Jill Gardiner, Gerald Gunn, Victor Kazakov, Heather Kisbee, Johnny LaRusic, Kevin Mintenko, Wayne Pires, Casey Smith, and Glenn Smith (Graphics design: Christopher Ordog and Dylan Waite).

See you all on the ice for the 2015-16 season!

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Thank you for making the PRCL’s 2014/15 season so wonderful!

On behalf of the entire PRCL Board, I would like to thank everyone for making our 2014/15 season such a special and successful one!

We had a fantastic time last night at our Wind-Up Event, and hope you did too. Many thanks to the Junction for hosting us and providing such wonderful food.

We’ve uploaded some great photos on Facebook from yesterday evening’s Wind-Up Event which you can find here (thank you to Neil McLeod for being our photographer!):

Registration for our 2015/16 season will open in August. If you would like to be notified of registration details when they are released, please email pacrimcurling@gmail.com.

Have a great summer, and we’ll see you in the fall!

Johnny!
President, Pacific Rim Curling League

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We need your help!

We need volunteers to step forward for next season to help make 2015/16 the best and biggest yet! Here’s just a few ways you can help prepare for the upcoming season:

  1. Introduce us to a new, potential league sponsor
  2. Help us promote curling with another LGBTQ sports or recreational league
  3. Volunteer to help coordinate a summer social event
  4. Volunteer to march with us in the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade
  5. Join the PRCL Board as a director! We are looking for talented individuals to help fill the following roles:
    • President
    • Membership Coordinator
    • Pac Rim Cup Coordinator

Email us at pacrimcurling@gmail.com for more information!

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2015 AGM/Wind-Up Presentation

Below is a copy of the slide deck from yesterday evening’s AGM/Wind-Up presentation. If you have any questions about the content, email us at pacrimcurling@gmail.com!

2014-15 AGM/Wind-Up Event Presentation

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PRCL Membership Survey: Your questions answered! (Part Three)

Johnny here with the final batch of your questions and comments from the PRCL Membership Survey. Thank you to everyone who filled it in and left some great feedback! I hope you enjoyed this series.

As always, come say hello if you’d like to follow-up a question in person! You can also email us at pacrimcurling@gmail.com.

Consider having games on Saturday. No more 9pm games.
Unfortunately, Saturdays are prime rental time for the club, and there’s new leagues starting next year on Saturday (folks migrating from the shuttered North Shore Winter Club). This league is hard enough to organize over 2 days, let alone 3, so I don’t think this will be happening anytime soon. 9pm Monday draws are here to stay.

Lower fees using legacy or cuts.
I want to see us find a way to lower fees as well. Almost 90% of your fees are just us passing along the cost of ice and membership fees from the VCC. So, we can cut here and there, but it’s not going to make a large dent in your fees. Truly, lowering fees is going to come from really ramping up sponsorship.

Pac Rim Cup should cut back on the “themes”.
I think it’s important for us to distinguish our bonspiel.  It’s meant to be a party after all!

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Year end ‘Wind-Up Event’: April 12 at the Junction (4 to 7pm)

Mark your calendar’s for our year end finale!

  • When: Sunday, April 12 (4 to 7 pm)
  • Where: The Junction Pub (1138 Davie St.)

We’ll be cooking up some great food and drinks for everyone, and we’re of course hoping for a nice day to lounge on the patio!

Later in the evening we’ll do a quick Annual General Meeting to discuss our past season, celebrate our league winners from the past season, as well as add another key league builder to the PRCL Honour Roll.

PLEASE RSVP by April 6th 10pm to get a free beer and help us cut down on wasted food! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PRCL-RSVP

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PRCL Membership Survey: Your questions answered! (Part Two)

Johnny here, back to answer more of your questions and comments from the PRCL Membership Survey. If you have not yet already filled it out, do it today and you could win $100 off your membership next year!

As always, come say hello if you’d like to follow-up a question in person! You can also email us at pacrimcurling@gmail.com.

Question time!

My only statement is that as we approach big events such as the Pac Rim that the draw be posted a little bit sooner. A few days prior to was not really enough time to organize some of the other things I needed to get done in my other life.
Sorry! It was a bit of a scramble this year to get a 32nd team – it changes things quite a bit. We did get everyone’s Friday game out a week beforehand.

Don’t lose the team photos.
Yup.

Keep Johnny as President
Aww!

Have a Halloween bonspiel.
We can’t do a bonspiel, but would anyone like to help us organize a Halloween party that weekend of games?

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PRCL Membership Survey: Your questions answered!

Johnny here — if you haven’t already, please complete the PRCL Membership Survey. You could win $100 off your membership next year, and it’s a great way to provide us feedback.

Browsing through the responses so far, I thought I’d take a few minutes to answer a few comments that have been shared so far. I may try and do a follow-up post after we close the survey.

Me and the rest of the PRCL Board are always happy to chat, so come say hello if you’d like to follow-up a question in person! You can also email us at pacrimcurling@gmail.com. OK, on to the questions…

Can we have the standings updated in a timelier manner?
We try our best to update them as quickly as possible, but it requires having someone to stick around until after the Monday draws are finished to collect the results. Sometimes, it just doesn’t happen. Sorry!

Any movements between rankings (A-F) should be limited to 1 level per round, not 2 as it severely impacts the game being played.
This is something our drawmasters are looking into for next year. We want to have some movement so teams aren’t always playing the same 12 teams.

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PRCL Playoffs Draw Now Available!

Please find your playoff brackets and draw times in the usual spot: prcl.ca/draw

Quarterfinals are next Sunday and Monday (March 22/23); Semi-finals are Sunday, March 29, and Finals are Monday March 30. If you win your semi-final on Sunday, you’ll play again the next night on Monday.

There are no ties in playoffs! Teams break ties through a draw to the button. One player from each team will throw one rock, the closer to the button will win. Teams may sweep their own rocks (i.e. sweeping the opponent’s rock behind the T-line is not permitted).

2014/15 Membership Survey

The PRCL Board relies on your feedback to help improve how we deliver a great curling experience to our membership, plus it’s an easy way to win $100 of next year’s membership!
It’s completely anonymous, and only takes 15 minutes!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PRCL-2014-15

RSVP for the PRCL Wind-Up Event

Mark your calendar’s for our year end finale!

  • When: Sunday, April 12 (4 to 7 pm)
  • Where: The Junction Pub (1138 Davie St.)

We’ll be cooking up some great food and drinks for everyone, and we’re of course hoping for a nice day to lounge on the patio!
Later in the evening we’ll do a quick Annual General Meeting to discuss our past season, celebrate our league winners from the past season, as well as add another key league builder to the PRCL Honour Roll.
PLEASE RSVP by April 4th, 2015 to get a free beer and help us cut down on wasted food! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PRCL-RSVP

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