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Season 2022/23


Meeting Notice: Esquimalt Curling Club Annual General Meeting
Date: Sunday, March 12 2023, 12:45 pm
Location: Curling Club Lounge – Archie Browning Sports Centre.

Meeting Agenda

   1. Approval of Agenda
   2. Minutes of Last Meeting
   3. Reports
      a. President’s Report
      b. Treasurer’s Report
   4. Budget 2023-24
   5. Elections
   6. Q and A
   7. Curler of the Year



It is with great sadness that we morn the loss of Al Swanson, our friend and previous ice maker at Esquimalt Curling Club. 



Curler of the Year Nominations
Do you know someone who has contributed to the Esquimalt Curling Club and feel that they should be recognized? Here is your chance to nominate that person to attain the ''Curler of the Year'' award.
This award is presented at the Club Championship Luncheon to the curler who best displays the following characteristics:
1.    This curler should be a regular member and curler in the Esquimalt Curling Club.
2.    This curler has shown an interest in standing for office or holds office at this time.
3.    This curler regularly attends curling functions of his/her league and the league games.
4.    This curler makes an extra effort to see that the league is or becomes more successful.
5.    This curler's attitude towards fellow curlers is correct and shows good sportsmanship.
6.    This curler abides by the code of curling ethics.
7.    This curler actively promotes curling and contributes to the betterment of the Curling Club.
This award will be presented by the Esquimalt Curling Club to the Esquimalt curler for his/her efforts during the current season.
All nominations must be received by February 24, 2023 for consideration. Please give or email nominations to Len Hanischuk ldh9@shaw.ca or Cheryl Eason  esqcctreasure@gmail.ca
Only you can give back to those that volunteer to make our club as successful as it is. Please take the time to nominate someone for this time-honoured award.
Al Teasdale
President, Esquimalt Curling Club


Ice Maker Alex Horvath is Going to the Brier!

The four-man team of Jaques Gauthier, Sterling Middleton, Jason Ginter and Alex Horvath, based out of the Victoria Curling Club, will represent BC at this year's Tim Hortons Brier after winning the BC Men's Curling Championships held in Chilliwack, BC over the weekend.

You will have seen Alex Horvath around the Esquimalt Curling Club as he has been working with Al Sutherland to perform ice maintenacne.

In 2019, Tardi and Middleton added Alex Horvath to the team and won the provincial junior title. At the 2019 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, they won the national championship and went on to win the 2019 World Junior Curling Championships.

Team Gauthier will go on to represent Team BC at the 2023 Tim Horton’s Brier in London, ON from March 3-12, 2023.

Congratulations Alex! We all wish you the best in London.

Esquimalt Curling Club
Esquimalt Curling Club
Esquimalt Curling Club


Practice Ice Availability for Esquimalt Curling Club Members - starting October 2, 2023

Please sign the attendence sheet when you arrive. The clipboard will be hanging up by the doors inside the ice rink. Note that scheduled bonspiels pre-empt practice times.

Day of the Week Practice Time
Monday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Friday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Sunday no practice ice available


Message to Club League Representatives:
There will be a Curling Club Board Meeting Wednesday December 7, 2022 at 7:00pm in the Curling Lounge. If you cannot make the meeting please find a representative from your League.


8 Ender - Wednesday Men's
Skip: Mike Barwick
Third: Tony Steel
Second: Joey Vaesen
Lead: Paul Henderson

Esquimalt Curling Club
October 19, 2022

Esquimalt Curling Club
Esquimalt Curling Club
Esquimalt Curling Club


Hello Curlers
While it is only early in September, a lot of things have been going on.  If you are a member at Victoria Curling Club, you may know they have been experiencing some mechanical issues which has caused a delay in getting their ice in.  As a result, a couple of events have been moved to the Archie Browning Sport Centre.
So first up, the curling events at the BC 55+ games are now taking place (Sep 13-17) at Esquimalt.  Al Sutherland and his crew are already busy getting the ice installed.  The following weekend (Sep 23-25), Esquimalt will be hosting a World Curling Tour Mixed Doubles Cashspiel.   
In addition, a competitive Japanese Men's team (part of the Japanese National program) is looking for some twice daily practice ice from Sep 19 – 27.  Although a few leagues are making use of the early ice, it looks like we can accommodate the Japanese with a few minor changes.
Finally, please don’t forget about our annual Open House on Sunday, Sep 25 from 1-4 pm. (after the finish of the cashspiel). 
Dust off your curling gear, come down and throw a few rocks and meet other members of the Club (and maybe the Japanese team).  Members of the Doubles League will be available to assist anyone looking to try doubles curling. 
We have postponed the Learn to Curl clinic to later in the season so that it might be Integrated with other Esquimalt programs – meaning there will be lots of practice ice for the Open House. 

Al Teasdale
ECC President


The following leagues are accepting new teams or indiviual players. Contact the league representatives for more information or to register.

  • Doubles (open)
  • Monday Afternoon Ladies
  • Tuesday Evening Ladies
  • Golden Girls
  • Friday Afternoon Ladies
  • Rebels (mixed)
  • Senior Mixed


Club Coach Course

  • 2 Days or approx. 14 hours of training
  • Course Fees: Curl BC Member $157.50 / Non-Member $197.50

The Club Coach/Instructor course focuses on the club curler. This program is designed to enhance the skill set of the coach/instructor who function primarily at the club level, be it with beginner curlers from youth to master age groups. Participants must be a minimum of 16 years old. At this workshop you will learn about:

  • making ethical decisions and emergency action plans
  • volunteer recruitment and recognition
  • curling technique, skill analysis & intro in strategy
  • starting a junior program
  • coaching teams to their first bonspiel
  • working with special interest groups and lots more

Registration link: https://bc.curling.io/en/products/6136-club-coach-course-victoria-curling-club

Location: Victoria Curling Club, 1952 Quadra St, Victoria BC V8T 4C2

Dates: September 24, 25 2022

Registration deadline: Thursday, September 15th, 2022

REFUND POLICY: a cancellation fee of $25 will be incurred for withdrawals after the registration closes. Cancellations before registration closes will be fully reimbursed.

Additional inquiries can be emailed to pcseke@curlbc.ca


Message to League Representatives:
There will be an Esquimalt Curling Club Board Meeting Wednesday August 24, 2022 in the curling lounge at 7:00pm. If you have not received an Agenda, please email our Board Secretary. If you cannot make the meeting please send a representative from your League.


It is with substantial sadness to inform you all that we have lost one of the great members of Curling in Victoria.  Stew Thomson passed away peacefully on August 4, 2022.  Stew was an amazing person and lived a remarkable life. We feel so lucky that we got to know him and that he was a part of Curling in Esquimalt.



Website Administration Enhancements
The website has been updated to provide User Guides to all of the features offered through the Administration screens. These are divided up between "League" and "Event" User Guides and are filled with features that you may not have been aware of.

We have also added 2 new features so that you can find pre-existing draw schedules for Bonspiels or for your League. This should make it easier for draw masters to find schedules that have been proven to work in the past and helps streamline the process to get your schedule posted to the website.

If you have Administration access, please read the User Guides and find out how much you can do to enhance our online presence. User Guides are found at the bottom left of the Administration page under Helpful Information.

  • League Administration Website Guide
  • Event Administration Website Guide
  • Example League Schedule

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