Club History

New Westminster Curling Club

New Westminster Curling Club

 

Inside of New Westminster Club

Inside of New Westminster Club

The four-sheet curling club originally named the New Westminster Curling Club was built in 1955 on the Scott Paper site, subsequently sold in May 1965 to Scott Paper and converted to a warehouse for paper products. The building is still being used today.

Construction of the now Royal City Curling Club began in August 1965 and was completed early January 1966, just in time for the Dogwood bonspiel.

Early Construction

Early Construction

The club’s first President was George Reid, the first manager was Bob Kelly, and the first ice maker was Don Bowman. Renovations were performed on the club in 1987, 1994 and again in 2013.

The Tradition

There has always been a tradition in the game of curling.  It comes from hundreds of years ago in Scotland. There was a resolution adopted by the Duddingston Curling society in 1804 that went like this: 

Resolved that the sole object of this institution is the enjoyment of the game of curling which, while it adds vigor to the body, contributes to vivacity of mind and the promotion of the social and generous feelings.”

At the Royal City Curling Club, we want to keep the tradition going. We encourage warm handshakes before and after the game and sitting with the opposition after the game, to get to know one another and share in a few lies and maybe even “tip a few”.

That’s the reason why the Royal City Curling Club has such a warm feeling when you come here and curl. Traditions are Important.

 

National Representatives From Royal City CC
 1972 - BC & Canadian Mixed Champion - Trev Fisher
 1974 - BC Seagrams Mixed Champion - Bill Kennedy
1980 - BC Ladies Champion - Joan Dexter
1985 - Senior Women's Champion - Lou Logan
 1987 - BC Junior Men's Champion - Brent Pierce
 1992 - BC Men's Champion - Jim Armstrong
 1995 - BC Ladies Champion - Marla Geiger
 1995 - BC Senior Men's Champion - Wayne Matthewson
 1996 - Men's & Ladies' Deaf Curling Champions
1996 - BC Senior Men's Champion - Ed Dezura
 1997 - BC Senior Men's Champion - Wayne Matthewson
 1998 - BC Men's Champion - Greg McAulay
 2000 - BC Canadian & World Men's Champion - Greg McAulay
2000 - BC Master Men's Champion - Trev Fisher
 2001 - BC Junior Men's Champion - Andrew Bilesky
 2001 - Canadian Olympic Trials Champion - Kelley Law
 2002 - BC Senior Men's Champion - Jamie McTavish
 2002 - Olympic Bronze Medalists - Kelley Law
2004 - BC Juvenile Women's Champions - Kayla Chandler
 2004 - BC Senior Ladies / Canadian Runner-up - Kathy Smiley
 2004 - BC Ladies Champions - Georgina Wheatcroft
 2004 - BC Men's Champions / Brier Semifinalist - Jay Peachey
 2005 - BC Senior Ladies/ Canadian Runner-up -  Kathy Smiley
 2005 - BC Senior Men's Champions - Jamie McTavish
2006 - Canadian Deaf Curling Champions - Senior Men's - Bob Collins
2007 - Canadian Deaf Curling Champions - Senior Men's - Bob Collins
 2007 - BC Masters Men's Champions - Hank Enns
 2007 - BC Masters Women's Champions - Eleanor Pierce
 2007 - BC Senior Women's Champions / Canadian Runner-up - Kathy Smiley
 2007 - BC Women's Champions - Kelley Law
 2008 - BC Mixed Champions - Bryan Miki
 2008 - BC Junior Men's Champions - Jay Wakefield
 2008 - BC & Canadian Masters Men's Champions - Rick Pughe
2009 - BC Mixed Champions - Greg Monkman
 2009 - BC Men's Champions - Sean Geall
 2009 - BC Senior Women's Champions / Canadian Runner-up - Kathy Smiley
 2009 - BC Masters Men's Champions / Canadian Runner-up - Rick Pughe
 2009 - BC Masters Women's Champions - Carol McFadden
 2012 - BC Masters Men's Champions - Rick Pughe
2013 - BC Mixed Doubles Champions - Tyler Tardi / Dezaray Hawes
2013 - BC Men's Champions - Andrew Bilesky
2014 - BC Junior Women's Champions / Canadian Runner-up - Kalia Van Osch
2014 - BC Juvenile Women's Champions - Dezaray Hawes
2014 - BC Juvenile Men's Champions - Brayden Carpenter
2015 - BC Juvenile Men's Champions / Optimist International Semi-Finalists - Matthew McCrady
2015 - BC Mixed Doubles Champions - Tyler Tardi / Dezaray Hawes
 2015 - BC Mixed Champions - Dean Joanisse
2016 - BC Junior Men's Champions / Canadian Bronze Medalists - Tyler Tardi
2016 - BC Junior Women's Champions / Canadian Runner-up - Sarah Daniels
2016 - BC Juvenile Men's Champions / Optimist International Bronze Medalists - Matthew McCrady
2017 - BC Junior Men's Champions - Tyler Tardi

 

Major Events Hosted at Royal City CC
1997 - Canadian Police National Championship
2000 - B.C. Safeway Select
2001 - JVC Women's Skins Game
2009 - World Police & Fire Championships - Curling
2012 - BC Senior Games - Ice Curling