2021-2022 Curling Update

The Canadian Firefighter Curling association this year is giving every province $5000.00 from the fund raising as they did last year.

The Canadian Firefighter Curling association are also going to be donating another $10,000.00 to each province to donate to the charity of their choice. This donation can be split into two different charities if we would like.

At the Executive Meeting on July 21 we collectively selected the following three charities that we would like to donate to.

The BC Burn Fund
The BC Jr. Curling
The Children’s Hospital.

We would like each member to go to our BCFFCA Facebook page and cast a vote in the comments. Select two of the above charities to
whom you think we should donate this money to.

Vote Here: BCFFCA Facebook

**Only BCFFCA members votes will count**

Please reply by July 31, 2021


The BC FireFighters Championship Bonspiel will be held January 26-30
2022 at Tunnel Town Curling in Tsawwassen. More details to come.

The Passing Of Ed Ferleyko

Ed Ferleyko , retd BFD , passed away this June 19th, at the age of 75 . He was diagnosed in January of this year, with an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer . Gone to soon !! Fast Eddy !!! Ed was hired in July of 1971, and retired July of 2003 as a captain. Ed was born in Saskatchewan , must of been on a farm because, Eddy was a farm boy ,thru and thru . He loved his side job , landscaping , he felt right at home on his John Deere tractor . He would have that tractor off the trailer, moving dirt and rock, before the homeowner had told him what he wanted. Fast Eddy !! Family was very important to Ed , and his wife Dianne . Both had large families back on the prairies , and they liked to come visit the west coast . When they came , they all came !! Another love of Ed’s was curling . Ed was quite successful in the firefighters curling provincial playdowns . Winning the province , and heading to the nationals three times . Eds biggest curling claim to fame would be going to the nationals in 1986 in Montreal on the John Campbell rink , and bringing home the championship to BC. In the process, beating World and Canadian champion, Ed Werenich “The Wrench” , representing S Ontario , in the semi final . One final story, Fast Eddy , was strong like bull , be careful ! Teammate Dave Tory on a road trip , decided to tweak Eds substantial nose. MISTAKE . Fast Eddy inverted Daves nose to an extreme that he would have drowned in rain storm . Daves nose didn’t recover for days . RIP SNIFFLES

The Passing of Jim McGrath

It is with great sadness that we announce the  passing of the passing of Jim McGrath, long time member of the SOFFCA and truly an icon in the curling world.
Jim had been battling cancer for the past few years and passed away on January 15, 2021.
Our thoughts and condolences are extended to Jim’s family and friends from the curling and firefighting worlds.

2021 JIM MCGRATH CURLING

 

COVID 19 UPDATE

Hello Everyone ,
Since my last email to you…..i have received several emails with concerns about curling this year.
unfortunately we are going through a tuff period …. dealing with this COVID 19 protocol.
So  Friday Nov.13 until further notice curling is cancelled.
I thought long and hard about this Decision to Cancel the Friday Morning Curling League this year.
Hopefully we can revisit this Decision in January.
Also there are still 6 or so still working (the FRONT LINE ) and are also dealing with issues from work with Covid 19.
If we did continue ….at the best we would only see 14 guys show up……which i feel isn’t really worth it ….. plus i don’t want  to pay for ice we don’t use.
Also for the 3 Guys that have paid …. i will send you back an e transfer by email later today or tomorrow.
I hope everyone understands this was a stuff decision for me.
As for the BC Provincials…they are still trying to Figure things out ……i will keep you updated as i get more info.
Feel free to email me back .
Steve E.

Friday Morning Curling is here again!!

**Due to Covid19 Royal City Curling Club has NEW guidelines in place for the 2020 curling season.**
Please follow the link below and and read through all of the new guidelines as well as every curler must fill out the COVID & RELEASE OF LIABILITY WAIVERS

Royal City Curling Club Guidlines

SEPTEMBER 2020 – COVID UPDATE

COVID & RELEASE OF LIABILITY WAIVERS *Must fill out the two forms before curling*

Royal City Waiver-Age of Majority

Royal City Covid – 19 Declaration


 

Welcome back curlers! It is another year and time to be thinking of sliding and sweeping (otherwise known as curling).

We are encouraging new members to come out and give curling a try. It doesn’t matter if you are a pro or never thrown a rock before. Learn the game and be part of the rich history and tradition of curling. Come out and enjoy the great hospitality of Emergency Services Curling League and have a great time while you are there.
Good curling and most of all Good Friends make lasting Friendships. Enjoy!!!

Date: October 23th 2020
PLACE: ROYAL CITY CURLING CLUB IN NEW WESTMINSTER
TIME: 0930 hrs. – Games begin at 0930 hrs.
(0830hrs practice time)
COST: $ 95.00 – $100.00 Approximately

For more information contact:
Steve Errington: 604.802.0915 E-mail: errington1420@gmail.com
John Nicholson: 604.614.8867 E-mail: johnnyfire70@shaw.ca

 

The Passing of Peter Popovich

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Peter Popovich, age 62, on August 19 from a massive heart attack in the middle of the night.

Peter was a long-term member of our BC Firefighters Curling Association. His smile and laughter will be deeply missed.

RIP Peter.

Service details to follow (if permitted due to COVID).