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.




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


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
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:
John Nicholson: 604.614.8867 E-mail:


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).


63rd Annual BC Fire Fighters Curling Championship

63rd Annual BC Fire Fighters Curling Championship will be hosted on January 27 – 31, 2021 at the  Fort Rupert Curling Club (Port Hardy). Hosted by the Port Hardy Fire Department.

More information to follow on our Events page in the coming months.


** How do I get to the Events page?**
You go to the top task bar and select Events and you pick one of the drop down menus you are looking for i.e. Hotel info., Itinerary, Awards Banquet and more. I have attached a picture below to help navigate the website. More info to follow.

Screen Cap websiteClick on the image to enlarge.

2020 BC Firefighters Curling Championship

2020 BC Firefighters Championship
February 5 – 9, 2020

This years event was hosted by the Emergency Services Curling League at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster. The event was attended by 20 teams from across BC.

Thank you to all of our trophy sponsors (see list below) for providing the hardware and to Bob Leffler for running the raffles and 50/50 throughout the event.

Congratulations to Team Thulin (Dean Thulin, Ken Dawson, Rob Robinson, Kevin Maxwell) winning the Championship. Best of luck to your team at the Canadians in Charlottetown, PEI.

2020 BCFFC Champions






Thank you to all the attendees for another successful bonspiel. See you next year in Port Hardy!


Trophy Sponsors:

  • A Event – Kelowna Local 953
  • B Event – District of North Vancouver Local 1183
  • C Event – New Westminster Fire Local 256
  • Out House – Terminal City Works
  • Most Sportsman – Burnaby Fire Local 323


Division Winners

  • Championship Winner: Dean Thulin – Campbell River
  • A-Event Winner: Dean Thulin – Campbell River
  • B- Event Winner: Rob Hambley – Abbotsford
  • C- Event Winner: Mike Caton – Vancouver
  • D-Event Winner: Doug Marshall – District North Vancouver
  • Out House Winner: Darcy Taylor – Victoria
  • Most Sportsmanlike: Cary Prinse – Chilliwack


A Division Finalists

  • 2nd A Event: Rob Hambley – Abbotsford
  • 3rd A Event: Gerald Ferguson – Parksville
  • 4th A Event: Steve Errington – Vancouver


B Division Finalists

  • 2nd B Event: Jim – Nedelak – Vancouver
  • 3rd B Event: Jeremy McNulty – YVR/Vancouver
  • 4th B Event: Gerald Ferguson – Parksville


C Division Finalists

  • 2nd C Event: Hardy Boys – Port Hardy
  • 3rd C Event: Steve Hardy – Burnaby
  • 4th C Event: Peter Popovich – Delta


D Division Finalists

  • 2nd D Event: Rick Euper – Kelowna
  • 3rd D Event: Steve Errington – Vancouver
  • 4th D Event: Rob Pfoh – Vancouver


Out House Finalists

  • 2nd Out House: Kevin Broadbent – North/West Vancouver
  • 3rd Out House: Danny Collins – Vancouver
  • 4th Out House: James Holmes – West Vancouver


Long Service Awards:

  • 30 Years: Ken Dawson
  • 20 Years: Rob Robinson