The Club and the Community
Club's Benefits to the Community …
  • recreation service & health benefits
  • economic benefits & tourism
  •  community venue & public facility
Recreation Service: Health benefits to a community by providing a place to play and an activity for leisure, through a well organized and administered leagues and sport facility. This is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Economic Benefits & Tourism:
  Many out-of town curlers come, stay the weekend eating, sleeping and shopping in Gibson's. Many out of town curlers having come to know Gibsons then return in the summer months with their families.
The club has also provided annual seasonal employment for an ice technician. Our suppliers and trades people are local businesses (except for specialized curling equipment.)
Community Venue:
The facility serves as a venue for many community meetings, events and celebrations. These include events such as
  • annual company bonspiels such as the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Bonspiel, Town of Gibsons Employee Bonspiel, Teachers' Bonspiel and the Rotary Bonspiel
  • summer months events: Gibsons and District Trade Fair; Air Cadets Parade & Banquet; Sea Cavalcade Dance & Events, Minor Ball Banquets & Car Washes; SCRD Referee Clinics; Sport Photo Shoots; Terry Fox Run; Flea Markets; Dances; Boy Scout Manure Sale; Weddings
  •  winter: meeting venue for Ferry Union, Chamber of Commerce, Mount Elphinstone Recreation Committee, event venue: retirement parties, anniversary parties, annual open house
  •  Curling bonspiels: many competition and open bonspiel tournaments are held each year including annual provincial area zone competition events.
 
League Players Today:
180 curling members ( 52 women, 103 men & 25 juniors )

Current League Play: 
  • mid-October to end-March with 2 week break at Christmas
  • weekday evenings with competitive, ladies, men's and mixed leagues
  • weekdays- men's day league (2 afternoons per week) & juniors (1 afternoon per week)
Special Programmes:
The club offers special programs in addition to it regular daily league play:
  • adult beginners intro. league
  • school students through their physical education programs
  • junior programs  (children 10 to 18 years)  follow the Can.Curl Program
  • referee clinics with BC Curl
  • ice technician courses BC Curl
  • learn to curl and skill development clinics
The members …
The club is a non-profit society, open to anyone and everyone. It does not operate as a private club; rather it strives to keep playing fees as low as possible to encourage curlers, young, old, new or experienced from all walks of life. It can keep fees low only by its' members strength, initiative and dedication at keeping the club a going concern.
The Club could not function without the help of volunteers. They are essential to run all the programs and events held by the Club throughout the year and to keep fees low. Volunteering is a gratifying experience and you will meet many other great people.