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History

History

The Quesnel Curling Centre started in 1935 with the help of a Mr. Harry Joyce who had just won $10,000 in a sweepstakes, actually a Newfoundland Sweepstakes. Mr. Joyce used the money to buy materials to build a 2-sheet curling rink and he sold $200 demand notes to curlers and also charged dues. Harry Joyce, Lloyd Harper, Gavin Dezell and George Miller were the founders of what is now the Quesnel Curling Centre. The original building was with natural ice and curlers had to buy their own rocks or borrow them from someone else.

The Quesnel Curling Centre was incorporated as a non-profit society in 1953 and has maintained that status ever since, run by volunteers and now has one full-time and two part-time staff.

We have six sheets of excellent curling ice available from the long weekend in October to the middle of March. Our ice technician and Manager is Dave Plant.

We have a concession with a full menu selection and is generally open whenever there is curling taking place. Come down and have lunch or supper. They also do Catering for all kinds of functions large or small. For information regarding catering please see the Kitchen Manager.

Our upstairs Lounge has a pool table and other games available and has an excellent view of the curling sheets below. There are TV's showing the far house on every sheet of ice. This area is great for banquets and special occasions and is available to the general public to rent. Contact our office at 250-992-5813 or email us at qcurlingcentre@gmail.com.

We are the "Home Centre" of Alison Duddy Canada's GOLD medal winner at the 2015 Wheel Chair Championships. She was CurlBC's disabled athlete of the year in 2012/13. Alison is also a two time National Silver Medalist and was named the all-star lead at the 2013 and 2015 NationalsWe are honoured to have her as a member of our Centre.