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2017/18 Bonspiel Dates

November 24-26, 2017 - Peace Curling Tour
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January 19-20, 2018 MS Funspiel

February 2-4, 2018 - DMI Pulpspiel

March 2-4, 2018 - Ladies Bonspiel

March 16-18, 2018  - Oilmens Bonspiel

March 23-25, 2018 - Closing

PRCC History

The Peace River Curling Club was founded in October 1942 where weekly leagues were played in the old curling rink located where ATB Financial currently is. On October 27, 1973 the Peace River Curling Club held their grand opening in the current building. Ten community-minded people took the initiative to raise the funds and build a new rink. The plan, at that time, was to have a three phase development. There was to be a curling rink, a skating rink and across the alley, a new arena. It was a heavy blow when the plan was abandoned in favor of an arena project in the north end of town. However, thanks to the efforts of all the volunteers, numerous businesses and contractors in the community, the new curling rink became a reality.

On May 6, 2000, the 25 year mortgage was burned at a celebration with 200 people attending. The past executives worked hard to ensure the debt would be paid to the town. The current and recent past executives have balanced budgets and applied for grants to continually improve the club. In May 2010 renovations were done to the building both inside and out to enhance the club’s appeal.

There are currently two Mens' Leagues, one Ladies’ League, a Mixed League, a Junior Curling Program and an Adult Learn to Curl night. The building is also rented to individuals and groups.

The club has now been in its current location since 1973 and has been a source of enjoyment for many curlers, past and present. Curling in Peace River continues to provide socialization time and some good clean fun! 2012 will present a mile stone for the Club as it will celebrate its 70th Anniversary, plans are already underway!

“Being in this building feels like home to me.” Says Maureen Bennis, long-time resident and avid curler. This statement emphasizes the impact the curling club has had on curlers in Peace River. Over the years, many people have come and gone from this club, but those special memories and friendships will never be forgotten!

 

Written by Linda Couillard-L’abbe

(Information taken from Mortgage Burning Speech by Elmer Ford, January 1999 and from the Record Gazette, May 2, 2000)