Lorry Cann 1931-2021

August 13, 2021 update:

Donations in Lorry’s name can be made via Interac e-Transfer (no security question needed) to kaslocurling@gmail.com. Thank you so much to those who have asked about this!

Lorry at our Kaslo 125 Open House in 2018

The Kaslo Curling Club was saddened to hear of the passing of Lorry Cann, a lifetime club member, on July 22, 2021.

Lorry and his wife Rose, also a lifetime club member, were indispensable at the club for decades. Lorry dedicated several years to bringing along the next generation of curlers, and his name is on many of the trophies that line the club walls.

Even after Lorry stopped curling (and that wasn’t too long ago!), he and Rose would drop by the lounge to watch the occasional Friday night game, and they were sure to check out the Kaslo Bonspiel every January. It was always a joy to talk curling strategy with him, and his enthusiasm for the sport knew no bounds.

The Kaslo Curling Club owes a great debt to Lorry Cann for keeping the spirit of curling alive and strong in Kaslo for many years, and he will be missed.

Lorry supervises his sweepers circa 1975


Update Mar 25, 2021: World Mixed Doubles Championship dates confirmed.

With the reinstatement of the Women’s World Curling Championship (moved from Switzerland into the Calgary bubble), there will be curling to watch well into May!

The Canadian Men’s Championship (the “Brier”) starts tonight at 5:30 pm, shown live on TSN.   Games are also uploaded to the Curling Canada YouTube site a day or two later:  https://www.youtube.com/c/curlingcanada/videos.

Canadian championship games going back several years (Scotties, Brier, Juniors, Seniors, etc) can also be found under Curling Canada’s YouTube playlists:  https://www.youtube.com/c/curlingcanada/playlists

World championship games can be found under the World Curling Federation’s YouTube playlists:  https://www.youtube.com/c/WorldCurlingTV/playlists

There are also Mixed Doubles Championships and Grand Slam events coming up.

March 5 – 14: Canadian Men’s Championship (TSN, Curling Canada YouTube)

March 18 – 25: Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship (TSN, Curling Canada YouTube)

April 2 – 11: World Men’s Championship (TSN, World Curling Federation YouTube)

April 14 – 18: Champions Cup – Grand Slam event (Sportsnet, no archive )

April 20 – 25: Players’ Championship – Grand Slam event (Sportsnet, no archive)

April 30 – May 9: World Women’s Championship (TSN, World Curling Federation YouTube)

May 17 – 23: World Mixed Doubles Championship (TSN, World Curling Federation YouTube )

So you can snuggle in until long after the snow melts and watch curling!

KCC Shut Down as of Feb 16

Due to the latest PHO extension prohibiting adult team sports, the KCC Board recently moved to:
–  shut down the season effective last Tuesday Feb 16th,
–  refund 75% of all League and Afternoon dues, and
–  not refund the $20 memberships or $15 locker fees

PLEASE email kaslocurling@gmail.com after FEB 28th if you are expecting a refund but haven’t heard from us by then.

PLEASE return any club equipment that you borrowed, or you can bring in your 10-pack card for a refund during the following times:

Sat, Feb 20:  1 – 3 pm
Tue, Feb 23:  5:30 – 7 pm
Fri, Feb 26:  1 – 3 pm

Bar cards will be carried over to next season by default, but the unused portion can also be refunded this year (normally bar cards are non-refundable).  Please let us know if you want that.

Of course, this is a sad but not surprising end to our season.

However, we got more curling in than a lot of clubs, and the decision to stay open this long meant our junior curlers got in their usual 12 sessions instead of just 4.

The 1 on 1 format also went over surprisingly well, running from Jan 18th to Feb 13th:  11 members rented the ice 35 times, which brought in $490 to the club.  It’s definitely worth doing again even after COVID, as it’s great for people who want to work on their game without the team component and/or if they have difficulty sweeping.

Have a great spring and summer everyone, and cross your fingers that we can be back on the ice again this fall.