Curling Canada honours PIC team
By Don Fennell
Published 11:07 PST, Thu March 7, 2019
Last Updated: 2:12 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021
The Pacific International Cup team is getting its due recognition.
Twenty years after the group’s extraordinary vision to begin a club championship for grassroots curlers, Curling Canada is honouring organizers with its prestigious Award of Achievement.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary April 17 to 21 at the Richmond Curling Centre, the PIC has grown from a provincial event to a hugely popular global event attracting entries from around the world. Future world champion Betty Wang’s first significant curling victory took place at the PIC.
While the club curlers come to compete, the fellowship that is synonymous with the sport is always equally appreciated and celebrated.
The core of the executive committee has been in place since the PIC began: chair Jim Schuman, vice-chair Jim Mann, director of on-ice operations Wayne Braun, sponsorship director Howie Larke and drawmaster, historian and webmaster Ettie O’Connell.