Langley’s Tracy Boyd, a relatively new wheelchair curler, is being recognized by Curl BC. (Langley Advance files)

Langley curlers scoop up provincial accolades

Curl BC will present awards to a series of athletes from the Langley Curling Centre.

A number of Langley curlers are on the list to be honoured for their contributions to the sport.

Langley’s Team Tardi, the 2018 World Junior gold medal-winning team, is among the individuals, teams, and businesses being singled out for recognition by the provincial curling organization, Curl BC.

The selection committee or the 2018 Curl BC awards had a tough time deciding on just one winner for a few awards, as there were many deserving candidates, said co-chair Terry Vandale.

Each year Curl BC celebrates and honours those who have made outstanding contributions to curling in throughout the province, with an awards banquet. This year’s event is being held June 16 in Burnaby.

This year the banquet will celebrate B.C.’s success on the national and international stage, the dedication of club volunteers and administrators towards growing curling in the province, plus the excellent work done by officials and coaches at competitive events, Vandale explained.

From young to old, Langley curlers are scooping up 2018 awards. For instance, Team Tardi once again earned the Under 21 Team of the Year title.

Consisting of skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Jordan Tardi, lead Zachary Curtis, and coach Paul Tardi, this season Team Tardi repeated as the BC Junior Men’s champions and the Canadian Junior Men’s champions, ultimately returning to the World Junior Championship and winning the gold medal.

RELATED: Team Canada vows to ‘give it all we’ve got’ in world curling finals

“Along with their incredible performances at the provincial, national and international levels, the members of Team Tardi regularly give back to aspiring youth curlers,” said awards committee co-chair George Horner.

Team Lepine, consisting of Langley’s Craig Lepine as well as curlers from Cloverdale, Royal City, and Penticton, will be given the 50-plus Team of the Year award.

Team Lepine won gold at the 2018 BC Masters Championship and silver at the 2018 Canadian Masters Championship.

Lepine and Craig McLeod also competed on the team that won the 2018 BC Senior Men’s Championship.

“Team Lepine regularly exhibits great sportsmanship both on and off the ice, continually setting an example for other curlers and acting as great promoters of the sport,” Horner said.

RELATED: Langley curler leads team to silver in national masters finals

In the meantime, Tracy Boyd is being crowned adaptive curling athlete of the year.

The 58-year-old Langley woman has only been curling for two years, but has been “extremely dedicated” to recruiting more wheelchair athletes to the sport of curling, Horner said.

Boyd regularly demonstrates what he called “great sportsmanship” and is constantly working to improve her curling skills.

She has also become a curling coach for the Special Olympics, has officiated at the BC Junior Championships, and has competed in the International Wheelchair Bonspiel Canadian Open and the BC Wheelchair Curling Championship.

RELATED: Langley curlers showing strong in playdowns

Boyd is sharing this year’s title with by Delta curler Bob MacDonald.

Curl BC is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in British Columbia.


Langley’s Tracy Boyd, a relatively new wheelchair curler, is being recognized by Curl BC. (Langley Advance files)

Just Posted

Aldergrove Easter event line-up for families staying local

Easter egg hunts in apple orchards, bouncy castles, facepainting, bunny-petting and more.

Young ukulele players wow Langley audience

The performance highlights several upcoming concerts.

Langley police seek new leads in hit and run cold case

Six years ago, someone struck a young woman with a car and drove off

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

Langley gymnasts golden at provincials

LGF and Flip City win multiple all-around champion awards

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Man driving wrong way on Highway 17 ‘seriously’ injured after crash: Surrey RCMP

Police say the driver hit a transport truck, then another car after merging from the off-ramp onto highway

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Lawsuit eyed over union-only raise for B.C. community care workers

‘Low-wage redress’ leaves 17,000 employees out, employers say

Landlord of alleged Okanagan shooter recounts deadly day

Tony Friesen was working in one of the units of his Penticton building when he heard shots

Foreign national arrested in connection to thefts at YVR

A woman, 60, is being held in police custody as Richmond RCMP investigate

Police pursue pesky porker on Vancouver Island

‘This was allegedly not the pig’s first escape’

Rare ‘Snow Tower’ tree blooming in Vancouver city park

A plant rarely grown in Canada is now flowering at the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park

Westjet tries again to dismiss proposed class-action lawsuit alleging discrimination

Former flight attendant claims airline broke contractual promise to create harassment-free workplace

Most Read