Duncan Curling & Totem Pole Tour

Jan
11
When: Saturday, Jan 11, 2020, 9:15AM - 4:00PM
Where:

3191 Sherman Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 4B3

Add to CalendarDuncan Curling & Totem Pole Tour 01/11/2020 09:15 AM01/11/2020 04:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverTrip Information About CurlingCurling has a long and rich history. While its origins are lost in the mists of time, Scottish curlers already were playing the game by the beginning of the 16th century on frozen ponds and lochs.Their earliest equipment included stones formed by nature, each one unique. These stones often curved, or “curled,” as they slid down the ice, and the players used besoms or brooms to clear snow and debris from the path of the stones.Today, curling is a game of strategy, finesse and strength, contested by teams generally comprised of four players. The principle of curling is simple – get your stone closer the center of the target circles, called the “house,” than your opponent. Players of all skill levels can participate and compete even at older ages than most sports allow.Respect, honor and tradition are core elements of the game. Curlers are close knit and you can rely on a warm welcome in curling clubs throughout the world. Camaraderie among players is inherent in the sport and tradition calls for both teams to sit together after a game, discussing what was and what might have been.About the Totem Tour Walk (optional)Proudly living up to the name “The City of Totems”, Duncan has over 40 beautifully carved totems scattered all around the City. With rich history behind each totem, it is a “Must See” on your visit to Duncan. Embark on a journey of culture and history by following the yellow footprints and start the self-guided walking tour. You are welcome to explore downtown Duncan at your own leisure. What to wear: Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walkingWarm clothes while Curling (gloves, toque, warm socks) What to bring:Pack flat rubber soled shoes (clean running shoes or skate shoes) - you MUST have a second pair of shoes for the iceUmbrella or rain coat Water bottle Money if you wish to shopSnacks & lunch (or money for food)A backpack to carry all your itemsCameraMeeting Location: VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (2nd floor) at 9:15 amTrip Includes:Round-trip transportation to Duncan, curling lesson and ice time (approximately 2 hours), Totem Pole Walking Tour (optional), and free time downtown Duncan. Policies, Health & SafetyWe have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.How to Sign UpOur activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.You will need to have your:Student card,Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm – 1 pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor International Commons.Waiver FormPlease read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.ContactDayna Baxter – Activity Program Coordinatordayna.baxter@viu.ca  250-753-3245 x 2737 3191 Sherman Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 4B3false

CC Road Trips - Duncan Curling & Totem Pole Tour

Trip Information 

About Curling

Curling has a long and rich history. While its origins are lost in the mists of time, Scottish curlers already were playing the game by the beginning of the 16th century on frozen ponds and lochs.

Their earliest equipment included stones formed by nature, each one unique. These stones often curved, or “curled,” as they slid down the ice, and the players used besoms or brooms to clear snow and debris from the path of the stones.

Today, curling is a game of strategy, finesse and strength, contested by teams generally comprised of four players. The principle of curling is simple – get your stone closer the center of the target circles, called the “house,” than your opponent. Players of all skill levels can participate and compete even at older ages than most sports allow.

Respect, honor and tradition are core elements of the game. Curlers are close knit and you can rely on a warm welcome in curling clubs throughout the world. Camaraderie among players is inherent in the sport and tradition calls for both teams to sit together after a game, discussing what was and what might have been.

About the Totem Tour Walk (optional)

Proudly living up to the name “The City of Totems”, Duncan has over 40 beautifully carved totems scattered all around the City. With rich history behind each totem, it is a “Must See” on your visit to Duncan. Embark on a journey of culture and history by following the yellow footprints and start the self-guided walking tour. You are welcome to explore downtown Duncan at your own leisure. 

What to wear: 

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking
  • Warm clothes while Curling (gloves, toque, warm socks)

 What to bring:

  • Pack flat rubber soled shoes (clean running shoes or skate shoes) - you MUST have a second pair of shoes for the ice
  • Umbrella or rain coat 
  • Water bottle 
  • Money if you wish to shop
  • Snacks & lunch (or money for food)
  • A backpack to carry all your items
  • Camera

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (2nd floor) at 9:15 am

Trip Includes:

Round-trip transportation to Duncan, curling lesson and ice time (approximately 2 hours), Totem Pole Walking Tour (optional), and free time downtown Duncan. 

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.

Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm – 1 pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor International Commons.

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

Contact

Dayna Baxter – Activity Program Coordinator
dayna.baxter@viu.ca  
250-753-3245 x 2737

 

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