The "Branch"was once the governing body for curling in Quebec. In 1852, the Montreal and Quebec City Curling Clubs sought affiliation with the Royal Caledonian Curling Club and hence the "Branch" was born.
Today the Canadian Branch is an autonomous organization, and facilitates events with the Ottawa Valley Curling Association (OVCA), the Grand National Curling Club of America (GNCC), and Curling Quebec (CQ) member clubs. This allows club curlers to match their skills against other similar players. The Branch is divided into five districts, four of which are located in the province of Québec, outside the Outaouais region.
The Branch oversees the following annual competitions:
- Canadian Branch Pat Lid
- Governor Generals (restricted to OVCA and CQ clubs)
- Gordon International Medal
- Quebec Challenge
- Tim Caverly Christmas Bonspiel
The costs per club is $25 for members to play in any of these events