CANADIAN BRANCH CURLING
About the Branch
 
Branch History

Branch Brother Hood Branch Beginnings Past Presidents

 
 

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

 
     
 
  November 3, 2016  
  The Canadian Branch announced they have reaffirmed their commitment to Curling Quebec (CQ) and Ottawa Valley Curling Association (OVCA). The Canadian Branch events for this year will include the Quebec Challenge Cup, the Governor General's double-rink competition, the Gordon International Medal, the Tim Caverly Junior Christmas bonspiel and the Pat Lid club competition. Tom Labelle, president of the Canadian Branch, said "The working relationship with Marc-André Robitaille from CQ and the OVCA is extremely strong and we share a common vision for curling ".