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REMINDER: International Tankard

52nd Anniversary International Tankard – March 7-9, 2014

MoPac is now accepting applications to be submitted to the International Tankard Committee. The International Tankard is a friendly competition between the two regions, Washington State and British Columbia. Teams are made up of club members whose volunteer efforts have furthered the sport of curling at a local, national or international level. The Committee will choose 4 members to represent MoPac at the Tankard. A first alternate will also be selected in the event one of the members is unable to attend. The 2014 Tankard will be held at the Cowichian CC on Victoria Island.

Nominations are limited to those who have made significant contributions to their club or to the sport of Curling. You can nominate any MoPac members or yourself.

Please send your application by December 18, 2013, with the following to

  • Name:
  • Club Affiliation:
  • Address:
  • Phone:
  • Has the nominee ever participated in the Tankard?
  • If YES, what year?
  • Please write a short paragraph or two of what contribution(s) the nominee has done for the sport:


MoPac is currently seeking a new board member to act as Secretary for the region.  This will be a non-voting position, just like the current President and Vice President roles. 

The Secretary position plays a critical role in fostering communication and diligence through proper management and utilization of important records such as meeting minutes and the organization’s bylaws. 

Responsibilities include is responsible for keeping accurate meeting minutes for approximately 4 meetings per year.  These meetings take place via conference call.  Additionally, any bylaw changes that are approved by the board should be updated in the official bylaws and published for general consumption.  Further detail can be provided upon request. 

To nominate yourself or someone else, please send an email to  Nominations will close on May 1, 2013, and the election will take place a short time after.  This position will serve a two year term.

International Tankard

Congratulations to the following MoPac curlers who have been selected to participate in the International Tankard at the Golden Ears Curling Club in Maple Ridge, BC.  Your contributions to your respective clubs and the region as a whole are greatly appreciated!

  • Marissa Messier (Hollywood Curling Club)
  • Michael Lively (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club)
  • Wayne Brock (Evergreen Curling Club)
  • Keith LaFortune (Evergreen Curling Club)
  • Eric Toews (Evergreen Curling Club)