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2021-2022 Division 1 Aplication Package

The 2021-2022 Division 1 Application package has been uploaded and can be found here and on the Division 1 Page.

2021-2022 Optimist Division 1 Application Package

The following documents provide some guidance on where the Optimist Junior Interclub League fits in with Curl Canada’s Long-Term Curler Development model.

Infographic Curling Canada OJICL

Challenge Zone


To all the teams, good luck, good curling and stay safe this season.

Divison 1 Class of 2019-2020

The Division 1 games have ended for another season. Congratulations to all the players on another great season of curling.

Congratulations to our Banner Champions Team Leung and our Grand Aggregate Champions Team Fei. Congratulations also go out to our playoff block winners Team Bowles for “A” block, Team Fei for “B” block and Team Sargeant for “C” block.

Besides our Division 1 League, our players have seen a lot of success in the playdowns. Congratulations to players Thomas Reed, Eugene Fei, Adam Fenton, Matthew Fenton and Kate Eisner on qualifying for the U21 Provincial Championships. Team  Fei, Team Reed, Team 4KGirl$ and Team Cooper-Smith have all qualified for the BC Winter Games. As well many of our teams and players are entered in the upcoming U18 playdowns in February. Good luck to all of you.

Thank you to once again to Highpoint Construction for your continued support as the title sponsor of our Division and to Envision Financial and Fortis BC as block sponsors. As well as the many individual Optimist Clubs for your support of the league in general. Your financial support is much appreciated.

Thank you to Langley Curling Centre and Abbotsford Curling Club for hosting us, providing great ice conditions and supporting the league and teams.

Finally on behalf of all the players, thank you to League Administrator Al Kersey, League President Dob O’Byrne, all the coaches, task coordinators and parents for all your help and time during the season. Without all of you, we would not be able to run the league.

Good luck to everyone playing in BC Winter Games, U18 playdowns and High School playdowns.

Also a reminder that we still have 2 development days upcoming to help with your future curling development. Have a great off season and we will see everyone on the ice next season.


YOG/U18 Junior clinic

Granite Curling Club in Seattle is hosting a Junior Clinic on September 20-22nd  to provide an opportunity for kids competing in U18 events to get some early practice ice.

The USA Youth Olympic Game trials are in early October and we have several team competing and would like to give them some competitive practice before this event.

I’ve attached a flyer with details of the spiel. There is NO COST for the teams to attend — all expenses will be covered by GCC’s Junior Program.  Registration deadline is 9/8. 

We would appreciate any help you can give in getting this out to your competitive juniors.


Granite Curling Club of Seattle
Junior Program Coordinator

More details including a schedule of events and contact details can be found in the flyer: YOG Pre-Trials Practice Event

NOTE: I contacted Lisa about younger teams that will be competing in the BC Winter Games playdowns  and she was agreeable. She is hoping that the teams attending are competitive, so those teams should also be a good fit.  – Darren Kent

2019-2020 Season Division 1 Application Package


The updated and revised 2019-2020 Division 1 Application Package is now available.

Entry Fee: $400 / team
Entry Deadline: August 31, 2019

2019-2020 Optimist Division 1 Application Package

Please be reminded that each Curling Club entering a team in any Division of Optimist Junior Interclub is a Registered Member of the Optimist Junior Interclub Curling League and must name at least 1 Representative to attend the four Optimist Junior Interclub Board of Directors Meetings per year.  There will be an Election of Officers from these Representatives in addition to Nominations from the Floor for OJI Executive President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director positions.  Elections are held each year at the Semi-Annual General Meeting on the 3rd Tuesday in April, upstairs in the Cloverdale Curling Rink, starting at 7:15 pm.  Vacant positions may be filled at the AGM in September.


Al Kersey,

Administrator – Optimist Junior Interclub Curling League (Established in 1989)