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Club Management

blair jarvis

Blair and his family moved to Kimberley from Alberta in 2020. He joined the Kimberley Curling Club Board of Directors that fall and begun running the Junior Program in 2021. In Spring 2022, Blair took over as Manager of the Kimberley Curling Club. Blair curls competitively on Team Young (attending Alberta Men’s Provincials in 2022 and BC Men’s Provincials in 2023) and coaches U18 Boys Team Reynolds and the Selkirk Secondary School Curling Team. In the offseason, you can probably find Blair on the golf course.

Board of Directors

denise nelson, president

I’ve been a member of the board for 5 years holding various roles. I have been enjoying curling in Kimberley for 10 years now thanks to my husband, Aaron. I am a longtime Kimberley resident having been raised here and still live and play. I have two handsome dogs, who enjoy their walks all over the Kimberley area but especially the nature park. I am an active volunteer with Girl Guides and enjoy beading and camping with my family. I am a Registered  Nurse Team Lead at the Cranbrook Urgent Primary Care Center.

gavin sims, vice president

Curling for 5 years and been on the board for 4! Curling is not just a game, it’s fun! Being on the board isn’t work; it’s an opportunity to help and involve others in the game of curling.

megan macphee, secretary

I was welcomed into the Kimberley Curling Club 3 years ago when my husband and I moved here from Nelson. We hadn’t curled for long but was quickly accepted into the club – it is a great gaggle of people! Beyond curling, I’m a serial-volunteer, serving on the Wildsight KimCran board, collaborating with Original Goat Productions, and working for the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council. As a self-proclaimed maximalist, my home is filled with an extensive collection of books, records, and cameras. Come find me to talk plants over an Overtime Beer!

kristi strobe, treasurer

Kristi joined the Kimberley Curling Club in 2016 as a shoulder season activity and hasn’t looked back! Although the competitive aspect of the game can be fun, Kristi prefers the social side to curling even more, it’s a great way to meet and get to know other members in the community and she continuously encourages others to come out to the club and try the sport. This is her first year on the board and there’s much to learn, but she is looking forward to contributing to this already successful club. Outside of the rink you can find Kristi in the Lois Creek Trails or on the Skil Hill.

terry potter, director

I’m Terry Potter, a 50-year curling enthusiast who started in grade nine in Ottawa, encouraged by my brothers. I curled competitively for five years, reaching the provincials and finishing second in Ontario. After transitioning to fun bonspiels, I had a memorable win with my dad and brothers in Deep River, Ontario. Since retiring and moving to Wasa, BC, I’ve found joy at the Kimberley Curling Club, where I now look after the Daytimers League and serve on the board. It’s a fantastic club in a great community, and I’m proud to be a part of its 100-year history.

Don Bloomfield, director

I am Don! I have resided in Kimberley since July, 2022 and joined the club in October, 2022. I have been an active curler since 1989 and have been a league curler in five different clubs (Langley, Abbotsford, Cloverdale, New Westminster and Kimberley). I am currently curling in two leagues, curing on Monday and Wednesday nights. I am a certified club coach and help out coaching the Junior curlers on Fridays.

kevin redl, director

Kevin moved to Kimberley in 2018 and joined the Curling Club that same year. He was previously a member of the Gibsons, Marpole, and Vancouver Curling Clubs. Kevin joined the Board in 2022.

shannon howe, director

I’ve been curling for 30 years. Past clubs have been throughout the lower mainland. Joined Kimberley in 2014 when we moved here. Although, Kimberley is not new to us as Dave (my spouse) is originally from Kimberley. The Kimberley Curling Club is a great place to be for fun and games and to meet great people. This is one of my 3 favorite sports (curling, golf, fishing).

Amelia Birch, director

Amelia and her family moved to Kimberley in the summer of 2023, after having spent close to a decade in Squamish.  She has been curling on and off since 2017, both in beer leagues and competitive women’s league.   While it’s hard to get out regularly with two small kids, she loves curling, the community it creates, the competitive nature it brings, and how it is built into the culture of Rural Canada. Amelia is a nurse, fills her time with outdoor activities, parenting, and supporting her husband’s photography hobby.  She is humbled and grateful to live on the unceded traditional land of the K’tunaxa nation and a’qam community. 


Membership & Registration: Blair Jarvis

League Liaisons: Denise Nelson

Volunteers: Denise Nelson 

Events: Gavin Sims

Grant Applications: TBA

Rentals: Blair Jarvis

Gaming Compliance: Victoria Taylor

Bar Manager: TBA

Merchandising Manager: TBA

Communications: Gavin Sims + Megan MacPhee

Financial & Systems: TBA

Building Maintenance: 

Ice Maintenance:  

Sponsors/Advertising: TBA 

Long Range Planning Committee: Gavin Sims, Kristi Strobbe, Terry Potter, Blair Jarvis, Victoria Taylor

Clinic Coordinator: Blair Jarvis, Terry Potter

Curl BC Liaison: TBA