Curlers in general and the BGCC in particular are very welcoming. We love the sport and enjoy introducing it to new people. The club membership ranges in age from 15 to nearly 80. There are competitive curlers and those interested primarily in the social side of curling.
We are competitive, but certain things are frowned upon in virtually all curling clubs. No one trash talks their opponents or smashes their brooms in anger over a missed shot, and everyone congratulates their opponents when they make a good shot.
Like most established clubs, there are a few BGCC “traditions” that get introduced to new curlers gradually. “Newfie curling” is harmless, but be wary of “the Judge.” We even have our own singer-songwriter who will occasionally entertain us with his original curling-themed songs. And, we have lots and lots of trophies.