The Campbell River and District Winter Club opened its doors in January 1964 with George Crossland as the first President. The founding members were Arnold Cameron, Duke Kersey, Mary Kersey, Tom Richardson, Elenor Geise and Ralph Boyd. Three hundred memberships were sold for $100.00 each and the club was built for about $75,000. In 1977 the mortgage was paid in full.
The first major event hosted was the BC Mixed Championship in 1965 which was won by skip Barry Naimark of Vancouver. In 1968 the Campbell Riverís local fire fighters team skipped by Bill McIntosh won the Provincials and came in third at the Canadian National Championship in Calgary. Throughout the years the club has hosted several zone playdowns, the 1994 BC Fire Fighters annual event, 1997 Provincial Mixed, 1997 B.C. Winter Games and the 2004 Provincial Senior Mens Championship.
The club has honoured several life members including Mrs. B. Mitchell, Mrs. I. Watkins, Mrs. J. Rydeen, Ralph Boyd and Art DeíAth. Ralph Boyd has shown outstanding achievements for the betterment of curling. He is a past President of PCCA, CCA and a member of Curling Hall of Fame and life member of the Governor General Curling Club.
Today, the 4 sheet curling club is one of the few curling clubs remaining totally owned by its shareholders.
Ralph, an avid curler, was a founding member of both the Comox Valley and Campbell River Curling Clubs.
He served as President of the Campbell River Curling club, Vancouver Island Curling Association, Pacific Coast Curling Association and the Canadian Curling Association. Ralph was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1987 under the Builder category. In 1994 Ralph was awarded membership into the Governor Generalís Curling Club and was presented with a red jacket and pin at the 1994 Annual General Meeting of the Pacific Coast Curling Association. A fiercely competitive player, he thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship of the game and the many friends he made locally and across the country from his association with the CCA and 25 year attendance at the Bier.