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“My Curling Dad”…

Growing up… I remember my Dad and Mom being avid curlers! Both are now in their 90’s and Dad is still a very dedicated fan. He now watches all of the events from the comfort of his home instead of the rink. He enjoyed over 70 years as a curler. I was always so proud […]

The way to spend a February long weekend in Manitoba.

Best way to spend this February long weekend? Meet up with friends, some who have curled last week and some who haven’t curled in 20 years. Make up a foursome team. Travel to rural Manitoba to a two sheet natural ice curling rink in Carroll, MB! Some who need to travel 15 minutes and some […]

Bye-bye hockey!

In 2017, I decided to try curling after going on field trips the year before with my school to Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club. I was also playing all-star hockey again that year too. I started hockey at age four following in my older brothers footsteps (Noah is currently playing in the Quebec Major […]

Every Family Day weekend is our Curling Day in Canada

Never thought about curling until I watched it in the Olympics. Always wanted to try but never made an effort and honestly, I was afraid to try. When our friends daughter passed away from cancer, they started a curling fundraiser event in her name through the Gillie Beans FUNd, to help raise funds for children’s […]

Curling is 100% a part of our journey as a couple

When I met my husband we had discovered that we both loved curling. We ended up curling together in a mixed league shortly after meeting and have been curling together since. When we got married, we took our wedding photos at the Granite Curling club in Winnipeg. The Granite was the first club in the […]

Three generations enjoying our love of curling

Three generations enjoying our love of curling at the Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon MB. One picture has a photo bomber; lol! Myself and my daughter cheering for Team Gushue and my mom cheering for Team Koe.

Married at our curling club!

My wife and I got married at our curling club, Cataraqui Golf and Curling Club in Kingston, Ontario. During the cocktail hour after the ceremony, we were joined by our wedding party to play a celebratory end out on the ice. Unforgettable and unique experience!  

javex jug curling

Every year for the past 6 years (this year being year 7 which is being held on February 22nd), my wife and I host our annual javex jug curling spiel on the rink that I have made in our yard. We have an average of 48 participants which makes for a 24 team spiel with […]

The home of Al Hackner

I moved to Thunder Bay in 1980 not knowing anyone but one sister and her family. I came from a very small town in Northern Ontario that housed about 400 people. I had watched curling on television most of my life and thought that the home of Al Hackner would be a sport take up […]

Live Long, Curl Longer and Prosper!

Hi There! I am the mother of 2 young men and when they were in school I gladly dedicated my life to coaching, managing and driving their sports teams to events. I loved every minute of it and am so thankful they had the opportunity to participate in sports and learn what it means to […]