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Individual Story Engagement, vows, and maybe anniversary trip ?

My wife and I have been avid curlers & fans since our early junior days. In 2006 I proposed to my then girlfriend at a family points bonspiel that we have every year. This was “the moment” as we have 2 draws, 1 draw for avid curlers and another draw for newbies and 1st timers, …

January 25, 2021
Individual Story My Brush With Greatness

At the closing dinner of the Business of Curling Symposium in Canmore in 2019, I joined my new friends from Alberta and sat down next to someone I didn’t know. After introductions and learning of all of her curling accomplishments, with all my Alberta friends chuckling, I realized that I was talking to Kelsey Rocque!! …

January 24, 2021
Individual Story Kamloops Tim Hortons Brier

Good day, we bought tickets to the Tim Hortons Brier that was held in Kamloops. What a dream come true! Our seats were almost front row so we could see all the players. My favourite curler of all time is Brad Gushue and he and his team graciously signed my Canadian flag that I never …

January 22, 2021
Individual Story My winning game

Back in the 70’s my employer decided we should have a curling night for some fun. I had always loved watching curling but never curled. He encouraged me to play anyway.I was good at bowling and found curling was fun too. My one and only time curling and we won our game. I loved it …

January 22, 2021
Individual Story How to make a curling mom cry

The Rajala’s are a curling family. My husband Brian has been playing since he was a young boy, then he taught me the game after we finished college. So, it was only natural that when our two kids were small, we would introduce them to the sport as well, instead of the ever-popular hockey. They …

January 22, 2021
Individual Story Canadian pride

Can it get any more “Canadian” than this!? Throwing your first stone on a frozen river at the Voyageur Winter Carnival at Fort William Historical Park! I love that this is how they first learned! They really “rocked” it!

January 22, 2021
Individual Story Best curling experience

From a young age, my father had put me into little rocks. I fell in love with curling. I played until I hit high school and then focused on other sports. But I have always been a fan, watching every Tim Hortons Brier, Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Grand Slam events. Last year the Tim …

January 22, 2021
Individual Story Proud Mom

I am not a curler but I am a huge fan of the game and of course my son who has curled for many years now. I love watching and have had many proud Momma moments but especially when his team won a medal at the National University Games in Thunder Bay Ontario.

January 22, 2021
Individual Story Fan of the game

I am 3 time cancer survivor who had lost my husband Bill to cancer and my son Brendan to suicide. While I have had much sadness, watching curling is my greatest pass time. While Bill and I watched the Tim Hortons Brier for decades on TV, my first in-person Brier was 2017 when I experienced …

January 22, 2021
Individual Story Most memorable childhood curling experience

As I had curled for 4 years, in Grade 8 our Phys Ed teacher insisted I skip a team for our after school program. I reluctantly agreed (I loved third because of the physical burn and thwacking sound produced when sweeping with my beloved red Rink Rat broom – silly I know!!). I was able …

January 22, 2021
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