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Individual Story Holy Grail of Curling

I was attending the 2017 World Men’s Curling Curling Championship in Edmonton. An elderly friend of mine was a diehard curling fan of the Brad Gushue team but due to health issues could no longer attend events. I decided to try I would get an autograph for her if the opportunity arose. Towards the end …

February 1, 2021
Individual Story TO Hope 2020 – Harnessing our positive energy

In 2019, a one-day women’s bonspiel at the East York Curling Club brought over 10 curling clubs together for an amazing day of fun. Participants raised over $40,000 for the Odette Cancer Center at Sunnybrook Hospital, and money went to the research at treatment of various women’s cancers. In 2020, the organizing committee considered not …

February 1, 2021
Individual Story It has all happened because of curling, and we love it!

Of all the wonderful things I have discovered in the 50 years since I immigrated to Canada, the one which has given me the most pleasure, and one that has introduced us to new friends and destinations, is the game of curling. From the first time I saw the game played on the television at …

February 1, 2021
Individual Story Meeting Team Jones

In 2014, I was a volunteer at the Ontario Tankard in Smiths Falls. After a morning game, Team Jones came out on the ice for a practice before heading out to the Olympics in Sochi. After practice, they entertained fans. So, my husband and I made our way down to ice level. I took a …

February 1, 2021
Individual Story Great first impressions

Labour Day weekend 2019 at Hillcrest Mall, our RHCC volunteers greeted & introduced hundreds of people to curling. The most fun? 2 little girls with parents in tow stopping by 4 times, lining up & sliding rocks. It turns out that when they got home, the girls added our club open house dates on their …

February 1, 2021
Individual Story Top Twelve Lifetime curling highlight – my 3 generations team

I have been a “curler” for the last 48 years – this includes participating in many bonspiels and competitions, attending 23 full Briers and 4 Olympic Trials as a fan and being a volunteer ice maker at an Olympic Trials, a Tim Hortons Brier and a Grand Slam. However, the curling highlight of a lifetime …

February 1, 2021
Individual Story Saskatoon

We went to the Tim Hortons Brier in Saskatoon in 2012. Lots of snow making the trek to the arena lots of fun!!! Was happy that Glenn Howard won!!

February 1, 2021
Individual Story Glenn Howard 2007 World Men’s Championship win

My wife and I are big curling fans, attending events all across Canada from Halifax to Victoria over the years. In 2007 , We travelled to Edmonton to take in the 2007  Ford World Men’s Championship, with Glenn Howard as Canada’s representative. We stayed in the Hotel designated as ‘curling headquarters’ , along with all …

February 1, 2021
Individual Story Top Twelve Gotta have fun

I was at the Peterborough Curling Club on a Saturday morning where I used to be a member and also worked there. There was a fun spiel that day, and I was mainly there to cheer my son’s team who was participating in the event. That late morning, while the bartender was busy, I took …

February 1, 2021
Individual Story STONED

My story took place many years ago when I was 21 years old in 1970. I was working in the bank in Sackville  N.B. and some of the guys asked if I would like to join them on the weekend to go to a curling tournament that was being held in a nearby city . …

February 1, 2021
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