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Individual Story November 24, 2020 Once in a lifetime opportunity

Back in 2018, I lived in South Korea. During this time, the Winter Olympics were being held in Gangneung. I joined the lottery system and was able to purchase several curling game tickets! At the event, there was the Canada House where everyone can go enjoy Canadian themed food, watch games, and buy Canadian themed …

Individual Story November 24, 2020 Teaching Mongolian teachers how to curl

A few years ago, a group of Mongolian teachers were on an exchange in Canada to learn how we taught students with learning difficulties. They were going to visit Montreal, and our teacher organization was asked to host them. When we asked what they would like to do after school visits to several schools with …

Individual Story November 23, 2020 Backyard bonspiel

My father-in-law installs a backyard curling and skating rink without fail every winter! He carefully levels the ground and applies flood after flood until he has created a beautiful rink. You learn to appreciate winter in Saskatchewan just a little more once you’ve thrown a rock on his ice! It’s complete with a full set …

Individual Story November 23, 2020 Getting out of trouble

I was playing third in a fun bonspiel with a skip I hadn’t met before. At the time I was also the head coach for our curling club. Late in the game my skip had to draw to the button. I yelled at the sweepers to “sweep” and we ended up sweeping the rock too …

Individual Story November 23, 2020 2013 Tim Hortons Brier in Edmonton

Mom got us tickets for the Tim Hortons Brier. It was such a great line up – Howard, Martin, Gushue and Stoughon. We enjoyed the week. I got to meet my hero Brad Gushue. I’ve loved curling since seeing him curler in 2006 in Turin!

Individual Story November 6, 2020 Uttara Deshpande – a true Canadian!

True Canadian I have been watching curling on TV for the last 10 years ever since my husband took up the sport after his retirement. I remember his first day when he came home with a bruise on his forehead. This was not a great sign. My children were constantly encouraging me to join him …

Individual Story November 6, 2020 Our outdoor family rink

We are a curling family. My wife and I play mixed twos together at our local club and we both play in different leagues throughout the winter as well. Our son Bennett, 5, has loved curling since he first saw it on TV. And this year, Bennett has started to curl in a junior league …