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Individual Story January 22, 2021 Curling as an inclusive sport

Curling is such an amazing Canadian winter sport as it promotes a source of recreation, competition, friendship and most importantly inclusion. There is a diverse field of members, from Little Rocks to Masters to inclusion of persons with disabilities. Every year we celebrate a World Curling Championship just like we celebrate our son who was …

Individual Story January 22, 2021 Met my idol

I had a last minute chance to go see a couple of games in North Bay, Ont in 2019. Then as I was leaving I saw Jeff Stoughton, OMG! The hunk of curling was so close that I actually got enough nerve to ask for a photo lol. That photo is still in my living …

Individual Story January 22, 2021 2020 Tim Hortons Brier

To be honest, I don’t actually like to participate in curling, although I will participate in the odd fundraiser and I love watching professional curling whenever it’s televised. About 6 or 7 months before the 2020 Tim Horton’s Brier, I saw the post for volunteers on Facebook and asked my wife Marion about it and …

Individual Story January 22, 2021 Roar of the Rings 2005

Our favorite curling story is from the Roar of the Rings in Halifax, NS in 2005. My husband and I had a small café in the south end of Halifax called the Comfy Corner Café. The day the Gushue rink arrived at their hotel in Halifax, the consigner gave them coupons for a free breakfast …

Individual Story January 22, 2021 Special Olympics Manitoba provincial champions

My special Olympics curling team won back to back gold at provincials. Best moment ever in my 17 years of curling. What made winning the 2nd gold at provincial so special was my previous season was a disaster.

Individual Story January 22, 2021 2019 Men’s World Curling Championship

We took our Grandchildren to the 2019 Men’s World Curling Championship held in Lethbridge, AB. Our oldest grandchild is involved in the Junior Curling in Lethbridge, so thought he would really enjoy seeing the best of the best and cheer on Team Canada Team Koe). Our youngest grandchild had broke his leg prior to the …

Individual Story January 22, 2021 Covid Provincial

Watching my son Brayden Snow and his team win the Prince Edward Island Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships for the first time at age 14. It was an unbelievable weekend that seen him earn his first heart and what would have been his teams first National Championship. Brayden and his team had won several u13 …

Individual Story January 21, 2021 Smitten with Guy Hemmings

Many years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Guy Hemmings!! He was touring clubs in Canada to teach players the no lift delivery! To say I smitten to be that close to him is an understatement! Like a teenage crush on my idol! So obviously I worked it out so he could give me …

Individual Story January 21, 2021 2020 Scotties moment

My husband surprised me with a trip to Moose Jaw for the championship games for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. An amazing experience. I had curled for over 25 years and never been to a live curling game. We were approached by some of the workers if we wanted to be in a contest. Sure …

Individual Story January 21, 2021 Wrong foot; right moment

I grew up in the small village of Maryfield, Saskatchewan. Like many Canadians, I was first introduced to curling at a very young age. My parents curled so I was always at the rink watching them play. My experience with curling began as a part of our class trips to the Mayfield Curling Club. Our …