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Individual Story February 1, 2021 My son goes to the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling

We live in Wetaskiwin, AB and my son, who was 7 years old got picked for a Junior Star to represent Team Koe at the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Canada of Curling at Brandon, on December 2. So on December 1, we drove to Saskatoon, SK and spend the night at the sister0in-laws. The next …

Individual Story February 1, 2021 Remnant of the past

Iconic Grandmothers exist in everyone’s past. Mine is no exception. Raising a family in Northern Manitoba was extremely challenging, but my Grandmother was determined and never relented. She gave every task her very best effort. She died before I could hear her stories of how to preserve the garden harvest or how she used every …

Individual Story February 1, 2021 Curling without my glasses because they broke when I was cleaning them

This story happened about 15 years ago. We were competing in the mixed playoffs at the Royal Kingston Curling Club. Just before the game was to start, I cleaned my glasses like I always do, but today the Curling Gods were not with me. My frame broke right where the lense connects, an impossible place …

Individual Story January 29, 2021 2005 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

I had the privilege of working with Curl Canada on the 2005 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. John’s. A tenure of a lifetime. The whole experience was just surreal and the finals even more-so. Jennifer Jones had just made her in-off shot to capture the title and the stadium was just rocking. The awards …

Individual Story January 29, 2021 When it rains it shines

We live in Fort McMurray, Alberta going on 9 years and even though some of those years have been pretty tough we’ve managed to use our homemade outdoor rink as an outlet to enjoy with our friends and family alike. We might not be hotshot curlers or know how to properly keep score of the …

Individual Story January 29, 2021 Big four curling

I was introduced to curling through my parents when we lived in Calgary. As a 10 year old every Sunday evening my sister and I would go to the Big Four building in Calgary (24 sheets of ice on 2 levels). As a kid I was pretty wide eyed being able to look at 48 …

Individual Story Top Twelve January 29, 2021 Curling is more than just a game…

This story begins with three brothers, junior curlers from Quebec, who have big dreams of competing in the Tim Hortons Brier one day. They discovered curling early in their lives, each starting at the age of 5. Introduced to the sport by their grandfather, they took to it immediately. The passion for the sport has …

Individual Story January 29, 2021 Lady in love

My husband and I met in a very small rural Manitoba community at a ladies bonspiel dance that was being held during a weekend bonspiel as a fundraiser for the local curling club. I had just returned home from university and started my new job. I had been invited by a mutual friend to come …

Individual Story January 29, 2021 “Rock ” star curling friends

Our curling team have been together for over 20 years. We curl on Monday nights in a woman’s league. We aren’t the greatest curlers, but boy do we have fun. We have travelled by train, plane, and automobiles all over western Canada- BC, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Winnipeg and even the US (yes we have been …

Individual Story January 29, 2021 A Rink Of His Own

I’ve been building a rink for over 10 years, check out the video at : https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2655386369/

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