The trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund, established under Curl Atlantic from profits from the 2003 Brier and the 2005 Roar of the Rings curling events in Atlantic Canada, has announced the 2014 recipients of its Student/Athlete Scholarships and Curling Club Capital Works and Curl Atlantic Member Association Program Initiatives grants.
The 2014 Joyce Myers Scholarship recipients are:
Prince Edward Island ($500 each): Dylan Lowery, Aleya Quilty, Veronica Smith
Nova Scotia ($500 each): Brittany Black, Michael Brophy, Karlee Jones
Newfoundland and Labrador ($500 each): Sarah Ford
New Brunswick ($500 each): Jamie Ward, Shelby Wilson, Andrew Burgess
The 2014 Joyce Myers Capital Grant recipients will each receive $1500. The successful curling centres are:
Doaktown Curling Club, NB
Charlottetown Curling Club, PEI
Sydney Curling Club, NS
Caribou Curling Club, NL
The 2014 Program Initiative grant will be used to license the "Rocks and Rings" elementary school program throughout Atlantic Canada. "This joint initiative between Curl Atlantic and the four Atlantic associations appears to fit well with the intent of junior curling development of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund and with Curl Atlantic", said Gary Wilson, Chair of Curl Atlantic. "The Rocks and Rings program is a great way to introduce and bring curling to the school setting. The program has received much attention during the televising of the CCA's championship events, and is hugely popular across the country and in great demand."