Curling Canada Stories

  • MQFT with Kirk Muyres
    This week, John sits down with Kirk Muyres, the 2011 Canadian Junior champion, the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles champion, 2018 World Mixed Doubles bronze medallist, and a 4-time Brier participant with one Brier bronze medal. Kirk is now skipping his own team of brothers, with his own brother Dallan at ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-11-06
  • Magical Question Fun Time with Laura Walker
    This week, John sits down with the newly-minted Laura Walker (formerly Crocker), a Canadian Junior Champion, World silver and bronze medallist in Juniors and Mixed Doubles, respectively, and the first-ever winner of the Curling World Cup in Mixed Doubles, with her partner Kirk Muyres. Laura’s set to debut a brand-new ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-10-03
  • Thiessen Blog: Five-rock FGZ a positive change for curling
    In September 2017, the World Curling Federation membership voted overwhelmingly to change the Free Guard Zone (FGZ) rule as of the 2018-19 season to the five-rock FGZ rule, a change from the four-rock rule that has been in place in Canada since 2002, and the rest of the WCF since ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-06-15
  • MQFT with Kaitlyn Jones
    This week, John sits down with the well-travelled Kaitlyn Jones, who has curled in five provinces and had the most success this season in Nova Scotia, winning a World Junior championship with her squad of Kristin Clarke and Karlee and Lindsey Burgess. She’s won several provincial titles at the junior ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-18
  • MQFT with Kaitlyn Jones
    This week, John sits down with the well-travelled Kaitlyn Jones, who has curled in five provinces and had the most success this season in Nova Scotia, winning a World Junior championship with her squad of Kristin Clarke and Karlee and Lindsey Burgess. She’s won several provincial titles at the junior ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-18
  • MQFT with Sterling Middleton
    This week, John sits down with a junior curler who has done a lot of great things and hails from the small town of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Sterling Middleton. A Youth Olympic gold medallist, two-time Canadian Junior Champion, a World Junior Champion, and most recently a Canadian Collegiate ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-12
  • MQFT with Sterling Middleton
    This week, John sits down with a junior curler who has done a lot of great things and hails from the small town of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Sterling Middleton. A Youth Olympic gold medallist, two-time Canadian Junior Champion, a World Junior Champion, and most recently a Canadian Collegiate ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-12
  • History in the making in North Bay
    A reflection by Katherine Henderson, CEO, Curling Canada A few weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I found my seat to watch two gold medal teams face off at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont. Jennifer Jones and Anna Hasselborg, both intact gold medal Olympic teams, ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-10
  • History in the making in North Bay
    A reflection by Katherine Henderson, CEO, Curling Canada A few weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I found my seat to watch two gold medal teams face off at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont. Jennifer Jones and Anna Hasselborg, both intact gold medal Olympic teams, ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-10
  • Canada downs Korea to win bronze at Paralympics
    After yesterday’s heartbreaking semifinal loss, a fourth consecutive gold medal was out of the question for Canada. But was was still on the table was the prospect of a podium finish and a Paralympic medal. The Canadian wheelchair curling team won that bronze medal, defeating South Korea in a fairly ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-17
  • Canada downs Korea to win bronze at Paralympics
    After yesterday’s heartbreaking semifinal loss, a fourth consecutive gold medal was out of the question for Canada. But was was still on the table was the prospect of a podium finish and a Paralympic medal. The Canadian wheelchair curling team won that bronze medal, defeating South Korea in a fairly ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-17
  • Canada loses heartbreaker in semifinal, will play for bronze
    Nobody likes to lose, especially elite athletes playing at world class competitions with medals on the line.  You could forgive Canadian skip Mark Ideson if he was angry, bitter, heartbroken or a bit crusty following a last rock loss to China in the semi-final of the Paralympic medal round in ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-16
  • Canada loses heartbreaker in semifinal, will play for bronze
    Nobody likes to lose, especially elite athletes playing at world class competitions with medals on the line.  You could forgive Canadian skip Mark Ideson if he was angry, bitter, heartbroken or a bit crusty following a last rock loss to China in the semi-final of the Paralympic medal round in ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-16
  • Roger Smith: Curling Canada’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year
    “I guess it was much like a curling match,” says Roger Smith of La Pêche, Que., the 2018 Volunteer of the Year, who is being recognized for his Herculean efforts to establish a new curling facility in Chelsea, Que. “Things don’t always go according to plan.” The Curling Canada Volunteer ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-15
  • Roger Smith: Curling Canada’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year
    “I guess it was much like a curling match,” says Roger Smith of La Pêche, Que., the 2018 Volunteer of the Year, who is being recognized for his Herculean efforts to establish a new curling facility in Chelsea, Que. “Things don’t always go according to plan.” The Curling Canada Volunteer ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-15

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