Curling Canada Stories

  • Back to the beginning: Swan River’s connection to the inaugural mixed curling champion
    It’s been over 50 years since the inaugural Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, and while a lot about the sport has changed, there are still strong connections to the original 1964 championship. Ernie Boushy is a two-time Canadian mixed curling champion and his name remains legendary in mixed curling. He skipped ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-11-17
  • MQFT with John Morris
    This week, John sits down with John Morris, a man who barely requires an introduction and the second most handsome man named John who curls out of B.C. John is a 2010 Olympic gold medallist, two-time World Junior Champion, one-time World Men’s Champion, and a man who is looking to ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-11-07
  • MQFT with Lisa Weagle
    We’re back! This week, John sits down with Lisa Weagle, lead for Team Homan, world champion, three-time Canadian Women’s champion, and one of the few curlers to have a shot named after her. Team Homan is coming off of two of the most impressive seasons in women’s curling history, and ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-10-11
  • Wheelchair curling champion Carolyn Lindner: Just getting started
    When Manitoba skip Dennis Thiessen turned to his team to celebrate winning the gold medal at the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship earlier this month, he was met with an unexpected response from his lead: “I want to keep playing,” protested Carolyn Lindner, in her first season with the team. ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-05-25
  • Meeting challenges with innovation at the Calgary Winter Club
    Imagine you’re leading a busy life in Calgary, Alta., but you’re looking for something fun to do during the winter. Something that isn’t a huge time commitment (because you’re busy, right?). Something that won’t break the bank. Something that even allows you to bring the kids along, rather than hire ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-05-03
  • MQFT with Geoff Walker
    This week, John sits down with Geoff Walker, lead for Team Gushue, one of the greatest stories curling has ever told, as they captured their hometown Brier in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Geoff is also a former two-time World Junior champion, six-time Grand Slam champion, and has appeared in six Briers. ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-03-31
  • MQFT with Tyler Tardi
    This week, John sits down with Tyler Tardi, skip of the Canadian Junior Men’s curling champions. Though Tyler lost in a tiebreaker at Worlds, his curling resumé is very impressive for an 18-year-old. He has won the Youth Olympics gold medal, a Canada Games bronze, and two BC Mixed Doubles ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-03-28
  • Canada wins opener with Ambassador in stands
    BEIJING — With Canada’s Ambassador to China looking on, Team Canada put on a show to open the 2017 CPT World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada. Skip Rachel Homan made a delicate inturn tap in the second end to score four and power the Canadian champs to ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-03-18
  • MQFT with Kristen Streifel
    This week, John sits down with the 2017 Canadian Junior Women’s Champion, Kristen Streifel. Originally from Saskatchewan, Kristen played for the green and white for three years on the national junior stage before moving to Alberta and hoisting her first Canadian title. She’ll be looking to win Canada’s fourth gold ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-02-16
  • MQFT with Colin Hodgson
    This week, John sits down with Colin Hodgson, lead for Reid Carruthers, co-owner of Dynasty Curling Apparel, and all-around good guy. It’s been quite the year for Team Carruthers, as they won two events – the Home Hardware Canada Cup and World Financial Group Continental Cup – a month apart ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-02-09
  • “Something for everyone”: How the Tartan Curling Club is building its business of curling
    Wes Czarnecki knows that in many Saskatchewan communities, the curling club is “The Place”, the social hub, and he’s determined to foster that small-town, welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, even in the city. As General Manager of the busy Tartan Curling Club in Regina, Czarnecki is using savvy business initiatives to bring ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2017-01-04
  • Big win in front of home-town crowd for Team Jacobs
    To say Brad Jacobs got his season back on track would be rude. By most team’s standards, it was never really off track. With a World Curling Tour win in Saskatoon and a Grand Slam runner-up in Okotoks, Alta., it would seem that the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., foursome was ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2016-12-13
  • Results from last week’s coast-to-coast World Curling Tour action
    When covering the World Curling Tour, most weeks there are only a couple of big events to focus on. This week, however, there was a pile of events to watch, from coast to coast. With eight men’s events and six women’s, there was cash up for grabs across the country. ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2016-11-29

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