Curling Canada Stories

  • Team Canada drops 7-5 decision to Japan at 2019 World Women’s Curling Championship
    SILKEBORG, Denmark — Team Canada’s record has levelled out at 2-2 after a 7-5 setback to Japan’s Seina Nakajima at the 2019 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Pioneer Hi-Bred. Chelsea Carey’s Calgary team — rounded by by vice-skip Sarah Wilkes, second Dana Ferguson, lead Rachel Brown, alternate Jill ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2019-03-18
  • Catherine MacCallum, 2017-2018 Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year
    Cathy MacCallum finds it hard to believe that her efforts to improve ice conditions at her little curling club in Lacolle, Que., have resulted in recognition by Curling Canada as the 2017-18 Volunteer of the Year. “To be honest, I was surprised and thrilled at the same time,” says the ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2019-03-14
  • A story of water and ice: Thurston’s rise to the top of two sports
    Jon Thurston is mastering his abilities on both ice and water. The Dunsford, Ont., all-around athlete has his bases covered when it comes to the variety of sports he plays. His openness and involvement in all sports present him with the unique opportunity to represent Canada at a world championship ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2019-02-28
  • MQFT with Selena Sturmay
    This week, John sits down with Selena Sturmay, the first junior ladies’ skip to go undefeated at the Canadian Juniors since Rachel Homan did it in 2010 and only the fifth ladies team to ever do so at a Canadian Juniors. Selena also won the Alberta Juniors in 2016 as ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2019-02-14
  • MQFT with Matt Hamilton
    This week, John sits down with his first-ever international guest, Matt Hamilton! Matt won an Olympic gold medal with Team Shuster in 2018 and is a former World Junior champion to go along with his three World Championship appearances. Matt also gained some notoriety during the Olympics for his mustache ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2019-02-08
  • Hit Draw Tap continues to grow – and kids’ skills are growing, too
    It started as a suggestion from a club curler in Ontario and now it’s spreading to Member Associations across the country. The Curling Canada Hit Draw Tap competition for kids is hitting the big time, including showcasing a couple of provincial finals in front of the crowd at both the ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-12-18
  • MQFT with Shannon Birchard
    This week, John sits down with Shannon Birchard, the Scotties and World Champion and two-time Canadian Junior finalist from Winnipeg, Man. Shannon is currently playing on the “all skips” foursome of Kerri Einarson, Val Sweeting, Briane Meilleur, and herself, and they’ve had a ton of success on the World Curling ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-12-04
  • Travelers Curling Club Championship success isn’t just on the ice
    When the 2018 Travelers Curling Club Championship wrapped up last weekend at the Miramichi Curling Club in Miramichi, N.B., the event’s success resonated far beyond the hard-won medals on the ice. “After four years of overseeing this event, I have to say this was among the best,” says Robyn Mattie, ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-11-30
  • Ottawa Hunt is taking Adult Learn To Curl to new levels – and strengthening membership
    Curling clubs are always looking for ways to attract and retain members, and that can be especially tough for curling facilities affiliated with golf or country clubs, where the pressure to deliver on membership is even stronger. But the Ottawa Hunt Club has found a way to meet the challenge: ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-11-19
  • 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

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