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2022 Individual Stories My beginning as a volunteer

For the Brier in Brandon in 1982, I was asked to be a lead volunteer in the media area. I had never done anything like this before and was quite uncertain on what to do. But, as I volunteered, I was most amazed at the people I had met. Everyday seemed like a new event. …

January 23, 2022
2022 Individual Stories What we Missed Out On

In January 2004, in Montague, Prince Edward Island, my son Matthew Smith and his teammates – Brett Gallant, Patrick Callbeck and Mitchell O’Shea and coach Kathie Gallant were competing in the Provincial Junior Playdowns for a possible trip to Victoria. B.C. for the National Karcher Juniors. Now Brett was only 13 years old and his …

January 23, 2022
2022 Individual Stories Roar of the Rings Future Star

My favourite curling moment by far was watching my son stand on the ice for the national anthem at the Roar of the Rings in Ottawa. He was selected as a Future Star and it was by far one of the best experiences of our lives. Everyone was so welcoming, friendly and helpful whether it …

January 23, 2022
2022 Individual Stories Inspirational Curler

Every time I see this trophy, I remember one of my most cherished curling related memories, which was mentioned when I received it. It’s not just the victories and accolades that are remembered but the touching moments that can last a lifetime. In 2005-6, I was the parent coach of the St Thomas Aquinas (London, …

January 23, 2022
2022 Individual Stories Curling story from 1970

My story is really by husbands story but I will tell it. In 1970 his father Jack won to go to the Alberta play downs. Coming from a small club out of the Village of Breton this was huge to Jack but also the local community. He made it to the final game and played …

January 23, 2022
2022 Individual Stories Taking a Leap of Faith

As a 12 year old first-year curler during these COVID times, I can’t say that I have an inspiring underdog story or a golden story about how I won first place in nationals. Nor do I have the confidence to say that I am all that great at the sport. So instead, I’m typing one …

January 23, 2022
2022 Individual Stories 8 ender

A few years ago I was skipping my ladies team during a league game. When I came down to throw my last rock I told the girls I just want a guard. The two curls kept say let’s get a biter on the rings. I threw my last rock and it ended up in the …

January 23, 2022
2022 Individual Stories Super Fans

3 high school friends-now in our seventies use curling as an excuse to spend a week together at least once a year for many years. We bought tickets to the 2021 Roar in Saskatoon as soon as they went on sale. We over came glitches and still spent the week together-a very special week. The …

January 23, 2022
Top Twelve Stories 2022 Individual Stories What a Relief!

Now in my 70’s, I have curled since my early teens, growing up in Northern Alberta. Though I tried all sports, I really “connected”with curling and aside from a few years when my husband & I lived overseas (New Zealand, Iran) have always curled. The story I’d like to share dates from the 1960’s when …

January 23, 2022
2022 Individual Stories Coaching Curling

To coach a high school curling team in southern Ontario was not always very easy. Most of the students from my school had never experienced the game. Many were born in other countries. I grew up with the sport as my parents curled at our small town curling club in Lindsay Ontario. Teaching and coaching …

January 23, 2022