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2022 Bonspiel Bonanza

For several years my neighbour and I talked about joining forces to go to a Bonspiel somewhere. We had never played together but remembered each other as being curlers in Highschool (25 years previous). I had lived in Fort St. James for several years and remembered how the entire community got behind their Men’s Bonspiel …

January 23, 2022
2022 Michael Buble’s Vancouver

During the 2010 Olympics, Michael Buble was doing a feature called Michael Bubles’s Vancouver for Foxtel tv in Australia, hosted by actress, model and spokesperson, Ruby Rose. As the host club for curling, the Vancouver Curling Club was the site of one of their features. I was working as one of the hosts at the …

January 23, 2022
2022 Got to love curling❤️

Our love of curling started over 35 years ago outdoors in -45* temps. 🥶We started using javex jugs with antifreeze or windshield washer liquid and moved up to pouring cement into steel bowls . We had Super Bowl tournaments, Weekly league games , singles and team tournaments. We curled on the largest freshwater lake with …

January 23, 2022
2022 Curling for a Cause

In 2014 Curling for a Cause, an annual charity bonspiel in support of community causes, events and organizations in the Ottawa was founded Each year, 24 teams descend on the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club for fun day of curling in support of a local non-profit. Each participants get a commeroratative event t-shirt, light lunch …

January 23, 2022
2022 Meeting Bob Ursel and His Lovely Wife,Leanne

My story begins with a gift from 3 brother in laws on retiring. The Gift was a total package of tickets and accommodations for 2015 Ford World Mens Curling Championship held in Halifax,Nova Scotia. On April 1,2015, the morning draw, I was sitting close to the play when I decided to go for a coffee. …

January 23, 2022
2022 Memorable moments from the best Brier ever

Being at the St. John’s Brier was certainly a highlight in itself! A finish like non other! But there were so many stories during that Brier. There was a terrible wind storm that weekend. We were at the arena watching an afternoon game. The noise inside from the wind was so loud. There was a …

January 23, 2022
2022 Briar 2017

For my husband Bill 60th birthday I surprised him with a trip to the briar in Newfoundland. Now my husband has serious Crohn’s disease and he was nervous about travelling in March being winter in Newfoundland. But the trouper he was we went only to have had the best experience of his sporting life lol …

January 23, 2022
2022 It will be fun, they said…

I grew up in a small town. Curling was a presence, but not a large presence. I had no exposure to it until I was a grown adult. Friends of mine were hosting a fundraiser bonspiel and asked if I’d participate. I was told there was no pressure, it was all for fun. So, as …

January 23, 2022
2022 Curling in the family

I was curling against my mother-in-law in a bonspeil in Clearwater, Manitoba. She had her sister on her team, as did I. We were 4 down coming home with hammer. The end was shaping up pretty good for us and we were sitting 5 when my mother-in-law went to throw her last rock. Her sister …

January 23, 2022
2022 Pandemic curling

It’s the height of the Pandemic. Curling rinks across the country are shuttered. I’m having a serious bout of cabin fever as are most curlers by that time. There’s nowhere to go that you can meet up with friends or do anything! It’s mentally draining on everyone. But I have my own solution. A recent …

January 23, 2022