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2022 January 23, 2022 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 …

2022 January 23, 2022 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 …

2022 January 23, 2022 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 …

2022 January 23, 2022 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 …

2022 January 23, 2022 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 …

2022 January 23, 2022 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 …

2022 January 23, 2022 Beers with Brad

My friends and I ended up celebrating the 2020 Brier with Team Gushue following a chance street encounter. Heading back to our apartment in town, we ended up seeing Brad Gushue on the street just hours after they’d won the Brier final. We were courageous enough to ask them where they’d be heading out to …

2022 January 23, 2022 A selfless act and’s the gift of life

Im submitting this story for my spouse, Charles Gagnon and his kidney recipient Adam Freilich. Charles is a long time curler and like most curlers has a wide variety of friends and acquaintances in the curling community. It was through this net that in June of 2021 he saw an appeal from a fellow curler, …

2022 January 23, 2022 For the Love of Curling

I have been an avid curler (in my day), fan and now officiator, so there are many that come to mind. The one I will share is the year 2005, when my husband and I attended the World Men’s Curling event in Victoria, British Columbia. It was a great experience and we went to every …

2022 January 23, 2022 Plaidspiration

The year, 2020. I had been grooming a crack team of jack wagons for years with parlor games such as washer toss, darts, and frisbee. Now was the time to complete my lifelong vision. It was time to learn to curl. I did not grow up curling. My parents did not curl. My team mates …

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