Author Archives: Jean Mills

Author Archives: Jean Mills

Wheelchair curling champion Carolyn Lindner: Just getting started

May 25, 2017

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. “I’m just finding my groove!”

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Meeting challenges with innovation at the Calgary Winter Club

May 3, 2017

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 a babysitter. Impossible? No way – just ask the convenors of the Six Pack League at the Calgary Winter Club and they’ll tell you this is a terrific initiative to attract new members through the doors of your curling facility and onto the ice.

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Gold for Manitoba at Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

April 30, 2017

“This one feels special,” said Manitoba’s Dennis Thiessen after leading his Winnipeg team to an 11-1 win over Alberta’s Jack Smart to claim the gold medal at the 14th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Que.

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Manitoba and Alberta will play for gold at Canadian Wheelchair Championship

April 29, 2017

Manitoba’s Mark Thiessen and Alberta’s Jack Smart will play for gold at the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship after emerging from two tight semifinal battles on Saturday night at the Club de curling Boucherville, Que.

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Alberta leads the way to playoffs at Wheelchair Curling Championship

April 28, 2017

Alberta’s Jack Smart will lead the way into the playoffs after finishing in first place as the round robin wrapped up on Friday afternoon at the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at the Club de curling Boucherville, Que.

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Teams battling for position at Wheelchair Championship

April 27, 2017

You can be sure that every team taking to the ice this afternoon at the 2017 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at the Club de curling Boucherville, Que., had their eyes on the standings. A logjam of five teams sat tied at the top with 4-2 records, and the results of Draw 7 would go a long way to determining who will have the advantage going into the final day of the round robin on Friday.

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Alberta joins the leaders after a two-win day at Wheelchair Championship

April 26, 2017

Alberta’s Jack Smart came out firing on Wednesday and stole his way to two big wins, moving up in the standings at the 14th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at the Club de curling Boucherville in the Complexe sportif Duval Auto in Boucherville, Que.

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Quebec and Ontario take the lead at Canadian Wheelchair Championship

April 25, 2017

Quebec’s Benoit Lessard and Ontario’s Mike Munro have taken over first place after two days of competition at the 14th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at the Club de curling Boucherville in the Complexe sportif Duval Auto in Boucherville, Que.

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Action underway at 14th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

April 24, 2017

Some familiar names are already making their presence felt as the 14th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship got underway Monday in Boucherville, Que., at the Club de curling Boucherville in the Complexe sportif Duval Auto.

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Under-18 Championships kick off in Moncton

April 18, 2017

The inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships got underway in Moncton, N.B., today with many of Canada’s up-and-coming curling stars getting their first taste of national championship competition on the ice at the Superior Propane Centre and Curl Moncton, who are jointly hosting the event.

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Courtney, Carruthers win Canadian mixed doubles title

April 9, 2017

Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers claimed the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, earning a 9-6 extra-end win over Rachel Homan and John Morris in a star-studded gold-medal game.

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The best – and worst – of curling with your spouse: Inside the 2017 Mixed Doubles championship

April 8, 2017

It was a wild day of tiebreakers at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Saskatoon as teams battled for the final 12 playoff spots, so to offset the tension, Jeff Stoughton, Curling Canada’s National Coach for Mixed Doubles, spent some time doing research.

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Teen siblings are soaking up the atmosphere on the ice at 2017 Mixed Doubles

April 8, 2017

Some big names in Canadian curling are on the ice of the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon this week competing for the national Mixed Doubles title and a chance to earn a ticket to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But among the stars of the game you will find some rising stars as well, and one brother-sister team is soaking up every minute of this unique experience.

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Leaders starting to emerge at 2017 Mixed Doubles

April 7, 2017

After the first full day of competition, the leaders are starting to emerge at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon.

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Competition begins at 2017 Mixed Doubles championship

April 6, 2017

The 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship kicked off on Wednesday with a host of familiar names taking to the ice at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon.

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