Author Archives: Jean Mills

Author Archives: Jean Mills

Youth Curling continues to grow across Canada

January 20, 2017

When the 2023 Canada Winter Games get underway in Prince Edward Island, Mixed Doubles curling will be one of the new events on the schedule, and that’s good news for young Canadian curlers.

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“Something for everyone”: How the Tartan Curling Club is building its business of curling

January 4, 2017

Wes Czarnecki knows that in many Saskatchewan communities, the curling club is “The Place”, the social hub, and he’s determined to foster that small-town, welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, even in the city. As General Manager of the busy Tartan Curling Club in Regina, Czarnecki is using savvy business initiatives to bring curlers – new and seasoned – through the doors of his club and keep them coming back for more.

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MQFT with Taylor McDonald

November 29, 2016

This week, John sits down with Taylor McDonald, who at just 23 already has a pretty sterling résumé, having won a pair of World Junior and CIS-Curling Canada Championships. Taylor is also featured in the latest Women of Curling Calendar raising money for the Mental Health Foundation and will be playing in the 2016 Canada Cup in Brandon, Man., next week.

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Playoff match-ups set at Canadian Mixed

November 18, 2016

The playoffs have arrived at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship and it comes as no surprise that Ontario’s Wayne Tuck claims first place after going undefeated through the entire competition so far.

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Saskatchewan and Ontario still on top at Canadian Mixed

November 18, 2016

Saskatchewan’s Brady Scharback eked out a 6-5 win over New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan, and Wayne Tuck won the battle of Ontario as teams jockeyed for playoff position on Friday morning in the Championship round of the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, N.S.

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Ontario continues to lead the pack at Canadian Mixed

November 17, 2016

The winning streak continues for Ontario’s Wayne Tuck, as the team from the Ilderton Curling Club defeated a surging Braden Calvert of Manitoba, 8-6, to stay out in front at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.

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Championship Pool set as round robin wraps up at Canadian Mixed

November 16, 2016

The teams who will enter the Championship Pool are set as the final round robin games wrapped up at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship on Wednesday night at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S. Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia from Pool A, and Saskatchewan, Northern Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba from Pool B will be moving on to the playoffs.

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Last day of round robin at Canadian Mixed

November 16, 2016

New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan cruised to a 9-3 win over Nova Scotia to stay close to the leaders at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, N.S., on Wednesday morning.

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Close call for leaders at Mixed

November 15, 2016

Undefeated Saskatchewan and Ontario were forced to steal their way out of trouble on Tuesday night at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, N.S., as British Columbia’s Wes Craig and Prince Edward Island’s Veronica Smith threatened to end the top teams’ winning streak.

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MQFT with John Epping

November 15, 2016

This week, John sits down with John Epping, a skip who is currently ranked fifth in the world and third on the 2016 Money List, and who has just about done it all. A Canadian Mixed champion, an Ontario Junior champion, a Grand Slam champion, and a fixture on the WCT for the last 5 years, John’s rink will be attempting to qualify for the Olympic Trials at the Canada Cup in Brandon from Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2016.

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Winning streak continues for Northern Ontario and Ontario at Mixed

November 15, 2016

Northern Ontario remains as one of three undefeated teams after Draw 4 wrapped up at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship on Tuesday morning at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S.

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Teams are keeping the leaders close at Canadian Mixed

November 14, 2016

Draw 3 of the round robin wrapped up Monday evening at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, N.S., with Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia and Nova Scotia notching their first wins to stay in touch with the leaders.

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Ontario steals win over home-province favourite

November 14, 2016

Wayne Tuck and his Ontario team stole their way to a win over Team Nova Scotia on Monday afternoon at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, N.S.

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Canadian Mixed Curling Championship kicks off in Yarmouth

November 13, 2016

The 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship kicked off on Sunday evening at the Mariners Centre at Yarmouth, N.S.

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Barrie Curling Club Development League brings new and not-so-new curlers together

November 9, 2016

It’s early in the season, and your curling club has welcomed some keen beginners into Learn To Curl (LTC) sessions. How do you make sure these potential new members don’t drift away, lose interest and fall off the radar during the season? Organizers at the Barrie Curling Club have found a way to keep those new curlers coming back for more.

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