Author Archives: Jean Mills (page 10)

Author Archives: Jean Mills

Canada will play for gold in Lillehammer

February 16, 2016

Canada’s Youth Olympians will face off against Team USA for the 2016 Youth Olympics gold medal on Wednesday morning after battling to a 7-5 win over Switzerland on Tuesday evening in Lillehammer, Norway.

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Playoffs for undefeated Team Canada in Lillehammer

February 15, 2016

Team Canada played two games and gave up only a single point on the final day of round-robin competition at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, which means tomorrow they’re off to the quarterfinals as the only undefeated team. “It feels good to come out of the round robin with no losses yet, but now it’s sudden death, so we just have to stay focused and make sure we’re throwing the rock well as we head into playoffs,” said skip Mary Fay after the game.

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Extra-end win keeps Canada on top at Youth Olympics

February 14, 2016

They needed an extra end, but Team Canada found a way to win against a feisty Norwegian team on Sunday evening at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Canadians Mary Fay (Chester, N.S.), Tyler Tardi, (Surrey, B.C.), Karlee Burgess (Brookfield, N.S.), Sterling Middleton (Fort St. John, B.C.), and coach Helen Radford, had to remain patient in a game that opened with three blank ends before the teams exchanged singles.

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Youth Olympians remain undefeated in Norway

February 13, 2016

Team Canada notched two more wins to remain undefeated at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, on Saturday. “It’s a great feeling to start out at 3-0, but it’s a long week, and we just have to stay focused and really try and make sure that we stay strong. It’s going to be a long week,” said skip Mary Fay (Chester, N.S.), who with teammates Tyler Tardi, (Surrey, B.C.), second Karlee Burgess (Brookfield, N.S.), lead Sterling Middleton (Fort St. John, B.C.), and coach Helen Radford, now sit at the top of the leaderboard in Group B, tied with Sweden.

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A winning start for Team Canada at 2016 Youth Olympics

February 12, 2016

Team Canada opened the 2016 Youth Olympic Games with a commanding 13-2 win over Estonia on Friday afternoon in Lillehammer, Norway. “It’s a pretty cool experience being out there, and having that first win is pretty uplifting and motivating to keep going forward,” said Tyler Tardi, of Surrey, B.C., who plays third on the Youth Olympics team with skip Mary Fay (Chester, N.S.), second Karlee Burgess (Brookfield, N.S.) and lead Sterling Middleton (Fort St. John, B.C.), with coach Helen Radford.

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Skip to Equip: Sioux Lookout curlers bring health and wellness to their community

December 30, 2015

If your New Year’s resolution this year includes doing good deeds, consider following in the steps of the Ladies’ section at the Sioux Lookout Curling Club. They found a way to not only attract curlers to their Skip to Equip bonspiel, but they also raised a whopping $76,000 for the local hospital foundation at the same time.

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The kids are all right – and giving back! – at the Ottawa Youth Curling League

December 23, 2015

Everyone knows that curlers are the first in line to volunteer for worthy causes, not just in their own clubs, but in the wider community, too. This season, a commitment to nurturing young curlers in the art of “giving back” was right at the top of the list for organizers of the Ottawa Youth Curling League. Remember the OYCL? We profiled this fledgling league for young curlers on our website last May, sharing the story of its overwhelming success in the first season of providing sport development and competition to Ottawa-area curlers under the age of 18.

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RBC Sports Day in Canada hits the ice at Stroud Curling Club

November 26, 2015

Curling Canada’s Rocks & Rings program has been in Simcoe County (Ontario) schools for four years, with 250 schools and almost 40,000 students in the area taking part the program since its launch in 2011. On Saturday, November 21, the Stroud Curling Club opened its doors to the local community and gave kids and adults a chance to experience curling through a one-day Rocks & Rings program as part of RBC Sports Day in Canada.

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Sun Parlour Curling Club brings “glow” to the ice

November 18, 2015

Sun Parlour Curling Club in Leamington, Ont., was giving off a special glow this past Halloween. With Jet Ice’s fluorescent paint on the rings and hog lines, curlers donned dollar store glow-sticks, turned down the regular lights, cranked up the black lights, and took to the ice for a bonspiel devoted to eye-popping glow-in-the-dark curling.

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McEwen duo wins the Wall Grain Mixed Doubles Classic title

November 17, 2015

The Manitoba husband-and-wife duo of Mike and Dawn McEwen stole their way to a 6-4 win over Ontario’s John Epping and Lisa Weagle to claim the trophy at the Wall Grain Mixed Doubles Classic at the Oshawa Curling Club on Tuesday afternoon.

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Alberta and New Brunswick finish on top after round robin

November 11, 2015

Alberta’s Mick Lizmore and New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan will advance to the next round of the 2016 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship after finishing the round robin at the top of their respective pools on Wednesday night at the Weston Curling Club in Toronto.

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Youth Olympics Journey: “We’re coming together as a team!”

October 28, 2015

Karlee Burgess is a 17-year-old curler from Nova Scotia who will compete for Canada at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, next February with teammates Tyler Tardi, Mary Fay and Sterling Middleton. This story is the third in a series, as Karlee shares her experiences on the road to the Youth Olympic Games.

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Give it a shot: Experiencing Adult Learn-to-Curl Leagues

October 21, 2015

Simon Barrick is a competitive curler and coach. He’s also a sport researcher, currently completing his PhD in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. To complete his Master’s degree at the University of Waterloo, he turned the microscope on adult Learn-To-Curl leagues – the Getting Started in Curling for Adults program was introduced by Earle Morris in 2007 with the support of Curling Canada – to explore what the experience is like for adults new to curling. Here’s what he found out.

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Elite curlers bring experience to the business side of curling

October 13, 2015

Curlers Brad Jacobs, Heather Nedohin and Robbie Doherty are going to be busier than ever this season: they’re joining a growing list of high-performance curlers who are adding off-ice club management to their curling résumé.

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Canada through to qualifying round at World Mixed

September 17, 2015

Team Canada will move on to the qualifying round at the World Mixed Curling Championship in Berne, Switzerland, after defeating Norway 8-4 in the final game of the round robin on Thursday afternoon.

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