Author Archives: Jean Mills (page 10)

Author Archives: Jean Mills

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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Canada loses to Germany in an extra-end battle

September 16, 2015

With one game left in the round robin, Canada now sits in third place after losing 5-4 to Germany in an extra end battle on Wednesday afternoon at the World Mixed Curling Championship in Berne, Switzerland.

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Youth Olympics Journey: Summer training

September 16, 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. This story is the second in a series as Karlee shares her experiences on the road to the Youth Olympic Games.

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Team Canada steals another win

September 15, 2015

After a slow start, Team Canada fought back to steal their way to a 6-4 win over Australia on Tuesday morning at the World Mixed Curling Championship in Berne, Switzerland.

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Team Canada tied at the top

September 14, 2015

Team Canada bounced back from a disappointing 6-5 loss to Spain in the morning draw to defeat Latvia 7-4 and stay tied at the top of Group B at the World Mixed Curling Championship in Berne, Switzerland.

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Another win for Canada at World Mixed

September 13, 2015

Max Kirkpatrick and his Swift Current, Sask., foursome defeated Israel’s Elana Sone 5-3 on Sunday, keeping Canada in the hunt for top spot in Group B at the 2015 World Curling Championship taking place in Berne, Switzerland.

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Canada opens with a win at World Mixed Championship

September 12, 2015

Max Kirkpatrick and his team from Swift Current, Sask., kicked off the 2015 World Mixed Curling Championship with a 6-4 win over Finland on Saturday morning, the first day of competition in Berne, Switzerland.

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Oakville’s Delores McCallum becomes curling’s first Certified Competition Development Coach

July 13, 2015

Curling Canada is pleased to announce that Delores McCallum of Oakville, Ont., has become the first curling coach to become a Certified Competition Development Coach under the new National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) context-based programming.

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