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Baseball player’s path to the pros rooted in curling

Chris Shaw sees a lot of similarities in his role as a catcher and a skip. Both positions require him to be aware of what is going on around him at all times, including during this Feb. 14 game against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. (Photo courtesy University of Oklahoma Athletics)
July 22, 2015

Curling and baseball may be very different in where and how the sports are played. But Chris Shaw sees plenty of similarities in both of the sports he’s found success in. The consistent catcher and hitter might be making a name for himself playing America’s game, but his path to the Major League comes with a Canadian twist.

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Final day of professional development wraps up at Summit 2015

Athletes and coaches participate in a panel discussion called “Lessons from the Coaches’ Bench” featuring (left to right) Mark Ideson, Sonja Gaudet, Helen Radford, Andrea Ronnebeck, Richard Hart, Kyle Paquette and moderator Paul Webster (Photo Curling Canada/Brian Chick)
June 16, 2015

Mixed Doubles curling was a hot topic during a question-and-answer panel discussion that wrapped up the final day of professional development sessions at the 2015 Curling Canada Summit in Collingwood, Ont., on Tuesday afternoon.

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Summit 2015 underway both on and off the ice

Competitive curler Danielle Inglis prepares to demonstrate delivery techniques during a technical update session facilitated by National Development Coach Paul Webster and Curl Atlantic’s Helen Radford (Photo Curling Canada/Brian Chick)
June 15, 2015

The first full day of the 2015 Curling Canada Summit at the Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ont., got underway on Monday with sessions aimed at curlers, coaches and curling facility managers in three professional development streams: Curling Centre Best Practices, Recreational Instruction, and Competitive Coach.

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B.C.’s Rockslide Curling Camp: Five years and going strong

Campers and staff from Rockslide Curling Camp 2014 (Photo courtesy CurlBC)
May 25, 2015

When world-class B.C. coaches Al Moore and Darryl Horne launched Rockslide Curling Camp in 2011, they were looking for a way to celebrate, promote and grow junior curling in the province.

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Youth Olympics Journey: My journey begins

Team Canada poses on the ice with their new gear (l-r): Tyler Tardi, Mary Fay, coach Helen Radford, Karlee Burgess and Sterling Middleton (Curling Canada photo)
May 20, 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 first in a series as Karlee shares her experiences on the road to the Youth Olympics.

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Quebec through to the final

(Photo Morgan Daw)
May 2, 2015

Quebec is through to the final of the 2015 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship after defeating Manitoba in the Page Playoff 1-2 game at the Centre Gilles Chabot in Boucherville, Que., on Saturday afternoon.

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Tie-breaker for Ontario and Saskatchewan

Ontario's Chris Rees (Photo Morgan Daw)
May 1, 2015

The 2015 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship is headed to playoffs – but not until a tie-breaker determines the final team in the mix.

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Quebec alone on top

Benoit Lessard (Photo Morgan Daw)
April 30, 2015

Quebec’s Benoit Lessard won two more games on Thursday to take over first place at the 2015 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Que.

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Teams battling for top spot at Wheelchair championship

(Photo Morgan Daw)
April 29, 2015

After three days of competition, the standings are starting to take shape at the 2015 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Que.

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The hometown team bounces back in Boucherville

Team Quebec (Photo Morgan Daw)
April 28, 2015

After losing a close game to Ontario on Tuesday morning, Quebec’s Benoit Lessard bounced back with a decisive 10-3 win over New Brunswick in Draw Three of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Que.

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Manitoba opens with a win at Wheelchair Championship

Manitoba's Dennis Thiessen delivers his rock during Draw 1 action at the 2015 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship (Photo Morgan Daw)
April 27, 2015

Manitoba’s Dennis Thiessen opened with a 7-3 win over Alberta’s Don Kuchelyma as the 2015 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship got underway in Boucherville, Que., on Monday night.

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Park and Thomas just miss medals at World Mixed Doubles

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2015
April 25, 2015

Calgary’s Kalynn Park and Charley Thomas fought hard but weren’t able to catch up after falling behind in the bronze-medal game of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia, on Saturday morning, losing to Norway, 9-4.

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Gold and Silver for Canada at World Seniors

(WCF/Céline Stucki Photo)
April 25, 2015

Canada’s Lois Fowler and Alan O’Leary are bringing home medals – gold for the Canadian women and silver for the men – after the finals of the World Senior Curling Championships wrapped up in Sochi, Russia, on Saturday morning.

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Canada will meet Sweden in Mixed Doubles semifinals

Charley Thomas (WCF/Alina Pavlyuchik Photo)
April 24, 2015

With a 9-6 win over the USA on Friday afternoon, Calgary’s Kalynn Park and Charley Thomas are one step closer to the medals at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Sochi, Russia.

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Semifinals for Canadian men and women at World Seniors

Alan O'Leary (WCF/Céline Stucki Photo)
April 24, 2015

Alan O’Leary and Lois Fowler will lead their teams to the semifinals at the World Senior Curling Championships taking place at the Iceberg Skating Palace Training Rink in Sochi, Russia.

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