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Youth Olympic Dreams: The Journey Comes to an End

As I sit here writing my final column, I’m reminiscing over the last ten months, and how much of an impact they have made on my life.

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Team Canada plays for Bronze at Youth Olympic Games

A loss in the semi-finals means Team Canada is playing for Bronze at the First Winter Youth Olympic Games.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: On My Way to Innsbruck!

As I write this, I am sitting at the Toronto airport, looking out at a plane I will soon be boarding for my journey to Innsbruck, Austria.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: The Journey So Far

Editor’s Note: Prince Edward Island curler Emily Gray will be leaving for Austria in less than two weeks to compete for Canada at the first-ever Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: Day by day, the Games are getting closer

Curling has been quite slow since the team was last together in Brandon. I have worked at two camps, and spent some time in coaching seminars in the past few weeks. It’s always great to see the kids out on the ice being so enthusiastic about the sport!

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Youth Olympic Dreams: Adventures in Brandon, Manitoba

The team got together in Brandon, Manitoba, for one last event before the Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: Our first big test in Ottawa

The team has wrapped up another awesome, busy weekend! The gang was together again in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, Ont., for the JSI OVCA Junior Superspiel.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: Fun and games in Vancouver

Just a little over three weeks ago, the team was back together again in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. It was awesome to see everyone again, and get to have some more ice time.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: Curling – and a hectic schedule!

Well, today I made the trek from one coast to the other.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: Whitecap!

So, another great summer has come to an end, but not without a little bit of fun! Only a few short weeks ago the team was back together in Halifax for the Whitecap Curling Academy.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: Trips, training and curling camp

Since my last post, I have come home from the trip of a lifetime! My trip to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii was absolutely amazing.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: Just an Average Teenage Girl

So, where do I begin? Since my last post, I have completed grade 11. All of my exams went extremely well, and I have been working full time ever since. Between finishing school, working and training I have been quite busy. I miss curling very much, and I cannot wait until August when Team Canada meets up again in Halifax for the week-long Whitecap Curling Camp.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: The journey begins!

When I was younger, my mom decided to sign me up for a March Break curling camp. Kids went for about two hours a day for one week to learn the basics of curling. Then, in 2001, I watched PEI’s Suzanne Gaudet win the Junior Worlds as Team Canada, and I told my mom that I wanted to do that someday. She signed me up for my first full winter of curling, and that’s where my Youth Olympics journey began.

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