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Baseball player’s path to the pros rooted in curling

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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Curling’s funny man takes centre stage

July 9, 2015

So, this curler walks into a bar… Ironically, the curler who has told more jokes and been paid to do so, and who will participate in the world’s biggest comedy festival later this month in Montreal, doesn’t tell many curling jokes in his act.

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Wheelchair curling research underway at University of Waterloo

July 6, 2015

Paralympic gold-medalist Mark Ideson is throwing stones at the KW Granite Club in Waterloo, Ont., but it’s not the stones placement that’s getting all the attention. No, today the focus is on what he’s wearing: an advanced motion tracking suit that scientists and engineers at the University of Waterloo are using to develop the first-ever biomechanical model of a wheelchair curler in an attempt to improve performance and minimize the risk of injury.

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An athlete, on and off the ice

June 4, 2015

There are a couple of things that make Ashley Quick particularly unique as a Canadian curler. First, in an era during which fitness has never been more important as a building block to being a competitive, elite curler, the 25-year-old marketing co-ordinator for Ens Auto in Saskatoon has taken it to another level as a championship-level fitness/bikini show competitor, winning the first three competitions she entered earlier this year. Second, with the International Olympic Committee on the verge of granting medal status to mixed doubles curling — meetings are scheduled for June 7 and 8 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the ...

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

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

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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Dreams start young at the Ottawa Youth Curling League

May 12, 2015

Like many curlers, Ottawa’s Marc Bourguignon got involved in kids’ curling when his own children started in the Little Rock program at his home club, the RCMP. And as he watched his kids’ progress, an idea started to take shape.

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Sport and the art of moving forward

May 11, 2015

(By Chantal Laframboise Fox, Canadian Heritage, Western Region) After beating cancer twice in less than five years, my mother contracted MRSA while in the hospital for what was supposed to be an overnight surgery. Instead, she ended up in hospital for 85 days, spanning three institutions, most of which was spent in isolation. There were weeks when she had no colour in her face and we nearly lost her twice. In a last-ditch effort to get the MRSA out of her body, her doctors concluded they had to remove her artificial hip. Due to the style of her artificial appliance, ...

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Youth curling thrives at Elmwood CC

April 21, 2015

The future of curling looks bright in Winnipeg if the Elmwood Curling Club’s very successful Little Rock, Bantam and Junior curling programs are anything to go by.

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“Sociables” league fills afternoon ice at Royals CC

April 15, 2015

Like many clubs, downtown Toronto’s Royal Canadian Curling Club – known as “The Royals” – has a busy evening schedule of league play. But in the afternoons? Not a whole lot going on.

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Young curlers get a taste of international competition

April 10, 2015

The 2015 Optimist International Under-18 Curling Championship wrapped up in Edmonton on Sunday, with Manitoba (men) and Ontario (women) winning gold.

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From sidelines to spare at the Canada Winter Games 2015

April 8, 2015

You may have missed it during another jam-packed curling season, but for two weeks in February, curlers aged 12-18 from across Canada gathered on the ice of the Prince George Golf and Curling Club in British Columbia to compete at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

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A reunion on the ice for 2012 Youth Olympians

March 25, 2015

A special reunion took place in Waterloo, Ont., recently, where curlers from across Canada took over the K-W Granite Club for the CIS-Curling Canada University Curling Championships.

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Morgan fitting right in with Team Jones

March 20, 2015

SAPPORO, Japan — The call came out of the blue last August.

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Inside Junior Curling: Finding the next Brad Gushue

March 17, 2015

After years of watching the Brier on television, a young Brad Gushue was finally able to convince his family to let him try out the sport for himself. He didn’t know it then, but the moment his young feet hit the ice, a legend was born.

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