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Around the House: Vancouver Curling Club Celebrates 100 Years

They may have moved to a variety of different addresses, and yes, they may have been forced to take a few breaks (World Wars will do that to a schedule). But curlers in Vancouver have been finding ice for one hundred years, and this season they’re planning to celebrate that milestone.

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Around the House: “Down time” at Guelph Curling Club

As the closing banquet for my Wednesday night league at the Guelph Curling Club wrapped up last spring, I remember looking at the pools of water covering the melting ice in the darkened ice house. The end of the season. Time for summer.

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Around the House: First season a triumph in Maniwaki

For many curling facilities across the country, April is the month of closing bonspiels, awards presentations and – for some – lacing up skates (instead of sliders) to destroy a season’s worth of pebbled ice.

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Around the House: Exciting Times in Moose Jaw

Ask Leslie Glova, Manager of Program Development at Moose Jaw’s Mosaic Place, about the past curling season and then stand back: the all-out excitement and enthusiasm she shares about the city’s new 210,000 square foot entertainment/sports facility is impressive. Equally impressive is the role the community played in getting this project rolling and, after many years, completed.

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Around the House: One Curling Club, Two Big Events

Lots of curling clubs host bonspiels, right?  The process is simple: advertise for teams, stock the bar, arrange the food, organize the prizes and entertainment, maybe do a bit of decorating, and you’re all set to go.

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Around the House: Always Something to Celebrate

Attention may be focused on championship curling at the moment – the Scotties just finished, the Brier underway, and the Junior World Championships in progress – but clubs across the country have their own special events happening as well. Old and new, big and small, curling clubs love to commemorate their anniversaries and remember where they came from.

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Around the House: Dawson Curling Club celebrates 113 years of the International Bonspiel

They’ve been mining gold in Dawson City, Yukon, since the 1890s, and they’ve been curling in Dawson for at least that long.

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Around the House: Curling is Hot in Charlotte, North Carolina

Maybe it was the appeal of the winter Olympics. Maybe it was the large number of Canadians living in town. Or maybe it was just time, as the spread of the curling bug around the United States finally reached the South. Whatever the reason, curling has taken off in Charlotte, North Carolina, fuelled by a dedicated partnership between local enthusiasts and their Canadian ex-pat neighbours.

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Around the House: Two curling clubs become one in King Township

Until recently, if you wanted to curl in Schomberg or Nobleton, King Township, Ontario, you could do so – one night a week in a hockey arena.

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Around the House: Collingwood Curlers Meet the Challenge

They’ve been curling in Collingwood since 1881, thanks in great part to the enthusiasm and hard work of its volunteers since those early days.

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Around the House: Resolve To Do More at Your Curling Club

It’s the season of giving gifts, socializing with family and friends, and looking back – and forward. Yes, it’s resolution time.

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Around the House: Iron and Granite in Winnipeg

Curling in Winnipeg?  Winter wouldn’t be complete without it. But curling in Winnipeg, in the dead of winter – outdoors?

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Around the House: Strategy on and off the ice at the Nanaimo Curling Centre

Every curler knows that a well-considered strategy can be the difference between winning and losing. But what about strategy off the ice?

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Around the House: An early-season curling club tour

In some parts of the country the leaves are still falling, and in others, the snow shovels are in action – it’s curling season from coast to coast.

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Around the House: The Windsor Curling Club rises from the ashes

It’s the nightmare that no curling club ever wants to experience: on September 25, 2007, the Windsor Curling Club in Windsor, Nova Scotia, burned to the ground.

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