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Rocks & Rings gets kids onto the ice in Oromocto

Rocks & Rings instructor Cathlia Ward works with a young students from Summerhill School at the Gage Golf & Country Club in Oromocto, N.B. (Photo courtesy C. Ward)

Dr. Brian Dalrymple has been sponsoring the Rocks & Rings program in Oromocto, N.B., for the past three years. Each fall, he “adopts” local schools in order to bring curling awareness to local elementary students. The Gage Golf & Country Club is using the Rocks & Rings program as a marketing tool for their curling club and especially for their Little Rocks program: they’ve taken the kids from the gym to the curling rink.

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Inside Junior Curling: School comes first!

Liverpool, NS 2014 M&M Canadian Juniors Alberta skip Kelsey Rocque throws a rock in the final game with sweepers Taylor McDonald and Claire Tully. CCA/michael burns photo

One of the most common traits you’ll find in junior curlers across Canada and even internationally is the fact that most of these athletes are not simply athletes, but student athletes.

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Inside Junior Curling: Sisterly love

Les sœurs Cathlia (à gauche) et Jamie (à droite) avec leur papa Mark Ward au Brier Tim Hortons 2003 où Mark était premier dans l’équipe de Brad Gushue. (Photo par C. Ward)

Here we are again, September of another curling season. For most curlers in Canada, this season represents new beginnings. New teams and new dreams are forming across the nation, and my 2014-2015 squad is no different.

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Inside Junior Curling: The legacy lives on

It has been almost 14 years since the curling world lost one of its greatest athletes, Sandra Schmirler. A native of Saskatchewan, Schmirler quickly climbed the ranks to curling greatness and stole the hearts of Canadians from coast to coast. To say Sandra is a Canadian and curling hero is an understatement.

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Inside Junior Curling: Strength in family

If you look at the line-up of teams at the 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships, you will find one common trend: parents. Parents who are coaching their kids and enjoying the journey of living their dreams together. From the Northwest Territories to Newfoundland and Labrador, parents of players were found on the coaches’ bench at the recent national junior curling championships in Liverpool, N.S.

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Inside Junior Curling: Chasing the dream

Every year, junior curlers from Newfoundland and Labrador to Nunavut begin chasing their biggest junior curling dream with their eyes set on representing their province or territory at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships.

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Inside Junior Curling: Forever young

As Team Newfoundland and Labrador was announced at the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Senior Curling Nationals, out walked best friends and teammates Geoff Cunningham and Rob Thomas, the reigning Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships silver medalists.

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Inside Junior Curling: Tales of a curling addict

My name is Cathlia Ward, I’m a 19-year-old Leadership student at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, and I love curling.

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Inside Junior Curling: Final thoughts on the World Junior Curling Championships

Cathlia Ward, fifth for Team Canada at the World Junior Curling Championships, has just returned home from Sochi, Russia after a whirlwind journey. The team had some ups and downs during the week; however, as you read Ward’s account, it is very apparent that the team reflects very fondly on their exciting adventure.

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Inside Junior Curling: Journey to Sochi for Junior Worlds

Cathlia Ward was chosen to be the fifth for the Canadian junior team who is currently in Sochi, Russia for the World Junior Curling Championships. I asked Cathlia about her experience of joining Team Canada, and she shared her experience with me in her own words – which isn’t surprising since she’s also blogging about it at Memoirs of a Fifth.

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