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Business of Curling: Blind River Curling Club

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When you’re a curling club in a small community far from larger centres, it can be a challenge to keep the sheets full and members happy. But the Blind River Curling Club hasn’t let its relatively small size get in the way of providing successful leagues and activities for curlers of all ages and levels.

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What a difference YOU made!

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Donors have had such an impact on curling in Canada in just a few short months!

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House Call: Organizing tips for your corporate curling event

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Social and super-fun, curling is a great activity for corporate team-building or seasonal office parties. You can simplify things for groups made up of mostly beginners so that the learning process is fun for all ability levels.

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Curling: The “gateway” to a healthy future

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Canadian kids are being left out of traditional sports, especially girls, obese children, those with special needs, and kids from low income families.* We want kids to be happy and healthy for years to come.

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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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Business of Curling: Creative marketing at Juan de Fuca Curling Centre

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Juan de Fuca Curling Centre in Victoria, B.C., has found a number of innovative ways to attract and retain new curlers, thanks to some creative thinking and valuable partnerships with local businesses.

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Mentoring comes easily to Team Middaugh

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Ontario’s Sherry Middaugh and her team are trying out a new way to thank team sponsors and give back to the sport.

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Around the House: Dundas Granite Curling Club celebrates 50th Anniversary

In 1963, curlers threw their first rocks down the ice at the brand new Dundas Granite Curling Club, and this fall, some of those curlers returned to this small Ontario town to help celebrate the club’s fiftieth anniversary.

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Around the House: A winning team effort in Fort Frances

When the Fort Frances Curling Club replaced its aging physical plant with a new geothermal heating and cooling system in 2011, the benefits were noticed right away. And so were the high financial costs of such a significant capital investment.

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Business of Curling: Corporate partnerships help generate revenue

Finding revenue beyond membership fees is a concept that is sometimes forgotten when it comes to curling clubs. Corporate partnerships are great ways to find secondary sources of revenue, an opportunity that many clubs are missing out on.

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Olympic hopefuls pitch in with Capital One Rocks & Rings

Heather Nedohin has been a top-level competitor for many years and is loved by fans everywhere for the emotion she shows on the curling ice. Last spring we connected with her to get her involved with the Rocks & Rings program and she jumped at the opportunity.

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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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Rocks & Rings: A young curler helps with the program

In May, I (instructor Nicole Westlund) brought the Capital One Rocks & Rings program to King George VI School in Chatham, Ont.

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Around the House: 175 years of curling in Guelph

The glass may have been foggy for spectators, and there may have been a few ice bumps thanks to the humid, rainy weather, but that didn’t stop hundreds of curlers – and non-curlers – from congregating at the Guelph Curling Club on Saturday, September 21 to kick off the club’s 175th anniversary season.

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Training session attracts facilitators from across Canada

The start of the curling season is just as important to coaches as it is to curlers. While teams of all levels are getting back on the ice, coaches are working on their skills too, attending National Coaching Certification Programs delivered by their Member Associations (MA).

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