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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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Around the House: Building an online curling community in North Bay

The action on the curling ice may be wrapping up for another season, but many curling facilities still maintain a presence all year long – online. A perfect example is Northern Ontario’s North Bay Granite Club, which has a thriving website and social media platform to keep curlers engaged in club activities throughout the season and beyond.

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House Call: Think about sitting on your curling club’s Board of Directors

Most curling clubs are guided by a Board of Directors. If you’re new to curling or you’ve been a member for only a few years, you might feel you don’t have anything to offer the Board. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Around the House: Chatham Granite celebrates 150 years

Curlers and community members, including 27 past presidents of the Chatham Granite Curling Club in Chatham, Ont., gathered on Nov. 10 to celebrate and reminisce about 150 years of curling tradition that began simply with a few players throwing stones on the frozen Thames  River .

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Around the House: Renovations have long-term benefits at the Ayr Curling Club

When Ontario’s Ayr Curling Club recognized that energy consumption generated the most costs to the facility, the club’s Board of Directors decided it was time to take action. With the aid of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant – and the efforts of many club members who volunteered their time and energy – Ayr CC set about making significant improvements that will have long-term benefits to its members.

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Around the House: Archival Photos and Vintage Curling Gear in Vancouver

Centennial celebrations continue at the Vancouver Curling Club, and the season has already been busy with bonspiels and banquets. Among the highlights was a special photo shoot: VCC members assembled on the ice in an effort to recreate a 1949 image from the club’s archives.

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Around the House: Home to the Wadena Curling Club

Boy grows up in a small Saskatchewan town and, of course, learns to curl at the local rink. Boy moves to big city, where he completes university, lands a job as an ice tech and, eventually, becomes a curling club general manager. Boy, all grown up now, moves back home to raise his young family. Where does he head? Straight to the local curling club, of course.

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Giving Back: It’s a Big Part of Curling Culture

Twelve years ago, Winnipeg’s Eric Dawson and his friend Kevin Wiebe were thinking about doing something fun to spruce up the curling season in Winnipeg – something like, say, taking it outside and playing on the Assiniboine River.  But the idea remained just that – a vague idea – until 2000, when Dawson’s father-in-law passed away unexpectedly as the result of a heart attack.

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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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Pebbles to Boulders: From the East to West

Prince Edward Island has a reputation for developing some very fine curlers. One of the brightest stars to come from the Island is Erin Carmody.

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House Call: A Curling Verse for Season’s End

Kim Perkins, Head Curling Professional at the Calgary Winter Club, wraps up the season with a few words of wisdom:

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Featured Curling Athlete: Tracy Horgan

It was supposed to be another coronation for Rachel Homan at the 2012 Ontario women’s curling championship in Kenora, but Tracy Horgan and her team from Sudbury had other ideas.

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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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Featured Curling Athlete: Tom Naugler

As the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier wore on in Saskatoon in early March, two storylines became apparent.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Warmth in Coldwater

The Coldwater Curling Club – you may have heard of it. Coldwater is the home club of the Glenn Howard and Sherry Middaugh curling teams. Just as important as the fame of these world-class curling teams, Coldwater is steadily gaining a reputation of developing a fine youth program, which starts off with Little Rocks.

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