Tag Archives: Featured

Tag Archives: Featured

First Canadian U-18 championships to be staged in Moncton, N.B.

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July 12, 2016

History will be made next April in Moncton, N.B., when the city plays host to the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships.

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MQFT with Dana Ferguson

Dana Ferguson, second on Team Sweeting, in action at the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Winnipeg, Man. (Curling Canada/Michael Burns photo)
July 7, 2016

This week, John sits down with Dana Ferguson, current second and long-time member of Team Val Sweeting, with whom she has had a ton of success, finishing second at back-to-back Scotties championships, hoisting a Grand Slam title, and playing in just about every major tournament you can imagine. John sat down with Dana as her team prepares to secure a Trials berth this season.

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Brier, world champ Nolan Thiessen joins Curling Canada team as consultant

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June 24, 2016

Curling Canada is adding one of the game’s best players to its organization, it was announced today.

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Dreaming big, on and off the ice

“You can do anything if you put the work in,” says Nova Scotia’s Mary Fay, who is stepping away from curling to pursue studies at Queen’s University with the goal of becoming a doctor (WCF/Marissa Tiel photo)
June 23, 2016

(Story by Cathlia Ward) At just 18 years of age, Mary Fay has quickly risen to Canadian and world curling stardom. The Chester, N.S., native captured the 2016 Youth Olympic gold medal, the 2016 Canadian Junior Championship and the 2016 Junior World Championship all in the span of about a month and a half. Pretty crazy for a grade 12 student, right? “(Curling) has made the past 10 years so enjoyable and I wouldn’t change a thing,” Fay says now, after what many would consider a dream curling season. “Curling has just given me so much that I could never ...

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New formats, new event introduced at 2016 National Curling Congress

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June 19, 2016

Not only will Curling Canada have new formats for its national men’s and women’s championships, it will also have a brand new national championship.

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Field set for 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup in Brandon

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June 6, 2016

World and Canadian champions, along with Olympic gold-medallists, will be heading to Brandon, Man., next December for the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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WCF and National Research Council are testing curling brushes and sweeping technique

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May 25, 2016

OTTAWA – The World Curling Federation (WCF) and the National Research Council (NRC), Canada’s “go-to” research and technology organization, are investigating the effects of curling brush head technology on ice surfaces and their potential effects on where stones come to rest.

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The Daly family: A tale of three hearts

“We’re really just so thankful that he found this sport,” says Kim Daly about her son, Colton (Photo by Kevin Daly)
May 5, 2016

(Story by Cathlia Ward) Happy, energetic and active would have been the best way to describe Ottawa’s Colton Daly when he was eight years old. Colton, along with his two sisters, Camille and Calissa, enjoyed all sorts of physical activities. From hockey to triathlons, all three kids were always on the move – that is, until a sudden diagnosis. After experiencing some chest pain and shortness of breath in a grocery store, and another similar episode while at home with a babysitter, Colton was rushed to the hospital.

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2016 For the Love of Curling Scholarship applications now being accepted

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May 4, 2016

Canada’s young curlers again have the opportunity to benefit from the Curling Canada Foundation’s For the Love of Curling Scholarship program.

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Youth Olympics Journey: “We believed we could do it, and we did!”

Karlee Burgess with teammates Mary Fay, Tyler Tardi and Sterling Middleton on the podium at the Youth Olympic Games: “Nothing in the world could make me happier.” (WCF/Richard Gray photo)
May 3, 2016

Karlee Burgess is a 17-year-old curler from Nova Scotia who competed for Canada at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, where she won the gold medal with teammates Tyler Tardi, Mary Fay and Sterling Middleton. This is the final story in a series in which Karlee shared her experiences on the road to the Youth Olympic Games – and beyond. What’s happened since she came home from Norway? Lots!

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Another banner season for Canadian curling

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May 2, 2016

Canadian teams at all levels once again were world-beaters during the 2015-16 curling season, which officially wrapped up this past weekend.

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MQFT with Brad Gushue

Brad Gushue in action at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa (Curling Canada/Michael Burns photo)
April 29, 2016

This week, John sits down with a man who has had one the best curling seasons in recent memory, coming second at the Tim Hortons Brier, hoisting three Grand Slam titles, and winning the Grand Slam Cup before the final event of the season is even played. He’s been to 13 Tim Hortons Briers, won an Olympic gold medal, and he has a highway named after him, which is about the most bad-ass thing I can think of.

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Optimist International Under-18 helps young curlers develop a competitive edge

2016 Optimist International Under-18 Curling Championship participants (Detour Photography)
April 27, 2016

Earlier this month, the 2016 Optimist International Under-18 Curling Championship took over the Jasper Place Curling Club in Edmonton. The Saskatchewan men’s and Manitoba women’s teams recently took home the gold medals in this annual event that provides an opportunity for young curlers to develop their competitive skills against teams from across Canada and beyond.

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Fifth place and Olympic points for Canada at World Mixed Doubles

Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff wave to Canadian fans after a win during the round robin of the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Karlstad, Sweden (WCF/Richard Gray photo)
April 23, 2016

Canadians Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff handily won both their games in the playoffs of the Classification Round at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship on Saturday to secure a fifth-place finish and eight points in the all-important ranking for Canada in Olympic Mixed Doubles standings.

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Silver for Neufeld at World Seniors

(From left to right) Coach Bill Tschirhart, skip Randy Neufeld, third Dean Moxham, second/vice Peter Nicholls, lead Dale Michie: Silver medallists at the 2016 World Senior Men's Curling Championship in Karlstad, Sweden (WCF/Céline Stucki)
April 23, 2016

Randy Neufeld is bringing home a silver medal after a 7-4 loss to Sweden’s Mats Wrana in the final of the 2016 World Senior Men’s Curling Championship in Karlstad, Sweden, on Saturday.

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