Tag Archives: Featured

Tag Archives: Featured

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

VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2016 on March 13, 2016.
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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Neufeld through to semifinals at World Seniors

Canada’s Randy Neufeld watches calls to his sweepers after delivering his rock at the 2016 World Senior Curling Championships in Karlstad, Sweden (WCF/Céline Stucki photo)
April 22, 2016

Canada’s Randy Neufeld scored a single point in the last end to win a see-saw battle over Scotland’s Gordon Muirhead during quarter-final action at the World Senior Curling Championships in Karlstad, Sweden on Friday.

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Canada won’t reach the podium at 2016 World Mixed Doubles

Canada’s Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff watch as rocks come to rest in the house during quarter-final action against Scotland’s Gina Aitken and Bruce Mouat at the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Championship in Karlstad, Sweden (WCF/Hamish Irvine photo)
April 22, 2016

Playoffs got underway at the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships, and it was a tough day for Canadians Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff, who lost a heartbreaking 6-5 quarter-final to Scotland on Friday in Karlstad, Sweden.

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Kasner and Kalthoff finish round robin undefeated at 2016 World Mixed Doubles

Marliese Kasner indique la trajectoire alors que son coéquipier Dustin Kalthoff balaie, au Mondial 2016 de curling en doubles mixtes, à Karlstad, Suède (WCF/Hamish Irvine photo)
April 21, 2016

The momentum continues to build for undefeated Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff as they wrapped up the round robin at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship with another commanding win on Thursday in Karlstad, Sweden.

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Canadian men and women heading to playoffs at World Seniors

Team Canada lead Cheryl Hall delivers her rock at the 2016 World Seniors Curling Championships in Karlstad, Sweden (WCF/Céline Stucki photo)
April 21, 2016

He still has one round-robin game to go, but Randy Neufeld already knows he will be moving on the playoffs at the 2016 World Senior Curling Championship after a 10-1 win over Finland on Thursday morning. And Terri Loblaw, who came into Thursday’s game knowing her Calgary foursome had already qualified, finished the round robin with a solid 7-3 six-end win over Latvia.

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Kasner and Kalthoff are playoff bound at World Mixed Doubles

Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff are all smiles after clinching a playoff spot at the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Karlstad, Sweden (WCF/Hamish Irvine photo)
April 20, 2016

Undefeated Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff were already assured of a playoff spot when they started their game against China – also undefeated – at the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, but they didn’t hold anything back in a 12-2 win on Wednesday evening in Karlstad, Sweden.

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Winning streak continues for Neufeld at World Seniors

Skip Randy Neufeld looks down the ice as his team delivers the next shot at the 2016 World Seniors Curling Championships in Karlstad, Sweden (WCF/Céline Stucki photo)
April 20, 2016

With two games left in the round robin of the 2016 World Senior Curling Championships, Randy Neufeld has his eyes on the playoffs after adding another win on Wednesday at the 2016 World Seniors Curling Championships in Karlstad, Sweden.

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