Tag Archives: Helen Radford

Tag Archives: Helen Radford

New PHE Canada resource for teachers gets kids to “Move Think Learn” about curling

The new PHE Canada Move Think Learn: Focus on Curling resource for teachers includes curling-specific gym activities such as aiming at a target and maintaining balance while throwing. (Photo by Helen Radford)
September 21, 2016

Physical education teachers now have an easy way to introduce their grades 4-6 students to the sport of curling, thanks to a free online resource package offered by Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada. Move Think Learn: Curling in Focus is the latest in a series of sport-specific packages that help teachers create a complete learning unit, using classroom and gymnasium equipment in innovative ways. PHE Canada’s curling resource joins 12 other physical education packages that focus on a variety of sports ranging from hockey, basketball and soccer to archery, canoe/kayak and team handball, among others. “The themes of Move ...

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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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Team Canada set for 2016 Youth Winter Olympics

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February 11, 2016

Team Canada will begin its pursuit of curling gold on Friday at the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

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Youth Olympics Journey: “We’re coming together as a team!”

“We are really beginning to come together as a team,” says Karlee Burgess of Canada’s Youth Olympics team after the end of summer training. From left to right, Mary Fay, Tyler Tardi, Burgess and Sterling Middleton (Photo courtesy H. Radford)
October 28, 2015

Karlee Burgess is a 17-year-old curler from Nova Scotia who will compete for Canada at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, next February with teammates Tyler Tardi, Mary Fay and Sterling Middleton. This story is the third in a series, as Karlee shares her experiences on the road to the Youth Olympic Games.

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Youth Olympics Journey: Summer training

Team Canada Youth Olympians Sterling Middleton and Karlee Burgess work on sweeping technique at the National Training Centre in Edmonton, Alta. (Photo by H. Radford)
September 16, 2015

Karlee Burgess is a 17-year-old curler from Nova Scotia who will compete for Canada at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, next February. This story is the second in a series as Karlee shares her experiences on the road to the Youth Olympic Games.

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Summit 2015 underway both on and off the ice

Competitive curler Danielle Inglis prepares to demonstrate delivery techniques during a technical update session facilitated by National Development Coach Paul Webster and Curl Atlantic’s Helen Radford (Photo Curling Canada/Brian Chick)
June 15, 2015

The first full day of the 2015 Curling Canada Summit at the Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ont., got underway on Monday with sessions aimed at curlers, coaches and curling facility managers in three professional development streams: Curling Centre Best Practices, Recreational Instruction, and Competitive Coach.

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Focus on Coaching: Take four young curlers…

February 1, 2013

During the 2011-2012 season, Helen Radford found herself at the helm of a unique coaching project: take four talented young curlers from different parts of the country, turn them into a team, and prepare them to represent Canada at the first Winter Youth Olympic Games. A challenge? Yes. A success? Most definitely!

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Inside Junior Curling: Youth Olympic Games Bronze Medallists Reflect

January 4, 2013

Let’s start off the year with a reflection on one hugely significant event for junior curlers around the world in 2012 – the Youth Olympic Games.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: The Journey Comes to an End

February 7, 2012

As I sit here writing my final column, I’m reminiscing over the last ten months, and how much of an impact they have made on my life.

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Bronze medals presented to Team Canada at 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games

January 22, 2012

The Canadian flag was flying high at the presentation of the Mixed Team bronze medal to Team Canada on the final day of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games curling competition on Sunday.

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First Winter Youth Olympics medals go to Canadian curlers

January 20, 2012

Team Canada curlers will step on the podium to receive their bronze medals today – the first medals won by Canadian athletes competing at the Winter Youth Olympic Games taking place in Innsbruck, Austria.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: The Journey So Far

December 27, 2011

Editor’s Note: Prince Edward Island curler Emily Gray will be leaving for Austria in less than two weeks to compete for Canada at the first-ever Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: Adventures in Brandon, Manitoba

November 29, 2011

The team got together in Brandon, Manitoba, for one last event before the Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: Our first big test in Ottawa

November 14, 2011

The team has wrapped up another awesome, busy weekend! The gang was together again in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, Ont., for the JSI OVCA Junior Superspiel.

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Youth Olympics Team wins Consolation Event at JSI OVCA Junior Superspiel

November 6, 2011

After getting off to a slow start, Canada’s Youth Olympics curling team rattled off four straight wins to capture the Consolation Event at the John Shea Insurance OVCA Junior Superspiel in Ottawa this weekend.

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