Tag Archives: junior curling

Tag Archives: junior curling

MQFT with Tyler Tardi

March 28, 2017

This week, John sits down with Tyler Tardi, skip of the Canadian Junior Men’s curling champions. Though Tyler lost in a tiebreaker at Worlds, his curling resumé is very impressive for an 18-year-old. He has won the Youth Olympics gold medal, a Canada Games bronze, and two BC Mixed Doubles titles, in addition to his Canadian championship this year. He now sets his sights on the national U-18 title later this season.

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Youth Curling continues to grow across Canada

January 20, 2017

When the 2023 Canada Winter Games get underway in Prince Edward Island, Mixed Doubles curling will be one of the new events on the schedule, and that’s good news for young Canadian curlers.

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

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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Top 10 reasons curling camp is The Best

September 8, 2016

Simon Barrick is a competitive curler and coach. He’s also a sport researcher, currently completing his PhD in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. This summer, Simon put his coaching skills to work as a staff member at the Alberta Rocks Curling Camp. Read on as Simon shares his Top 10 List of reasons that make curling camp – any curling camp! – The Best. Simon writes: What first jumps to mind when you hear “curling in the summer”? Insanity? Curiosity? Fun? How about “curling camp”? In August, I had the privilege of coaching at the Alberta Rocks Summer Curling ...

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The Daly family: A tale of three hearts

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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Billboards help Paris Curling Club boost its Learn-To-Curl program

March 1, 2016

Paris Curling Club President Mark Stouffer knows something about successful Learn-to-Curl (LTC) initiatives. His daughter, Samantha, created a highly effective program to attract local Brant County school children to the sport – a project that earned Samantha the 2013 Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year Award. But with membership numbers dropping, Stouffer wondered how to attract adult curlers to the fun-and-skills combination offered by a Learn-To-Curl program. His club’s solution? Billboards.

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The kids are all right – and giving back! – at the Ottawa Youth Curling League

December 23, 2015

Everyone knows that curlers are the first in line to volunteer for worthy causes, not just in their own clubs, but in the wider community, too. This season, a commitment to nurturing young curlers in the art of “giving back” was right at the top of the list for organizers of the Ottawa Youth Curling League. Remember the OYCL? We profiled this fledgling league for young curlers on our website last May, sharing the story of its overwhelming success in the first season of providing sport development and competition to Ottawa-area curlers under the age of 18.

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A new curling skills competition for Ontario kids

October 14, 2015

Young Ontario curlers aged 6-13 now have a new and exciting way to test out their curling skills as the Ontario Curling Association has announced its inaugural Hit, Draw & Tap Challenge for the 2015-2016 season. Curlers of all skill sets are invited to head down to their host club to test out their skills, with an opportunity to compete in a provincial championship event – on arena ice!

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Youth Olympics Journey: Summer training

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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Baseball player’s path to the pros rooted in curling

July 22, 2015

Curling and baseball may be very different in where and how the sports are played. But Chris Shaw sees plenty of similarities in both of the sports he’s found success in. The consistent catcher and hitter might be making a name for himself playing America’s game, but his path to the Major League comes with a Canadian twist.

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B.C.’s Rockslide Curling Camp: Five years and going strong

May 25, 2015

When world-class B.C. coaches Al Moore and Darryl Horne launched Rockslide Curling Camp in 2011, they were looking for a way to celebrate, promote and grow junior curling in the province.

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Dreams start young at the Ottawa Youth Curling League

May 12, 2015

Like many curlers, Ottawa’s Marc Bourguignon got involved in kids’ curling when his own children started in the Little Rock program at his home club, the RCMP. And as he watched his kids’ progress, an idea started to take shape.

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Youth curling thrives at Elmwood CC

April 21, 2015

The future of curling looks bright in Winnipeg if the Elmwood Curling Club’s very successful Little Rock, Bantam and Junior curling programs are anything to go by.

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Inside Junior Curling: Finding the next Brad Gushue

March 17, 2015

After years of watching the Brier on television, a young Brad Gushue was finally able to convince his family to let him try out the sport for himself. He didn’t know it then, but the moment his young feet hit the ice, a legend was born.

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Vernon junior spiel gives young curlers a competitive edge

December 18, 2014

Jim Cotter is well known in Canadian curling circles for his precision shot-making on the ice. But a few weeks ago, he was wearing another curling hat: junior team coach and part of the organizing committee for the 14th Annual Prestige Hotels Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Classic in Vernon, B.C.

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