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Junior Athlete Q&A: Shannon Birchard

If the name Shannon Birchard sounds familiar, there’s a very good reason for that! Birchard is most well-known for skipping Team Manitoba to a second place-finish at last year’s M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Championships in Fort McMurray, Alta., losing a close final to B.C’s Corryn Brown.

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Inside Junior Curling: Forever young

As Team Newfoundland and Labrador was announced at the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Senior Curling Nationals, out walked best friends and teammates Geoff Cunningham and Rob Thomas, the reigning Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships silver medalists.

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Former New Brunswick junior Andrew Case signs with Blue Jays

Former New Brunswick junior curler Andrew Case has traded his curling broom for a baseball and the transition is paying dividends: on Sept. 28, he signed a free-agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Junior Curler Q&A with Sadie Pinksen

Throughout the season, we’ll be sitting down with young, up-and-coming athletes to find out everything from their favourite food to eat on the road to what their goals and dreams are.

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Capital One Rocks & Rings: Curl Moncton supports summer camps

Cathlia Ward shares the story of her first session as a Capital One Rocks & Rings instructor in New Brunswick.

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Business of Curling: School programs

Identifying a problem is the easy part when it comes to developing the sport of curling. But how do you, as manager of a curling facility, execute a solution?

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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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Young curlers enjoy fun and games at Alberta Rocks Junior Curling Camp

Four days. Six hours in the classroom. Six hours at fitness practice. Twelve hours on the ice. One dance and one massive team shoot out.

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Inside Junior Curling: Optimist International U-18 Curling Championships

The Optimist International U-18 Curling Championships is Canada’s premier youth event for players under 18 years of age.

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Inside Junior Curling: A Junior Program Coordinator’s Perspective

Ever wonder what it’s like to jump head first into teaching a group of youngsters each week? Would you be brave enough to take on that challenge? Well Sherrie Burechailo did just that and never looked back.

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Meaford Curling Club adopts local schools with Capital One Rocks & Rings

Over the past few years, the Capital One Rocks & Rings program has been expanding. We’ve been encouraging local clubs to take advantage of our Adopt a School program. The Meaford Curling Club worked with their local schools to get students from the gym to the curling ice, and here is their story.

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Inside Junior Curling: Youth Olympic Games Bronze Medallists Reflect

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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Inside Junior Curling: Curling in the North with Thomas Scoffin

In this week’s edition, we’ll turn our attention to junior curling in the northern part of our country – Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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Inside Junior Curling: Where the junior stars are now – Dean Joanisse

During this series, we will be catching up with some former junior stars to see what they are up to today. Meet Dean Joanisse, 1987 Canadian junior curling champion and two-time B.C. men’s champ from Abbotsford, B.C.

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Inside Junior Curling: The Mastermind Behind the First Junior Curling Tour

Wes Johnson – a name that you may or may not have heard of, but one you should know about. Johnson has been instrumental in the development of junior curling not only in Ontario, but also across Canada.

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