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Share the love of curling

I looked at the little boy and told him he didn’t need to skate to curl, and his eyes lit up. ‘I’m going to curl this fall,’ he said. It was music to my ears.

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British Columbia is rocking with Capital One Rocks & Rings!

Three years ago, Curl BC signed an agreement and brought the Capital One Rocks & Rings program to the Metro Vancouver region as a pilot project. It proved to be such a success that it has been expanded, and by the end of this curling season, should have the program in every region in BC!

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Capital One Rocks & Rings: Launched in 6 New Cities

Over the past few months the Capital One Rocks & Rings team has been very busy getting set up and started in 6 new cities in Ontario.

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Capital One Rocks & Rings: Not just your school game!

Over the past few years, the Capital One Rocks & Rings program has been going into schools across Canada, teaching thousands of kids about the great Olympic Sport curling. What you might not realize is that this isn’t the only place you’ll find us!

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Capital One Rocks & Rings in Nunavut!

Last November, Chad McMullan and I had an unbelievable chance to travel to Iqaluit, Nunavut with the Capital One Rocks & Rings program.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Best Ways to Publicize

When operating programs that require participation, one important element is needed: participants. So this is obvious, and there are several ways to communicate with the public the fact your program is looking for participants. Just like many things in life, there is more than one way to achieve results.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Health and Safety Management

Recently I was contacted by my friends at the Canadian Curling Association to assist a curling club, which had questions about ‘risk management’ of their Little Rock and youth program and the need for police checks of volunteers. I would like to share the information, which was passed on, plus more.

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Pebbles to Boulders: ‘Not Often Thought Of’ Key to Success

I have been asked numerous times, “What makes a successful Little Rock Program?” There are many factors to creating a successful program such as instruction, social events, program variety, volunteers, communication, fun and ‘organization’.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Adaptation

Way back when, sports started to modify big boy activities so that the little people could play. It was not practical for little bodies to play sports with equipment and playing areas designed for adult sized participants. By modifying equipment to a smaller size, kids could be entrenched with sport at an earlier age to have a longer life long-experience with the healthy pursuits of sport.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Where to Find the Support?

You have got this great idea that you want to create a Little Rock program at your curling club. Not just a one-time fun spiel involving the kids and their families, but a full fledged 20 week program to encourage in curling the 6 years of age and up sector of our community.

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