Tag Archives: Nolan Thiessen

Tag Archives: Nolan Thiessen

Thiessen blog: How we got to Curling ABG (After BroomGate)

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September 16, 2016

This past week, the World Curling Federation introduced numerous new sweeping and equipment rules during the World Curling Congress in Stockholm. This year’s congress was likely the most discussed Congress of the five held to date, after a year in which a massive sweeping conundrum hung over our sport.

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Brier, world champ Nolan Thiessen joins Curling Canada team as consultant

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June 24, 2016

Curling Canada is adding one of the game’s best players to its organization, it was announced today.

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Team Canada aims to tell another winning story at Tim Hortons Brier

2015, Calgary Ab, Tim Hortons Brier, Team Canada skip Pat Simmons, lead Nolan Thiessen, second Carter Rycroft, Curling Canada/michael burns photo
March 1, 2016

When was the last time you watched a sequel that matched the first movie for entertainment? When it doesn’t live up to your ideal of the first movie, does it take something away the opening act?

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Big-game tension goes hand in hand with baseball and curling

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October 8, 2015

By Nolan Thiessen In our current social media age there is a tendency to overstate current events as “unprecedented” or “the best ever.” That said, I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that I can’t remember a time when the Blue Jays have captured the imagination of Canada quite like they have since their flurry of trades in late July. Canadian baseball fandom was never at the heights it is at today, even when the WAMCO Jays were destroying MLB in 1993.

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Star curlers teeing up for Curling Canada Charity Golf Tournament

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May 13, 2015

Some of curling’s biggest names will be among those hitting the links on June 17 in the second annual Curling Canada Charity Golf Tournament, presented by Pinty’s.

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Ford World Men’s Curling Championship begins Saturday in Halifax

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March 26, 2015

Global men’s curling supremacy will be on the line when the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship gets underway on Saturday at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.

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2015 Canadian Men’s Team

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March 11, 2015

Front, l-r: skip Pat Simmons, third John Morris. Back, l-r, coach Earle Morris, lead Nolan Thiessen, alternate Tom Sallows, second Carter Rycroft. Not pictured, national coach Rick Lang.

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Tim Hortons Brier looming large on horizon

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February 9, 2015

Ever get that feeling that you should be somewhere and you’re missing something major? I had that feeling last week as it was the first time in 10 years that I was not at the Alberta Men’s Provincials.

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Calgary serves up memorable Continental Cup experience

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January 19, 2015

How do you break this team up? I mean, what good reason is there to not send us back out there for the next World Financial Group Continental Cup after the destruction that just took place in Calgary?

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Continental Cup offers unique experience for competitors

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January 6, 2015

This week in Calgary at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, the World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by SecurTek Monitoring Solutions, gets underway.

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Tim Hortons Brier Tankard is a dream come true

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December 23, 2014

During every Tim Hortons Brier final between the seventh and eighth ends, two RCMP officers bring the Brier Tankard out for everyone to see.

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A potential Tim Hortons Brier preview in Camrose

Winnipeg, MB Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013 Team Morris Skip John Morris CCA/michael burns photo
December 2, 2014

The puck (rock?) drops Wednesday on the Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Merian Manufacturing, and as always it is going to be quite a week of curling.

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Team Morris keeping things positive!

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November 6, 2014

The first weekend of competition is over for the new Team Morris and we were cautiously optimistic about our start.

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Team Canada gets back to work

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September 30, 2014

Team Canada is ready to begin a big season, including trips to the 2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup, the 2015 WFG Continental Cup and the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier.

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A peek behind the scenes of Team Canada

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September 11, 2014

Fans who’ve enjoyed my writing for the past few years have commented that it feels like little peek into the inner workings of elite curling, a view behind the curtain, so to speak.

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