Tag Archives: wheelchair curling

Tag Archives: wheelchair curling

Regina named to host 2016 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

August 20, 2015

Curl Regina will play host to the 2016 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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Wheelchair curling research underway at University of Waterloo

Curler Mark Ideson and University of Waterloo researcher Brock Laschowski (Photo courtesy Dr. John McPhee)
July 6, 2015

Paralympic gold-medalist Mark Ideson is throwing stones at the KW Granite Club in Waterloo, Ont., but it’s not the stones placement that’s getting all the attention. No, today the focus is on what he’s wearing: an advanced motion tracking suit that scientists and engineers at the University of Waterloo are using to develop the first-ever biomechanical model of a wheelchair curler in an attempt to improve performance and minimize the risk of injury.

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Sport and the art of moving forward

(Photo by Chantal Laframboise Fox)
May 11, 2015

(By Chantal Laframboise Fox, Canadian Heritage, Western Region) After beating cancer twice in less than five years, my mother contracted MRSA while in the hospital for what was supposed to be an overnight surgery. Instead, she ended up in hospital for 85 days, spanning three institutions, most of which was spent in isolation. There were weeks when she had no colour in her face and we nearly lost her twice. In a last-ditch effort to get the MRSA out of her body, her doctors concluded they had to remove her artificial hip. Due to the style of her artificial appliance, ...

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Team Canada named for 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship

January 15, 2015

Canada will be putting a new-look team on the ice when the 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship gets underway Feb. 7 in Lohja, Finland, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.

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Playoff teams set at Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

May 2, 2014

The playoff teams are set after a dramatic finish to Day 5 at the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Que.

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Quebec and Ontario tied at the top

May 1, 2014

With seven draws completed in the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, the defending champions from Quebec look determined to defend their 2013 title after scoring two big wins on Thursday.

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Leaders start to emerge in Wheelchair Championship

April 30, 2014

The standings are beginning to take shape at the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Boucherville, Que., as undefeated Ontario continues to lead the pack after three days of competition, with Quebec and Saskatchewan close behind.

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Quebec steals a win to open Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

April 28, 2014

The first day of competition at the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship is complete in Boucherville, Que., with last year’s champion – Benoit Lessard of Quebec – coming from behind to steal a 6-5 win over Nova Scotia’s George Horning.

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Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship starts Monday in Boucherville, Que.

April 25, 2014

The 11th Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship begins Monday at the Club de curling de Boucherville.

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Canada claims third straight Paralympic gold!

March 15, 2014

We’re golden, three times over!

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Veteran-laden Canadian team nominated for Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

December 6, 2013

It will be a battle-tested team that that has been nominated to play for a third consecutive wheelchair curling gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, March 7 to 16 in Sochi, Russia, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association and Canadian Paralympic Committee.

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Wheelchair Curling: Sharing skills and building friendships in Boucherville

October 25, 2013

When members of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Team journeyed to Boucherville, Que., Oct. 3-6 for a weekend on the ice with 2013 Canadian champions, Team Quebec, the focus was on training techniques and skill-sharing, but it was also on building strong connections among high-performance wheelchair curlers across Canada.

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2014 Canadian Wheelchair Championship awarded to Boucherville, Que.

June 24, 2013

The reigning champions will get a chance to defend their title in their home province at the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.

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A conversation with Andy Jones, wheelchair curling coach

April 25, 2013

Andy Jones of Calgary recently coached Team Alberta to the bronze medal at the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Ottawa. Jones works with both able-bodied and wheelchair curlers, and he’s a role model for coaches who might be looking to expand their repertoire of coaching experiences.

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Wheelchair Curling: A New Learning Curve

April 2, 2013

Following the first-ever Wheelchair Curling Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) Summit earlier this winter, athletes and coaches around the country have been trying out new best practices in order to further the sport in Canada.

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