Provincial Curling Rivalry – Quebec vs Ontario
Curling Quebec Announces the Team Captains of the First Caledonia Cup The Caledonia Cup is an inter-provincial competition involving 30 teams in the Club Series (one (1) elite player per team only). These teams have won the A, B or C events of 5 tournaments in various categories (men, women, mixed, senior men and novices). Fifteen (15) teams from Quebec and 15 teams from Eastern Ontario (Ottawa Valley Curling Association) will go head to head at the Town of Mount-Royal curling club on Saturday April 14th 2012. We are pleased to announce that two curling icons have accepted to be honorary captains of this first edition of the Caledonia Cup. André Ferland will captain Team Québec and Earle Morris will captain team Ontario (OVCA). André Ferland Mr. Ferland refined what was a novel approach to the delivery of the stone: the ‘no-lift delivery’. Ferland advanced and standardized the technique that is now used extensively. André also developed a carbon fibre brush with a moulded head that dominates the curling landscape today. Ferland coached two Quebec junior men’s teams to national titles in 1980 and in 1992. He has also coached teams in 2 Briers, 3 Tournament of Hearts and was a CCA Team Leader at 5 World Junior championships. Earle Morris Earle Morris is the only curler to have played for three different provinces at the Brier. (Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba). M. Morris is a level III certified curling instructor NCCP and has coached Canadian and World champion teams such as Jennifer Jones, Rachel Homan and John Morris (his son). He is also the inventor of the patented “stabilizer” curling sliding device used by world champions Coleen Jones and David Nedohin. In collaboration with the CCA, Earle has produced a series of video-clips used by club coaches when introducing the sport to new curlers.