Author Archives: Curling Canada (page 5)

Author Archives: Curling Canada

Tankard Times – Mar. 13

March 13, 2016

The Tankard Times is the Official Daily Paper of the Tim Hortons Brier.

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Tankard Times – Mar. 12

March 12, 2016

The Tankard Times is the Official Daily Paper of the Tim Hortons Brier.

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TANKARD TIMES – MAR. 5

March 5, 2016

The Tankard Times is the Official Daily Paper of the Tim Hortons Brier.

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MQFT with Matt Dunstone

March 4, 2016

This week, John sits down with Matt Dunstone, the 2013 and 2016 Manitoba and Canadian Junior Champion skip who caused quite a stir in the curling world by also making the Manitoba Men’s final two weeks later, knocking off Reid Carruthers before dropping the final to Mike McEwen. Matt will head to Taarnby, Denmark, in hopes of improving on his bronze medal from 2013.

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HEARTCHART – FEB. 22 EDITION

February 22, 2016

The HeartChart is the Curling Canada-supported daily newspaper at the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

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Thanks to donors, we did it!

February 12, 2016

We did it! After so many years, so many challenges and the hours and hours of hard work, we are national champions! But let me go back to the beginning and how we got here and make sure all of you understand how the For The Love of Curling Scholarship helped me and will help countless other athletes in the future with your continued support.

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Youth Olympics Journey: A Dream Come True

February 8, 2016

Karlee Burgess is a 17-year-old curler from Nova Scotia who will compete for Canada at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, beginning Friday, February 12, with teammates Tyler Tardi, Mary Fay and Sterling Middleton. This story is the fourth in a series, as Karlee shares her experiences on the road to the Youth Olympic Games.

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Halifax Curling Club “Rockin’ Again”

February 5, 2016

The sign above the front door reads, “We’re Rockin’ Again,” and inside it’s true. Ladies here for the Tuesday morning league are finally set to hit the ice at the Halifax Curling Club — the first time they’ve been able to do so in almost a year.

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MQFT with Brad Jacobs

February 4, 2016

This week, John sits down with a man who needs no introduction, the reigning Olympic gold medallist, 2013 Canadian champion, and 2015 silver medallist, Brad Jacobs. A divisive force of nature, Jacobs has led his crew to numerous successes but perhaps should be better known for his candour off the ice. It was great to sit down with Brad as he prepares to go after his sixth consecutive Brier appearance (if you don’t count the one where he was busy at the Olympics).

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MQFT with Joanne Courtney

January 26, 2016

This week, John sits down with Joanne Courtney, two-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts participant who has medalled in both of her appearances, pulling down a silver in 2014 with Val Sweeting, and then a bronze in 2015 with her current team, skipped by Rachel Homan. Courtney made waves when she left Sweeting for Homan’s team, but the move has appeared to pay off as Homan’s rink has been on fire this season, winning three of four Grand Slams (losing the other in the final), and grabbing the first berth in the 2017 Olympic Trials by virtue of their Canada Cup ...

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MQFT with Marc Kennedy

January 6, 2016

This week, John sits down with Marc Kennedy, current third for Team Koe and famously a member of one of the greatest curling teams of all time, with Kevin Martin, John Morris and Ben Hebert. A two-time Brier champion, one-time World Champion, and the 2010 Olympic gold medallist, Kennedy and the Koe rink also just won the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup, securing the first berth into the 2017 Olympic Trials.

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MQFT with Kaitlyn Lawes

December 11, 2015

This week, John sits down with Kaitlyn Lawes, a curler who, at 26 years old, has a resumé that most curlers would call an illustrious entire career. She famously won the 2014 Olympic gold medal playing third for Jennifer Jones, but that was just the cherry on top of four Scotties appearances, one Canadian championship, one World silver medal, and two Canadian Junior titles (which she won as a skip!). She’s also really nice, which is cool.

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PEI and Newfoundland & Labrador crowned Travelers champions

November 28, 2015

Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador have their first ever Travelers Canadian Curling Club Championship titles. Lisa Jackson’s rink out of the Cornwall Curling Club in P.E.I defeated Ontario 5-3 in the women’s final. Andrew Symonds of St. John’s got past Manitoba 6-4 in the men’s final. P.E.I. took control of the women’s final with a steal of one in the sixth end. Ontario’s Tina Mazerolle came up light in the seventh end on a draw for two, putting P.E.I. in the driver’s seat coming home in the eighth. “We just wanted to keep it open so we had ...

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Travelers Finals set: A rematch for Women’s, and history for Men’s

November 27, 2015

For the first time in the event’s history, Newfoundland and Labrador or Manitoba will be crowned men’s champions at the Travelers Canadian Curling Club Championship. On the women’s side, it’s a rematch of last year’s final, as Ontario will seek its third title and Prince Edward Island its first. Andrew Symonds’s rink out of the Re/Max Centre in St. John’s gained control of the semifinal men’s game against Quebec with a big two points in the seventh end. His draw to the four-foot put his team up 6-3.

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Curling Canada issues statement on brush-head technology

November 27, 2015

Curling Canada guidelines covering recent technological advances in brush-heads are now in place for the remainder of the curling season.

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