Author Archives: Jean Mills

Author Archives: Jean Mills

MQFT with Shannon Birchard

December 4, 2018

This week, John sits down with Shannon Birchard, the Scotties and World Champion and two-time Canadian Junior finalist from Winnipeg, Man. Shannon is currently playing on the “all skips” foursome of Kerri Einarson, Val Sweeting, Briane Meilleur, and herself, and they’ve had a ton of success on the World Curling Tour thus far. They’ll be competing in the Canada Cup in early December in Estevan, Sask.

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Travelers Curling Club Championship success isn’t just on the ice

November 30, 2018

When the 2018 Travelers Curling Club Championship wrapped up last weekend at the Miramichi Curling Club in Miramichi, N.B., the event’s success resonated far beyond the hard-won medals on the ice.

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Ottawa Hunt is taking Adult Learn To Curl to new levels – and strengthening membership

November 19, 2018

Curling clubs are always looking for ways to attract and retain members, and that can be especially tough for curling facilities affiliated with golf or country clubs, where the pressure to deliver on membership is even stronger. But the Ottawa Hunt Club has found a way to meet the challenge: they’ve taken their successful two-year Learn To Curl for Adults program and added a third year. And it’s working to grow membership and the sport, say program director Doug Kreviazuk and club manager and head ice technician Bill Duck.

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MQFT with Kirk Muyres

November 6, 2018

This week, John sits down with Kirk Muyres, the 2011 Canadian Junior champion, the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles champion, 2018 World Mixed Doubles bronze medallist, and a 4-time Brier participant with one Brier bronze medal. Kirk is now skipping his own team of brothers, with his own brother Dallan at lead, and the Marsh twins at second and third.

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Magical Question Fun Time with Laura Walker

October 3, 2018

This week, John sits down with the newly-minted Laura Walker (formerly Crocker), a Canadian Junior Champion, World silver and bronze medallist in Juniors and Mixed Doubles, respectively, and the first-ever winner of the Curling World Cup in Mixed Doubles, with her partner Kirk Muyres. Laura’s set to debut a brand-new squad this season, featuring a team of seasoned vets in Cathy Overton-Clapham, Lori Olson-Johns, and Laine Peters, as well as adding events to her Mixed Doubles calendar.

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Crocker and Muyres win bronze at World Mixed Doubles

April 28, 2018

Team Canada’s Laura Crocker and Kirk Muyres are bringing home bronze medals after an 8-3 victory over South Korea on Saturday at the 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Östersund, Sweden.

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A golden sweep for Canada at World Seniors

April 28, 2018

Sherry Anderson and Wade White are bringing home gold medals after sweeping the finals of the 2018 World Senior Curling Championships on Saturday in Östersund, Sweden.

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Semifinals for Crocker and Muyres at World Mixed Doubles

April 27, 2018

Team Canada’s Laura Crocker and Kirk Muyres are through to the semifinals of the 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship after winning both their qualification games on Friday in Ôstersund, Sweden.

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Anderson and White through to semifinals at World Seniors

April 27, 2018

Sherry Anderson and Wade White will lead their teams into the semifinals of the 2018 World Senior Curling Championships on Saturday after battling through the qualification rounds on Friday in Östersund, Sweden.

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White and Anderson finish round robin in winning style

April 26, 2018

Team Canada’s men and women wrapped up the round robin with wins on Thursday morning as both teams head into playoffs at the 2018 World Senior Curling Championships in Östersund, Sweden.

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Crocker and Muyres wrap up round robin with a loss

April 26, 2018

Laura Crocker and Kirk Muyres will finish the round robin in second place in Group E after dropping an 8-5 decision to South Korea at the 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Östersund, Sweden, on Thursday morning.

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First loss for Anderson, but still playoff bound at World Seniors

April 25, 2018

Sherry Anderson lost an 8-7 battle to Sweden’s Anette Norberg on Wednesday afternoon – the Canadian women’s first loss of the round robin at the 2018 World Senior Curling Championships in Östersund, Sweden.

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Crocker and Muyres lock up playoff spot at World Mixed Doubles

April 25, 2018

Canada’s Laura Crocker and Kirk Muyres won their sixth straight game of the round robin to secure their spot on the playoffs at the 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship on Wednesday morning in Östersund, Sweden.

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Crocker and Muyres qualify for playoffs at World Mixed Doubles

April 24, 2018

Team Canada’s Laura Crocker and Kirk Muyres won the battle of Group E undefeated teams on Tuesday evening, taking a 9-3 decision over Czech Republic’s Zuzana Hajkova and Tomas Paul and securing a spot in the playoff round at the 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Östersund, Sweden.

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Anderson and White continue to roll at World Seniors

April 24, 2018

Both Canadian teams are sitting at the top of their group standings after four days of round robin competition at the 2018 World Senior Curling Championships in Östersund, Sweden.

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