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Between the Sheets: Thanks Coach!

April 18, 2011

To our Coach, Dennis Balderston. Thank you for missing so many important family events for the team. Thank you to your family for letting us have so much

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House Call: Second to None

April 14, 2011

On many teams the second is the secret weapon. Take Jill Officer (team Jennifer Jones) for instance, without her amazing takeouts her team would be in big trouble. While the lead sets up the end the second is there to keep things on track and sometimes to put a derailed train back on the tracks!

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Around the House: Stick handling at the curling club

April 13, 2011

Not all curling championships take place on arena ice, with TV coverage and thousands of spectators ringing cowbells, buying 50-50 tickets and cheering every shot. Some of them take place at your local club.

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Business of Curling: Seven words you can never say in a curling club!

April 12, 2011

Resby Coutts is from Manitoba and a promoter of our great sport in almost every area of our business imaginable. He wrote this short piece on his web site and it set the bells ringing at my end.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Beyond Little Rocks Part 2 and Other Feeders

April 12, 2011

Carrying on from the last week, you’ll remember I spoke with several young curlers who were competing the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations provincial curling championships in Thunder Bay.

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Fit to Curl: On the water and on the ice in the same week

April 11, 2011

I’m writing this entry from beautiful Victoria as my team looks toward the end of the season and our final big event, the Grey Power Players Championship.

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House Call: Be a Better Lead

April 7, 2011

Being a good lead isn’t about making all your shots all of the time. There’s so much more to it.

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Around the House: Playoffs!

April 6, 2011

It’s playoff season for recreational curlers, and that means something different at every club. You might be in a closing bonspiel that involves the entire membership.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Beyond Little Rocks

April 5, 2011

I do not know about you, but when I started to work with Little Rockers, I had given no thought as to what level of excellence the kids I was involved would attain.

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Between the Sheets: Get Involved!

April 4, 2011

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” — Vincent van Gogh. I can’t believe it’s been over a year since the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. How time flies!

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House Call: Routine Repeat

March 31, 2011

She squats down in the hack and cleans her stone. She stands up and waits for her skip to take control of the house. Her skip shows the desired shot outcome and lays down the broom.

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Around the House: All in the family at the curling club

March 30, 2011

See the photo that accompanies this Around The House blog? It’s a partial shot of someone standing in the house, holding the broom. A typical curling scene.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Who is Your Customer?

March 29, 2011

When it comes to providing customer service, I always remember the following. Treat others in the same manner that I would like to be treated.

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Championship Season – How do they balance family, work and curling?

March 25, 2011

As I watch our Canadian women’s team in Denmark I can only imagine how difficult it would be to balance everything – family, work, curling and life in general.

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House Call: Late Season Equipment Check

March 24, 2011

Club Championships are upon us, the majority of the season has come and gone, it’s time to take a hard look at what we’ll take into next season. Here are some telltale signs it’s time to take advantage of end-of-season sales and replace worn out equipment.

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