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Between the Sheets: To Curl or Not To Curl

July 5, 2010

It was common knowledge that prior to the Olympic Trials in December our team had agreed that if we didn’t win the 2009 Trials we were going our separate ways at the end of the season.

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Around The House: Curling life on and off the ice

June 21, 2010

So you’re a recreational curler who spends a lot of time – or maybe only one evening a week – at your local curling club.  You love the game and the people you meet there.  

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Fit to Curl: Taking a break. And how to get back at it.

June 14, 2010

I imagine I’m like a lot of people who work hard at the game throughout a curling season. By the time May rolls around, I’m ready for a break.

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Summer Curling Club Operations and Making Money!

June 9, 2010

I have always found it fascinating how little our buildings get used in the off-season or non-curling time and how they sit there, generating little if any revenue in the off-season.

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Between The Sheets by Cheryl Bernard

June 7, 2010

Welcome to the first (of many) blogs I will be doing exclusively for the website for the next year. Why a blog? Seems that after you win a silver medal, people are interested. They want to get “between the sheets” and find out the details – what we do and why we do it! So enjoy!

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10 Great Ways to Get and Keep Your Members

June 1, 2010

About ten years ago, I attended a one day seminar on getting and keeping members presented by Mark Levin. Mr. Levin, who specializes in membership development, left us with these gems on how to “get and keep” members.

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How to lose a customer without even trying!

May 25, 2010

Here is a true story from a new curler who tried to join our sport. Her name and the name of the clubs and city have been left out to avoid the embarrassment.

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Olympic Insider Report – February 27th

February 28, 2010

I can’t believe it’s over. The Insider, along with millions of curling fans around the world, has felt every emotion possible over the past 12 days of the Winter Olympics curling competition at the Vancouver Olympic Centre, and being a part of it all was an amazing experience.

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Olympic Insider Report – February 26th

February 27, 2010

Well, you can’t win ’em all, but what an amazing effort from Team Canada today in the gold-medal game.

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Olympic Insider Report – February 25th

February 26, 2010

We’re in the home-stretch here at the Vancouver Olympic Centre and the Insider is feeling the excitement of playoff curling at the Olympics!

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Olympic Insider Report – February 24th

February 25, 2010

The Insider feels really sorry for Ben Hebert and Marc Kennedy. After a tough day of sweeping for the Old Bear (that’s Kevin Martin, of course!), the boys had grand plans on Tuesday afternoon after the game.

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Olympic Insider Report – February 23rd

February 24, 2010

We were telling you all about the various Canadian connections on the women’s teams playing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and the Insider can tell you there are a few on the men’s teams as well.

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Olympic Insider Report – February 22nd

February 23, 2010

It seems the Insider didn’t get the full story about Pat Bernard and Lucille O’Connor’s trip to Whistler on Saturday.

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Olympic Insider Report – February 21st

February 22, 2010

The Insider still can’t get over the noise inside the Vancouver Olympic Centre, and the Insider is still smiling at the memory of what took place Saturday night during the men’s game between Canada and Britain.

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Olympic Insider Report – February 20th

February 21, 2010

Here’s how life can really be hard for Olympic curlers: a late-night carpet hockey game could break out in the Athletes’ Village and you could get some really, really bad rug burns.

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