Tag Archives: Around the House

Tag Archives: Around the House

A big birthday for Saskatchewan’s 1955 Brier champ

January 20, 2015

Curler Lloyd Campbell has celebrated many accomplishments, both on and off the ice, but the biggest one yet happened on Sun. Jan. 4, when the family and friends of this Saskatchewan curling legend gathered to celebrate his 100th birthday.

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Rocking around the clock – and raising money for charity

January 7, 2015

The numbers tell only part of the story: 10 curlers on the ice at the Coldwater & District Curling Club playing 288 ends in just over 80 hours, raising money for local charities and setting the (as yet unofficial) Guinness World Record for longest curling game.

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Sparing for charity at The Glencoe Club

December 22, 2014

Calgary’s Glencoe Club and National Training Centre (NTC) know how to get into the holiday spirit: the Super Spare Silent Auction, now in its fourth year, raises money to support a local shelter for homeless and runaway youth. How? By auctioning off the services of high-performance curlers to The Glencoe’s curling members.

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Vernon junior spiel gives young curlers a competitive edge

December 18, 2014

Jim Cotter is well known in Canadian curling circles for his precision shot-making on the ice. But a few weeks ago, he was wearing another curling hat: junior team coach and part of the organizing committee for the 14th Annual Prestige Hotels Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Classic in Vernon, B.C.

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Head First puts safety first on the curling ice

October 29, 2014

In 2011, a recreational curler at the Calgary Winter Club fell during her weekly league game and hit her head on the ice. Her life changed that day.

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Curling for life with The Tam Heather Venerables

October 14, 2014

Dedicated curlers know that curling is a sport for life. Thanks to innovations in equipment (think Little Rocks and delivery sticks, for example) participants of practically any age or level of physical ability can take to the ice – and stay there.

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Curling with Pride: Looking back and moving forward

March 28, 2014

One evening in October 1997, eight like-minded curling enthusiasts gathered to create Edmonton’s first and only gay curling league. From that first night to today, Curling with Pride’s mission statement has always been to promote fellowship through curling, based on fair play and mutual respect, for Edmonton’s GLBT community, its friends, its families and its allies.

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Striving for curling excellence in Waterloo

March 25, 2014

“High performance athletics is not what it used to be,” says long-time curler and coach Gary Crossley, who was an original founder and is now the director of the Laurier Golden Hawks Curling High Performance Centre in Waterloo, Ont.

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Around the House: Dundas Granite Curling Club celebrates 50th Anniversary

January 29, 2014

In 1963, curlers threw their first rocks down the ice at the brand new Dundas Granite Curling Club, and this fall, some of those curlers returned to this small Ontario town to help celebrate the club’s fiftieth anniversary.

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Around the House: A winning team effort in Fort Frances

January 8, 2014

When the Fort Frances Curling Club replaced its aging physical plant with a new geothermal heating and cooling system in 2011, the benefits were noticed right away. And so were the high financial costs of such a significant capital investment.

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Technology on the ice: Not just for elite curlers

January 6, 2014

When groups of eager curlers took to the ice at the recent Team Howard Fantasy Curling Camp, they were looking for instruction from “the pros” on delivering the perfect curling shot. And they got it – thanks to some nifty technology that provides immediate feedback and encourages quick correction of bad habits.

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Victory for Bel-Aire and Hudson Legion in Grand Match and Grand Dame 2013

December 20, 2013

A total of 680 curlers from the Greater Montreal area participated in the 2013 edition of the Grand Match and Grande Dame held on Saturday November 16, 2013.

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Around the House: Four generations on the ice together

October 23, 2013

Curling teams come in many shapes and sizes, but how often does a team made up of four generations hit the ice together? For Ray Bullas and his daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter, it’s an annual tradition.

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Around the House: 175 years of curling in Guelph

October 2, 2013

The glass may have been foggy for spectators, and there may have been a few ice bumps thanks to the humid, rainy weather, but that didn’t stop hundreds of curlers – and non-curlers – from congregating at the Guelph Curling Club on Saturday, September 21 to kick off the club’s 175th anniversary season.

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Young curlers enjoy fun and games at Alberta Rocks Junior Curling Camp

September 17, 2013

Four days. Six hours in the classroom. Six hours at fitness practice. Twelve hours on the ice. One dance and one massive team shoot out.

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