Giving back can be the best medicine

When Lorne Boulter got the call to umpire at his first national curling championship this fall, he jumped at the chance.  The New Brunswick club curler has decades of club curling experience and has an affinity with fellow curlers. He’s a Level 3 certified umpire. The 64-year-old is also battling colon cancer. “I’m not a […]

Giving back to the sport she loves through the 2019 Women of Curling Calendar

Kristen Streifel has an impressive résumé that includes earning medals on the ice at Canadian and international junior and university curling championships as well as receiving scholarships and awards for her academic success. Now, having graduated from the university of Alberta with a B.Sc. Kinesiology Degree and continued studies in the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, [...]

My Greatest Advice To This Year’s Applicants

I remember standing in my kitchen, just going about my day when all of a sudden, my phone went off and the caller ID showed a number from Alberta. ‘Who did I know from Alberta that would be calling me?’ Little did I know that the voice on the other end of the line was [...]

It takes a village to raise a child

“It takes a village to raise a child” – African proverb When I was younger, I remember hearing this expression and never fully understanding what it meant. How could a whole community possibly be involved in raising a child? Skip forward to the present day, and largely because of my experiences with the curling community, [...]

It Takes a Passionate Curling Family and Community

This past 2017-2018 curling season has been an incredible journey—and we couldn’t have done it without the backing of our Nova Scotia-based and Canada-wide curling family. Our season started with some exciting changes to our team lineup; Kristin Clarke and I asked Kaitlyn Jones to relocate from Saskatchewan to be our skip and we also […]

Our future Canadian champions are counting on YOU!

As the coach of our National Mixed Doubles Team, I am beyond thrilled to have been a part of history​!
We couldn’t ask for better ambassadors for our sport or stronger role models for the next generation of curlers, than we have in our gold​-​medal winning Mixed Double​s​ curling athletes, Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris.

Raise funds for charity with The Men of Curling 2018 calendar

The Men of Curling calendar is back, and the 15 athlete-models from five countries are doing their part to raise funds for a variety of charitable organizations—including the Curling Canada Foundation, which is a major benefactor of this initiative. “We are incredibly appreciative of the collaborative effort, driven by co-producers The Community Fundraiser and The […]

Loving Every Moment

So much laughter—my earliest memories of curling include sharing countless laughs, jokes, and stories about daily adventures with my buddies at our local rink. And whether it was my parents always at the ready with a supportive smile and encouraging words, all the while taxiing us to and from the club, or the senior curlers […]

Is there anything more Canadian than curling?

Men and women have been curling on these lands longer than this nation has even been called Canada. It’s a sport that’s woven through the fabric of Canada’s history—early settlers may have brought the game with them from Scotland, but today, Canada holds the position as reigning 2017 Men’s and Women’s World Champions, as well [...]