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 [...]

For the Love of Curling: Checking in with scholarship recipients

Since 2014, thanks to the generous support of the curling community, 32 For the Love of Curling Scholarships have been awarded to deserving young curlers across Canada. Along the journey to their academic and athletic dreams, these student-athletes have known that they are not alone—that they are a part of the most supportive and passionate [...]
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New Holland helps School of Rocks get kids on the ice

What’s the secret to growing the sport of curling at the grassroots level? It starts with getting kids on the ice, and that’s exactly what Olympic silver-medallist Cheryl Bernard and Curling Canada sponsor New Holland accomplished at the Medicine Hat Curling Club just before Christmas. On November 19, a sell-out crowd of 150 kids took […]

One family wearing the provincial jacket proudly

I saw my little sister Selena running towards me from across the ice (says Alberta’s Karsten Sturmay) and then she jumped up into my arms, giving me a big hug. This was the moment it hit me that I was going to the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, and so was she. That day in […]