Curling Canada E-Newsletter: March, 2024

This month we honour one of the best to ever play the game. Jennifer Jones has made her mark on the world of curling. Hear more from those who have shared in her curling journey. The 2024 Montana’s Brier is going to determine who is the best on the ice – but what about who has the best dance moves off it?

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Red Deer’s junior curling program is bouncing back

Junior curling, much like every other sport, felt the effects of the Covid pandemic. The numbers naturally dropped during that time, but thanks to the hard work of Lynne Entz, Brent Young and a group of dedicated volunteers, the number of kids involved in the sport has grown significantly.

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Strong interest in the new Association of Curling Professionals

“I am excited to get started with my training and to learn from some of the most experienced leaders in our sport,” said and nine-time Brier skip and aspiring ACP professional Mike McEwen. “I am planning to start a teaching service based out of the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg, and I feel that this training is exactly what I need to get set up for success.”

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Curling Day in Canada

Curling Canada is ready to celebrate with Curling Day in Canada on February 24, 2024, in Melfort. The day will include curling celebrity meet and greet opportunities along with numerous free events and a chance to participate in Melfort’s “epic” funspiel.

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Ottawa Hunt Club benefitting from exemplary Adult Learn to Curl program

The development and application of the Adult Learn to Curl “ALTC” program has been a savior for many curling clubs, particularly across Ontario. With the impacts brought about from Covid, the rising financial challenges for curling clubs and the increase in activities competing for people’s time and money, curling has been under tremendous stress for the last decade or more and unfortunately, slipping in popularity.

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Business mindset urged for Canadian curling clubs at crossroads

“Our program tries to embrace that the world is in a constant state of change,” Ray said. “The way people did things in the past is not the way they do them today, and won’t be in the future. The reality is that people want to interact with curling in new and innovative ways.”

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Curling Canada E-Newsletter: January, 2024

IN ACTION THIS MONTH: Happy New Year! In 2024, we celebrate the wonderful people and programs that keep grassroots curling prosperous in Canada. From people dedicated to innovating the sport to programs designed to strengthen curling facilities nationwide, this month’s e-newsletter has tips and advice you can use in your club immediately.

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New curling club nearing completion

Clair Sweet, president of West Prince Curling Club board, in front of the new curling club being built at Mill River Resort. The facility should be completed by mid-December, with a January start date for curling. The hope is the new curling club will renew interest in the wintertime sport in West Prince.

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Transforming a small-town curling rink

Ten years ago, when Joanne Warawa started curling at the rink in Elk Point, AB, she says it was kind of a dump. The walls were 1980’s blue, the carpet was years past it’s expiration date, it wasn’t as clean as you would expect a public building to be and many things were in need of repair or replacement.

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Top 10 health benefits of curling

Every four years, when the winter Olympics come around, the world is exposed to a sport that not many people see very often. Its uniqueness has drawn the curiosity of many and often sparks an interest in a desire to try the sport. And the health benefits are good for the whole body.

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