The trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund, established under Curl Atlantic from profits from the 2003 Brier and the 2005 Roar of the Rings curling events in Atlantic Canada, has announced the 2012 recipients of its Student/Athlete Scholarships and Curling Club Capital Works and Curl Atlantic Member Association Program Initiatives grants.
The 2012 Scholarship recipients are -
Prince Edward Island ($500 each): Emily Gray, Kyle Holland, Aleya Quilty
Nova Scotia ($500 each): Robert Mayhew, Daniel Prest, Alex Rafuse
Newfoundland and Labrador ($500 each): Erica Trickett, Adam Casey
New Brunswick ($500 each): Kaleigh Barry, Leah Thompson, Cathlia Ward
The 2012 Capital Grant recipients are the Gander Curling Club (NL), Crapaud Community Curling Club (PEI), Liverpool Curling Club (NS) and the Harvey Curling Club (NB). Each club will receive $1500.
The 2012 Program Initiative grant will be used to license the “Rocks and Rings” elementary school program throughout Atlantic Canada. “This joint initiative between Curl Atlantic and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) appears to fit well with the intent of junior curling development of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund and with Curl Atlantic”, said Roy Hodder, Chair of Curl Atlantic. “The Rocks and Rings program is a great way to introduce and bring curling to the school setting. The program has received much attention during the televising of the CCA’s championship events, and is hugely popular across the country and in great demand.”