(by Jean Mills) The 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship (Nov. 20-25 in Kingston ON) is just a few months away. As curlers prepare to represent their province or territory in Kingston, teams are making important decisions about game strategy and tactics. We wanted to dig deeper and hear about some other important team decisions, opinions – and quirks!
Team Prince Edward Island Men
Silver Fox Curling Complex, Summerside
Team PEI Men (L-R): Leo Stewart – Skip, Barry Cameron – Third, Darrell Thibeau – Second, Corey Montgomery – Lead
Kingston is the home of one of Canada’s most iconic bands, the Tragically Hip. What Hip song best represents your team?
Being a curler would you rather a) Use a classic Hammer as your broom, or b) Slide with only duct tape?
Use a Hammer
Who does your team want to represent Canada in curling at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea?
Brad Gushue, Rachel Homan
Of curlers past and/or present, what’s the Dream Olympic Team you would hand pick to represent Canada? Men’s, Women’s or intriguing Mixed team perhaps?
Men: Eddie Werenich, Don Walchuk, Wayne Middaugh, Craig Savill
Women: Sandra Schmirler, Kim Kelly, Jill Officer, Lisa Weagle
If you could create a slogan for your team, what would it be?
We All Like Beer!
Outside of curling, obviously, what are some of your favourite things to do in your home province?
Golf, go to the beach, boating, more golf and drink beer!
What are you most looking forward to in Kingston during your team’s off time?
Sightseeing, especially the waterfront and Fort Henry
Checking out the restaurants and entertainment in the city
Trying some local beer
Meeting the other teams
Kingston is home to Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald –If you could be PM for a day would you do?
Make every day during Brier week a statutory holiday!
What’s your most memorable team bonding experience?
Our team celebration after winning the PEI Travelers Championship.
Aside from, of course, your own, which province/territory would you most like to live in and for what reasons?
British Columbia. The climate is much warmer than PEI!!!! As well, the scenery is beautiful.
You can read responses from other teams here.
The 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship takes place November 20-25 at the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club in Kingston, Ont.