ParaSport and Recreation PEI, Curl Atlantic, Curl PEI, and the Town of Cornwall are hosting a Learn to Curl Clinic, for persons with a physical disability, on Sunday, March 3 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Cornwall Curling Club.
This free clinic will include both classroom and on-ice instruction for Wheelchair Curling as well as Vision Impaired (VI)/Blind curling. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. No experience is necessary.
For more information or to register, please call ParaSport and Recreation PEI at 368-4540.
About the Instructors:
Trendal Hubley-Bolivar has been a wheelchair curler since 2007. Trendal has had the opportunity to compete and the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships five consecutive years and will be returning again this year as skip of the Hubley-Bolivar Team. He and his team finished third in 2011 earning bronze medals. Trendal was also named to the 2011 All Star Team Second. Trendal is also a certified coach.
Debbie Earle started curling in 2009 as a way of staying active during the winter months. She plays the lead position on the Hubley-Bolivar team. Debbie and her teammates have held the Nova Scotia Provincial Wheelchair title three out of the past four years (2010, 2011, and 2013) and has competed in three Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships, earning a bronze medal in 2011. Debbie was also named to the 2011 All Star Team in the lead position.
Shawny and David Ross have been involved in the sport of vision impaired curling since 2002, when Shawny took up the game as a player and David became her coach. Both were members of the Ottawa Blind Curling Club before moving to Prince Edward Island 4 1/2 years ago, and have participated in the Canadian Vision Impaired Curling Championship for both Team Ontario and Team New Brunswick, winning a bronze medal in 2007. They are both excited to introduce the sport of curling to the blind and visually impaired community on PEI.