Reminder: Sport PEI offering 2 $1000 scholarships in memory of Paul Trainor. Deadline: May 20

Sport PEI is offering two $1000 scholarships, in memory of Paul Trainor, available to PEI high school students attending UPEI or Holland College.

Paul Trainor was a graduate of Colonel Gray High School, the University of Prince Edward Island, Saint Mary’s University and the Atlantic Police Academy at Holland College.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria
• Must be graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;
• Must be attending UPEI or Holland College;
• Have demonstrated an outstanding sports attitude;
• Have demonstrated a financial need;
• Have maintained an average of 65% or above;
• Must be entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full-time student.

Deadline to apply is May 20, 2021

Click here to apply.

Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships application deadline is May 13

Sport PEI offers 4 $1000 Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement. Deadline to apply is Thursday May 13, 2021. The Sport PEI scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre PhysiotherapyAVIS Car RentalConnolly Group, and KKP.
 
CRITERIA

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;

Have excelled in high school and or provincial sports during the current school year;

Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities through volunteerism and sport

Have maintained a strong academic standing during the current school year;

Entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full time student.

APPLICATIONS

Applications for the scholarship must include the following items with the application form:

List and prioritize your five (5) most outstanding sport achievements. (Please be specific, e.g. 1st team All-Star AA Field Hockey, Bronze medal at Canadian Judo Championships-Junior division, -44 kg). in order of importance, International, National, Regional, Provincial & School or Club.

List of leadership & volunteering activities in community, sport & school

Detail your future plans in school and sport.

Two (2) Letters of Reference (sport and/or leadership).

Copy of Official Academic Record (Transcript).

All applications are online only.

Click here to apply.

Team Canada eliminated by Sweden in World Women’s playoffs (Curling Canada)

Canada’s Kerri Einarson team couldn’t keep up with a red-hot Swedish team skipped by Anna Hasselborg on Saturday morning at the 2021 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by BKT Tires.

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson, left, directs sweepers Briane Meilleur, middle and Val Sweeting. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Shooting a collective 91 per cent as a team, Sweden rolled to an 8-3 win over Canada in the qualification round at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

The loss eliminates Einarson, vice-skip Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard, lead Briane Meilleur, alternate Krysten Karwacki, team coach Heather Nedohin and national coaches Elaine Dagg-Jackson and Renee Sonnenberg.

Sweden, meanwhile, advances to a Saturday night semifinal at 9:30 p.m. (all times Eastern) against RCF’s Alina Kovaleva, who finished second in the 14-team round-robin standings and received a bye to the semi.

“Disappointed,” said Einarson. “I had a really good feeling going into that game. We just got behind the 8-ball a little early. We just needed to bail ourselves out, and we just weren’t as sharp as we have been.”

The teams traded single points early, but the Swedes would take control with deuces in the third, fifth and seventh ends, while forcing Canada to take single points in the fourth and sixth ends.

Team Canada skip Val Sweeting, left, watches her shot as Sweden’s Agnes Knochenhauer, middle and Sofia Mabergs look on. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

The shot that essentially ended the game after eight was typical of the morning — Canada had two stones partially buried in the eight-foot circle, but Hasselborg made a wonderful runback double takeout to eliminate the threat and sit two. Einarson couldn’t follow with a double-takeout to score one, and Canada conceded after the Swedish steal.

“We struggled a bit early, and they just ran away and made everything after that,” said Sweeting. “We left it all out there, we fought hard. It wasn’t the game that we wanted; we kept trying to make shots and figure it out, but it just wasn’t our morning.”

It was a tough end to what had been a memorable run by the Canadians, who recovered from a 1-5 start to win six of their final seven games to make the playoffs and lock up a berth for Canada in the 2022 Winter Olympics women’s curling field.

It was a long stretch in the bubble for the Einarson team, who won the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in February, then returned three weeks later to play in the Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty (in which Einarson prevailed with partner Brad Gushue), and then went on to play in two Grand Slam events (winning the Players’ Championship) followed by the World Women’s championship.

“It’s been absolutely amazing,” said Einarson. “So grateful for this opportunity, to be able to even play with everything happening in this world right now. We’re really thankful. We’ve had a lot of great success here, and we can’t be disappointed. We fought extremely hard. A lot of teams might not come back from a 1-and-5 (start), but never quit. I’m so very proud of my teammates.

“I’ve learned so much about myself and my teammates. This is our very first time on the world stage, and we became a tight-knit family in here. We’ll just grow from it and learn from this experience. I’m so excited to see what’s next for us.”

The efforts of the Canadian team did not go unnoticed by Team Sweden coach Wayne Middaugh, who played in the bubble himself at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI.

“I’d like to congratulate them,” said Middaugh. “I saw a ton of heart out of Team Canada. With the tough start they had, and turning it around and grinding it out, right to the last moment of their last game. To be able to come back after a tough start like that, playing non-stop from the Scotties to the mixed doubles to the Grand Slam events to the world championship? Wow, I can’t imagine it as a curler. Kudos to the entire team for grinding and never giving up. They’re a fantastic representative for Canada.”

Einarson’s season isn’t done just yet. Early next week, she and Gushue, along with coaches Nedohin and Scott Pfeifer, are heading to Aberdeen, Scotland, for the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Championship, beginning on May 17.

In the other qualification round game on Saturday, Tabitha Peterson of the United States shaded Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont 8-7.

The U.S. will play Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni in the other semifinal, at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The semifinal winners will play for the gold medal Sunday at 3 p.m., with the losers battling for bronze Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

This concludes Curling Canada’s coverage of the 2021 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship. Further updates will be available at the event website, worldcurling.org/events/wwcc2021/

Live scoring, standings and statistics for the 2021 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship are available at worldcurling.org/events/wwcc2021?pageType=results

TSN and RDS2 will provide complete coverage of all playoff games at the 2021 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule.

CLICK HERE to read this story at Curling Canada.

Registration now open for 108th Quebec International Bonspiel

Registration is now open for the 108th edition of the Quebec International Bonspiel, January 22-26, 2022 in Quebec City. After 107 years as a men’s bonspiel, the Quebec International Bonspiel will be open to all curlers for the 108th edition,

This 5-day bonspiel takes place at the end of January every year.  This event is played in curling clubs around Quebec City, with most of the many social events taking place in the world-famous Chateau Frontenac hotel.

Full details at QuebecInternationalBonspiel.com

Click for Signup Form

Team Canada clinchs Olympic berth, faces Sweden in World Women’s playoff qualification round (Curling Canada)

Team Canada will continue its quest to win gold at the 2021 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by BKT Tires, it was confirmed on Friday afternoon at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park.

Kerri Einarson and Team Canada have clinched a playoff berth at the 2021 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by BKT Tires. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

The combination of Canada’s 6-4 win Friday morning over China’s Yu Han, followed by Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni (11-1) defeating Germany’s Daniela Jentsch 8-3 on Friday afternoon, clinched a top-six finish for skip Kerri Einarson, vice-skip Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard, lead Briane Meilleur, alternate Krysten Karwacki, team coach Heather Nedohin and national coaches Elaine Dagg-Jackson and Renee Sonnenberg.

It also secured a berth for Canada in the women’s curling field for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Team Canada (7-6) will be in action against Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg (9-3) on Saturday at 11 a.m. (TSN/RDS2; all times Eastern) in the playoff qualification round. The winners of the two qualification round games (third place vs. sixth place; fourth place vs. fifth place) will advance to the semifinals — either at 5 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.

Switzerland (11-1) and RCF’s Alina Kovala (11-2) have clinched semifinal berths based on their one-two finish in the round-robin standings.

Sweden locked up third place with a 9-5 win over Italy’s Stefania Constantini (2-11) on Friday afternoon.

Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont (7-5), who secured a playoff berth with a win earlier on Friday, can clinch fourth place with a win in her final game Friday night against the Czech Republic’s Anna Kubešková (3-9).

The combination of wins by Switzerland and South Korea’s Eunjung Kim (7-6), who defeated the Czechs 7-4 on Friday afternoon, landed Tabitha Peterson of the U.S. (7-6) into the playoffs. Even though Scotland’s Eve Muirhead (6-6), South Korea, Denmark, the U.S. and Canada could finish with 7-6 records, Denmark, Canada and the U.S. come out on top in the various tiebreaking scenarios.

The seedings and pairings for the qualification-round games won’t be set until after the completion of the final round-robin draw, which is set for 9 p.m. Friday.

The winners of Saturday’s semifinals will play for gold Sunday at 3 p.m., while the semifinal losers will play for bronze Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Live scoring, standings and statistics for the 2021 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship are available at worldcurling.org/events/wwcc2021?pageType=results

TSN and RDS2 will provide complete coverage of all Team Canada games, as well as all playoff rounds, at the 2021 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship. CLICK HERE for the complete schedule.

CLICK HERE to read this story at Curling Canada

Reminder: Sport PEI offering 2 $1000 scholarships in memory of Paul Trainor. Deadline: May 20

Sport PEI is offering two $1000 scholarships, in memory of Paul Trainor, available to PEI high school students attending UPEI or Holland College.

Paul Trainor was a graduate of Colonel Gray High School, the University of Prince Edward Island, Saint Mary’s University and the Atlantic Police Academy at Holland College.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria
• Must be graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;
• Must be attending UPEI or Holland College;
• Have demonstrated an outstanding sports attitude;
• Have demonstrated a financial need;
• Have maintained an average of 65% or above;
• Must be entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full-time student.

Deadline to apply is May 20, 2021

Click here to apply.

Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships application deadline is May 13

Sport PEI offers 4 $1000 Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement. Deadline to apply is Thursday May 13, 2021. The Sport PEI scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre PhysiotherapyAVIS Car RentalConnolly Group, and KKP.
 
CRITERIA

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;

Have excelled in high school and or provincial sports during the current school year;

Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities through volunteerism and sport

Have maintained a strong academic standing during the current school year;

Entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full time student.

APPLICATIONS

Applications for the scholarship must include the following items with the application form:

List and prioritize your five (5) most outstanding sport achievements. (Please be specific, e.g. 1st team All-Star AA Field Hockey, Bronze medal at Canadian Judo Championships-Junior division, -44 kg). in order of importance, International, National, Regional, Provincial & School or Club.

List of leadership & volunteering activities in community, sport & school

Detail your future plans in school and sport.

Two (2) Letters of Reference (sport and/or leadership).

Copy of Official Academic Record (Transcript).

All applications are online only.

Click here to apply.

Reminder: Signup by Friday May 7 for Synergy off-season training program for curlers of all ages, starting May 10

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition, 141 Mount Edward Road Charlottetown, is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers. All ages are welcome. The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work with your level of fitness to ensure your training is fitting your needs.

Participating Curlers will receive:

· 32  sixty-minute Training Sessions

· Training Program designed to improve strength and endurance required for curling

· Training App for at-home workouts

· 2 x Performance Fitness Testing

This 34 Session Package is $300 taxes included.

The program starts May 10. May 10 and 12 will be no-obligation sessions, open to those who would like to try it out before committing (as well as to those who are registered).

The Sport Performance Training Program will run Mondays and Wednesdays (May 10-August 25) starting at 6:30 pm. If you miss a session you will be provided makeup times/dates. If you are unable to attend on Mondays and Wednesdays you can work with the folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition to find a schedule that works for you.

This is a great opportunity to work on conditioning in the off-season to prepare to reach your goals next winter.

If you are interested in participating in this program please let Amy Duncan (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca or 902-368-4208) know by May 7. If you decide to participate you will register with Synergy Fitness & Nutrition directly however, Curl PEI will create a list to ensure they are prepared properly for the number of participants.

To register, contact Synergy at:  (902) 370-5666 or kristophermacphee@gmail.com

Curling Canada now accepting applications for 2021 For the Love of Curling scholarships (Curling Canada)


Young curlers with aspirations both on and off the ice can now apply for Curling Canada’s For the Love of Curling scholarship program to help make those dreams come true.

PEI’s Lauren Ferguson was one of last year’s recipients.

2020 For the Love of Curling Scholarship recipients

Top row, from left: Catherine Clifford, Gabriel Dyck, Lauren Ferguson, Abby Marks, Jaedon Neuert. Bottom row, from left: Dylan Niepage, Lauren Rajala, Jamie Scott, Taylour Stevens, Nathan Young.

The program will award 11 scholarships, an increase from the usual 10, of $2,500 each to student curling athletes in Canada who best demonstrate athletic and academic prowess, along with community leadership and volunteerism.

Ten players at the 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors were past recipients of the For the Love of Curling Scholarship. From left, Ryan McNeil Lamswood, Desmond Young, PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, Paige Papley, Karlee Burgess, Lindsay Dubue, Kira Brunton, Emily Zacharias, Mackenzie Zacharias, Ryan Jacques. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

“What’s most fulfilling about awarding For the Love of Curling scholarships is seeing how over the years these recipients grow as competitors on the ice and as contributors in our society. It is incredible to see how far the recipients of this scholarship have progressed in their lives,” said Curling Canada Board of Governors Chair and member of the scholarship selection committee Mitch Minken. “We also look forward to seeing what this year’s 11 scholars will accomplish in the future.” 

The selection committee will emphasize athletes who have competed at the provincial/territorial level or higher, who have maintained a good level of academic standing while showing a solid commitment to their community through involvement in leadership volunteer activities. Athletes must be under 24 years old as of Dec. 31, 2021, and have not previously received the scholarship.

Applicants will write a personal essay that reflects on how being a curling athlete, and a member of their curling community has shaped who they are today; and how those experiences, connections and shared values continue to inspire their continued curling journey both on and off the ice. 

Ten scholarships have been funded and awarded to young curlers through Curling Canada’s philanthropic programs and initiatives in previous years. This year, the Governor General’s Curling Club —an honourary society under the patronage of the Governor General of Canada since 1874 — presents an 11th $2,500 scholarship, financially supported by donations from its membership.

“The Governor General’s Curling Club has, as its membership, those who have served our sport with accomplishment and distinction locally, provincially and nationally,” said Governor General’s Curling Club President Mrs. Pat B. Reid. “Just as our efforts have helped our sport grow over an extended time, equally the sport of Curling has profoundly enriched the lives of our members. It is thus our Members’ pleasure and privilege to sponsor a curling scholarship for a young talented, aspiring student-athlete, to support the development of his/her educational and curling goals and to promote the next generation of leadership for our sport.”

A seven-person selection panel will determine the 11 scholarship recipients. The panel includes Minken, Curling Canada CEO Katherine Henderson, previous scholars Karsten Sturmay, Mackenzie Zacharias and Nathan Young, high-performance athlete and owner of Dynasty Curling Colin Hodgson and Olympian and six-time Scotties champion Jill Officer.

This season, 13 previous For the Love of Curling scholarship recipients competed at Calgary in the hub city bubble during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Tim Hortons Brier and Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.

The application process runs from May 1 to June 30, 2021. Curling Canada will announce the recipients in August 2021.

For more information, or to apply, visit: www.curling.ca/scholarship2021 

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Kathy O’Rourke to coach Team Birt next season

Team Birt, reigning PEI Scotties women’s champs,  announced today that Kathy O’Rourke, who was their alternate this past season, is coming on board as their coach for next season. Current coach Mitch O’Shea is stepping back due to other commitments, but the team would like to thank him for all his hard work over the last few years, raising them to a top 10 team in Canada.

Team Birt: front (L-R): Suzanne Birt, Marie Christianson, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid
back (L-R): incoming coach Kathy O’Rourke, outgoing coach Mitch O’Shea.
(Curling Canada photo)

O’Rourke is a six-time provincial women’s champion, a national Scotties silver medallist, and a former Canadian Mixed Champion.

Team Birt curls out of the Montague and Cornwall curling clubs.

P.E.I. government secures lease for and could purchase Charlottetown Curling Club site (Saltwire PEI)

The provincial government has secured a lease for the site of the Charlottetown Curling Club, with plans to potentially purchase the building in the future.

The Charlottetown Curling Club has been leased by the Provincial government. The Province has a right of first refusal on a potential purchase of the building. – Jason Malloy • The Guardian

On Friday, Social Development and Housing Minister Brad Trivers confirmed the lease of the curling club. He said the province is considering locating services there that would assist low-income individuals, perhaps including a relocation of the Smith Lodge outreach centre. The province’s lease of the property begins May 3.

The Charlottetown Curling Club announced the building, which has been a curling facility since the early 1900s, would be going up for sale in March.

Click for the full story at Saltwire PEI

P.E.I. government taking over former Charlottetown Curling Club Building (CBC PEI)

The former Charlottetown Curling Club is being taken over by the province, Social Development and Housing Minister Brad Trivers confirmed Friday.

 (Nicola MacLeod/CBC)

He says staff are exploring several options for the site, including as a new location for the Community Outreach Centre.

Trivers said affordable housing is also an option for the curling club site.

Click for the full story at CBC PEI

PEI’s Coach Peter Gallant rejoins Korea’s Olympic heroines for 2021 World Women’s Ch’ships (SI|The Curling News)

What Peter Gallant really wanted was a hug. Well, five hugs.

Sure, the respected curling coach and father to Team Brad Gushue’s Brett Gallant wants many things, including another shot at the Olympics. But hugs from a team that once was his, and is now his again, was the more immediate desire.

April 29 practice session in Calgary • Steve Seixeiro-WCF

Counting down to his time in the curling bubble was difficult—he had to wait for those hugs from Korea’s Team Eun-jung Kim, hoping the protocols would allow for them at some point soon. You know why that is. We all, painfully, know why that is.

After having their curling relationship severed three years ago, and after having gone through so much together before being separated by maddening circumstances, Canada’s Gallant and the Korean team once (and perhaps still) known as the “Garlic Girls” are now reunited at the 2021 World Women’s Curling Championship in Calgary.

“They’re like my five daughters that I never had,” says Gallant. “They’re amazing, amazing girls.”

The hugs finally happened just the other day, at the Calgary airport. The team disembarked, claimed their luggage—and there he was, the coach, masked up and waiting for them at the end of a long corridor.

He got his hugs, and the moment was captured on the team’s Instagram account.

“Yeah,” Gallant says, warmly. “I was pretty excited to see them.

“It felt a bit like meeting old friends you haven’t seen in a long time. Or a close relative that you’ve missed. It was a happy feeling.”

The bond between Gallant and the Koreans–skip Kim Eun-jung, third Kim Kyeong-ae, second Kim Chohi, lead Kim Seon-yeong and alternate Kim Yeong-mi—is a strong one, forged through their silver medal success at the 2018 Olympics.

Gallant and Kim Eun-jung at Olympic practice • Anil Mungal-The Curling News

 

Gallant and Kim Eun-jung at Olympic practice • Anil Mungal-The Curling News

Fundamentally, this reunion of team and coach happened late last summer, albeit from a great distance. Gallant and Team Kim had, he says, an agreement for him to rejoin them if they’d managed to earn a spot at the 2021 worlds. They did that, with a victory at the Korean national curling championship, last November.

“There was the hope that I’d be able to get over there at some point and work with them,” explains Gallant. “But that wasn’t gonna happen because of COVID.”

The continuing pandemic has so far made a trip to South Korea impossible, so Gallant has been coaching and socializing from much farther away than the suggested six feet. There’ve been text messages, and Gallant also kept up with the team through their Instagram account postings.

“I’ve been in touch with their regular coach there,” he adds. “The odd time I’d give them some ideas of what they should be focused on, just to be sure they’re not missing things.”

Gallant’s history with Team Kim goes back to 2016 when he was first hired in an attempt to get the squad to loftier heights. That box got checked as the team scored victories at back-to-back Pacific-Asia championships in 2016 and ’17.

Click for the full story at SI | The Curling News

Reminder: Apr. 30 application deadline for Curling Canada-organized Atlantic Canada Senior Women’s Friendship Tour to the USA

A Senior Women’s curling tour to the Eastern US is being organized by Curling Canada and is planned for November 2021. The decision to hold or postpone will be made in June 2021. Anyone who applies and is chosen for the 2021 dates will go if it is postponed to 2022. The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2021.

Background:

Since 1990 groups of women from both countries have travelled to take part in friendly competition. In 2018 a USA group visited Atlantic Canada. In 2021 the plan is to have curlers from the Atlantic provinces visit and play in the Eastern USA.

More:

Curling Canada has accepted an invitation from the US Women’s Curling Association for 16 Canadian senior women (50 years of age and older) to visit the Eastern United States for a 12-day curling tour in November 2021. Understanding it may become necessary to reschedule the tour to 2022 due to pandemic travel restrictions, it has been decided to continue with participant selection and planning at this time.

Currently, the estimated cost of this tour is $4,000 per person. This amount will cover the cost of air travel, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, official uniform and other associated costs. This amount may change due to fluctuations in currency.

Having hosted the last tour of US Women to Canada, female curlers from the four Atlantic provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick are eligible to participate in this Tour. Representation from each of the 4 provinces will be a criterion used in the selection process. Should additional selections be required to fill the team quota following the deadline date for applications (April 30), the Tour Coordinator appointed by Curling Canada reserves the right to fill positions regardless of candidate’s home location.

It is important to note that the curling on this trip will be extensive with an eight-end game being played daily. 

More details:

Number of Participants: 16 (4 from each Atlantic province)

Dates: Monday, November 1st to Friday, November 12th, 2021 (planned)

Travel Arrangements: The tour will depart from and return to Halifax. Each team member will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs to/from Halifax.

Travel Insurance: Team members will be responsible for their own travel insurance.

Tour Cost: It is challenging to provide a precise cost of the Tour; however, at this time, it is estimated at $4,000. Included in this projected cost are:
• Airfare (Halifax to Boston and return)
• Land costs while in the US (Coach travel)
• Accommodations (a combination of home hosting and hotel)
• Team Clothing (on-ice uniforms and off-ice clothing)
• Social events (sightseeing and banquets)
• Curling equipment
• Tour pins (2) and Bannerettes; and
• Special gifts.

Tour Itinerary: Eight, 8-end games will be played in various US curling clubs. At this time, clubs in Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York are committed. The schedule will provide free time for a little sightseeing and shopping along the tour. Already the US team has plans for touring Boston and Washington DC.

Team Selection: All applicants (minimum – 50 years of age) must complete the Tour Application to outline their involvement and contribution to curling, confirm they are an active curler at a Curling Canada affiliated curling club and agree to pay all costs involved with being a participant on the tour.

Contact:
Kathy Siddall
Tour Coordinator
902-300-9915
siddallkathy@gmail.com

Submit application by:  Email: kryan@curling.ca, Fax: (613-834-0716) or mail to Tour Application, Curling Canada, 1660 Vimont Court, Orleans, Ontario, K4A 4J4.

Click link to download Application Form (Word format): Application Form – 2021 Sr. Women’s Friendship Tour to the USA

Sport PEI offering 2 $1000 scholarships in memory of Paul Trainor. Deadline: May 20

Sport PEI is offering two $1000 scholarships, in memory of Paul Trainor, available to PEI high school students attending UPEI or Holland College.

Paul Trainor was a graduate of Colonel Gray High School, the University of Prince Edward Island, Saint Mary’s University and the Atlantic Police Academy at Holland College.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria
• Must be graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;
• Must be attending UPEI or Holland College;
• Have demonstrated an outstanding sports attitude;
• Have demonstrated a financial need;
• Have maintained an average of 65% or above;
• Must be entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full-time student.

Deadline to apply is May 20, 2021

Click here to apply.

2021 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship starts Friday in Calgary (Curling Canada

More than a year after a crushing disappointment, Kerri Einarson and her team from Gimli, Man., will get its long-awaited chance to represent Canada as the 2021 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by BKT Tires, gets underway Friday at WinSport … Continue reading

Synergy once again offering off-season training program for curlers of all ages, starting May 10

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition, 141 Mount Edward Road Charlottetown, is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers. All ages are welcome. The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work with your level of fitness … Continue reading

Rocks & Rings Ignites a Passion for Curling (Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings)

Most athletes can pinpoint a time when they fell in love with their craft. When something about a sport connected with them on a level that started growing their love for it. The day they committed to pursuing their passion … Continue reading

P.E.I’.s Marilyn Sutherland worked hard to advance all aspects of curling, especially coaching (Saltwire)

(by Jason Simmonds) Marilyn Sutherland’s focus and goals never changed. Sutherland constantly worked towards increasing knowledge and improving different areas of curling on Prince Edward Island.“She was very interested in getting kids into curling and growing the sport,” said former … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Club holding Yard Sale on Saturday April 24

The Charlottetown Curling Club is holding a Yard Sale on Saturday, April 24th from 2- 6 pm. There are a variety of items for sale, from Christmas decorations, furniture, home decorations, kitchen supplies, chairs, stools, artwork, etc. The bar will … Continue reading

Former Silver Fox curler designs broom to honour civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond (CBC)

Curler Andrew Paris, who is originally from Summerside PEI, says the broom tells a story of Black history in Canada. He tells the CBC’s Colleen Jones about it from the ice. Andrew Paris is a Nova Scotia curler, coach and … Continue reading

Marie Toole remembered for contributions to all aspects of curling in P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame inductee dies at 94 (Saltwire Media)

Marie Toole’s influence on curling in Canada’s smallest province extended to all aspects of the sport. Toole, who died in Charlottetown recently at the age of 94, is remembered for her success on the ice and a willingness to help grow … Continue reading

Reminder: Apr. 30 application deadline for Curling Canada-organized Atlantic Canada Senior Women’s Friendship Tour to the USA

A Senior Women’s curling tour to the Eastern US is being organized by Curling Canada and is planned for November 2021. The decision to hold or postpone will be made in June 2021. Anyone who applies and is chosen for … Continue reading

Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships application deadline is May 13

Sport PEI offers 4 $1000 Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement. Deadline to apply is Thursday May 13, 2021. The Sport PEI scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, AVIS … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame Member Marilyn Sutherland passes away at age 78

At the Prince Edward Home on Sunday, April 18, 2021 of Marilyn Ann Sutherland, age 78 years. Family and friends share consolations in Marilyn’s peaceful passing from this life. Marilyn was the daughter of the late Mary and Donald Sutherland, … Continue reading

2020-2021 curling season wraps up on PEI

Despite two suspensions of curling due to COVID-19 Circuit Breakers, many PEI curling facilities are reporting a successful season. Montague and Cornwall both added additional weeks and wrapped up activities Sunday with a skate on the ice.  Cornwall Little Rock … Continue reading

Sweden captures World Men’s Gold (Curling Canada)

Whenever Niklas Edin plays a world curling championship in Canada, chances are extremely good he’ll be taking a gold medal with him back to Sweden. Sweden’s Niklas Edin captured his record fifth World Men’s Curling Championship on Sunday in Calgary. … Continue reading

World Jr. Champ Lauren Lenentine, and Team Birt’s Michelle McQuaid – inspiring young PEI curlers!

During the Little Rock and Novice sessions on Sunday at the Cornwall Curling Club, World Junior Champion Lauren Lenentine joined the groups virtually from Manitoba, while Team Birt’s Michelle McQuaid joined in person to talk with the young curlers about … Continue reading

Playoff games set to resume at World Men’s Championship (Curling Canada)

After a complete event shutdown and extensive COVID testing regimen, the 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship has been given permission by Alberta Health to continue the competition. The championship was paused on Friday night after three positive (and asymptomatic) tests … Continue reading

Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships application deadline is May 13

Sport PEI offers 4 $1000 Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement. Deadline to apply is Thursday May 13, 2021. The Sport PEI scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, AVIS … Continue reading

Reminder: Apr. 30 application deadline for Curling Canada-organized Atlantic Canada Senior Women’s Friendship Tour to the USA

A Senior Women’s curling tour to the Eastern US is being organized by Curling Canada and is planned for November 2021. The decision to hold or postpone will be made in June 2021. Anyone who applies and is chosen for … Continue reading

Team Canada makes early Worlds playoff exit, and games on hold after positive tests (Curling Canada)

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF GAMES ON HOLD AFTER POSITIVE TESTS   We are aware of positive COVID-19 tests within the Calgary bubble at the World Men’s Curling Championship. In response to this local situation, the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada is following … Continue reading

Team Canada nails down berth in playoffs and 2022 Olympics (Curling Canada)

On a night when it was needed most, Team Canada delivered its most complete performance to date at the 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by New Holland. Thursday night at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic … Continue reading

Crapaud holding annual The Meltdown spiel Apr.16-18 with room for 6 more teams

The Crapaud Community Curling Club’s annual “The Meltdown” bonspiel is coming April 16 to 18. They have room for 6 more teams, with 10 teams already entered. Contact them on Facebook @CrapaudCurlingClub to register or call or text 902-213-7504. Deadline … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame inductee Marie Toole passes away at 94

Marie Toole, 1974 finalist skip at the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship and a six-time PEI women’s champ, as well as a three-time PEI Mixed champ and a 2008 inductee into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame, has passed away at … Continue reading

Curling club to replace existing rinks in Alberton and O’Leary being planned (CBC PEI)

Plans are in the works to construct a new, $5 million curling club in Mill River. This is a sketch of what the new curling club proposed for Mill River will look like. Applications for funding went in this week. … Continue reading

3rd Annual Kings County Cup ends in a tie!

The Montague Curling Club hosted the third annual Kings County Cup this weekend, with the Souris Curling Club, which curls weekly on arena ice at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex, taking on the host club. Montague won the competition the first … Continue reading

Curl PEI Canada Games age Doubles Dev’t Opportunity on Sat. April 10 has attracted 11 teams to-date, and is ON!

The curling season is coming to an end, but with the PEI Government Circuit Breakers, a number of Island curling clubs have decided to stay open a little longer than normal, which is providing Curl PEI with time to host … Continue reading

2021 BKT Tires and OK Tire World Men’s Ch’ship starts Friday in the Calgary Bubble (Curling Canada)

Action in the bubble in Calgary will be heating up again as the 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by New Holland, gets underway Friday morning at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park. Team Alberta, … Continue reading

Double victory on final day helps Team Dalton win U16 Development League

The U16 Development League, open to teams from all PEI Curling Clubs,  wrapped up for the season at the Cornwall Curling Club with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 27 The league got underway in early November, with 8 draws spread … Continue reading

Silver Fox sweeps Men’s, Charlottetown wins Women’s PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

The PEI Curling Club Championships wrapped up Sunday evening with the Silver Fox Curling Club team skipped by Darren Higgins going undefeated to win the Men’s title at the Montague Curling Club, while the Charlottetown Curling Club rink skipped by … Continue reading

Women’s and possibly Men’s PEI Curling Club Ch’ships to be decided Sunday evening

It’s down to one game, at 6 pm, in the PEI Women’s Curling Club Championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with the Charlottetown Curling Club rink skipped by Shelly Bradley, taking on the 2020 championship rink, skipped by Veronica … Continue reading

Womens playoff round, starting at 1:30, set, Silver Fox wins their 2nd men’s qualifier at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

Round robin play wrapped up with the Sunday morning draw at the PEI Women’s Curling Club Championship, being played at the Crapaud Community Curling Club with three teams all having 4-1 win loss records. No tiebreakers are needed as last … Continue reading

Silver Fox capture 1st Men’s Qualifier, 2020 Champs now only unbeaten women’s team at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

The 2021 PEI Curling Club Championships got underway on Friday, with the six women’s teams playing at the Crapaud Community Curling Club,  and the 9-team men’s event taking place in Montague. Silver Fox men (L-R): Jonathan Greenan, Tim Hockin, Darren … Continue reading

Silver Fox advance to 2 pm Men’s Qualifier, while Ch’town and 2020 champs are 2-0 in women’s round robin at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

The 2021 PEI Curling Club Championships got underway on Friday, with the six women’s teams playing at the Crapaud Community Curling Club,  and the 9-team men’s event taking place in Montague. Silver Fox men (L-R): Jonathan Greenan, Tim Hockin, Darren … Continue reading

Curling Club Ch’ships underway in Montague (Men) and Crapaud (Women)

The PEI Curling Club Championships kicked off with the 2 pm draw this afternoon, with the nine men’s teams competing in Montague and the six women’s teams playing in Crapaud. Here are some men’s lineup changes: For the Western team, … Continue reading

Doubles Delight: Einarson-Gushue capture Home Hardware Mixed Doubles Gold (Curling Canada)

They entered as two skips who were adjusting on the fly to the always evolving nuances and sweeping requirements of mixed doubles curling. Kerri Einarson, left, and Brad Gushue hug after winning gold at the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed … Continue reading

PEI Curling Club Ch’ships start 2 pm Friday in Montague and Crapaud, with winners advancing to Everest nationals in Nov.

The 2021 PEI Curling Club Championships are being held at the Crapaud Community Curling Club (Women) and the Montague Curling Club (Men), beginning Friday March 26 at 2 pm. Six women’s teams and a record nine men’s rinks have registered. … Continue reading

World Men’s Curling Ch’ship starts April 2 in the Calgary bubble and on TSN (World Curling Federation)

International curling returns with BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship 2021 in Calgary, Canada After a COVID-19 enforced break of more than a year, the World Curling Federation will stage its first championship of the 2020–2021 season. … Continue reading

Mixed Doubles: Einarson/Gushue vs. Schmiemann/Morris in 5pm AT semi, winner faces Sahadiak/Lott in 10pm final (Curling Canada)

They are only 10 games into their mixed doubles career as a team and Kerri Einarson and Brad Gushue have already notched a few accomplishments that many teams would love to have. Kerri Einarson and Brad Gushue celebrate after advancing … Continue reading

Video: Sahaidak and Lott eliminate defending champs Peterman and Gallant with perfect last rock draw (CBC)

Kadriana Sahaidak made a perfect draw to the button with her final stone as she and Colton Lott eliminated defending champions Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant 8-7 in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Canadian mixed doubles curling championships in Calgary. … Continue reading

Gallant/Peterman out, Gushue/Einarson in: Just 4 teams remain in chase for Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Gold (Curling Canada)

On what could be a marathon three-game day at the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty, Kerri Einarson and Brad Gushue were pleased to get off the ice early Wednesday at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic … Continue reading

Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships application deadline is May 13

Sport PEI offers 4 $1000 Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement. Deadline to apply is Thursday May 13, 2021. The Sport PEI scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, AVIS … Continue reading

Summerside siblings Lauren and Alex MacFadyen reflect on experience at national mixed doubles curling championship (Journal)

The opportunity to compete in the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian mixed doubles curling championship provided much more than wins and losses for two Summerside siblings. Siblings Lauren, left, and Alex MacFadyen of Summerside discuss strategy during the 2021 Home Hardware … Continue reading

Peterman/PEI’s Gallant advance as Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Quarter-Final Matchups set (Curling Canada)

Kadriana Sahaidak and Colton Lott need just one more medal to complete their collection, and they got off to a good start Tuesday night as the playoffs got underway at the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, presented by Nature’s … Continue reading

Curling Canada organizing Atlantic Canada Senior Women’s Friendship Tour to the US. Apply by April 30.

A Senior Women’s curling tour to the Eastern US is being organized by Curling Canada and is planned for November 2021. The decision to hold or postpone will be made in June 2021. Anyone who applies and is chosen for … Continue reading

COVID claims Milkcan bonspiel for second straight year (E. Graphic)

For the second straight season, the Montague Curling Club has had to cancel the long-running, closely contested Milkcan bonspiel. The Larry Richards rink was the winner of the annual Milkcan bonspiel in 2019, the last one held before the pandemic. … Continue reading

PEI’s MacFadyens end Canadian Mixed Doubles round robin play with win (Curling Canada)

PEI’s brother/sister duo of Alex and Lauren MacFadyen from the Silver Fox picked up a 7-6 win over Victoria BC’s Stephanie Jackson-Baier/Corey Chester duo in their final round-robin game on Monday night to end the round-robin with a 1-5 win-loss … Continue reading

PEI’s MacFadyens slip to 0-5, and finish round-robin play at 11:30 pm; Peterman/Gallant are TSN Feature Game at 11:30 am at the Canadian Mixed Doubles

With one round-robin game left,  PEI’s sister and brother team of Lauren and Alex MacFadyen are still looking for their first win at the Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship in the Calgary Bubble, going to 0-5 after a 7-1 … Continue reading

Defending champs Peterman and PEI’s Gallant take control of their pool at Home Hardware Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

A smile from Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant can tell a couple of thousand words. But to put it more succinctly for the competition, it means they’ve found their groove at the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, presented by … Continue reading

MacFadyens drop to 0-4 after loss to Briane Meilleur and Mark Nichols at Home Hardware Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

Birchard-Schneider rebound from first loss to keep playoff hopes alive Sweeping ability, strategy, draw weight, knowledge of angles — all are valuable assets in mixed doubles curling. And you can add “short memory” to that list, because in mixed doubles … Continue reading

ICYMI: Charlottetown Curling Club votes to sell location (CBC)

The Charlottetown Curling Club is selling its current location and hoping to find a new one. The Charlottetown Curling Club is for sale and members are looking for a new home. (Nicola MacLeod/CBC photo) The club on Euston Street held a … Continue reading

Cornwall town, curling club rebranding the club in honour of World Champ Lauren Lenentine

  The Town of Cornwall and the Cornwall Curling Club held a special presentation on Friday, in which Club Member and World Junior Champion Lauren Lenentine was honoured by having the Club, housed in the Town-owned Cornwall Civic Centre, rebranded … Continue reading

Gallant (1-1) makes the “highlight reel”, MacFadyens drop to 0-3 at Home Hardware Mixed Doubles

The Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship continues Saturday in the Calgary bubble, with draws scheduled for 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Atlantic time. Team PEI (Curling Canada photos by Michael Burns) Team PEI’s … Continue reading

End of an era: Charlottetown Curling Club goes up for sale (Guardian)

The last rock has been thrown at the Charlottetown Curling Club. In a meeting on Thursday night, the membership voted and agreed to allow the board of directors to explore selling the building. Tyler Harris, president of the Charlottetown Curling … Continue reading

Draw and schedule set for PEI Curling Club Championships

The 2021 PEI Curling Club Championships are being held at the Crapaud  Community Curling Club (Women) and the Montague Curling Club (Men), beginning March 26, 2021. Six women’s teams and nine men’s rinks have registered.  The format is a round-robin … Continue reading

PEI’s MacFadyen siblings 0-2, Peterman/Gallant duo 0-1 after opening day at the Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles

In Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles action in the Calgary Bubble on Thursday, Team PEI (Lauren and Alex MacFadyen) lost their opener 10-6 to Nancy Martin / Tyrell Griffith and their late draw game 6-3 to Laura Walker / Kurt … Continue reading

Liverpool NS to host 2021 Home Hardware Curling Pre-Trials (Curling Canada)

A last chance at potential Olympic glory will be on the line when the 2021 Home Hardware Curling Pre-Trials are staged in October in Liverpool, N.S. Opening ceremony of the 2019 World Junior Curling Championship at Queens Place Emera Centre … Continue reading

Peterman/PEI’s Gallant to be TSN Feature Game in Canadian Mixed 11:30 am opening draw, PEI’s MacFadyens have 2 games today

The Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Curling Championships kick off this morning in the Calgary bubble, and the defending champion Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant duo will be the TSN Feature Game in the opening draw, when they take on Joanne … Continue reading

Team PEI Round Robin schedule at the Canadian Mixed Doubles

Here is the round-robin schedule for Team PEI, with siblings Lauren and Alex MacFadyen from the Silver Fox, at the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship starting Thursday in Calgary. PEI’s games are highlighted in darker green. Add one … Continue reading

Doubles in the Bubble: Home Hardware Mixed Doubles starts Thursday (Curling Canada)

Canada’s best female and male curlers will be under one roof for the first time this season when the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty, gets underway Thursday. Brett Gallant, right, and partner Jocelyn Peterman … Continue reading

ICYMI: 35 teams, including Team PEI (MacFadyen siblings) and Brett Gallant and his fiancée to compete in Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Ch’ship Mar. 18-25 (Curling Canada)

A record prize purse has produced an elite field for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty. Thirty-five teams will play for their share of the $150,000 that will be on the line from March … Continue reading

Bottcher leads Alberta to long-awaited Tim Hortons Brier gold (Curling Canada)

Coming into Sunday night’s gold-medal game at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, Brendan Bottcher’s Alberta team would have had every reason to be weighed down by recent history. Team Alberta, 2021 Tim Hortons Brier champions, from left, … Continue reading

All-Alberta Brier Final! (Curling Canada)

Brendan Bottcher’s Edmonton team will get another shot at Tim Hortons Brier gold. Team Alberta celebrates its semifinal victory over Saskatchewan at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns) After taking home silver medals from … Continue reading

Gushue and PEI’s Gallant both earn All-Star Honours at Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

CALGARY — The all-stars and Ross Harstone Award winners at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, were announced on Sunday at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, ALL-STARS (determined based on a combination of shooting percentages, … Continue reading

Defending champion Gushue, with PEI’s Gallant, out as teams determined for Tim Hortons Brier Sunday semi-final and final (Curling Canada)

There were many scenarios at play, with six of eight teams at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, still having a path to the playoffs going into the Saturday night draw. The most extreme scenario would have called … Continue reading

Koe eliminates Gunnlaugson/PEI’s Casey from playoffs to advance to Sunday Brier play. Gushue with Gallant doubles Howard (Curling Canada)

The playoff picture looks a bit clearer heading into Saturday night at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI.  Team Wild Card #2, skipped by Kevin Koe, will play on playoff Sunday at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier after … Continue reading

Roller-coaster Week for PEI’s Adam Casey (Journal)

It has been a roller-coaster week for Seven Mile Bay native Adam Casey and his Manitoba teammates at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier. Casey is playing the third position for the Jason Gunnlaugson-skipped rink out of the Morris Curling Club … Continue reading

Team Canada with PEI’s Gallant bounces back with win over Gunnlaugson, with Islander Casey, who “still have hope” at 6-4 (Curling Canada)

There wasn’t much to say on the way back to the hotel after Team Canada’s 7-2 loss to Northern Ontario’s Brad Jacobs earlier on Friday at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI. And the few words that were spoken, … Continue reading

Sport PEI Scholarships: application deadline is May 13

Sport PEI offers 4 $1000 Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement. Deadline to apply is Thursday May 13, 2021. The Sport PEI scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, AVIS … Continue reading

PEI ends Circuit Breaker measures a day early. Curling games can now resume Sat. at 8 am

  PEI’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced eased public health restrictions for Prince Edward Island, which go into effect at 8 am on Saturday March 13. Among other things, Organized recreation and team sports (including curling) … Continue reading

PEI’s Brett Gallant (Team Canada) and Adam Casey (Team Manitoba) advance to Tim Hortons Brier final eight (Curling Canada)

There will be no shortage of tension, intrigue and pressure shot-making as Championship Pool play begins on Friday at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI. Eight teams will begin the Championship Pool Friday at 2:30 p.m. (all times Eastern), … Continue reading

PEI ends Brier play with 1-7 record after loss to Ont., Sask. advances to Ch’ship Pool with win over NS (Curling Canada)

The on-ice perspective hasn’t changed for Saskatchewan skip Matt Dunstone. But the appreciation for the sport and seeing the big picture during a challenging year has provided the 25-year-old with some new insight at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented … Continue reading

Vote coming next week on future of Charlottetown Curling Club (CBC)

Members of the Charlottetown Curling Club will meet next week to vote on the future of the club, which has struggled over the last year because of problems with its ice-making equipment. Last October, curling at the club was delayed and eventually … Continue reading

Saskatchewan defeats P.E.I. 10-5 at Brier (Journal)

Saskatchewan scored three in the ninth end to defeat P.E.I. 10-5 Wednesday night at the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. Aaron Bartling (Alternate, left) and Tyler Smith from Team PEI (Curling Canada photo) The Matt Dunstone-skipped rink improved to 5-2 … Continue reading

Brier Wed. night: Epping beats Koe, PEI loses to Sask., Gushue beats NL (Curling Canada)

Timing is everything, and John Epping’s Ontario representatives at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, picked the right time to play their best game of the week. Epping’s Toronto team rolled to an impressive 9-3 win over Team Wild … Continue reading

Smith skips Team P.E.I. in Brier game vs. Team Canada (Guardian)

Team Canada may have defeated P.E.I. 8-4 at the Tim Hortons Brier on Wednesday, but the game was much closer than the final score indicates. Tyler Smith of Team P.E.I. yells instructions to his sweepers during Wednesday’s round-robin game against … Continue reading

PEI picks up 1st win at Brier, plays Team Canada with Islander Brett Gallant today (Journal)

The Eddie MacKenzie-skipped Team P.E.I. scored three in the ninth to defeat Nunavut 7-4 Tuesday for its first win of the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. Tyler Smith (left) and Eddie MacKenzie from Team PEI (Curling Canada photo) Nunavut, which … Continue reading

Curling or crokinole? New outdoor game at Tignish park fun for everyone (W. Prince Graphic)

Tignish’s recreation director isn’t sure what to call the new outdoor game at Bicentennial Park, apart from fun. “It’s kind of a weird game,” said Tina Richard. “We had seen the (outdoor) crokinole game that somebody had made, but didn’t … Continue reading

Brier: Team PEI picks up its 1st win, while Team Canada with PEI’s Gallant snaps losing streak (Curling Canada)

Just a reminder to those who were hitting a panic button over Team Canada losing two early games at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI — this is NOT unfamiliar territory for Brad Gushue and his team from … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Club’s future to be decided during March 18 membership meeting (Guardian)

The future of the Charlottetown Curling Club will be determined next week. The club is hosting a membership meeting Thursday, March 18, to hear recommendations from working groups. A vote will also be held. “It’s time for the membership to … Continue reading

P.E.I. plays Nunavut today at Brier (Guardian)

P.E.I. looks for its first win today at the Tim Hortons Brier. The Island champs play Nunavut’s Peter Mackey-skipped rink in a battle of 0-4 teams at 4:30 p.m. P.E.I., representing the Crapaud and Montague curling clubs, lost 11-7 to … Continue reading

Sask. gets by Gushue, NL picks up their 1st win, over PEI, Monday night at the Brier (Curling Canada)

Matt Dunstone and Team Saskatchewan are riding a wave of confidence at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI. Saskatchewan’s Team Dunstone draws to bite the button for the win against Team Canada (Curling Canada photo) The latest evidence was … Continue reading

Stratford Ontario to host first edition of new-look expanded field at 2022 Canadian U-21 championships (Curling Canada)

The Canadian Under-21 Junior Curling Championships are heading back to Stratford, Ont., it was announced today by Curling Canada. Stratford Rotary Complex The 2022 Canadian Under-21 Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships will be played from March 25-April 1 … Continue reading

P.E.I. poster campaign highlights barriers girls and women face in sports (CBC PEI)

A new poster has been released every Monday leading up to International Women’s Day. Sport P.E.I. has launched a new poster campaign called She’s Got It All, featuring five Island athletes talking about the barriers that girls and women face … Continue reading

“She’s Got it All:” PEI World Champion curler Lauren Lenentine featured on Sport PEI’s International Women’s Day poster

Happy International Women’s Day! On this special day, here is our final She’s Got It All poster, featuring Island curler Lauren Lenentine. She’s Got it All: Focus, intensity, and the expectation to downplay both while competing. Let’s change the game … Continue reading

PEI plays NL, Manitoba with PEI’s Casey takes on McEwen in Monday Tim Hortons Brier action

There are only two Monday draws at the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary, with Team Manitoba (2-0), which includes PEI’s Adam Casey taking on  Manitoba’s Mike McEwen and Team Wild Card 1 (2-1) at 4:30 pm Atlantic, while Team PEI, … Continue reading

Brier: Koe stays undefeated with win over Gushue with PEI’s Gallant, Team PEI loses to Quebec (Curling Canada)

Wild Card #2 third B.J. Neufeld got what he was expecting when he stepped onto the ice Sunday night against Canada’s Brad Gushue at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI. Neufeld, led by skip Kevin Koe, improved to … Continue reading