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Jennifer Jones, Niklas Edin Take Home Titles at Players’ Championship

Jennifer Jones, Niklas Edin Take Home Titles at Players’ Championship

By The Canadian Press

Team Jennifer Jones
Team Jennifer Jones pose after winning the Players’ Championship in Toronto, Ont. on Sunday, April 16, 2017. (HANDOUT)

TORONTO – Make it six Players’ Championship titles for Jennifer Jones.

The Winnipeg skip downed Edmonton’s Val Sweeting 8-4 on Sunday to capture the Players’ Championship for the sixth time in her career.

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Manitoba’s Curling History Going Digital in Virtual Museum

Manitoba’s Curling History Going Digital in Virtual Museum

Women Curling

Manitoba’s curling history will live on in cyberspace with the creation of a virtual curling museum.

The Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. issued a request for proposals in mid-April for web developers to help them create the digitized collection.

The online museum will include a collection that would normally not be viewed by members of the public. Most recently, the museum showed off the British Consols trophy at the Viterra Championship in Selkirk.

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‘All-You-Can-Curl Buffet’ New Model for Heather Curling Club

‘All-You-Can-Curl Buffet’ New Model for Heather Curling Club

By Sarah Klein

Heather Curling Club
Heather Curling Club, 120 Youville Street (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The Heather Curling Club has changed the way it does business to better sustain itself as it enters its 100th year of operations.

Members will now pay a single, low, all-inclusive annual fee to join the club, which will enable them to enjoy unlimited curling in as many leagues as they wish at no additional cost.

“This is a drastic shift from the way curling clubs currently operate in the city,” said Michel Durand-Wood, the club’s treasurer.

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A Woman’s Right to Sweep: What You Can Learn from Co-Ed Curling

A Woman’s Right to Sweep: What You Can Learn from Co-Ed Curling

By RoseAnna Schick (@ras_creative)

Women Curling

Women in Manitoba celebrated a milestone anniversary this week – earning the vote 100 years ago. Indeed, we’ve come a long way, baby. Gender equality has been a long fought battle. Yet I’ve never really felt myself on the front lines.

While I’ve always believed in the cause, supported it, and undoubtedly benefited from it, I don’t feel like I’ve ever really championed it. And to be honest, I’m not sure why.

Maybe I feel like others are doing just fine leading the charge, and don’t really need my help. Maybe I just don’t want to bother, because if I don’t get involved, surely someone else will. Maybe I don’t want to be labeled a feminist, a word that carries mixed connotations in my mind. Regardless, I’ve always been grateful that many other women have been carrying the torch on behalf of all of us.

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Outdoor Curling Bonspiel Short on Teams

Outdoor Curling Bonspiel Short on Teams

Jodi Lee Kaemingk throws a rock during a previous Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel. (IRONMANCURLING.COM)
Jodi Lee Kaemingk throws a rock during a previous Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel. (IRONMANCURLING.COM)

WINNIPEG — Organizers of the 15th annual Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel are scrambling to sign up 30 teams by February 1.

The bonspiel is February 5-7 and this year’s goal is to have 88 teams competing.

Warm weather in early January had the event in jeopardy, but with the Red River Mutual Trail now open, everything is back on track.

Team registration is $160 each with proceeds going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. You can register online or by calling (204) 831-8816.

— Staff

Scotties Tournament Returning to Winnipeg in 2017

Scotties Tournament Returning to Winnipeg in 2017

By Brian Schultz

Jennifer Jones
Manitoba skip Jennifer Jones makes a shot during a morning draw against P.E.I. at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

The best in Manitoba women’s curling will be played in Winnipeg next year.

The Charleswood Curling Club will play host to the 2017 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Eric Coy Arena.

CurlManitoba executive director Craig Baker says details of the hosting agreement are still being ironed out, but the first big step in finding a venue has been secured.

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River Curling Bonspiel in Jeopardy This Winter

River Curling Bonspiel in Jeopardy This Winter

Curlers play in the 11th Annual Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel on the Assiniboine River on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at The Forks. The three-day tournament wraps up today with the final set for the rink behind the Granite Curling Club at 1:30 p.m. Net proceeds from the event support the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
Curlers play in the 11th Annual Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel on the Assiniboine River on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at The Forks. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Organizers of the Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel are meeting with officials from The Forks to map out alternative plans should the river ice remain unplayable this year.

Warm temperatures have hampered efforts for crews to begin crafting the popular river skating trail.

Event director Michael Thompson says the Red River is the ideal location for the event, allowing enough space to build a complete 10 full-sheet rink.

“Based on passed events, we are projecting the 2016 event to be our biggest yet, so we needed to accommodate for its size.”

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Brandon Chosen to Host 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup

Brandon has been chosen to host the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, determining who will represent Canada at the 2018 Olympics.

The tournament will be held November 30 to December 4 at Westman Communications Group Place at the Keystone Centre.

“Brandon has a rich curling history, and the bid package the city put in to host the Home Hardware Canada Cup made this an easy decision,” said Hugh Avery, chair of the Curling Canada Board of Governors.

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Viterra Signs On as Manitoba Curling Championship Sponsor

Viterra Signs On as Manitoba Curling Championship Sponsor

By Brian Schultz

Viterra ChampionshipThe Viterra Championship, as it will now be called, signal a new partnership between CurlManitoba and the Regina-based grain company.

The deal replaces Safeway as the title sponsor of the Manitoba Men’s Curling Championship for the next two years.

“Competitors and curling fans alike can look forward to the Viterra Championship with anticipation that our relationship with Viterra will help maintain and even enhance an already exceptional championship event,” said CurlManitoba executive director Craig Baker.

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Safeway Pulls Out as Provincial Curling Sponsor After 21 Years

Safeway Pulls Out as Provincial Curling Sponsor After 21 Years

Curl ManitobaAfter 21 years as the title sponsor of the Manitoba Men’s Provincial Curling Championship, Safeway will no longer be presenting the event.

CurlManitoba says the grocery chain did not renew its sponsorship for the upcoming season.

“Safeway has been an incredible supporter of our sport for over half a century, and we’re particularly grateful for their substantial support and leadership over the past two decades,” said CurlManitoba president Sam Antila.

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