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Chances of Olympic Return Slim at Best for Team Jacobs After Loss to Carruthers

Chances of Olympic Return Slim at Best for Team Jacobs After Loss to Carruthers

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

Brad Jacobs
Brad Jacobs (right) hugs teammate E.J. Harnden following the win over John Morris at the 2013 Roar of the Ring Olympic Curling Trials at MTS Centre on Sunday, December 8, 2013. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

OTTAWA – The chances of Brad Jacobs defending his title at the Winter Olympics are slim at best after another loss at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings.

Jacobs, from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., dropped a 9-5 decision to Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers on Thursday morning at the Olympic Trials.

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Team Mouat, Team Jones Claim Victory at the National Grand Slam

Team Mouat, Team Jones Claim Victory at the National Grand Slam

The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, looks down the ice during her draw 1 victory over Kelsey Rocque of Edmonton at the Canada Cup of curling in Brandon, Man., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns )

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones has another Grand Slam trophy to add to the collection.

Jones claimed her ninth career Grand Slam of Curling title on Sunday after edging out Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., 8-7 in the women’s final.

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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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