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Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer Headed to Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame

Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer Headed to Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame

By Brian Schultz

Jennifer Jones
Manitoba, left to right, Shannon Birchard, Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen celebrate their win over the Wild Card team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Two Olympians and stars of Manitoba’s curling scene are being inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame.

Jennifer Jones and Jill Officer were among the names revealed Wednesday by Curl Manitoba. The two won gold for Canada with their rink at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

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Curling Carousel Spins Faster After Olympic Games with Major Changes for Teams

Curling Carousel Spins Faster After Olympic Games with Major Changes for Teams

By The Canadian Press

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Skip Mike McEwen throws in draw 14 against Kevin Koe at the 2013 Roar Of The Rings championship in Winnipeg on December 6, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Free agency among Canada’s top curling teams picked up steam with another team announcing changes Wednesday.

Mike McEwen’s team from Winnipeg announced on Facebook they will disband after 11 years at the conclusion of this season.

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Changes to Team Jennifer Jones as Officer Takes Backseat

Changes to Team Jennifer Jones as Officer Takes Backseat

Jennifer Jones
Manitoba, left to right, Shannon Birchard, Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen celebrate their win over the Wild Card team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG — Team Jennifer Jones will look a little different when they hit the curling rink for the 2018-19 season.

Longtime second Jill Officer has opted to step back from the sport and will remain with the Olympic-winning squad as an alternate.

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Manitoba Olympians Kaitlyn Lawes and Brigette Lacquette Return Home to Hero’s Welcome

Manitoba Olympians Kaitlyn Lawes and Brigette Lacquette Return Home to Hero’s Welcome

Kaitlyn Lawes - Brigette Lacquette
Gold medal curler Kaitlyn Lawes and women’s hockey silver medallist Brigette Lacquette arrive in Winnipeg from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Monday, February 26, 2018. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A hero’s welcome greeted Winnipeg curler Kaitlyn Lawes and Canadian women’s hockey player Brigette Lacquette on Monday night as they both returned from the Pyeongchang Winter Games with Olympic medals in tow.

Dozens of fans waving Canadian flags were on hand at James Richardson International Airport to see Lawes and Lacquette come down the escalator amid a bagpipe ceremony.

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Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes, John Morris Defeat Switzerland to Win Mixed Doubles Gold Medal

Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes, John Morris Defeat Switzerland to Win Mixed Doubles Gold Medal

By The Canadian Press

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Gold medal winners Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris of Canada celebrate during the victory ceremony after Curling Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Game on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

The first Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles curling goes to Canada.

Canada’s John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes beat defending world champions Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland 10-3 in the gold-medal game.

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Jennifer Jones Beats Kerri Einarson to Win Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Jennifer Jones Beats Kerri Einarson to Win Scotties Tournament of Hearts

By Emanuel Sequeira, The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Manitoba, left to right, Shannon Birchard, Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen celebrate their win over the Wild Card team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

PENTICTON, B.C. – Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones has won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts for the sixth time in her career, tying her with Colleen Jones of Nova Scotia for the all-time record.

Jones and her Manitoba rink beat Wild Card Kerri Einarson 8-6 on Sunday in the title draw at the Canadian women’s curling championship at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

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Ironman Bonspiel Raises $10K for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ironman Bonspiel Raises $10K for Heart and Stroke Foundation

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The Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel raises funds annually for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (BRITTANY WALL PHOTO)
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The 2018 Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel Champions “I Swept With Your Wife.” (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — A weekend curling tournament on the frozen Red and Assiniboine rivers near The Forks raised $10,982 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The 2018 Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel crowned team champions “I Swept With Your Wife,” led by Skip Brent Farguson with third Jack Lavalle, second Glen Henderson and lead Brian Melville.

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Manitoba Sweeping to Create International Curling Centre of Excellence

Manitoba Sweeping to Create International Curling Centre of Excellence

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Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg will sit on a committee tasked with recommending how Manitoba should establish an International Curling Centre of Excellence. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government glided closer Friday in hammering home the idea of developing an International Curling Centre of Excellence (ICCE).

During a news conference at the Granite Curling Club, Premier Brian Pallister announced the creation of a committee to make recommendations to the province on how best to establish a centre in Winnipeg.

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