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Kamloops curler receives $1,000 scholarship

Reigning BC Junior champion Erin Pincott has been named as a recipient of the 2015 Curling Canada Foundation Scholarship.

The 20-year-old, who plays third on Team Brown, is one of 10 young curlers from across the country to receive a scholarship.

Erin, who is currently studying  at Thompson Rivers University, was part of the team that won the Canadian Junior Championships in 2013 and took silver at the 2015 CIS / Curling Canada Championships.

The $1,000 scholarships are funded by Canadian curling donors and supporters and aim to help college and university students with their education and curling costs.

Speaking about becoming a scholar, Erin said: “I am very honoured to have received this award! I know there are many deserving student athletes from all over the country that applied so when I found out I would be one of the recipients I was very grateful.

“This scholarship will definitely alleviate some of the stress associated with working, going to school full-time and curling. It will allow me to focus more on my studies as well as my curling training.”

A total of 60 young curlers applied for a scholarship and the panel looked at both the applicant’s academic and curling achievements, as well as the commitment that they have shown to the sport through volunteering and coaching.

Kelowna to host 2016 CIS/Curling Canada Championships

Trips to the 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan, will be on the line when Canada’s best university curling teams gather in Kelowna, B.C., for the 2016 CIS/Curling Canada Canadian University Curling Championships.

The championships will be staged March 20-23 at the Kelowna Curling Club, it was announced jointly today by Curling Canada and Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

The winning teams in Kelowna will represent Canada at the 2017 Winter Universiade, scheduled for Jan. 28 to Feb. 8 in Almaty.

“We’re thrilled to see the CIS/Curling Canada championships return to British Columbia for the second time in four years,” said Graham Brown, who was named earlier this month the new chief executive officer of CIS. “The City of Kelowna has a long tradition of curling excellence and there is no doubt the organizing committee will offer our CIS student-athletes an unforgettable experience, especially with this year’s championship teams earning the opportunity to represent Canada at the 2017 Winter Universiade.”

It will be the ninth edition of the CIS/Curling Canada university nationals, and it will be the first time the event has been staged in Kelowna. It’s the second time the championships have been decided in B.C. after Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops hosted in 2013.

“We’re thrilled that the next generation of Canadian curling stars will be coming to Kelowna for the CIS/Curling Canada nationals,” said Peter Ellison, president of the Kelowna Curling Club. “We have a world-class facility that will allow these athletes to put on a great show, and the enthusiastic curling community of Kelowna will be in for a treat.”

At the 2015 CIS/Curling Canada championships, BC’s Team Brown, from Thompson Rivers University, took home the silver medal after losing a close game against Junior World Champion Kelsey Rocque’s University of Alberta team.

“University curling has continued to grow in Canada and we’re excited to see this event move to the Okanagan Valley,” said Pat Ray, Acting Chief Executive Officer for Curling Canada. “Considering what’s at stake in Kelowna, we’re expecting a wonderful display of curling from Canada’s best university players.”

(Article courtesy of Curling Canada)

Club Coach Youth workshop coming to Abbotsford

The Abbotsford Curling Club is going to be hosting a Club Coach Youth Workshop on Oct 3. The one-day workshop costs $50.00 + taxes

The philosophy of this workshop is to create a safe, fun and positive learning environment for kids. Participants will learn how to create an environment in which kids will have a positive learning experience while gaining basic curling skills.

This one-day workshop is ideal for parents and volunteers involved in club-based junior curling programs. Youth as young as 14 years of age may register for this workshop.
Learn about:

  • Running junior programs
  • Making ethical decisions
  • Emergency action plans
  • Volunteer recruitment & recognition
  • Basic technique, games, skills, activities and lots more

To register for this workshop please click here.

The deadline for registration is 11:45pm on Saturday, September 28.

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