CCA announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

One of the best players in curling history, and one of the game’s most prominent behind-the-scenes supporters comprise this year’s list of inductees to the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. Kevin Martin, a three-time Olympian who won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and silver in 2002 at Salt Lake City, will be joined…

Inside Junior Curling: Chasing the dream

Every year, junior curlers from Newfoundland and Labrador to Nunavut begin chasing their biggest junior curling dream with their eyes set on representing their province or territory at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships. Having spent my own junior curling career chasing this wild dream, I appreciate the time spent working towards your…

Coaches Award

Players and coaches participating in the 2014 Brosse Performance Provincial Championship were invited to elect two coaches  who best exemplified  high standards of Sportsmanship. Congratulations to our two winners and congratulations to all the coaches that ensure the development and progression of our juniors.  Coach- Junior Girls MARC-ANDRÉ GUÉNARD  Coach – Junior Boys DANIEL BÉDARD     …

Gifts for curling fans

Finding the perfect gift for somebody special can be a huge challenge. If that special someone happens to be curler look no further. Here are some great gift ideas to light up their eyes come Christmas morning. 1. A Curling Broom – When purchasing a broom there are basically two choices; hair or synthetic. For…

Business of curling

Finding revenue beyond membership fees is a concept that is sometimes forgotten when it comes to curling clubs. Corporate partnerships are great ways to find secondary sources of revenue, an opportunity that many clubs are missing out on. Most companies have a budget for advertising and for community support. A curling club partnership is an…

First Ambassador of the Year

Yves Morissette from the Desjardins Curling Club in Val d’Or received from the hands of Marco Ferraro, General Manager of Curling Québec, the first ever Méritas awarded to the “Ambassador of the Year”. Yves has done exemplary work throughout the season by ensuring that its members are kept abreast of all the activities and services offered…

Women’s and Men’s 2014 Provincial Championships

Press release For immediate release Suggested title: Tankard and Scotties Championships 2014 Val-d’Or: the countdown has begun VAL-D’OR (19 September 2013) – The Pavillon Desjardins Curling Club Sports Belvedere Val d’Or officially launched on Thursday, while the process leading to provincial curling Championships men “Tankard” and female “Scotties”, scheduled from 12 to 19 January 2014.…

Summer training for our top athletes

High Performance Camp A High Performance camp was held last weekend at the Glenmore curling centre in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. The CCA’s conditioning expert, Bob Comartin, evaluated the fitness level of our top teams and prepared a training program for them for the  upcoming season. Team coaches as well as Quebec’s Provincial Coach, Guy Gosselin, were also…

Val d’Or will host the 2014 Tankard and 2014 Scotties

VAL-D’OR (June 25th, 2013) – It is now official.  The Belvédère Sports Centre in Val- d’Or will be the host of the 2014 Women’s « Scotties » Provincial Curling Championships and the 2014 Men’s « Tankard » Provincial Championships from January 12th to the 19th, 2014.  Ten (10) men’s teams and eight (8) women’s team will be taking part in…