2017/2018 High Performance Program & Services Applications Now Available!
Director of High Performance, Pat Simmons, has developed an amazing opportunity for curling teams around the province with his revamped High Performance Program & Services. Applications and additional details can be found here. Any further questions please contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is June 15, 2017!
2017 New Holland Prairieland Curling Camp
New Holland replaces SaskEnergy as title sponsor for the event. Thank you New Holland and especially the 20 dealers across the province who gathered as one to help support our annual summer curling camp for the youth of Saskatchewan. The registration is now full, but waiting list spots are still available.
- Reminder for all registrants to please send in their medical forms.
- Celebrity curlers for this years event will consist of former national champions Pat Simmons (Week 1) & Laine Peters (Week 2).
- Any organizations or business’ willing to donate prizes for the youth at the camp at this years event are asked to contact the CURLSASK office!
2017 For the Love of Curling Scholarship Program
Thanks to the incredible generousity of the curling community, ten $1,000 scholarships are available again this year for young men and women pursuing their academic and athletic goals. As well, for the 2017 scholarship campaign only, there will be three additional scholarships — each worth $1,100 — made available to young female curlers, as a legacy of the remaining funds from the now-defunct Women’s World Curling Tour. Both of this past season’s Canadian junior champion skips are former recipients of the For the Love of Curling scholarships. Kristen Streifel, who won bronze for Canada at the 2017 World Juniors in Gangneung, South Korea, was awarded a scholarship in 2015 while Tyler Tardi, who lost a playoff tiebreaker in South Korea, was a recipient last year, as was his vice-skip Sterling Middleton. Another 2016 scholarship awardee, Maxime Blais, won a bronze medal with Northern Ontario at the 2017 Canadian Juniors in Victoria, while 2015 awardee Laura Masters also was a bronze-medalist at the 2017 Canadian Juniors with the Northern Ontario women’s team. All of the recipients were able to accomplish amazing things, on and off the ice. The support from curlers across Canada is what makes all the difference for these determined athletes as they strive to achieve their academic and curling dreams come true. We are very grateful to everyone who contribute to this program, as are the students!Please find attached the application and eligibility requirements to share with students in your province. If you would like to link from your site as well, you can direct people to http://www.curling.ca/foundation/youth-scholarships/#application for more information and the application process. The application deadline is June 30, 2017!
Curling Canada Competitor Travel Costs Review Summary
Curling Canada’s Business Model Review Committee has determined that covering 100% of all travel and accommodation costs for teams to attend Canadian Championship is no longer sustainable so they have implemented some changes. An explanation of the rationale is here:
For Saskatchewan, this will mean that an average of 80% to 85% of Team Saskatchewan’s travel costs will still be covered for the Canadian Juniors, Mixed, Seniors and Wheelchair events. The Scotties will remain unaffected, but support of the Brier will no longer include the costs for a 5th player. CURLSASK understands these reductions were necessary and is looking into other sources of funding such as out-of-province travel grants to be able to complement Curling Canada’s support of Team Saskatchewan for all of these events.
2018 Tim Hortons Brier Volunteers Needed!
The 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, being held in Regina at the Brandt Centre at Evraz Place, is still on the search for volunteers to fill the various positions that need to be filled! Please visit the following link for online registration: http://www.curling.ca/2018brier/volunteers/
CURLSASK Free Agent Listing
The newly developed Free Agent Listing allows players, teams & coaches to explore opportunities within the province of Saskatchewan! Please click here to view the Free Agent Listing, as many player profiles and teams in search for coaches are available to view! If you are interested in posting a player or team profile on the web page, please contact email@example.com or 306.780.9415!