CURLSASK has mixed emotions as we announce Dustin Mikush’s departure from CURLSASK to be the Manager of Youth and Program Development for Curling Canada.
Dustin will be next to impossible to replace as someone who eats, breathes and sleeps curling. He has been paramount in developing, promoting and enhancing all our youth programs. His most influential project was piloting Triples Curling in Saskatchewan, the first province to implement this new discipline. Through the success of this format, we know the future of youth curling is bright and we have Dustin to thank for all the time and effort that went into making this program a success, including finding SaskMilk as the Title sponsor of the U12 U15 Triples Cups.
In the last year, Dustin also focused his efforts on enhancing the Curling Centre experience. He called every single one of our over 120 curling centres, regained 20 new affiliated Member Centres, provided a much-needed Strategic Planning Club Webinar series, and organized the first ever Future of Curling Symposium presented by Nutrien.
Further to that, Dustin worked with Curling Canada on the new and improved Ice Technician Training program that has seen tremendous support and appreciation from more than 30 clubs already in the last two years.
Although we are sad to see Dustin move on, having him involved with Curling Canada will be tremendously beneficial to CURLSASK and he will be no stranger in our clubs and at our youth events. He will continue to focus on growing Triples Curling, coordinating the U15 RockFests & U18 Nationals, and supporting the alignment of Youth Development programs and initiatives on a National stage.
Thank you Dustin for all you have done and accomplished over the last 3 years.