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It was Team Grandy (white and grey tops) against Team Reese-Hansen (black, and white/navy tops) in the women’s semifinal of the 2023 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship at the Chilliwack Curling Club on Saturday; Jan. 14; 2023. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Provincial championships of curling in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Curling Club hosted championships of both women’s and men’s curling

 

A rock slides down the sheet at the Men’s World Curling Championships in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Melvin Lee’s first invitation to curl with a diverse team of law students came more than two decades ago. Now, the avid curler has a wealth of experience under his belt. And he is trying to give a similar welcome to others who are underrepresented in the sport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

This Korean-Canadian curler wants to make the sport more diverse. Here’s how.

‘It’s not just enough to have that open door in your facility. You need to be vulnerable and reach out to those communities.’

 

An instructor at the Quesnel Curling Centre provides guidance on throwing a curling rock Tuesday, Oct. 4. Another open house and introductory curling clinic will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, starting at 7 p.m. (Tracey Roberts photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel Curling Club ready to rock a new season

The 2022-2023 season starts on Oct. 11

 

Canada Skip Brad Gushue prepares to deliver a stone against Sweden during a gold medal game at the World Men’s Curling Championships, Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Canada’s Gushue takes silver at world men’s curling championship, Sweden wins gold

Fourth straight world crown, sixth overall for Swedish skip Edin

Canada Skip Brad Gushue prepares to deliver a stone against Sweden during a gold medal game at the World Men’s Curling Championships, Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Toby Bruvold with Cassidy MacDougall during the women’s curling championships in Prince George (Submitted photo)

Fort St. James teen meets women’s curling hero Kerri Einarson

MacDougall said the event was “phenomenal” and she got emotional when Kerri Einarson joined in for a photo and gave her a jersey

Toby Bruvold with Cassidy MacDougall during the women’s curling championships in Prince George (Submitted photo)
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone while lead Briane Meilleur, left, and second Shannon Birchard prepare to sweep in the bronze medal game against Team Sweden at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Sunday, March 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle

Canada’s Einarson earns women’s world curling bronze in 8-7 extra-end win over Sweden

Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni won a record third straight world title

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone while lead Briane Meilleur, left, and second Shannon Birchard prepare to sweep in the bronze medal game against Team Sweden at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Sunday, March 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone against Team South Korea at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Saturday, March 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle

Canada’s Einarson loses women’s world curling semifinal 9-6 to South Korea

EunJung Kim will face Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni in Sunday’s final

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson throws a stone against Team South Korea at CN Centre during the Women’s World Curling in Prince George, B.C., on Saturday, March 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle
St. Patrick’s Day bonspiel “A” Event winners included skip Josh Blackmore, third Ray Blackmore, second Kyle Blackmore and lead Nolan Blackmore. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
St. Patrick’s Day bonspiel “A” Event winners included skip Josh Blackmore, third Ray Blackmore, second Kyle Blackmore and lead Nolan Blackmore. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Team Canada high fives after defeating the United States at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George on Thursday, March 24. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Team Canada skip relishing opportunity to return to Prince George for world’s

Kerri Einarson was set to represent her country in 2020, before COVID cancelled the tournament

Team Canada high fives after defeating the United States at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George on Thursday, March 24. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson yells instructions to her sweepers during a game against Team Sweden. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Team Canada moves to 5-2 at curling world championships in Prince George

The Kerri Einarson skipped team is in fourth on Wednesday, March 23 after defeating Sweden

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson yells instructions to her sweepers during a game against Team Sweden. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The CDC team sent two players to the Curl BC provincial mixed championships. Justin Nillson and Dave Needham competed at the event from March 11-13. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Child Development Centre team takes Quesnel Curling Club’s Sponsor League championship

The team needed to defeat Quesnel Scaffolding twice in a row to take home the title

The CDC team sent two players to the Curl BC provincial mixed championships. Justin Nillson and Dave Needham competed at the event from March 11-13. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
(Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Lorna Schley skipped team wins 61st Quesnel Ladies Wheel ‘N Spiel

16 teams played in the event, held at the Quesnel Curling Club from March 4 - 6

(Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A team in the Quesnel Curling Club’s Sponsor League is sponsored by Service Electric. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel curling sponsor league final has Child Development Centre facing Quesnel Scaffolding

The final game of the double elimination playoffs is set for March 16

A team in the Quesnel Curling Club’s Sponsor League is sponsored by Service Electric. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Brenda Ernst, Dana Johansen, Penni Yamamoto and Shari Needham will be competing at the BC Senior Women’s Curling Championships. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel curlers aiming high at provincial senior championships

The Brenda Ernst rink will be competing in Chilliwack later this month

Brenda Ernst, Dana Johansen, Penni Yamamoto and Shari Needham will be competing at the BC Senior Women’s Curling Championships. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Two players look for instruction from their skip while playing in the Mixed Bonspiel in Quesnel on Sunday, Feb. 20. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Curlers hit the ice in Quesnel for Valentine’s bonspiel

Teams competed in the event from Feb. 18 - 20 at the Quesnel Curling Centre

Two players look for instruction from their skip while playing in the Mixed Bonspiel in Quesnel on Sunday, Feb. 20. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Lake Country’s Mary-Anne Arsenault (from left), Kelowna’s Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons and fifth player Morgan Muise are off to an 0-2 start at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championships in Thunder Bay. (Curl BC photo)

B.C. champs looking for first win at Scotties

Kelowna Curling Club’s Mary-Anne Arsenault rink is off to 0-2 start, suffering pair of one-point defeats

Lake Country’s Mary-Anne Arsenault (from left), Kelowna’s Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons and fifth player Morgan Muise are off to an 0-2 start at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championships in Thunder Bay. (Curl BC photo)
The Bonspiel Schedule at the Quesnel Curling Centre has been adjusted due to COVID-19 rules. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Date set for re-scheduled Quesnel bonspiel

The Wheel N’ Spiel Ladies Bonspiel is tentatively set to go ahead on Feb. 25-27

The Bonspiel Schedule at the Quesnel Curling Centre has been adjusted due to COVID-19 rules. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Team Jacobs skip, Brad Jacobs encourages sweepers as a rock glides towards the rings during men’s final of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials against Team Gushue, in Saskatoon, Sask., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rick Elvin

Canada’s Olympic mixed doubles curling trials cancelled due to COVID-19

Canada is the defending Olympic champion in mixed double

Team Jacobs skip, Brad Jacobs encourages sweepers as a rock glides towards the rings during men’s final of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials against Team Gushue, in Saskatoon, Sask., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rick Elvin
Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada got into the win column with a pair of victories Sunday, Oct. 24, at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Beijing. The event is being held at the same venue that will host the sport at the 2022 Paralympics. (Team Canada Photo)

B.C. curler helps Canada win at World Wheelchair championships

Three-time world champ Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen scores wins over Switzerland and host China Sunday, Oct. 24

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada got into the win column with a pair of victories Sunday, Oct. 24, at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Beijing. The event is being held at the same venue that will host the sport at the 2022 Paralympics. (Team Canada Photo)
Quesnel Curling Centre manager Dave Plant drew rave reviews from Curl BC officials and curlers during the Curl BC Club Championships played in Quesnel earlier this October. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel curlers back in the hack for new season

The Ice Breakers Bonspiel is planned for Nov. 6/7

Quesnel Curling Centre manager Dave Plant drew rave reviews from Curl BC officials and curlers during the Curl BC Club Championships played in Quesnel earlier this October. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)