Friday, October 31, 2008

Movember Curling
















Movember, the month of moustaches, is back in full force. Curling men are asked to not shave for the entire month, beginning tomorrow, to show support for the fight against prostate cancer. BalancePlus chief – and the coach of Team Glenn Howard – is Mr. Scott Taylor, and he is the prime mover behind this campaign, which you can read about in the October 29 posting at the SWEEP! magazine site.

You may recall our promotion of this thing last year. And yes, that’s them Howards (photo above by Tae) after winning Brantford’s SunLife cashspiel last Movember. Wonderfully cheesy, and all for a great cause.

What else is going on, you ask?


• The 2010 “Olympic Brier” is bound for Halifax, and will be announced there next week. Another story is located here, and another here ...

• They’re looking for more Tim Hortons Brier volunteers in Calgary, stories here and here ...

• As yesterday’s post indicated, today is the last day for one kind of tickets to the Ford Worlds in Moncton and tomorrow launches another series of ticket packages ...

• Bismark, North Dakota will host the Brazil/USA Worlds challenge on January 30 to February 1. Background info located here ...

• The Chinese have left Canada and are in New Zealand, preparing for the Pacific Championships which start on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Aussies – who had a productive yet somewhat disappointing performance in Grand Forks – are looking for more success ...

• The new $1.5M curling centre in Midland, Michigan is ready to open, as ABC-12, WNEM TV and NBC-25 all show us. The debut opening is November 8 ...

• The A-division draw is up for the 2008 Le Gruy√®re European Curling Championships ...

• CONTEST ALERT: This one is for readers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Ontario, as the local blat if offering up six pairs of Event Passes to the first Capital One Grand Slam of the season, the Masters of Curling ...

Amy Nixon is on The Curling Show, and other recents have been KPark, B.C.’s Bob Ursel and everyone’s favourite, mrnn ...

• We are now 496 days away from Vancouver’s other major sports doo-dah, the Paralympic Winter Games ...

• 2002 Olympic bronze medallist and 2000 world champion skip Kelley Law surfaced last week, and as this story tells, she is content with her life away from the curling ice ...

Nerdsopolis has returned our recent shout-out: grazie ...

• The dark side of curling? Bring it on, baby! After all, this is the Halloween weekend ...

This Dutch blog likes the Women of Kurling and their Kalendar ...

• There may be hope for northern Ontario’s Rainy River club following their critical meeting last Friday ...

• California’s Wine Country Curling Club will learn its fate at a Vacaville city council meeting on November 11 ...

29 years of writing about local women’s curling? Wow ...

• Rookies tossed some “22kg stone thingys” at Fenton’s the other day ...

Don Gordon of Lake Cowichan, B.C. quotes a curling story in talking tough about supporting a local arena upgrade plan ...

• We have more curling tales from Schenectady, NY and also from Greg in Hollywood ...

• The site of the original “Callie” was set ablaze on Wednesday ...

• Melfort, SK needs an icemaker ...

• Kamloops city councillor Arjun Singh has blogged about a local curling club asking for funding ...

• Finally, we like this definition of curling posted by the Kalamazoo CC:

CURLING: The difference between a great winter and a crappy, not-enough-snow-to-really-ski winter!

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