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The 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. (Paul Rodgers photo)

Penticton selected as host for 2023 B.C. Mixed Curling Championships

The tournament will be played from Feb. 28 to March 5, 2023

 

Vernon Paralympian wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (right) was officially inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver Thursday, June 9, as a member of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (File photo)

Okanagan wheelchair curler draws spot in B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Sonja Gaudet of Vernon was originally elected in 2020 but officially inducted Thursday, June 9

 

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

 

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
Team Canada shows their appreciation to the crowd after defeating Sweden on Wednesday, March 24. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Team Canada skip relishing opportunity to return to Prince George for world championships

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

Team Canada shows their appreciation to the crowd after defeating Sweden on Wednesday, March 24. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Canada’s bronze final against Slovakia. (Angela Burger photo)

Bronze finish for North Okanagan’s wheelchair curling Paralympian

Ina Forrest adds a fourth medal to her impressive Paralympic resume

Canada’s bronze final against Slovakia. (Angela Burger photo)
Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada will play for a wheelchair curling medal at the Beijing Paralympics after a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Norway Thursday, March 9. (Angela Burger Photo)

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler playing for Paralympics medal

Ina Forrest and Team Canada qualify for final four in Beijing; Lumby’s Logan Leach has DNF in Para Alpine event

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada will play for a wheelchair curling medal at the Beijing Paralympics after a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Norway Thursday, March 9. (Angela Burger Photo)
Spallumcheen's Ina Forrest takes aim during a wheelchair curling round-robin match Tuesday, March 8, against South Korea at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. (Angela Burger Photo)

North Okanagan curler, Canada in mid-week Paralympic funk

Ina Forrest and Canadian wheelchair curling team in three-game losing slide at Beijing

Spallumcheen's Ina Forrest takes aim during a wheelchair curling round-robin match Tuesday, March 8, against South Korea at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. (Angela Burger Photo)
Dennis Thiessen (left) and Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen compete in the second session of the wheelchair curling round robin at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games on Saturday, March 5. Canada beat Switzerland 8-4. (Angela Burger/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

North Okanagan athletes in Beijing: Leach misses podium, curling team starts strong

Logan Leach places 9th in men’s downhill, Canadian curlers win first 2 matches

Dennis Thiessen (left) and Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen compete in the second session of the wheelchair curling round robin at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games on Saturday, March 5. Canada beat Switzerland 8-4. (Angela Burger/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm high school curlers vanquish older rinks to claim provincial title

Grade 9/10 Jackson Campus team defeats Grade 11/12 opponents in B.C. championships

Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)
Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest takes aim at a fourth Paralympics medal starting Friday, March 4, in Beijing. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler bears flag and seeks fourth Paralympics medal

Ina Forrest, a two-time gold- and bronze-medal winner for Canada, begins play Friday, March 4, at the 2022 Games

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest takes aim at a fourth Paralympics medal starting Friday, March 4, in Beijing. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Clarence “Clancey” Boettger in action at the Revelstoke Curling Club. This shot ended up inches away from the button. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

94 and still rock-ing: Revelstoke curler inspiring others with his longevity

Clarence Boettger is a former railroader, long-time athlete, hunter, fisherman and much more

Clarence “Clancey” Boettger in action at the Revelstoke Curling Club. This shot ended up inches away from the button. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
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)
Ina Forrest

Spallumcheen’s golden Paralympian Beijing bound in wheelchair curling

Multi-medallist Ina Forrest joins Team Canada at Winter Games

Ina Forrest
Lake Country’s Mary-Anne Arsenault (from left) and Kelowna’s Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons and fifth player Megan Muise won the B.C. women’s curling championship in Kamloops Sunday. The rink advances to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian championships Jan. 28 - Feb. 6 in Thunder Bay. (Curl BC photo)

Central Okanagan rink wins B.C. women’s curling title

Mary-Anne Arsenault heads to Canadian championships for 15th time after 8-6 win over Vancouver team in final

  • Jan 9, 2022
Lake Country’s Mary-Anne Arsenault (from left) and Kelowna’s Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons and fifth player Megan Muise won the B.C. women’s curling championship in Kamloops Sunday. The rink advances to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian championships Jan. 28 - Feb. 6 in Thunder Bay. (Curl BC photo)
Skip Tracy Fleury makes a shot during the wild card game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in February 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Kamloops to host 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts women’s curling championship

It will be the first time the city has hosted the tournament

Skip Tracy Fleury makes a shot during the wild card game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in February 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
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
In 1908, Summerland’s first curling rink was located on the community’s drinking water reservoir. The man with the bowler hat was Frank Osler. The Osler family is one of Canada’s most famous families. One of Frank Osler’s brothers was Sir William Osler, one of the world’s most esteemed medical doctors. Another brother, and Summerland land owner, was Sir Edmund Osler, national president of the Dominion Bank (later TD bank). Another brother was Britton Osler, a famous lawyer (Louis Riel trial). Another brother was Judge Fetherston Osler. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Curling in Summerland was once held outdoors

Drinking water reservoir was once used for curling

In 1908, Summerland’s first curling rink was located on the community’s drinking water reservoir. The man with the bowler hat was Frank Osler. The Osler family is one of Canada’s most famous families. One of Frank Osler’s brothers was Sir William Osler, one of the world’s most esteemed medical doctors. Another brother, and Summerland land owner, was Sir Edmund Osler, national president of the Dominion Bank (later TD bank). Another brother was Britton Osler, a famous lawyer (Louis Riel trial). Another brother was Judge Fetherston Osler. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kelowna quartet rakes in Cotter cash

Hannah Rempel rink wins 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at Vernon Curling Club

Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)