Welcome to the 1st "Curling Day in Canada", an event celebrating curling across the country.
The Unionville Curling Club entered a contest and won the opportunity to "Host" the Brier Tankard (Trophy) and 2 past Canadian Brier Champions for the day (Saturday February 23). At the end of the day, TSN presented a live broadcast from our club (to the nation). (See TSN video below)
Events for the day included:
Take your photo with the Brier Tankard
Photo opportunities with Jeff and Nolan
Up Close & Personal Lounge Chat with Jeff and Nolan
Doubles against Jeff and Nolan ~ Raffle
Curling Day in Canada Broadcast on TSN
Jeff Stoughton is a three-time Brier champion (1996,1999, 2011) and two-time World champion (1996, 2011) as skip. He is one the most successful Manitoba skips in curling history, and one of the most successful players in Canadian curling history. He is currently the National Men's Coach and Program Manager for Curling Canada, as well as being the head coach of the Canadian Mixed Doubles National Team.
Nolan Thiessen is a three-time Tim Horton's Brier champion (2010, 2014, 2015) representing Alberta, and World curling champion (2010) and serves on the World Curling Federation Athlete Commission. He is currently a consultant with Curling Canada.
The following participated in a "Curling Day in Canada Doubles Game" with Jeff Stoughton & Nolan Thiessen
End 1: Samantha Elliott & Brendan Miehe
End 2: Michael Zuliani & Claire Hoover
End 3: Perry Curiston & Natalie Curiston
End 4: Matt Lowe & Sean McKeough
End 5: Jackie Hedges & Chris Hedges
End 6: Violet Guiler & Jeff Guiler
TSN Video - Click on image to view