John & Tina Fanjoy, Sara Hales and Jen Sullivan are Curling for Cancer!
We are curling in November and NO we are not great, but it is so much fun that we decided to come back.
We do this event with our friends who lost their sister to Cancer. Her name was Suzie and in the last 20 years this even has become a huge win for the Cancer Society as it brings out so many friends, family and business associates!
The money raised will help Canada’s brightest researchers make groundbreaking discoveries, provide cancer patients with much-needed support services and ensure that other life-changing work is possible.
Your generosity will help the Canadian Cancer Society continue to make the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities across the country.
Make your donation online – it’s fast, secure and will reduce administrative costs so more of your support goes towards the fight against cancer.
Thank you from John, Tina, Jen and Sara! xo
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Weird Facts about Curling
Scottish immigrants brought the game "across the pond" in the 18th century. Since then the roaring game has amassed its fair share of amusing and interesting stories, facts and anecdotes:
The flamboyant curling character Paul Gowsell once ordered a pizza to ice level during a match, briefly earning him the nickname "Pizza Paul"
Legendary Brier journalist Cactus Jack Wells turned down a Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play job in order to continue covering the Brier and Winnipeg Blue Bomber games
In 1912, the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax served as a temporary morgue for recovered bodies in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster
In cashspiels, curlers win money, but in bonspiels, they win things like cars, T-bone steaks or new curling stones
Canada is said to be the only documented place where the iron curling "stone" was used
Before the 1988 Olympic Trials, the Canadian Curling Association informed the "The Wrench," Ed Werenich, that he would have to lose weight if he qualified for the Olympics
Canada invited Scotland to tour Canada in a curling tournament in 1858, but didn't end up making the overseas journey until 44 years later in 1902
Curling did not become an official Olympic sport until 1998 in Nagano
In 2009, NBC will host a curling reality show called Rockstar Curling to determine who will represent the United States at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
by NotTooAbrasive !!!!!!! on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 10:19 AM