The Heather is part of a network of curling associations and other clubs of interest, both locally as well as around the world. The following ‘links’ are meant as a resource to its members in keeping up with what’s happening in the ‘curling world’.
CurlManitoba believes that while our primary responsibility lies in serving Manitoba athletes, clubs and enthusiasts our knowledge, and skills can be a resource to Canadians and the world. We will assist athletes achieve personal excellence. We will support clubs to help ensure their long-term sustainability. We will grow the game through quality, innovative programs and services that retain current participants and attract new ones.
Canadian Curling Association www.curling.ca/
The primary area of administration and the most financially consuming of the CCA’s responsibilities are championships. On an annual basis, the Canadian Curling Association sanctions and conducts 8 national curling championship events. Approximately 15,000 competitive curlers from all provinces and territories enter play at the curling club level with the hopes of becoming one of the Canadian Champions crowned annually.
Canadian Championships www.curling.ca/championships/
Current Season (Location and Dates) for the Brier, Scotties, Juniors, Roar of the Rings, etc)
World Curling Federation http://www.worldcurling.org/home
The World Curling Federation is the world governing body of the Olympic Winter Sport of Curling and the Paralympic Winter Sport of Wheelchair Curling. Originally founded in 1966 as the International Curling Federation, the ICF changed its name to the World Curling Federation in 1991.
The History of Curling in Canada
Library and Archives Canada
Bonspiel! explores the history and cultural impact of curling from the sport’s mysterious 16th-century origins to the present day. The story of curling in Canada is interpreted under chronological themes that relate the history of curling to the playing surface of the game itself. All of the images and documents digitized for this site are available in the Gallery pages.