#50: September 11
It's been a tough year for Toronto curling as several dedicated facilities have shut their doors; not because of numbers but the clash of cultures between country club golf and curling members.
#49: June 3
For Regan Birr, fundraising for an illness that she has battled throughout her life is a personal mission. She's done amazing work as her charity efforts through curling have raised significant funding to fight this terrible disease.
#48: May 1
Former Presidental candidate and current Senator-elect Mitt Romney from Utah throws out the ceremonial first stone at the USA Arena Nationals... and looks like he was practicing ahead of time!
#47: April 2
CurlingZone founder Gerry Geurts's work in analytics began to gain traction with several successes over the last season, highlighted in this London Inc magazine article.
#46: December 14
Happened not long ago at the Boost National, but seems Team Brad Jacobs may have been saving the best shot of the year for the last event of their season.
#45: September 28
What a year for Grand Slam of Curling as we saw sold out crowds in Chatham, Conception Bay South and a strong showing in Truro! Sportsnet continues to make improvements to the Slams and this throw back is to Chatham where the Pinty's Pub was lit!
#44: March 25
For Jennifer Jones and Jill Officer, their partnership was one that lasted through the years. This great article by Melissa Martin delved a little deeper into that relationship.
#43: February 23
The Olympics certainly gave curling a bigger profile this year and even Mr. T got into the fun. From becoming a fan early in the games to calling Team Shuster ahead of the Gold Medal game, he showed his newfound love for the game!
#42: April 15
Jamie Sinclair and her team of Alex Carlson, Vicky Persinger and Monica Walker became the first American team to win a Grand Slam event, taking down the Players' Championship in Toronto!
#41: August 2
Started the 2018/19 season in Sapporo and the excitement from the first Olympic medal for Japan was building with more to come! The World Curling Tour will see a summer schedule take shape in Asia with the Hokkaido Bank event a significant stop!