Coaching Kids Curling

"Women In Curling" Summit & Okotoks Jr. Curling Academy With Atina Ford Johnston

March 28, 2021 Glenn Gabriel Season 1 Episode 47
Coaching Kids Curling
"Women In Curling" Summit & Okotoks Jr. Curling Academy With Atina Ford Johnston
Show Notes

Last January, Atina Ford Johnston and the Okotoks (Alta.) Curling Club were awarded a Gender Equity Award grant from Curling Canada. In this episode, we discuss the evolution of that idea from weekend curling camp to one-day provincial "Women In Curling" summit. We also discuss the youth curling program at Okotoks CC, including their competitive Junior Curling Academy.

Some of the topics we discuss include:
* How the Gender Equity grant idea changed from its initial proposal (2:25)
* The group of "strong women leaders" who are organizing the summit (10:05)
* How Atina got involved with the Okotoks junior curling program (13:09)
* Using "Google Classroom" for remote learning (17:10)
* Her belief in volunteering and "giving back to the sport of curling" (20:37)
* Her advice to fellow youth coaches and program organizers planning for a Fall return (22:11)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:
Okotoks Curling Club (Alta.) Web site
https://okotokscurling.com/
"Women In Curling" Alberta Summit (Sep 18/21) Web page
https://okotokscurling.com/eventPage.php/curling-summit
Atina's e-mail address: [email protected]

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Glenn Gabriel is an NCCP-certified curling coach who lives in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He has been the coordinator of the Little Rocks (U12) program at East York Curling Club in Toronto since 2011. If you have a question or feedback on the podcast, send us an e-mail at [email protected]

The intro and outro music is "Golden Sunrise (Instrumental Version)"
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/The_Wake_1790/JoshWoodward-TheWake-NoVox-10-GoldenSunrise

By Josh Woodward
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward

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