Coaching Kids Curling

The Curling Canada Foundation With Brodie Bazinet

April 11, 2021 Glenn Gabriel Season 1 Episode 49
Coaching Kids Curling
The Curling Canada Foundation With Brodie Bazinet
Show Notes

You've likely heard of these youth curling programs: Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings, Hit Draw Tap, For The Love Of Curling Scholarship Program. But did you know that they're supported by the Curling Canada Foundation? In this episode, the Foundation's Manager, Brodie Bazinet, joins me to talk about the philanthropic program of Curling Canada and its support of youth curling across this country.

Some of the topics we discuss include:
* What is the Curling Canada Foundation and what is its mission? (1:19)
* Details of the "For The Love Of Curling" Scholarship Program (4:54)
* The first (and famous) curling event she attended in her new role as foundation manager (14:27)
* Being backstage right before the Brier final teams were introduced (15:29)
* Being a curling mom in Ottawa (17:09)
* How her son ended up playing in three bonspiels in his first curling season (18:43)
* What she learned about curling after four years in her role (20:33)
* Why sport isn't seen as "philanthropic" and why it's worth investing in (22:58)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:
Curling Canada Foundation Web site
https://www.curling.ca/foundation/
"Hit Draw Tap" Youth Skills Competition Web site
https://www.hitdrawtap.ca/
Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings elementary school program Web site
https://rocksandrings.com/
For The Love Of Curling Scholarship Program Web page
https://www.curling.ca/foundation/youth-scholarships/
Brodie'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

Licensed under CC BY 3.0
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