Coaching Kids Curling

Getting Involved in Diversity & Inclusivity With Brittany Tran

May 16, 2021 Glenn Gabriel Season 1 Episode 54
Coaching Kids Curling
Getting Involved in Diversity & Inclusivity With Brittany Tran
Show Notes

Brittany Tran is a competitive curler from Alberta who recently participated in the 2021 Scotties and Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship in the Calgary "bubble." An Asian-Canadian, she decided last year to step up and help with Curling Canada's and Curling Alberta's Diversity and Inclusivity initiatives, including CC's new D&I digital resource guide.  In this episode, we talk about her early days of curling, what led her to get involved in D&I, and different ways for clubs and programs to encourage more BIPOC participation.

Some of the topics we discuss include:
* Getting involved in curling through her family (1:56)
* Learning about the sport alongside her Vietnamese father (3:51)
* Growing up in Red Deer, Alta. (6:30)
* Why she decided to get involved in Diversity & Inclusion (9:00)
* Why different formats to play the sport are good (15:53)
* Different ways to get BIPOC kids to try curling (19:44)
* Playing on a competitive team with other Asian-Canadians (23:43)
* Does she consider herself a role model for Asian-Canadians in curling? (24:35)
* What would she say to a young Asian-Canadian girl who wanted to try curling? (25:32)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:
Curling Canada Diversity & Inclusivity Web page (including Digital Resource Kit)
Brittany's e-mail address:
Brittany's IG: brittanyy_tran

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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

The intro and outro music is "Golden Sunrise (Instrumental Version)"

By Josh Woodward

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