Do Curlers Do It Best?

The Capital One Celebrity Curling Bonspiel was held at our Cricket Club on Saturday, June 5, 2010. Over $65k was raised for the SickKids Foundation.

Club curlers were joined by “Curling Celebrities” from across Canada including Brad Gushue, Glenn Howard and Randy Ferbey. Capital One also flew in Eve Muirhead from Scotland.

 Eve Muirhead

Just Jaws it Eve 

(Photo Credit: Anil Mungal, The Curling News) 

Those of you who do not spend Winters playing croquet in Florida will remember Eve as the 19-year old skip of the Scottish curling team in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the Silver medalist in the 2010 Women’s Curling World Championship.

Joy and I had arranged to meet some friends on the croquet courts in front of the clubhouse. While waiting for them we started a casual game while a number of curlers were relaxing in the sunshine on the patio.

To our surprise, a fellow curler brought Eve out in her stocking feet and asked if she could try croquet. Of course! Eve removed her second pair of socks and we set up a golf croquet match with Eve and I against Joy. Unfortunately, Joy was a poor hostess. She found her “A” game and beat Eve and me handily. The second game was called when Eve had to return to curling.

Eve is a multiple-sport athlete, and if Scotland would pay her to play croquet as they do for curling, she would be a future threat to many championship level players.

Submitted by: Georg Dej