ASSINIBOIA - The 2022-2023 Corr Grain Community Rocks Curling Tour selected its three locations to host youth curling events this winter.
The mixed doubles team of Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres recently won bronze at the 2018 Worlds. These Community Rocks sessions will bring the team to a few local communities, sponsored by Corr Grain Systems Inc. This initiative is Laura and Kirk’s way of driving participation in the sport by visiting three communities across Saskatchewan and teaching youth about curling, sport, dedication, team-work and work ethic.
Numerous Curling clubs across the province expressed interest in hosting. The following locations were selected:
• Assiniboia Curling Club – Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 – 4 to 6:30 p.m.
• Gravelbourg Curling Club – Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 – 4 to 6:30 p.m.
• Stoughton Curling Club – Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 – 4 to 6:30 p.m.
The team hopes each selected community will rally around their events and encourage youth to learn about curling, skill development, but most importantly to grow confidence and have fun.
“We are super lucky to have sponsors that allow us to help promote and grow the sport that has given us so much. Since 2012, we have seen the commitment from companies like Corr Grain and we continue to grow it bigger,” said Kirk Muyres. “The special part of the tour for us is to not only growing the participation at the youth level, but also to teach kids about dedication and creating lasting levels of confidence in our future leaders and Olympic Athletes.”
“We are excited to partner with a great team as they promote healthy living and sport participation in our youth on the prairies,” said Brett Schmidt, CEO of Corr Grain Systems Inc. “We wanted to give back to our customers in rural communities and help grow future leaders of our province; this is an amazing way to do it and we are very excited.”
The Community Rocks scheduled tour dates are available online at www.walkermuyrescurling.com.