Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The day after Silver

"The day after the gold medal loss reminded us to cherish our achievement. We asked our driver to stop a Starbucks in Richmond. We were all in baseball hats and jeans – so we head into this Starbucks and place our order. While we were, the barista behind the counter making our drink begins to sing “O’Canada” as loud as you could imagine – all by herself. Then, one by one, customers started to join in - the people off the street joined in and sang the entirenational anthem to our team – we just stood there with tears in our eyes." –Cheryl Bernard

"Then someone else broke into song singing “ for they are jolly good curlers” which keep the tears coming. The same day we went to one of the medeia centres at Robson Square. While there, our liaison took us out on the public stage and introduces us to all the families that were there to celebrate the Olympics. We received a standing ovation, and all of us were once again reduces to ters. It was incredible touching." – Cori Bartel

"The Saturday after the medal games, we were still a little down from not winning the final when we when Starbucks to get a caffeine fix. The barista and staff recognized us and proceeded to song, “Oh Canada” and the costumers joined in, and we all started crying! This really picked us ip. Then we went on to Robson Square and we’re treated so wonderfully by all the people and the kids, it was great. This made us realize the accomplishments we did, and the fact that we had so many people behind us and that believed in ys and who were truly very happy for us. We had no idea that we had helped create a lot of interest for people who hadn’t watching much curling in their lives. And now they were telling us that they wanted to try and lay this game which we love! It was a phenomenal feeling!" -Carolyn Darbyshire.

"The morning after the final we had commitment to doing some media down at the media centre on Robson Square. I think that we were still all feeling exhausted and pretty blue, like we had disappointed everyone by losing the gold. We did some interviews and then we were asked if we could go out to the stage on the square to wave at the public. We said sure and out we went. Nothing could have prepared us for the outpouring of love we felt. There was so much cheering and well wishing. Everyone seemed so genuinely supportive and proud of us. People wanting to shake our hands, give us a high five, or taking picture of us with their kids. it was just so cathartic . I definitely felt like we WON the silver after leaving there." – Susan O’Connor.

You can read more about that story and Team Bernard's experiences at the Olympics from the chapter "From Lanigan to Wallstreet" in "Between the Sheet: the Silver Lining".

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fundraiser in Cold Lake

When Cheryl won a medal, she promised herself that she was going to make it worth it by helping great causes and giving back to her sport and she has been holding on to her words since then. She’ll be in Cold Lake Alberta on March 10th at the curling club for a Junior clinic and at the Lakeland Centre for FASD doing a Keynote fundraiser. Click on the ads below for more details. You can also visit or the Cold Lake Curling club website.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Promoting Serenity Oil

Cheryl Bernard has been endorsing Berry Natural Products “Serenity Oil” for a little while now and is quite happy with the results. On March 6th and 7th, she’ll be at the following Sangster stores in Saskatoon to promote the product :

- On March 6th from 10am to 12pm; Lawson Heights Mall
- On March 6th from 2 pm to 4 pm; Midtown Plaza
- On March 7th from 10 am to 12 am; Market Mall
- On March 7th from 2 pm to 4 pm; The Centre

On yeah, and that’s during the Briers, also held in Saskatoon.;)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DQ Fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network

In the beginning of March, during the Brier, Cheryl Bernard will be around Saskatoon for different events. Her first stop will be at the Stonebridge Dairy Queen from 5pm to 7pm on March 5th to raise money for the Children Miracle Network. If you are around the area then, don’t hesitate to stop by.

Monday, February 20, 2012

2 years ago...

A nice picture from Team Canada match against Team Japan. It was the second match of Team Bernard during the Olympics 2010 and they won 7-6 scoring a deuce on the 10 end. If you wish to read more about this match, visit those entries.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Would you like a little flashback in 1996 while we are watching the Tournament of hearts? The hair, the outfit, the broom, the different way to deliver, but even then, the curling was great.

And maybe you would like to take a look at past entries regarding the tournaments of hearts? Just go here!

Friday, February 17, 2012

How to be a better Curler

This weekend, the Scotties will start. We, fans of curling, will watch it, and that includes members of Team Bernard. As Cheryl says herself in a radio interview once, it does help improve your curling to watch some no matter your level.

Speaking of radio interview, Cheryl did a 3 parts interview “how to be a better curler” with CBC local radio station.

Here are the links of these interviews if you missed them when they first aired:

Part III - December 20th, 2011

Part II - November 22nd, 2011

Part I - October 7th, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Time Flies

It does, isn't it? And, We had to mention it right? Vancouver 2010, Moments we will never forget. On February 12th, Team Bernard entered the BC Place Stadium along with 206 Canadians Athletes and it is at that moment Cheryl Bernard really acknowledged that it was true: she is an Olympian. On her book, "Between the Sheets: the Silver Lining", the Silver Medal Team, composed of Cori Bartel, Carolyn Darbyshire, Susan O’Connor and Cheryl Bernard shared their incredible experience.

Visit past entries to remember these Olympics games through pictures, articles, scores, videos and more. I do have some hidden goodies on my treasure box so, during the next 2 weeks, I am gonna add some of those, starting with some from the first match, against Team Switzerland, skipped by Myrjam Ott.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Between The Sheets : The Silver Lining quote

Between the Sheets has been done in great collaboration with a lot of athletes and not just curlers. Here's a good one from Jan Betker, long time third of Team Schmirler, from the chapter “They don’t do complacency”.

This is Cheryl with Jan who met for a good cause during the miracle treat day on August 11th this summer.
You can buy the book on Team Bernard Website.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Between the Sheets : The Silver Lining

You may possess the book already, so comes with it some great reading. If you don’t have it yet, you may want to get your copy here but as you wait for it, here’s one of many great quotes you can find in it.

From the chapter “a delicate mix : developing team chemistry”.

Team chemistry deepens when players feel they are growing as human being because of their involvement with the team. Curling is a game and meant to be fun. However, high-performance curling is a game with more at stake because of the emotional investment made by each player. When someone makes an emotion investment or commitment to a competitive curling team, the intuitive hope is that other benefits will kick in. If a person sees growth in other areas if his life because of his involvement with a team, the loyalty towards each teammate will grow. Trust grows deeper, accountability is more natural and the willingness to encourage is more intentional.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Battle of the Sexes

An invitation from Cheryl herself - On March 28th in the Victoria Curling Classic Event. Be there if you can. Click here to see the virtual invitation.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A little chat with Berry Naturals

As you know, Berry Naturals has partnered with Cheryl. They sat down together talked a little about why she decided to endorsed the “serenity oil”. You can read the interview on Berry Natural website but I kept a copy below in case.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Guess When - answer

In the previous post, you had to guess which match of the Olympic the image came from . If you thought that it was against USA, you had guessed right. It was Cheryl's last rock in the second end, Team Bernard didn't have the hammer.

You might feel to go back in time and see some images and read about this 9-2 wins, go here. Here's another from that match against USA: Susan and Cheryl discussing their next move.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Guess when

While our Girls are busy practicing and doing their personal business, let’s have a little fun and post picture from the past. All you have to do is trying to guess from which match the pictures comes from.

Obviously from the Olympics, but gotta an idea which match? Answer in our next post.