Saturday, December 7, 2013

World Vision

World Vision hosted the “No Child for Sale” event on November 19th to educate MPs and government officials on the importance of protecting children from the worst forms of child labour. 32 MPs, 4 senators, and over 100 guests attended. A special thanks goes out to the Voices for Children community who sent over 1000 letters to local MPs encouraging them to attend.

 That article was took from the "voice for the world children" blog right here!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Road to the Roar

A heartbreaking loss that left us all speechless. They were so close for a moment, even that last rock was so close! Undeniable expression on Cheryl's face: Olympic's hope is over.... Great game thought, we can't deny that, it's just the result that hurts.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Road to the Roar ; in the playoffs

In the first match, Team Bernard was going against Team Webster; a 5-3 win in match that was played strategically. Webster is out and Bernard has one more win to buckle to make it to the playoffs ; mission accomplished in a brilliant 10-8 victory in which, let's be honest, Cheryl Bernard made incredible shoots in the tenth to force an extra. Team Bernard pulled out another rabbit out of the hat and won 10-8 and move to the playoffs against Team Sweeting.

It might be handy for those out of Canada to follow the match on ; oh well, in general, that's a lot better than following the live score. Thanks Allison for reminding me of it!

Next match tomorrow morning at 9am against Team Sweeting! Let's go Team Bernard!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Road to the Roar Update

Team Bernard had only one game today against Team Spencer and they found their way to victory again. Not sure that stats said it all but that win leave no doubt; Team Bernard can make it!  Next Match is tomorrow against Team Webster at 2.00pm.  GO TEAM BERNARD GO!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Road to the Road Update

Well, that wasn't the start we excepted, but now we have to live with it - and if a team can do it, it's Team Bernard. Ok, in short, Team Bernard lost their 2 games today. The first one started pretty bad with McCarville taking a 4-0 before the break. Then, Team Bernard started to play better and came back, but it was a little too late, falling short of a point ; Team Bernard 5 Team McCarville 6.

So, since you are playing the Road to the Road with 11 great teams, your next opponent is long time nemesis Shannon Kleibrink. If we dig a little, maybe we will find out that those 2 women have one of the longest rivalry in curling, but one thing for sure, that will be a great battle, too early for that kinf of battle if you ask me. Still, it was a better start, more consistent play but still not enough; they lost 5-6.

So you can guess that after such a day, Dennis needed a little something to relax after what it been through. Now, Team Bernard is in a precarious position as no more loss is allowed but if a team can make it, it's Team Bernard.  We gotta believe!!!

So ladies, go get a good night sleep and come back stronger for you next game. Oh, and opponent is going to be Spencer and the match is at 7pm tomorrow.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Getting Ready

Cheryl, Susan, Lori, Shannon, Carolyn and coach arrived in Kitchener. They will have an official training session tomorrow afternoon.  The road to the roar will be soon under way.  GO TEAM BERNARD GO!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Road to the Roar starts Tuesday

Dreams of representing Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will remain alive for the four teams that prevail at the Capital One Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, presented by Monsanto, beginning Tuesday at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium in Kitchener, Ont.

Team Bernard really worked hard to try to be one of these teams!  Team Bernard, you got a bunch of supporters right behind you that will cheer really hard.  GO TEAM BERNARD GO!!!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thanks Asham!!!

Team Bernard is ready for the Roar of the Rings pre-trial at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium in Kitchener, Ont. Asham contributed to that by sending the Team fresh and new brushes to have them sweep at their best.

Thanks Asham!

Friday, November 1, 2013

The road to the roar

"The time has finally arrived and we leave Sunday for Kitchener for the Road to the Roar". 

 The event begins Tuesday Nov 5, with our first game at 9am ET Wed Nov 6th! Its going to be an exciting week so follow us on Twitter & Facebook as our amazing webmaster, Val will keep you updated on our progress(plus we will include a few tweets from the team along the way). 

 TSN will be televising the weekend Championship Semi and Finals - Click here for TSN details. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, Dairy Queen Canada, Airdrie Dodge Jeep, Asham Curling Supplies, Sierra Sil and Priority Printing for their ongoing support of our team!" 

It is possible that you can't view it here so just follow the link to watch it on youtube.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Video Shooting

Cheryl was down at the Glencoe Curling Club with no other than John Morris for a video shooting. We will tell later why, but a lot of fun obviously.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Autumn gold update

What a great day of competition it was for Team Bernard, too bad they didn’t win their last match ... it was their third. First match was against Team Nielsen from Denmark and that was a great battle that ended 6-5 for Team Bernard as they scored a deuce to prevent an extra end.

Couple of hours later, they had the chance to get a rematch against the team that defeated them on their first match and this time, it was a different story. The 4th end was crucial, as Team Bernard scored 3 to get a lead that they kept till the end. Team Bernard 5 Team Auld 3.

 So, their last match was against Team Jones. You know Team Jones, very offensive and I’d say this match was different from what we would have thought but Jones got the best... Team Bernard losing 1-4.

It was the last tournament before the pre-trials which will start Tuesday, November 5th. I will be updating every step of the way and we hope that Team Bernard will be able to get one of the two remaining spot for the Olympic Trials in December. Till then, they will practice and do everything they can to make that happen.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Autumn gold update

The score doesn't represent how tight their match against Carey was. Team Bernard losses 5-9 but it was 5-6 heading to the 8th end and they had to give it all to try stealing the point to level up the match. The house ended up with a lot of traffic and Carey managed to have 3 rocks closer to the center. ¸

The day and the tournament were not over and they had to go against Team Holland; another tight battle but this time it ended on Team Bernard’s side. Next match is tomorrow morning at 9.00am (mt). Let’s go ladies.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Autumn Gold update

Tournament started abruptly with a 7-4 loss against Team Auld. A grueling fifth end as Team Bernard allowed their opponents to score 3 points. Sliding to the B event, Team Bernard certainly didn’t give up and hammered Kaufman with a 9-1 win. The next match is tomorrow 9.00am (mt) against Team Carey.

Let’s go Ladies.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Autumn Gold draw

The tournament starts tomorrow, Friday October 11th and Team Bernard’s first match is at 9.30am (mt) against Team Auld. It will certainly be an interesting match but the odds go for our ladies. Take a look at the draw for more info. You can also follow the live score here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Some words from the Team

Quick turn around from Vernon as we begin the Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Classic on Friday Oct 11th. Our first game is 9:30 am (MT) Friday morning! Follow the link here for the full draw details!

As a lead up the the Autumn Gold, Cheryl will be on BT Calgary Wed Oct 9, 2013 for the 8:20 am (MT) and 8:50 am segments. She will be giving their hosts some curling lessons and promoting the Autumn Gold event in our city and giving our sponsors a little "TV" exposure! 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. We hope to be playing in the final of this big event while you are enjoying your turkey dinners!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Prestige Hotels and Resorts Classic

Well, sometimes, there is just a little thing that change the momentum and once again, that little thing didn't go for Team Bernard. Both Teams were toe to toe but at the end, the american team managed to score 2 to get away with a great win ended Team Bernard tournament also.

There is one more tournament before the pre-trial and it's the Curlers Corner Autumn Gold in Calgary next week, and it all start this Friday, October 11th. Ladies, go get some precious momentum there!!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Prestige Hotels and Resorts Classic

First match of the day was a tough order as Team Bernard was going against Team Sweeting. It was a really tight match with only a few points scored and Cheryl was pretty happy to nail it on the last rock. Team Bernard 3 Team Sweeting 2. They keep it rolling in the B event and next match was against Team Ott. Despite a lead of 5-3, Cheryl and co. dropped this one 8-5. They will now slide to the C event and no more loss is affordable. Let's go ladies.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Prestige Hotels and Resorts Classic

It wasn't a bad start, but it just didn't end they way we would have wanted, as Potter steal the last end. Team Potter 5 Team Bernard 4. No need to panic yet as they continue their road on the B event and Team Bernard was back on the ice later today against Team Galusha of yellowknife and they were able to keep their rythm all match long. Team Bernard 6 team Galusha 3.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2013 Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic

Team Bernard first match is against Team Potter - Last time they met, it was a Brantford, Ontario, in 2011 and it didn't went well for Team Bernard so i am guessing they will be ready for this one. You can follow the livescore with us on the world curling tour website during the weekend. Let's go ladies!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Some words from the Team

We've had a couple great team training sessions and we are now ready for Vernon!   The team heads out tomorrow and our first game is 10 am (PT) - can't wait to get on the ice! 

Lori has been working hard with Priority Printing to create our team autograph cards, something we can hand out and thank our sponsors at the same time!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Shoot out update

When the day ended last night, Cheryl, Susan, Lori and Shannon knew that it would be a long day if they wanted to qualify for the playoffs; in the C event, they weren't allow to lose and they needed to win 3 matches in a row to make it there.

The first match went really and all points were result of steals. Team Bernard 5 Team Kaufman 0.  Second match was a tighter fight and we had to wait till the very last rock to be sure they would win this one.    Team Bernard 6 Team Brown 5. In third match, everything was possible but inches made the different for the team from Russia. Team Sidorova 4 Team Bernard 2. Let's say they were "this" close to make but the tournament is over for Team Bernard.

Now 2 weeks off - well, off is a big word as they are going to practice - but next tournament is the Prestige Hotels and Resorts Classic in Vernon, Bristish Columbia.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Shoot Out Update

In Curling, even a 4-1 lead is sometimes not enough. It was the kind of game that could have gone either way but there was always an inch or two that made the difference and not on the favor of Team Bernard this time. Credit to Team Game who never gave up and finally managed to score enough points to defeat Team Bernard 6-4.

So, Team Bernard had to go against Team Kleibrink later on to stay alive in the tournament, as they now are in the C event and no more loss is affordable. Good for us, good for them, they made it. They played a strong game in defeated Kleibrink 7-2. Next game is Saturday at 12.30 pm (mt). LET’S GO GIRL!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Shoot Out Update

The tournament started pretty well with a 5-3 victory against Team Whyte. They started strong, leading 4-0 at some points, then it got a little complicated but they regrouped quick enough to record a first one.

Later on, they were going against Team Sonnenberg and as it is always against them, it was another tight fight that they finally lost 4-3. Team Bernard will now compete in the B event and will play against Team Game.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Heading to Edmonton

Team Bernard Grand Cherokee is being filled with curling stuff and will be heading to Edmonton soon for the Shoot out. That’s not going to be easy, it’s a tough field filled with great teams as shows to draw posted Sunday. As a reminder, Cheryl and Co. are in the bottom part and will meet Team Whyte for their first game Thursday at 11.30 (MT). GO Team Bernard!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Calgary Curling Club WCT tournament

There were some great teams out there, so a great weekend to start the season. After managing to make it to the playoffs, Team Bernard wins the semi final against Team Kleibrink and the championship against Team Peterman. Way to go Girls!

A great start and it adds confidence for the next tournament, which happen to be next weekend at the Saville Community Sport Centre. The Edmonton Shoot out begins next Thursday, September 12th, 2013. Here's a preview of Team Bernard part of the draw.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The season begins...

... this Thursday. Team Bernard member will be competing in the Calgary Curling Club WCT event starting on September 6th till September 8th; hard to tell that the club was under water in a few months ago, great job guys!

Saturday, August 31, 2013


Team Bernard was in Edmonton a couple of weekend ago for an intense curling training. The pre-trial is a few months ago and they practice together as much as they can and don’t manage the effort.