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Skip Brad Gushue, wearing the Team Canada uniform since the 2006 Olympics, practising with the rest of his squad at the Coliseum in Edmonton, Friday, March 31, 2017.

Jones: Gushue relishes opportunity

The Bally Haly is Newfoundland’s oldest golf and curling club located on the edge of downtown St. John’s with a view of the Cabot Tower and the Atlantic Ocean.

Canada's Rachel Homan reacts after releasing a stone against Switzerland during the World Women's Curling Championship held in Beijing's Capital Gymnasium on Monday, March 20, 2017. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)

Homan rink improves to 5-0

Rachel Homan and her Canada rink gave themselves a major confidence boost Monday in their quest for gold at the women’s world curling championship, handing Switzerland its first loss to and taking sole possession of first place in the round-robin standings.

Manitoba skip Mike McEwen (left) follows as Matt Wozniak and Denni Neufeld (right) sweep against Northern Ontario in bronze medal action at the Tim Hortons Brier curling championship at Mile One Centre in St. John's on Sunday, March 12, 2017. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

Manitoba's McEwen wins bronze

Manitoba's Mike McEwen defeated Northern Ontario’s Brad Jacobs 7-5 in extra ends to win bronze at the Tim Hortons Brier on Sunday at Mile One Centre.

Thrilled with the Ontario win are Anne Collins, left, and fellow Orillia curlers Cathy Dickinson and Lynn Smith. SUBMITTED

Mini-vacation to cheer on the pros

Despite having watched both the Canadian men's and women's curling championships for years on television, I have never attended either the Scotties Tournament of Hearts or the Tim Hortons Brier in person.

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