The Mayflower Curling Club, which was founded in 1905, since 1962 has been located at 3000 Monaghan Drive in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality in Halifax.
Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest of Canada's ten provinces, with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi), including Cape Breton and another 3,800 coastal islands. As of 2016, the population was 923,598. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-most-densely populated province, after Prince Edward Island, with 17.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (45/sq mi).
The club is one of the premier curling rinks in Nova Scotia, being home to the teams headed by Colleen Jones, Mark Dacey, Shawn Adams, and Heather Smith-Dacey. The club was host for the curling events during the 2011 Canada Winter Games.
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones, with each player throwing two. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.
Colleen P. Jones is a Canadian curler and television personality. She is best known as the skip of two women's world championship teams and six Tournament of Hearts Canadian women's championships, including an unprecedented four titles in a row and a record 138 wins as a skip. She also serves as a reporter and weather presenter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and as a curling commentator for NBC in the United States, particularly during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Mark Dacey is a Canadian curler originally from Saskatchewan. He was based at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In 1912 the club's then-premises on Agricola Street was used as a temporary morgue for the bodies of Titanic disaster victims recovered from the North Atlantic by the Halifax-based ship the CS Mackay-Bennett , as it was the only site in the city that was both sufficiently large and cold enough for the task.
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CS Mackay-Bennett was a cable repair ship registered in London, England, owned by the Commercial Cable Company. The ship is remembered for being the ship that recovered the majority of the bodies of the victims of the Titanic sinking.
Following the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the devastated Agricola Street rinks were rebuilt.
The Halifax Explosion was a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, which happened on the morning of 6 December 1917. The Norwegian vessel SS Imo collided with SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin, causing a large explosion on the French freighter, devastating the Richmond district of Halifax. Approximately 2,000 people were killed by the blast, debris, fires or collapsed buildings, and an estimated 9,000 others were injured. The blast was the largest man-made explosion at the time, releasing the equivalent energy of roughly 2.9 kilotons of TNT (12,000 GJ).
The 2010 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship was held Nov. 14-21, 2009 at the Burlington Golf and Country Club in Burlington, Ontario. Nova Scotia won its seventh Mixed title, and skip Mark Dacey won his second title with wife, Heather as his mate.
Andrew Gibson is a Canadian curler from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He currently plays lead for Shawn Adams.
The 2004 Nokia Brier was held from March 6 to 14 at Saskatchewan Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Nova Scotia team skipped by Mark Dacey defeated the Alberta team of Randy Ferbey in dramatic fashion in the final game played on March 14. Ferbey's team was attempting to become Canadian champion for the fourth consecutive year.
The Scotties Tournament of Hearts is the annual Canadian women's curling championship, sanctioned by Curling Canada, formerly called the Canadian Curling Association. The winner goes on to represent Canada at the women's world curling championships. Since 1985, the winner also gets to return to the following year's tournament as "Team Canada". It is formally known as the "Canadian Women's Curling Championship".
The 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian women's curling championship, was held at Mile One Stadium in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador from February 19 to 27, 2005. The tournament included 12 teams, one from each of Canada's provinces, one from Canada's territories and the defending champion Colleen Jones, whose team was known as Team Canada. Oddly, Jones' team is the only returning team from the 2004 Scott Tournament of Hearts as all other provincial champions lost in their playdowns. Colleen Jones, who had won the last four tournaments is joined by Cathy King who won the tournament in 1998. Also participating is 2002 Manitoba champion Jennifer Jones, 2001 Yukon/Northwest Territories champion Kerry Koe, 4-time Newfoundland champion Heather Strong, 2000 Nova Scotia champion Kay Zinck, 3-time Prince Edward Island champion skip Rebecca Jean MacPhee, 1996 Quebec champion second Brenda Nicholls, 1993 New Brunswick champion second Sandy Comeau as well as newcomers Kelly Scott of British Columbia, Jenn Hanna of Ontario and Stefanie Lawton of Saskatchewan.
Kim Kelly is a Canadian curler from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She currently throws skip stones for Colleen Jones, whom she has won five national championships and two world championships.
The 2002 Scott Tournament of Hearts Canadian women's national curling championship, was played Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. The defending champion, representing Team Canada, Colleen Jones and her rink from the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, Nova Scotia won her second straight Hearts.
Mary-Anne Arsenault is a Canadian curler from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a five-time Canadian Champion, and two-time World Curling Champion. Arsenault has skipped her own team since 2007.
Nancy Dale Delahunt is a Canadian curler from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Delahunt currently plays third for Colleen Jones.
The 2004 Continental Cup of Curling was held in Medicine Hat, Alberta from November 25 to 28. North America won its second title, defeating Team Europe 228-172.
Laine Peters [pronounced: LAY-nee] is a Canadian curler, from Calgary. Peters has played in 11 Tournament of Hearts and six World Championships.
The 2003 Continental Cup of Curling was held at Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario November 27–30. Europe won its first title, 208-179.
The 2011–12 curling season began in September 2011 and ended in April 2012.
Danielle Parsons is a Canadian curler from Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Teri Udle is a Canadian curler from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She plays lead for Jill Brothers.
Jennifer "Jenn" Baxter is a Canadian curler from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. She currently plays lead for Mary-Anne Arsenault out of the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax.
Heather Smith is a Canadian curler from Halifax, Nova Scotia. While married to Brier champion Mark Dacey, she was known as Heather Smith-Dacey.
The 2017 Nova Scotia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the provincial women's curling championship of Nova Scotia, was held from January 24 to 29 at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax. The winning Mary Mattatall team represented Nova Scotia at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Mary Mattatall is a Canadian curler from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Margaret "Marg" Cutcliffe is a Canadian curler from Fall River, Nova Scotia.
Jennifer "JC" Crouse is a Canadian curler from Timberlea, Nova Scotia. She currently plays third for Julie McEvoy out of the Halifax Curling Club in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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