Kirk Muyres returning home to teach at curling camp

ST. GREGOR — The St. Gregor Curling Club is having professional curler Kirk Muyres in for a free lesson to interested members of the public.

The 29-year-old has represented Saskatchewan at the Brier (Canadian Championship) with his team in 2014, 2105, 2016, 2018 and 2019. In the mixed doubles format he won the 2018 Canadian Championship and 2018 World Bronze Medal.

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“We grew up in St. Gregor and it’s always nice to go back there once or twice a year and kind of experience things again,” Muyres said.

“For me to be able to go back and kind of teach people about curling, get the town excited about curling, get some of the kids excited about curling, and just getting the community out and enjoying the rink and community club out there – that was really the driving factor for me.”

Muyres’ roots in the local community go generations back, with his dad competing in the 1986 Brier.

“I actually grew across the street from the curling rink, and my great-grandfather ran the curling rink,” Muyres said “I wanted to carry on the tradition.”

The Curling Camp event will be open for anyone, even if they have never curled in their life.

“Essentially anyone can show up whether you’re an experienced curler or never curled before, come on out,” he said. “The main idea is just to enjoy the morning in a nice curling rink.”

The event is in the St. Gregor Curling Rink on Feb. 9 at 10 to 11 a.m. To sign up, call or text 306-231-4549 by Feb. 8.

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