Rural Alberta school students are getting the chance to learn elite curling tips from two time Canadian Women’s Champion Heather Nedohin in a special Learn to Curl clinic at the Two Hills Curling Club on February 21, 2019.

The Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops Ltd. and the County of Two Hills Gas Utility have teamed up with Heather Nedohin as part of a series of Learn to Curl clinics at select rural Alberta Curling Clubs. Two classes of students will be brought in from local schools and given a primer on curling from the former Scottie’s Tournament of Hearts Champion.

“Curling has long been a big part of the culture of rural Alberta. We want to ensure that excitement for the sport, and the development of healthy and active lifestyles continues to the next generation in our communities,” said Tom Kee, Executive Director of the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops Ltd.

“As a small town, farming kid being raised in Northern BC, the sport of curling was what we did as a family in the winter months. The excitement for the life long sport of curling starts with a great first experience and I look forward to sharing my expertise with our future stars,” said Heather Nedohin, Business Manager of the Sherwood Park Curling Club.

This is the fourth year that the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops Ltd. and its 80 Member Natural Gas Utilities have put on Learn to Curl clinics in rural Alberta communities in partnership with Nedohin. Nedohin rose to fame as the World Junior Curling Champion in 1996, and is a two-time bronze medalist in Women’s World Curling in 1998 and 2012. She also won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 1998 and 2012.

Media are invited to attend the Learn to Curl clinic. We would ask the media to attend around 11:30 a.m. to see the students on the ice, and then stay for lunch when Nedohin will be available for questions.

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