Western rocks the Brier


By Communications Staff
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Western professor Tom Jenkyn (Department of Kinesiology, Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering) will share some of the secrets behind the Olympic success of Canada's curling teams, as the campus gathers to check out the Tim Hortons Brier.

Curling fans across the country are still buzzing over Canada’s two medals at the Vancouver Olympics, and many, including those at Western, are switching gears to follow the action at Canada’s national curling championship.
With London the host of 2011 Brier, Western will partner with the host committee to help plan special events leading up to next year’s championship.  
The first of these events, Western Rocks the Brier, is scheduled for Thursday (Mar. 11) at The Spoke in the University Community Centre, and gives fans a chance to watch this year’s Brier on the big screen as Jenkyn discusses his top-secret ‘Own the Podium’ sweeping research that helped Canada earn gold and silver medals.  
The evening will also include a salute to Western’s men’s and women’s curling teams, both of which will be competing at the national championships in Alberta from March 11-14.  
Things get underway at 5:30 p.m. with the first rock scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in games such as Wii curling along with trivia contests between ends. Admission to the event is free. To register, please email curling@uwo.ca.  

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