Draw weight – Kevin Martin’s Olympic curling journey

Draw weight is the effort it takes for a curling rock to make it to the house.

  • Feb. 26, 2015 10:00 a.m.


Draw weight is the effort it takes for a curling rock to make it to the house – it can be compared to the effort it takes an athlete to get to the pinnacle of their sport.

The Fernie Museum and the Fernie Curling Club are pleased to host Canada’s premier Olympic curler Kevin Martin in Fernie as part of the museum’s “Road to the Olympics” program series.

The 2012 Vancouver Olympic gold medal winner will be the featured presenter at Draw Weight – Curling to the Olympics at the Fernie Curling Club on Saturday Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Banquet tickets are $50 per person and will include a gourmet buffet, celebratory toast, silent auction and presentation.

Martin will also be leading a curling clinic at the Fernie Curling Club that day from 1-2:30 p.m. The clinic is open to all curling abilities and costs $15 per student and $25 per adult.

For ticket information, contact The Fernie Museum at programs@ferniemuseum.com.

The Fernie Museum exhibit Olympic Spirit: Canada’s Sport Heroes is on display until March and features portraits of 12 Canadian Olympians, including Martin, who have led Canadian sports culture through the years.

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