The recipients of the 2017 Curling Canada Foundation For The Love of Curling scholarships have been revealed.
A total of 13 young curlers have been given funding worth either CAD$1,000 (£617/$795/€676) or CAD$1,100 (£679/$874/€743) to help pay for their costs for studying at university and playing the sport during the 2017-2018 season.
The larger of the two amounts are grants with money from the now defunct Women’s World Curling Tour.
Curling Canada have awarded three of these out, with Krysta Burns, Sarah Daniels and Megan Smith all getting the money.
All the other 10 have been given the smaller amounts, which are gathered together through donations made by curling fans and supporters of the governing body in Canada.
They have been handed out to Nicholas Bissonnette, Kira Brunton, Donald DeWolfe, Rob Gordon, Sara Guy, Matthew Hall, Sarah Hoag, Matthew Manuel, Brooks Roche and Mackenzie Zacharias.
“We couldn’t be happier to see these young curlers rewarded for their hard work - on the ice, in the classroom and in their communities,” said Peter Inch, chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors and a member of the Selection Committee.
“There were so many deserving recipients, and it made for some difficult decisions.
“At the same time, it was gratifying to see what kind of quality there is in the youth curling community; it fills me with optimism about the future of our sport.”