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Olympic dreams will be on the line when many of Canada’s best curling teams gather in Liverpool, N.S., for the 2021 Home Hardware Pre-Trials, Oct. 26-31 at Queens Place Emera Centre.

Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams will be competing for the final two berths in each gender into the 2021 Tim Hortons Canadian Curling Trials, presented by AGI, Nov. 20-28 in Saskatoon, where Canada’s four-player teams for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will be determined.

Media will be admitted into the building for the 2021 Home Hardware Pre-Trials, but must, as per Curling Canada’s Mandatory Vaccine policy, provide proof of full vaccination administered no later than Oct. 12. This proof must be submittedin advance to by no later than Oct. 22. There will be absolutely no exceptions to this requirement.

Additionally, media will be required to wear masks in the building. Socially distanced interviews with players will be permitted. Where possible, phone/Zoom interviews can also be set up for media not in attendance.

To request media accreditation, CLICK HERE. The deadline for accreditation requests is Oct. 22; no requests received past that date will be considered.

Those requesting credentials must also email a high-resolution mugshot of themselves to

Media travelling from outside of Nova Scotia should be aware of entrance requirements, which can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

For accommodation options, media members can CLICK HERE.

Please note:On-ice photographers will be required to wear black clothing and shoes and restrict themselves to designated shooting areas during the games. There will be no exceptions to this guideline. CLICK HERE to review photography guidelines.

TSN/TSN2 (RDS2 in French), the exclusive television network for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide coverage of the closing weekend of the Home Hardware Pre-Trials. Early-round games will be shown on Curling Canada’s YouTube channel.

The following teams will be competing in Liverpool:


  • Team Sherry Anderson (Saskatoon)
  • Team Penny Barker (Moose Jaw, Sask.)
  • Team Suzanne Birt (Montague/Cornwall, P.E.I.)
  • Team Jill Brothers (Halifax)
  • Team Corryn Brown (Kamloops, B.C.)
  • Team Hollie Duncan (Woodstock, Ont.)
  • Team Kerry Galusha (Yellowknife)
  • Team Jacqueline Harrison (Dundas, Ont.)
  • Team Danielle Inglis (Mississauga, Ont.)
  • Team Krista McCarville (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
  • Team Jestyn Murphy (Mississauga, Ont.)
  • Team Beth Peterson (Winnipeg)
  • Team Darcy Robertson (Winnipeg)
  • Team Mackenzie Zacharias (Altona, Man.)


  • Team Jonathan Beuk (Formerly Team Scott McDonald; Kingston, Ont.)
  • Team Braden Calvert (Winnipeg)
  • Team Pat Ferris (Grimsby, Ont.)
  • Team Colton Flasch (Saskatoon)
  • Team Paul Flemming (formerly Team Jamie Murphy; Halifax)
  • Team Mike Fournier (Montreal)
  • Team Sean Grassie (Winnipeg)
  • Team Jason Gunnlaugson (Morris, Man.)
  • Team Jeremy Harty (Calgary)
  • Team Glenn Howard (Penetanguishene, Ont.)
  • Team Vincent Roberge (Etchemin, Que.)
  • Team Pat Simmons (Formerly Team Tanner Horgan; Winnipeg)
  • Team Karsten Sturmay (Edmonton)
  • Team Tyler Tardi (Langley, B.C.)


For further information:

Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
(403) 463-5500

Kyle Jahns
Manager, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 204-803-8221