Lorry Cann 1931-2021

August 13, 2021 update:

Donations in Lorry’s name can be made via Interac e-Transfer (no security question needed) to kaslocurling@gmail.com. Thank you so much to those who have asked about this!

Lorry at our Kaslo 125 Open House in 2018

The Kaslo Curling Club was saddened to hear of the passing of Lorry Cann, a lifetime club member, on July 22, 2021.

Lorry and his wife Rose, also a lifetime club member, were indispensable at the club for decades. Lorry dedicated several years to bringing along the next generation of curlers, and his name is on many of the trophies that line the club walls.

Even after Lorry stopped curling (and that wasn’t too long ago!), he and Rose would drop by the lounge to watch the occasional Friday night game, and they were sure to check out the Kaslo Bonspiel every January. It was always a joy to talk curling strategy with him, and his enthusiasm for the sport knew no bounds.

The Kaslo Curling Club owes a great debt to Lorry Cann for keeping the spirit of curling alive and strong in Kaslo for many years, and he will be missed.

Lorry supervises his sweepers circa 1975


Update Mar 25, 2021: World Mixed Doubles Championship dates confirmed.

With the reinstatement of the Women’s World Curling Championship (moved from Switzerland into the Calgary bubble), there will be curling to watch well into May!

The Canadian Men’s Championship (the “Brier”) starts tonight at 5:30 pm, shown live on TSN.   Games are also uploaded to the Curling Canada YouTube site a day or two later:  https://www.youtube.com/c/curlingcanada/videos.

Canadian championship games going back several years (Scotties, Brier, Juniors, Seniors, etc) can also be found under Curling Canada’s YouTube playlists:  https://www.youtube.com/c/curlingcanada/playlists

World championship games can be found under the World Curling Federation’s YouTube playlists:  https://www.youtube.com/c/WorldCurlingTV/playlists

There are also Mixed Doubles Championships and Grand Slam events coming up.

March 5 – 14: Canadian Men’s Championship (TSN, Curling Canada YouTube)

March 18 – 25: Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship (TSN, Curling Canada YouTube)

April 2 – 11: World Men’s Championship (TSN, World Curling Federation YouTube)

April 14 – 18: Champions Cup – Grand Slam event (Sportsnet, no archive )

April 20 – 25: Players’ Championship – Grand Slam event (Sportsnet, no archive)

April 30 – May 9: World Women’s Championship (TSN, World Curling Federation YouTube)

May 17 – 23: World Mixed Doubles Championship (TSN, World Curling Federation YouTube )

So you can snuggle in until long after the snow melts and watch curling!