It was common knowledge that prior to the Olympic Trials in December our team had agreed that if we didn’t win the 2009 Trials we were going our separate ways at the end of the season. That decision wasn’t about any team dynamic issues but rather more about our personal lives and how much we had all put into curling in the four years leading up to the Trials. There were marriages coming up, discussions on babies, spouses that were getting tired of being single and jobs that needed our attention. What we didn’t discuss however, was what we were going to do if we won!
Our decision to continue to play was based on a variety of things. The first was the realization of what we would now be invited to next season – that got us pretty pumped! We get to play in the Canada Cup of Curling, Nov 30 to December 5th, in Medicine Hat, Alberta – which is an event we love. We also get to compete in The Continental Cup as part of Team North America, in St Albert Jan 13-17, 2011 – what fun! Next we have guaranteed a spot into our Alberta Scotties Provincials Jan 26-30, 2011 in Camrose and with a win there – we would get an all expense paid trip across Canada to my adopted home province, Prince Edward Island, Feb 19-27, 2011 where Charlotteown is hosting the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.