Knowing The Power of Perspective

Ashli Barrett/Lacombe Globe Friday, June 2, 2017 3:02:30 MDT PM Olympic silver medallist Cheryl Bernard delivers a keynote speech to hundred of students the Alberta Student Leadership Conference at Lacombe Composite High School on Tuesday morning. (Ashli...

Olympic curler shares her experience

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 06:00 am By: Simon DucatelOlympic medallist Cheryl Bernard shares on Wednesday, Dec. 4 a moment with Sundre Junior Curling Club member McKenzie McElhinney.Noel West/MVP Staff Despite retiring from professional curling following a silver medal win...

Participaction 150 Play List Launch

  I was honoured to be at the opening of the 2017 Participaction 150 Play List in Toronto this morning and promote one of Canada’s chosen sports, curling! To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday Participaction.ca created a list of the 150 most Canadian...

Sweep n Swing 2016

Retiring from the game I love was a difficult decision for many reasons.  Curling afforded me many fantastic opportunities I wouldn’t have otherwise had, and I knew I would be giving up some of those when I tossed my last competitive stone.  I’m thankful I was able to...

Out Of Retirement (for three weeks)

  Out of Retirement (for three weeks)  Cheryl Bernard Coming out of retirement (albeit briefly) reminded me again as to how tough it can be for teams who are on the road almost every second weekend over a nine-month period. That was one of the biggest reasons I...

Kili4Kids Day 1 – Begins at the Ketumbeine Project

Overview This day was all about why we were climbing Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for projects like the Ketumbeine ADP (Area Development Project). The main goal of this project which began in 2009 and is completed in 2024 is to contribute toward the...

Goodwill

One of my favourite things about being the Ambassador for Goodwill Industries of Alberta is all the magical finds at their retail stores. Recently I was captivated by Nicole Kennedy’s vintage candles…and upon further discussion with Nicole, found out that she...

For the Love of Africa

  As I write this I am on my way home from Tanzania and our incredible trip to climb Kilimanjaro to help raise awareness for kids that are forced into dirty and degrading jobs and not allowed  any sort of childhood. There is something magical about Africa that I...

To The Summit!

So in a few hours at midnite Sunday night we begin our ascent to the summit of Kilimanjaro for the kids. It’s a 7 hour climb in the dark with a total of 4250 ft gain in elevation to summit at sunrise and will feel incredible after 6 hard long days! It will...

Day 4!

We just finished day 4 and made it up to 15, 239 feet up to Lava Tower which was blown out of the top of the Kiki volcano! Day 4 is considered the toughest day other than summit night. I’m so very happy to see our entire group push through! All in good spirits!...

Why?

Incredible visit today at a World Vision village of the Maasai Tribe. This will motivate me to make it to the top of Kili! Our climb begins tomorrow!! You can also follow us on our climb starting June 16th via this GPS map  – https://share.delorme.com/Kili4KidsClimb...

Kili4Kids Begins!

You can also follow us on our climb starting June 16th via this GPS map  – https://share.delorme.com/Kili4KidsClimb Follow me on twitter @TeamBernard Hashtag to follow our journey on social media: #kiliclimb4kids Link to Donate To Our Climb...

Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

On June 16th I will begin an incredible journey to climb 19,500 feet to the top of Africa’s tallest mountain – Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – to make a difference Summiting Kilimanjaro will take every ounce of the determination I had at the Vancouver Olympic games, but it...

Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb

On June 16th I will begin an incredible journey to climb 19,500 feet to the top of Africa’s tallest mountain – Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – to make a difference. The vision for this climb is to help end girls living in crisis –which includes both child labor and...

Testing Limits

As we get closer to our June 16th climb date, and the media increases, I have been asked numerous questions about Kilimanjaro. I have done my homework. Kili is Africa’s tallest mountain. Temperatures range from 25C at the bottom to -20C at the top. On the climb to the...

How Much Do You Treasure Your Health?

At times, life gets so busy that we place a low priority on looking after ourselves. We’re too busy running around taking care of work, family, friends…and a whole bevy of other commitments. Over the years though, I’ve come to learn that taking care of my health...

Why Teams Are So Important?

At the age of 23, Cheryl Bernard started an insurance brokerage and propelled the agency to six million dollars in sales in just eleven years. At the age of 43, she helped Canada win a silver medal in curling at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. Passionate about...

Body,Heart and Mind

I have always had dreams and set goals in my life. I had dreamt half my life about competing at an Olympics, representing my country and winning a medal. So it was pretty incredible when that dream became reality. I think in the beginning we all pursue our dreams for...

What I Now Love!

I have come to love some strange things in my time training for this Scotiabank Marathon. Ice baths, IT stretches & Rolling, Sierra Sil joint formula, A day of rest, Yoga and my Massage Therapist, to name a few. Ice baths. They have been a necessary evil which I...

Olympic Training

As I was watching the Sochi Olympics and remembered back to our 2010 Olympic run and the lessons we had applied to manage the stress of playing for Canada, in Canada at one of our biggest Olympics ever. I will never forget our sports psychologist, Penny Werthner...

Go Big or Go Home!

Happy New Year! This is the year I will run my first marathon at 47 years of age and I am so proud that I can do it for World Vision, in Calgary at The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on June 1st. And I was delighted to be asked to sit as the Honorary Chair for this...

Where To Begin

Well its been a month since Alicia Pereira (Celebrity Ambassador Program Manage for World Vision) and I came up with the crazy idea to run the June 1st, Scotiabank Marathon in Calgary! And I have spent the month researching marathon training programs, looking at GPS...

BETWEEN THE SHEETS: THANKS COACH!

To our Coach, Dennis Balderston. Thank you for missing so many important family events for the team. Thank you to your family for letting us have so much of you all these years. Thank you for tapping us on the shoulder at the Patch to remind us it was ‘time to go”....

BETWEEN THE SHEETS: GET INVOLVED!

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” — Vincent van Gogh. I can’t believe it’s been over a year since the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. How time flies! Our entire team has stayed busy with old and new involvements. An as I said in an...

BETWEEN THE SHEETS: THE SILVER LINING

My talented author and friend Guy Scholz wrote this blog about the release of our new book. Enjoy! Between the Sheets: The Silver Lining “Between the Sheets is really a life-skills book using curling as the primary metaphor.” – George Karrys, owner/publisher, The...