Cheryl Bernard’s Peak Performance

Olympian Cheryl Bernard and a group of Canadian personalities are primed to deliver their peak performance as they make their final preparations to climb Africa’s highest mountain.World Vision’s 8-day #Kili4Kids expedition to help girls in crisis departs on June 12, World Day to End Child Labour. Preparations for the climb has been intense, requiring extensive training from all participants in order to conquer Mt. Kilimanjaro and help vulnerable children one step at a time. The funds raised for the #KiliClimb4Kids expedition will support World Vision’s work to help girls and women experiencing slave-like labour, early child marriage, sexual exploitation and violence.  Prior to the climb, the team will also be visiting communities in Tanzania to see how World Vision is empowering young girls who are forced into dirty, dangerous and degrading work. READ...

What In The Heck Have I Gotten Myself Into?

Winning an Olympic medal for Canada was one of my proudest moments. But the podium was just a pathway for changing children’s lives. When you accomplish a goal or a dream you have poured your life into, there are reminders of the lessons you have learned along the way. Probably the most surprising lesson? Is understanding the responsibilities that Olympic medal brings. It was never meant to be put into a glass case and admired. It was always meant to be shared to inspire someone to reach his or her potential in life. To motivate a high school athlete to give just a little more. To instill work ethic. To show a different path to youth involved in drugs. To inspire someone to reach a little higher. To speak for those that needs a voice. To give hope to a child fighting cancer. You play your entire career for the chance to compete at the Olympics, and then you get that chance and think: “What in the heck have I gotten myself into?” It’s something we don’t think about – we think about winning – but we never think about what our responsibilities are AFTER the win. We don’t realize who we may have inspired; who we may motivate. You don’t realize that you can now lend your name and make a difference? With winning comes responsibility (or at least I think it does) and 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...

Olympian Cheryl Bernard prepares for unforgettable journey

Olympic silver medalist Cheryl Bernard is gearing up for an epic trek. The curler is taking part in KiliClimb4Kids, an eight-day hike to reach the summit of Africa’s highest mountain to help end child slavery. For the Calgarian, it won’t be an easy journey, but her motivation is simple. “It could have been any one of us,” she said. “Especially when it’s children, I think it’s always heartbreaking to think of those kids; they didn’t chose that life and the stuff they have to go through. It makes me always want to speak out for people that don’t have a voice of their own.” READ...
Conquering Kilimanjaro to Defeat Child Slavery

Conquering Kilimanjaro to Defeat Child Slavery

Canadian celebrities join World Vision’s #KiliClimb4Kids to help girls in crisis MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (March 19, 2015) – To officially kick off the Kili Climb 4 Kids campaign, World Vision today announced the Canadian celebrities who will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in June to help end child slavery.  Joining Team World Vision on the 8-day climb in Tanzania to reach the summit of Africa’s highest mountain:   Cheryl Bernard – Cheryl is a 2010 0lympic silver medalist in curling. She is also a four-time Alberta women’s champion, TSN Skins finalist and has maintained a top 5 status on the World Curling Tour for many years.   Corey Vidal – Corey Vidal is a Canadian director, producer, actor, and full-time YouTuber. He has been producing YouTube videos since 2006 and has generated over 100 million views across his site.   JD Scott – Host for HGTV and Great American Country, radio personality, older and wiser brother of Drew & Jonathan Scott (also known as the Property Brothers).   Rick Campanelli – One of Canada’s most popular TV personalities, Campanelli is best known as “Rick the Temp”, a former MuchMusic VJ who now is seen nightly as the Co-Host for Entertainment Tonight Canada.   Each celeb is offering rewards to donors who help them reach the team’s overall goal of $150,000, including signed head shots, Twitter or Facebook shout outs, set tours, curling lessons, matching tattoos and more. The funds raised will provide support for girls and women experiencing exploitation through slave-like labour, early child marriage, sexual exploitation and violence.   Prior to the climb, the team will also be visiting communities in...

Former Competitors Cheryl Bernard and Dave Nedohin Settling in Behind the Camera

CALGARY – The most important team at the Brier, for some time now, has been the TSN team. Times are changing as the TV numbers continue to skyrocket and with a second channel of live coverage on the network’s new multi-platform coverage, the follow-up to TSN’s record numbers for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts has already been ballistic here. “Curling is the perfect sport to showcase the value of our multiple feeds and we are absolutely thrilled with the response we’ve received,” said TSN senior v-p of production Mark Milliere here Wednesday. “Curling fans are passionate and vocal and the response has been clear: they love having two feature matches to choose from on TSN and we are seeing this reflected in the numbers. READ...