The Daily Report

During the Senior Friendship Tour 2018, something was posted to the Daily Report each day.  One could also follow along on social media using #USWCASeniorFriendship2018 or @heartofcurling on Twitter.  Facebook was another tool used (button at the bottom of the page) to see what was new.  See the Daily Report page for information about their adventures.

The Application and Selection Process

To learn what is needed to apply for a Senior Friendship Tour and how participants are selected, please read the Application Process and Selection Plan document or talk to your club's USWCA Representative.  For the 2018 tour, Application forms had to be received by 11:59 pm, December 15, 2017 to be considered.  The participants were selected February 15, 2018 for the November 4 - 16, 2018 tour.  (Tour dates are subject to change.)  

2018 Friendship Tour

Canada hosted a Friendship Tour of 16 women curlers from the United States at a number of curling clubs in the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island).  The US women began and ended their adventure on November 4 through 16, 2018, flying in and out of Boston.  

Applicants were selected February 15, 2018 at the USWCA National Women's Bonspiel held at the Triangle Curling Club in Durham,  North Carolina. To be considered, the applicant had to be 50 years of age by May 1, 2018, have at least 3 years of curing experience by October 2018, and be a member of a club that had been with the USWCA for a minimum of three years leading up to and including the application year.     

Congratulations to those chosen to travel in the beautiful Maritime Provinces, pictured below.  A part of their story is reproduced here from the Spring 2019 Curling News:

Curlers hailing from Maine to Washington represented the United States in the 2018 USWCA - Canadian Senior Women's Friendship Tour, hosted by the Canadian Maritime Provinces.  The Tour began in Prince Edward Island at the Cornwall Curling Club, then continued into New Brunswick, and concluded with five games in Nova Scotia.  Each host club rolled out the red carpet, providing delicious local cuisine, drinks, and gifts.  Several clubs also invited local dignitaries to mingle and greet the Tour, including several women who visited and participated in the 1997 Friendship Tour in the United States.  Creative entertainment from the host clubs followed the games, as well as rousing singing from the Tour participants.  The Maritime Provinces do not lack in beauty and the Tour was fortunate to view many, including the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks, the Reversing Falls in St. John, the Historic UNESCO town of Lunenburg, the lighthouse at Peggy's cove, and Citadel Hill in Halifax.  The Tour concluded in Halifax where the women watched a Cashspiel in progress at the Halifax Curling Club and posed for a team picture with Brad Gushues's Newfoundland/Labrador team - a fun way to conclude the Tour.


Front row, kneeling, left to right - Debra Horn (Tour Captain), Anne Pryor, Jacalyn Stetina.

Middle row, left to right - Brenda Tait, Ruth Brown, Michelle Widen, Nadyne Krienke, Pat Davis, Joanne Docteur, Martha Naber.  

Back row,  left to right - Nancy Busby, Lucy Harr, Lynn Adams, Lee Alexander, Laura Heuer, Maryann Vermeulen.



Lee Alexander, Philadelphia Curling Club

Lucy Harr, Belfast Curling Club

Laura Heuer, Potomac Curling Club

Maryann Vermeulen, Plainfield Curling Club


Ruth Brown, Bowling Green Curling Club

Nancy Busby, Columbus Curling Club

Michele Falvey, Detroit Curling Club

Debra Horn, Mayfield Curling Club


Lynn Adams, Centerville Curling Club

Anne Pryor, Madison Curling Club

Jacalyn Stetina, Kettle Moraine Curling Club

Brenda Tait, Racine Curling Club


Pat Davis, Denver Curling Club

Joanne Docteur, Duluth Curling Club

Nadyne Krienke, Granite Curling Club

Michele Widen, Four Seasons Curling Club


First Alternate, Martha Naber, Albany Curling Club

Second Alternate, Susan Fleck, Circle City Curling Club


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