snacks on the go

It’s not always easy finding healthy snacks that you can devour when you’re on the go. When you’ve only got five minutes at the fifth end break, you want something fast, nutritious, and delicious. Enter my favourite top five healthy fifth end break snacks. They’re guilt free and will keep you going until the very last rock.


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  1. Gorp bars
    All Gorp bars contain 2 teaspoons of hemp seed and 1 teaspoon of omega 3 rich flax. Plus they’re an excellent source of fibre and iron.271157-bananas
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  2. Bananas
    Sweet and easy to take with you, bananas are a great source of healthy carbs and potassium.

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  3. Luna bars
    Luna bars are one of my favourites. With flavours like lemon zest, s’mores, and white chocolate macadamia, it tastes just like eating a chocolate bar—only it’s good for you too!

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  4. Special K Nourish Coconut Cranberry Almond Cereal
    With this deadly combo, you’ll want to eat more than a handful. Pack a cup of it in a plastic baggie, and you’ll have an easy, tasty snack waiting for you.

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  5. Hummus
    Grab some whole wheat crackers and you’ve got yourself a healthy, tasty snack on the go—just try not to eat the whole container at once.

quick 5 with carruthers


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Reid Carruthers is a Canadian curler. He skips his own team based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Carruthers has won the 2016 Canada Cup of Curling, 2017 WFG Continental Cup of Curling as part of Team North America, and the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. He is currently representing Canada at the 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta with Joanne Courtney.

KK: What did you and Joanne do to prepare for the Canadian mixed doubles in Saskatoon?

RC: We worked hard at trying to throw the same amount of rotation on draw shots. Unfortunately we couldn’t practice together so a lot of the communication was done over text.

KK: How many events have you played in together?

RC: The nationals was our third event together. The worlds will be our fourth event as a team.

KK: What was the mixed doubles national final like against Homan and Morris?

RC: The final was a very intense game. Both teams played very well and it could of gone either way. Anytime you play a team like Rachel Homan and John Morris you know that you will have to play well.

KK: You’ve both had a successful season on your own teams. How does that make you feel going into the Olympic year next season?

RC: Our focus is still on both of our men’s and women’s play but at the same time, if the Olympic trials don’t work out for our teams, we will be happy to compete in the mixed doubles. It also is another good reason to get myself into sweeping shape knowing there’s a good chance I will be sweeping next season!

KK: What do you plan on doing during the off season?

RC: Off season will consist of a lot of physical training. Continued work with our sports psychologist and some rest and relaxation.

stay comfy in style

If you’re like me, you like to be comfy. And you like being comfy especially after long workouts or games. Therefore, jeans and snug clothing? Not an option. That’s why I love looking for comfortable athletic wear that looks as good as it feels. Check out some of my favourite workout gear below! And stay comfy while you’re at it 😉


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High-waisted bathing suits are one of my favourite things about summer. Pick it up for $84 at lululemon.


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Old Navy has some of my favourite athletic wear. Grab this sweater for $16.00-$23.50.


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Navy is one of my favourite colours, and I love the design on the side of these leggings! They come in navy, green, black, and pink. Available at Old Navy for $31.00.


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Check out this hat from Calia by Carrie Underwood. It can go with almost any outfit and it’s only $25.

fuel up with the right food

One thing I’ve struggled with when I’m training or curling is what to eat and how much of it. At times, I’ll eat too much and feel way too full during competition. On the other end of the scale, I’ll be shaking in the middle of a game if I haven’t eaten enough—and that’s never good.

Enter the blueberry avocado banana smoothie. It’s the perfect amount of fuel to keep you going through any workout. Plus, it’s got a ton of nutrients. Sound too good to be true? Well, fortunately it’s not! So follow Erin Clarke’s recipe to smoothie success!

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memories in a snapshot

With school winding down, I find myself reflecting on one of the best weeks of my life. While I love school, I miss curling so much. The Scotties was an amazing experience, so I thought I’d share a few pictures inspired by throwback Thursday. Check them out below! All photos are by Andrew Klaver and Sean Kilpatrick.

Ps: here’s a link to a story my best friend Jess Korol wrote for The Projector! Enjoy!

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