Thursday, April 09, 2009

Ford World Curling: Spring part I

by Katja Kiiskinen

MONCTON – Recent work days have consisted of taking pictures of an alien, a bird and four men in their underwear.

I need to keep reminding myself that this is a major curling competition.

“Spring is in the air... everywhere I look around...”

You can definitely tell we are heading towards the end of the curling season and here’s some proof of that... starting with Bernie.

You know how birds migrate back home from the south at this time of year? Well, in addition to our curling-stone-shaped mascot (named Skip, who was created by the WCF) we have our own Bernie the Birdie (TCN photo courtesy Tomi Rantamäki).

This little one felt the good spring vibes of our tournament and decided to settle inside the rink. Bernie most often stays close to the ceiling, but whenever the more inexperienced curlers are struggling with tactics – such as Kevin Martin or David Murdoch – or the cameramen are about doze off, Bernie lands on the ice to cheer everyone up.

Parts II and III coming soon!

2 comments:

Timothy said...

has birdie left any "extra pebbling"?

Duchess of Portugal said...

LOL...Not that I have seen...;)