Gung Haggis Fat Curling: a new Olympic sport?

What happens when dragonboaters go curling, and wearing kilts?

The Scots may have invented the sport of curling, but Canadians dominate at the worlds.

At Simon Fraser University, we invented “Human Curling” for the SFU Gung Haggis Fat Choy Festival, organized by the SFU Recreation Department.

On October 25th, the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team went curling at Marpole Curling Centre.

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It was the last rock that I threw… and the closest anybody got to the centre mark – but it got knocked by the next rock!

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Karen, a rookie paddler, organized the curling event for the team.

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Here's a video of Nancy Smith demonstrating her excellent rock throwing technique.  Too bad our sweepers didn't start earlier.

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Wendy really enjoyed the curling.  She has paddled on the team for 4 years.

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Walter is from Peru, and this was his rookie season.  Debbie and Colleen joined the team last year.

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They said “don't touch the ice with your
hands or knees… or you will melt the
But they didn't say “don't wear a
This is a “skid/melt” mark made by my gluteous maximus!

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Gung Haggis Fat Curling

Gung Haggis Fat Curling

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